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teamsilent13 said:

I hated Halo 4 and Halo 5's storyline. Spartan Ops was also a disaster. I thought Halo 4's storyline was just as bad as Halo 5 because of how stupid it was. It ended up making me hate Cortana and Chief and how they made their relationship way too important. Not to mention the ridiculous amounts of plotholes. Halo 5's storyline was almost more tolerable because basiacly nothing happened. It was very poorly written and did not greatly affect the universe, while Halo 4 was poorly written and greatly affected the franchise direction. Halo 5 campaign was explained at the end of the first level when Hasley basiacly tells you that Cortana is the villain. The rest of the campaign becomes predictable especially the AI governor character. I mean Halo 5 played better than Halo 4 although again felt like it lacked good setpieces and got worse as the campaign went on...I don't know really I disliked both. Halo Reach was far better in terms of gameplay than the 343 games, but I also did not like that campaign's story. However, to be fair Reach had a much better level direction and focus. I choose to forget 343 campaigns because frankly they don't come close to what Bungie gave us. I would gladly take Halo 2's cliffhanger ending or Halo 3's plotholes because you essentially get both with 343 at a much greater scale and worse result.

Cortnana and Chiefs relationship was made massive ay before 343. Particularly in the books. Its fine if you dont like that, but theres much more to the emotion of Masterchief, Cortana and Halsey than Bungie brought out. 343 have chosen to bring out much more about the UNSC, Oni, the Spartan program and the forerunners. All stuff Bungie didnt remotely touch on.

But these things were always there. After all depending on what you know about Halo Cortana is essentially Dr halseys personality in an AI. The only AI she did this with.

But like I said you dont have to lijke this part of Halo. But it existed as a major part of Halo way before 343.



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They shouldn't have relied so heavily on Halo's expanded universe for the reclaimer trilogy. I can't keep up with the story and I own every Halo game on every platform they have been released on, hopefully they can bring it together with Halo Wars 2 this year and I can then eat my words.

Halo 4 things were getting difficult to grasp... Halo 5 I had no idea what the hell was going on, I actually had to jump online and do some reading to work out what was happening and build some backstory with the characters that we were introduced.
Halo 4 though I actually enjoyed to a degree.

Halo 3 was the pinnacle in my eyes for the entire franchise story wise, it just brought everything together nicely, I will never forget the horrible cliff-hanger that was in Halo 2... You would think 343 wouldn't repeat the mistakes of the past... But they did.



Or more creative freedom without a locked time-frame before anticipated release. Nothing does more harm to a game then reconstructions on certain features, when the studio suddenly need to do 180s and replace those ideas with half-assed solutions to reach their publishers anticipated launch due for profitable timing.



 

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jason1637 said:
Halo 4 was amazing while i dont know what happened to Halo 5. I think they should just get rid of Reed and get a new guy to lead the writing team.

They had a bookwriter write the fourth installment and then they had the comic book writer write Halo 5... 



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    Pemalite said:
    They shouldn't have relied so heavily on Halo's expanded universe for the reclaimer trilogy. I can't keep up with the story and I own every Halo game on every platform they have been released on, hopefully they can bring it together with Halo Wars 2 this year and I can then eat my words.

    Halo 4 things were getting difficult to grasp... Halo 5 I had no idea what the hell was going on, I actually had to jump online and do some reading to work out what was happening and build some backstory with the characters that we were introduced.
    Halo 4 though I actually enjoyed to a degree.

    Halo 3 was the pinnacle in my eyes for the entire franchise story wise, it just brought everything together nicely, I will never forget the horrible cliff-hanger that was in Halo 2... You would think 343 wouldn't repeat the mistakes of the past... But they did.

    All trilogies tend to feel unfinished in the middle act though. The Matrix, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Lord Of The Rings, Halo. I think like most other trilogies the final act will make the 2nd act feel better. Many people now love Halo 2 after 3. Because it fits now.



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    TheMessiah said:
    Pemalite said:
    They shouldn't have relied so heavily on Halo's expanded universe for the reclaimer trilogy. I can't keep up with the story and I own every Halo game on every platform they have been released on, hopefully they can bring it together with Halo Wars 2 this year and I can then eat my words.

    Halo 4 things were getting difficult to grasp... Halo 5 I had no idea what the hell was going on, I actually had to jump online and do some reading to work out what was happening and build some backstory with the characters that we were introduced.
    Halo 4 though I actually enjoyed to a degree.

    Halo 3 was the pinnacle in my eyes for the entire franchise story wise, it just brought everything together nicely, I will never forget the horrible cliff-hanger that was in Halo 2... You would think 343 wouldn't repeat the mistakes of the past... But they did.

    All trilogies tend to feel unfinished in the middle act though. The Matrix, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Lord Of The Rings, Halo. I think like most other trilogies the final act will make the 2nd act feel better. Many people now love Halo 2 after 3. Because it fits now.

    That's very true and hope it works out for 343.
    I do want the Halo franchise to stick around for a long time to come. But less Req and less convoluted story though please. :P



    Pemalite said:
    TheMessiah said:

    All trilogies tend to feel unfinished in the middle act though. The Matrix, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Lord Of The Rings, Halo. I think like most other trilogies the final act will make the 2nd act feel better. Many people now love Halo 2 after 3. Because it fits now.

    That's very true and hope it works out for 343.
    I do want the Halo franchise to stick around for a long time to come. But less Req and less convoluted story though please. :P

    Yeah no reqs. Cards are fine. perhaps like Titanfall?



    99% of the gaming industry needs better writers. The other 1% made TLOU.



     

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    Yes. And better managment of the multiplayer content too, IMO. 



    TheMessiah said:
    Pemalite said:

    That's very true and hope it works out for 343.
    I do want the Halo franchise to stick around for a long time to come. But less Req and less convoluted story though please. :P

    Yeah no reqs. Cards are fine. perhaps like Titanfall?

    reqs are a lot better than burn cards. burn cards require no skill. reqs require energy you earn. that being said i average less than 3 deaths per titanfall match and around 19 kills on pilots so i never run out of my cards and my entire deck is gold/star i forget what the rarity is called (been about six months since i last played), but about half are just titans i can call in the start of the match. i am a diamond 5 in titanfall love the game, but the burn card system is broken casual garbage.