Halo 4: Will It Be Great?
If you’ve come across any of my previous articles you’ll know I have a long and somewhat loving relationship with the Halo franchise. The original Halo: Combat Evolved, was of course, my favorite FPS of all time. Halo 2 was one of my favorite mulitplayer games, however, the majority of the Halo 2 gaming community was rather ignorant. Too many times great games are over-run by an unwelcoming and annoying community of prepubescent (Sometimes adult) morons, who think because they managed to obtain a game that they are now entitled to ruin it for everyone. Which happens to be nearly every multiplayer game on the market whether it be for console or PC.
Regardless, that’s not my concern with Halo 4. Halo, for me, has gotten worse down the line. Although, I prefer Reach over Halo 3 when it comes to multiplayer. However, I’m always hoping the next game they pop out will change that. Personally, I’m excited for Halo 4, just as I was excited for every other Halo game including Halo Wars and ODST. My hopes for Halo 4 and my expectations definitely differ, though.
My hopes would be that Halo 4 has a more original Halo feel and play style. I could do without the classes that were introduced in Reach solely because it’s not like Halo to have such an option. While I enjoy jet-packing and throwing grenades simultaneously, I’d much rather go back to the good days where the pistol could take someone out from across the map if in the right hands. Nothing is more aggravating than lowering someones shield to near death, and watching them deploy armor lock, while their teammate assassinates you from behind. With previous halo games you’re only option was to run (not sprint) away as fast as you could or just give it your all. Previous Halo games had a much more competitive feel to them, and I’d like to see that again with Halo 4.
However, those are merely my hopes. My expectations are that of a revamped reach-style multiplayer which would honestly just piss a majority of true Halo fans off. I expect it to feel like Reach with new maps, and a new campaign. Hopefully that’s far from true, but in my experience as a gamer they usually just continue with the same old redundant crap after they ruin a perfectly enjoyable game.
Of course I’ll still be in line to purchase Halo 4 as soon as it’s available solely for the campaign if the beta multiplayer manages to disappoint.
What are you thoughts on Halo 4? Will 343 produce something better than what we’ve been given? Leave a comment below!