The original Halo on Xbox had no online support. More than 10 years later and The Master Chief Collection doesn’t have LAN support. Halo just isn’t the same without system link.
I’m sure all of us have been told just how important first impressions are. Make a poor first impression to a potential employer and you may never get the chance to prove yourself. Make yourself look like a fool in front of your crush and you may have just ruined your potential date. This basic rule of psychology effects how we judge everything: From our relationships to the products and media we consume. I think most people can agree that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has made an incredibly poor first impression, one so bad that it may never recover.
Halo 2 was released a decade ago. It’s not 2004 anymore. It’s 2014 and things have changed…
If you’re reading this article you’ve probably re-read the title a couple of times carefully to make sure you read it correctly. You’re also probably lighting your torches and looking for your pitchfork. That wasn’t a mistake. Halo 2 wasn’t as good as you remember.
Here I am, about to criticise what is probably most peoples favourite Halo game. From YouTube videos I’ve watched, Twitter, Facebook and discussion forums I’m constantly hearing how people can’t wait for Halo Master Chief Collection and most of that excitement is in regards to being able to play Halo 2 again. Here’s the truth though: Halo 2 isn’t as amazing as it’s constantly made out to be and I’m going to explain why.
If 343 wants Halo 5 to be the next big eSports title they need to make Halo 5 competitive out of the box. According to Frank O’Connor on the Giant Bomb E3 panel, 343 aims to take Halo 5 back to its roots and make the game more competitive.
Simply having a game that can be competitive isn’t enough though. For a game to be a successful eSports title it must also have a large spectator following that may not be interested in competing. What this means is that the game should be competitive without needing to make adjustments to the movement speed, power up placement, starting weapons, etc.
Welcome to part 2 of my series of articles on how 343 can make sure Halo 5 multiplayer is the kick ass game it should be! If you missed my last article go ahead and click here to check it out!
As a long time competitive Halo fan I’ve written these articles to highlight the best and worst multiplayer aspects of the previous Halo titles and what features 343 should include into Halo 5 to make Halo 5 multiplayer the best in the series!