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Halo 5: Guardians - Xbox One

Model: U9Z-00030SKU: 9441137

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased opinion

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    missedambition
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    Let me start by saying I am not a past Halo player and actually bought this for my husband. I do however play Call of Duty Advanced Warfare so my opinion is based on that as a comparison. I will say that the graphics are beautfiul and they obviously spent a lot of time in making sure it was perfect. My husband and I play call of duty together, so I had bought this to kind of branch out my horizons. He ranted and raved about Halo in the past. I however must say that I was a little disappointed. I know that loyal Halo customers like my husband will probably love it regardless because they are drawn to the story. I was really disappointed that the game did not have the ability to play 2 player split screen. We currently play 2 player split screen on COD online and its tons of fun plus something we can do together as a couple. My kids like to play COD together as well and they cannot do that with this game either because it does not provide split screen capabilities. I know that the split screen takes a way a little bit of the whole "experience" but some of us enjoy playing together and nowdays with everything being electronic based there is not a whole lot that we do together as a family. Taking away the ability for two people to play together while in the same room just seems to be a ploy for Microsoft to require more than one xbox per household to play and for the makers of Halo to sell more games because it would also require another disc to be purchased. So even though we have an xbox and four controllers only one person can play at a time. Seems like a waste to me. My husband has not even tried to play the game any farther because be was so frustrated that we could not use it in split screen for us and the kids. So our purchase will probably just end up sitting in its case unused and be a waste of money. We will just continue to play COD as a family and hope that when COD black ops III comes out they have not chosen to make the same fatal flaw. My intention is not to discredit the storyline or the game at all as a single player game though. I am sure it is amazing to those who play it by themselves or with friends or family that do not live in the same household. However for us it just fell short. If your intention is to play alone then you will probably love it. I will say that I did play it alone just to try it out and I thought the graphics along with the way it moved was brillant. I hope that with the next installment of the series that take into consideration those of us who play as a family or as a couple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    As a self-professed Halo fanatic, its only "okay"

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    MeKiwi
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    I am a die-hard, avid Halo fanatic and have been since before the very first Halo game came out (yes, I followed it's development back when Halo was to be a Mac game!) I have every (official) Halo game ever made, as well as all the books, comics, and other such media. I LOVE Halo. And being such a huge Halo fan, I had very high expectations for this game, particularly in the characterization and story departments. On that front, I was highly disappointed. The characterization in Halo 5 was almost completely lacking, and this with 8 main characters instead of the normal one!! Utterly shameful. Such potential for awesome story-telling, for complex human emotions, all wasted on textbook characters who all seem like clones of sheep. Atrocious. If you like playing story mode and can ignore the horrific lack of depth in the characters and story, you may actually enjoy some of the gameplay. I feel that it does retain the feel of a Halo game while also introducing some new elements which are intriguing and interesting. The verticality of this game is very refreshing and noticeable, though perhaps not to the extent of games like Titanfall or Mirror's Edge. But really, the multiplayer is where it is at with this game. The typical deathmatch style gameplay is your usual Halo fun, and the new e-sports type gamestyles (Grifball, Breakout, etc.) can be a lot of fun. Warzone is a decent attempt at large-scale madness and, while certainly not perfect, it comes off pretty well and is enjoyable. Personally, I did not find the gameplay to be quite as satisfying (or as addicting) as Destiny, though it was certainly fun and addicting in it's own way. Yes, I admit my review is biased towards the single-player campaign (story), but the depth of the Halo universe and characters is what gets me to buy Halo games in the first place. The fact that these qualities were woefully inadequate in the Halo 5 campaign is partially offset by my enjoyment of the many multiplayer modes, but in the end the MP was not enough to truly satisfy my "Halo" longings. In fact, to me Halo 5 was almost a 180 of Halo 4, in which I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of complex emotions and character development of the campaign but found the actual "fun" of the gameplay and multiplayer to be lacking. Maybe with Halo 6 they'll get it right?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worst Multiplayer Halo Ever, But still a good game

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    I honestly think this was the worst multiplayer halo has put out since the original. But at least the original had one of the best single players. I do like the fact that you can play with 4 people in the co-op campaign, but am not sure the point of choosing a character. It's a game based around master chef and you should be master chef, but that's my opinion. I do like the fact you can mark an enemy, but don't like that its only if you are a leader. However, I realize its more the tell your NCP's what to attack rather then marking it. The NCP's are not really that intelligent. You can be down right next to them and call for them, yet they like to stand there and watch you die. Now as for the multiplayer. My God the req system is horrible. At the very least let me start off with the basic weapon I want. The 2 weapons you start out with are pretty much useless. You mine as well just have a spitballs. ANY weapon you pick up is more powerful than the 2 you start with. You are usually respawned right in front of an enemy, especially when you use a req card that you will lose after death. On top of that, not only do you have to earn the weapons, you also have to reach the level to use them. I absolutely do not like this system. Also, what happened to clans? Can you have more than 4 people in a fire team for multiplayer? I do kind of like the fact that they added NPC's into it. This is all in the warzone. Now arena is a lot different. You still pick up weapons in arena. You don't get as massive feel of a map. It also lets you know when the bigger weapons respawn, which is both good and bad. It lets you know, but then you know everyone will be heading for it and most likely be camping there. There are a few silly things about it that I don't like, like having to unlock symbols, just let me wear the phoenix if I want to....Over all, it is an okay game. An interesting take on a great series. I am sure there will be a lot of people that will disagree with me and that's fine. I have played worse, but for halo, I have definitely played better. Maybe I will grow to like it....Sooo SWBF anyone?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer returns to Halo-esk, but story suffers

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    The game's multiplayer returns to its Halo roots; however, the story suffers within the context of a "Middle Game". With how heavy the talk about chasing Master Chief was, I was expecting it to last the whole game, it was 5 mission. The game is trying to capture that Halo 4 story magic, but succumbs to giving us more of a character that I cared less and less about as the story went on. (Buck from HALO 3: ODST is in those missions though, and he's fantastic! Nathan Fillion reprises his role and made story mission more fun with him around.) It must also be said that of the game's 15 mission, 3 are walking around and talking to people (about 20 min if you want to collect all the intel, 3 min speedrun), 9 are with the new character, and 3 are with Master Chief. I understand wanting to introduce a new character, but only 3 missions with Chief is still too short. The game needs to be played on Heroic or higher as normal and easy are just that EASY. Legendary is still as hard as ever. This mostly comes from your squad of three other Spartans that can revive you upon death. Their AI is okay, but leaves something to be desired. The big factor for HALO 5 is its multiplayer. 343 refined HALO 4's multiplayer and it's fantastic. Warzone, the big multiplayer advertisement, is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)-esk style where the first to reach 1000 points win, and there appear AI soldiers and bosses that will help get you to that point total. Overall, the game is a good game, but due to the lack of story that actually happens and the false advertisements of an epic chase after the Master Chief that ends after 5 missions ( A third of the game), the game left me wanting. Now begins the wait of 2-3 years for HALO 6.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interested in the campaign? Wait for sale

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    LongTimeHALOFan
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    First off, I pre-ordered this game, hoping 343 would deliver a great game. From the first HALO to the latest, changes have always been implemented with each new release. Dual wielding, playing multiple characters in the game, armor loadouts, 4 player co-op, and more. So, naturally, as each new HALO is released, the game evolves. And whether you like 343's move toward current trends in FPS, it comes down to preference. For me, the disappointment was the campaign. The removal of split-screen co-op is unfortunate for those that made use of it. The story in the campaign was lacking. After several levels I was bored, not only with the story, but the repetitive combat. It felt like HALO 4 with a new skin and climbing mechanic and a very dull story. For me, it felt like a lot of the story was left out. I won't spoil anything here. I think more details would have been nice as to why certain events were happening and why certain individuals were in the game. I kept pushing through the game, hoping that something would draw me back in. Having said that, what little I did learn from the story was still kind of interesting. As far as multiplayer goes, warzone is probably the most fun if you are looking for something that feels new and fresh. But get ready to grind or pay real world currency in order to get yourself some new in-game gear. As of this review, FORGE has not been released. Also, throughout the game I noticed tiny glitches, such as the flashlight on the shotgun not behaving correctly. Most often, it would not track, point or light up what I was looking at. Perhaps, that will get patched. Overall, the game comes off as being very average, leaving me with no desire to replay it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slight Dissapointment

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    coolowl
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    After eagerly waiting in anticipation for over a year for Halo 5 to be released, I can honestly say that in my opinion it wasn't worth the hype. Finishing Halo 4 was an accomplishment: it stayed new, exciting, and challenging throughout the campaign. So far with the campaign mode on Halo 5, it leaves something to be desired. The levels feel like they're all the same with no real "wow event" to make them feel individual. Plus, I'm not a "hardcore" gamer, but on the normal difficulty setting, this game just isn't challenging. Everyone has been praising the online multiplayer mode, Warzone, but compared to the online multiplayer modes found in Destiny, I find that it just doesn't stack up. What Halo used to be known for was their excellent split-screen co-op mode. With their recent decision to remove the local multiplayer feature from Halo 5, the game truly isn't the same. Warzone feels like a beta version of what it could be. Confusing objectives, glitchy overall feel, and simple gameplay with no way to truly customize the experience make the online multiplayer a turn-off. Now, I know I've been rather harsh on the cons of Halo 5, but allow me to share the improvements as well. The graphics have immensely improved, the campaign mode is easier to navigate, and the storyline continues to prove interesting. However, in my opinion, I'm not sure that these minor improvements outweigh the negatives that Halo 5 brings along with it. Halo 5 certainly doesn't compare to Halo 4 or Destiny, but for die-hard fans I'm sure this is an exciting new release. I would just encourage you to consider what you're losing with Halo 5 before you spend $60.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh.

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    ERock
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    So, my favorite part about the Halo series has always been sitting on a couch with a friend trying to co-op conquer the campaign on legendary or take on others with online split screen. Cannot express how depressed I was to find out that Halo 5 does not support split screen for either the campaign or multiplayer. Dang. They want you and your friend to each buy a TV, each buy an Xbox One, each buy a copy of the game, and each buy a Xbox Live Gold membership (59.99/year, though the game does come with a 14 day Gold trial). The biggest appeal to this game was always as a way to interact with friends, and face challenges side by side, but I guess those days are over. They want to milk as much money out of each of us as they can. If I wanted to play this game with my friends online and use my own entirely separate set-up, I would have bought this for my PC, which is much more powerful than any Xbox One. Really considering returning this if best buy will let me. Pretty let down. As for the game itself, the campaign is ridiculously short, like Fable (the first one, for all you old gamers) short, maybe 7-9 hours. The multiplayer feels more like call of duty. Not that I don't like Call of Duty, but I play CoD because I want to play CoD, I buy Halo because I want to play Halo.On the whole, it just isn't the Halo I knew and loved, maybe it's just 343 studios. In closing, I really miss the golden days when Halo was made by Bungie. Will definitely be my last Halo purchase as long as 343 is behind it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    I love the Halo franchise, I have long considered it my favorite game of all time. However I am now reconsidering as I am very disappointed with Halo 5. The gameplay is cool, the graphics are great, online multiplayer is the best it's ever been. So what is it that the game is missing? Splitscreen. Almost every time I have ever played Halo it was been with at least one other person, and up to 4 people, playing co-op campaign or multiplayer using splitscreen on the same console. As good as Halo was it was made even greater by the experiences that I got to share with my friends. Anytime I had people over we would all sit down and play Halo together. It was the go to party game. Halo 5 failing to have splitscreen is an enormous detriment to the game, it ruins it for me. I bought the game the day it came out and I've now had it for a week. So far all I've played is the first mission, then I got bored and turned it off and haven't had the desire to pick it up again. Something in less upset about but it's still significant is that Halo 5 is also missing Forge and Firefight. I personally never used forge, but I know that a lot of people enjoyed the ability to create your own maps. I loved playing firefight and that was one of my go to game modes when I was playing with my friends. Overall, the gameplay that Halo 5 has is still very good, but in my opinion it is missing a big chunk of of gameplay and game modes that used to be part of its very essence.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the Halo game you probably wanted

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    Assau1tedPeanut
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    If you play Halo games for the campaign mostly, you won't like this title most likely. The story is poorly written, and it's just a series of firefights against the same enemies over and over with nothing real fun to break up the monotony. Occasionally you may be to use vehicles, but that's about the extent of doing anything different than just shooting the same kinds of enemies time and time again. The multiplayer has had a substantial overhaul which has added new features, now some weapons can ADS (aim down sight) like Call of Duty. The new ground pound ability really isn't useful and you won't hardly see anyone ever using it in multiplayer. A plus is the developer said all the new maps will be free so there is no season pass. The new mode Warzone has microtransactions in it though so beware. They want you to buy "req packs" which are packs of cards you can use in the gametype which consist of weapons, vehicles, and other boosts. You can still save up in game currency you buy them, but you can pay real money to speed up the process. In my opinion that compromises the integrity of the game mode because it introduces a "pay to win" mechanic on some level which turned me off to that gametype completely. I would try to rent this first or play at a friends house if possible before buying to make sure you really like it. It's a lot different than past titles in the series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Halo modernized

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    John
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    Halo has been brought into the current gen, and not all in good ways either. With a lackluster story yet stunning graphics and solid gameplay, this is the most shallow game in the entire series. Multiplayer also plays well but is plagued with the introduction of micro-transactions for packs containing, well, you don't know until you open. Yes, this is halo becoming modern and copying off many other games - there are some good inclusions such as the ability to scramble up the side of a cliff which add to the fluidity of movement. Sadly you won't be scrambling with your friend on the couch next to you because they will have to be in a separate location on their own Xbox one with our own copy of the game in their own subscription to Xbox Live to be able to play co-op missions or multiplayer with you. Whether you should a buy this or not depends on what kind of player are you are. If you really like Destiny and other modern shooters than this will fall right into your wheelhouse. If you're a fan of the Halo series, especially playing through a great story story on couch co-op ,then you may find this one a disappointment. For those latter players I would say wait for a sale, rent first, or just by keeping in mind that you may resell it soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre addition to series

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    MButler
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    Besides the lack of the split screen, which is a whole other issue, the game is very lackluster at best. The control is very loose and unresponsive (even with me having the sensitivity on 10/max). I've only played part of the story mode, which has been ok especially the graphics. Being able to direct squad mates is a plus, but the AI's ability (especially when it comes to them reviving you ) is laughable. They tend to come to your aid like blind lemmings and have total disregard for utilizing common sense in coming to your rescue (i.e.: 2 characters doing covering fire while another takes a reasonable route to assist; instead of 1 AI player after another walks directly in the line of fire and die while you watch helplessly). I've only played a couple of games on Warzone, however I did like battling the other team in the midst of taking on different enemies to score extra points. I'm undecided when it comes to the req pack stuff (purchasing weapons/vehicles while you level up during the match). I need to play some more to have a better understanding of how it works. I would ONLY recommend this to a diehard Halo fan that prefers the multiplayer modes AND preferred to play previous Halo's on a sensitivity level much lower than the max (10)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Half of a great game

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    I just finished the campaign on Heroic difficulty and have played roughly 10 hours of the multiplayer. The central plot is convoluted and the characters paper thin. There were a few standout lines, but the writing it general was poor compared to Halo 4. Mission structure is typical Halo: you go your obligatory vehicle levels and mini-bosses. I did like the environments, but none of them standout above past Halo games. I like the direction of the story, even if not all fans will, but Halo 5 feels like it needs a second part that truly focuses on Master Chief and unfortunately we'll have to wait 3 more years for it. The multiplayer is a significant leap forward from Halo 4. It brings back the classic feel of power weapons while adding in some new mobility. I would have liked to have seen more maps because the initial offering for slayer is fairly mediocre, but whenever I get bored I can jump into the excellent Warzone. Yes, there are also microtransactions. Take that for what you will. I wouldn't buy them as they don't offer anything you can't earn through gameplay. Halo 5 feels like half of a great game: the best arena multiplayer in years, but a half-baked campaign that doesn't capitalize on the fantastic Halo mythology. Yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great multiplayer, so-so singleplayer.

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    Got this on release day and hopped right into multiplayer. It is fast and frantic, like we are used to with Halo. New abilities like the boost, clamber and the slam add a bit to the gameplay, but by and large this is the Halo multiplayer you are used to. In terms of multiplayer modes, you have all of the classics, plus Warzone which is even crazier and hairier than usual. In terms of single player, I really couldn't get into it. Halo stories have been junk since the original Halo (with the one MAJOR exception of Reach). This one throws you in with little to no preamble as to what the heck is going on in the universe. You play only about a third of the game as Master Chief. In terms of gameplay, it is really uninspired. It is the same basic Halo formula from the old games. Travel, come upon a group of enemies, take them out, travel. What's worse than past games is that there is even less in terms of vehicle combat, and unique levels to break up this monotonous structure. I was really disappointed with the campaign. Overall, the multiplayer saves this game, but I'm not going to lie, I picked up Star Wars Battlefront a couple weeks ago, and I can't imagine going back to Halo anytime soon....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bold Changes But Average Experience

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    OutAtom
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    Halo 5: Guardians makes some drastic changes to the formula that launched a major franchise. While these refine the overall gameplay to a brand new standard the campaign is less than stellar. With a lackluster story, short duration and poor pacing Halo 5's campaign could go down as one of the worst Halo campaigns made. If play Halo for multiplayer you're in luck though. Multiplayer is great, allowing for high-speed combat through a diverse array of maps. It's a shame that most unlocks are hidden behind microtransactions, rewarding players who purchase more packs or simply get lucky over those who dedicate time or achieve a certain accomplishment. As a long term Halo fan Halo 5 falls short of all the past games. The campaign, while brilliantly choreographed and graphically amazing, doesn't deliver the same polish feeling that other installments have done. Multiplayer is fun but the underlying system simply is unforgiving, other games rewarded players for dedication and skill; Halo 5 does not. If want to jump into the series I recommend going purchasing Halo: MCC, which works now, or Halo 4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game for multiplayer, not campaign

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    I have always enjoyed the Halo games for the campaigns, not so much for the multiplayer, and the campaign in Halo 5 is not very good. The story is lacking, the AI companions are terrible (thankfully I played with 3 friends so only had to deal with 1 AI teammate). The story also didn't reflect what the marketing lead me to believe and if you are hoping to play as Master Chief in this game, you will be disappointed (you get to play him in 3 of the 15 missions). The story also makes Chief look like a chump in an attempt to force Locke in as a main character. The problem here is that Locke isn't developed very well and isn't a compelling character. As for multiplayer, I have never been a big fan of the Halo formula, but it seems pretty solid. The new mode was fun but matches last around 30 minutes or so which is too long for my liking so I mostly stuck to the traditional match types. The online servers have been stable and matchmaking was quick so if you like the Halo multiplayer style, you will most likely be happy with this game. Just don't buy it and expect to be blown away by the campaign.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its good... but not that good

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    I've been a Halo Fan since the beginning and have played every single Halo game released. It was hard for me to really get excited with this one since the HALO CE game was so poorly handled (matchmaking broken for way too long). With this version of Halo 5 there are a lot good changes they made. The updated graphics look great, and the 60fps really adds value to the single player. I personally feel that the 60fps has somewhat ruined the multiplayer. Its hard to describe other than it just doesn't feel right. Halo used to have its own feel, but now Halo 5 feels a little too similar to many other shooters in the genre. Using card packs as virtually the only way to unlock new armor/headgear etc... is really annoying. Leaving it up to luck is unfortunate, i'd like to think i'm working toward something. Over all its not a bad game, there are a lot of good things, but just about as many bad things as well. Thats why i'm giving it 3 out of 5 stars. Its worth buying on sale, but you wont miss much by skipping this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A good game, but not for me

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    I got this game because I have enjoyed a few of the Halo games and thought I would enjoy this one as well. I think the games controls are good and a lot of effort went into making this game, but I just dont enjoy playing it that much. I will admit I am not very good at the game and that drastically affects my opinion of the game. I don't like the Mp and cant stay alive, maybe I just don't have the time to invest in the MP like others do and that puts me at a disadvantage and makes it not very fun. I can play other online shooters and be decent and have a good time. I guess I don't like how you cant start with your own load out, etc. SO I just find my self dying all the time and losing interest when playing. I also dont think the graphics are that great, I think Destiny and Titanfall blow this game away in that department as well. So I guess my review comes across as sour grapes. But I think if you are a big Halo fan you will enjoy this game. I am a very moderate Halo fan, so this game is a MEH for me

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Maybe I'm a purist

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    TheBigFatGeek
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    First, let me preface this review with the fact that I WAS a hardcore Halo fan back in the day. I'd read the books, played the games, etc. I love Halo. That being said, the Halo titles released in the past several years just aren't cutting it for me. I disliked Halo 4. MCC was a clusterf**k. Halo 5 is... meh. Halo 5's multiplayer feels more like Call of Duty than it does Halo. Single-player has so many plot holes you could drive an M312 "Elephant" Heavy Recovery Vehicle through them. (That's a Halo 2 reference, btw. Yeah, I'm a geek.) That being said, I do enjoy a game of Warzone from time to time. I'm excited to try Big Team Battle once it releases, and I'm also eager to try Forge when it arrives. Maybe I'm a purist, or maybe I'm just a stuck-in-his-ways nerd. Either way, Halo 5 doesn't live up to the first trilogy of Halo titles in my opinion. But, there's some new stuff that makes it a worthwhile buy for Xbox One shooter fans and Halo fans alike. At least it's still better than CoD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Spectacular.

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    I've been playing Halo since the first game came out on the original Xbox. I've been following the series since before that, when it was supposed to be a PC game. I'm a huge fan of the series (books, games, movies, etc). I am disappointed by Halo 5. Negatives: - No Split-Screen Co-Op - No Single-Player game modes other than Campaign (Firefight, for example in Halo: Reach) - Frustrating Campaign (Spoilers: You spend more time as Locke than as Master Chief). Positives: - New gameplay mechanics (ground slam, which is admittedly just like butt-slam from Borderlands 2) are entertaining. - Story is engaging and compelling. - Multiplayer modes are enjoyable and plentiful. - Campaign is multiplayer even if only through XBox Live). - Voice acting is masterful. Overall: It's a good game, but it's nothing special. It's missing a lot of features that Halo has had for a long time, and it's frustrating as a long-time fan of the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its Halo

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    Avenger84
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    As far as single player, its probably the weakest entry. You play most of the game as Spartan Locke. He has no character and doesn't develop at all. The entire campaign could have been made into a 10 minute cutscene with the game starting where it actually ends. People keep saying that this game sets up the next Halo to have an awesome story. I ask you this: Can you name a Halo sequel that picks up where one left off? One that doesn't require books to bridge the gap? Reach to Halo: CE doesn't count. Multiplayer is what you would expect from Halo. Its pretty solid but the maps all seem pretty similar. The reward system is pretty good. You get random cosmetic upgrades so you don't feel forced into using a helmet just because it was unlocked at your highest level. Nothing really ground breaking, but just enough to keep you playing. TLDR: Weak story, multiplayer is pretty much what you would expect.

    I would recommend this to a friend