Dear Halo Reach Critics...

#1KurtHecticPosted 11/9/2012 3:01:37 AM
Before I go any further, allow me to say the purpose of this topic is not to troll or to flame.

Now with that being said...

I keep running into topics on here where people are bashing/flaming Halo: Reach; "Reach was awful"; Reach was garbage"; I hated Reach"; Halo Reach is the worst game in the series"... etc.

The questions I pose to y'all is:
1) WHY was Reach so bad? I played it up until Halo 4 came out, and I really have no major complaints. For Bungie's last go at Halo, I felt they did a good job.

2) Are they mainly just opinion based, or are there any legitimate reasons as to why Reach "sucked"? Note I am talking about the whole game, not just campaign or matchmaking.

I'm looking for constructive criticisms, thanks. Trolls will be ignored. :)

Bonus question: What exactly qualifies as a "bad" Halo game? I have played all of them and I think each installment is good in its own unique way (minus Halo Wars, never played that one so I can't offer any input)
#2xXxHaVeNPosted 11/9/2012 3:04:23 AM
For me, it was because it wasn't nearly as competitive as the previous Halo games.
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#3PhoenixAssassinPosted 11/9/2012 3:04:24 AM
I think reach>Halo 4...aside from dominion.

the overall flow of reach seemed better then this
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#4GrimnoPosted 11/9/2012 3:04:25 AM
Halo Reach was aight.

It had Captain Keyes after all~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz9lEQsqlE8
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#5Old_BooksPosted 11/9/2012 3:04:37 AM
Don't know if people disliked the MP but Reach had the best campaign outside of CE for me.
#6huerito323Posted 11/9/2012 4:43:50 AM
Reach sucked because they slowed down the pace of the game by decreasing damage, player movement, and adding unbalanced AA's. The maps were horrible, grenades were mini nukes, Arena was garbage, and the bloom was too random. The whole multiplayer was a mess.
#7Tiny5thPosted 11/9/2012 4:48:07 AM
I liked reach mainly because you actually got to play as your own spartan, and loved the freedom of customization of said spartan, had hours of multiplayer fun on it. Even though I'd read fall of reach and knew what was coming was still an interesting story, though I still think Kat's death was cheap and obviously rushed because they weren't sure of a set piece to lose her.
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#8faris_ruhiPosted 11/9/2012 4:51:13 AM
Most people who disliked Reach is because of the multiplayer.

To me, the multiplayer was simply not fun. Has nothing to do with skill or sucking at it. I sucked at Halo 3's MP yet had tons of fun with it. It's the feel of the gameplay, the mechanics and why the game isn't fun that's the issue.

With that being said, I found the campaign to be great.
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#9BrazenHunter076Posted 11/9/2012 4:52:07 AM
KurtHectic posted...
Before I go any further, allow me to say the purpose of this topic is not to troll or to flame.

Now with that being said...

I keep running into topics on here where people are bashing/flaming Halo: Reach; "Reach was awful"; Reach was garbage"; I hated Reach"; Halo Reach is the worst game in the series"... etc.

The questions I pose to y'all is:
1) WHY was Reach so bad? I played it up until Halo 4 came out, and I really have no major complaints. For Bungie's last go at Halo, I felt they did a good job.

2) Are they mainly just opinion based, or are there any legitimate reasons as to why Reach "sucked"? Note I am talking about the whole game, not just campaign or matchmaking.

I'm looking for constructive criticisms, thanks. Trolls will be ignored. :)

Bonus question: What exactly qualifies as a "bad" Halo game? I have played all of them and I think each installment is good in its own unique way (minus Halo Wars, never played that one so I can't offer any input)


Well, honestly, I would sing you the song but you already know the words. Bloom, armor lock, all that snusiness. The issue is that the game was designed from the getgo to be slower, which in my opinion, makes it a bad Halo game.

Well...It's not really my opinion there. Reach WAS a bad Halo game. It may have been a decent shooter by itself, but with Halo in the title, it was extremely lacking.

The campaign was all right. I don't have a ton of issues there, other than the somewhat sub-par character development. But that's a whole nother issue.
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#10nathninteyonePosted 11/9/2012 4:52:20 AM
Reach campaign was the only one i never felt any drive to go back and play, the multiplayer was spoiled by bad maps at least in my opinion.