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But why should it be a "test game" just because a minority of the players actively playing Halo 4 don't like anything 343 have done with it?
If this is a test game then every Halo game that Bungie made must've been a test game since I honestly think 4 is the best and actually enjoyable/playable. I mean, I'm only one man and sharing one opinion so it must be factually correct, right?
The Majority of players, actually.
"The minority of active players" is you intentionally making the amount smaller than it is. The reality is that the majority of players played the game, saw the changes, disliked them and eventually quit. Hence the low online population.
I don't know why you're so offended by my post, enough to be sarcastic about how you wrongly think I'm stating anything here is fact.
Acting like anyone that doesn't play halo anymore quit.
I don't play it as much anymore and its not cause I don't like it its because I have other games to play too and I'm sure I'm not the only one
Halo was popular based on Mulitplayer. thats why this game is peaking at 33k 6 months from release.
Halo 2 averaged 40k throughout the entire last year of its existence before Halo 3 landed.
You can't compare that, I'm sorry. When comparing which Halo had better multi and pull up those player numbers, nobody factors in the Call of Duty effect. Like it or not, Halo 2, and even 3 to an extent, didn't have to compete with the juggernaut that is CoD. In this post-MW2 world, CoD has such a huge share of the playerbase on console now you can't expect Halo numbers to be the same as they once were when it was king.
that and all the old halo players grew up..now they "best" shooter to younger gamers is cod. why be the only friend with this game when all your classmates have a cod game. theres just so much more to choose from as far as good games to play that the numbers get spread pretty thin. the 33k doesnt say if its the same 33k every day. could be alot of people only play this once a week over other games