Spartan Ops feels incredibly cheap

#1kwong0028Posted 6/18/2013 9:03:55 AM
From both a production standpoint and a gameplay standpoint.

Production wise it's literally the same levels recycled over and over for the majority of the progression. All they add is some voice acting that advances a story with no weight, with the only different thing being where you spawn and which path you take through the level.

The levels and gameplay feels more cheap. Every time you complete an objective a horde of enemies will magically teleport in. Not only do they come equipped with homing fuel rods, if you try to back up to regroup these relentless dogs will chase you to the end of the earth. And they see through walls so don't bother hiding. Not like hiding will get you through the level anyway. God forbid you take a breath before more of them show up.

I literally just fought through 4 waves of 3 knights, all spawning on top of the exact same spot, the exact moment I kill the previous wave. I don't mind deaths if I mess up and get flanked, but having them all spawn right on top of you? Infuriating. /rant

But the new updates are pretty fun, so far. Wonder how long that'll last before dmr users start hating.
#2SThiefNPosted 6/18/2013 10:23:49 AM
why would you stand right where they're spawning?
#3ssj3bladePosted 6/18/2013 10:33:29 AM
Have you only played the first few episodes then? Last 5 are brilliant.
#4Faliz18Posted 6/18/2013 10:47:50 AM
Well they were free.

Episode 7 was awesome.
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#5ThunderCavalierPosted 6/18/2013 2:36:34 PM
Faliz18 posted...
Well they were free.

Episode 7 was awesome.

Episode 6 (notably Escape Plan), the entirety of 7, and 10 made Spartan Ops worth it.

Even if they are still kinda mediocre.
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#6metroidman92Posted 6/18/2013 6:25:17 PM
SpOps' story holds no weight?

Requiem got destroyed
Halsey lost an arm, and defected to the Storm Covenant
The UNSC has half of a key that can pinpoint every Forerunner object in the galaxy

Yeah, no bearing on the plot at all...
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#7Doofe_2012Posted 6/18/2013 8:06:35 PM(edited)
I agree that most of the levels are kinda boring and just a shoot-em-up fest. However, there are a few that if you haven't played yet, you should, and if you have, you should revisit.

All of Episode 7
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#8MVNeoPosted 6/19/2013 12:19:18 AM
ssj3blade posted...
Have you only played the first few episodes then? Last 5 are brilliant.

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