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Grrrr so much anger!!! Ooh and way to judge the story for Spartan Ops when it's only 2 episodes in.
I'd say one episode in since the first was just "Hey, we're Spartan 4's, and this ia Requiem and these are the enemies and everything here is the same as what you learned in the campaign. Oh ny the way here's an artifact that will be important next week."
I'd like the story a lot more if there was a post mission scene like the pre mission ones.
I do not aim with my hand, I aim with my eye. I do not shoot with my hand, I shoot with my mind. I do not kill with my gun, I kill with my heart.
It's like a poor man's Firefight plus a poor man's Campaign. The story, while now getting interesting, is so short and so small that it may as well not be there. The missions all taking place on the same few maps (with 4/5 of this latest episode's being the last 4 of the first episode's done backwards), and some of them are even taken from the campaign almost exactly. It's too damn easy. You may die a few times on Legendary but there is no reason not to outside of personal pride. If you do a suicide run to kill that Promethean Knight that has been giving you problems there's no penalty. You don't restart the mission, you don't go back to the last checkpoint, you just respawn and now that big threat is gone and you can work through the rest.
With the way Spartan Ops was being advertised I was hoping it would be real campaign missions, made for co-op that would have some difficulty while solo, only the missions would be broken up into chapters. Instead we get a non-customizable firefight with a loosely connected story that almost doesn't even matter.
You have a point. I wish there was some way we could get the message to 343. I'd like for Spartan Ops to have longer, cut-scened (with your spartan in the cut scene) missions with both old and new maps. I don't really feel like my spartan is apart of anything. It's a bunch of commands given from a radio during a lesser version of firefight. There is no immersion whatsoever. If this is what it's going to be like every week, then I won't be able to see spartan ops as anything more than an opportunity to grind.