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Well the last topic closed, so I thought I'd continue the discussion.
I feel like 343 will make solid, but not great games (much like Reach and 4), for H5 and 6. It'll be interesting to see how things change from now until 6 comes out (4-6 years from now). I think the new xbox will be a very good thing as Reach and 4 have suffered as a result of the 360s now outdated hardware.
I doubt Halo will reclaim its throne (or even claim 2nd under CoD, because let's be realistic here), and it'll probably die out as a competitive game, replaced by CoD, which has actually taken some great steps to improve its quality as a competitive game.
Also, we've already established that your amazing high skill 37 firmly establishes you as bad at Halo. - The Beanster GT: i derive dx
Halo was a trend, and it ran its course. Just Like the trend that is Call of Duty will, eventually. That is all it ever really amounted to anyway. Fads that continue to be representative of what was popular in the time they occupied.
I say cherish Halo while you can and honor the momeories it brought you, but look forward to bigger and better things in the future. Otherwise you are leaving yourself narrowminded and shutoff from new experiences and possibilities. Let the next generation bring something new and better.
Depending on whether Destiny is any good, I think 343 has set things up almost perfectly for Bungie to swoop back in as the hero, making a solid game that steals most of Halo's fans and cripples Halo for good.
If CoD really is a fad, then I hope it dies off soon and Halo makes a comeback. Not because of any particular hate for CoD, (I do have a soft spot for Halo though) but the fact that its gameplay has bled into everything else bothers me. Games that were previously unique experiences are now becoming run of the mill shooters, and its sad that we've lost a lot of the diversity we used to have. Halo didn't used to bleed its gameplay into everything, and I think those were better days for online games.
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