Reader Discussion is a short-form article series we’ll be publishing throughout the week to provide our readers’ a topic of discussion. This week, we’re taking a look at Halo 5: Guardians.
343 is in a bit of a rock and a hard place at the moment. In a previous article discussing the subject, they’ve really put a dent in their reputation with Halo 4, and more recently the disastrous launch of The Master Chief Collection. That’s not to say Halo 4 was a bad game, but it really just didn’t live up to the expectations of many long-time fans of the series, including myself. I loved the story in Halo 4, but the other aspects of the game were quite disappointing to me. The Master Chief Collection’s problems were a bit of a different issue, but still doesn’t bode well for 343.
With Halo 5 though, we’ve already gotten a small taste of the game through the beta released this past Holiday season, and the marketing campaign for the game has been pretty great so far. 343 is even teasing us with images that include characters from the deeper lore of the series. And from a quick glance around the internet, Halo fans seem to be pretty excited about Halo 5, and for good reason, in my opinion.
The hype is pretty high up there for Halo 5: Guardians, which is a tad surprising to me due to the mixed reception for Halo 4, but 343 seem to be hitting all the right notes with Halo fans at this point in time. Let’s hope E3 shows us what 343 is really made of, and can drop the mic when they show us what they’ve been working on.