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So like the title says I beat Halo 5 today and wanted to know how everyone else thought its story stacked up to its predecessors. Just curious is all biggrin.gif
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I played 5/15 missions and it was mega meh. I also don't like the visor and the guns sound like crap for the most part. The fact that I am not playing as Master Chef also bothers me a lot. From what I have seen of the campaign, I find it a 5/10 game. I got the game about 7 days ago but didn't have the motivation to log back in after an initial stint of about 2+ hours across 5 missions.
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I'm a huge fanboy, but this is perhaps the weakest plot in a Halo game thus far. The plot relies heavily on extended universe material, so there are plenty of gaps that won't make sense if you're not invested. If you can tolerate that, it can be enjoyable.
post #4 of 15
2 hours for 5 missions? sounds like a short game, to me. i saw the trailer/ad on youtube, but was not interested. is it for console only?
post #5 of 15
I never end up playing through the story or even coming close to getting through half of the game. The story is negligible, it's all about playing online in that game.
post #6 of 15
It was ok to me. The Bungie versions were the best IMO. I finally completed all 15 missions on normal. I got the Xbox One Halo 5 Bundle theme console and digital download. I give it 7/10 for the game play and the story line. Now I wait for Fallout 4 to come out later next week. Can't wait to dive into that game. thumb.gif
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This game is just a huge bait, after playing through all the missions and then getting the legendary ending...

Warning: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVENT BEATEN THE GAME! (Click to show)
The whole ending of the campaign is just Chief meeting up with Halsey and then Cortana humming some weird notes while another Halo ring begins to pulse slightly. I mean there was only ONE fight scene between Locke and Chief when in reality they had been hyping up this entire game as a massive man-hunt and clash between Locke and Chief when it literally wasn't. Honestly, the best part about this game was the Arbiter and the Sword of Sanghelios. That was the only part of the game worth playing, just to see a new part of the lore.

Tl;dr: This game seemed like nothing more than a money grab to me. I only played it because I can't just give up on Chief and his story.

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one thing I hate is that they don't explain at all how all the other spartan II's are there, they were just like "oh hey yea here you go have fun, we know its confusing but we're not gonna explain it at all" mad.gif
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Originally Posted by Renton577 View Post

one thing I hate is that they don't explain at all how all the other spartan II's are there, they were just like "oh hey yea here you go have fun, we know its confusing but we're not gonna explain it at all" mad.gif

Agreed, like, I wanted at least a little back-story on the rise of the Spartan II's and Blue Team / Red Team.
Warning: Contains Minor Spoilers! (Click to show)
Like when Locke said to Buck "You aren't the only one here because of him (implying Chief) what did that even mean?

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Agreed, like, I wanted at least a little back-story on the rise of the Spartan II's and Blue Team / Red Team.
Warning: Contains Minor Spoilers! (Click to show)
Like when Locke said to Buck "You aren't the only one here because of him (implying Chief) what did that even mean?

- Insan1tyOne rolleyes.gif

Maybe they'll have an installment that kinda explains it? highly doubtful but maybe or in the next one maybe they'll put them in as flashback game play? just something to not make this story have plot holes -_-
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