4. New Enemies, Guns and Vehicles
There’s nothing quite like picking up a new piece of gear, after killing a new enemy in a Halo game. For all of Halo 4’s faults, there were some really cool new enemies who dropped guns that I would rather have that BR’s and Covenant Carbines, and that’s saying something. The Prometheans as a race were cool, but the way their weapons felt as they reloaded was just something special. I could watch that Boltshot or Light rifle reload a hundred times over. A couple of the new ones include the “Prophet’s Bane” energy sword which allows you to run faster and lunge further and a new (brace yourselves) heat-seeking grenade launcher called the “Hydra”.
5. It’s A New Halo Game
I know what you’re thinking, that’s a bit of a cliché don’t ya think? Well no, actually. It’s been a really long time since we got a new Halo game, and longer still since we’ve had a really successful one. Halo 4 came out 3 years ago and was pretty forgettable by most accounts. There were a few good changes and innovations that I could see coming forward to Halo 5, but for the most part the Halo community weren’t impressed and have been thirsting for a new title. This is a whole new story, an interesting one at that. We’re back to the fan-favourite arena style shooter for the multi-player and the folks over at 343 are even bridging the gap between story and mp with Warzone.
All told, it looks like it’s going to be a great year for Halo fans and in turn, a great year for the Xbox One. There is going to be so much to do in Halo 5 and so many people creating things to do with the tools provided in-game. Could this be the year that Halo comes back into the spotlight? Hopefully, but that remains to be seen. All we can hope for is a game that is worth the money, that satisfies our hunger… until the next Halo.
Are you guys looking forward to this game as much as we are? What is your favourite new feature in Halo 5: Guardians? Let us know your thoughts, hopes and dreams for this game in the comments down below.