Halo 5: Guardians Review

Posted: November 18, 2015 by TerKaDer in Game Reviews/Previews
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Halo 5 Guardians
Developer: 343 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox one

Reviewed by: Jason spear

I personally love the Halo franchise, and I believe Halo 5 to be much better than Halo 4 with new weapons and better combat scenarios. Like all Halo games Guardians has got an epic story that unfolds as you work your way through the campaign, with Master Chief searching for Cortana and Spartan Locke hunting Master Chief for going AWOL.
Halo 5 falls a little short with Spartan Locke as the main character, he is a mindless soldier that just follows what O.N.I. tells him to do without question. His character disappears in the shadow of Master Chief, making it hard to care whether he lives or dies throughout the story. The other three members of Locke’s team (Osiris) are more likable, especially Buck, played by Nathan Fillion, who brings some comedy and actual thought into the game. Buck follows orders though he does not necessarily agree with them still believing Master Chief to be the hero he always was. Chief is also reconnected with blue team, a group of Spartan II’s. He’s not the leader of blue team but they have so much respect for him and Cortana they follow him to find her regardless of the consequences.
Halo 5 brings you a lot of awesome action scenes at the beginning and end of each level it really shows how the Spartans shine in battle. In Halo 5 there are a few points where you cannot continue on without beating wave after wave of enemy before a passage will open, this is something that has been in every Halo game at some point or another and in this one however it feels like you are very constricted to a small area. Halo has never been an open world game, but this one much like Halo 4 feels more closed off than ever with a very specific path charted for you.
No matter how you look at it if you’re a fan of Halo you’ll be a fan of this one I believe it to be the best halo since Halo 1. The graphics, story line, controls, weapons, everything is bigger and better than it ever was before.
The standard multiplayer is everything you’ve come to expect from halo. The new War-zone mode is where the real fun begins, bringing a whole new dynamic to the game. Not only do you have fight enemy AI to obtain points, but you have to fight other humans and maintain control over bases to win. You also obtain packs of cards each time that you level up, which you can open to give yourself bonuses during the match.
Halo 5 is one of the best games I have played in a long time. which is no surprise coming from the halo franchise.


 

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