I managed to get my hands on the Halo 5: Guardians Beta through an invite from 343. I have been playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the past week or so, and I wanted to go into this beta with a firm grasp on the previous games to see exactly where the changes have been made. My impressions after the first hour are that Halo 5 is one big mixture of different halo games. Bring in a lot of Halo 4, combine it with a little dash of Halo 2 map design, and then add a few new things like Aim down Sights, and you have Halo 5 in a nut shell.
The movement feels very familiar to Halo 4. The speed and overall feel seems to build off of what that game tried to do, which was speed up the Halo game play and bring it into the modern era of shooters. The issue a lot of people had with Halo 4 was that it was almost too modern, and it started to feel more like another shooter than a Halo title.
Tune into another great edition of the best gaming podcast on the planet, For the Love of Gaming Podcast.
Cory and Chris played more Halo 4, and Cory talks about his review.
Garrett and Cory picked up Call of Duty: Black Ops II, find out how they like it after a few days.
Cory got a chance to play ZombiU and New Super Mario Brothers U.
Ten Minute Topic: Reaction to Game of the Year Nominees from Spike TV.
Next Call of Duty rumored to be Modern Warfare 4.
Lego Lord of the Rings ships with demo discs on accident.
Capcom says don’t count Megaman out just yet.
Halo 4 is a reminder of how Master Chief changed gaming forever.
There was a time when Halo was the king of gaming. When it came to online multiplayer, that is what console gamers played. Halo started a revolution among console gamers, and without Master Chief who knows where Xbox Live and console online gaming would be. Halo 4 is indeed a Halo title, but there is something about it that makes it feel like something special. Maybe it’s the fact we haven’t seen Master Chief since 2007, or it could be that the new ideas from 343 make Halo 4 feel fresh, but I would bet that it’s the simple fact that Halo isn’t complete without its main character and the simplicity of it’s multiplayer.
A lot has changed since Halo’s inception, and the basic story of stopping the world from being destroyed with the help of a blue female AI named Cortana isn’t sufficient. Halo 4 needed to breathe new life into the series, and 343 managed to do just that. Halo 4 feels like a new beginning for not only the franchise, but for Master Chief as well.
This week is action packed with arguments, rants, and awesomeness.
Chris played some Final Fantasy 13-2.
Garrett downloaded The Simpsons Arcade Game.
Cory tackled Soul Calibur 5.
TMT: Kaz becomes President of Sony, but this turns into a debate for PS2(Chris and Garrett) VS. PS3 (Cory)
Is Final Fantasy 13-3 a real thing?
THQ in some serious trouble.
Alan Wake PC comes February 16th got $30.
Xbox showcase on Febraury 29th, Halo 4 to be unveiled.
Cory and Chirs both played Halo 3, Gears of War 2, and Brink.
Cory played some more of the Gears of War 3 beta.
TMT: E3 2011 Predictions: Nintendo
Modern Warefare 3 drtails possibly leaked.
New Alan Wake game, but not a sequel?
Gamers finally have concrete evidence that a new Halo Reach map pack is on the way!
The new Defiant map pack will have 3 new maps. Highlands, Condemned and Unearthed! Expect the map pack in March
Check out the trailer below