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February 12, 2018, 00:00 00 and
February 19, 2018, 00:00 00.

Halo V

Halo V
I have awaited Halo V with a lot of anticipation, and I must say, while the graphics and story of the game is simply fantastic, the campaign game play leaves a lot on the table Spoilers ahead…
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After finishing the campaign, I have to say I was mildly disappointed in the game. The trailers really have absolutely no relevance to the actually gameplay story. The story the trailers imply, simply are not in the game. While Master Chief does disobey orders there is never a global announcement that he died, and I don’t see where the new Spartans were ever ordered to kill him, at least not through the story provided in the campaign.
While there was a fight scene between Spartan Locke and MasterChief, it was a cut scene, and is was a pure fist fight.

I remember being quite upset with Halo IV as I finished the campaign in over the course of perhaps several days. Imagine my surprise in this game when I was able to finish all 15 missions in just under 6 hours. Total, start to finish and that is not game time, that is total time playing, including the numerous times I repeated a mission over and over trying to get past a specific spot.

Now, let me clarify a bit here, I don’t do the side quests of finding the data pads hidden in the maps, or the other find the game token somewhere. It’s pretty much just playing the storyline. If the mission says “Hurry or the planet is going to blow up” I would hurry, by passing some fights in an effort to play the mission.

I also don’t play PvP options, or the online versions, so I cannot comment on those. I realize that is where the bulk of the players want to be, and where revenue is driving many games towards. However having loved the campaign driven versions of the previous Halo Games, it’s sad that I was only able to get a handful of hours out of the campaign mode. I expect in Halo VI, the campaign mode will take 2-3 hours, and half of that will be cut scenes. Unless you getting the game to play online and PvP, wait for the price to drop or get it used..

Two stars for the campaign mode, simply because there is not enough quantity to give it more.