Podtacular 517: Darth Dust Storm

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We’re jumping into another week of Halo 5 news, campaign and multiplayer coverage.  November’s content update was announced this week featuring new REQs and BTB.  We discuss the second campaign mission Blue Team and on the multiplayer front Strongholds and Eden.  Apologies for the voice this episode as I’ve been sick for the last week.

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2 Responses to Podtacular 517: Darth Dust Storm

  1. Rommel S says:

    I am right with you on the social playlist stance Hoss. In all previous halo games I really only play with each of my younger brothers, who are far and beyond better than me, and my kids. But in H5, It’s getting to the point where I literally can’t play with my brothers because I just get trashed in every match be it arena or warzone. I know it has to be because of their skill rank because I can turn around and play an arena or warzone game by myself and do just fine. The way this game is currently set up you can only play, if you want to have fun, with friends of the same rank or by yourself. The game needs a social playlist where games are matched randomly vs skill.

    I’ve also saw this argument on waypoint and I’ve saw people just tell the “complainers” to play warzone. The problem there is it must still use the rank system, just hidden, to set the game up. Like I said above, I can play warzone by myself or with my 2 sons and we do fine. We win 3/4 of our games. Now as soon as either of my brothers joins our party and we try playing warzone we just get dominated and lose every match. Not fun at all.

    As of right now, I have to rate H5 at the bottom of my list, out of all halo games, for campaign and multiplayer. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying it’s a bad game. Every halo is a good game. H5 just rates at the bottom on both sides of the coin in my opinion. Get rid of random weapon drops, and H4 has the best BTB out of all the halo games. Heck, I think H4’s campaign is the best with HCE being a close tie out of all the games. But that’s just me.

  2. Gagnon 30 says:

    Suprised ar some of the comments said on show. Alot of people buy the game not knowing what it will really play like. They are not all hardcore fans.

    It’s common nowadays for a large demographic of clients who buy game and then move on to next game. That’s a pretty big chunk of change. So to rant that if you buy game and don’t like it, it’s your own fault, well… there is only limited meat to that.

    I’m a firm believer in buyer beware, but the video games community is way opposite of that.

    Now a non hardcover fan who just viewed the tv spots, (because sorry, but most people who buy Halo games don’t ever go online to view it’s communities, that’s a fact, so thier only Exposer to game hype is the tv spots) will be under the impression it’s a campaign of Chief vs Locke… and in the end it isn’t, the game play is dedent in campaign but story develooment is only one level above the Destiny level. So that isn’t 343 misleading campaign?

    Also for Warzone. I find it near offensive that alot of fortunate people who are a tiny segment of Halo fans who were lucky enough to play warzone may think we can’t be upset about it ‘knowing what it was before’.The vast majority of Halo 5 owners didn’t get to play it going to comic cons or conventions. I can tell you personally that it’s a massive dissapointment. I thought I was getting a true team game that had balances to it and lots of options. Instead I get a muddy free for all that at root was a nice idea.. but has a failed execution because it was likely too ambitious.

    Thing is, I love Halo 5. Best Halo for me since Halo 3. However to make a statement that those who bought the game can’t complain about it is insensitive and ignorant. Impulse buying is huge in this industry buy buying a game actually gives you more legitimacy to comment about it good or bad

    ALSO: Social playing is needed. I also thought “Light and Darkness” name was cheap copy of Destiny.

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