So a month in Halo: Reach loosing its charm

#1 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -

As most of you were I was excited about Reach for a very long time. Now a month after the games release, why is that I can't stand the game. I'm thinking about this, because Halo 3 playing it for about 1.5 years it is still very appealing to me. I popped in Halo 3 (first time since the Halo:Reach) last night, matchmaking took forever but once in the game it was so much fun. I think it is just some weird dynamics in Halo: Reach that make it not as fun. Like running and melee, the weird shield pop for the melee, still overpowered grenades. and bloom. These things have been bothering me since the launch, but I assumed it was due to reach being a new game, and me not being familiar with the game. But after a month in I now realize these dynamics are making the game not fun for me. There is some weird uncertainty, when I play reach, not knowing when I guy is going to go into armor lock, or when is going pop a nade, or is he going to run up and melee, or will my bloom kick in and make my shot miss. I don't know, I think I'm done with Halo: Reach. I'll not play for a couple of weeks and then come back to it, and see if I like it any better. If not then selling the game on craigslist.  
 
I just got a free copy of Fable II from XBL, so that should make it easier for me to pass the time in the mean while. after that Black Ops will be here.

#2 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

Inb4 shitstorm.

#3 Posted by pwnasaurus (1286 posts) -
@Mrskidders said:
" Inb4 shitstorm. "
forecasting shit storm incoming you made it just in time the rest of us aren't so lucky.
#4 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Halo 2>Halo 3>Halo: Reach 
At least from a multiplayer standpoint.

#5 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I'm slowly losing interest in Halo altogether. 

#6 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -

Meh. Halo isn't a game that I play nonstop like some other shooters. I need breaks, and I will occasionally go on week long binges where it's all I play. The challenge system makes me want to play constantly, but it's just unrealistic considering it's a Halo game.

#7 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

ther´s been halo like for 10 years now.. with no major change in game physics and basic design, so i think it is pretty reasonable to be burn out by now

#8 Posted by Evilsbane (4348 posts) -

*Looks at number of people playing Halo:Reach on the front page* *Leaves Thread*

#9 Posted by Lukeweizer (2517 posts) -

I haven't played it since the week it came out. Neither have any of my friends. Don't even know why I still have it.

#10 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Well you should tighten it back up then, if you don't it might fall off completely!

#11 Edited by Joeybagad0nutz (1437 posts) -

I've stopped playing it like 2 weeks. I'm waiting for Black Ops and Assassin Creed Brotherhood. I'm really looking forward to ACB.
#12 Posted by ptys (1757 posts) -

I gave up about two weeks in. I think there are just better shooters out there. My favourite is Killzone 2.
 
@JoeRiccadonna:
Yeah ACB looks like an awesome change to the multiplayer skill set.

#13 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1437 posts) -
@ptys:
Not to mention the single player looks awesome too.
#14 Posted by MisterChief (829 posts) -

Loosing.

#15 Posted by REIGN (249 posts) -
@MisterChief said:
" Loosing. "
This. 
 
Also, I'm in the same boat about the game losing its charm. 
 
It's not that I think it is a bad game, because I think it's fantastic. It turned out like I had hoped; a decent amount of changes but still retaining that Halo (Halo: CE) feel. The first few weeks were great and extremely fun. 
 
But I have only played it once in the last couple weeks. I'm decent enough at the game, so it isn't that Im frustrated due to lack of skill, but the game really doesn't have great hooks other than the daily/weekly challenges. 
 
Sure, the desire to rank up and gain cR are good, but once you realize that armor pieces don't really do much to make you stand out (minus stuff like the EVA helmet that to me is like a "shoot my head" sign), it doesn't make the grind that satisfying. 
 
That's my big complaint with the game, but there are a few other things that bug me: 
  • Big team battle is fun, but most of the time people absolutely disregard the objective and try to get kills instead (not a fault of the game, but it still exists)
  • Vehicles are really annoying, and are at times too tough to kill (the fact that the ghost protects the drivers body so much from the front is really annoying)
  • Unless I'm playing with at least 2 friends, team objective games are pretty tough due to the fact that people rarely want to work together (again, more a fault with the people, but the objective gametypes are very teamwork oriented)
 
Rant over. 
 
I'm really bummed out about this too. I love the Halo world, and I think the game is definitely 8.5 to 9 out of 10 quality.  
 
Maybe I've just become way too accustomed to the extremely effective carrot-on-a-stick tactics of other games like CoD or even Battlefield. It's a bummer that the carrot in this game just doesn't look as tasty.
#16 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -
@DonPixel: It is not really burn out of Halo franchise, as I'm Halo 3 now and having a blast. But reach is burning out on me.
#17 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -
@MisterChief: lol my bad.
#18 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

Thats what happens when their is no scrubby XP system like call of duty.

#19 Posted by krystians (400 posts) -

I like it and will keep it as my primary shooter. I could care less for COD. But then again it's all opinion. You may be loosing interest, but I don't give a damn. I like it so there!

#20 Posted by captain_clayman (3301 posts) -

this is probably a game i'd play a bit like every weekend, and have like huge sessions once a month.  if you play it every day you'll get bored of it.

#21 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I like Reach in that it gives me way more stuff to do, with or without a group.
Halo 3 can't hold a freaking candle to that.
Firefight is ace, the multiplayer is great with the armor abilities (come on, we've been gunning in so many games over the years, we need to shake that shit up) and overall the game feels like a fun adventure, not a stressed out camp race.
 
I hope they will give us more maps, forge and firefight (combine those two for epic win!) DLC.

#22 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -
@REIGN: Ye definitely, i think Halo 3 ranking system is way more addictive, and better carrot to keep you playing. Arena sucks with inaccurate ratings, and bad gametypes.
#23 Posted by krystians (400 posts) -
@captain_clayman said:
" this is probably a game i'd play a bit like every weekend, and have like huge sessions once a month.  if you play it every day you'll get bored of it. "
That is true. Good thing Fallout is out tomorrow so I can shuffle between games.
#24 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Halo 2>Halo 3>Halo: Reach  At least from a multiplayer standpoint. "
lmao god some people are stupid.
#25 Posted by Mystyr_E (1172 posts) -

I just hate Halo multiplayer in general, 2 was fine but ever since, I have less fun with each one

#26 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" @SpikeSpiegel said:
" Halo 2>Halo 3>Halo: Reach  At least from a multiplayer standpoint. "
lmao god some people are stupid. "
Sorry for having an opinion, dick.
#27 Posted by REIGN (249 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" @SpikeSpiegel said:
" Halo 2>Halo 3>Halo: Reach  At least from a multiplayer standpoint. "
lmao god some people are stupid. "
It's stupid to have an opinion? 
 
Nice job being an inconsiderate asshole.
#28 Posted by Sitoxity (551 posts) -

I think Reach is going to be the Halo I spent most time with. I enjoyed Halo 3 more than I did 2, but ended up playing more games in 2 than 3. I've played Reach any day I've played video games, and I still really enjoy it. I find the challenges addicting and worthwhile (most of the time, sometimes those rewards are too low.) and I really like the ranking system and amount of customization. The gameplay is what I really enjoy best about Reach and is why I think personally, it's a step up from everything (bar I think Halo: CE). 
 
I can tottally understand why some people are going to turn away though, for the same reasons anyone turns away from any game after a release. In some games it's a good thing (like Bad Company 2, that first lul had all the whiney CoD jerks crying about the controls and how it's not CoD, then it was fine.) but in a game like Halo, it'll just be a bad thing, because the ones that leave aren't the whiners. :(

#29 Posted by NTM (7035 posts) -

I played it on legendary, beat it, and been done with it ever since. In between me fiishingthe game through, played a bit of MP with a friend a brother. Yeahhh, done with that game. If they made Halo's on PC I'd probably like to plays those; but nope.
#30 Posted by Aetheldod (3344 posts) -

After grinding for the EVA helmet I kinda lost interest ... and with costume quest and Fallout coming out , I wont play it as much , I love it tho (except when every one wants to play invasion or safe havens... if you wanna kill zombies there a whole game for that dang it!!!!!)

#31 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
"Halo 2>Halo 3>Halo: Reach  At least from a multiplayer standpoint. "

I'd put it in the complete opposite. 
The battle rifle ruined both Halo 2 and 3, requiring no skill to use and making every other weapon in the game obsolete. 
 
Reach is a much more varied game.
#32 Posted by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -
@krystians: lol sure, I really could care less about cod as well, I'm not moving onto to that, I'm just moving back to Halo 3.
#33 Posted by Gamer_152 (13976 posts) -

I'm still loving the game myself.

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#34 Edited by zombie2011 (4941 posts) -

Whats with all these threads popping up Nobody cares that you lost interest.

#35 Posted by christ0phe (951 posts) -

I wrote this exact thing 3 days ago, and now today there are like 3 of the same threads

#36 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -
@zombie2011: 
 I like how they both spelled 'losing' wrong.
...im really bored.
#37 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

I still love the game but god damn armour lock is annoying. I swear over the past couple of weeks EVERYONE has started using it. On a number of occasions I've run into a whole team using armour lock and god-damn you have no idea how annoying it was.

#38 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -
@Djeffers03 said:
" I still love the game but god damn armour lock is annoying. I swear over the past couple of weeks EVERYONE has started using it. On a number of occasions I've run into a whole team using armour lock and god-damn you have no idea how annoying it was. "
It sucks.. problem with those kind of "abilities" in Multiplayer is that eventually everyone finds ther´s one more efective than the others, turning the experience into shit ... I don´t think it was a good idea to put them in the game in the first place. 
#39 Posted by natetodamax (19140 posts) -
@Djeffers03 said:
" I still love the game but god damn armour lock is annoying. I swear over the past couple of weeks EVERYONE has started using it. On a number of occasions I've run into a whole team using armour lock and god-damn you have no idea how annoying it was. "
Yes, I have noticed this too. Bunch of cowards who can't defend themselves if you ask me!
#40 Posted by Fosssil (627 posts) -

It's got a fair number of issues (the hideous no-bleed shield mechanic that leads to herp-a-derping, the effectiveness of spamming with the DMR, the terrible frame lag on certain Forge World maps, the broken mess that is Armor Lock, etc.), but even with all of the problems I'm finding it more enjoyable than Halo 3. Being able to actually cross-map someone with the DMR or Needle Rifle is fantastic; the fact that I can realistically kill an opponent from the opposite side of the map makes this game better than Halo 3. The thing that I dislike most about the game currently is the lack of quality ranked playlists. The current Arena formula is a terrible indicator of teamwork and encourages selfish gameplay, and being placed in the Onyx division isn't nearly as satisfying as progressing through the 1-50 rank ladder. Plus, I hate how I can go search for a game in a "Competitive" playlist and get matched with a bunch of guests. 
 
Aside from those few gripes, I'm enjoying the game immensely.

#41 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4859 posts) -

It seems your complaining that you can't anticipate the other players attacks.

#42 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

I feel that i'm done with Reach, the same feeling that I got with Red Dead: Redemption.

#43 Posted by Sitoxity (551 posts) -

The only thing I'm getting sick of is how players use Elites in Elite Slayer and Armor Lock. It's getting ridiculous when you get a game full of people using armor lock in the way they do.
 
Example: Run up to guy, stick, armor lock. Rinse, Repeat. 
 
It's taking out any fun of those gametypes, which were some of my favorites when played with everything. It's now just who can stick and armor lock the best. Which is really dumb.

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