No announcements are made of it, but I just wanted to gather what would make people excited about another Halo game. It seems that while 343i does an admirable job with the series starting with four, or the Halo: CE Anniversary (at least in my opinion), many lost interest after Bungie left, and it felt like it plummeted with five. Maybe that excitement for the series won't come back for a lot of people, but what could Halo 6 do to make you love that game? I won't go into too much detail about my history with Halo, but I'll just say that I was an immature kid and disliked or at least felt very conflicted about the Halo games when I was younger, and it wasn't until a little before Halo 3: ODST that I became very enthusiastic about it despite still enjoying them prior to that even. When 343i took the mantle, I still really liked their games. Four was just as good as the others despite it being very focused on giving a story that feels like it wanted you to dig deeper into the lore outside of the games, and I also thought Halo 5 was great (although if I had to choose, it's my least favorite).
Now, as someone that has enjoyed the multiplayer in Halo games but mainly likes them for the campaign, I only have any thoughts on what they could do with that portion of it. I really only have two or three things. If they stick close to what they did with Halo 5 in the sequel by giving you a squad, I would hope that they flesh those characters out more and give them more of a personality. As an example, I really liked Buck in ODST, but he felt very flat in five. The squad felt very much like all they cared about was the mission and no dialogue could be spared on anything else: very little levity. Another thing would be to stick with just the Master Chief and have a character like Locke just pop up through cutscenes, or heck even as a squadmate. Lastly, though I actually enjoy playing on my own more, adding in couch co-op would be nice. I think that's a huge factor in why a lot of people were disappointed in five and I would definitely play it that way too. It's always fun to be excited about Halo with another when there's good co-op. That said, I think the co-op is already a must for 343i.
So, yeah I don't ask for much. I'd have to replay Halo 5 to say what I'd rather they didn't do that, that game did since as mentioned, although I still thought five was great, it wasn't up to the typical Halo standards in some ways. I think the reasons I mentioned are mainly why I felt Halo 5 fell short. That said, Halo 5 did have some nice improvements, like being able to dodge out of the way which was very helpful for the boss fights on Legendary. I'm not sure I'm going to do it, but thinking about Halo makes me want to replay the games. I wish they put Reach on the MCC (as opposed to just backward compatible). Anyways, what about you guys? Plus, are you still (or have you ever been for that matter) a fan of Halo? What're your thoughts on the series now?