Crappy Halo Day
EDIT: I had to change the title of the post from “Happy” to “Crappy”. Like a frog in warming water, we have become accustomed to shitty releases, but this one is kind of exceptional. This is Microsoft’s flag ship title, synonymous with Xbox, and they can’t even promise that we will be able to use matchmaking by the weekend!
If online release timing is as usual, 1GN will probably be playing some MC Collection tonight. It is expected to be good, and I expect that expectation to be met. I plan on watching the carnage over his shoulder.
One of the treats of purchasing the Collection is that owners also get access to a Halo 5 beta. Apparently, many, including Rooster Teeth, have already played H5. Kotaku and IGN have written about it, and Rooster Teeth has provided video (embedded below). It looks good, and I would be all over that ish, but it was the nature of Halo MP that drove me into the buff arms of Gears. In Gears, I quickly discovered that by just using my mouth, I could contribute more to my team’s victory than I ever could wielding any weapon in Halo. (I still remember random teammates yelling at my brother, who played with me in those days, to run and hide rather than “die again”. I knew that had he not been there, it would have been me they were yelling at.)
Still, good is as good does, and Halo 5 looks like it won’t disappoint Slayers.