Did 343i do a better job with Halo multiplayer than Bungie?

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#1 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

I personally thought Halo 4's multiplayer was outstanding, and was better than previous Halo multiplayer's.

#2 Posted by Socijalisticka (1555 posts) -

Because they've opted to incorporate the obscene rank system of the COD-likes, the pleb masses can rejoice at the illusion of progression, while performing nothing but the most tedious grindsh*tfest. Halo 1-3 are superior by default.

#3 Posted by dkdk999 (6747 posts) -
I am not a huge fan of halo 4 multiplayer. I can't fathom who thought randomly spawning weapons was a good idea.
#4 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

They basically just copied Bungie. Nothing really innovative on their part.

#5 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

They basically just copied Bungie. Nothing really innovative on their part.

Vari3ty

The core gameplay mechanics were the same, but 343i added things like loadouts, ordance drops, etc.

#6 Posted by Djmaster214 (3239 posts) -

superior in every way, i didnt like halo 2 or 3 but love 4 to death

#7 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

superior in every way, i didnt like halo 2 or 3 but love 4 to death

Djmaster214

I loved Halo 3, hated reach, didn't play much of Halo 2 but played the hell out of CE. Halo 4 is by far superior.

#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (16458 posts) -
As much as I loved the multiplayer in Bungie's game I like this one better. Most of that has to do with the ability for people to join matches in progress. No more suffering through lop-sided matches because some team-mates dropped out. Thank god.
#9 Posted by xgraderx (2395 posts) -
As much as I loved the multiplayer in Bungie's game I like this one better. Most of that has to do with the ability for people to join matches in progress. No more suffering through lop-sided matches because some team-mates dropped out. Thank god.Archangel3371
Agreed,this was a big improvement.
#10 Posted by SolidTy (46263 posts) -

I personally thought Halo 4's multiplayer was outstanding, and was better than previous Halo multiplayer's.

GamerZem

Give the game some time to sit on and reflect, it's so new. I have friends that absolutely hate Halo 4's MP and say it's CODified. I have friends that like the new game's MP, and finally I have friends that feel it's too similar to the past Bungie games and feel bored with the MP. I tell all three groups of RL friends the true test is TIME. One year from now, how many gamers will be playing it, how many will have left for other games? That's the true test.

Also, according to Metacritic the answer to your question (Did 343 do a better job with Halo than Bungie) could be interpreted as no, 343i achieved AA (80%+) with a main Halo title, and Bungie achieved AAA (90%+) with their main Halo titles. Main being Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and 4.

#11 Posted by Crypt_mx (4278 posts) -

Halo 4's multiplayer has totally lost its identity in my opinion. Now its just CoD with oversheilds...343i couldn't have done anything stupider in my eyes.

But perhaps it was smart, to draw in the CoD fans with something they are familiar with. Then again, one of the above posters said he hated 2 and 3 but loves 4, how the hell did you HATE Halo 2? I guess thats just the crowd they are bringing in nowadays.

#12 Posted by wavey_gravey (11155 posts) -
I personally didn't like what Bungie did with Reach multiplayer having loved and played to death Halo 3. I do think that Halo 4 is better than Reach in the MP stakes, for instance I love the fact that you can now join in progress. I lost so much Rep playing Reach because my connection kept crapping out, and Iost count of the times I had to stick out a match 1 v 4 because all my team mates left. I guess time will tell whether Halo 4 will be as well beloved as Bungie's earlier efforts.
#13 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

I personally didn't like what Bungie did with Reach multiplayer having loved and played to death Halo 3. I do think that Halo 4 is better than Reach in the MP stakes, for instance I love the fact that you can now join in progress. I lost so much Rep playing Reach because my connection kept crapping out, and Iost count of the times I had to stick out a match 1 v 4 because all my team mates left. I guess time will tell whether Halo 4 will be as well beloved as Bungie's earlier efforts.wavey_gravey

Well, really, Reach was good for a while. By the time I had ranked up to Legend, I had begun to hate it. I don't really know why, but I just did.

That never happened to me with Halo 3.

#14 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
As much as I loved the multiplayer in Bungie's game I like this one better. Most of that has to do with the ability for people to join matches in progress. No more suffering through lop-sided matches because some team-mates dropped out. Thank god.Archangel3371
I actually hated that. Here's why.... Tjoeb13: "Okay, let's do this! Let me be Unfrigginbelievable!" (Map loads) 0:05 0:04 0:03 0:02 0:01 GAME OVER Tjoeb123: "WTF JUST HAPPENED?!?!!?" Note: My brother bought Halo 4 and borrowed my Xbox. So yes I have the game but I haven't had the chance to play it yet. That was just based on my experience with that in Call of Duty. Though, it wasn't as bad in Reach's Custom Games...where you could join your friends.
#15 Posted by Archangel3371 (16458 posts) -
[QUOTE="Archangel3371"]As much as I loved the multiplayer in Bungie's game I like this one better. Most of that has to do with the ability for people to join matches in progress. No more suffering through lop-sided matches because some team-mates dropped out. Thank god.tjoeb123
I actually hated that. Here's why.... Tjoeb13: "Okay, let's do this! Let me be Unfrigginbelievable!" (Map loads) 0:05 0:04 0:03 0:02 0:01 GAME OVER Tjoeb123: "WTF JUST HAPPENED?!?!!?" Note: My brother bought Halo 4 and borrowed my Xbox. So yes I have the game but I haven't had the chance to play it yet. That was just based on my experience with that in Call of Duty. Though, it wasn't as bad in Reach's Custom Games...where you could join your friends.

Unless you keep jumping around searching for a new game after every single match this really shouldn't be a problem. If you get in one that ends just stick around and play the next one or two or three.
#16 Posted by contracts420 (1956 posts) -

I have yet to play the game but am looking forward to it. But from an audio and visual standpoint... they easily outclassed Bungie.

#17 Posted by xgraderx (2395 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerZem"]

I personally thought Halo 4's multiplayer was outstanding, and was better than previous Halo multiplayer's.

SolidTy

Give the game some time to sit on and reflect, it's so new. I have friends that absolutely hate Halo 4's MP and say it's CODified. I have friends that like the new game's MP, and finally I have friends that feel it's too similar to the past Bungie games and feel bored with the MP. I tell all three groups of RL friends the true test is TIME. One year from now, how many gamers will be playing it, how many will have left for other games? That's the true test.

Also, according to Metacritic the answer to your question (Did 343 do a better job with Halo than Bungie) could be interpreted as no, 343i achieved AA (80%+) with a main Halo title, and Bungie achieved AAA (90%+) with their main Halo titles. Main being Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and 4.

I understand what you are saying ,but bad reviews dont determine the quality of a game.As far as scores go,most of us including myself only use trusted reviewers to give us an idea of how good a game is and then its up to us.
#18 Posted by MathMattS (4012 posts) -

Overall, with both singleplayer and multiplayer, I think Bungie and 343 Industries are at about the same level.

#19 Posted by SolidTy (46263 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidTy"]

[QUOTE="GamerZem"]

I personally thought Halo 4's multiplayer was outstanding, and was better than previous Halo multiplayer's.

xgraderx

Give the game some time to sit on and reflect, it's so new. I have friends that absolutely hate Halo 4's MP and say it's CODified. I have friends that like the new game's MP, and finally I have friends that feel it's too similar to the past Bungie games and feel bored with the MP. I tell all three groups of RL friends the true test is TIME. One year from now, how many gamers will be playing it, how many will have left for other games? That's the true test.

Also, according to Metacritic the answer to your question (Did 343 do a better job with Halo than Bungie) could be interpreted as no, 343i achieved AA (80%+) with a main Halo title, and Bungie achieved AAA (90%+) with their main Halo titles. Main being Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, and 4.

I understand what you are saying ,but bad reviews dont determine the quality of a game.As far as scores go,most of us including myself only use trusted reviewers to give us an idea of how good a game is and then its up to us.

I only use trusted reviewers myself and I've preached and preached about that here at GS over the years, but I wasn't speaking from a personal perspective but a more general one to answer the TC's general question.

If I was speaking to you, I would lean more on my statement about the true test being TIME, and for us to judge it individually if we can. However, that wouldn't answer the TC's question very well. :P