The Halo franchise is in a weird place. After the poor fan reception to Halo 5: Guardians, it seems developer 343 Industries have went back to the drawing board= with the latest entry into the series, Halo: Infinite. And it's a good thing that they have.
Halo 5, although far from terrible, failed to capture what made the franchise so special. A short campaign and intrusive armor abilities made the game not feel like what came before. Let's not even talk about the marketing.
343 have an opportunity with Infinite to really reinvigorate the franchise, injecting it with new life so Halo can return to what we all know it can be. By understanding the franchise's roots, 343 can bring fans of classic and new Halo together, expending the series like never before. They just need to not repeat their previous mistakes.
In this article, we're not just going to be bashing Halo 5, as easy as it is.
Halo needs to evolve, it can't remain antiquated forever. It's how it evolves that's important. Halo 5 was clearly the wrong direction, so let's talk about the right one.