Halo 5: Guardians is the long awaited sequel to Halo 4, which started off what is known as the “Reclaimer Saga”. Halo 5’s campaign will start off 8 months after the events of Halo 4. One of the most greatest things about it is that it runs at a almost constant 60FPS making for smooth game play.
*SPOILER ALERT FOR HALO 4: After the death of Cortana, Master Chief is stricken with grief but continues his work against the covenant remnants. He searches for the only one who could possibly bring her back, Doctor Halsey his “mother”. END OF SPOILERS*
Halo 5 brings in some new content besides story. Warzone is the new multiplayer mode in Halo 5, where there is still the original 8 vs 8 , red vs blue , but with the addition of AI controlled covenant. Warzone lets you use a special system called the Requisition Cards. These cards are used to bring in special weapons, vehicles, and the use of special abilities.
Halo 5 also brings in a new multiplayer mode called “Break Out”, which is their version of a mode than can be played in e-sports. It is a 3vs3 or 4vs4 game mode with each player having a single life in a match, first team to 5 wins. It is by far one of the most hectic game modes because of how every person alive on your team makes the difference between a win and a lose. I would recommend this mode for those that play with friends a lot.
Halo 5 also steps up in the department of customization of characters which boasts a whopping 145 helmet, 145 chest piece, and 50 visor color variations. The custom game mode options have been updated to allow a greater amount of choices than previous games.
Currently the game is lacking its iconic “Forge” mode where custom games can be created. It is estimated to arrive in December 2015.
In all so far Halo 5 is shaping up to be a pretty great game. 8.5/10