Halo 5: Guardians was launched in October 2015, but there is one feature that doesn’t give gamers peace of mind after all this time. Should the sprint feature really be in the game?
Long story short, many gamers suggest that sprint shouldn’t be available in campaign, and should be removed in the next Halo 6 game. On the other hand, there are players who really appreciate the sprint feature because it improves the gaming experience.
Without exaggerating, the Halo 5: Guardians forums have become the battle field for this fierce “For or Against” debate. As a matter of fact, the thread hosting this debate has more than 10,000 replies in just 4 months, confirming the interest of the Halo 5 gaming community for this topic.
As stated before, the Halo 5 community is divided: gamers who have access to the sprint feature wish they didn’t, while other players wish they could use sprint. But why is there so much fuss around the Halo 5 sprint feature?
Some gamers say that sprint has ruined Halo 5’s map flow and design. Compared to previous versions of the game, when they were able to move in all directions without hesitation and use their gun at all times, now their movements are restricted to one direction only. Gamers now accuse 343 Studios that Halo 5 has become another generic shooter, where players’ decisions are no longer that important. The main argument for this idea is that gamers are not being able to shoot while sprinting.
Another argument used by the “Against sprint camp” is that it doesn’t really make sense to be able to sprint while wearing such heavy armor. The sprint feature makes the game feel odd and less realistic.
On the other hand, the “Pro sprint camp” claims that being able to sprint improves the game experience. These gamers say that sprinting allows them to move faster, and if other players can’t fully take advantage of this feature, then that’s their problem, adding that detractors should rather learn to use sprint than bash it.
Whether Halo 6 should support sprint or not is another hot topic derived from this debate. The “Against sprint camp” suggests 343 should bring back the simple game mechanics that made the Halo series so great. However, the company has yet to issue any comments about this request.
Which side are you on in this debate?
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