It can still be exciting without action
I think we can all agree Halo 5 is great, even if the gameplay gets in the way of the story, but I still can’t help but imagine a game in the series without all that pesky shooting weighing it down.
Luckily, it seems Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor is right there with me on this one, recently telling Time “methods of gameplay that aren’t simply shooting interest [him].” How exciting!
“I’d love to go do a xenoarcheological expedition to the original Halo ring,” O’Connor added. “You know, take some scientists down, drive around, catch samples, do some detective work, maybe there’s a mystery. And it wouldn’t require shooting. It’s the universe and environment that can still be exciting, even without action. So that’s one of the things I’d love to see us invest more in.”
Sounds like a wonderful idea, Frank. I’m already chomping at the bit to pre-order at GameStop®.