Best Xbox One Games #27 – Halo 5: Guardians
Developer: 343 Industries
Synopsis: Due to certain events in the newly-formed 343 Industries canon of the series, Master Chief goes missing in search of Cortana. As certain events transpire that force ONI to look into Chief’s loyalties with Cortana more closely, Fireteam Osiris is sent to bring him back. Spartan Locke leads the crew in the ultimate hunt for the ultimate truth.
With changes to the game’s hardware with the Xbox One, 343 Industries were free to explore a larger environment per level. Maps are opened up and offer a broader story than what was previously possible throughout the campaign.
Why it’s one of the best Xbox One games: Microsoft Studios is learning from the feedback gathered from many online communities; don’t split your player base with segmented online maps. Although it means microtransactions in REQ packs, all online maps added into the multiple online Halo 5 gameplay modes are added free as part of their post-launch plan.
Furthermore, because of the hardware improvements offered by the Xbox One, the maps are drawn up as huge and vast, or dense and complex, as necessary. Never do you feel imbalance due to which side you start, and there are plenty of weapons to choose from.
343 Industries took a novel approach to the fifth mainline installment of the series, and managed to take it to new places.
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