Halo: Canadian streamer Michael Grzesiek, who is better known by his online nickname, Shroud feels there’s a huge room for improvement in Microsoft’s long-standing Halo franchise.
Shroud suggests Microsoft needs to change a lot about the way the video game franchise plays as compared to newfangled titles such as Call of Duty and Fortnite, with Halo Infinite‘s release just around the corner. Shroud boasts unparalleled skills when it comes to first-person shooters because he understands what makes an FPS game good and how it can be further enhanced.
Living up to his reputation for commenting on games and issues, the Twitch star recently chimed in on Modern Warfare, explaining why he finds it boring. He has now set his eyes on the Halo series, raising concerns regarding Halo Infinite, which hasn’t been released after being delayed.
During his latest stream, Shroud fragged lobbies in Halo 4 for quite some time. Although he seemed to be having fun, it appeared that even he wasn’t too sure in the end. “I guess that was fun?” he said after closing the game browser. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Just Halo, I guess.”
He went on to say that the title feels outdated, especially in terms of matching up against other latest titles available on the market. “Halo Infinite needs to change a lot [to] so that it meets up with current expectations,” he said. “Halo is dated. But it makes sense. The games are old, so it makes sense for the games to feel dated.”
Halo Infinite is expected to mark the game’s foray into an open-world; however, Shroud’s remarks seemed to be more about the gameplay and the multiplayer combat. “It was so short… I don’t like how not chaotic it is,” he said. “4v4 and the size of the map and how you can control it is kind of weird. I wish it was more spontaneous and all over the place… More of a deathmatch.”
Shroud admitted that he has not played the series enough to know for sure, but is willing to give it another chance. “Everyone says Halo 5 could be something I’m interested in,” he said. “I really want to play more.”
Regrettably, he didn’t offer any suggestions on improving the gameplay but backed the idea of adding air strafe. “If this game had air strafe, it’d be f**king nuts. But.. then it’d pretty much just be Quake. Well, kind of.”
It is worth mentioning here that Shroud was simply sharing his views with viewers on his stream, and several players love the Halo series and are waiting with bated breath for Halo Infinite. Moreover, it’s been five years since Halo 5.
Shroud’s opinion is his own, but valuable. Stay tuned here for the latest e-sports news.