After a long time, the Master Chief has finally returned. Halo: Infinite is a new series in the classic FPS game Halo. As a classic IP, this series is the memory of many old players. In addition to the free multiplayer mode launched last month, the game campaign mode is also officially launched. So, whether the Halo Infinite campaign mode is worth playing, I will explain it here.
The story of Infinite takes place a few years after Halo 5. At that time, Cortana, the AI partner of the Master Chief, has betrayed him. At the beginning of the story, UNSC Infinity was attacked and boarded by The Banished. Their boss Atriox quickly defeated the Master Chief and threw him into space. Six months later, the UNSC pilot codenamed Echo-216 found the drifting Master Chief in space. After that, the Master Chief found a new AI partner codenamed Weapon to work together and defeat the Banished.
343 studio has set up and handled the character very well. In the past, the indifferent Master Chief always fought alone but after experienced sacrifice and the loss of Cortana, his heart gradually changed and became more emotional. The addition of the new character E-216 make players feel that an ordinary soldier survived the war, missed his distant family, and wants to return to them As the plot develops, their personalities also progresses. The animations of the game are handled well on the whole, and they are all better than the previous series. Although there is not much music, the most classic theme song is adapted to make players feel the epic-level scenes.
The gameplay is roughly the same as the previous one, but some new elements have been added. This time, 343 Studio uses a semi-open world to present Halo Infinite, allowing players to slowly explore in Zeta Halo. In addition, players can unlock new skills to give themselves an advantage in battle. These new elements have made a lot of breakthroughs in the gameplay.
Previously, 343 Studio was originally intended to be an open world, but for various reasons they made it into a semi-open world. Players must go through the main story to unlock new areas. After playing the story, players can explore freely in this map. In Zeta Halo, in addition to the main quest to defeat the Banished, players can also find collectibles and complete side missions.
There are different enemies in Zeta Halo’s realm. If the player attacks the base, they can unlock the place for fast travel, and even call vehicles and replace weapons. The other is the enemy fortress, which requires many steps to conquer. Each fortress has different goals and a large number of enemies, that it is challenging to attack. If successfully conquered, in addition to being able to teleport quickly, special vehicles will also be provided for players to use.
There will be UNSC squad members captured by the Banished in every corner of the map. Players can go to rescue them and let them join the team. Players can also look for information towers and destroy them. If you complete these small tasks, players can gain courage to unlock some rewards such as weapons, vehicles and even soldiers. There will be some small bosses in the map for players to defeat. After defeating, you can get some special weapons.
There are some collectibles hidden in the map for players to find. First of all, the memory core is mainly the points for upgrading skills. Players need to find boxes and open them to obtain skill points to improve their skills. Then, the arsenal can get some skins or textures for players to use in multiplayer mode. The skulls are basically different modules, allowing players to experience the Halo with different modules. On the whole, the semi-open world design is a breakthrough, allowing players to have a brand new experience.
Advantage & Disadvantage
After the campaign mode is launched, players have a polarized evaluation of the semi-open world. However, Halo Infinite has a very good map design, and the game also uses a mini-map to make it easy for players to explore, and there are even hidden things in every corner. There are good rewards for actively doing tasks, and players will not feel very repetitive. Although the image quality is not top-notch, the rendering, materials and details have been greatly improved.
There are not too many problems in the game, just occasional problems. For example, in a scene, the Master Chief’s gun disappears, and after the animation ends, the player has no way to shoot, and must restart the game to recover. The design of the memory core is also very strange. Some cores are located very far away, causing players to take a long time to get them. Of course, the player can choose not to take it.
The changes to Halo Infinite make the game a unique work in the series. Both old fans and novice players can try this game. Only in terms of the story, new players need to understand the story of the entire series in order to understand what the story is about.