Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spartan Ops episodic format

It has now been over a month since Halo's release and there have been a total of 4 episodes for the Spartan Ops mode.  For those of you who do not know what Spartan Ops is, it is a combination of the firefight game mode from Halo ODST and Reach combine with Call of Duty's special ops mode.  Basically it is a brief organized killing mission that lasts about 20 mins.  The game was released with 5 episodes and 5 more are being released every monday for the next 6 weeks or so.  I hate this format.  I feel like each week I play through the new content in around an hour and am left wanting more.  I feel like its a television show.  I would not mind this if each of the episodes took much longer but to release an hour of content each week is a tease.  I would rather have had all 50 episodes released at once and that they were unlockable based on the level of completion.  Is anybody else bothered by this weekly release format?



  1. I do find it somewhat annoying that they are incrementally releasing content that they had already finished. However, I also think that if all the episodes were released at once then the people playing online would be to spread out across all of the various missions. It could cause a problem for someone wanting to play a specific mission online. With the current method all of the people playing online are only spread through 5 different missions.

  2. I do not have much problem with this. There is tons of gameplay value in Halo 4 already, that is just "extra" really. I view it as episodic side story content that is very well done (the cut-scenes are amazing and I love the plot so far). I will admit, I hate how the cutscenes get to a really cool part and then end. I wish there were cutscenes after you completed an episode as well. All and all, it is an interesting dynamic to bring to gaming and I do not mind it at all.