Halo: Reach is set to be a smash hit and has faced both acclaim and criticism, but some of its new features are just laughably stupid. Following are the most unrealistic ways your Spartan or Elite can – and likely will – be killed in Halo: Reach.
In Halo: Reach, you’ll play as Noble 6 in the elite group of Spartans known as Noble Team – the most badass humans on planet Reach. As Noble 6, you’ll sport a body armor suit capable of taking bullets, nearby rocket damage, and grenade damage – but won’t be able to withstand a little bit of damage due to gravity. In Halo: Reach, you’ll receive damage from falling from semi-high distances and if you fall from too high, you’ll likely die.
I’ve always baulked at how laughably stupid killing an Elite or Spartan with an assassination was in Halo games. By no stretch of the imagination should a punch of the back of the head by an instant kill of a Spartan or Elite; it just makes no sense. How is it that you can take multiple punches to the front of the face in Halo: Reach, but a single hit to the back of the head will render you a piece of dead person in full metal suit?
Grenade head bonk
Grenades are deadly and I’d expect anyone or anything to meet their demise after a close ranged grenade explosion, but Halo: Reach has created an all new way for you to die from grenades; the grenade head bonk. In Halo: Reach, a grenade can kill you if it hits you in the head (bonk) while your shields are down. What kind of crap is that? I can understand if a sticky grenade to face resulted in death, but getting hit in the head by a frag grenade would cause less damage than being hit in the head with a rock.
I might receive a bit of flaming for this, but a single shot to the head, by any other weapon than a rocket launcher, shouldn’t be able to kill a Spartan or Elite. I enjoy the fact that I can pwn noobs with a single head snipe, but how is it that a Spartan and Elite’s head gear is made up of the same material as the rest of their armor suit, yet it takes damage more easily?
For more, read Why Armor Lock is Quite Possibly the Worst New Feature in Halo: Reach, 5 New Ways to Teabag Your Enemies in Halo: Reach, and Halo: Reach 101: The 5 Armor Abilities Explained
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