What Are You Playing This Weekend?: Halo 5 is a step backward, but it’s a step in the right direction

Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

This weekend, as with last weekend and most of my free time lately, I’ll be toiling away on the battlefields of Halo 5. It’s the first time that I’ve found myself stuck on a multiplayer shooter in ages. That the one to capture my attention is yet another Halo game doesn’t come as a surprise. I’m of the generation that grew up with the series, that hosted gatherings of teenagers dorky enough to lug crappy CRT TVs and Xboxes around town just so they could wire them together for oversized death matches. The way Halo moves and flows, the distinct roles of each …

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