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@  Buns : (18 June 2019 - 03:45 AM) hot damn
@  Buns : (18 June 2019 - 03:45 AM) Bnus
@  Buns : (18 June 2019 - 03:45 AM) Does my name still have a filter?
@  Buns : (18 June 2019 - 03:45 AM) bleep bloop
@  Zoob : (17 June 2019 - 09:06 PM) I liked everything about the trailer, and felt the power of the music watching it as well. But I also like the hunt the truth trailers a lot too and the game was nothing like it.
@  Zoob : (17 June 2019 - 09:05 PM) there* I'm hype to game on more than 60 fps on a console hopefully with the new xbox
@  Zoob : (17 June 2019 - 09:04 PM) I think it's more about personal opinion and not what the RIGHT way to go with the story is or what YOU may want to see. With a franchise that has been in so many peoples hands over the years their is bound to be something YOU wont like, but obiously its made in a way for someone else to enjoy. Take halo 5 for example, I love it. Not so much story wise but I feel the multiplayer is the best out of all halos.
@  Drizzy_Dan : (17 June 2019 - 02:52 PM) Zeta Halo, and I've said this a billion trillion times now, its history. It was once the location that held The Primordial - the last known Precursor along with Mendicant Bias who was the Precursor/Gravemind's overseer
@  Drizzy_Dan : (17 June 2019 - 02:51 PM) Location for 1. We're back on a Halo which seems like it should be the obvious destination given the name but is not feasible without a time skip (which is what happened)
@  Drizzy_Dan : (17 June 2019 - 02:50 PM) Let's talk about things we actually liked about the trailer
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:25 AM) Especially versus Cortana, who cares about him as more than just a weapon, who's offering him some actual, personal fulfilment
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:25 AM) Have Chief finally start questioning his place in the UNSC, the morality of the UNSC, how far his loyalties go when they treat him as expendable and replaceable
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:24 AM) That should have been the core conflict of Halo 5 - have the Created just be a framing device for it, as the Didact was for Halo 4's real story
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:23 AM) And then in Halo 5 - again, you've got a more literal version of it in Blue vs Osiris. Old Spartans vs New Spartans
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:22 AM) You've got a character in Del Rio who treats them both the same way - 'things have changed while you've been away'
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:22 AM) The whole underlying theme of Halo 4 was obsolescence - Cortana literally points it out to Chief, "they don't care about you, they replaced you!"
@  RedStarRocket91 : (17 June 2019 - 10:21 AM) The Spartan-IVs frustrate me in particular because there's so much potential for them to have a strong role in the story
@  Jack Of Harts : (17 June 2019 - 09:27 AM) By the way, what actually happened to the ODSTs? There's no mention of them at all in Halo 4 or 5, especially with Buck now being a Spartan-IV
@  Jack Of Harts : (17 June 2019 - 09:25 AM) I don't see Spartan-IVs as "real Spartans", I see them more as just enhanced ODSTs
@  Azaxx : (17 June 2019 - 09:21 AM) Now without a major overhaul, like ditching the Spartan IV's, high tech domination of Humanity and the lack of emphasis on being the Chief, it's going to be hard for 343i to captivate the core audience who want to be reminded of the glory days of the original trilogy

Twinreaper

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In Topic: Site Poll 104: Obligatory E3 Poll

11 June 2019 - 09:13 PM

I'll say this, the trailer for me was a big let down.  Not just in aspects I hold in terms of quality engine development, but for the player as well.  If your going to show a trailer for a new Halo game...don't you wan't to start off by showing a kind of "last time on..." thing, rather than jump straight into some scene that clearly has no correlation to the current timeline we know as of the end of Halo 5?  The trailer is confusing timeline wise.

 

From what I know about Halo 5, it ended with Chief and the gang basically standing on an elite planet...not Chief floating around space stranded, and certaintly not near anything ressembling the first Halo ring they encounterd in CE.  Now I cans ee this thing heading one of two ways...

 

1. You will need to read or watch some sort of pre launch content to fill in the gaps between Halo 5 and Infinite.

 

2.  This is the beginning of the game, but cuts to a "24 hours earlier" type of gameplay to catch you up.

 

Either way it was a huge miss.  I'm all for character development, but the whole scenario aside from the timeline makes zero sense.  If your floating around with barely any power, no foreseeable food, direction on how to get home...how does waking up a Spartan on a flying deathtrap even begin to equate to a "We're going home" celebratory scene?!?  If you can't get home on a failing bucket of bolts, what does having a Spartan do for you?  Just made no sense at all.

 

And maybe it's just me, but from what i saw in the actual tech demo, this game looks nothing like anything on the level we saw in it.  None of the lighting was "next gen" looking, there was literally ZERO reflections at all in any of the glass, surrounding shiny metallic objects...and even Chief's visor had a generic cubemap applied and nothing real time reflection...which is severly dissapointing given the numerous other games with much older hardware that do it. Original Halo CE for Mac anyone?

 

I get the wanting to return to the nostalgia and superior art style of the classic trilogy, but if your going to continue a failed story arc and try to return to the old style, it isn't going to work very well.  They would have been better off telling Chief's story through a bunch of new missions and campaigns revolving around the journey that lead Chief to Halo 1.  There is literally 10+ fantastic Halo games just in the novels, comics and stories told before CE.

 

I just don;t think 343 get's it.  Well, not all of 343, but certainlty the likes of Frankie, Kiki, Bonnie and whoever the hell they hired to write these abysmal storyboards out.  It seems quite clear that they think the art style alone and tug on the emotional nostalgia strings is enough to get a good Halo out.  I get we don't help at all being as fractured and biased as we are.  Halo is supposed to be for everyone and it has to evolve, but I just don't like being messed with.  That's my opinion in a nut shell.

 

I don't think I'll be picking this one up on PC, and I will likely pick up and play MCC for the next 30 years instead...

 


In Topic: 5 Word Halo Story

14 May 2019 - 09:14 PM

Ungoy jell-o food nipple that...


In Topic: Site Poll 103: the MCC on PC and You

30 March 2019 - 06:53 PM

Someone had to do it...

 

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In Topic: Site Poll 103: the MCC on PC and You

15 March 2019 - 03:11 PM

The last time I used actual Forge mode?  Probably like 3 days after I got Reach.  But I only used it for like 1/2 a day and never used it again lol


In Topic: The 'Official' Hold-Down-A-To-Scream-Your-Excitement-About-Reach-And-...

13 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

I wish AD was here to see this moment...