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Halo 4: The Hardlight Shield In Action

Armour Lock was widely considered an over powered armour ability in Halo Reach. But at the same time, many Halo players used it. So, how exactly did 343 Industries reach a compromise that would satisfy both parties? By creating the Hardlight Shield.

The Hardlight Shield acts as a kind of riot shield, slowing the player down, but protecting him from incoming bullets. Word of warning though: it is vulnerable to a well placed grenade.

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Hardlydan1440d ago

I'm in two minds about H4. Part of me wants to know as much about it as possible so that I can make an informed choice when it comes to handing over my cash. The other part doesn't want to know a thing so that when I do finally get round to playing it, nothing will be spoilt.

As you may have guessed I care not one iota for the multiplayer. For me it is all about the story. Almost all the games in my top ten have a strong narrative. For me games than can involve me emotionally in a deep storyline and keep me enthralled are leagues ahead of Madden whatever the year and Need for Speed: Insert subtitle. Now don't get me wrong. I am not for one moment suggesting that those titles (and others like them) don't have a place in the market; sales alone, regardless of reviews suggest otherwise. It's just that I as a gamer value games with a strong plot above others.

Traditionally shooters, like Halo have had a pretty flimsy narrative driving them, Action, multiplayer and impressive visuals being forefront in the developer's minds. I only hope that with all the lore behind Halo (yes I have read all the books)we, the true fans who have been there since day one on the old 'box get to have what we deserve: A truly immersive single player experience. Oh and to appease the others who probably haven't read all of this; fairly decent multiplayer too.

Chuk51440d ago

I disagree about the narritive comment.

Halo's narrative and fiction is one of the most interesting ones out there, the breadth is also one of the best in games.

Hardlydan1440d ago

I think I am going to have to disagree with you. Partly because I am drunk and partly because you have failed to back-up your reply with any kind of proof/fact/information.

Chuk51440d ago

@hardlydan
Haha, fair enough

Hardlydan1440d ago

Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all.
The needle returns to the start of the song;
And we all sing along like before

Neko_Mega1440d ago

Already seen this used in the Rocket one, but I get to see more of it in this video.

Halo 4 is looking like they throwing some new idea's, I just wonder how it will all work together.

lastdual1440d ago

The shield looks really useful if you're getting outgunned at long range (or need to cross a dangerous area without fear of snipers), but using it in close seems like a good way to get yourself killed.

Basically, it has its advantages and drawbacks. Looks much more interesting than armor lock.

DwightOwen1439d ago

Question: how does a shield made of LIGHT slow you down???