Halo 4 looks primed to be the biggest and best console exclusive of 2012.
I think it's hard to argue that it's not, if we are talking exclusives this year.
Idk, I think Last of Us will be right up there with Halo when more marketing is applied. Halo 4 obviously has the bigger fanbase though. This game industry is gnna make a shit ton of money this winter though. Halo 4, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Borderlands..all multi million sellers.
Last of Us confirmed to be releasing in 2013.
Ah man :/ Well guess I stand corrected then haha, Halo 4 is the year's biggest exclusive and my wallet will be begging for mercy come 2013.
learns how to market more effectively....
will halo 4 be as big of a seller as halo 3 was? Not knocking the series as i am a huge fan. I am just curious if it will sell to the same numbers as halo 3. you have to admit that between 3 and 4 there has been ODST (a fine spinoff) as well as reach (a really good prequel). Both of which did really well in sales but nothing to the extent of Halo 3. I guess it is because 3 was the 1st halo game for 360 so the "new-ness" (sorry) was a major factor. Plus the fact it was meant to be the finale of a trilogy that had gained a serious following. I mean since the first release, the game had increased in sales each time. Not many franchises can do that. Usually in a franchise you will have a high point where either the initial game or one of its sequels is the top seller but then things taper off. A good example is the GT series. That is a series where the next one released would sell more or less than the previous one. In the end it really shouldnt matter about sales but you know that will be the topic of interest. Many will proclaim that if it doesnt sell more than the previous release then it will be deemed a flop. truth be told that this is a new series and should be able to stand on its own as the 1st of 3. Any sales comparison to the previous series is natural but I think people should just look forward to a new story and see where it goes from there.
Isn't it basically the ONLY big exclusive coming out this year? All of Sony's heavy hitters are coming out in 2013... So this statement is kind of Phishing for hits?
yeah but halo 4 is the is Biggest
I argue that the best console exclusive this year is New Super Mario Bros U. Mario games are always fun. I know I'll like that more than Halo 4. But hey thats just me. Just prefer platform games to shooters.
Looking so forward to this.
well i don't know if it going to be the biggest exclusive console game this year, well it probably will, all i know is am going to play crap of halo 4 and borderlands 2 when they come out
With Last of Us in 2013 Halo 4 doesn't have too much to compete with exclusive wise this year. Can't wait to play it at SDCC this week :)
while i'm sure Last of Us will be a neat experience, and will probably sell pretty well, there is no way it would compete with Halo. Last of Us will probably sell 2-3 million copies. Halo 4 will probably sell that many at midnight.
It may sell a boatload but that doesn't make it the BIGGEST automatically.. Besides Last of us is 2013..
It wouldn't even compete with halo because it is not a direct competitor....plus competition is not really sales because neither game is multiplatform....the people who want either or both will get either or both...they aren't picking one over the other. Besides its also about quality (not saying either is better) and they both have quality.
i'm not talking about quality. i'm talking solely about sales. biggest means received positively by the most people...so sales absolutely do matter. you can't call a game "big" if nobody buys it, therefore more sales = bigger. i'm not sure why my comment is causing an argument. i didn't say one is better than the other. i just said halo will sell a lot more and therefore be a "bigger" game. doesn't matter when they launch, doesn't matter what system they are on, doesn't matter if they are "directly competing." all that we're discussing here are sales. so, contrary to what sarshelyam (below) says, it is NOT subjective. this isn't opinion. it's just a matter of numbers. it will be the best selling exclusive in 2012, and that makes it the "biggest."
Biggest is still subjective to the individual. Could be sales, could be critic aclaim. Considering that one is a new IP with no MP or Co-op being made by one of the most critically awarded dev teams ever and one is a classic MP centric multi million seller franchise being made by a new dev team, I think which game will take which title is obvious...one for each. I would love to see the Last of Us sell Halo numbers, and Halo 4 be aclaimed as well as Uncharted games, as both are sure to be worth any gamers playtime. Anyways, I'm glad they are releasing at different years, it will give peoples pocketbooks some breathing room.
I'll see you at the con my brother.
Not if 343 studios ruin the online for the game. I hear they are adding some COD elements in it. Thats not good in my book.
Of course. I'm not even a fan of Halo and I'll probably be buying it.
This is what they say every time a Halo game comes out. Guess it depends on how much you like Halo. For me, it's not even close to my top exclusive. Just another Halo game dropping. Have fun if it's your thing.
"This is what they say every time a Halo game" And rightfully so......
Subjectivity sure is irritating.
This is defo the most wanted...A new halo sequel with multiplayer, defo the most intresting...Blackops2 looks good in somewhat familiar way and will sell well but Halo4 has that extra special something. Medal of Honor is basicaly BF3.1 with Close quarter 2.0. So not excited one bit for that. Last us(creators of UC) looks good but like most, not too into survivial games. With naughty dog, u know u will get somet special. Borderland, nah. Assasins creed 3- looks descent and familiar Next Hitman, hopeful. Dishonored looks good but im not really fan of RPG's but this one i'll have a go, i think. Thats about it really...not much to get excited about. Halo 4, Black Ops2 & the usualy FIFA 13 is what i will buy day 1. Others i prob try later on. All in All, i think this year is quite weak in the numbers department of good games.
You have a diverse view on gaming don't you......hows Justin Bieber?
to be honest that was immature
He's right. That was immature. Bieber beat up a kid once for calling him a girl.
ahhh the internet and the obsession with justin drew bieber, u guys are making him a legend, everywhere i go, is see people moan about him or idolize him, even in hardcore wrestling vids, space vids and even in forth dimension\string theory vids u guys are as obsessed with him as his fans and u subconsciously like him, because there is no way in hell that i mention something (all the time) that i don't like, ever
i have no idea who justin bieber is but seems to be alot of fans here of him(sorry bf3 fanboys)...anyways, like i said. Shooters will dominate again this fall, atleast on superier consoles but if i offended any PC or maybe BF fanboys then im sorry. You have to respect my honesty. I was once regarded as a champion of oxford university. My quick and calculated assesment of intrest has always been my strongpoint. Thank you for reading my replies and statements. I hope i have enlightened you in this godforsaken age of unemployed biggots and cesspool of bad taste gamers. Thank you.
I have a legitimate question for everyone. How do I get better at Halo? :/ I hate playing multi-player on Halo because I'm terrible at it. I always lose...badly. I'm good at Counter Strike, TF2, Battlefield (all of them), Call of Duty (Only ever liked Infinity Ward...the REAL Infinity Ward), Resistance, Tribes, and pretty much every other shooter out there. Why, then, do I suck so much at Halo?!? I use strategy, teamwork, and everything else... ...but I still suck at Halo. Please help me! I want to enjoy Halo, but I can't until I'm good at it!
Running and wreaking havoc won't work on games like halo. its a little bit slower than the rest of the games you mentioned because in halo players have tons of health compared to BF3, cod etc. try to get used to shooting the heads with the battle rifle and you'll sweep through any average halo player. there is no magical tip that'll make you better at it, you just have to keep playing till your skills get better (the obvious of any MP game but its a fact nonetheless) or if you are so desperate then work your way to power weapons, vehicles and annihilate anyone who stands at your way (:
Thank you very much for the advice. I just can't seem to get those headshots though. People mow me down with like three bullets. I can shoot them for ten minutes and never get a kill. :/ I did mention Tribes though...which is a game Bungie took inspiration from for Halo. It plays relatively the same, but with epic jet packs. I don't really play BF3 much. I'm more of a 1942/BF2 kind of guy.
My general advice is, Melee is your frieeennndddd. A quick rifle butt smack followed by a quick shot from my magnum is how I earn most of my kills.
Pm me your gamertag details and my mates and I will show you what you're doing wrong. Our biggest problem with Halo? Most people leave the match because we annihilate them so hard.
One simple factor; halo takes more skill than most shooters. Fanboys will call it generic but to be truly good at halo means a lot of things. Total awareness, team strategy, power weapon control, good aerial aiming cuz u will be in the air a lot, dealing with vehicles, driving said vehicles, operating said vehicle weaponry, countering armor abilities, knowing when to melee for a clean kill, etc. Some people will disagree but for me, if a game is "difficult" multiplayer wise, it generally takes more skill.
I understand it takes skill. Many shooters take skill though. Tell any regular Halo fan to play a round of Counter Strike on PC. They're going to get OWNED.
Not saying the game will be bad, not saying the game will be good. Just saying with the name Halo, it doesn't matter. It's going to sell a shit ton no matter what.
Was there ever any doubt to Halo 4 being the biggest console exclusive? The Chief is back baby! Seriously though, this is looking like the best Halo game ever. 343i is looking like the perfect team to continue on with the Halo franchise. I think Bungie doing their own thing was a win/win for gamer's, we are getting the best Halo ever from 343i and we get a new IP from Bungie.
Halo 3 was our biggest midnight opening ever, with over 1,000 people picking up the game. We are already planning the midnight launch of Halo 4 and are expecting 1,500 people. Microsoft, especially with Halo, has got the marketing and cross-promotional stuff down, so the launch is gonna be huge.
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