Microsoft just released the launch for Halo 4.
I want this game now
at determining the message in trailers. From what i can deduce, he was taken as a child and replaced with someone else. He made it through the spartan program where others did not. They put him together in a sort of darth vader meets iron man fashion. But inside, he is still human. Now as for the enemy...are they human as well? Meaning from the exposed skull scream scene it appears they are a more evolved human skeletal design. I hope this new series touches on all questions we have had since landing on the beach in the 1st halo. Can't wait.
Yes Darth, they kidnapped a few hundred 'special' children . Children that seem Naturally superior to others(tall, strong, smart etc). Started training them to be soliders. Sent them on missions again crime syndicates and smugglers etc. Then they started using the Spartan program drugs on them. Further enhancing abilities by quite alot(Improving bone strength, improving reflexes and that sort of stuff), except over half of them died from failing to combine with the drugs. Master chief is assigned leader of the Spartan teams. Covenant invades Human planets. Spartans used to fight them. Spartan armor was created which improves Strength by alot, reflexes again by alot, defense(has covenant inspired Shield) and Cortana helps him react to things, only Spartans can use this armor because it's strength improvements are too much for a normal human, causing them to break their owns arms etc, Chief tests it on Reach along with Cortana for the first time, Reach gets invaded, Chief helps a bit before going into Cryo sleep, Remaining Spartans die defending Reach. Chief and pillar of Autumn retreat by Following a covenant Ship, which in turn finds the first Halo. Should read Fall of reach. I thought it'd be ****, but it ain't. Good book
Wow... Way to go 343 Industries. Looks great
Why the live action mixed with actual gameplay, instead of just straight actual game cutscenes and gameplay? Live action makes everyone's expectations for graphics go through the roof. lol I do hope the Xbox 720/PS4 will look like that beach scene though. :) Looks great though. Will be interesting to see Halo 5 on the 720.
I like how they didn't show the chiefs adult face
Apparently his name is John though. John Chief I will call him now. :P Most of my time with Halo 4 will be for the MP so I don't care much for Single player, but its interesting seeing some new faces to battle with new tactics.
It was always known his name was john..
he is spartan 117. John, the master chief (rank). I dont think we knew of his last name. Perhaps throughout the new series we will come to find that out. Then again, that could be something better left to the imagination.
@ Darth I think Bungie was asked that question and they said his full is John Doe...I know they were just joking but would be funny if it really was : )
I agree I cant wait for this game. This looks like it could be the best Halo game even beating the 1st. I also want to see a halo film as little clips like this keep showing what a film could be like and I think this is one game that would work as a film.
Watch district 9 then envision it with 6 times the budget.
Watch the machinima prime web series Forward until dawn. Its a big buget series of halo funded by microsoft and its very good.
the Trailer lack of music. if only there's good soundtrack with the trailer it would be totally badass
Ya...compared to the other live action trailers,it was a lack of music.But is was overall one of the best ones if you ask me :)
Agreed! Now,,,This Is BaddAss!
That was excellent. I think this is one of my top videogame ads ever, up there with the Halo Believe ads, the Gears: Mad World and and Michael. And it helped me feel pumped for Halo 4. Reach was such a huge disappointment for me story wise (as in there were no characters and story to speak of) and my expectations for Halo 4 were pretty tempered considering how much of a let down Reach was, but this just reminded me of how much I've enjoyed the story and character over the years. Aint It Cool news has a nice write up about this ad which was apparently produced by David Fincher. Makes you long for a properly done videogame movie, doesn't it? http://www.aintitcool.com/n...
it is a very good advert. Regardless of it not being game engine based it is still quite good. My all time favorite of the Halo trailers/ads has to be Halo 2. When you see chief walking the hall of the ship, grabs a rifle and steps into the lift. All the while you hear chatter between ground force commander and drop ship admiral. The single moment that makes it great...when he steps into the hangar and the music just is this orchestric flow which then slows to mellow tone as he looks out the hangar window. the whole "what if you miss?" "I won't" and it just hits home the scale of the game with him falling to the covenant ship below. Yeah, i know it didn't EXACTLY play out that way in the game. But it made for a kick ass trailer. The one for Halo 3 is also very good. The scene of him standing on the cliffside where the covenant ships pass over so fast and the way the music and sound depict that moment. "This is the way the world ends" and then that orchestric music. simply breath taking. Even if people dont like the games, the trailers really are something to behold. it has to be the music. It sets the tone perfectly.
I haven't said that about Halo since Halo 2. 343 has taken this game and made it their own. They pretty much said F-ck you Bungie, this is what you should've done all along. Treyarch said the same thing to Infinity Ward.
nicely said. I think bungie just got lazy with 3- 3 years in development after Halo 2 saying from their vidocs that they were pushing the hardware to its limits and ending with a FU* to Microsoft with ODST and Reach. And i think 343 slid into the halo cookie and filled her rather nicely. 343 has worked that console in ways bungie never could even if H4 is based of Reach engine
This trailer is almost as EPIC as this movie.
was worth every minute.
1:22-1:35 = http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_C... One example out of many why Halo is so awesome. There is so much material to draw from, the games show a very small portion of what is goin on in the universe. *Edit* The piece is called "Awakening" by Eddie Smith.
The ending battle scene was awesome. Now, if there was to be any Halo movie starring the chief, I'd want it to look like that.
Agreed. Although, I watched part 1 and part 2 of Forward Unto Dawn off Waypoint last night, and I thought it was awesome. Halo could so do a movie right, as Forward Unto Dawn proves it (so far). It comes with the Limited Edition as well (I'm 99% sure). When I was a kid, I never got this excited for Christmas, and here I am now as an adult giggling with excitement over Halo 4. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
Yeah the FUD episodes do come with the Limited Edition. I understand your excitement- I've got a whatsapp group going on with my mates and we're all counting down the days...sad I know but, hey, this is Halo we're talking about!
Watch part 3 of FUD it's awesome multiplied by 117! Much better than the first two episodes.
@CoLD FiRE Yep, watched it last night. My heart was racing the entire time (you know when). So freakin awesome, I hope this inspires other publishers to put faith in a movie for their game.
DAT DIDACT! Can't wait for his reveal in game, better be badass.
Yeah man, the image I have of the Didact is of a real badass. And its crazy, to think that, if you have read Cryptum *spoiler alert*(deleted) Ahhhhhhhhhhh...........*noseb leed* Can't wait!
According to Amazon's description of Silentium, the Ur-Didact is still alive, but he was abandoned in a flood infested system by Faber. That book is going to be great!
What?! *Mind....blown*! If he's still alive...and Bornstellar is him....I...er...WTF?! I can't wait for that book! Can you imagine the gameplay implications?! What about the Librarian? She's can have a menagé trois with the same person?! My face right now: O____O
It was good, but I was a bit underwhelmed. I prefer the Deliver Hope trailer that went along with Reach. That's just my opinion though, and it's good to see most people seem to be enjoying this trailer. Regardless of trailer quality, I foresee myself enjoying Halo 4 much more than I did Reach. November 6th can't get here soon enough, luckily Assassin's Creed III should make the final week before launch get here seemingly quickly.
i agree, the trailer was good looking, but i was looking for the more somber approach or at least more wide in scope. I thought that the inclusion of a little ambush on the bridge is not what M Chief would have remembered before getting confronted by the main enemy. Every thing else was good though.
Perhaps that particular ambush is where the chief himself got captured and was the last thing he remembered before being knocked out, hence why it's so visually embedded into his memories? edit: @hufandpuf I mentioned nothing about the quality of the trailer to my reply, just the ambush segment in relation to his memories. I don't know why you talk about general consensus given to the trailer by other websites.
@aviator I doubt the chief would so foolishly get captured by that one enemy. I've looked at other sites and the consensus is that the previous trailers were better because of the emotional toll they had. I'm not saying the trailer was bad, just that it wasn't as cohesive as the previous ones.
Perhaps I interpreted it incorrectly, but it seemed to me as though The Didact was viewing the memories of Chief. Did anyone else get that impression?
@hufandpuf the chief got knocked down by a blast, got smashed against the rocks, and the knight was obviously overpowering him in the ambush. Why wouldn't it be logical to think that the chief got captured at that moment? Perhaps as the knight was pinning him down, the didact or other knights appeared and aided the other knight.
Awesome trailer. I wish david fincher and miller made a movie together.
I was expecting more, but by no means was it a bad trailer. 18 days left! :D
Not a fan of any live action in ads for games, but pretty good.
AWESOME. They went back to beginning where he was chosen and cloned. Love it.
Yeah that was pretty good
Cloned.... when was john cloned ?
They chosed the the best available humans for the programm, kidnapped them and gave the parents a clone. You can see it at 0:42. After that they were built for combat, including lots of medical stuff, wehre about 50% of the participants died. starts at 1:04.
*Halo books spoiler* John was cloned when he was taken from his parents. It was just so his parents didn't know he was gone. Problem was the clones died at a young age because they hadn't perfected the process yet.
Yes they* were cloned. To find the answer, you must go to the almighty Google. They as in the kids chosen to be part of the Spartan II program.
ya, sorry.. I read the books but that was a few years back now, completely went over my head.
I hope this isnt a spoiler sort of trailer.
Not really. It teases, but it doesn't spoil anything.
"This email is to notify you that your Xbox Live privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play," so after the LAUNCH trailer, is there still something like "illegitimate prerelease title play"?
About time. What took so long for this trailer to release? The game is due in a few weeks!
I expected better from you. Is that seriously all you had?
After seeing trailers for Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect and Blizzard games, is that what flencher got. Flashbacks lol, weird fight sequence which HALO never plays like. What was that?
plans for November 6, vote for Obama, pick up halo 4, play until time to tune in and see Obama announce as winner for 2nd term, finish playing halo 4 call in sick so I won't have to go to work cause if I have this game and Obama is reelected then I will be up all night celebrating with my friends. getting drunk and playing halo 4 that will be interesting.
Exactly my plans. :D Besides getting drunk, of course.
Smoke bud... I got you.
"47% of the population doesn't matter" -Mitt Romney This guy only cares about winning...not about the country I am sure half of us that visit this site have seen growth in the last 4 years. It is NOT as screwed up as it was in 2008. People losing their homes left and right, gas prices were over $4 a gallon, and people were losing their 401K. Ask anyone that has a 401K and see that it has risen since then so shut up and keep your negativity off this thread
@Syntax, stretching words much, did you even watch the last debate Obama does what he always does, circles the issue and blames everyone else. He has no idea how to lead a bipartisan nation and no idea how to compromise. He is the entire reason nothing gets done because he is to damn stubborn to budge on anything.
This trailer isn't about politics. Let's just leave that out as a discussion-driver.
gas was $1.86 before obama. raised taxes by 1 trillion dollars. participated in burnings of the american flag due to the hatred he and his wife have for what it stands for, but commented "i put my hatred aside to become president". plans on changing the flag and national anthem. has the funding for the military at a complete stop, you know the one thing that keeps us safe, you go throughout your day and the thought of a nuclear attack never crosses your mind. thanks to our outstanding military we know we are safe. do not get me started on "obamacare". im glad hes helping the lower class (people who dont wanna get a job and sit on their ass popping kids out like its a race) and use their "food stamps" for beer and cigarettes, but they have a damn nice ride and a watch on their wrist that i couldnt buy with my whole salary from last year... yea its working obama.
I know this is N$G and no place for politics but I have to say this. You republicans need to stop, you act like you don't know that when Obama took office that we were headed to a depression, A depression that your republican president lead us to. Now the economy is on its way to recovery and you act like you can't see it, thats fine but the problem is mitt will get credit for Obamas work. and how many question did mitt dance around in that debate? both dodge questions but at least obama told the truth, Romney wants to add $2 trillion to the defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for. why is that? Cause he wants to start a war that him or his sons are to cowardly to fight, did you know that every mitt man all the way back to his great grand father supported the war of there time but refused to fight in it, Do the research. And finally I hear people say they trust him to fix the economy, you mean the economy that's already headed to recovery. Whats he going to fix it with? that 5 point plan that he wont tell you about, Ben stein even said the way to fix the economy was basically with obamas plan, and yet you trust this man. Now democratic and republican party a side, they released a tape of this man behind closed doors saying he does not care about 47% of this country, He lies at every turn about his policies, He was completely disrespectful to our president, And don't get me started on his son, And to top it all off they just release a tape of him basically telling CEOs to scare there employees in to voting for him. and this is the man you trust to run our country? If this man becomes president he will out a dout be the most crookest president ever.
$1.86 Yeah, it was. The reason is 2 fold. The months leading up to the election saw a $2.50 fall in gas prices from $4.12 on Memorial day to the $1.80 level at Obama's win. Demand was low, speculators were short, and the economy was on the brink of absolute RUIN. Not this rinky-dink recession we had, but full blown national bankruptcy. Enter Bush Bank Bailouts and Obama Auto Bailout, and things start to slowly get back on track. Rising gas prices means DEMAND is higher or SUPPLY is lower. We've had a bit of both the past 4 years. Don't use simplistic out of context spin lines to try to make yourself appear informed. We have the internet now. Use it. http://gasbuddy.com/gb_reta...
You have to pick your medicine. Gorge Bush lead to a collapse in the economic system: Banks and businesses were folding left and right, the entire world started to crumble, companies started to shed jobs at the tune of 800,000 a month. Obama came in picked some winners and closed the banks that were causing more losses. He borrowed some money and did a stimulus which included tax cuts middle class tax cuts, construction and construction. The economy has been growing ever since. Now you people what to act like he created it all and lead to this debt the country faces. That debt can be paid off, but it was much more important to stop the world from falling into a 20 to 30 year depression. America is still better off than any country in the world thanks to the actions he took. The world as a whole is better of because if Americas economy did not recover, the world have no chance of a recovery in the near future. Now you people what to act like he created it all and lead to this debt the contry faces. That debt can be paid off, but it was much more important to stop the world fron falling into a 20 to 30 year depression. America is still better off than any contry in the world thanks to the actions he took. The world as a whole is better of because if Americas economy did not recover, the world world have no chance of a recovery in the near future. Oh, the trailer is great! Welcome back Chief.
im confused on why all of you decided to completely dodge the flag burnings... theres plenty of other reasons but thats like a swift kick to the nuts. ive heard your opinions on the economy but i want to hear about this. and also the cut on the military. come on in North Korea!
Every since the game leaked it feels like this game is old news now, and that the trailer that just released feels long overdue.
Well if you didn't download and play it, how is it old news? Or did you download it?