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Halo 4 is the most expensive Microsoft game, "Nothing's even close"

GV: Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Phencer has just revealed that Halo 4 is the most expensive game Microsoft has ever made. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

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Smurf1  +   784d ago
Quite amazing. 360's biggest game.
Blaze929  +   784d ago
Yeah MS has a lot to prove with Halo 4. Not only do they have to fight doubts about it being handled by a studio other than Bungie - but I had no idea Reach was such a bad game in a sense of a lot of halo fans, didn't like it. So if Halo 4 again disappoints, probably won't look good for Halo 5 and Halo 6.

Me, I'm a Halo fan to the death of me. So can't wait, loved Reach
A7XEric  +   784d ago
I'm just curious why so many people didn't like Reach? Only thing I can imagine is because of loadouts and reticule bloom, but it had so many great things going for it.

AAs were a great evolution of the useless equipment from 3, Forge and Firefight were both IMMENSELY improved, the return of the Pistol, return of Elites in campaign, Armor customization was a huge step above Halo 3's, new Invasion game type, no Flood, etc. Honestly, Reach is probably the most well rounded Halo game Bungie ever made.
kopicha  +   784d ago
Not sure why people hate Reach. I actually love it.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   784d ago
It was odst everyone hated.
Mainsqueeze  +   784d ago
Personally i thought Halo:Reach was the worst Halo yet. I still liked it and iv'e been playing it the last couple of weeks because i'm still a huge Halo fan. Bloom was the worst idea they have had for a halo yet and i'm glad its gone, it completely destroyed Reaches chances of being at MLG. Plus some of the armor abilities, like armor lock, are just stupid. The abilities in Halo 4 look way more balanced. The campaign felt way more linear and constricted than previous Halos and they didn't come out with a single new mp map that was memorable in any way. Just seemed like Bungie wanted to be done with Halo already.
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omi25p  +   784d ago
I personally hated reach yet im a HUGE Halo Fan. I still own all the games except reach.

Ive read the majority of the novels and comics, Ive watched the anime and im loving FOTD

Yet i cannot point out a single reason why i dont like reach. I didnt like the campaign but dont know why. I Hated the multiplayer with a passion yet i dont know why.

I literally had every achievement for that game except reaching a certain level in the multiplayer and buying something because i just couldn't face it.

Yet a year later when Anniversary came out i decided to play the old maps on the reach engine and loved it.

I'm considering re buying Reach but im going to wait till Halo 4 is out
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StanLee  +   784d ago
I loved Reach. I guess there was a sense by Halo purists that Halo was becoming Call of Duty or more accessible. Who knows. The game still has a huge community so maybe the hate was more perception than fact.
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NegativeCreepWA  +   784d ago
The loadouts killed it for me.
4Sh0w  +   784d ago
I don't think alot of people hated Reach, just a vocal minority that always complain about change, just like the vocal minority that will always say that a popular game is still the same as before. In rare cases its justified (Madden) but mostly its just bias. Point is you can't satisfy everybody but in the end its irrevelant what critics say a great game is a great game despite whether its too similar or changed too much as long as the overall execution ends up amazing its still an outstanding game that the vast majority of fans and gamers will love.
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dragonrage00  +   784d ago
I dont know why people dont like reach either. Im guessing its because of the MP maps. If they didnt like it because reach was more similar to COD, they will hate 4 too, cuz it has lots of COD influence.
EVILDEAD360  +   784d ago
Halo fans stand up..the time is near..
LOL @ people pretending that some ridiculous amount of Halo fans thought Reach was a horrible game.

I beat Reach in Normal to get through it fast so I could play Multi. But, Reach on Legendary was F-ing LEGENDARY.

The ambition of the multiplayer STILL hasnt been touched by ANY game thus far.

Until maybe now.

NOBODY still touches the quality of the matchmaking, Forge or Theater on consoles alone.

Bungie threw the proverbial kitchen sink at the multiplayer.

People keep talking about needed a bunch of exclusives just to have them.

Microsoft took Halo, put together what may be the best development team ever assembled and gave them a blank check.

THAT is taking care of your hardcore fans of a franchise that literally put you where you are today.

Evil
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Sabian187  +   784d ago
Reach was a good game. But, if you had read the Halo books...then it was a real letdown.
Fall of Reach would have been an awesome game if they had used it for the script instead of the rewritten, reimagined drivle that Reach used.

Plus Armorlock killed MP for me.
Irishguy95  +   784d ago
I liked Reach quite alot, the new story(from Fall of Reach) didn't make much sense either yeah but...whatever
Neko_Mega  +   784d ago
No, the only true thing Halo 4 has to prove. Is if it can go head to head with COD BO2.

I think thats going to be the real test their.
Kurt Russell  +   784d ago
Reach's campaign was pretty fun. Running through treacle in the MP was a bit poops. (without mentioning all the other flaws of MP)
Eyeco  +   784d ago
@omi25p
You know its weird because I personally feel that Reach is the most refined Halo game yet it's not much fun for me, the online is incredible the community features were great, the campaign just wasn't that compelling to me it just felt like a chore especially on legendary (I always play Halo games 2nd time on legendary) some levels were nice like in New Alexandria but then some were so drag especially the last act of the game.

My personal favourite is Halo 2 mainly because of the amount of fun I had with it, everyday after school, 4 player split screen, blood gulch with your friends, just great memories.

On a footnote the one Halo game I generally dislike is ODST, that game seriously grinds my gears, and I don't know why.
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SaffronCurse  +   784d ago
I didn't hate Reach, i just found it to be "different" . I didn't sink as many hours as i did with Halo 3.
Shepherd 214  +   784d ago
Reach was a great game in a general sense, but you're a huge halo fan, there were tons of things to nitpick at if you were in a bad mood.

Reach had pretty bad maps that were not competitive or enjoyable to play on. The story deviated from the book Fall of Reach, and it was a letdown if you had read that book. Vehicles were made out of paper and there were plenty of other things like armor lock to rage over. But if you were having a decent day, reach was a good halo game.
Syntax-Error  +   784d ago
I hear ya Blaze, but...
Reach and ODST were major disappointments. To be a war going on for the survival of your planet, it damn sure felt like I was by myself. You only encountered the other soldiers a few times. I felt Mass Effect 3 and (wait for it) Resident Evil 6 made you feel the sense of urgency for mankind's existence. Especially Chris' campaign. Fighting alongside your brothers in arms during a chaotic event is what makes you feel immersed. I didn't get that from those 2 games. I think Halo 4 is a step in the right direction and I am glad we get to see it through another developers eyes, because I felt Bungie got lazy.

If I had to choose...Halo 2 was the best so far. Looks like 4 might be able to beat it. Just like I think Black Ops 2 will destroy MW3. Kinda ironic considering IW was king at one time. Hope 343 makes Halo fans just as happy

NEKO-MEGA
You are comparing an exclusive title to a multi-platform title. How does that make any sense? Black Ops 2 will sell 15-17M and Halo 4 will probably sell 13M. That in itself is success. Halo 3 did 11.6M which is the most successful one to date, but this will surly be a winner. Especially with all the positive reviews.
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Darrius Cole  +   783d ago
@Syntax-Error

Maybe overall Halo 2 was best, because it brought online MP to Halo, but the Halo 1 campaign was the best in the Halo franchise.
dedicatedtogamers  +   783d ago
Other than the ending (which was lame, in my opinion, but that's just me), Reach was WAY better than either ODST or Halo 3. The scope was bigger, the weapons were cooler, the battles were more frantic, and the graphics were better.

So...yeah, I don't understand how Halo fans can praise Halo 3 but then hate on Reach. Halo 3 was dumb.
pixelsword  +   783d ago
Hmm...

Didn't hate ODST, but I didn't love it.

Reach filled a gap of knowledge, so I don't hate it at all. I only wished it left a really good impression that other Spartans were out there, you know, to turn the tide in any future games.
darkride66  +   784d ago
This certainly has me intrigued. Let's hope most of that money is ending up in development as opposed to marketing. 343 certainly has big shoes to fill and as a gamer and Halo fan I'm quite excited at the prospect of them pulling this off.
nukeitall  +   784d ago
With the amount of talent MS has hired, I would say they put that money into good use.

Great marketing doesn't hurt either, because online games aren't fun unless there is a real big and active community!
MikeMyers  +   784d ago
How much was spent on the actual game and how much is being spent on marketing?
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   783d ago
30 million to game, 30 million to marketing.
Welshy  +   784d ago
Budget doesn't necessarily make a game bigger or better than any other game.

I'd rather they were telling me it was going to the best and overshadow the previous title than how many dollar signs they are throwing at it tbh.

I'm in no way suggesting it will be a bad game or anything close, i always pick up the Halo games and had a blast online with Reach and have no doubt Halo 4 will be a bunch of fun too, but i'm hoping they just mean no other game has cost as much to make/advertise, because budget =/= quality or fun factor in my opinion.
Trekster_Gamer  +   784d ago
Bigger Budget brought the best talent.. I think this will be the Best looking, playing, possibly best story to date.
Welshy  +   784d ago
Money doesn't define talent, the guys at 343 are obviously very good at what they do, but to suggest money = talent? that's like saying you cannot produce world class stuff if a big firm isn't paying mega-bucks for you.

Just look at Little Big Planet for example, a small UK team who locked their heads together and made one of the greatest and most polished platformers seen for years, they weren't on millions of dollars or anything like it and they pulled that out the bag.

I won't disagree click you, we're all inclined to our opinions, but to suggest spending mega bucks means you get the best team and ultimately best product, i have to say i think you're dead wrong.

One word/game title to define my point: HAZE.
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palaeomerus  +   784d ago
"Just look at Little Big Planet for example, a small UK team who locked their heads together and made one of the greatest and most polished platformers seen for years, they weren't on millions of dollars or anything like it and they pulled that out the bag. "

Little Big Planet is nowhere near as big, well loved, or as important as Halo and really didn't amount to all that much. And "most polished"? WTF? It was floaty, got boring pretty fast, and got a sequel, a cart racer spin off, and some portable ports none of which set the world on fire. You really don't hear people getting excited about it anymore either. That "talent" didn't produce anything major that lasts or matters all that much like say Mojang did.
ShaunCameron  +   784d ago
@ TheFaceless

No. For all the accolades it got, LBP is nowhere near the benchmark for platformers like H is for FPS's.
trouble_bubble  +   784d ago
@Paleosaurus
Easy, guy never dissed Halo, no need to diss LBP. Your points are reversible anyways. Halo Wars, ODST and Anniversary aren't exactly "still talked about", and didn't exactly "set the world on fire" either with averages lower than most other brand name FPS's this gen in the Crysis, Far Cry, COD, Battlefield, L4D, Resistance, Killzone series. Look it up. Right now. You're welcome.

@Shaun
COD surpassed Halo to become the defacto "benchmark" FPS 5 years ago, critically and commercially. I don't even like COD, but its clear as day by all the devs that borrow from it every year. No ADS is archaic by today's standards. I wish 343 luck, but lets not give them the key to the city just yet. RE6 had an astronomical budget and a dev crew in the hundreds too. Money doesn't equal innovation. Look at juggernaut EA's MOH: Warfighter currently tanking. I -think- that was part of Faceless' point.
How many aaa exclusives from in house devs have they spent money on? Just sayin I am pretty sure this wasn't hard to do.

or am I mistaken?

I am pretty sure every halo is there biggest project. Halo 5 will mostly be there most expensive also even more.
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Pixel_Enemy  +   783d ago
You only got disagrees from buthurt fans. Everything you said is true.
otherZinc  +   784d ago
This is the game of the year, period. With everything Halo 4 is doing...No game offers this much, none.

M$ should sell 3million (minimum) day 1: thats $180million.

I figure it will reach 6million by January thats: 360million. This isn't including the $100 version or the Special Console Halo 4.

Halo 4 will make more than its money. Also, 343 will have the template for Halo 5 & Halo 5 wont be as expensive.
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raekwaan  +   784d ago
ummm pull those figures out your bum didya?
Lvl_up_gamer  +   784d ago
@ raekwaan

Use your head.

OtherZinc is making a rough estimation based on the sales from Halo's history.

I would say they are reasonably accurate. Why would you even doubt them? Halo has 1 million US ONLY preorders right now.

Halo 3 made $170 million in it's first day in the USA alone and $300 million in it's first week globally selling 3.8 million in it's first week.
http://news.teamxbox.com/xb...

Halo Reach made $200 million world wide in 24 hours and sold 4 million in it's first week.
http://www.vgchartz.com/art...

OtherZinc's numbers are not unreasonable considering Halo's history of sales. If anything, I would say he is undercutting what will be the minimum.
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NonApplicable  +   783d ago
I can see your excited, but rationalize a bit.

1) You have yet to play the game(as have many), so it is impossible to confirm game of the year status.

2) Gamers don't play sales.
Jaces  +   784d ago
Wish they'd spend that kind of money on other games rather than a singular title.
WetN00dle69  +   784d ago
EXACTLY!!!
MS needs new IP's BAD!
hellvaguy  +   784d ago
They do have dozens of Ip's, that sadly no ever plays. The bright spot on the new Ip's you see as live downloads. Many of them sell well.
Jaces  +   783d ago
Talking full retail games, not some download.
DigitalAnalog  +   783d ago
You know what the scary thing about this?
Is that may actually cost as much if not more than GTA IV. Heck the Uncharted series was only about $20 mil each.
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Gamer1982  +   783d ago
Not surprising since they hardly ever spend money on there own games in the past halo was made by bungie not Ms direct they were more of a 2nd party thats why they were allowed to go in the end. MS spend there money on exclusive rights usually than actual games.
showtimefolks  +   783d ago
That's understandable it's their biggest game. Other games have cost more to make but as the headlines says ts ms biggest budget game

Btw are they also talking about advertisement budget? Halo 3 had a huge ad campaign
SageHonor  +   784d ago
I wish they couldve told us the development cost in the article.
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wastedcells  +   784d ago
They spent 10 million on forward unto dawn alone.. But GTA4 was rumored at 100 million and it was the most expensive game ever made. So it's gotta be over 100 million.
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Heavenly King  +   784d ago
M$ did not make GTAIV so it may be much less :)
Blankman85  +   784d ago
Most expensive MICROSOFT game. GTA IV Rockstar, not Microsoft.
wastedcells  +   784d ago
My bad
ALLWRONG  +   784d ago
3 billion? WOW!

@aviator189 uh... yeah I know that. Couldn't you have just figured it out?
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aviator189  +   784d ago
the franchise is worth that much. that's not halo 4's budget.
MerkinMax  +   784d ago
Hey ALLWRONG, you post "3 billion? WOW!" in an article about the cost of Halo 4's production, it is easy to see why you would get called out.
JasonKCK  +   784d ago
I got it, and obviously so did you. The only people who wont get it are the people who just read the title.
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Megaton  +   784d ago
I'm sure they'll eclipse the developing cost in ad budget.
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optimus  +   784d ago
I'm sure they will make their money back in the 1st week alone...they will probably double the money spent throughout the 1st 6 months as i'm sure they will saturate this game with map packs galore (which i never buy)...i'm hoping that the mechs in the multiplayer are well balanced as i'm sure people in teams will abuse their use...

not looking forward to the return of the Flood, it was the one enemy that i grew tired of in the 1st game...hope that their appearance is limited to 1 or 2 levels.
braydox21  +   784d ago
just a multiplayer mode and a skin, so a flood sparten
mochachino  +   784d ago
Definitely the biggest exclusive in gaming. I just hope 343 didn't ruin the AI to improve the graphics. Halo has some of the best AI I've seen.
GearSkiN  +   784d ago
doubt they ruind it. 343 got some major A class ppl. im not worried.
OmniSlashPT  +   784d ago
Biggest exclusive in gaming? Mario would like to have a chat with you.
hellvaguy  +   784d ago
Little kids games and surveys including Justin Bieber album sales are null and void.
mochachino  +   783d ago
I didn't say biggest character.

I will admit that Mario Kart probably sells more but it doesn't come close to generating the same excitement as a new Halo game - even non-gamers know when a new Halo game is coming out.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   783d ago
I have to agree with Omni everybody always want to push Nintendo out when it comes to exclusive biggest games.
MadMen  +   784d ago
Reach was weak, graphics felt stale, nothing felt immerse, and the final factor, No Master Chief (by design obviously)

Was not a fan of Reach's MP, I loved Halo 3. Halo Games without Chief just isnt Halo IMO

11days 6hrs 2min 46sec

Halo4Life
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bubblebeam  +   784d ago
Funny how you say "Halo4Life", whilst blatantly excluding 3 Halo games out of the 6 made (ODST,Reach,Wars).

I'm a true Halo fan, and loved ALL of them. But then again, you are probably a Halo 3 fanboy. Halo 3 fanboys were expecting to be top dog in Reach's MP, but Bungie changed the gameplay and you found out you were a little fish.

Owned too many of your types in Reach's MP.
MadMen  +   783d ago
Your silly, now pick up your dress and wipe your tears
ForROME  +   783d ago
@bubblebeam

by far the worst post I have read all day

Its clear you must have gotten owned in HALO 3 so have a love for Reach - we laugh at you, at your expense

Seriously - get a life kid
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bubblebeam  +   783d ago
@ForROME

You his boyfriend?

Jeez, calling me a kid. If I struck a nerve with you, you must take games too seriously. I'm a mechanic and don't get much chance to play online, so I wasn't the best at Halo 3. I was in the middle range.

Part of the fact is that I only got an Xbox 360 in 2009, so I was a bit late to the party so to speak.

I never said Halo 3 was bad. I actually think that is the 2nd best Halo game there is. Next time, make a more well rounded comment instead of trying to insult me.

And playing the "you're a kid" card is so immature. It says a lot more about you than it does me. Going by the agree/disagree ratings, N4G is smart enough to know you are more than likely the kid here. Have a nice day.

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mochachino  +   783d ago
Reach was amazing, SP and MP imo.

Noble Team were hero's and the story was great, I really felt it. It's probably one of my fav games this gen, and I own most of the best games on 360 and PS3.

But you're right about the weak graphics.
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ILive  +   784d ago
I am not trying to play the devils advocate here but why is this game getting so much attention. It is a seventh installment in what is probably going to be an ongoing series. Don't get me wrong; i am looking forward to playing it. It is just that people are making it out to be the best game ever made. It should be good but I don't think it should be hyped this much. I will give it to MS for their marketing tactics.
robavila95  +   784d ago
It deserves all the hype it can get. After all, we haven't seen Master Chief in action in half a decade.
Dms2012  +   784d ago
I seriously doubt you will be playing this, nice try troll.
braydox21  +   784d ago
marketing tactics or brainwashing tactics? (Another Microsoft Conspiracy!!!!)
ILive  +   783d ago
Its not even a new IP and its been done before; that is why I don't think it should be hyped like this. We all know what to expect: Halo with a different story and a better look with a different background. Every time someone says something that is true but sounds negative about a popular game people get defensive like its their first born. Perhaps hype should be given to new, interesting IPs of all genres as opposed to a sequel like Halo 4, Uncharted, or Assassins Creed when we know what to expect.
Marquis_de_Sade  +   783d ago
ILive, I completely disagree, "AAA" franchies such as Halo and Uncharted, deserve their hype for delivering a series of highly rated games. Hyping new IP's we know little about or lack any form of pedigree will, 9 times out of 10, result in disappointment.

In conclusion, new additions to big selling, popular and critically acclaimed franchises will create hype, does that really surprise you?
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jnhinsd  +   784d ago
The game looks absolutely amazing. The cost of FUD must be what tips the scale.
AO1JMM  +   784d ago
Advertising is going to be huge this holiday season for this game.
-Gespenst-  +   784d ago
Yikes. I wonder how much of that they'll make back on account of the leak...
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LAWSON72  +   783d ago
Its been in development since after halo 3 and i believe it was finished in maybe august 2012
PAYNEinc85  +   784d ago
This game will never do for me what Halo 3's multiplayer did for me. It might be better, more balanced and might sell better but I don't think another Halo game will ever keep me that hooked for that long.
SAE  +   784d ago
even though i think halo is hyped now , i think halo would get the good type of hype again if this one was a next generation game because everything will be much better and people will sense the difference like when halo 3 released in the xbox360 ...

but now even halo fans are not that excited for the game , same with ps3 players like me , i lost the hype for this generation even though i see stunning games such as the last of us
Marquis_de_Sade  +   783d ago
Speak for yourself IDeath, based on the little footage I've allowed myself to see of the game, I'm very excited.
SAE  +   783d ago
Im not speaking For you guys :)
I know that all of you here are excited here , but i know fans of halo isnt excitied , they are actually mad for releasing that many halo games , it could be much better and much impressive if it released in the next xbox , making a lots of sequels only means waste of ideas , they could put all the great ideas in one game instead of seperate them to get more games and money...

Like halo wars , it could be a lot better if they took more time and make it as a mode or something like that ..

Most of the developers always hide ideas for other sequels instead of making a masterpiece
Marquis_de_Sade  +   782d ago
Halo fans are mad about more Halo games? I'm a big Halo fan, I have invested many an hour into Halo multiplayer from CE through to Reach and I'm very excited about Halo 4.

I'm struggling to understand quite what you mean, make it as a mode? Make what as a mode? Halo 4 mode? Hiding ideas? 343 have been developing this game for some time now, it looks set to be the 360's swan song and has a budget deserving of that. I'm not quite sure what sort of reaction you're trying to get here, but give it a rest.
josephayal  +   784d ago
I think Halo 4 will be the best thing to happen to the series
AngelicIceDiamond  +   784d ago
Makes sense, this could be the final curtain call For a MAJOR first party exclusive title to make it's (possible) final appearance on the 360. No doubt MS will and unhesitantly pay whatever is needed to make the bad boy shine, shine brighter than ever.
Belking  +   784d ago
Halo 4 GOTY.
iMaim  +   784d ago
I can tell, I see it everywhere.
It's on my can of V, my ads and freaking billboards too.
Ritsujun  +   784d ago
it's on your face too
lorcraven  +   784d ago
I felt disappointed with Reach, and I worshiped Bungie up until that point. Fingers crossed Halo 4 is what it's hyped up to be.
taquito  +   784d ago
odst was by far the worst halo imo

halo 2 was the best for me, followed close by halo 1, then reach, then 3, (and can we all just forget about halo wars, lol...that game was really bad)

hope halo 4 recaptures that magic!
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   784d ago
Halo 2 was my worst. I really didn't like that one as much as the others. I just finished another playthrough getting ready for Halo 4. About to start Halo 3 now.

As for Halo Wars. That is one of the best RTS games released on consoles this gen.

Here is my favorites.

Halo 1
Halo 3
Halo Reach
Halo Wars
ODST
Halo 2

The way Halo 4 is shaping up, it will no doubt take the 1st place on my list.
StreetsofRage  +   784d ago
Their has been a nice amount of hardcore MLG player that have praised this as the best Halo ever. That right there says volumes.

I'm currently trying to speed run every campaign game that I need to catch up on because I'll be busy for the next few months on just Halo 4 and Forza Horizons :D
MYSTERIO360  +   784d ago
im sure the opening movie for the game was quite amazing plus the game looks great.
Leio  +   784d ago
I love when big companies start to make such huge investment its only good for gamers
braydox21  +   784d ago
only if it pays off, which im sure it will.
Leio  +   783d ago
As the buyer it wont affect you in any way. With such huge investment you knew they did their best.

Unlike some certain FPS publishers they take so much and give back so little.
Gamerita  +   783d ago
no body can make the same game as it's original creators,look at crash bandicoot which was murdered by activision & look at MW3 which was killed by sledge hammer games & even look at the old tom & jerry cartoon which has been slaughtered since its original creator died.

this new Halo game will not be as good as the Halo's by Bungie. PERIOD hype it how much you want MS.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   783d ago
You do know that 343i consists of some Bungie employees right? Frank O'connor was one of the main guys of Bungie and is now franchise director for 343i.

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/...

I assure you, not only is Halo 4 being developed by some of the same talent from Bungie, but there is also a lot of new and better talent that were apart of other developers on the team.

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/...

343i is a much better collaboration of talent then what was on Bungie. Bungie was awesome for what they did with Halo....343i is even better.

How can you go wrong with a developer on the team with the name Kiki Wolfkill?

Halo 4 will be the best Halo game in the series.
Gamerita  +   783d ago
the same thing can be said about MW3 which was developed by sledgehammer games with the help of the remaining infinity ward staff & the result was a far inferior game to MW2.

so far no one in the entertainment industry has succeeded to make a better or even equal sequel to the original product. no one ever & i expect halo 4 to be no different.
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GasTankKiller  +   783d ago
Like no one saw this coming. The known ROI on this franchise allows Microsoft to spend as much as they want. I look forward to reuniting with the Chief on November 6th.
MilkMan  +   783d ago
Question is, why?
All you doing is shooting sh!t.
What GROUNDBREAKING thing did they do?
Game looks like every other modern shooter, so its not like next-gen but only now.
wtf.
GasTankKiller  +   783d ago
I have to "laugh" at this comment. Only because I feel you've never become truly involved in the Halo Universe. If you had, you'd understand without question.
MilkMan  +   777d ago
My friend. I was playing Halo and every other shooter that's graced ALL platforms going back 30. Halo aint saying nothing to me. Nor COD or any other shooter. Its ALL been the same design since inception. Except it looks and sounds prettier.
At the very least I can say that COD moves and plays fast Halo always felt like it was moving underwater and I don't particularly like COD or Battlefield.
By the time Halo came around I was already burnt our on FPS.
However I can see how it would leave an impression on young minds and therefore create the fans that it has now. I suppose a generation might have passed even. One that grew up just simply loving Halo cause their fathers and mothers worshiped it.
Not everyone could afford PC's back in 1980.
GasTankKiller  +   777d ago
Just because you played Halo or even a few of the games doesn't mean you understand the Halo Universe. Dive into the novels, graphic novels and you will understand what I and many others mean by "truly involved."

Halo is much more then just an FPS and please don't put it on the same level as COD or any other game. Because the Halo (franchise) Universe is on its own level that honestly no other franchise can touch, or may never touch.
BertlSenix  +   783d ago
Copy + Paste can't be that expensive

What do games like THe Last of Us cost?
Games that are made completely new from scratch with the best graphics possible on consoles?
18923798124362984 Million?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   783d ago
Copy + Paste Can't be that expensive (sigh) your off topic and your trolling.

Marking you down for trolling. You're not contributing to this thread. It's a bout Halo and your talking about LOUS and trolling it.

And going by your short comment record you won't last very long the rate your trolling.
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Marquis_de_Sade  +   783d ago
You must lead an awfully dull life if you take time out of it to "play console wars on the internet".
Steadyhndz  +   783d ago
The thing I want to know about Halo 4 is how long it took to make?
OniXRuleZ  +   783d ago
Halo Reach is one of the best HALO, the book fall of reach was amazin, but the problem is they can not put de story of that book in a game whid only 10h of game play... that is impossivel! so they did a story aparte and good, the noble team story!
sdplisken  +   783d ago
yeah microsoft only has four franchises (halo/gearz/fable/forza)
i would expect at least one of them to get insane amounts of money put into it
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