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Halo 2 Anniversary vs. Halo 2 Comparison Screens Show Sharp, Jaw-Dropping Visual Upgrades

Halo 2 is getting the full anniversary treatment later this year, on the Halo: Master Chief Collection. We compare and analyze screenshots of the two games. (Halo: Master Chief Collection, Xbox One)

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Haki1112  +   160d ago
Looking great!
georgeenoob  +   160d ago
AND it's in 1080p 60fps, I never been so excited for a game since Gears 3 or maybe MW2.
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EeJLP-  +   160d ago
Actually Halo 2, which is what the article is about, is supposedly struggling to hit 1080p. The rest look like they will be, but that's still not solidly confirmed.

I can't find the exact article I read yesterday or recently, but here's this one from eurogamer:
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

"Crucially, all four games run at 60 frames per second. But 343 still isn't sure if it'll get all four games to output at 1080p resolution. It's looking good for Halo 1, 3 and 4, but Halo 2 is the sticking point, which I find slightly bizarre.

"We're heading for 1080p," Ries says. "That's what we want to do, but I can't commit to that right now.

"Some of the levels in Halo 4 are already running at 1080p. I'm confident some of the games will get there. I'm not confident in all of them."

"The only open question right now is Halo 2 Anniversary mode," O'Connor adds, "because we have the two frame buffers, and we're doing Xbox One level of graphics. The idea is we try and get it to 1080p but we may have to sacrifice the resolution on that to have that mode. Our target is to get to 1080p.""
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tuglu_pati  +   160d ago
@EeJLP-

i dont know why you're getting disagrees, what you said is in the article, which makes me wonder, if they cant get the Halo 2 Anniversary mode to the 1080p mark then what resolution will H5 be...
ChubbyLover  +   160d ago
I think the reason why it would not be 1080P is because they are running two graphics engines at the same time.

But wither way this looks great!
Eonjay  +   160d ago
These comparisons are getting ridiculous. Of course it looks better. Next up, Shadow of the Beast then and now lol. I expected nothing less.
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4Sh0w  +   160d ago
Yeah but look how awesome Halo2 looks:
http://www.twinfinite.net/w...
http://www.twinfinite.net/w...
http://www.twinfinite.net/w...
http://www.twinfinite.net/w...
http://www.twinfinite.net/w...

-Wow, CG has been completely overhauled, and the graphics have been dramatically upgraded for the Halo2 Anniversary Remaster, it looks amazing regardless of res. Hats off to micro for this. I can't wait for this MCC, its quickly become my most anticipated game this year, which says alot considering I've played the story, albeit it's been ages since I've had the chance to get my hands on the masterpiece that was the original and Halo2. Now I get all 4 in 1 place so I'm f-ing loving this.
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Mystogan  +   160d ago
Seems faster...

(WPcentral fans will get it)
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BallsEye  +   160d ago
Considering it's an original old halo 2 engine, just bumped up that's awesome. Can't wait to see what they pull off with Halo 5. 1080p 60fps already confirmed.
3-4-5  +   160d ago
Please Stop using the phrase " Jaw Dropping".

That almost literally NEVER happens, outside a rare occasion and this is definitely NOT one of them, no matter how awesome it is.
OwnageDC650  +   160d ago
Wow! What an improvement! Collection is a day 1 purchase for me.
Aces17  +   160d ago
Should be one for everyone with an Xbox One. Best collection I have ever seen.
Panthers  +   160d ago
It would make me buy a XBONE but it lacks ODST and Reach, the two Halo games I havent played. Still looks amazing and I might get a ONE for it anyways.
Haki1112  +   160d ago
You're not missing much Panthers ODST and Reach was the worst of Halo
HugoDrax  +   160d ago
@PANTHERS

It's called THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION for a reason. So why would ODST or REACH be included? Have you even played every HALO GAME?
MarkusMcNugen  +   160d ago
@HugoDrax

Whoa buddy. Calm down. It was just a guy making a statement that he has played all of them other than ODST and Reach.
Prime157  +   160d ago
Whoa, HugoDrax, Maybe he didn't know that MC was missing from those two games... Chill.
HugoDrax  +   159d ago
@MarkusMcNugen
@Prime 157

Ooooops! Sorry guys, I actually was calm but may have been a little hype when I wrote that reply. Due to watching the Brazil vs Mexico matchup :-|. Also I was replying from my iPhone, my bad.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   160d ago
It should be noted that some of those comparisons while, impressive are from cgi cutscenes done by Blur the studio who did the cgi for halo wars and not in-game visuals. Still fully expect that halo 5 will rival those visuals though.
marlinfan10  +   160d ago
it is noted, in the article
GGeasy  +   160d ago
That's how Hd remakes should be like!!! amazing!!
air1  +   160d ago
Looks good! But why no love to the other games?
Aces17  +   160d ago
They don't have the time for all the other games and its Halo 2 anniversary. Plus Halo 2 need it the most.
MRHARDON  +   160d ago
The assets for the Halo 3 and 4 were already in high definition. So all they had to do is change the visual settings like you would for a PC thus looks much better.
air1  +   160d ago
Oh ok so the others will get improved visuals too just not as much as halo 2, I'm good with that.
jayswolo  +   160d ago
COMPLETELY redone CG scenes by Blur. Not ingame. Bullshit article.
phantomxll  +   160d ago
Yes some are CG but a couple are in game and its a huge improvement. The article even mentions which ones are CG and in game.
True_Samurai  +   160d ago
I'm pretty sure if you read the article it mentions cg
kingtroy  +   160d ago
Wow great screenshot
CaptainPunch  +   160d ago
Now if all HD remakes looked this good.
Funantic1  +   160d ago
It looks like a whole other game.
DoesUs  +   160d ago
What, like Fable or something?
supes_24  +   160d ago
That's what I was gonna say. It'll be like a whole new experience and feel like a new game. It's been so long since I played any of the titles, with the upgraded graphics, it'll feel like a series all together.
Gamer777  +   160d ago
I wonder what the Brutes and Jackals will look like in the remake,since those 2 aliens get redesigned more than the other species in the sequels/prequels.
Panthers  +   160d ago
Gameplay doesnt look as clean as Halo 4 but it is still a big improvement. CGI looks amazing.
True_Samurai  +   160d ago
When you say gameplay do you mean the mechanics? Because they've already stated they will leave the core mechanics alone
AussieBadger  +   160d ago
Best value bundle ever!!!
Plagasx  +   160d ago
Even with the upgrades, Halo 2 still doesn't look as good as the E3 2003 reveal... -_-
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OpieWinston  +   160d ago
Sarcasm?
The 2003 reveal looked like a better detailed Halo CE.

This anniversary edition blows it out of the water in terms of detail.
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   160d ago
WOW! That is a HUGE difference, the cutscenes are going to be cool to see.

Honest question though. Am I the only one that notices the textures look different? The palette is completely different in spots, textures are different and things look added. Just kind of odd I guess.
0P-Tigrex  +   160d ago
CGI looks great. Gameplay looks how i expected.
Gezmoyassine  +   160d ago
It looks great! I wish the rest of the games in the collection got the same treatment but i'm sure it would have cost them a lot of money to do so and they would probably need more time to work on them.
LAWSON72  +   160d ago
Halo 3 and 4 are unnecessary and will look perfectly fine at 1080p. As for Halo 1 it looks fantastic running on the Halo Reach engine
Illusive_Man  +   160d ago
Wonder if we'll get a Gears Collection.
OpieWinston  +   160d ago
2016 = 10 year anniversary for Gears.

And it's got a lot of votes on the "Xbox Feedback" site.

I could see them doing something similar to MC Collection with Gears by offering Gears 4 Beta with Gears Trilogy remastered on UE4 with 1080p@60FPS.

Anniversary editions rule!
Gezmoyassine  +   160d ago
I was wondering the same thing.I think they will release it at some point.
Redrum059  +   160d ago
If and when I get an XboxOne, this is a must buy . Did not play too much of the halo games but I remember very much enjoying the campaign I barely got a chance to play , oh and the soundtrack is spectacular.
Geekman  +   160d ago
You can switch to original graphics, right? I doubt that feature will be used.
nerdman67  +   160d ago
You can, just like the Halo 1, just press the back button or whatever they call it on the X1 to switch between remaster and original graphics
mogwaii  +   160d ago
comparing CG to in game is a bit much dont you think, of course its gonna look light years ahead. stupid article.
tangers  +   160d ago
I once was a Halo fan and played the one and two endlessly but have no desire to play them again just for the shiny graphics, especially having played the Destiny Alpha which feel very similar but has shiny new elements.
Sloth-Eater  +   160d ago
This is all good for fans of halo and new-comers. I've never been a halo fan, but therrs no denying it - this is a great bundle. It's strange as I'm really looking forward to Destiny.
SoulSercher620  +   160d ago
The Halo 2 remastering is good it almost looks like a remake. This is definitely a must buy.
SilentNegotiator  +   160d ago
The CG is a massive improvement, but the differences in gameplay aren't that big, aside from lighting improvements: http://www.twinfinite.net/w...
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bahabeast  +   160d ago
this is a real H.D collection this is how it should be done.
jnemesh  +   160d ago
WOW! Look at the improved graphics on that 10 year old game! I can't wait to replay (again) a game I put to bed a decade ago! WOW! This totally justifies that $400 MS is asking for their console! WOW! /s
Infamazdre  +   160d ago
Day one buy even if it was original graphics idc it's halo 2 online
Flames76  +   160d ago
Damn that looks amazing and running to engines very impressive 343.Bungie leaving microsoft was the best thing to ever happen to the halo universe.Already pre ordered just waiting for november 11
Badassbab  +   160d ago
Reason Halo 2 may not be 1080p is because it's the only one being overhauled with Xbox One graphics while running the original Halo 2 at the same time. All the others are 360 ports so hitting 1080p isn't as hard.

I think it will look odd playing them in sequence because Halo 2 will probably look the best! Still I'm excited to be playing all those ports @ 1080p/60fps, the textures and post process effects will really pop out more. Roll on ODST, Reach and Wars updates!
RedSoakedSponge  +   160d ago
im slightly disappointed that most of those shots are CG, but the ingame shots do look better.
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