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HALO: will people care about that name as much after Gears 2, Resistance 2, and Killzone 2 are released?

HALO: That name means so much in this industry, but how big of a impact will it continue to have with games such as, Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, Project Origin, Socom, and so much more. I think we're starting to see so much competiton in the shooter Genre that, I'm not sure if Halo can continue to be the heavy weight is was when it first debuted on the XBOX.

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dro3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

in terms of quality/graphics halo 3 will be a thing of the past when games like kz2,r2,gears2..e.t.c comes out.in my opinion cod4 is better than halo 3 so i dont care about halo3 as much as before but there are still die hard halo 3 fan bois that will be playing it. and dont forget halo2 is still one of the most played game on the first x box.

HighDefinition3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

Already did that. Sorry, But it`s true.

So to answer the question, OF COURSE. Nobody knows they need to step it up right now more than Bungie. Killzone 2 or R2 looks to be the NEW "MP King" so far, unless my eyes decieve me. What Killzone is doing is truly incredible. The ammount of content R2 is delivering is gave me a NEW respect for Insomniac. GeoW2 will be more enjoyed on XBL than Halo3. With GeoW2 it looks GREAT, but NOT Killzone2 GREAT. Also 5 on 5 is almost laughable in comparison, it`s problem seems to be evolution. Some people will say they like it better like that, I say their lying. GeoW2 would be awesome w/ even 12 on 12 w/ some vehicles and bit larger maps. IMO anyway.

littletad3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

Sorry, but I'd rather have quality over quantity. We have no idea how good the multiplayer of Reisistance 2 will be, so talking about it as if it's already remarkable seems pretty shallow at this point. As we've already seen with so many games like Lair, Haze, Too Human, alot of games sound great on paper but fail to deliver. So let's wait and see.

RememberThe3573765d ago

COD4 took that right off the bat. IMO Halo 3 was not all what people were saying it was. The game was good, but not great. I don't know about all these other shooters that are coming out but I know the word Halo doesn't mean the same thing to me anymore.

iamtehpwn3765d ago

Let's face it, Halo is a Very mainstream game.
It needs a LOT of improvement. I understand why the developers didn't change/improve the design from 2, in fear of the core fanbase rejecting it.

There's a lot to be learned from Gears of War, COD4, and Metal Gear Online (my personal favorite online game right now).

and one last note.
FIX THE GOD DAMN RAGDOLL PHYSICS FOR CHRIST SAKE.
Were they coded by a 2 year old!?!

HighDefinition3765d ago

R2 will be fine. RFOM was a GREAT start. R2 is NOT Haze.

Period.

fanboi hater3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

I'll probably get disagrees but...

I'm in the private resistance 2 beta testing and color me unimpressed resistance 1 is better in every aspect. This is coming from someone who logged hundreds of hours into rfom and R2 was one of my most anticipated games. When i got the email i was so excited i immediately downloaded it. When i booted up and started a game i was instantly unimpressed the graphics aren't very good, perhaps single player will be different, but in my opinion the new art style and overall look is pretty bad. As for gameplay its also quite week at the moment the guns just don't feel right like they did in resistance 1, however it is a beta so i expect that to change. However the, which i know aren't everything are just poor and it honestly detracts from the game to a significant point (it hard for me to say it but honestly halo 3 might look better at least in some aspects). The AI is also quite stupid and that is unforgivable. So in my opinion as of now halo 3 still beat R2 even though i think rfom beats halo 3. As for geow 2 and KZ2 i feel they will far surpass halo as far as enjoyability and obviously graphics go. Other than that we'll just have to wait and see.

Sitdown3765d ago

How can you say that COD4 did that when it and Halo 3 continue to compete for number one spot on LIVE?......which means that people still care. In addition, only one of those three will be on the 360...and it is in third person. So not only will 360 users not have to worry about Resistance 2 and Killzone 2..because it will not be on their system......but some people are not big on third person games....so again, people will continue to care about that name....and that is not including all the other Halo related properties. You do not think buzz will not continue if the movie project begins to surface?

HighDefinition3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

"How can you say that COD4 did that when it and Halo 3 continue to compete for number one spot on LIVE?......"

You proved my point for me. That`s EXACTLY what I`m talkin about. I never said HALO4 (for example) won`t sell like crazy.

RememberThe3573765d ago

It looks like the fanboys are hating, but I think it's important that we here these kinds of things. That way we can goto Insomniac and Sony and say; "I've been hearing [this and that] make sure your on top of it". Don't let for bias cloud your judgment, it's our job as gamers to stay on top of these guys so they keep their quality high.

Sitdown3764d ago

No you proved my point....if the name was not cared about, then there would be no competition....COD4 would be standing on top with only competition from none Halo games. Come on now...that really is not hard to understand.

fanboi hater3764d ago (Edited 3764d ago )

thanks dude. Yeah i try to be as unbiased as possible and truthfully sony and insomniac need to jump on these problems i wouldn't even mind waiting half a year for everything to be fixed.

and to those who disagreed to my previous post would u care to explain why as i doubt any of u r in the private beta. thanks

Nineball21123762d ago (Edited 3762d ago )

Yeah, I disagreed and I am in the beta too.

It's a BETA! It's not finished so you can't make comparisons yet as it's a work in progress.

I realize this is a 2 day old post, but I just now saw this.

Also, since it is a private beta, you ought to chill out on giving details about what's going on. Wait until it goes public in a week or two, please.

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NewSchoolGamer3765d ago

4 shooters in on their way which include the next call of duty, R2, K2, and gears 2 halo may fade away some but It won't be forgotten,lol.

Silogon3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

This guy is flooding the place with this stuff anymore. It's getting almost old. Not yet, but almost.

But I'll play along.

Yes, people will care about Halo after those games drop. Why? Cause Halo has embedded itself into gamers hearts and minds because of the time it came out. Same way with Starwars, is that movie good? Is the entire series really that good? No... no it's not. People who love starwars "I'm one of them" love it for the nostalgia and the time it came out. They attach memories to the films from their life and that is why it is so important to people. Not because it's an epic space romp with all the ends tied up in the end.

Supermario bros, Zelda and Metroid. Awesome games we cherish for the time and nostalgia and what they offered us that no game offered us at the time.

Halo is no different. It offered us something we never got at the time. Fans will always remember and love Halo. always. Halo, like it or not, is bigger than Gears and Resistance will ever be.

Cajun Chicken3765d ago

Halo is larger than those other franchise you mentioned because of it changing and innovating the way we see FPS even more than Halflife did.

Now, I LIKE Halo. Halo is the ONLY real property and IP Microsoft own that they actually choose to carry on using since XBOX.

The fact I like Halo, despite none of the sequels not even living up to the survival instinct and feeling of adventure and discovery of the original on XBOX.
I blame this on the focus of the multiplayer.

Which people do like; yes. But comes as a cost which I don't believe in, because I bought the whole game, the engine, the content on the disc, the soundtrack, NOT just the single player section of it.

But yes, enough of my rant.

Halo is good for me as long as Bungie are masterminding it; the same case of the Crash Bandicoot games rapidly declining once Naughty Dog left the franchise for the funding of Jak and Daxter for PS2.

I like Halo. Bungie is a great developer with great foresight and background story for games.

dro3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

if u dont like hes show dont watch,he is clearly not bias and he speaks about the 360/ps3 based on fact/opinions that are not bias and not based on fanboy brain like most pple who post news on this website do.

Silogon3765d ago (Edited 3765d ago )

No, he speaks "OPINIONS" you P*$$ BOT and more often than not his opinions are always in Ps3's and Sony's favor. That isn't unbiased. Big Difference.

Edit to below, since I know you'll read it. People who claim to be gamers, huh? hhahaham man you don't even know what you're trying to champion right now. I am the most unbiased person on this site and even I can tell you I speak opinions. Get real.

dro3765d ago

well hes opinions are not bias on like most people who claim to be gamers....

y did i even take u of my ignor list!!! looks like u have not changed

:'( :'(

very sad indeed....!!!!!!!!

welcome back to my ignor list... (-_-)