A New Look At The Halo Universe: Halo 3: Recon Preview

From XboxOZ360:

"All-new campaign content: The Halo 3: Recon campaign is an intriguing side story that takes place during the terrifying events leading up to the Master Chief's return to New Mombasa in Halo 3. Experience the fate of Earth from the brand-new perspective of a special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), adding a unique outlook and new gameplay elements to the events that unfold in the trilogy's finale. While the feel of this new chapter greatly resembles that of previous Halo experiences, Halo 3: Recon will require you to employ more elements of stealth and cunning than ever before."


The site has some screenshots and the launch trailer up on it too.

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Hunter863426d ago

This will be interesting. Especially the multiplayer.

gaminoz3426d ago

I think it will be good to leave Master Chief alone for awhile and see what happened from a new perspective. I'm sure we'll get back to him later....

XboxOZ3603426d ago

I just want a decent, solid and engaging Single Player experience. And so long as it doesn't end up in the screaming mess any other online Halo event does, it could be half good.

As it is, I shy away from anything Halo online, as all it is is screaming-memees bouncing around like Jack-Rabbits and hollerin' whhaaawhhoo . .

gaminoz3426d ago

@ XboxOZ

I'm totally with you...the single player game must have a good story besides "OMG invasion: I'm a super-trooper bang bang bang". If it is multi focused I just lost interest.

XboxOZ3603426d ago

right with you there.

There is this fascination with all things MP these days, yet, stats show that the bulk of game purchases are used by SP gamers, and recent polls done (even on our site) show more ppl want solid SP experiences rather than MP the mush-pit rubbish which is dish out these days.

jspc19893426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

I couldnt agree more mate. For alot of games now, there is too much effort into try and make a game have a big multiplayer, or far too much concern on how many poly's they are pushing. If they conentrate on the SP experience, which personally is the major player for me (my fav type of games are RPG) then games will go alot further.

Now of course MP is one of the things the halo franchise is renowned for and i do love it, but i want a story in the game the gripped me as much as the stories from the books, then ill turn around and say wow!

meepmoopmeep3426d ago (Edited 3426d ago )

i loved Halo 1. then they sluffed off on the SP and just focused on MP from there onwards.
i hope they dig back to the origin or at least give just as much effort for SP.
maybe i'll start liking it again.

Immortal Kaim3426d ago

I'm with all you guys. I'm sick of the single player experience being put on the back burner so they can focus on the multi. I'm first and foremost a single player gamer, though if the SP is good enough, I will then play it multi as well.

leeeeed3425d ago

Can't wait to see something like this - it's awesome work by Bungie. As soon as everyone starts to show signs of fatigue with Chief as a character, they switch the focus... Clever :D

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Godem3426d ago

I'm Really disappointed that i wont be finding out what the hell that weird planet Master Chief was about to land on was....

But any Halo is good Halo, so bring on 2009.

XboxOZ3603426d ago

I'm actually glad he didn't come back to life on yet another planet . . but sheesses . . . is this guy made of iron . . . some level of believability would be good. Even if it is small.

XboxOZ3603426d ago

What is it with some gamers and Halo . .it's like the second coming of christ or something . .

There are a huge bucket load of great games coming that are most likely better than Halo is, or will be, but the younger gamers seem to clamber for it in droves.

consolewar3426d ago

Plenty of reasons why Halo is what it is....but maybe you are looking for Sony fans to agree with you...who knows anyway, the Halo franchise is let me say the best if not the best fps in consoles. FACT
Having say that....what's wrong with droves of young gamers playing this awesome game?

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leeeeed3426d ago

I mean seriously! :D

Can anyone say "Halo is going to blow COD4 out of the water"?

XboxOZ3603426d ago

I doubt anything will top COD4 at the moment except Gears 2 - for a little while, but I expect that COD4 will be back on the top, even COD5 will have its day, but until COD6 arrives, there's not much hope of long-term success on line re MP experience (long-term)

gaminoz3426d ago

I think it is funny how many people go on about WW2 shooters (we have 2 this year) and then go on to play yet another sci fi shooter. I think this game has great potential if it goes a bit gritty and I think staying away from the normal Master Chief story is a good idea.

Bungie are going to have to deal with all the hype AGAIN....

XboxOZ3603426d ago

Believe it - or not, yes, one of those statements, I'm NOT all that fussed about Halo anymore. I was originally, and 2 had me, but 3 left me a little flat and now it seems they are simply milking the franchise.

Although, with this new 'slant' on things, it could move things along and create a new way of looking at the franchise, without changing it all that much.

Time will tell.

Neo Nugget3426d ago

Hooray for stealth!


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