Pezcorner blog believes that MS is "whoring" out the Halo Franchise by making it too commercial and damaging the reputation of the series. What do you think?
ive never even heard of the site so this really isnt news, fact is halo is huge, halo 3 is going to be massive! crackdown is kinda sh1t and over hyped! sorry guys but i never liked GTA, and any game like this spiderman saints row etc dont do anything for me, yes some will buy it for the halo 3 beta but thats their call, i would rather wait for the game to come out, im so excited about halo 3!
Not to mention it's call pimpin' out nor whoring out..Guy must be from the burbs.
When did Crackdown come into this? You may not like free-roaming games, but there are quite a few people out there who do. I've been interested in Crackdown since I first saw it in a magazine (before the 360 launch) and having played the game, I have to say I love it. I think it's right up there with Gears of War and Oblivion. There's no harm in waiting, November isn't that far away now...then again, neither is spring...(chuckle)
This just reminds me of music fans complaining when their fav. bands suddenly get popular. "They're making f*ckloads of money! Sellouts!!" Hehe, MS is taking good care of the Halo franchise. No worries. =P
I hate when people do this type of crap. I think they are making the hype fun.
Bungie, those sellouts! First they get bought by Microsoft, then, they try to market their products! Who do they think they are! How dare they!
That made me lol ROFLMAO
in order to sell out... doesn't the IP have to be independent and small first?? so... i guess halo:CE was a small little underrecognized title that no one but the most hardcore fans ever played??? uh huuh... paint me unimpressed
other company will do the same if they have a franchise like a halo in there hands... what company wouldn't? i guess halo/bungie can call microsoft there pimps when its really called marketing. but who cares there just thinking to hard
Every game they put out is over hyped and never as good as they make it seem... Better make this one good though.
Who cares? Of course Halo is getting the royal treatment. It is the right up there with the biggest franchises OF All TIME. If this title was multi-platform, I feel that it would dethrone GTA as the best selling game, period. And let me just say this: If the quality of the product still mangages to kick ass, then whats the problem. I admit that I'm alittle worried about this movie they are trying to push, but books and action figures? Not a problem at all......
But I'm curious to what you guys think. Halo 1 and 2 sold right around 7 million copies. Do you think that Halo 3 has the potential to go over 10 mill on just the 360 alone?
its really hard tell right now. maybe maybe not, we need to see and demo the game first before we can talk numbers.... but i agree with you on the halo movie i have no idea how there going to pull it off?
I think halo2 broke the 10 million mark already. wiki-it also reported that 9.2 million units of Halo 2 have been sold worldwide.From the day of its initial release and up until mid-November, 2006.
How could you whore out a series in 2 games? Ok then Square-Enix must be pimps then. Pure hate! Topic Locked.
there pimps then i have nothing against square-enix there a good company thats been giving us FF series for a long time..
Square Enix isn't whoring out the series. Every game is completely different. There are just so many because the franchise is incredibly successful and popular
halo 1 sold about 7 million halo 2 sold around 15 million
Pezcorner blog believes ^ I stopped reading right there.
Mario was whored, halo not really, what like 2 games in 6 years is really good.
What the heck is "PezCorner" and why the heck do we read or care about what's typed there? Lol, okay, let's forget about IGN, EGM, GameSpot, PSM, OXM. Let's rely on PezCorner comments, whatever the hell that is...
Mario Bros......remember the movie? No need to worry, I dont either. Pokemon- Thank God that fad is over.... Final Fantasy- The movies were terrible, and if I have to save the world one more time due to some orb or crystal, I think I'm going to kill somebody. Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter- 'Nuff said. BloodRayne and House of the Dead-HAHAHAHAHAHA I pray that the Halo series doesnt go the same route as these aformentioned titles, otherwise its Gears of War till the wheels fall off.......
I dont mind,besides the universe is part of the Halo history so why not.Look Star Wars how many sequels,prequels and games they have make.If the game keeps doing well in cash and the fans wants more so why not.That game has a lot to offer.
Die slow.. "I pray that the Halo series doesnt go the same route as these aformentioned titles" Wtf.. if halo can hold a life span half that, of the ff series i'd say they're doing better then I expected
what an idiot, FF is way more games and their are movies already. Business is about money buddy if you can make more by selling action figures, you do that. Fact of the matter is if you dont like the stuff they make don't buy them, pure and simple
ok not realy but I want more Halo games after H3 and Hwars, not spinoffs but true bunjie created sequels/prequals MC can f*** my poop hole, ill still love Halo. BETA !!!
Begining of the end? For PS3 maybe. I dont know what the hell you were thinking before you typed out that statement. Keep in mind that Halo will be around as long as Microsoft continues to push it. As far as you defending Mario Bros. and FF, do you mean to tell me that you were a fan of the movies? God I hope not. That would be just plain embarrassing........
A company try and make some money with thier product in a capatalist country....... "Metallica, those sellouts!! how dare they make a music video!!!!"
I don't rememebr Bungie and Microsoft releasing one Halo product they didn't have faith in. Can anyone else name one? Didn't think so!
Halo is BIG TIME its probably the strongest franchise in recent years, Halo-"3" hasn't even arrived yet so this guys claim is waaaay off base. One thing I do agree with is the idea that even if a franchise is popular sometimes you have to put your foot down and tell the fans, "hey thats it this is the last ____" otherwise you risk the chance of overdoing a good thing and eventually the product itself isn't all that good and you find yourself resting on your laurels. I for one don't believe Halo3 is the last we'll see....I think Bungie could definitely explore this franchise a little more and make Halo4, 5 or maybe even 6, but seriously I think at some point its smart to draw the line and tell your fans its time to move on because you have other ideas that are just as good or better. So don't shoot me, but I hope Halo franchise doesn't go the way of FF, as much as I love Halo we have all seen titles that have been done too much, same as movies....sometimes its better to kill it when its hot and then one day bring it back, IMO theres nothing wrong with doing a few sequels every year or every other year for awhile but the same game over and over just gets stale and sometimes I think it can take away from the "greatness" of the franchise....and the last thing you want is for any company that is capable of delivering "new" innovative IP's to NOT deliver because they can "count on" there best brand being a hit. -Not Bungie but all companies in general.
Isn't special compared to other FPS out there Halo serie's is just another FPS game that is getting boring next to Gears of War and Half life and Counter Strike.
Ha, A guy in the forum where this was posted said he thought it was whored out (such an ugly phrase) a little, but he would gladly buy a blow up Cortana Doll. Too funny. Maybe M$, Bungie and Realdoll should have a meeting.
In order for Bungie to make a $20 million game (or however much it costs to make a Halo sequel...) they need a publisher who is happy to release their game. Usualy, the best way to keep a publisher happy, is to give them loads and loads of money (a bit like other companies...). So if your publisher wants to be "happy" by selling loads of merchandise from your product, it would be best to let it do so, if you want to make another $20 million game.
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