Another Bungie Weekly Update, where they keep you apprised of stuff happening in the creation of Halo 3. This week, animation, grass, water, weather, weapons and more. And Sketch pops in with a little hot dish of Halo 2 mappery.
Damn i can't wait to play the Halo 3 Beta and the final version of the game in Fall 2007, i'm ready to finish the fight. I also can't wait to download the new Halo 2 maps coming out.
It sounds pretty good.
if all these physics and AI gets into the final version i'm going to have a seisure of pure joy... from the way they keep describing the current build I see no reason to think that this game will not be the game of the year and blow gears of war out of the water!!
I believe Halo 3 will blow Gears out of the water come Fall. Halo just has more depth to it. The Halo universe is more interesting as well. Gears looks incredible and the campaign was a blast, but there's nothing next-gen about it other than graphics in my opinion. The controls certainly weren't next-gen. Nothing in the campaign blew me away, either. It was immersing, however. I'll give it that. Most people I know that have owned Gears have traded it in or have stopped playing it all together. I think what made it break the 3 million mark is 1) word of mouth, 2) graphics, 3) violence, and 4) how simple the multiplayer is. It just didn't have enough depth to keep me interested. Of course this is only my opinion, not a fact. So take no offense.
i'd agree that thats a reason for GOW success... but none of my friends have traded it in and the two games that I see people playing now are crackdown and GOW... anyhow, i don't think that any game will feature "next gen" controls on the xbox 360 because it still has a standard control pad. However, that doesn't mean that the game won't be next gen. Halo 3 will most likely have similar control scheme to halo 2 and most of the features will be the same. What will make it next gen are the physics, graphics, and AI. That was the same with GOW...
I think we are beyond saying that things are next gen... because this is the current gen... What you might say is a game like bullet witch is last gen... but not game is really next gen anymore... not until xbox 3 and ps4 and the wiilite come out...
Control is much more than just a controller. It's also how the game makes use of the controller in question. The controller itself just makes a layout comfortable. I'm glad MS and Sony haven't changed their controllers by much (my only gripe being the 360's d-pad). As for GoW, mapping more than one function to A was a mistake in my opinion. Especially when it comes to gameplay mechanics. It leaves too much room for error (wanting to roll instead of take cover, for example). Some games just have the right setup for their mechanics, like Halo. If gameplay mechanics change, usually the controller setup does, too. I'm in no way saying GoW is a terrible game. It's a good game. Just overrated. It's one of, if not THE best looking games on 360 right now, it has lots of gore, it's gritty and very adult, and that pulls people in. The multiplayer could've used a lot of work. It gets stale too fast. I'm still very much looking forward to a sequel, however. Some people love it, some people hate it, some are tired of it (like me). That goes for any game.
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This is the one game I'm waiting for. I just hope they don't screw it up. And for the love of God, please bring back fall damage as an option in multiplayer.
i do agree to that, gears is also over rated but not as much as halo (supposly the best game ever made to some)
I'd have to disagree, but I'm probably biased because I'm a Halo fan. Though when Halo came out, I had no interest in playing it. A year went by before I finally got around to playing it. I instantly fell in love with it. Not just for the excellent campaign, but for the multiplayer as well. I'd have friends over every night and we'd link Xboxes. It was good times. Some would say Halo 2 going Live ruined Halo, if not the dual-wielding. Opinions vary. It does attract a lot of a-holes, but so does any good game. Halo is very technical, whereas GoW isn't as much in my opinion. I get what CliffyB was trying to do with GoW's MP, keeping the teams small and forcing you to stick together or else you'd get raped. One of my gripes about GoW's MP was how if your team falls apart and it's 4 on 1, there's no way in hell that last person standing is going to take down those 4 unless they split up. It's just not going to happen. In Halo, 1 player can dismantle an entire room if they're good enough and it's actually impressive to watch. I've seen it happen. Halo and GoW are two different styles of games, I know. Comparing them is silly. I just prefer Halo's style over GoW's. Not enough depth for me.
In fact, before I played Halo 1 I use to go around like the nintendo fanboy I was saying Halo and Xbox sucks.
Then on December 26th, 2003 I bought an Xbox and Halo 1 and my life changed forever. Halo changed my outlook on video games, it set the standard when it comes to console FPSs.
Gears Of War was a good game, but why it is being played more than Halo 2 now is beyond me.
i use to play halo alot i used to love it but it got repetetive 4 me it got boring and it started lackin and halo is not a skilled base game its just like a grenade trowing banshee riding shout out neone could becaume good in halo there is no best there is no skills. shoot, fly, runover, blow up, i just dont understand all the hype about halo is boring now and i dont even care about halo 3 ima get GTA instead i lost my love for halo sorry just my opinion
I'd have to disagree with you there as well. It IS a skill-based game. Especially team games. A disorganized team will get owned by an organized team. 1 person stands a chance against multiple enemies (with skill). Grenade sticks even take skill, unlike in GoW. Yeah, anyone can be good at it, but that goes for anything if one tries to be. There happens to be a lot of good Halo players because Halo has a huge fan base and people have played the daylights out of it. Frankly, I'm glad there's a lot of good players. It means plenty of competition. What's the fun in playing if everyone is easy to beat? Competition helps you get better. Last I checked, I've played over 4,000 Halo 2 matches online. And yes, there CAN be a best, but being the best doesn't last. There's always better. I don't think you've played Halo with a passion like the diehard fans do. And that's okay. Everyone's different.
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