The leaked video shows more footage than seen before in the one released earlier today. The level they are playing appears to be Zanzibar redone, named "Last Resort"
Personally i don't think it looks anything near Halo 2 graphics. They have done a good job and considering this is only a beta i feel they are on a good track to make this game look outstanding. I really love the redone map as well, though gameplay on it will be completely different from the original.
I think the graphics look really good after seeing this HD footage
this is only an alpha, cuz thats where all the footage you've ever seen of halo 3 is coming from
*EDIT* Never mind. see beta build in very fine writing.
Do you still believe that Bungie are stupid enough to show you what the final graphics will look like in the multiplayer beta?
*edit* Oh, not supposed to answer your comment. Sorry about that.
Who said those are final graphics?
I'm a beta tester for Shadowrun for the Xbox 360 and the graphics for Halo 3 'BETA' look absolutely amazing in comparison. From what I know, they dial down the graphics way down, for 1) to make the download size small. There's going to be a lot of gamers downloading Halo 3 beta on May 17th ;-) so the size has to be dialed down. The only way to do that is dial down the graphics. 2) they want you to test the physics of the game and the game play, give feedback on changes you would make to the game, and to report bugs, not critic how the graphics look.
I do like the updated map of Zanzibar but I would have brought that out after the game was released and add this map to a map pack along with many new maps. Hopefully this is the only map they redid and are working on a ton of new maps or they should label this as Halo 2.5.
Looks great, good find, man!
That was a good find bring us some more PLEASE! :)
Just watched the video with all my friends who came over and we're all sitting here about to piss our pants with how incredible Halo is looking. My last two friends were just convinced to go with a 360 instead of a PS3 now. Now all 12 of us our 360 fans. Oh happy day!!!
Thats good that there going to get a 360, thats the BEST way to go
then you guys will able to play live together
FAIL @ trying to sway people to get a game...
dont gimme that bs, ill give u guys somethin to piss urselves about *shakes fist*
I wish there was a timer on there but i'll do my best to explain. Right after the player dies the first time he spawns near where the Invisability is on the current map. It's a gun that has a square retinal and he never fires it. What gun is that? the outline looks like it has a blade on the front and pistol handle on the back. Any ideas?
when he drops it for the BR and then walks over it the outline looks like maybe the new weapon they mentioned called the Brute Rifle (I think)
It is called the Brute Spiker.
"HD" is used pretty liberally these days...
wow u have friends?? jk lol. but seriously if ur "friends: were convinced by just that, they could be swayed to do anything. the video looked really fun but it wasnt exactly mindblowing. the framrate had issues and the phsics werent good, the spartan went rigid after he died, but of course that is just the alpha build. but seriously if ur friends changed their minds of buying a ps3, just because of some alpha build , well thats pretty weird/sad
But I probably got 12 times as many friends as you loser. And my friends are a whole lot cooler then yours. How many of your good friends has been named MVP of a SuperBowl???
But when you can see the game on A HD screen bigger then your bedroom you will see how great this game is coming out. And I wasn't just talking about graphics, we were amazed at how much fun we are all gonna have playing Halo 3 together. Halo has always been about incredible gameplay and this game is pushing the envelope.
Monchichi, that's just too juicy to pass. You are really, really HIGH right?
--"And I wasn't just talking about graphics, we were amazed at how much fun we are all gonna have playing Halo 3 together. Halo has always been about incredible gameplay and this game is pushing the envelope."
ROFLMAO - tompgamer jr. lives!lol. I believe that you DO have an NFL SB MVP for a friend. To make a statment like that, you have to be on some of the best designer drugs on the planet -- hands down. Keep it to yourself mate -- no one, but chicks care, and that's only if you're trying to score. WOW
If your friend got named MVP at a Superbowl he would probably just get every console and every game jackass.
Man, that's too funny
Too bad i dont have a good graphics card on my lab top couldnt see it high def. my only problem is i wish the players where better. wut he get like 4 kills.
this look like crap...its halo 2 all over again..i dont know if xbox fanboys is serious with the replies..it even looks awfuly boring..
The framerate didn't have any issues. It was smooth as butter. What you guys are seeing is either the result of an underpowered PC, or poor encoding.
I made a version which is 100MB, deinterlaced (makes it much smoother, gets rid of the framerate problems, and eliminates all of those annoying lines), re-encoded, and without the audio. It looks a thousand times better than the version above. Here's the link:
So what you gonna play straight away the moment you;ve put in the disk for the first ever time???
With the first 2 ive always been campaign then multiplayer man myself.... but im being tempted, but damn I reckon the starting trailer for the campaign is going to drop a few jaws... just a swing in the park guess.... if i lived near a park (damn housing development) :(
OK, I don't know how anyone can scream out "that looks awesome" from the video quality. Sorry, but it's so blurry that they could push Halo 1 graphics on us and we probably wouldn't notice.
...Not that I think the game looks like Halo 1 or anything, it looks great...
exactly or the part about "me and my friend almost wet ourself because it looks incrediable" i hope he is bein sarcastic it looks like halo 2 graphics..if the end result look like that a lot of halo fans will be disspointed with halo 3..
but game looks good. i'm glad they actually show game footage *cough* killzone
since halo 3 beta test is out really soon its expected some sort of video be released/leaked, but killzone2 is a longer way off
this one looks a lot better. theres a noticeable difference this time around. the texture on the armor, environment, and gun look much better
this aint HD? man someone needs to fix this because this clearly aint HD i dont know why it got aproved.
halo halo halo! im comforted with this graphics they look beautiful too bad that sony can't have this game cuz they suck!
I guarentee u there will be more than 1 game from PS3 that pwns Halo 3 on graphics. Never say never!
Its not all ways about graphics in a game that may or may not sell the game. Back when Xbox had better graphics then PS2 in ever game. (just like the PS3 will have on the 360) at Game stop we still sold more PS2 games then we did for the Xbox. What most gamers have to ask them self. Is the PS3 worth $200 more for these better graphics? In third party games (like most of EA sports games) NO its not worth spending $200 more for a PS3, so the only time you really see the FULL power of PS3 is in First and Second party games. You may not believe this but there is a big group of Gamers who don’t care about big time graphics. so the 360 or even PS2 may be all the power/graphics they need for now.
Dont know if you guys saw this: When he grabbed the sniper rifle & jumped down, you could see everything in real time through the scope on the rifle. that was pretty fucin sweet man!!
dude that was in the last game too
Well, then i guess this game sucks balls then...
it was in the last game, and i believe the first game... dont' really remember
i'm happy the shield grenade didn't glitch
ya'll know whom i'm talking bout. They know this video looks like crap
Crappier than the youtube footage.
is this High Definition or High Crap?
cant wait for halo 3 its gonna rock
VO Cal chill out man i was just pointing it out
dude shut the hell up u flippin noob. if u dont have anything productive to say, dont say it. this isnt the news section for being a little b!tch. go jack of to ur ps3 u little girl. honestly i dont know how many times i have to say it to u sony trolls, ITS THE GOD DAMN ALPHA BUILD U MORON! its not supposed to look graphically mindblowing, but i dont know what u guys r talking about cause it looks just fine to me. nyways if halo was just about graphics i would have never played it. as long as halo3 is fun as hell like halo 2 and halo i couldnt give a damn if it looked good or not. gameplay> graphics. knowing bungie halo3 is gonna be graphically amazing not that it matters because its gonna be the game of the year for FUN not graphics. some people are such ignorant little bafoons
I'm not arguing with you because...I can't but I think that said Beta. I don't put a lot of stock into these videos more than what's goin on in these videos.
I'm an avid Halo 2 player and I don't know if I seen anything that is mind blowing or very "next-gen" about Halo 3. Maybe the defense grenade but that's it.
When my friends and I thought of Halo 3 on the 360 we were thinking "Man, that's probably going to have killer graphics and have you doing extreme stuff with crazy weapons!"
As far as I've seen its really looks like incremental improvements over the last version. It's not leaps and bounds better visually or in the appearance of gameplay.
It looks fun but Halo 2 is fun still. I guess I was expecting more from the MS flagship game but maybe it has some surprises in store.
It doesn't matter, it'll sell regardless.
i have a new pc 2.93 extrem 4 gigs and 2 880gtx cards and that video looks horrible, the game looks ok bu tthat video is not HD nor is it good quality.
and yeah its alpha and it shows.
but i guess not
And while its not hd quality that game looks awesome, IT looks better then halo 2 in my opinion.
you're a freakin [email protected]
I wanna see the video your talking about because the one that i was watching said beta build through out the game.
all right first of all chill out man. i said jk lol which meant i was kidding. relax. i know ur having ur period but control ur temper dont go PMSing on me. second of all "But I probably got 12 times as many friends as you loser.: u wanna bet?? u fu(kin nerd u call ur "friends" over just to see a halo3 vid. LOSER LOSER FU(kin nerd. ur probably some geeky a$s kid who doesnt see the daylight outside or some fat a$$ who cant play sports and sits on his lazy ass all day. as for ur claim that u have 12 times as many friends as me: uhhh noo. i bet i have a 100 times as many friends as u. and when my friends and i chill we dont gathter around a computer and watch halo movies for fun. U flippin pansy. i play sports and actually have a life. i m sorry if ur only friends are... wait u dont have any. ur imaginary frineds and u have fun :) cough cough fa@@ot
Ur friends with a super bowl MVP????? why dont u get off ur lazy ass and play some football then instead of being a little girl and claiming u have more friends then me. And im pretty sure u have no MVP friend. imaginary friends dont count buddy. peace
moving right along PERCY
yea i can see wat ur saying its not "WOW THOSE ARE GOOD GRAPHICS" but its not like "those are horrible graphics" theyre not amazing but theyre not exactly sh!!Ty, it sill looks fun as hell though.
the big deal? This game looks good yeah from what I saw in the video, but it's not like OMFG - I gotta go get an XBox360 tomorrow good. WTF? I guess it's a Halo thing and I don't understand. Oh well MS/Halo fans rejoice. I'm sure it will keep most of you guys occupied for years like Gears.
Why are you even in here commenting on a game which is not available on the PS3. Surely with all the triple A titles you should be far too busy to even bother?
I should just lock myself in a room with my PS3(s) and never come out; Leaving the outside world to be a big mystery, never to return to the light of day again. What a brilliant statment that is bro. I have no idea who you are, but those same LAME statements like,
-- "Why are you even in here commenting on a game which is not available on the PS3. Surely with all the triple A titles you should be far too busy to even bother?" --
are OLD and tired man and have been repeated (mainly due to 360 fans commenting on PS news) over and over again for a long time on this site. I'm a contributor and reader and quite frankly couldn't give a rat's a$$ what your opinion regarding how I spend my time is. Well, enjoy the show!
Now bugger off arse-wipe
So nice of you to respond in such a nice self opinionated manner. All I was saying is what I believe that you had inferred before that once the all mighty PS3 was out that you would not have time to comment on anything let alone flame other posts that have no bearing on PS3 owners.
As you point out the argument is old, but it is still clearly valid. I do not know of the show that you say that I should enjoy. I would expect a response, but it seems that you have used all your comment bubbles up. Perhaps your opinions are not held that highly by other contributors, readers and gamers.
What's very noticable are the fantastic looking and well thought-out backgrounds to hide, manoeuvre, trap your opponents. New gears/equipments are an added plus. Things are looking really bright for Halo HD.
BUT the graphics are definitely not amazing. Its Beta, I get it, so I will wait for the final build to pass final judgment. Please don't say this looks AMAZING though, because its clearly not AMAZING. Looks like the new items/weapons should be a lot of fun. I hate the halo campaigns...is it bad that I thought the story sucked? (it is decent for a FPS, just not that impressive) IDK...But I do know that I love Halo 2 on XBL, and I am sure the same will be true for Halo 3.
There's nothing wrong at all with disliking the story! I how ever love it and think that it and the gameplay set it apart from other shooters by a large margin but that's just my opinion and millions of others!
MONCHICHI025 got owned.
Halo 3 looks shyte as usual. the most overrated games franchise on the planet.
why do fan boys have to post sensless crap like you. game will be great n4g should know what fanboys prefer and block them from posting stuff on news for other consoles
Because I have been waiting for this game for over 4 years now ( yes I always had a feeling a third one would be made).
Most other gamers who hate on this franchise will never understand the impact this game has had on the game industry as a whole.
Things I want from the finished version once the spit an polish has been applied.
No ragdoll physics: Very last gen, hope they use some more sophisticated physics for this.
Vehicles: I want the vehicles to leave tire track trails behind in the sand, also the water animation when the vehicles drive through it could do with being brought up to date.
Better Textures: There is a point in the first quarter of the demo when the player ducks behind some of the crates in the housed engine room, they looked awfully muddy and pixelated.
Slightly less lurid colours: The battle worn master chief of the first ever Halo 3 trailer was a very promising visual step forward. Dowsing the game world in more grime and making it look more used would certrainly give this game a bit more of a gritty appeal. I like the Halo signiture visual style but just now it still looks a bit toy like and I am sure bungie could give it an added edge of realism were the levels to be a bit less colourful.
Destructable environments: Ok out of all the things I want this is the least likely to happen but the part when the player is grenading a barrier and it stays put, left a bad taste in my mouth. Let us put holes in the buildings walls, let us cause roofs to tumble on the heads of unsuspecting spartans.
Does look good though and I am sure that at least half of the things I have suggested are already on the cards for the finished version.
Here's hoping, and bungie, if you are listening and it's not too late, please DESTRUCTABLE BUILDINGS pleeeeeeeease.
Are you kidding me? Is this the game i've waited SO long for? GoW has much better visuals than this..wtf. Is it me or does this game look exactly like RFoM for the ps3. Even the god damned bubble shield is a copy of one of the weapons from RFoM.
Bungie you better explain this thing because i've really been looking forward to this game.
This looks nothing like RFOM so get over it already! Also GEOW is an amazing looking game but it's just a matter of opinion to say it has a much better visual style because some of us prefer fps over 3rd person because it make's a huge difference on the way the game world is viewed! Halo 3 will looking amazing once it's said and done and I love how when he's in the air shooting you see his leg's unlike any other shooter ever period! You see in Halo your not just a floating cursor like in other shooters and not just some quickly added legs either!
I simply cant understand the extreme stupidy that people are showing when they say the graphics in halo 3 sucks.
Do you think bungie or microsoft are going to release "what will be without a doubt the biggest game of 2007" looking like it does now???
All you fools that complain about halo 3's graphics are just plain retarded, microft are puting millions and millons of dollars into the development of halo 3 so if you guys really think the FINAL version will look like this then i truely feel sorry for you.
Thats one thing that Halo has over every fps out there. GREAT MAP DESIGN!!! Not just a bunch of war torn streets.
Not exactly mind blowing like we taught it would ,but they claim these are middle stage developments which surely implies there`s still plenty of room for improvement over the few coming months before it`s launch for our final judgements
36.2 I`m sorry dude go pick on another person for your usual fangirl fightclub cuz me not interested
i´m totally disappointed. sorry - i want a halo 3 not a halo 2.5
well right now it is a Halo 2.5