Interview of Lars Bakken from Bungie Studio with new ODST gameplay footage video.
Your tired from HALO too.
No, not really. This is my most wanted game after Modern Warfare and Forza actually. And I'm really looking forward to Halo: Reach...my most wanted game coming in the future, above anything else. Not everyone hates Halo just because it's so popular, lol.
*sigh* full priced expansion packs/dlc...
The fanboy insecurity on N4G is astounding. You can definitely tell who's scared and threatened. It's honestly embarassing.
its funny cause the 1.1's question wasnt directed towards u and no ones actually answering u yet ur having an argument there. Id be embarrased also.
@ iChaos Amongus So true. Nothing scares them more than a Halo game on the way, well maybe actually socializing in real life with the opposite sex. Other than that nothing scares them more. Let the haters call it an expansion pack or whatever but I am looking forward to this game.
Lol. How many people play Call of Duty? Doesn't mean everyone likes it. Oh. Look. 100k+ people playing WAW on PSN. I still think it's a crap game.
iChaos pretty much summed it up. If you don't like Halo, why would you care if another one comes out? No one is pointing a gun to your head telling you to like it. If you don't like it, stay the hell away from any articles related to it and don't bother commenting. If you don't like Halo and you're in a Halo article crying about it you're just here to start something. Simple as that.
Anyway, I'll be getting this above MF2. This seems to go back to the Halo I loved in Halo:CE. Halo 2 killed the series for me. Halo 3 was OK but I have really high hopes for ODST. I'm most likely buys this, Uncharted 2, and Brutal Legend. Everything else I'm renting; Gotta penny pinch now days. :)
that enough awesome for quite a while.
Oh damn that video got me so hyped....the gameplay bits between looked so good.
If it isn't fear it must be gas.
come on who is not excited about fire fight ...
Any second now...
Are you actually excited for this!?!
ODST seems a little slim on content for full retail price. 2 new weapons - M7S Submachine Gun and the M6C/SOCOM 3 new maps a visor a separate campaign said to be 6 to 8 hours (<-this is an okay length if true) new co operative mode (firefight) I guess the disappointing part to me is it's only 3 new maps and 2 new weapons. That doesn't seem like enough to me. Am I the only one that honestly feels that way? Also did they remove the ability of dual wielding weapons?
was to be released like this with only few features, Everyone would hate it. but no this is halo its ok to bring a dlc in a 60$ price
@ fadic4, i think you got that the wrong way round... if a different game released with even half its features and charged full price nobody would bat an eyelid. Because it's halo everyone is hating on it ( at least the ps3 fans are, which does not make sense cos you would think they would all be off playing killzone 2 or something.)
Are you serious with your "(at least the ps3 fans are, which does not make sense cos you would think they would all be off playing killzone 2 or something.)"? Then why are any of us here? Are you saying there are no games to keep you as a fan of what ever console you own busy enough not to post here? I am a Halo fan. I'm not a huge fan like some people here but I have finished and completed all 3 Halo games and logged my share of hours online playing 2 and 3. My concerns for this title are real, especially for full price. ODST appears to me to be closer to Halo 2 then 3. Unless I am mistaken, after I posted last night I thought to myself are the shield and healing abilities, like dual wielding weapons, gone as well from this game? If they are this game will play more like Halo 2 then Halo 3 with 2 new weapons and 3 new maps. I'm now even more concern whether this will appeal to me because I really like dual wielding weapons, the shields and healing/killing abilities. Why can't someone give an honest opinion on gaming without most people getting so offended and immediately attack that the person not jumping up and down for joy with every titles to grace their favorite system is a troll, fanboy or just a hater? Nobody, unless they are just plain ignorant, doubts this game will sell in huge numbers (it's Halo!) but I wonder what the general census will be from the average Halo fan about it's gameplay being more old school Halo then new (well 07).
Im in the same situation as you, so dont worry As to my knowledge, shields are gone, dual wielding (may only be possible with pistols) is gone, health remains the same (like CoD replenishes over time). From what ive seen in the videos you can have double the ammount of grenades, which is a plus. But you gotta remember they arent spartans so they will move slower, wont be able to jump as high, less health, and wont be able to inflict as much damage in a melee as a spartan. Whether the games worth the $99 AUD is still a mystery, but its from bungie so ive already pre-ordered it. As long as its a Bungie Halo then i will always day one purchase it. Whats bugs me is sony fans claiming Halo is gay and halo is sh*t, just dont understand why its so good and havent even played it. What they need to realize is that there are things that happen in Halo that can never happen in another game, some situation you find yourself in during a multiplayer are just freaking bizarre. You gotta be there to understand it.
"As to my knowledge, shields are gone, dual wielding (may only be possible with pistols) is gone, health remains the same (like CoD replenishes over time). From what ive seen in the videos you can have double the ammount of grenades, which is a plus. But you gotta remember they arent spartans so they will move slower, wont be able to jump as high, less health, and wont be able to inflict as much damage in a melee as a spartan." Well you appear to be more of a fan of the series and thought more about what ODST will offer than I. Do you think a slower moving, less exaggerated jump and melee Halo game will appeal more to the Halo 3 fan (newer generation of Halo fan) or more to Halo 2 fan? I am spoiled by the run button on most shooters today. It helps get from cover to cover faster and be a harder target for skilled snipers. The game moving slower concerns me a bit but the jumping and melee attack being less effective, for me, is a bonus. I guess that is why it is labeled as more tactical. It will definitely have a different feel to it than what some Halo fans are use to. Edit: I () this (newer generation of Halo fan) because a lot of people I know that were into Halo 2 weren't as big a fan of Halo 3 so I am assuming Halo 3 has a lot of new fans. I agree that people that have not played Halo really should if they are a shooter fan at all. It has great immersion, hit detection and it's just a flat out fun game. The thing I think that doesn't appeal to me (a lot of my casual shooters fan friends are like this as well) about Halo is the space theme. I have always been a shooter fan since Doom but I had a hard time sticking to space shooters like UT, Tribes, Halo etc. I am more into Ghost Recon, Rainbow, COD, Battlefield, etc style shooters. There is no denying the fun that can be had playing a Halo title though. The only thing that doesn't appeal to me about Halo games is the Sword and Hammer. Are they removed from ODST as well?
@ Brutallyhonest ok, first off i was not having a go at you, my comment was obviously directed at the comment above mine. I see your point and get what your saying. I don't usually go off on comments like that, but the amount of BS being thrown out of some people is enough to drive someone up the wall. Sure two wrongs don't make a write, but i am just a gamer and i have my limits. for the record, i have both a ps3 and 360 and i have never hidden the fact that i like my 360 more. I love halo, always have. Halo CE is still my favorite shooter of all time. Halo 2 and 3 were good in different ways, but i didn't like the single player as much in both games. you can check up on my comments, its not a usual habbit of mine.. but ya i can throw up some stupid comments just like most of the other guys here and lately there have been a lot of them, so its kind of got on my nerves a bit. I admire the fact that you are actually having a serious discussion about it and would usually join in, but reading half the other crap comments got the better of me. oh and by the way, i am at work which is why i am on here now. when i am at home i usually am gaming.
Pffffhahahahahah ! That is hilarious! This is the game i've been hearing the bots brag about?
Are you actually Canadian or are you French, because if you are French that doesn't count.
Look's decent doesn't look like it will come close to halo 3.
you're kidding right? Halo3 was overrated crap. This looks better but I hope reviewers critique the game properly and don't give it a free pass.
NO MOAR Halo.
i dont want halo to get crash bandacoot syndrome! when crash 1 first came out it was the reason to own a ps1, now its a shadow of its former self! mind over mutan was terrible, and i wouldnt want to live in a world where halo isnt good!
if the titles are good why not? Resistance has had two (awesome) titles this generation within a small timeframe, if Bungie is able to do this then there should be no problem, although I think reach shouldnt be released next year, they should give it more dev time.
"NO MOAR HALO"? bu bu it seems to be ok for FF13 and GT5? is this what they call irony?
WOOOH. Can't wait for this game
Wow man, you got some balls speaking like that on N4G.
lol They're scared.
Halo is fail! Have fun with your $60 Expansion pack bots.
God I hate you ps3 fanboys...you truly are the pieces of sh!t of the gaming industry. I don't see hordes of 360 fanboys stinking up every ps3 game article....yet here you all are trying to ruin another 360 article. You truly are pathetic....you aren't even gamers.
"I don't see hordes of 360 fanboys stinking up every ps3 game article....yet here you all are trying to ruin another 360 article. You truly are pathetic....you aren't even gamers." WTF are you new or just blind the 360 Muppet's are pretty much if not worse doing the exact same thing as the PS3 fanboys when it comes to trolling. So dont be trying to act like the 360 Muppet's are little angels who get bullied by the PS3 fanboys...
looks like Pistolero is living in his own little bizarro world again...
Yes i will have fun playing my expansion pack while you wait for Unsharted 2, you can think of me having fun playing a new XBOX 360 exclusive. Feel free to disagree if your butt hurts and tell your mum i said hi
Don't act like all innocent like your kind's never done anything, just a couple years ago the xbots were talking smack 24/7 because the PS3 WAS lacking, and now look at who's lacking? the xbox 360 while the PS3 is getting all the good games. and has the great hardware not only do xbots lag online but they lag when it comes to exclusive titles
ODST and Reach cannot come soon enough.
did they pick the worse looking video for e3 they could find? graphically this looks much much better than the e3 walkthough, the e3 video looked like rainbow six vegas one this version looks much better
MoooooooOOOooOoOoOooOo Xbots,time for some milky milk,sip sip.
xbots declaring DLC as full games since they have nothing else to play
Whats sad for you droids is this "expansion pack" will be played and sold to more gamers than all of your holiday lineup combined :D
Day one. :)
What Halo game isn't day one? Maybe for some it's Halo Wars but heck I still got that on day one as well he he. :)
Halo is a good franchise and it's why I bought and own a 360...I didn't know xbox existed till a friend introduced me to halo. That said I want it to stop eventually, I don't want "land before time syndrome" to ruin such a great franchise....I person did halo 1,2,3...won't touch halo wars...and will do odst and reach. After that I am done...when bungie is done I'm done.
are you people really going to pay 60 for an expansion pack? --edit-- i like halo but paying $60 for something that should be at least 10-20 bucks IS RIDICULOZ(mad tv) and check my achievements for halo3 i have all of the original 1000
apparently :\. I mean I loved Halo:CE because the story was great and it was a great game. Halo 2 added the multiplayer and that was really fun, and the story still seemed to be going strong. Halo 3 just killed the series for me :/. Too much focus on multiplayer (which was already great) and not enough on the story. I mean...the ending was retarded. And now Halo ODST? Like wtf? This game is going to go the way of Mario and Sonic. Great early on...but then everything else is just crappy spinoffs for a quick buck.
people payed $40+ for less than half a game... gt5p, warhawk, socom confrontation, shadow run, bioshock, l4d. And halo 3: odst has -full, new campaign featuring co-op; expected to be at least 6 hrs. -new multiplayer mode -open world over map with hidden secrets and exploration... and the first game to feature 4 player open world co-op that I know of. -full halo 3 multiplayer including all maps and a standalone disc -3 new exclusive multiplayer maps -new achievements -halo reach beta invite which is more then what the other games I listed offer. Personally I'm extremely excited for odst.
adding a beta doesn't justify 60 gwap.. and this game is using the same engine as halo3. the multiplayer is the same thing just that you use humans instead of the chief
How long is the campaign? HOw many times does bungie have to say it has grown beyond an expansion pack? But of course you know better than them. So, Are you going to buy modern warfare 2. Like the campaign of the first one was really long. Like that stopped the game from being great. Just because ODST started off as an expansion, it did not have to remain as one. IF you don't have a 360 or don't care for it, do not buy it. I am sure Bungie will survive without you. So, I guess no more MGS games, Ratchet, Call of duty, Gears, GoW or any other game with more than one sequel. Or does it only count for Halo?
gears of war 2 used the same engine as gears 1, new campaign mode, had the same multiplayer (however it doesn't work with gears 1), and added horde mode. halo3:odst uses the same engine as halo 3, new campaign mode, has the same multiplayer as halo 3 (however it's backwards compatable with halo 3), added horde mode, and has the beta for halo reach. to me that warrents it as more then what someone would pay for DLC. To me DLC worth $20 is the equivelent of the new GTA4 side missions, a new 2 or 3 hour mini campaign. I swear if they called this game "ODST" people would not be complaining about this stupid dlc argument.
what makes a game worth 60 bucks to you. Bioshock had only a campaign and a lot of people bought that for 60 bucks. Bioshock had a longer campaign but the addition of Firefight adds to the replay ability of ODST. Games like Bioshock had little to make you want to play it again, but ODST has these secret things you can find that will make the fans want to play through a few times just to find them all. (kind of like skulls from the other 3.) To me, the price is more than justified when compared to full priced, campaign only games that get released.
@Xi In what way Socom, Warhawk and GT5p are "less than half a game"? I thought people were most interested in the multiplayer nowadays. BTW, 40$ is at least reasonable, but full price for 3 additional maps and a shorter and forgettable story (Master Chief wont be there) is really a rip-off for current Halo 3 owners. For newcomers it might be a good purchase, I guess. @Another one bellow Not saying the story will suck, nope. I said forgettable, why? Master Chief wont be there, it's just a spinoff story about "The Rookie".
what are you talking about ? halo osdt is an expansion not a full fledge sequel. and i'm not buying COD6 that game takes no skill the freaking gun aims for you, what kind of crap is that. *edit* of course bungie is not going to say"derp osdt is an expansion pack buy it for 60 derp* that the beauty of people who prefer the xbox360 you tell them anything and they'll eat that crap up. just like the mgs4 rumors lol *SUPA EDIT* fire fight is basically resistance2 co-op mode
So, you know the story sucks? When did you play it again? Ohhhh, yeah, I thought so. Saying the story sucks because there is no Master Chief is moronic at best. To a lot of people, that makes the story more interesting. And yes, you get 3 new maps, but you conveniently forgot Firefight. Basically, your talking out of your ass, but that's what people on N4G do. They type without knowing what they're talking about or just because they're fanboys.
@Another One above I partially answered your question in my first post but wanted to add that it's more probable the story be FORGETTABLE, as most spinoff's, than it be amazing as you want it to be. It's ok I guess, you just want to justify your purchase, so be it.
I have every current console except for the Wii. I am no one trick pony. It is what I feel is value for money. Hence I bought a PS3 and have over 30 games for it. End of darkequitus psn/xbl
Halo 3 ODST contains a semi-lengthy campaign, online coop, firefight (Halo's version of Horde mode), Halo 3 standalone multiplayer and a halo reach beta. That's alot of stuff for a game you know Bungie will be supporting. I support Bungie because they support their games. I don't mind paying $60 at all.
I like how you only pointed out the ps3 games, I find it funny that someone as myself gets labeled a fanboy in other threads even though I make comments which use examples from both consoles to prove my point, yet someone as yourself can bubble boost and seem like a completely unbiased person here on this site. Even though you comments clearly show a particular defense for only one console. Well, the games I listed feature either only multi-player or single player modes. Or in the case of GT5p it features less then 1/5th the total content of what is expected in gt5, 40 dollars for what should have been a free demo(where's the outcry for that?). Also, how do you know the length of the single player campaign already? They said it'd be shorter but open world games already tend to be shorter but make up for it by having extensive maps which players can explore. Throw in co-op and you've already got a limitless number of fun things to do... such as rocket tag or hide and seek. As for the maps, most sequels have the same maps but throw in 3 or 4 extra new-ones. Bungie is just increasing the size of the community by allowing odst only owners to play with halo 3 owners and vice versa. Personally I think that is a great idea, it's like having a backwards compatible game. you also completely ignore firefight, which we don't even know how many maps that has, heck, i bet that alone could sell for $40 and still be on par with what you get from gt5p/socom/warhawk/l4d... throw in the beta for halo reach, i mean people pay for qore for the exact same reason. Like I said, if they renamed the game "ODST" then sold the game for $60 people wouldn't be having this argument.
Don't worry guys, it was nigh time for Raztarded to get his chance at being a dumbphuck.
well over here, people don't mind paying £55 for an expansion (modern warfare 2)....sorry, i just had to lol. anyway, jokes aside. its an expansion, plus all the extra multiplayer content thats been released so far. for someone like me ( i had a feeling they would do this with the extra maps so i never got any of them and held off) its perfect. and hey, people didn't mind paying £20 for a demo of one popular game i can think of.
I dont mind paying 60 bucks for Halo:ODST the thing that bothers me is that I have to pay for the same multiplayer maps again! They should release a Halo:ODST bundle for 40 bucks without the Halo 3 multiplayer disc, and with a code to download the 3 new multiplayer maps in the 40 dollar bundle.
@ KRUSSIDULL to be fair, i can understand that people in your position may feel like your being shafted, and i don't think its really fair. I think they should have still provided odst without the maps etc and have a lower price. I have learned from experience this gen not to rush and buy DLC for any game. especially stuff like extra multiplayer maps, they always release the stuff later free or as part of some other game SKU, so i always hold off buying maps and stuff now.
wait, this ugly sh!t is retail? man, those xbots sure love getting screwed..
Just like your mom, right?
which is a good thing because your mom is actually good in bed.. one of the best i've done.. and she's easy; she'd put out for a wink..
holy crap this site is filled with playslaves