There emerged a plenty of new screenshots and artworks of the upcoming Halo: Reach for Xbox 360.
A few things I've noticed in the first picture. 1. The red reticle seems to be off centre. Or does it belong to something else? 2. Under the Skirmisher on the left there is a pixilated section, what's that hiding?
Judging by the screen's native resolution looks like it's gonna be sub-HD just like Halo3 & ODST, that's a shame. So much for a new never-before-seen-effects engine.
"Judging by the screen's native resolution looks like it's gonna be sub-HD just like Halo3 & ODST, that's a shame. So much for a new never-before-seen-effects engine." Speaking of premature. Theres no way you can tell what the game's its resolution will be, from a screenshot. And even if it would be only 720P (which all ps3 games are as well with maybe 2 or so exceptions). Its still gonna rock the gaming world. @the general Oh plz, your full of it, while i agree those uncharted 2 and killzone 2 screenshots going around look amazing, the actual games itself in motion look nowhere near as good as the shots, and i played those damn games in full HD recently at a friends place who owns a ps3. Mass effect 2 stomps all over those so called graphically glorious games of yours, and that game runs without a single hick/tear or skip.
"only" 720p? Bungie's previous 360 efforts have sub-720p. If this manages to be native 720p then that will be major advancement for the 360 since it will manage to match the basic PS3 standard. Bungie may just be the company to do that particularly if they're genuinely re-writing the engine. From this screenshot though - well no one can really say anything... r.
No it would not, because theres plenty of 360 games that run 720P. Halo is not the definition of what the 360 can do graphically, Halo is simply the definition of perfect gameplay.
Looks nice, reminds me of Half Life 2 graphics(which I really like).
"Oh plz, your full of it, while i agree those uncharted 2 and killzone 2 screenshots going around look amazing, the actual games itself in motion look nowhere near as good as the shots, and i played those damn games in full HD recently at a friends place who owns a ps3. Mass effect 2 stomps all over those so called graphically glorious games of yours, and that game runs without a single hick/tear or skip." Selective blindness must come in handy for you... http://www.thegameraccess.c... http://kingslayer.files.wor... http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3... And yes, these games look THIS good in motion. Now compare them with these: http://www.videogameszone.d... http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/... http://www.videogameszone.d... http://www.videogameszone.d... The PC version of Mass Effect 2 is also included. Notice all the jaggies and low resolution textures? The games look graphically-wise a generation apart, especially Halo Reach which seems to be a whole generation behind... @foxgod below: I'm not sure why I even bother... Dude THIS IS how both games look, like it or not, and I'm playing both games on a Optoma HD82 projector at 120 inches. If you cant see a difference between this http://www.videogameszone.d... and this http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3... you should go and have your eyes checked...
I already told you i saw and played these games at a friends place with my own neutral judgements, and i already told you those shots look better then those games in motion. Theres zero difference between ps3 and 360 gfx. When i crank up my I7 on full settings, then i do see a difference between its gfx and those of the ps3/360. But when you compare the latter two to each other, zero difference, all those graphical claims of the ps3 are nothing more then hot air of stupid fanboys who like to live in a dellusional world, instead of reality.
....is 1024x576. That's a darn shame, I thought it was going to be HD this time. Looks like there might be some AA this time around, though.
Since there will never be a way to convince you that you're the delusional one, there's no point in arguing with you. All I'm going to say is the fact that you honestly think those screenshots are incredible and nowhere near what the game looks like when you're playing it, is only a compliment. Those graphics are exactly what the game looks like, considering Naughty Dog used the in-game engine for every single video / screenshot published. That is exactly what the game is so atleast you're not blind i suppose. GG used CG for some scenes but it's very clear where because the quality is about the same as Square's when it comes to CG. everything else is in game.
http://i380.photobucket.com... http://img171.imageshack.us... http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3... http://img3.imageshack.us/i... http://img410.imageshack.us... http://i380.photobucket.com... http://images.gamersyde.com... http://images.amazon.com/im... http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/i... http://grindingdown.files.w... hmmm see what I did there. I posted in game/gmaeplay shots of one game and compared them to high quality PR/ cinematic shots from the other game to show the difference in graphics. UC2 and K2 look great and are great games. Don't try to take away from a game that isn't even out yet/ with very little info released about it and compare it to finished products. Wait for the game to come out then bash it all you want because at least then, the people who would be willing to defend it have something to back up besides tiny compressed screen shots that show pre-alpha build of a game.
Then again, graphic does not make a game sell crazy or does it equal quality. When looking at games Visually, you'll alwyas have these tit for tat arguments where it really goes nowhere. -my rig/set vs yours -my eyes vs yours -do you see what I see Obviously Halo was never a Graphics behemoth when you take account the type of game it is and it's art direction. It's not the same style as Uncharted/Gears/KZ2/MW...etc Screenshots to me are meh..Most do not sit there and play screen shots. If they look good then they look good. It has no bearings on "Gameplay". I understand it's more of a pissin war when it comes to graphics regardless of gameplay, replay value and mass appeal but in the end, some gamers will talk with thier wallets instead of their mouths.
Vasilisk, you are the one that needs their eyes checked. Catguy owned you so bad, you should just be quiet from now on. I own a PS3 along with Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 and know for a fact those shots you posted were bull shots. I have my PS3 hooked up to a 61" 1080p dlp Samsung and know that Killzone 2 and Uncharted, while great looking, do not look that good as the PR shots you posted. Please give it a rest already. If you do not like Halo, why the hell are you always in the articles?
I think you missed some of the salient points of this discussion. While I'm sure you understood catguy's point of the FAIL with regards to comparing PR shots to poor in-game. The fact of the matter is UC2 is still a far better looking game than Reach (as it is in alpha right now) or ME2. In fact, given that catguy used multiplayer shots of UC2, to compare to single player campaign shots in ME2 from the PC version, this prove just how difficult it is to mask the differences. Single player LOD for Drake in UC2 run around 34k-37 polys with Chloe at an all time high of 45+k. ME2 polys in single campaign are running between 20-25k. UC2's multiplayer is where LOD is dropped in the 20-25k range... whereby you could actually "compare" that with ME2. However, as I mentioned before, ME2's texture work is very impressive. Addendum: Maybe you should switch to a plasma or LCD and retake another gander. DLP is ... kind of last gen. UC2 single player campaign looks like the PR shots. Now back to life.
Actually Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 screens look really "UGLY" compared to in-game motion, maybe ur frind's HDTV is not calibrated well.. make sure to set sharpness around 20(in a scale from 0-100) and turn off edge enhancement.. also make sure that color isn't set too high nor too low(try to set it as realistic as possible) On topic: Didn't care about Halo:ODST but this one looks GOOD!
I collected these images from PSU, playstation universe. http://www.psu.com/viewimag... http://www.psu.com/viewimag... http://www.psu.com/viewimag... anyone can find poor screenshots of a game, if you're not interested in halo reach, then don't post in the article.
I like it. Looks a lot darker than Halo 3 and ODST. Niiice
Not new. Old shot.
Were these released before or different ones? Hey, and congratulations, with these new graphics that are meant to blow us away, I see the guns have more dents in them! I see bungie have been putting their time to use...
this game is going to be amazing, any1 who thinks differently is either 1) a ps3 spastic 2) is mentaly ill i guess the 2 go hand in hand realy
anyone who thinks different is an x360 fanboy days of lame bungie jumping are over and this is why ODST flopped in reviews. REACH with outdated graphics and gameplay will meet the same fate
"these new graphics" are you in crack?? looks the same old graphics IMO.
very nice, very very nice ! I am really getting excited about this game.
lol sub hd,fanboys wont care.
correction: Gamers wont care
These pics were in the other article . http://n4g.com/xbox360/News... The pics are better resolution there . http://www.gamereactor.se/m...
Time for new MS to usher in its next gen 720.
I felt the same about the GOW3 pics that just posted. Nothing spectacular, just 720p with variable framerate (whatever that means). But you of course was all over it, how predictable http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...
PS3 has some beautiful games on the market and forth coming. However, the 360 is right there with it. I've yet to see anything on my PS3 that made me think "darn, I wish my 360 could do that". This is just my opinion, but so far I think that Reach is the game to beat visually. With months to go and more polish in bound, Bungie and MS-along with Bioware and others-have proven that the 360 is no slouch when it comes to visuals. It's interesting to see people discount games like Gears, Alan Wake and others, and simply say that they don't look good or that PS3 games are so superior. With all that is going on while your playing and having visuals this good already, Reach has set(or will set)the new standard. Again, this is just my opinion but I'm more impressed by this than anything else I've seen coming to consoles. Part of it is the artstyle yes, but from a technical standpoint what they've managed to do is nothing short of amazing. KZ2 has been surpassed, and I look forward to what the final product will look like. This is good because once again the bar has been raised. No telling what the future holds with Crysis 2 and KZ3 in the works, let alone games that we have yet to see. What a time to be a gamer!
...but look on the bright side everybody knows Sony needs better marketing so I guess the PS3 fanboys ARE that marketing...
look visually gorgeous. I havent seen anything on 360 yet though.
Maybe because you've never played on a 360?
And visually, there's nothing out that I have seen on consoles that surpasses KZ2 or Uncharted 2. And this in-game screen http://www.videogameszone.d... Barely looks better than Halo 3.
... http://www.gamereactor.se/m... Just click on it to see it in 720p...
"KZ2 has been surpassed" based on a screen?!! WTF?!
@Black, Looking at these pics and the video that has been shown, yes KZ2 has been surpassed. If you don't agree then don't. I'm not here to change minds, I'll let Bungie do that. I know that Halo hating is the new world gaming world sport but it's stupid and childish. Gamers nowadays are spoiled and hate for no reason. I don't care. I'll be gaming and enjoying myself while most of you PS3 fanboys stay on n4g all day complaining.
I didn't say anything bad about Halo, actually I said that the game looks good (comment 1.17).. But why did u call me a fanboy,a Halo hater and a stupid spoiled childish gamer?? anyway sorry for the misunderstanding...
HAHAHA LOOK AT THIS THREAD SET UP SO TH EPS3 FANBOYS WILL BE THE 1ST TO COMMENT AND troll ! gamezone is a well known sony biased site they love sony! we all know reach is the best lookig game this gen and its pralha haha droids are so but hurt @ ask ur self why approve this when there a thread showing MORE PIC/BETTER QUALITY PICS THAN THIS FANBOY SITE IS SHOWING HAHA DROIDS TRY HARDER [email protected] remember this is the same site that should sabatour on the 360 useing ureal engine withou tit loading up! this site not credible not to mention their pic are garabge compared to the gamereactor pic, its a site sun by sony fanboys what u excpet
Another troll fest from PS3 fanboys. Seriously, MAG is coming out in 2 days, please go to that article and celebrate a game that is actually on your system of choice.
Because MAG is not as good as they have been making it out to be.
MAG main problem is it has no innovation. Upping the player count just isn't enough to justify AAA status.
Think its best till we wait for a in-game motion clip i cant really tell much from the shots, they could be "done up" or really early shots also i think the thing with halo (as a franchise) is that the graphics have never blown me away, unlike kz2, crysis etc, so i've never bought a halo game thinking "zomg amazing grafix!" i just take it for what it is, a good game.
Wouldnt it be nice if i could read through the comment without all of the stealth trolls and idiotic remarks, now that the graphics are now on par with the awesome gameplay halo gives ,people are finding new excuses to disrespect the game, WHY???? The simple fact remaind that the game looks 100 times better than the previous installment and the game will rock, just let it be people
I will stick with the 360, I was very unimpressed with the single player campaign on the PS3, framerate drops were awfull, but it played well online most of the time, but the single player felt like a different game compared to the 360 no lie. And why do people insist on posting the worst 360 shots they can find? this one alone looks better than what has been posted http://screenshots.teamxbox... My short plays on the PS3 have been quite positive but when I hear the hype I have to step in because even if the PS3 has one or two games that look better the 360 is very consistent, we don't worry about multiplat issues because they have always looked and played good, no wander PS3 players were not impressed with MW2, on the 360 it looks great.
I had MW2 on my PS3 and my son had it on his 360. And yeah framerate drops were there. Also i couldn't get a full lobby on MP on release and he had full games going on all the time, also the mic problems with PS3, well not problems it's just no one has one. I also traded my MW2 in...for the 360 version.
Regardless if the framerate drops a little(which wasn't even noticeable), it's the same game. Maybe you were trying to look for a difference and exaggerate like most fanboys but it doesn't change the gameplay or the broken online, which is what most people are complaining about, not framerate or single player.
looks the same graphics of odst.. reach: http://www.videogameszone.d... odst: http://www.xboxplus.net/wp-... very sad this bots... "new engine" SAY THE FANBOY OF HALO HAHAHA..
This is still from the PRE-Alpha idiots
this cant be the the engine they said they ripped apart and tweaked... I hope these are early alpha shots.... the game is a long ways it, it has to get better
It actually looks pretty good to me, I'm really liking the dark gritty tone to it this time around. Bungie is probably the most respectable / passionate Microsoft first party dev and I think they've done a pretty good job so far. Like many have said, its all about the gameplay, and halo is pretty fun.. these visuals are clearly improved from earlier games (h3 / odst) so that's just a bonus really.
They aren't owned by Microsoft anymore. They split off and are their own company. They can release their new project (not Halo game) on whatever console they choose.
Ah my mistake, that's even better then good for them lol
"On October 5, 2007, Bungie announced that it had split with Microsoft and become a privately held independent company, Bungie LLC. Despite splitting from Microsoft, the studio will still be producing products for Xbox 360 but is free to develop for other companies and their platforms. The company is currently based in Kirkland, Washington." -Don't know why I get disagrees for posting a factual statement about a company. Not like it is my opinion or anything. Bungie can make whatever they want for whatever system they want. (Microsoft holds the rights to Halo thus it is excluded from this statement even though Bungie has stated that after Reach, they are working on a new IP anyways).
360 FANBOYS: HALO REACH BETTER GRAPHICS THAN KILLZONE 2!! DEC 2009 PS3 FANBOYS: LMFAO!!! JAN 2010
Wow looks awesome. Sub 720p ONLY on xbox 360.
good try tho
It would appear PS3 is the more powerful machine in some ways if you go by tech arguments but it's not as if you ever notice something dramatically different when you see these supposed better looking games Iv'e watched almost an entire Uncharted2 playthrough on my nephew's PS3 and if you like hollywood rollercoaster stuff, then the rush is particulary good here.Visually it's all really great looking classy stuff but it at never any time makes you question that maybe you're missing out if you don't own a PS3 The average non gamer just wont see any difference between these machines and it's only ever people on forums that bang on about this non issue Ask any Gears of war or Mass Effect2 fan if they're not happy with the graphic quality of these games and they'd be left puzzled why you were asking And anyway i find the clarity of PS3 games to be slightly blurrier as if a something is clouding my view.360 does have comparably crisper visuals that are quite noticably nicer if you like sharpness.It's a definite quibble if you're used to how 360 displays Reach looks very nice and i honestly don't think any Halo fan is going to be even remotely disapointed how decent it looks this time
...that looks better than Gears is Uncharted 2. Every corner of that game is detailed with impressive textures. Gears 2 doesn't have great textures everywhere and thats mostly on certain maps. To me though, playing Gears on the Jacinto map, is the best looking stuff on consoles...even better than Uncharted 2. Uncharted 2 is just consistent all the way through while Gears isn't...for the most part. The consistency of Uncharted 2 puts it above Gears 2...
do you know that these pics are pre-alpha????? And how in the world would you know it resultion from some pics????sometimes i think that you ps3 fans enjoy trolling more than playing your beloved ps3
WTF, the last few comments have been totally off topic what has mw2 on the ps3 or 360 got to do with these halo screens???? absolutly nothing, so stfu about it and keep on topic, ffs.
I'm surprised no one commented on the fog.I have the Edge mag with these screens and the draw distance is very short on all shots.A fog descends.I still think 360 only owners are desperate for their games to match PS3 technically.There are some great games on 360 but there is a gap technically in favour on PS3.
Eh you mean like on the N64 or PS1 when they had to clip back the scenery due lack of power?- don't be daft, Bungie has some of the best draw distance tech in the business for this type of game
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