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How Halo Reach Can Revive The Halo Series

TheKoalition - Bungie is once again hard at work on another title which is to be released this fall. The game is Halo Reach, and it's being helmed as the "Titanic of video games." Xbox exec said a few months back, "Halo Reach will be the biggest game of 2010." It's no doubt that Halo Reach will perform some outstanding sales numbers, but as a Halo fan I wonder if we'll see new ideas and growth in this franchise that I care for. I've found hours upon hours of enjoyment across all Halo games, but even I admit to myself that Bungie has played it safe and isn't willing to take chances. I certainly look forward to Halo Reach this fall, but in the meanwhile I've decided to write a few key elements on what needs to be done in order for Halo Reach to be the best and biggest game of the year.

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Bungie2853d ago

last time i checked, Halo 3 was the most played game in 2007,2008 and 2009

Revive !!! ROFLMAO

Blaze9292853d ago

When did the series die?

cayal2853d ago

I haven't read the article (because the title indicates it's a load of rubbish) but I would guess because Halo Wars and ODST haven't reached Halo 1, 2, 3 numbers he would see if as a failure, despite the fact one of them is a RTS and the other is more an expansion then a full game.

I imagine Reach is going to sell many many millions.

Halo 3 MLG Noob2853d ago

My new account! (formerly fanb0y)

On topic: Halo doesn't necessarily need a revival. It does need some core changes in its gameplay and appeal to some newer audiences - graphic whores, 256 PLAYERS OMG!!! players, and maybe COD players.

GreenRingOfLife2853d ago

Halo reach GOTY 2010 - confirmed

Saaking2853d ago

In sales, Halo is very much alive. In quality, not so much. I'm confident Reach will return Halo to it's former glory.

right and wrong2853d ago

Revive? How about refresh. My memory's of Halo part one and system link are the kind you never forget. Here's to hoping we get some footage on the 11th.

Halo 3 MLG Noob2853d ago

@Saaking, may I ask what you mean by quality?

Everyone here complains that COD MW2's quality sucks, and that BFBC2 will be much better. While I somewhat agree with that (I'm buying BC2 day 1), MW2 does not lack quality. It's superbly polished. If there's anything wrong with it, it's the predominance of glitches and maybe some gameplay aspects. And I don't think that counts in the quality of the product.

As for Halo, it simply doesn't appeal to everyone. You're saying that Halo 3 is not a quality game because you don't like it?

Halo has: Forge, Theater, Campaign/Multiplayer, Local Co-op, and Online Co-op. There's no way that's not quality. Most just think it's gameplay is getting stale.

A Cupcake for Gabe2853d ago

I think that it might mean Reach will be as innovating as Combat Evolve was back in the day. Halo is a milked franchised. Not because there are many of them. But because the quality hasn't kept up with the production rate. The series is rehashed. hate me or not. But when the first Halo came out, it was revolutionary. The rest not so much.

So hopefully this next installment can bring something new to the table.

Rush2853d ago

Seriously do you ever get tried of trying to put Halo 3 down. Its fan base is huge and people are still playing it in the masses over 2 years after its release.

As I recall Halo 3's online has never needed patching from the day it was released. Because it was polished to such an extent that every bug had already been ironed out.

If that doesn't scream quality I don't know what does. Sony fanboy's like to go on about KZ2 and graphically it is better then Halo 3. But all around quality it ain't even in the same league.

Lets forget reviews, sales, graphics and gameplay and ask yourself which exclusive game has given gamers the most amount of hours of enjoyment this generation. Its clear the answer to that question is Halo 3.

Your just falling into the "its cool to hate on Halo 3 trap" And like anything truly big it always has its core haters. To be honest your just proving how truly massive Halo 3 is.

Bnet3432853d ago

You can't revive what's not dead.

Pistolero2853d ago

"In sales, Halo is very much alive. In quality, not so much. I'm confident Reach will return Halo to it's former glory."

You dork...Halo Wars is pretty much the best RTS on consoles and Halo 3 ODST has a 83 on metacritic and is still a quality game...so if you want to say Halo has died in quality then what does that make MAG?....stillborn?....dead on arrival?...what a hypocrite.

FamilyGuy2853d ago

I'm sorry but when exactly did halo die?

LEGENDARY PELON2853d ago

REVIVE!?!?

The Halo series has revived the whole FPS's this generation!

badz1492853d ago (Edited 2853d ago )

"MW2 does not lack quality. It's superbly polished. If there's anything wrong with it, it's the predominance of glitches and maybe some gameplay aspects."

LOL of the day! a glitchfest game is considered polished now? and "superbly"?? Kotick's ass sure is tasty for you ha?

DatNJDom812853d ago (Edited 2853d ago )

Revive....... It just needs to end. I mean didnt it end already?? I though masterzzzzz chiefzzzzz goes to sleepzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh wait they gotta keep milking it to make money. my bad. Halo in the beginning was something fresh and exciting. Its stale now. Very Very Very Very Very stale. Maybe halozzzzzzzzz reachzzzzzzz might be the thing that makes halo cool again. I doubt it though cause halozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z zzzzzzzz is boring and just wack. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz z zz....................

Let the disagrees begin....... honestly i dont give a fcuk. I call it how it is. I said it once and I'll say it again. Halozzzzzzzzzzzzzz is wack. nothing but a kids shooter. sh!ts like the chucky cheese of shooters.

SoX FireBlade2853d ago

Gears of war 2 has alot of glitches but that doesn't mean it lacks of quality

Fanb0y2853d ago

Lol. Saaking can't answer the question directed to him.

StanLee2853d ago

I literally laughed out loud at the ridiculous headline. SMH!

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ASSASSYN 36o2853d ago

Halo reach the game won't even follow the novel. It has deviated from the story line by even including spartan III's on reach. And ignoring the tons of spartan II's which trained on Reach and their deaths. But maybe that will be another game.

I rather follow their story than a bunch of SP III's with one lost SP II tagging along.

Xi2853d ago

I think there's a good reason we're playing as spartan III's, and I think there's a good chance we'll be running into other Spartans on the field.

ASSASSYN 36o2853d ago (Edited 2853d ago )

I hope so. I just think bungie wanted to increase the degree of vulnerability of the player by using SP III's.

Another One2853d ago (Edited 2853d ago )

http://www.bungie.net/image...

That link explains why they're on Reach and a little about how some were chosen. Just because the book said nothing about SIII's being on Reach doesn't mean it didn't happen. The books cover a very small portion of what happened in that battle. It leaves Bungie a lot of wriggle room when it comes to fiction.

The book would also make a terrible game. A wonderful story, but not much to work with in terms of an actual game.

SixZeroFour2853d ago

i cant wait to see what they have in store with the legendary ending...im hoping for a cameo appearance from master cheif leading to the beginning of halo 1

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fmills152853d ago

Halo needs to go away. Mass Effect ftw.

Major Kanimo2853d ago

replay value pwns the replay value of mass effect

Pistolero2853d ago

Why not enjoy both great franchises? ...what you said would be like saying Uncharted needs to go away, God of War FTW!....how silly....as if we can ever get too many good games.

Kalowest2853d ago

I like what I'm seeing, and hearing about Reach, Bungie knows that Reach has to be the sh1t.

Gen0ne2853d ago (Edited 2853d ago )

Revive?... What?... What is this Bizzaro World? Unfortunately ( for me anyways ) Halo has been alive and VERY well for quite some time. Who wrote this? Ah, it doesn't matter. I refuse to give'em the hit, even to find out.

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