One of the writers at myarcadeplanet.com expresses his thoughts on the affect of the Halo 3 beta.
Honestly, I'm a fan of Halo. :P I just feel like there is a part of me that is not excited for the game, as I was for Halo 2. Is anyone else out there feeling the same after playing the beta?
I couldn't manage to get a code, and I'm not willing to buy a game to play a beta [I did try renting crackdown though]
I am Hyped for this game. Camera Features Remind me of Pokemon Snap. Graphics are even better then Viva Pinata. Gameplay is better then Pimp My Ride Collectors Edition. Btw, from my bungie source: :Single Player will be interplanetary, with each planet having their own gravity. :multiplayer max players will be minimum 10 on 10 (hence the need for killionare medal) without promoting spawn camping :spawns will be semi widespread to decrease spawn camping, or concealed spawns (laser wall things from snowbound)
I still think the first Halo was the best, multi and single player both. You want hype... ...release the original Halo on XBOX LIVE.
Halo 3 is rediculously expensive. And for a game that only features single and multiplayer I find it hard that people are excited about it. The discovery of Master cheif being white destroyed the jesus like skin color. Compare what else you could get with 60$ 240 McNuggets 60 Double Cheeseburgers 60 Bottles of water (3 bottles != 1 gallon) 20 Gallons of gas 12 Baseball tickets 5 Disc Golf Discs 3 discs with information on how to get rich from your own home 2 Copies of Viva Pinata 1 Decent Ping Pong Paddle And the list goes on forever? What makes these game companies think they can charge $60.00 for a game that only has single-player and multi-player. I myself will buy 2 Baseball tickets, 1 get rich quick CD, 5 gallons of gas, 3 bottles of water, and a Disc Golf Disc.
well, the beta is just that, a beta, but the beta just didn't show much of what it may be in the final product. but after seeing call of duty 4, everything that halo may have ,i think is not going to compare with the new version of call of duty. sorry, halo fans.i know some take halo criticism very hard, but the truth is that, call of duty still in the beta stage and it looks better that the halo beta and the gameplay looks insanely great, better that the last piece of junk they released; but i know halo is the cream of the cream for Microsoft and when the game is out it may be something that may blow our minds out or not.we'll see.
Becuase the amount of people who have played the Beta are having difficulty playing Halo 2 again, also with the ARG marketing going on more and more fans want to hear about the single player side of Halo 3.
I wish I could agree with you there, the single player is going to be nice. I already know that. We all know that it's going to finish the game, the only questions are then how it ends and how the game plays/looks. And again, this is just an opinion on a "feeling" :P
was that it was the firt time on your Xbox that you could play Halo online. I really dont know what H3 would have to do to be able to match that type of excitement. Im really looking forward to H3, but I was totally jazzed for H2. Dont take this the wrong way, I think H3 is going to kick some serious a$$.
the Finish The fight, is the source of the hype for halo 3.
I fully agree with that, being able to play Halo online was amazing. Playing Halo on the lan was great but online just opened up such a whole new world and Halo 3 just is going to have trouble meeting that excitement level.
to live up to the expectations that people had. When you raise the bar so high it just can't be met. I think Halo 3 did what it was supposed to do. Just improve on the Halo formula. There is a reason why Halo is the #1 online console game. The formula works so why change it.
Exactly. Too much hype can be a bad thing. Look at Killzone. I played it and honestly, it wasn't THAT bad. I enjoyed it actually. I think it was the "Halo killer" hype that made it fall...hard. But yeah, I played the beta. There's isn't really much that Halo 3 can improve on imo. Except maybe if they added a flying-ninja-launcher
for its graphics, i.e. "Hey look, Lego Figures!", and even one naive soul who asked "So when does the 360 version come out?" [uh-oh] At least it seems to be delivering in gameplay somewhat; nothing revolutionary, but slightly better than Halo 2, which is still my favorite multiplayer FPS.
and the gameplay is as tight as ever in H3 (even in a beta stage). I couldnt tell you what the people were looking at what they made the Lego and waiting for the 360 version comments, but their observations were lacking.
LMAO, good stuff. Halo has never really been about graphics IMO. Game play and Multi player have always been it's selling feature. And yes I do believe the BETA did kill some of the hype. Although, M$ fans are very stubborn and they would probably never admit it.
Well see when you release a trailer like they did a E3 06 and then beta becomes graphically inferior to that trailer, you have people complain. The developers said that the trailer was all in-game graphics yet the beta was a far cry from it. The bar was set when that trailer was released, just like Sony with Killzone, Motorstorm, etc... We still don't if Killzone will ever live up to that E3 05 trailer That's just my 2 cents
The ending of Halo 2 almsot killed the game... but the gme was still epic. The point of Halo 3 is to Finish The Fight and to take everything from the first two games and perfect/balance them all in one game.
People are still going to get it, i don't think it's killed the hype, much less delayed it instead. I think Haze is the only new 360 FPS that has a chance of killing it.
but its not Halo. The popularity of Halo on the Xbox/(360) is really unrivaled.
Halo is in the "it can only be killed by itself" category. Halo 1 and 2 set the bar for a fps on a console, the only thing that can kill halo now is Bungie. Just like the only thing that can kill MGS is kojima, and the only thing that can kill Mario is nintendo. Or hell, I thought that sonic would be an everlasting classic and look what sega did to it, the only way the game could be killed was by sega...
that the Halo franchise will not disappear. I mean, it's a guarantee some time in the future, games will come out that will out perform Halo in everyway. Gameplay, Graphics, Multiplay, EVERYTHING. It will happen. But so what? Halo is one of those few games that no matter what may come, Halo will still hold a special place in gaming history. Like Xi said, it very well could be in the same league as mario, sonic, MGS, Zelda, etc. In the sense that it is franchise that won't be forgotten. As for the beta killing the hype, I don't believe it has really. It actually could have raised it a little. Many people want to know how the single player came out. Ofcourse this is just my humble opinion. Feel free to disagree.
I think it killed somewhat of the hype because some people just can't realize that its a BETA not the real damn game.
Bungie is still working on the game as we speak.
Yeah I agree with you there. It still just killed some for me to know about everything, where in Halo 2 it was all a mystery.
Everything like what? There are still things about Halo 3's multi-player that we do not yet know. I don't even want to talk about the campaign
Though this guy is entitled to his own opinion....The beta for me didnt kill any of the Hype of the game. It is still one of the most wanted games of the year for me. And if anything it left me wanting more, I cant wait to play the game online and off.
The waiting is annoying, lol.
haha they should just give us the games when we want to play them... scary to think what some people would pay right now for Halo 3, though. :P
I think this is the first time I want the Summer to just be be over, so that i can get closer to the Halo 3 release date.
I wasn't that into Halo 2. I fell in love with HALO because of the co-op campaign even though it was limited to local play only. I enjoyed playing the HALO 3 beta, and I felt that it was a very balanced game, with good team aspects. I am actually excited to see HALO 3 because of the rumored Online Co-op. That alone would make it worth buying for me. I enjoy a good online CTF or Slayer match from time to time, but HALO co-op was my first love, and I'd love to see HALO 3 bring that to XBOX LIVE with... 4 player campaign co-op!!!??
All the beta did was give the hype steroids.
before the beta, everyone was wondering what bungie would cook up. Now that they have a very basic feel for it, they really arn't a crazy about it. The release will be the climax of all the hype, but I agree that the beta sort of derailed the hype for a little. (More of slowed then stopped)
Well you're a silly man. And I disagree with you a 100%.