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%.
I guess I prefered the halo 2, classic slow build up of hype, to a crazy finish and then the game releases. Halo 3 so far has been alot of ups and downs. If you look at google trends and compare the same early months, halo 2 was non existant in searches. It's overall trend was a gradual climb and a huge spike at the end. Halo 3 so far has been up and down in small spikes and big valleys so far. I'm afraid it could lead to less of a large spike at the end. Hype is fun, noone should stand in it's way. :P
i cant wait to play VIP again!!!
oh emm gee ..i forgot about the kickass campaign:D
but I think it did exactly what it was supposed to do. it gave me a taste of halo3, made me a bit more excited about what more there was, an by the end I was kinda bored of it, but definitely wanting more.
There hasnt been a single word ... screenshot ... anything ... about the single player. I think that it might just blow everyone away.
Or end up being incredibly lame. I get the feeling something is going to make it average, but all the fanboys will still think its awesome. I like Halo, I bought it alongside Splinter Cell w/ my Xbox, but I don't think its the prodigal son of the gaming world by any means. I'll still get H3 though, since I have the other 2 and want to play it as well.
I went to a midnight party at gamerush for Halo2. Halo1 was great single player it felt fresh, Halo2 multiplayer was great and the single player was ok, average at best but most people bought halo2 to play online. After the beta, I'm not that hyped for Halo3 like I was at E3, there just seems to many games coming out that overshadow it. Now that the 360 has a big library of AAA games, Halo doesn't seem to standout like it did on xbox1.
With that type of inside info, I would say your 'source' at bungie cleans windows, floors, toilets ... you get the idea.
There is no news and no beta. There's nothing to talk about, Bungie is still holding all the secrets. Since the beta i don't feel like playing any other game.
Correction. Haze killed halo 2.1 HD i mean halo 3. theres alot better FPS's coming out this year that are way better then halo like Socom,Crysis,Unreal 3 ect.
Seriuously Shaka2K6, we were having a good conversation here untill you showed up. PS: No bubbles for you.
I cancelled the pre-order and traded in my 360. This was the only game I was holding out for on the 360 and after seeing how utterly crappy the BETA looked I got rid of my 360 and the pre-order for the game. IMO Halo is done as a series, there are many games that clearly outdo anything this game has to offer now that it's just not exciting to play anymore.
Keyword... BETA. The Halo 3 Multiplauer Beta didn't even have the final graphical touches, let alone Multiplayer won't look as good as the singleplayer game. You made the mistake of judging one game by graphics (when the gameplay beats all other console FPS), and then you got rid of the whole game console? well thats your loss.
to substandard games and hardware when I have a PS3 and a Warhawk BETA that didn't need any "final graphical touches" because it already looked great and played even better?? My son is the one who played the 360 more than anybody and once he got his hands on Warhawk he pretty much abandoned the 360. I played the Halo Beta 3 times and said "this is what they call next gen?" trading both in wasn't a hard decision lol @ below, why do you xbox fanatics get so damn defensive?? I played xbox 1 wayyyy more than I played PS2 because it ran games better since it had slightly more powerful hardware. This time around Sony came out with the Godzilla of consoles and it just stepped on the xbox like it was Bambi. Thems the facts folks. I played Gears and got tired of the VERY GLITCHY MULTIPLAYER(in fact if you go to EPics gears forum they have a section called glitches of war(not the sign of well designed game)), the graphics for FIFA 07 look worse than my PC version (and my machine doesn't match up to the 360,thats sad), after 1.80 which gave RGB full and super black/white to the PS3, it's version of Fight Night Rd3 makes the 360 version look like it was done on etch a sketch. I just call it like I see it, last gen I called it for xbox and this gen I call it for playstation. Are you gonna call an xbox1 lover a Sony fanboy now?
What kind of dumba*ss trades in a system over a beta? And who the hell would only hold out for this game if they had a 360...have you been under a rock and not seen the other games coming out. Basically all im saying is i think your post is full of sh*t!
I didnt call you a sony fanboy, i believe i called you a liar. My beta made me trade in my console cause i didnt like the nonfinished version....and why, o why does Fifa 07 not entertain me. Seriously though, the Fifa and fight night comment took all credibility out of your post.
ImWithStupid I hope to hell that you are kidding about trading in a 360 from a game's BETA version. BETABETABETABETABETA. jesu christo! I guess you never knew how the original Halo looked choppy and sloppy at E3 before it was released, and many journalists said it needed some work. this beta was code written around 5-6 months before the release, giving plenty of time for work and polish.I don't know if you like videogames more then you like to b*tch about em.A good game is a good game; dont flame about it if it isnt your liking. If you did the trade , which I doubt is true, then please stop gaming and get a tard helmet.
yeahhh good try buddy i call BS
Gears of War pretty much demonstrated that other companies can make games even as good as Halo. So I believe that little by little Halo will just be another freaking awesome FPS game the same as the rest.
Gears of War was on of the best looking games ever, but its multiplayer mode is not even comparable to most shooters.
My answer is yes. With all the screen shots of H3 that look like last gen graphics (just a little tweeked) i say it has.
Eff the screenshots. I thought the same as you before I PLAYED the beta. at 720P 37inch sitting close to the screen for 2 weeks. Looked pretty good, high ground + snowbound were better looking then vallahalla. the banshee was the best. Eff the screenshots and play it next time, dont judge an UNFINISHED and unreleased product.
I cant wait to get my hands on Halo 3, beta or not. The single player is going to be 100% pure sexiness.
OUT OF MIND TO EVER THINK THAT. OK IM OUT
Also Halo 3's hype will go up some more at this year's E3.
Your console because a Beta of a game dissapointed you seems pretty dumb. But whatever. It didn't kill any hype for me, but I'm not as excited as I was for Halo 2, though.
Halo 3 will not be close to the hype surrounding Halo 2, it won't even compare.
Yah the hype wont but i bet it sells better
Lol who knows, maybe Halo 4 will be all virtual reality and we take the role of Master Chief is the franchise keeps on selling :P
Those of you that think that the final version of Halo will look very different from that Beta graphics wise, you're sadly mistaken and should seriously go cancel your pre-order and get your money back...For that game to look seriously different from that Beta Bungie would have to go start a whole lot over from scratch...And if you think that's going to happen at this point in development...Go cancel that pre-order..I think some of you don't understand what a Beta actually is...
what a nightmare to have to wait so long, im still workin on my timemachine so got to go.
well there may be a slight chance halo 3 will look better than the beta. Maybe msoft is trying to blow everyone away with graphics at E3 to suprise everyone. Though its unlikely its still a possibility so if it were to happen i wouldnt be suprised. I wouldnt expect cryisis or haze level graphics but i would expect at least resistance graphics or sumthin. Personally i always though halo was overhyped and so many ppl bought it because it was the only good game out on xbox
It was very over-hyped...The first Halo was pristine...I pray I don't see Master Chief for a 4th time, because that will get old..very quick...Thats part of what killed the Devil May Cry series for me, they milked that cow for too long...and Dante is just stale now... But as far as that E3 maneuver..Once again I doubt it, studios don't throw these Beta's together over night...The Beta's are normally used to work out bugs and test real world conditions of the game engine etc etc...Not show you something then release something 180 degree from what you saw in the Beta. That wouldnt be a Beta, that would be a sales tactic that would require lots of pre-planning and a large budget of time and resources
The beta is almost the game essentially, just limited for testing purposes and to work out the final bugs etc. Minor changes in graphics and more stuff will be added to the game but that's pretty much it, unless Microsoft spent big bucks to mislead us and then will suddenly blow us away.
Lack of info and gameplay really helps the hype sometimes but in case of Halo3, I think it was usefull. Who knows? Maybe it will have other effects. Good or bad? No one will know untill september.