As the final days approaches for the closing of the Halo Reach open beta, warzonergamer reflects on how this game might be watered down for the public then the previous installment. Could this be a new trend hitting the industry?
i would not say aimed for noobs really, its more "casual friendly" than most shooters out there, in my opinion aimed for the 12-18 game audience. it has a simular gameplay mechanic as unreal tournament 3, but from what i have seen the players on unreal tournament generally are more mature than the gamers ive seen on halo3/odst. i think alot of parents buy halo for their kids because its gore-free and casual friendly. for example: non noob friendly games are as follows.. 1.counterstrike 2.killzone 2. 3.mag 4.BF2142. "no not bad company 2"
It actually takes more skill, thanks to reticule bloom, DMR, slower paced movement, armor abilities (you have to know how to counter each). But this is warzone gamer xD wasn't this like HHG jr.?
lol no hhg jr here but i feel like halo 3 and halo 2 is much better then reach as far as online
where has the author been? this entire gen feels like one big noob fest, just look at the shock that occurs when games like demons souls are actually challenging. theres a line between noobish and a fair challenge that developers simply haven't found yet.
Haha. Reach is harder than Halo 3 was. No more super powerful BR that was good at every range. Reticle bloom effect makes you time your shots to get a well aimed head shot to finish someone off. The armor abilities all have counters. It's so "noob" friendly and easy that dude missed 90% of his shots. You also gotta at least know the name of the weapon you're describing. It makes it seem like you haven't played enough to know what you're talking about, much less make a decision on it being too "noob" friendly. Not trying to knock you, man, but you're play and description of the game and it's weapons doesn't lend to credibility on your decision that it's too "noob" friendly.
hay sorry i didnt get the name of the guns down again sorry bro
Just a critique, man. No hate here and no reason to apologize. It would just make your opinion more credible to get things down beforehand. Just my personal opinion. And I've had a different experience. The single shot weapons make the game harder and no one weapon rules the others. The BR in Halo 2 and 3 was too versatile making all the other weapons obsolete (minus power weapons). The AA's add some variance to the game play and also all have counters against them (sometimes multiple). I agree MM is different because there's no more rank or ranked/social matches, but that doesn't make it "noob" friendly, necessarily. There's Arena for the hardcore and knowing Bungie, they'll come up with something else on top of Arena. I just don't see it from the same perspective. It seems more challenging than before, except those damn over powered grenades (which is confirmed fixed for retail).
That made no sense. The game is more tactical period. It needs tweaks but, it is not aimed for any noob. You just need to fight harder. People have consistently complained about Halo being too consistent. The moment bungie does something different everyone goes into withdrawal. I bet you buy it like the rest of us anyways. And all this from a person whom claims to love halo. How about you play longer than twenty nine minutes and more than 5 games GT: camron212. No wonder you have no idea what your talking about. http://www.bungie.net/Stats... You claim to not be like HHG but both of you play a game for 5 seconds and then run here to offer a 5 second opinion on n4g.com. Get some experience with Halo: Reach Beta then provide your fellow gamers with an, "opinion." Meanwhile, quit wasting bandwidth.
i call bs...he says he played a team slayer match and got 25 or something by himself, when he hasnt even gotten close to that hes only played a total of about 17 games (5 invasions, 11 arena slayers, and 1 cft standard) and played a total of about 2 hours on the game itself bungies trueskill matchmaking matches you up with your skill level, and with him being only corporal grade 2 (i think it was) he would also be matched up with those ppl (ie newer ppl with less skill)...why not play until you reach warrant officer grade 3 (highest rank in beta) and play a couple matches in that and tell me that its too still too easy
Bungie have developed the Halo's with an extremely beautiful learning curve. They are very easy to get into, almost anyone can 'pick up and play' them hence the "noob/watereddown" label. However scratch the surface and there is a massive amount of depth to the game.....beta at present. If you want to be good then it will take mastering and there is a massive difference between the 'noobs' and the 'experts' when it comes to matchmaking. Get a decent team together who know what they are doing and it's a wonderful thing to behold - with support,understanding the weapons and map control all displayed exceptionally. Also Bungie LISTEN to their community and act on it.....they arent so high and mighty that they think they don't make mistakes..... There is no such thing as perfect.....but Bungie's Halo comes damn close.
...because you don't know what you're talking about. Halo 1 was as old school Halo as you can get and it was nothing like Halo 3, so clearly you don't know what you're talking about with your 3-shot-burst BR. The BR was what ruined Halo with it's ease of use and inconsistencies and the Magnum now and arguably the other single shot weapons is bringing it back to the classic skill than what the BR did. Not hating or anything, but judging from your aiming and playstyle, you don't seem like you've played Halo as well or as long as you may have claimed. No offense, just saying. That being said, it does feel very different and I just think they need to fix a few things and pick the overall speed up a bit and it'll be fine.
Give me the real pistol and the real assault rifle from halo 1 not these crappy weak water guns screw bungie im not buying this game im sticking with rainbow and ghost reacon.
halo was always a noob friendly game so why would reach be any different.
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