A new video shows the first cutscenes and mission of Halo: Reach.
It actually seems they almost hit the target render from the VGA trailer. Comparing from the Reach TV trailer the lens flare is back, the armor shines, and the shadows and particles is back.
Dude, the game looks good but don't expect a graphical benchmark, you'll end up disappointed.
Considering how much content this game has compared to most games, I would say its pretty impressive.
Shut up FangBlade. You guys just can't stand that there are amazing looking games on the 360 too. All things considered Halo Reach is one of the better looking games on consoles.
In the end, it's still on the XBOX. Game will own regardless. Can't wait for some DMR Swat.
Please gamer2010 it is funny how you have to say "all things considered"
Please gamer2010 its funny how you have to say "all things considered"
The scorched surface of Reach followed by Noble 6's helmet laying there, visor cracked, was a pretty powerful scene to me.
.. wut?! lol, holy crap. this game makes it fans like total blind sheep willingly. what graphical bench mark? and i thought halo wasnt about graphics but teh gameplay and features :/ for a game that sold far more than any fps ever in gaming history, i find it pathetic that its fans don't demand they take the gazillions of $$ they made off them and make the game a technical and grahical powerhouse. look at that, really? thats supposed to be "OMG HAWT!!!!"?! sad what halo fans will put up with all for the name of halo. call it trolling all you want. it's my opinion on this game and it's franchise and i will always state my opinion. halo is an average decent fps hyped to hell by marketing. if you like it then good but calling it "godly" is delusional crap. so many fps are far ahead of halo in graphics, story, gameplay and teacnicals and don't make half the sales it does. crazy
Marketing don't keep people playing a game for 3 years after its been out. You can market or hype a game all you want, if I don't like it, I'm not going to play it. Honestly I think you're just jealous the PS3 doesn't have a huge successful FPS with hundreds and thousands of gamers playing daily.
You are just another delusional PS3 fanboy branwashed by Sony's ridiculous hype and marketing. You know what? The multiplayer Killzone 3 trailer looked like crap. The graphics were NOT impressive. The colors were muddy, the textures were nothing special, it didn't seem to run that smooth, and the whole thing looked blurry. It just wasn't impressive. The other Killzone 3 videos have looked a lot better, but even then they look no better than Killzone 2. Halo Reach has great textures, lighting, effects, and it runs smoothly. It has large open environments with way more stuff happening in the air and on the ground than in most shooters. Yes, Halo Reach is a technical powerhouse, you are just too ignorant to realize it.
hell is this guys problem
lol @ starchild. He didn't mention Killzone 3 at all. Why make yourself look like a butthurt 360 fanboy?
Marketing and being overhypeded kept me playing Halo 2 for 2.5 years and Halo 3 for 3 years? Being a graphical and technical powerhouse doesn't mean shit if a large amount of people only end up playing the game for 6 months or less. Halo 3 is still going strong and people literally had to be pried away from Halo 2 after 5 years. Halo: Reach packs enough content and customization to be outplayed by its preprocessors which already had 3+ year lifespans. Halo is defintely far ahead of other FPS in terms of story, content, techicals and gameplay, keep your graphics. 60 AI and 20 vehicles on screen is going to be Epic. Scarabs are back and bigger. The AI is very cunning. Map editor that allows map creation, Theater, Full customizable survival mode with versus, fully customizable multiplayer, customizable campaign that's very open and sandboxy, matchmaking with huge variety that supports user created content, show me a console FPS that beats this on any level other than graphics. Hope you enjoy whatever it is you're play, I know I'll enjoy what I have been playing and will continue to play and enjoy for years with this next installment in an amazing series. Its ok, Bungie's next game will be multiplatform and you will be able to enjoy it with all of its Halo influences without actually admitting your playing and enjoying Halo. The graphics don't even look bad, just not #1. The variety of color and all the effects from plasma, covie tech, MJOLNIR armor, explosives, bullets, etc all make the game very pleasing to the eye, just not photorealistic.
Because He is! I have delt with him a few times in the past. He just doesnt learn.
It's clear that you don't like the game, which is fine. My question to you, is, why are you in here? The title of this article mentions that it's about halo. Story and gameplay are all just an opinion buddy so don't try and pass it off as fact. While there fps with better graphics, I have yet to see an fps on consoles thats as big as halo3 was, and yes that includes killzone2. Reach looks even larger which is very impressive.
Do you have a link to all those features you said that reach has? I know it does but im trying to look for it.
Halo Reach is one of the best looking games this gen...PERIOD. It is shocking how clear and crisp the graphics are in Reach, although in this video it's hard to tell because of the video quality. Funny moment when at the end he stops to look out over the landscape and draw distance. I bet he could talk for an hour on why and how difficult it is to achieve that level of detail...stunning. Releases on September 14, M$ is killing it this year. BTW...for those debating to watch it...go ahead...the video quality is so bad that it won't matter. On a big screen with a solid sound system, this game will kick a$$...no glasses needed...lol.
Damn damn damn! The spoilers are already coming in hot and heavy. I want to see so badly, but I must practice self-control. GAHHHH! Day one! September 14!
I don't know if I should watch the video. :S
on whether to watch it or not, DO NOT, it totally ruins the beginning, when you do play it you will not have that OMG Im here feeling the first time you play because you will have seen this already. Having said that, it looks good but its hard to tell how good cuz the video is crappy, not even worth ruining the experience for. All we can tell from watching it is everything is very lifelike, trees and plants and even the movements of the Spartans are smooth and true to life, makes Uncharted look even more like claymation than it already does.
Totally agree with you... Until that last part anyways.
a rip on Uncharted, perhaps I should have been more clear. I think Uncharted is the best looking console game available right now; however, it has a claymation look to it, everything looks as if it is made of clay, the environment, the characters, all of it, like one of those claymation Christmas specials from the 50s. Great looking, just not realistic looking, nor are the movements, they are stiff and a tad jerky. REACH looks smooth and life like, not necessarily better than Uncharted overall however.
@BRAVO mate, the cutscene rendering engine of reach has some nice lighting when the game starts it disappears dont delude yourself by bringing other games into it, the actual gameplay graphics engine of reach is not impressive at all. Dont watch this vid though it does spoil the opening.
This game looks like crap compared to Geow, Killzone2 , Uncharted 2 and Bulletstorm..
Killzone 2 should not be on that list, that games's graphics were WAAAY overhyped, Ive played it and it looks like COD4.
No it doesn't. The animation is great, the lighting is great, the textures are great (look at the rocks and ground textures), the scale is immense....I mean honestly how is that not a very impressive game? @Jeremy Gerard I agree with you, Killzone 2 was way overhyped. It looked good, but not nearly as good as the fanboys try to say. The textures were mediocre and most of it felt like a corridor shooter.
it is still the modern KING of shooters, and arguably the KING of next gen games due to the loyalty of the fanbase and its relentless sales. It will be fun counting the number of times Playstation roaches flood REACH stories with posts bringing up Uncharted, bu bu but Uncharted... LMAO!!!!
I love you =D..what's with the flame bait..looks like you worship halo too much man. It's a good game and all, pero relax.
It turns out that Cortana was the Origami Killer all along. But don't read this if you haven't completed the game yet.
Ahhhhh The Halo fanboys... What a breed. Don't I tell you?...
Halo Reach GOTY 2010 Did I dooo that?
They are in here to talk about it, why are you here ?
what a breed. The cockroach of the internet.
LMAO! Trolls come into a Halo TOPIC and marvel that there are Halo Fans discussing the news? N4G is really the home of retarded, moronic idiots.
lol I'm talking about the FANBOYS who always overhype Halo just to discover that's it's the same Halo. Specially visually. Apparently ya'll fit the description. Very interesting, but funny breed you guys are.
i want to play your version of CE-odst...i mean if your versions of those games look like reach then you have to let me play those
Aw man I'm so tempted to watch but dammit i gotta wait, I can't resist!
Mark my Words this will make History.
But in Halo I feel I'm part of something big, that humanity really depends on the succes of our team. Not like many shooters, that only seems of a bunch a missions put together with flashy graphics but nothing memorable in them. For a shooter I think that the storytelling in Halo games is really good and makes you believe that the outcome of your mission is important. There's something "epic" about Halo that isn't found in other shooters. That's probably why it has such a big folowing....
KillZone 3 looks much better. I'm disappointing.
halo reach does look good ana there is no other game on console that can match it technology(40ai,with 20 vicheles, on 4 player splitscreen, on screen) yes killzone 3 does look better(i cant tell a differance in graphics between it and KZ2) but what it comes down to is gameplay. killzone may look better but its a averge shooter at best, while halo is king.
You are right. Reach looks like Halo 3 & all of them looks like UT2004. This is fact, but fanboy's blindness can't shows you the true.
wow radek...youre actually trying to pass off that statement as a fact?! youre right, fanboy blindness cant show you the true (you prolly meant truth)
Yes, you are disappointing.
lol he owned himself there i must admit.
here's the direct youtube link, so you don't have to go to that crappy site - http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I've never been one for Halo, at least hardcore anyway. Killzone 2 was my favorite online shooter, until patched it to resemble MW/MW2. However, Reach looks really cool, and seems like an epic sendoff for Bungie. And instead of fanboyism, both consoles should be happy. 360 is getting their Halo Reach, and PS3 is getting their Killzone 3. Why complain about which is better, cause both are tailored to their respective console, so both look like they will end up great in the end.
True and if you have both consoles you get the best of both worlds.
You know what? The multiplayer Killzone 3 trailer looked like crap. The graphics were NOT impressive. The colors were muddy, the textures were nothing special, it didn't seem to run that smooth, and the whole thing looked blurry. It just wasn't impressive. Halo Reach has great textures, lighting, effects, and it runs smoothly. It has large open environments with way more stuff happening in the air and on the ground than in most shooters. Yes, Halo Reach is a technical powerhouse, you are just too ignorant to realize it. ------ Halo Reach is one of the best looking games this gen...PERIOD. It is shocking how clear and crisp the graphics are in Reach ------ no glasses needed...lol. ------ All we can tell from watching it is everything is very lifelike, trees and plants and even the movements of the Spartans are smooth and true to life, makes Uncharted look even more like claymation than it already does. That is not a rip on Uncharted, I think Uncharted is the best looking console game available right now; however, it has a claymation look to it, everything looks as if it is made of clay, the environment, the characters, all of it, like one of those claymation Christmas specials from the 50s. Great looking, just not realistic looking, nor are the movements, they are stiff and a tad jerky. REACH looks smooth and life like ------ halo reach does look good ana there is no other game on console that can match it technology killzone may look better but its a averge shooter at best, while halo is king.
That was boring.. I mean maybe if I played it it would bring at least a little fun, but that looked boring as fuck. My eyes do bleed when it comes to graphics on games, but it's all about gameplay. Hopefully the following levels have more action, cause from what I saw looks very bland. I think the online has much more action from what I've seen/played. The graphics did not make my eyes bleed though sadly. Need direct-feed video. Note: This is just my opinion, so you can disagree, but there's no need to drop the bombs on me haha. I will enjoy the online on my good friend's 360 when the game comes out and see if it's worth it to me. :)
Halo Reach is going to own me for the next couple of years...
And to think this game is released on my birthday :-) The Halo series is my favorite FPS and I am looking forward to finding out if this really is Bungie's best Halo game.
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