Kotaku just sat down and played a bit of the singleplayer campaign of Halo 3 and were able to spent some time with the game's final edition of movie maker.
hmmm, i was expecting a little more really, thought there'd be a few 'OMFG!!' or 'IT'S AMAZING WHEN....' not just oh well its just halo, nothing more, nothing less!
edit @ FreedomReign
yeah i was thinking that but generally ive always found Kotaku's reviews/blogs to be pretty spot on! and with regards to 'i liked it' i think both bungie and MS where hoping for a little more! i know i was... =(
The preview for Shadowrun was more impressive.
Maybe its the writer, maybe its the blog. Something is wrong with a Preview that sounds so apathetic. Oh ya, in the comments he says 'I liked it'.
Jaded bloggers RULE.
I'm looking forward to the saved films because I make machinima films for my clan and these tools would help me out a bunch.
Is there any word on being able to export these videos to you PC, either through USB or Media Center?
im not sure there has been official word on this yet, but im sure thats something that they'd want to impliment! id like to know what type of format these videos are stored in, window media file perhaps...?
As far as I know its not possible becuase it doesnt save it as a movie it saves it as match data and then recreates it when you watch it.
Although they have said that you can send screenshots you take to yourPC via bungie.net so maybe they will expand it one day.
I know how the data saves and that is one of the reasons the file takes little space. I remember playing the beta and thinking, these movies are going to eat up my HDD. Boy was I pleasantly surprised.
But what I wanted to know was whether a compiler would be included that would allow the production of a movie that could then be exported in the form of a .wmv or .mpeg.
this is what i've been saying. it's just another sci-fi shooter. more of the same. if you liked halo, you'll buy it, but it won't sell systems to brand new customers. if i had a 360, i'd be talking up Bioshock. great,new killer app with fantastic everything.(except that you don't have to worry about dying-that's lame)
MS knows Halo will move systems... that's why they released a 360 Halo 3 edition.
You think this game won't move systems to new consumers? Think twice.
Is Halo 3 going to be anything new? No, probably not, BUT it's still the 3rd installment of the largest grossing video game for the xbox, and holds the single day sales record for the entertainment industry. It's going to bring people to the 360, it's going to dominate the charts, and it's going to be a phenomenal game. It's almost a shame that a reviewer can look at Halo 3 with a "meh" attitude. The Halo series is solid....gameplay is great, controls are unmatched, multiplayer is unmatched, and the story is original. The only thing is that we're "used" to it, but I'm glad/proud that Bungie didn't try to do anything extreme with the series and risk ruining it. All Bungie has done with Halo 2 and now Halo 3 is BUILD on top of the first one, which is/was the right way to go.
We've seen those franchises that get tweaked to death and end up being a fraction of what the original game was, therefore losing what attracted us to it in the first place. I'm glad that Bungie isn't going down that road.
@ Mighty Douche
I was trying to express that it was the best selling game for the xbox and largest grossing. Comment considered and acted upon. I'm a fanboy of the Halo series, no denying, but check your tone before you go making me out to be a fanboy of any one console/publisher/developer. That's not the case, I'm multi-platform all the way. Obviously you're not.
hmmm.. where did you get this from... "BUT it's still the 3rd installment of the largest grossing video game of all time" any evidence or is it just another fan-boy comment?
im pretty sure your talking ass...
edit... please dont change the contence of your comment to make my quote appear false because i managed to catch you out on your false information!
when you quote someone try doing it right "largest grossing video game of all time" ?? where do u see all time ? unless he edited it out your the retard ... and just watch the 360 sales soar out the building september 25/26th
yes he has infact edited his original comment you tit. i copied and pasted the quote from his comment so please refrain from calling me a retard!!
and why the hell is everyone talking about selling more xbox's, this is a page for halo single player/video editing not about making bills pockets fuller.... topic people... topic
Starcraft 2 isn't anything new, C&C3 isn't anything new, UT3 isn't anything new.
You don't need to remake a genre when your making part 3. People want more of what they got before. Honestly what could they add thats really going to change or add something really going to make it that much better?
I want more of the same
i don't know about Largest grossing of all time in terms of overall sales, but if i remember correctly on its weekend opening it was the highest grossing of all time. it beat GTA and also beat all Holly wood movie takings for opening weekend sales.
I may be wrong, or it may have been beaten now, but i remeber loads of articles on it at the time.
either way i agree with him. maybe it does not seem special because we are all use to halo now. for most of the people who are not real fans, well it makes sense that they want something different.
at the same time, for the people who are real halo fans, it would have been war if they had changed the art style etc. i hate is when developers do that. once you build a universe, it should hold its consistency. Not change shape, color, theme with each installment.
for me, i thought halo 2 was too much of a departure from halo CE. i guess most people wouldn't notice, but even little things like the change in color for the covenant ship insides, or the way the elites stood. i didn't like it one bit.
still go on about how halo is overrated and over hyped. i would rather play that then another FPS i can think of right now, including Bioshock ( even though i loved the demo )
if your not a fan, your not a fan... leave it at that.
sorry just had to say, good point to the chap above. really how many of these other FPS games have something new to offer ?
Its point and shoot. the only one i think that pushes that to a new level is bioshock, but unreal, haze, CoD4, what is really that new about them ? ok, so the dev's keep saying they have some nice little feature to play with. how many are truly changing, or evolving the FPS game ? and people want something new.....
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