TheSixthAxis looks at where it all began, and how Bungie's FPS has defined a generation.
This article is extremely accurate- Halo introduced some exceptionally good features that are now standard in FPS's..
Most of the features it "introduced" have already been in FPS titles before Halo. You could command vehicles in Operation Flashpoint. It also had a similar "open battlefield" format. The "regenerating shield" concept of Halo, which later evolved into the "regenerating health" system in Halo 2 and 3 was first introduced in Faceball 2000 for the SNES and Genesis. Halo and Call of Duty were the franchises that popularized the concept, not just Halo alone. Tribes 2 came out a few months before Halo, and you were only able to carry two weapons at a time in the game. Not quite able to remember all the other "features" it introduced that are now "standard". If you could list them, I'm sure I'd be able to find other games that "did it first".
yea but halo changed gaming forever..first successful console FPS
On the console front.
What i been trying to say man People claim halo created a new fps gen They have took a bunch of ideas Halo is nothing more than a milked Masterpiece Just my opinion I wish we could go back to the days when x box crown was wolfenstine games and rainbow six games not a game that is milked to bits. Why not make halo better add 256 players make it a real battle, make it like MAG where you need a team and not bet on one person winning a match ??
You guys do realize the same thing could be said about almost any game. If you want to be picky enough there is always some previous, obscure example you can dig up to make a game seem unoriginal, even if the combination of features had never been seen before and genuinely felt fresh at the time. Pick the most original game you can think of and I guarantee I can tear it apart and make it seem derivative.
so what are you trying to say? because to me what it sounds like is this I should give more credit to the guy who invented an aero dynamic gliding structure than the guy who took that idea along with a bunch of other great ideas and put them together to make the airplane... yeah, that is what I thought. your just another guy who wont give credit where it is due. Not that it matters anyways the franchise defined a genre along with call of duty and you don't like it...get over it, Millions of copies are about to be sold.
Halo was the first fps to popularise the regenerating shield/health aspect. The first Call of Duty still had the 'hoover up the healthpacks' technique that many fps games had at the time, it was only after Halo came out that the series introduced regenerating health. A game may have had the same idea years before, but Halo was the game that made it popular.
"Why not make halo better add 256 players make it a real battle, make it like MAG where you need a team and not bet on one person winning a match ??" I guess you've never played Capture the flag or the Generator Defense mode that was in the beta? Why would anyone want to turn Halo into a mediocre unbalanced mess like MAG? If you want a military FPS game that has big battles and relies heavily on teamwork then BF BC 2 is the best one out there. MAG is redundant.
GoldenEye is here and they would like to have a word with you.
Goldeneye didn't have a fraction of the impact that Halo has had.
halo and bungie perfected balanced fps gameplay on consoles utilizing dual analogue controllers...pretty sure no one can deny that i chose those words because i do still want to give credit where its due, cs, ut and all the other pc fps' had great ideas/concepts and goldeneye WAS the first popular console fps, but didnt perfect balance because of health and infinite guns to carry at once
Of course it's a masterpiece...every FPS since Halo has been called a " Halo killer "...why??? Because they want to beat the best. Now recently COD has taken the stage in terms of sales but Halo has been getting it done for years. PS3 has no equal and judging by average games like Insomniacs Resistance series and an average playing KZ franchise, never will. M$ should have a Halo game every year and I have no idea why they do not. The Halo universe is massive and could easily expand into other areas. They should have a 3rd person halo game with squad controls. Halo Recon was an idea that was bounced around before ODST came out but was never implemented. Halo Wars was a solid RTS and they should continue in that area. I always thought the grunts deserved there own comedic story line. What about the covenant??? How did they come to be? I mean they is alot that came out in the books that could be explored in the games and lots of devs out there looking for work. M$ has been extremely lazy. Honestly, who cares what the PS3 kids want and like. The PS3 is at the bottom for a reason. The games are all rip offs of other, better franchises. They have nothing original over there and the only reason I own a PS3 is because of KZ and that franchise is being run into the ground game play wise. KZ3 is destined to fail because of Sony...M$ take note.
"Campaign" Co-op play: STILL a feature shooters don't have today (*Killzone 1, 2 or 3*) & that's inexcusable! Halo:CE is a Masterpiece as all the Halo games are & Halo:Reach will be fantastic with tremendous replay value!
Halo is for video games what Star Wars is for cinema.
what you said is wrong on so many levels.
Oh really? Explain then. You and the ten others disagreeing. Can't wait to see where i am wrong in my statement.... :p
they dissagree b/c they have a ps3
I guess you are right, there will be no real explanations from the disagreeing bots.
i disagreed because i don't think that hype=quality and in terms of quality you just can't compare Halo to such a masterpiece as Star Wars. I finished all Halo games (except ODST, and yes today i finished Reach...) and i still think it's just a generic shooter like any other, also i didn't find many memorable moments in the games, and people who saw Star Wars did memorize many things and quotes from the movies... I played games from the 80s, and i just couldn't fall for the hype around Halo and all the marketing from MS. I mean yeah people recognize Halo, but only as a soldier in a space suit and that's it. That's my opinion as a hardcore gamer who played many many games. Personally i found FinalFantasy 8 and MGS 1 (both first played on PC) as the masterpieces in video games, cause they had great story, lots of twists and the games just pulled me in so much.
without halo where would other shooters be now??
that is your taste...many people disagree with you about Halo....to me the Metal Gear Solid games have the most absurd, convoluted stories around and i never played them for their stories, i just liked the stealth action gameplay. anyway if you think people have loved and played Halo all this time because of marketing or hype you are extremely naive.
oh come on, like if nobody else wouldn't come up with regenerating health and dualwielded weapons... without Wolfenstein where would halo be?? see i can do that too :D just because some features you can't call halo a masterpiece... it needs more than that to be called that way. @Pistolero - also many people (and i don't mean the PS3 hardcore fanboys here) would agree with me, but N4G is full of halo fanatics (looking at the disagrees in many Halo articles) hunting for people, that aren't praising halo like if it was a... well a masterpiece :D not everybody needs to like it that much, just a thought... to me it's an ok shooter, nothing more.
well. that would explain why the industry its so fucked up.. honestly the only revolutionary game has been half life .. thats it...
no its not,i think it was the first FPS on console using 2 guns at the same time,but when i first played this game on PC,i was like WTF is this shit,what is so great about it??in that time games like Quake 2,DOOM,Unreal Tournament were 100 times better than this,so its not,the game was the starting point of FPS games on consoles,that's it,nothing more
Those games were not as good in my opinion.
but there was a predjudice against halo from the pc community. How dare consoles have a decsent fps. I remember it well, pc gamers were never going to give halo ce the credit it deserved
I also don't see how this is news. The Halo franchise created (/improved upon) many of the common "standards" in FPS's: - Matchmaking - Guest play - Split-screen online - Regenerating health -Two weapons/weapon swapping - Good complementary vehicle combat - Controller layout - Awesome multiplayer design that essentially mixed GoldenEye and Unreal There are other games that have made excellent contributions, but few (none actually) have managed to parallel the feature set Bungie implements in their games. I am personally very excited to see what they come out with next. I really pity those that never got into halo and slag it just because it's an xbox title. Because, in all honesty, you are plain missing out (even if you don't know it). I'm not trying to be all "commanding" or anything, but that's just the straight up truth of the matter. People are always (stupidly) confused why people choose either console as their preferred gaming machine, and my answer for Xbox is Halo. It is truly special to me and others. It's a little late-coming, but Uncharted got me interested in PlayStation after all these years, and it was fucking fantastic. Funny that the two developers of these EXCLUSIVE titles get along so well, and nobody here does...
Don't forget TeaBagging!
i will give them tea bagging lol.
Gam3s4lif3 You must of just played halo on xbox then, First of all Go play games like Wolfenstine ( a game most players on a xbox console played for a solid 2/3 years) Call of duty 3 Ghost recon Rainbow six black arrow and 3 ( a game we played for a solid year or so) Operation flashpoint 1 ( good but come out too late Halo 2 was good till modders attacked it ( they should of stopped at halo 2) Halo 1 was amazing ( shame no online it would of been the most played game on last xbox) Halo first successful console FPS Get out cause i would choose a rainbow six over halo any day. halo is milk and cookies for you big baby's out there.. Come play a real game like MAG(underrated) or uncharted 2 what i credit bungie for helping out nd with. Call of duty black ops will steal halos thunder this year ( even tho i hate call of duty ) Socom 4 for me and killzone 3, Next year can not wait i finished halo reach last week.
"Come play a real game like MAG" LMFAO
You're a retard. Referring to Halo indirectly as "not a real game" is, well, fucking retarded and made your already lame rant lose all credibility. If you can't accept fact, than I can't respect any of your opinions. Sure there were plenty of great fps's before it, but I've never seen a shooter more revered than Halo... actually, it is only rivaled by the Half-Life series in terms of long-standing respect. Halo certainly isn't the be all, end all game, but neither is any title that exists today. Personally I consider the Ocarina of Time to be the greatest title ever made, but it certainly is not the be all, end all either. 90% of people feel the same way, but I don't slag the other 10%. And I'm sorry, but MAG does not come close. Halo was great because it was a story/character driven, thrilling, and emotional FPS that brought every great idea before it together into something unique and special. MAG is decent, but I almost threw up in my mouth when I read that. I need a little more than just "point and click." Even if to you the "pointing and clicking" is uber fun. It may be awesome to you and plenty of gamers (I particularly found it a bit bland), but what you did is equivalent to proclaiming Death Race a better film than The Godfather... Bonus: Single-player > Multi-player, in every genre.
Stfu u retard, Halo is a epic story. They made halo online perfect with matchmaking.. Anything eles they have took from other games You may of never played other games ( maybe call of duty) halo is the only online game good enough for ms cause its the only game ms has to offer you dick Unless you are a gears fan Look at the dark side MAG,Warhawk,Killzone.+ More.. I guess switching to the darkside has made me see the real gaming world unlike people like u who are stuck to maybe 2 games ? Halo call of duty Fuck me Go play with your milk.
I have both consoles you dick. You're digging yourself a hole, because you quite frankly are making yourself sound like a jackass. Like, who honestly calls it the fucking Dark Side anymore... are you like 5 years old and in love with Darth Vader's cock? Has the whole world gone crazy?! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
Talking with fanboys does make you feel like you are living in some kind of bizzaro world.
I said 'First Successful FPS on Consoles' including high acclaim from critics and i hav played CoD, Ghost Recon and operation flashpoint, they came out after Halo except for operation flashpoint
@THC CELL....if 'Halo is milk and cookies for ppl' then why did u play Halo Reach..according to you u finished it 'last week'. Also CoD is milked and you don't say anything bout that.
Dont have to spell out to a little kid like you how to get halo reach now. All i can say it has one of the best endings ever.. top 10 of my fav ending. SaberEdge Halo is nothing but a game for rambo You can tell call of duty players in mag also its funny how they are all the same
I don't see how 4.5(ODST is the .5 [imo]) games is considered milking. There are much, much, much worse cases of milking out there.
You have indeed proven yourself to be a retard. You aren't the only one that plays games on both consoles. I play MAG too and it is not as good as Halo.
Ditto, this guy's a nut job. Opinion can only stretch so far until you notice someone clearly has an issue. Like, as far as triple-A third person action/adventure/shooters go I quite enjoy Gears of War because it's hilarious, but I obviously found Uncharted 2 to be a far more engaging and memorable title from the guys at Naughty Dog. Anyone who has played both can't really argue against it... it's like fact without it literally being fact. Half the titles compared on this website have a clear winner, it's just that most people haven't played both and have literally no valid opinion on the matter to make a logical claim. Oh noes! We don't have this game on our console, let's bash it and therefore the value will go down, our console will win, we will rule the world, and everyone will treat us like kings!
rule 14 on the Rules of the Internet guys...dont even bother
What halo has done is looked at other FPS great ideas and put it in there is to create a great game.. Most things in Halo have been around for a while but it took some intelligent people to in cooperate all the good ideas into one game..Bungie defiantly did well with the story....What I am disappointed with the Halo franchise is is doesn't look like a war zone like for instance Gears of war has that grittyness about it that makes you believe they are fighting a war....I wonder if they will continue the Halo franchise without Bungie
that you want a grey,brown,green shooter with alot fo rust in the levels -_- Here is a list of shooters you can play if you want that - Gears of War, Killzone, Resistance, MOH, Call of Duty, Bad Company, Rainbow Six. PM if you want more 3 color pallet games.
Halo is the Michael Jackson of FPS!!
But it's not dead. huh
What are you talking about MJ is not dead.... he cannot be.... I saw his ghost on youtube !
Dear me.. Masterpiece?
LOL x 1 BILLION
LOL @ you times a billion for being such a worthless fanboy.
This is true in the FPS genre :-) but I'd say Uncharted A Modern Masterpiece franchise when it comes to TPS.
Uncharted 2 is a masterpiece...I am more of a 360 fan than a PS3 fan but I have no problem admitting Uncharted is a masterpiece because it is a really great game....I wonder if PS3 fanboys can admit that Halo is a masterpiece as well. ..in fact that is what differentiates a fan from a fanboy....a fan can recognize the good in any game or console even if it isn't on their favorite system....a fanboy will never acknowledge the good in other consoles or games.
When I get a PS3 I'm definitely going to check out Uncharted 2. I've heard too many good things about it to miss out on it.
Guys please enough with this CRAP i have played Halo games & honestly they're all extremely generic FPS games WHY OH WHY the F big hype ? very poor textures,laser guns (kids love'm/Metroid style) not a single halo game is in HD graphics,characters move like they're walking on air or moon,maps look exactly like ratchet & clank maps on Ps2 (not even Ps3),its clear the article is written by a die hard halo fan to please other die hard halo fans,any genuine FPS hard core fan will feel insulted by these god awful halo games.
you're an obvious troll, but alright, I'll humor you....we'll stop hyping Halo when you ps3 fanboys stop hyping all of the overrated ps3 games. you think Halo is crap...I'd just love to see what shooters you think are good...hahaha. -oh btw, as far as "very poor textures"...you must have been thinking of killzone 2.
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So you think Halo sucks because its graphics?? Gameplay>>>>>G raphics
Halo not only perfected the FPS formula for consoles, it also helped push the FPS genre into a console genre when beforehand it was primarely a PC genre. Let alone the controls and gameplay design choices Bungie made became a standard with Halo and Halo 2. Halo is responsible for almost everything we take advantage of in todays FPS games.
Why not express your emotions about something Well done........THIS IS INSSANEE! THIS IS MADNEESS! THIS IS HALOOOOO!
Something they forgot to mention is introduction of LAN in consoles. Before Halo, LAN was feature exclusive only to the PC.
You are very, very right. When Halo: CE first came out, and hell, for probably through the first year 1/2 it was out, we had LAN parties every weekend. I can't say I've ever had as much fun gaming as I did with all of us crammed in my uncle's house, with 4 Xboxes, screaming and teabagging each other... wait, that doesn't sound quite right. ...you guys get my point.
Call me crazy, but I think we all owe alot to Halo. I mean, it really brought online gaming on consoles to the mainstream.
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