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GC'07: Halo 3 Preview

TVG lands in a Covenant-held Earth just weeks ahead of Master Chief's arrival on Xbox 360, and Forges a preview...

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Stella3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

With so many fantastic multiplayer console games out this year Halo 3 really fails to stand out for anything other than its marketing budget.

With games like UT3,Warhawk,Resistance,Haze just on consoles and all the amazing pc titles too numerous to list, Halo 3 just doesn't have anything compelling to make people other than existing Halo fans take notice of the game.

With so many games being able to handle 32,40, and 64 player matches, Halo 3's 16 player limit really looks weak. You would think that after three years since Halo 2 they could have upgraded their networking code to the same next gen levels the rest of the gaming world already has.

The failure to move to dedicated servers is also just plain inexcusable for a company that is charging to play games online. Paying money for lag just isn't acceptable.

And graphically Halo 3 is a major bust. Easily the poorest graphics of any fps out there right now outside of pc shareware games.

The question everyone should be asking of Microsoft and Bungie is "What the hell have you been doing for the past three years and why do you have so little to show for it"

Halo 3 should have been the leader of the pack for online gaming, but it has turned out to be very last gen remake in 720p. Microsoft isn't going to be expanding their userbase with such a weak effort.

MoonDust3425d ago

We all know there will be only one game on the news and it wont be any of the ones you mentioned.

Stella3425d ago

Wow, news stories. Those 'news stories' really help Microsoft last gen didn't they!

Heh. Stupid fanboys.

Instead of really expanding and diversifying their first party development studios and IPs Microsoft for some inane reason still thinks that getting a bunch Halo fans to all stand around at midnight to buy a copy of the next Halo somehow accomplishes something.

iceice1233425d ago

"With so many fantastic multiplayer console games out this year Halo 3 really fails to stand out for anything other than its marketing budget."

Halo 3 outshines them all, easily. It has a higher fun factor than anything coming this year and easily more replay value than any other console game, this year or next.

"With games like UT3,Warhawk,Resistance,Haze just on consoles and all the amazing pc titles too numerous to list, Halo 3 just doesn't have anything compelling to make people other than existing Halo fans take notice of the game."

Pure guess work, how could you possibly say nobody will see this game in the store and say "hey this looks like fun". You must have Halo confused with lair.

"With so many games being able to handle 32,40, and 64 player matches, Halo 3's 16 player limit really looks weak. You would think that after three years since Halo 2 they could have upgraded their networking code to the same next gen levels the rest of the gaming world already has."

You obviously don't keep up with Bungie, so don't know what you're talking about. Halo is perfect with 8v8, hence the 16 player cap. They feel it is actually better with just 4v4 or 5v5 mostly.

"The failure to move to dedicated servers is also just plain inexcusable for a company that is charging to play games online. Paying money for lag just isn't acceptable."

It is rare I see lag in GOW, RBS:V or any other 360 title. Their netcodes are vastly improved, dedicated server arn't really needed. And I'm sure Bungies will be top of the line.

"And graphically Halo 3 is a major bust. Easily the poorest graphics of any fps out there right now outside of pc shareware games."

You just don't know what to look for. You look at simply the textures. When Halo 3 easily has the best lighting of any console game, wider open massive environments to boot.

"The question everyone should be asking of Microsoft and Bungie is "What the hell have you been doing for the past three years and why do you have so little to show for it""

They were developing what probably will be the best game for this gen, that's what.

"Halo 3 should have been the leader of the pack for online gaming, but it has turned out to be very last gen remake in 720p. Microsoft isn't going to be expanding their userbase with such a weak effort."

Spoken like a true idiot.

And lol@ some of the games you find to be amazing.

i Shank u3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

wow dude, once you mentioned haze as a counter to halo i knew you were a retard

Huxley is coming to 360, with 100 vs. 100 player, Unreal 3 Engine grphx. and since its sounds like what you want is a huge [email protected], i mean fragfest, Huxley for PC/360 should be right up your alley. personally, i like to keep killing the same n00b over and over, so halo's small player limits are good with me. dont blame the console; player limit is a design choice, not limitation. take your hatin' as$ elsewhere please?

ShiftyLookingCow3425d ago

wow stella, I bet on yoshi getting killed in raccoon city you are a guy

Daxx3425d ago

What you say, Stella, is still not going to hinder me and many others from buying Halo 3.

You're basically pissing in the ocean with your words. What you say isn't going to affect the larger majority.

Funky Town_TX3425d ago

He has the right to his own opinion. I forgot it's not okay to say anything but H3 rocks.

Maddens Raiders3425d ago

YOu will get a dozen or more disagrees as will I, but that's only because you're touching people's feeling's and something they identify with as an extension of their own personality. They see it as a personal attack. It's funny how commenting on something like this, is totally different to 360 fans that commetn on EVERYTHING SONY.

With that said, obviously Halo has had a great run with much deserved praise, and some....not so much. Honestly coupled with the early launch, the Beta spoiler, the overhype, and the Total Eclipse provided by KILLZONE II, and mixed in with what seems like an endless river of FPS's this year -- Halo seems to be an old friend lost in the crowd @ Grand Central Station. I'm sure it will sell out of the box, but there's no doubt that some luster is lost with the title, and am eager to see how the masses really respond to it. Only time will tell. Not much longer, but I have already seen 9 minutes and well....Let's let the crowds decide.

Skynetone3425d ago

the multiplayer looks like no improvments have been made

that stupid alien is back from halo 2 {which i hated}

ive finished halo 1 and 2 {hated the second one}

will i be buying a crap box 360 to play it NO

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fopums3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

I though H3 was set up to have 32 player limits? when did that change?

edit: well I cant lie, Im kinda disapointed, all those vehicals would have been much better crawling with players. Cant the new covenant tank hold like 5 guys itself? Dont get me wrong Im sure it will still be really fun with the replay vids and such, I just like having the option to have larger firefight's.

iceice1233425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

Probably heard that as a rumor. The other one was 50V50 multiplayer.
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Wow at the Sony girl just randomly disagreeing with people because they have nothing to say =)

@dr pepper, I belive that was an egm rumor.

Dr Pepper3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

Where was there a 50v50 multiplayer rumor for Halo?

@ fopums

They considered raising the amount of players to 32, but they decided against it. One reason was that with too many players, you just become "a face in the crowd" and not really having anything to do with the outcome of the game. They also said that if the maps were set-up for 32, they'd be less detailed and feel emptier.

@ Icewake

Oh

AkUmAzRaGe lRl3425d ago

you me friend are what we call a complete HATER go play warhawk or something you have way to much time on your hands, just read you'er comment stop trying to be a sony fanboy because I dont even think they consider you ....punk!

spike3425d ago

Aint Warhawk having problems with their online right now. Halo 3 will be huge no doubt about it. Cant wait to play it. For right now im having fun playing Bioshock. What good games are PS3 fans playing right now ? Resistance, Warhawk got an OK score, Lair sucked.

Odinson3425d ago

"With games like UT3,Warhawk,Resistance,Haze just on consoles and all the amazing pc titles too numerous to list, Halo 3 just doesn't have anything compelling to make people other than existing Halo fans take notice of the game."

Ohhh, now I get it. So this is why Halo 3 has broken all records in pre-order sales? See instructions below.

(instructions: 1) grab the back of your neck 2) pull real hard 3) listen for the pop when your head comes out of you anus.)

Stella3425d ago

What is so funny about Halo and its fans is most of you actually think Halo is some sort of singular sales record holder when in fact neither of the two games are even in the all time top ten list for sales. I'm not even sure if they make it into the top twenty.

Halo 2 only sold around 6-7 million last gen. Nowhere near the big franchises like GT that were up in the 11-12 million range.

i Shank u3425d ago (Edited 3425d ago )

whenever sales records are mentioned, they have to do with how many copies are sold in 24 hours, how much money made in this amount of time, etc. they all have to do with the game selling really fast, not long term sales. which says to me alot love it, and alot dont give a damn

On a sidenote, i see you just joined N4G stella, but already you're spamming out comments all over the place. whose multiple account are you? funny how nasim runs out of bubbles, isnt anywhere to be found in here, and you are.

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