Halo Remake: A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

343 Industries are working away frantically behind closed doors on a game set in the Halo universe. If we are to see a Halo remake, how many changes do you think you would be happy with to one of gaming's most treasured?

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tdogchristy902609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

Being an original halo fan that grew up with CE in highschool, I'm very concerned.

And what was said about master chief and finding it hard for anyone outside of bungie working on him being hard to swallow.

This whole article just sums up my complete worry, concern, and thoughts on the franchise

I love my childhood memories of halo.

Munky2609d ago

Agreed, Halo: CE is a very special game to a lot of people. I just hope they don't disappoint those fans, myself included.

gamingdroid2609d ago

If it is a flop it is a flop, but it really doesn't affect the game that is already out there. What is the fear?

gaden_malak2609d ago

By having Halo on the title, it's not going to be a flop.

tdogchristy902609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )


The fear is ruining my childhood memory. It's like sand lot 2, I never watched it but I saw/heard enough of it that it ruined my childhood memories of the original.

A CE remake that is tweaked beyond a graphics upgrade and online supports, just being out in the marketplace is a threat to my childhood. Lol. (and I'm only 23)

SixZeroFour2609d ago

@tdogchristy90 - if you are that worried about its effect on your memory about CE i suggest you dont get it on release date and just wait for reviews and word of mouth from friends or something

as for the game itself, all i want is a graphical update and the online aspect added...they shouldnt touch a thing from the story or gameplay and it will be all good

tdogchristy902609d ago


I'm not that worried lol, I can handle myself. And yeah I was going to wait and see how it turned out anyway so yeah.

And Yeah I agree on the graphics/online and leaving the rest alone. If they start adding spike grenades and the like I'll be disappointed.

Munky2609d ago


The fear that the remake will lose whatever made the original game so special. To be honest I don't know how 343 will be able to recreate what Halo:CE did for gamers like it did when it came out back in the day. The game was so different from any other game that was out at that time, that anybody who played the game was left in awe. And it wasn't just the graphics(which were amazing at that time), every aspect of the game was top notch.

gamingdroid2609d ago

Fair enough, but you still don't have to buy or play it.

That said, my great memories of Super Mario Bros on the NES isn't quite the same going back playing the original either....

JasonPC360PS3Wii2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

How can Halo HD be worse when it's just the first game in HD? Amazing! If I went to the PS3 side and say something like "GoW HD will suck" my comment would be removed for trolling in less than a minute. Then again I shouldn't be suprised on news 4 sony. Even the mods troll 360 here.

HolyOrangeCows2609d ago

They've already been leaning towards Call of Duty in the latest installments. That's enough to worry me about what they might do to the classic.

It's not an HD 'REMASTER'; in which, they simply update the original game to play on a new system in HD and likely with higher-res textures.
It's an HD 'REMAKE'; in which they completely remake the game, likely with 'creative liberties'
Not all of the gameplay elements will necessarily be in place.

"Fair enough, but you still don't have to buy or play it"
So you think fans should just shrug their shoulders if the original is screwed up? "Oh well, I was hoping that the remake of one of my favorite games of all time would be good, but oh well :) :)"

gamingdroid2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

First of all, this is all rumor. We don't know if Halo "Remake" or "Remastered HD" even exist or what is "allowed" or not.

Second, yes I believe fans should just move on if they don't like it. Would you rather them not attempt at all?

The original game might be a favorite, but I betcha almost nobody plays the original anymore.

Whatever was special to the fans in the original Halo, doesn't exist anymore nor is it reproducible and if anything the memory of that game will cloud people's judgement in favor of the original.

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Blaze9292609d ago

I don't really see how you can ruin a remake. I mean, it's already done for you...

if they screw this up then may god help the Halo IP

Redgehammer2609d ago

I actually trust 343 not to screw up the game that Bungie built. So far Frank O'Connor, and his crew, have done a great job with Waypoint. Not to mention, the people that 343 has working for it certainly are not in the scrubs category. Corrinne Yu for example is freaking amazing, and just knowing she is on the 343 team gets me excited. I am a perpetual optimist, and believe strongly that the universe of Halo is in great hands.

lategamer2609d ago

Honestly, all these "343i might screw up the franchise," "Only Bungie knows what there doing" blah blah is annoying.

I mean, 343i is an extremely talented group of people. Developers from Bungie, Gearbox, Kojima Productions, etc.!

And their goal? To make Halo and watchover Halo. All Halo Books, DVD's, Games have to have their approval and input. Halo is in 343i DNA, they will create great games.

EVILDEAD3602609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

True Halo fans are jumping for joy just like play Silent Cartographer with HD graphics all these years later is one of the greatest ideas yet.

Anyone who has played phenominal God of War collection knows that the HD overhauls are as great as the originals.

If you want to play the original with a slight upgrade..simply put it into your 360 right now and play. Nothing is stopping you. The 360 actually enhance Halo one and 2.

But for the millions of the rest of us Halo fans..To be able to relive the magic with the Reach engine and if we are lucky they recreated all of the cutscenes with Halo Wars type quality..It would be one of the biggest titles next year and an homage to the Star Wars of our video game generation.

343 isn't even developing the title..They are concentrating on the inevitable Halo 4 aka The Return of Master Chief..but whoever does will be heroes if they pull it off

Can't wait to find out at E3


dragonelite2609d ago

Since when has a halo not deliver.
Dont say ODST the game was awesome but for the non fans overpriced.

And consider the First halo came out 10 years ago.
A lot of the younger gamers around the 16 or so hasn't even played it.

And image playing the best level ever Silent cartographer in reach like graphics. You're flying in the pelican just before you land you see a big fight on the beach and fight your way through it.

aah fuck it a movie says more then a million words

dragunrising2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

I am also fond of my memories of Halo CE. I played Halo for the first time at an Xbox kiosk at a CompUSA. I was blown away by how great it looked and played. It was also the first time I used dual analog controls. Suffice to say, I came back twice in order to play it again. It was definitely the reason I purchased an Xbox.

With that said, I'm not overly concerned about 343 Industries ruining the game. In all honesty, Halo CE hasn't aged all that well in my eyes. I purchased it off of Xbox Live when it was offered at a discount and with some hesitancy played it again. I could still understand why I was so enthralled with it years ago but some of that magic went away.

Playing any old game again that inspires nostalgia can be a rude awakening when you revisit it. Our memories aren't so reliable as to be infallible and they change as the years pass. We remember the best aspects of the game coupled with the pure joy and awe that we experienced years ago. I guarantee that the first thing you will notice about Halo CE is the Xbox-quality graphics. This in itself doesn't kill the experience but you remember (or at least I do) the game looking much better. The graphics, presentation, interface, level design, etc, etc are all outdated. Don't get me wrong though- Halo CE is one of the better experiences I've had replaying an older (and loved) game. The core game play and real reason it became so popular is intact. My point is that you shouldn't write off a remake until you replay the original.

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Rybakov2609d ago

It would only be a disaster if they actually messed (changed stuff) with the game instead of making a carbon copy in the Reach engine

SJPFTW2609d ago

Some top Bungie employees switched over to 343 industries, such as director Frank O'Connor. So some of the team is made up of those ho originally worked on CE. so no worries

Metfanant2609d ago

Actually i dont think Frankie was there...i believe he signed on during the development of Halo 2

Tripl3seis2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

i dont think they should do it i love that game to me is one of the best games i have ever played and im a fan of the original halo ce i dont want them messing around with one of the great games so nope i think is not good idea.

xX-StolenSoul-Xx2609d ago

Remakes are so stupid leave the game as it is. Is it so hard just to make a Hd Version like Ps3 been doing on it's classics?

I love halo and i would hate to see a Fail. This is a Recipe for Disaster.

SixZeroFour2609d ago

thats the big this going to be a carbon copy HD remake or a re-imagining

JasonPC360PS3Wii2609d ago (Edited 2609d ago )

xX-StolenSoul-Xx funny you would say "remakes are stupid" after looking at your profile. You play the God of War remake for PS3? Have any trophies you want to share?

xX-StolenSoul-Xx2609d ago

If you read what i wrote i said it Hate fullblown remakes. I actually like when they make older games into HD but leaving the game as is.

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