CVG - Is Microsoft taking the Halo series back to its roots with Halo 4? It sure is if recent comments from Microsoft UK's Xbox entertainment director Stephen McGill are anything to go by.
Sounds like PR speak. Halo 1 was great because it was so different from other shooters at the time. If Halo 4 wants to take 'what made Halo 1 amazing' they'd have to make the game different from today's modern shooters--that is, different from Halo. A paradox, no?
What about Halo 5, and 6?......and 7, 8, 9..... 10, 11, 12.....
I'm sure this is Halo 6. ODST was Halo 4, Halo Reach was Halo 5 and this is 6.
ODST and Reach are not a part of the main Halo series. That's why this is called Halo 4.
Uhh no? Halo 3: ODST is a spin off of 3. Halo: Reach is a prequel. Therefore, the titles are correctly numbered since Halo 4 takes place right after Halo 3.
@ M-Easy & AnimeAvenger do you often make wildly untrue statements often or are you both just ignorant? ODST was an EXPANSION...how is it so hard for some people to realize? Halo 3:ODST was the title. reach isn't a part of the main halo series? I don't even know what to say to you. It was made by bungie and it is set in the Halo Universe and it CONNECTS the current story. therefore making it part of the main halo series. stop eating plastic and your brain may develop.
Its still the 6th game out. We call the new Mortal Kombat MK9 because its the 9th in the series. They didn't all follow the same story line. Same should go for Halo.
@M-Easy did you play the new Mortal Kombat? It is basically a reboot of MK1-3. thus making your arguement semi valid except..... Each Halo game that has EVER been released has it's own individual story with a chronological sequence of events... Unfortunately for you, all of the Halo game's stories currently connect (maybe to a lesser extent with Halo Wars but still has to do with the current story arc) technically by your standards it would be the 7th HALO game out...still want to grasp for straws? #1.6
calling ODST an expansion, i think its the only expansion that cost $60
calling ODST an expansion, i think its the only expansion that has more content then most $60 games...
Dont talk about halo these are the same people who defend metal gears insane convoluted story lines. Oh this guy isnt who you think he is hes a really a clone of this guy blah blah blah. Sony fanboys have no room to talk about crazy story lines.
Didn't Bungie say say the same thing about Halo Reach being more like Combat Evolved? Having big, open levels and fighting the Elites again (who once again don't speak English).
ill believe it when i see and play it, everything after the first was pretty wack as far as the story goes but they put all there focus on online for they games after the first one
Yeah, if halo CE came out this year instead of the xbox 1 then the game would seem like crap but for the time it was amazing.
jet packs made halo ce amazing!!!... oh wait
so they are going back to the pc?
Didn't they say the same thing about Reach?
Yeah they did reach's weapons are still pussy. Halo CE weapons are very powerful and killed you like call of duty weapons do thats why the lan play was so popular. You were punished for being stupid. Halo 2 and after they ripped the balls off the weapons and i hated halo ever since.
@awi5951 I can't believe someone disagreed with you. It's TRUE! The best combo in Halo: CE was the pistol and shotty. You could blast people to bits up close and snipe at long range with the pistol. Beastly. The dual wielding pistols in Halo 2 were gayed up, same for Halo 3. It would have been cool to have all the weapons from the Halo series but the damage stayed the same from Halo: CE. Did anyone even bother using the Needler anymore? Man they really neutered that bad boy.
could swear Bungie said the same thing about Reach...look how that turned out - with the fans.
reach was more like halo ce then any other halo
like hell it wasn't. but to each hold their own opinion
This is going to be a megaton killer title. As a PS3 owner and 360, The people who don't have Xbox 360 are really going to miss out. As we know Halo 4 will be destroying when it comes out.
Dear PS3 fanboys Halo Reach - 91% Metacritic Killzone 3 - 85% Metacritic
dear troll, i have both and like both... now please shut up
@ gray-fox really you playing the metacritic card? and who made halo reach and the majority of halo games here's a hint there not making halo 4
Well if some gamers didn't give a sh1t about Halo 1 10 years ago chances are there not gonna give a sh1t about the franchise now , as of 2011 the only people that care for halo are it's fans hence the lack of media interest surrounding the game.
You said it for me, exactly!
Actually, Halo wasn't that much different than the first person shooters at the time. What made Halo different was it was on a console. When Halo came out, PC owners couldn't understand what the fuss was about and went back to playing Halflife, Unreal Tournament, Tribes, Counterstrike, Farcry, Quake, etc. I was big into FPS's when Halo came out and I've gotta say, Halo wasn't even on shooter fan's radar. It was a console shooter, and most shooter fans did (and a lot still do) turn their nose up at the thought of using a controller as opposed to the mouse and keyboard. I'm a huge fan of Halo and I've loved the Halo series (up until Reach, that is) but it wasn't that Halo itself was "amazing", it was just amazing for console gamers. Not everyone could afford a rig to really push PC shooters, and Halo was easy and accessible to the masses. In the face of the shooters at the time, Halo was average, but it tapped into a brand new market and changed gaming because of it.
Good point. The PC had a range of shooters whereas the console games couldn't keep up. That being said, Halo did pioneer the 'regen health' gameplay mechanism that almost all shooters use nowadays. In fact, I'd argue this is one of the most crucial evolutions in the FPS genre. Meanwhile, PC gamers were distracted by the likes of Tribes 2, Wolfenstein, and Max Payne--stiff competition indeed.
Totally agreed. PC gaming was really inaccessible back in the day and the prices were outrageous compared to console gaming (for $2500 you were basically building a PC equivalent to the original Xbox back in 1999).
That is only partially true. It was indeed head and shoulders above any other console fps at the time, and certainly not an undisputed winner on PC( although, such a thing hardly exists, since it 's so much opinion based). However out of the list you've mentioned only PC title being similar to it was Starsiege Tribes, which didn't even have a story or any campaign.. besides it had quite a few innovative and uncommon features: two weapon limit, r/c shields, multitude of approaches to combat (and ways to play the levels), and in general the game was a very solid title seeing as how it contained both an impressive, atmospheric campaign and a strong multiplayer. The AI was among the very best for the era. It came way too late to PC as well, and wasn't that good of a port at that. Also to be fair, as one of the posts above said, it's influence on the genre with the multiplayer is undeniable.
God let it be on 720..
coz that's gona make the game suddenly amazing -____-
"going back to what made halo..." A Launch Title? That'd work :)
If your doing that with Halo Anime then that can be done to any game franchise with spin offs such as God Of War & Killzone etc & Metal Gear Solid
As a Halo fan that owns all the games... they have been saying this since H2. Whatever, just make a damn good game. Maybe less focus on the past will help properly guide the future.
Not if it comes out this gen it won't...
clearly, fresh new story and new enemies (except for maybe sentinels) covenant was defeated near the end of 3 as well as the flood...story wise they would/should develop more on the forerunners and the other things they created and also depending on how long after halo 3 it takes they could expand more on the fact cortana is dying is way before halo1 if there going with the shield planets then they should bring in the remaining spartan 3's
I believe this is true. Why? Because we're starting fresh. It's just Master Chief, Cortana, and a strange new environment. That's how we started out on Halo: Combat Evolved.
Going back to the basics. I think the simplicity of Halo: CE was so refreshing for shooters. I enjoy Halo but have though the series was getting a bit out of hand. I am looking forward to see what they will do. Halo gave me that bioshock feeling. Where you didn't know what was going on and it all felt exciting and scary at the same time. The shock value wore away after that and tho the others were fun, they never could capture the magic of the original. If this is as I would hope, this game will bring us back to the olden days of learning about the world with a fresh and new story, a expansive new world, and a healthy loaded clip in my sniper pistol.
" If this is as I would hope, this game will bring us back to the olden days of learning about the world with a fresh and new story, a expansive new world, and a healthy loaded clip in my sniper pistol." Amen!
I actually think that 343 working on Halo:ce will give them a better feel as to what initially made the series great. Guess all we can do is wait
I usually hear part 2 was the best....is this true
Halo 2 took multiplayer to a whole new level for me and many others, but Halo:CE's campaign is usually considered to be the best and most classic
The campaign maps were better in Halo: CE but the story was far superior in Halo 2. It did the opposite of every other shooter out at the time and let gamers play from the perspective of "the enemy" so to speak. Halo 3 had a ton of weapons and even bigger maps but it was just average. Halo: CE has the best combat system out of the entire series. Funny because it's called "Combat Evolved".
Bungie made Halo amazing. Thats why im looking more forward to what they come up with next. Just cause they have gone Multiplatform don't mean i wont look forward to there next game. Thats why i own all consoles.
In another interview (or maybe it was the podcast on the halo site?) they've elaborated on this comment. You were marooned on this alien ring and they want to recreate that feeling of being stranded, that unfamiliarity, just getting back and focusing on the forerunners in Halo 4.
I only played Halo 1 once at a set up stand at Toys R Us.
They has set up stands for Rated M games at Toys R Us? Thats something.
I first played it in gamestop years back when it was released and I instantly liked it. I saved up money for an xbox just play that game believe it or not(don't worry, that wasn't the only thing I bought for the xbox).
Being a Halo nut, yeah Halo 1 was amazing but the current Reach is the best in my opinion. At least for the multiplayer. The gameplay tweaks just perfect the game. Adding the reticule bloom adds enough skill to take out those speedy trigger fingers even when they drop your shield. Campaign is a toss up between Halo 1 and Halo 3. Discovering the flood was awesome in Halo 1 but I loved the whole civil war between the covenant and the brutes in 3.
I think 343 could add something new to halo 4 and refresh the up. They have already said they are making it darker which to me ide love to see halo go Down that road. I also hope they go back to the first 3 halo map packs rather than reach as I enjoy the mp on reach but I found the maps better on the 1st 3 games than reach. But I don't think anything is going to stop 343 from carrying on the halo name with the money they have and what they have said so far about halo 4.
nope bungie made halo 1 and halo 4 is not being made by them. I like how people are all like halo is so aweosome because bungie is awesome and make it the best. Now that bungie left people are still trying to talk up halo 4 when some garbage devs gonna make it. Im sorry but you guys would say another game will not be as good because another dev is makeing it so i expect you to say the same thing about halo 4 especially since halo is the most hoed out ip this generation. You been there and done that already for halo.
Do you know the talent that 343 industries have on board?
343i is a studio dedicated to Halo. Listen to their interviews, they are extreamly passionate about Halo. Every book, film, comic, etc. on Halo has to get THIER permission and approval to make. Not only that, but they have tons of talent. People from Bungie, Gearbox, Bioware, Pandemic, Kojima Productions, etc. are all there. Ryan Paton, Corrine Yu, Franky, etc. 343i is anything BUT a garbage dev. They have tons of resources ($$$), great developers, and a passion for Halo.
I didn't have an XBox but I played the PC version of Halo. I didn't know it was popular back then, and I would never have guessed considering how mediocre it was. I suppose PC gamers were spoiled by recent games like Deus Ex (for singleplayer) and Quake 3 (for multiplayer) at that point.
lol, same here. I played Halo 1 on PC 'coz I saw it on walmart taking whole shelf. I didn't like it at all. I quit playing in middle 'coz I was PC player then and it was junk compared to PC games back then.
Half-Life and Counter-Strike had already been out for a year or two too. Half-Life is a 96 on metacritic, while Halo (for PC) is a 83.
Holy crap, seriously? Not that it overly concerns me that you, among many trolls always say the same garbage about Halo. If you don't like it, don't play it,so simple.
It shouldn't concern you, but you should tolerate that not everyone likes the same things you do. My impression of Halo on the PC is genuine and not an attempt at trolling. Its metacritic score of "only" 83 (and 6.6 user score) also means that I'm not alone in finding it mediocre. Coincidentally that's the same score as the popular-to-hate FF13 (which has a user score of 8.5).
it can't be done.
I want the aliens to stop speaking english!
Wort Wort Wort.
Impossible, a large part of what made Halo 1 amazing was playing a quality shooter with (at the time) amazingnext gen graphics on a console with a big open environment and good story. It was new, now it's been done before. They'd need to reinvent the wheel. Halo 4 should come out on the next XBOX
it wasnt new, unreal had amazing graphics and it was a open enviroment
I think he meant on console, and to be honest not much could compete with halo on console in the genre until call of duty came over.
It's going back to what made Halo 1 great? So it's going to be the only decent game on the platform for 1 1/2 years? It's going to be the only console game offering LAN game play before the internet was popular on consoles? It's going to have copious amounts of backtracking? It's still going to be behind all of the advancements and features found on PC exclusive shooters that are made at the same time?! Whew. Glad we have all that covered.
It's going to revolutionize console first-person shooters?