Check out some comparison screenshots of Halo 2 Anniversary, there's indeed a massive leap in graphics/visuals
Best bang for buck in the history of video games. Leave it to MS to one up the orange box. And damn it looks good.
True. Have you seen the way the prophets look now? I've never seen the elites, prophets or even sergent J look this good.this is way beyond halo 4 on 360.I can't wait to see what 343 does with Halo5. This looks great. Can't still get over the fact that we getting all this for just $59.99. Damn
I honestly thought it was going to be $100, but for all I'm getting $60 is an amazing bargain. Also 343 hinted the ranking system is going back to Halo 2 as well. I can't wait, they really went all out with this collection.
$60 for ALL the Halo Master Chief games and ALL the maps, dayummm! I remember when Halo3 launched full of so much content for $60 way back on 360, 4 player co-op, The Forge, tons of maps, etc. I never thought that would be topped..now we get everything in 1 place PLUS DEDICATED SERVERS on Xbox One for just $60, lol it feels like stealing. Seriously, there was a lot of great things about micro's show I liked but as a long time Halo fan this is really, really special to me. It's also badass how they merge them into just 1 UI and you can instantly flip between original graphics and HD, all 1080p 60fps, seriously impressive stuff. I have some buddies who are even bigger Halo junkies than I am, this November I can't imagine them not picking up a X1 for Halo1 and 2 alone.
This, and a few other games, have pushed me to get an Xbox One, but probably later this year or early next. Truly an incredible deal. I love the Halo series.
well it is between 2 generations, ought to look good even if it's just a new layer
Not saying its not awesome, and Ill definitely be getting this, but I'm not sure how this one ups Orange box? Nowhere near the same value imo, maybe im missing something?
I'd give that title to The Orange Box...but this is an easy 2nd.
The Orange Box 2?
Hardly orange box had variety and was all new at the time this is all old and the same type of games halo halo halo and halo, great if you like... Halo.
I love all the shots except of Chief. I really don't like the brighter, colorful version of him between 2 and 2:Anniversary
Well duh.. It's from the original Xbox x_x
Exactly if this hadn't come on leaps and bounds and looked a lot LOT better after 2 new generations id be a tad worried ;)
I wonder if they used the reach engine or an entirely new XBone engine. edit: dat new lighting?
Looks like halo 4's to me. Some of the lighting is what kinda gives it away IMO
Bonnie Ross said during the reveal the graphics are made with the halo 5 engine. Presumably the physic are still running on the original halo 2 engine the same way they did halo ce anniversary
The demo they showed for the re-imagined halo 2 multiplayer (not the same as the original halo 2 engine multiplayer that will also be there) was definitely on some variant of the Halo 4 engine. COuld mainly tell by the ragdoll physics when the sniper headshot the one guy. Halo 4 ragdoll always had the joint between the chest and stomach as the center of balance and it was the same in this preview. Also, it had grenade indicators and the newer sounding announcer dialogue.
She said all the games were running on their original engines so I believe they have just been touch up for HD + new hardware, and from the looks of it they did a great job.
I remember when Halo 2 set benchmarks for console graphics. How far we've come.
The fact its all been done on dedicated servers, a nice extra feature for Halo gamers
Massive leap in graphics? You mean, like, TWO FULL generations leap?
My feelings exactly. I'd be worried if there WASN'T a huge leap, seeing as Halo 2 is a 10-year-old game from the 6th generation of consoles (which spanned 1999-2004 without successors). Also, for those claiming this "one -up(s)" The Orange Box, I respectfully disagree.
@hewhowalks I agree with your orange box comment, its actually what I said above...you get halo 2, a halo 5 beta and access to the halo digital movie...vs hl2/ep.1/ep.2/portal and team fortress. Not even close imo
But it's in 1080p 60fps now! About the only game that is and it just so happens to be ports of games from 2 generations ago but hey ho, New Tomb Raider at 1080p doubtful on xbox ;)
any idea of these anniversary maps are on the disc ie local multiplayer or is it all on servers? I hope I actually own the maps lol instead of them going away when the servers shut down.
Everything is on disc and depending on what your playing will be pulled from the disc upon start
"Meanwhile, multiplayer matchmaking will offer the usual assortment of playlists you’ve come to expect from Halo games – Team Snipers, Rumble Pit, etc. – and let players vote on which map they want next. But what’s cool is that you may be presented with three choices that span three different games. Say, Halo: CE’s “Wizard,” Halo 2’s “Lockout,” and Halo 3’s “The Pit.” Whichever gets the most votes is the game that MCC will launch, after which you’ll be taken back to the multiplayer lobby with your friends. Finally, the Extras menu is home to the Nightfall digital feature as well as the launch pad for December’s Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. It will run from December 27, 2014, and end on January 22."-IGN Loads of details can be found here http://www.ign.com/articles...
ALL ABOARD, THE HYPE TRAIN!!! lol
LAWSON72, you're Damm right!, old or not this is a megaton of gameplay from one of the most iconic franchises in gaming no less, lol I love this throwing in "everything and the kitchen sink" approach micro did here. That is definitely a "gamers decision", sort of like putting all the main Mario games on one disc for Nintendo fans(me included) plus upgrading the graphics, OK maybe not that big but you know what I mean. I literally won't have time to play this collection as much as it deserves if I want to keep my job.
Man, I think this game will tie me up for a long time to come without needing another online shooter. 110 maps is just crazy!!!
the 150 halo maps really WOWed me i hope u can play all the maps on all the halos
It's not like that the map still comes with that game. So say if u vote on a halo 3 map it's going to load up halo 3 multi same with other games
Read my post above
I would hope having a difference of two generations would be some sort of leap. Up next let's compare Tomb Raider HD to Tomb Raider ps1....
MY GOD!!!! And I thought Halo 2 graphics back then were outstanding. lol Well I'm excited about this game, the graphics gives us a bonues, but if the MP stays the same we are done and done!
if this is a highlight of being an xb1 owner...... i feel sooo sooo sad for those gamers.
Why do you feel sorry? Halo is a massive name and people loved the original halo games too. For me there is plenty of other games on the Xbox one to get excited about but for me the ones I'm most excited about are halo and Forza horizon 2. Its only like people getting excited about lost world on the ps4 or getting ps2 games on the ps3.
You go ahead and feel bad I am going to play my favorite online gaming franchise with all four games in one MP experience with a 100 maps.
@Lacarious Are you serious?, I'm pumped. You don't have to like this but please just leave the fanboy stuff out for 1 day; Did you see micro's E3 presentation?.. there is plenty to play on X1 besides Halo but well uhm its Halo, nothing keeps my attention longer than some good old Halo multiplayer.
not fanboy stuff dude.... if you're getting pumped for a last gen compilation that even includes a game from last last gen on the xb1 new gen system.... its a sad day for gamers. m$ def setting the bar very low this e3.
@lacarious You say last gen as if that's a bad thing. These games were great for many reasons. Halo 2 was by far the best multiplayer in the series. They would have done great by doing a halo 2 aniv. Alone but to get the entire series is amazing. Great games are great games regardless of what gen it came from. Let there be a FF Vll remake and all the Sony fanboys would lose their shit (me included). If you think that's sad too then you're either too young or just don't have respect for clasics.
Lacarious I feel sorry for you. I think its sad that theres no game from either your old Nintendo or PlayStation gaming days that you cared about so much that you'd love to see it upgraded for play on your wii-u or ps4. I'm not fond of just ANY game for a money grab, but a classic like Halo SHOULD be enjoyed again. It's so unfortunate that you can't see how valuable this is to Halo fans but to each his own and I hope you enjoy whatever else that is announced on other platforms at E3.
Brings back so much memories...them Maps..
Why are you comparing a 2004 game to CGI?
I am just so damned hyped... it needs to come out tomorrow
nice little collection if you never played any of them. but as someone who did, i would have prefered the other halo games included (halo wars, spartan assault, etc.)
I can't wait to see what Sony brings to E3, but Microsoft did a good job showing all games.. Everything falls on Sony now... I can't wait to see what the PS4 has in store. Halo 1,2,3,4 omg thats great and every map too. (One small thing, I wish Halo Reach and ODST was on that list, but I get that its the Masterchief Story) Oh and Call of Duty.......Boring(Just leave it off E3) We all know its coming and it will have First person shooting and play like every other one but will have Titanfall like stuff in it. Activision has enough money in ads to talk about that game forever... please not on E3
Do you think a special edition Halo Xbox One will be in the works?
They gotta start selling them somehow ;)
God Damn! That's got to be CGI? http://i.imgur.com/jFhcPZv.... http://i.imgur.com/P8iDBSV....
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