Vice : You've tasted these flavors before, and their novelty wore out a dozen years ago in a dozen other games.
I finally got some time to sit down and play this properly this weekend, and it’s a blast. The start is slow but once you get out into the open world, it’s immense fun! The game also looks stunning at 4K with high refresh rate.
The PC version has a lot of issues and is not well optimized
Honestly why I switched from PC gaming awhile back. Was so sick of the bad ports, and always having to deal with minor issues.
It's not every game though. Most of the time the developers will patch up the game. It's not a big deal to me if it's minor issues that can be fix. PC just has more options for me
Yes, I have been playing on PC (3090) and Series X, and the games needs to be optimized quite a bit more for PC.
If the new consoles can run games as well as The Matrix Awakens, I will be happy. The level of detail is amazing. The destruction of the cars is definitely a step up. Infinite runs very well, on my Series X. I have a gaming PC too, but prefer my consoles. Infinite is definitely better than the last 2 Halo games. The gameplay is smooth and fun, at least on Series X.
It is well optimized once you update your drivers. Playing on maxed settings with 6800 xt 3440x1440p at 85 fps on open.
You can play it at 4k? Over on the Steam forums people are struggling with 3090's with this game.
Yeah - and I’m on a worse GPU than 3090. The only issue I’ve had so far was twice it seemed to freeze the entire game for like 30-60 seconds. Seemed to be when getting near some of the larger buildings like the mining ones early-ish on.
I have a 3080 and can play it fine on 4k.
@yoshatabi: define fine, because its bringing 3090's to their knees at 4k because poor optimisation.
Nope, I have run this on my 3080 and 3090 at 4k. The issues I am mainly experiencing is delay,/stuttering when it transitions from cutscene to game play.
I had no issue as far Frames per second on my 3090-5900x. I will say they need to fix the crashing to desktop though. The game was a blast best game for fun factor I played all year.
If your motherboard supports it turn on Smart Access Memory or Resizable Bar depending on your platform. Most people don't test with sidebar on but on my 6700XT it can get me up to 60 FPS at 3360X1890 using a mix of high/ultra settings. With that said, I play multiple player on PC, and currently playing the Single Player on my XSX. Sp plays better on my XSX connected to my OLED and look just as nice if not better due to Dolby Vision on my LG G1 than my PC connected to my Sony 900E 4K set.
@Xblade The 3090 has issues with other games/apps also, whilst the 3080 handles them fine, it is more driver issue than anything.
It’s really not that great looking imo and I guess Im old school, but the open world really isn’t all that impressive. I enjoyed the beginning linear segment more then the open world tbh. Still really fun but I rather they just went linear then openworld.
Same here. Enjoying it quite a bit up until the open world segment. The open world was wholly unnecessary.
Not every game needs open world, they probably shouldve stayed semi linear
As soon as I got to the OPEN world part and saw the Far Cry type liberating areas I let out a sigh (I dont think I care to play this anymore) Also you can tell the open world was set up for co-op which is missing of course. Glad I did not drop $60 on this.
I have played about 10 missions/side missions now. Totally enjoy it. The grapple makes things a lot different. You can decide how you want to approach an area, and I usually take some sort of sniper rifle to soften the enemies then move in to do cleanup. Platforming to get to the location is fun and it is surprising that you can pretty much get anywhere in the game. Collecting is also fun. And the gameplay is silky smooth on XB. Halo Infinite reminds me of Halo 3 Chapter 8 - The Covenant (I think that is the mission) where you are going in an area where you have to take down multiple barriers. You can do them in whatever order you want and over a good sized area. Infinite is very much the same. It is just the whole game is like that. And the open world has much more purpose in Halo Infinite. I agree with the reviewer that if you play this straight for 40-60 hours it would become old and repetitive. But, Halo has always been a pick up and play game. And does not require constantly playing hours on end forever. In doses like I am playing it is a ton of fun and I will probably complete the campaign over weeks to months. Making it worth playing and frankly it is a ton of fun.
Sounds good but I’m waiting for co op to play it as I’ve always played halo campaigns co op can’t imagine what it’s like playing it single player. That’s like playing gears single player to me it’s a no go.
Huh. Does this reviewer know he's working for Vice? I say this because this review seems ... fair? Having only played through enough to unlock the open world and unlock a few FOBs, I can't say yet if I agree with this review, but oddly enough I didn't have to slog through a poorly written dissertation on Toxic White Masculinity and Why Didn't You Buy Me a Pony Daddy? or why Spartans are Gender Queer, Actually. Just this person's opinion on a video game that sounds like it was written by a person who actually plays and GASP LIKES playing video games. congratulations, I guess?
Yeah, Vice is garbage.
Garbage? Because you don't agree with them political, socially, norally, etc? I have only seen Vice's segements on extremists groups.
@Sayai jin As OP said, Its because they put forward these poorly written socio-political drivel and shoe horn it into the most irrelevant topics. No one wants to click a game review and read about toxic masculinity. That makes them garbage.
"Why Didn't You Buy Me A Pony Daddy" Is that your wife talking?
Why mention race at all?
That's the point. The article didn't. Usually Vice DOES.
The OP did it for them.
Vice made themselves irrelevant. I almost worked for them.
The irony of you bringing up your political prejudices into a comment on an article about a video game review that does not mention politics is hopefully not lost on you. You’re obsessed.
exactly. This guys just venting his irellivent insecurities on a halo review
Let me spell it out for you: I did not bring up my political prejudices at all, I was commenting on the fact that a video game review in Current Year under Vice's banner also did not. I am making that comment because such a thing is exceedingly rare nowadays. I am commenting on such a thing because I wish to see video game reviews go back to the days of reviewing the actual game in question, and not have to read the reviewer's irrelevant political obsessions being dragged into it.
Nah OP is a champ. Vice is garbage.
I started the campaign last night and it has been very enjoyable. I kind of like how it starts off linear like a classic Halo game and then transitions to an open world style. Master Chief is a little more quick on his feet in this game as well, It is so much better than how he would lumber around like he was walking through deep mud in previous games. I actually like the skill tree (is that what it's called?) reminds me of Crysis a little (not a bad thing IMO) If I have any complaints it would be how annoying it is to have the Pilot Fernando bitch and moan constantly while your playing.
Yea there’s definitely some gameplay that feels old in design, like how a lot of the missions are just you fetching power seeds. Kinda tired of bullet sponge bosses that just rush you. I challenge 343 to come up with really inventive missions and boss fights that maybe require more of a puzzle-like solution to defeat rather than just spray them with bullets for 10 minutes. I mean, I’m no game designer, but you implemented a grappling hook. Why not make a boss where you have to tear off pieces of their armor to expose weak points? Or why not make a boss that uses verticality and requires you to zip around to them. It’s freaking 2021 let’s push this genre forward. I’d even like a Bio Shock kind of inspiration where you take us to beautiful environments and feels more cinematic to play than just shooting wave after wave of enemies to find a battery to put in a device to unlock the door only to have to do it again in the same looking environments.
Agreed on the battery design. Thats boring. But on heroic, i definitely had to zip around with the hook to get the better of at least one boss. Overrall I like the bosses and theyre pretty good for a game that has never had good bosses aside from the Scarab
Play on Legendary
I tried and all that does is make you weaker.. 1-2 shots and your done, not fun. I'll give it another try after I beat the game.
@Xb1ps4 Legendary is the proper Halo playthrough, you always feel a sense of accomplishment, and personally all i choose to play any Halo on. Currently 7 hours in doing fine.
It doesn't make you weaker. It makes the AI smarter and more challenging against a human opponent.
There's like 3 or 4 very minor "battery fetching" bits and they're always in the same room. Ppl moaned 4 and 5 didn't feel like old halo now ppl moan infinite feels like old halo. Gamers are stupid.
Maybe. Or maybe some gamers feel one way and some the other.
I like your boss suggestions and totally agree. These bosses are the best I have seem in a Halo game though (from what I have played). Halo has never really done bosses very well... They've always been trash.
Thanks for the honest review.
Most games concepts are old doesn't make them any less fun.
The massive build-up to its release and I was expecting something more than what we got. The graphics are better than other Halos but fail to compete with other games in its genre. The storyline seems as though Master Chief and Marcus Phoenix had a play date to write it. Overall, I'll definetly finish it but it is not the standout title for Xbox that I was hoping for. Almost like it is trying too hard to fit in instead of doing its own thing. I do appreciate the run button though.😁
Yeah the game does feel very dated. I also wish they'd stuck to dark interiors. While the graphics aren't anything special, the dark interiors with atmospheric lighting etc look pretty good. I find the outside open world incredibly boring to look at.
With the base Xbox one in mind there wasn’t so much for them to do, I love the open world aspect it gives the game much more replay value in my opinion. The core gameplay is so good , it makes the open world fun to play in. Just like BOTW did for the LOZ series.
I appreciate the point you are trying to make, but Halo Infinite is absolutely nowhere near the quality of Breath of the Wild in respect of open world design or exploration.
Halo + Ubisoft formula is what this game is. I haven't beaten it yet, but (and I know Destiny spawned from Halo)... but Destiny offers a lot more.
Destiny milks the consumer a lot more you mean, "here's some DLC, but you can't buy it on its own lolz, you have to buy the entire game again peeps!!!"
So desperate you're making things up? If you own the game you can buy just the expansion. The base Destiny game, which is all we can compare to Halo at this point, offers a shit more ton content alone.
I wish i was making it up, here is a reddit thread, you literally had to buy DLC again to get the new expansions/access old expansions. Or something like that :- https://www.reddit.com/r/pc... So yeah, to play content you had already paid for, you needed to pay again.
Also to add, when a new expansion was released, they included it along with the full game again for disc (non-digital) gamers, and charged £49.99, this is why i have Destiny on disc, and then i also have Destiny + the taken king, both on disc. Case in point right here (making it up lol) :- " Upon release of the fourth expansion, retailers issued Destiny: The Collection, which includes Destiny and all DLC up to and including Rise of Iron." Quote : includes Destiny and all the DLC. If you wanted Rise of Iron DLC, and did not buy digital, and wanted it on disc, you were FORCED to buy the original game again, whether you believe it or not.
Your link is not the same as what you are claiming. They never made you have to rebuy the whole game again for $60 to get the next expansion. If you have previous expansions, you can buy the next one. If you skip an expansion, then yes you have to buy the collection version. Which is the same price as buying the expansions, so they're not ripping you off.
@rippermcrip "If you skip an expansion, then yes you have to buy the collection version." But you said you can just "buy an expansion" if you own the game? which is false. I own Destiny on 2 seperate disc copies, because i had to buy the disc copy again to get the DLC, i think you should look into the whole debacle of how they handled the first game, educate, and then return, until then..... If you wanted Taken King, you had to buy everything previous, the game again, and all previous DLC's in order for the taken king to work, it was not as simple as just buying the taken king, here ill try and help :- https://www.cinemablend.com...
Great gunplay, but uninspired open world. Copying the open world Far Cry formula of taking over “outposts”. Really?
I did enjoy it for what it is but man the article title really hit what I feel about the game.
SPOILER!!!!!! I’m disappointed as hell no flood in the game it sucks without them I would’ve loved to fight the flood in a more open world seeing them slowly spread across the map feels like a lost opportunity
The flood no longer exist, they got eradicated, so could prove difficult.
If you read into the lore though the ring we are on still has flood samples on it including infection forms
Really? I have not read the lore, is this the lore within Infinite? or other Halo games/books? It would be epic if we had a return of the flood.
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