Bungie follows up Halo 3 with a new first-person story that doesn't star Master Chief. Will anybody still care?
I sure as heck am.
It's Halo. Of course people will care. It could be called "Halo: Water Polo" and people would still care, and I'm not trying to sound negative. I'm just reaffirming the series' popularity. My biggest question is how LONG this game will be. Bungie said it was going to be a budget $30 title or something like that. I'd hate to wait all year for a 4-hour long spin-off. EDIT @ Blaze below To my understanding, OSDT will have a different setup. It'll be more squad-based and will have different abilities. I don't know the details since there hasn't been much info released on the game, but I'm pretty sure it couldn't just be DLC since it changes a lot of things. On top of that, I hope they upgrade the graphics from Halo 3's graphics, which were pretty mediocre.
They said it'll be like a 5 hour game. So maybe $20 at most? What I dont get is do we still need Halo 3 to play it? If not what kind of game is ODST, a real game or like a 250 Gamerscore game? ODST has multiplayer to just like Halo 3 so theirs no reason to keep halo 3 anymore. What they should just do is make ODST a downloadable campaign for Halo 3 that could be chooseable through the campaign menu. Makes no sense why its a stand alone game only.
Seriously dude, go to bungie.net and read all the things they have said about this game. All of your "what I don't know's" are answered quite clearly.
ill go check it out
yea it the i agree with the length comment, since its only expected to be a short add on, its more like stand alone DLC really. i'm curious how they'll price it
Everyone in the WORLD cares about HALO 3 everyone with a console will purchase Halo 3: ODST......That's why droids are afraid when ever they here a word halo it leaves them shivering in their pants because they know its a game which shifts consoles in the MILLIONS.
No need for that kind of nonsense boy. Just enjoy the game an keep quite. It does look promising indeed. Hope the 360 owners have fun with this one.
"everyone with a console will purchase Halo 3: ODST" You big failed..I wont ,and why? Becosue i dont have xbox360. Will i buy Xbox for it? No? Why? Becouse i dont care. After Kz2 i dont think Halo will be that big what was it before.. New gen is coming.
Halo 3:ODST is not a game but an expansion pack LOL.
As long as it aint Halo wars *cringe* ill buy it.
whats wrong with halo wars?
i agree with badfinger halo wars is meh
It's 360 exclusive. That's why they don't like it. They don't like Halo Wars and say that console RTS games are stupid. At the same time they shower praise over the PS3 RTS game called Under Siege, which is just a PSN title and that they haven't even seen in motion. http://www.n4g.com/industry... Makes sense, doesn't it?
collective amnesia and unadulterated hypocrisy follow these lot like a bad smell. bubbles up mate and sit down droid also!
I care too, the story for this game sounds epic.
Again im not trying to be a fanboy, but Killzone 2 will just set the bar so high in terms of FPS that unless Halo 3 uses a completly different graphics engine that can blow away killzone 2 then noone will care about Halo as much anymore.. Same goes for Call of duty or any FPS for that matter. The reason i say this is because, people are already complaining that Killzone 2 while its amazing and fun as hell to play that its just another FPS.. think about it, Killzone 2 looks and plays amazing, where does the FPS war genre go from here?! If fans get another Call of duty with just a new coat of paint on it like they did with World at war then i really think gamers will get tired of the FPS.. IF they are already complaining that Killzone 2 is just another FPS as great as killzone 2 might be.. Just imagine if a new halo and call of duty came out and it looks just like the previous installments
....can there be one thread without that game mentioned. 'IF they are already complaining that Killzone 2 is just another FPS as great as killzone 2 might be.. Just imagine if a new halo and call of duty came out and it looks just like the previous installments'. I can see your point but I don't think any Call of Duty game or Halo game will reach Killzone 2 level this generation. They have made a very big graphical leap, and now every single FPS is going to be compared to Killzone and will always come second best to it (In my opinion). What needs to be remembered though is that graphics are not the only thing that is needed to make a game great. Gameplay and storyline are two key factors, more important in my opinion than graphics. I just hope people realise this when the future brings fantastic fps titles that are not up to the same standard of Killzone 2 graphically.
Who is talking about Killzone 2 or Call of Duty? Its just asking if anyone will care about Halo ODST since Master Chief wont be the main character. I knew that game would pop up here even though it has no reason to. Anyway I care and cant wait for ODST and i take it that the 890,958 Unique Players in the Last 24 Hours on Halo 3 will too.
yea, and that 800k+ "unique players" is just that, there are way more if you include their guests ;)
the ability to run, and fine aim.
no. Halo is not that type of game. It's not going for the realistic feel. It is going for the fast pace feel that I feel is uniquely different than other fast pace FPS's.
O.D.S.T graphics won't be as good as Killzone2's but with an open world, night time sneaking around avoiding patrols gameplay it might be more fun to play. Good on bungie for doing something different with the series. The co op on this will no doubt be great and i wouldn't be surprised if poorer graphics aside this turns out to be a stunning game. Killzone2 seems to be more in the COD mould of one way linear gameplay which is great but O.D.S.T could offer a lot more in replay value. I wouldn't be surprised if gameplay wise it raises the bar yet again for console f.p.s's.
halo 3=reliable, trusty sword killzone 2=desert eagle
O.D.S.T. = open world. Killzone2 =Linear.
ODST = expansion kz2 = an actual game
LOL Queers Of War OWNED you The Judderman!!
LMAO queers of war just KILLZOWNED you
I wouldn't say it lost its crown in the first place. Halo is still played and sells more than COD. Killzone although a fps is a very different game to Halo. Killzone is a game that is a bout emersion, great graphics and set peices. Halo is all about finding different ways to complete levels and teaming up with friends to try out different things. Considering Halo3 is still selling i would say a whole lot of people care about Halo still. O.D.S.t will sell millions thats pretty much guaranteed. And it seems as though the power rangers colours are left on the back burner this time round with the gameplay set at night so who knows you might like this one.
O.D.S.T. = open world + Unique. kz2 = Desperate Copy of COD4 + COD:World at War + Team Fortress + generic shooter which = Pathetic.
yet all those games you listed are all better than gaylo
HAHA YOU GOT KILLZOWNED!
Judderman, your full of crap. COD5 is the most played game on both systems. Halo is fighting for second against COD4. Its funny cause people are hardly playing Gears 2 anymore,for a game that scored as high as it did in reviews, I find it really ironic that its not getting played as much as COD5, considering reviewers graded the game so low. Just shows that editors on these sites are just biased idiots that think their opinions actually matter. This isn't about gears or killzone, I just figured I could shut you up with this comment. If you do say something though, say something that is actually correct. As for this article. The guy quoted "Right now, while everybody is focused on Gears of War 2 and Left 4 Dead". That right there just proves the bias in the gaming media. Nobody is playing those games anymore. Everyone is playing Skate 2, both cod's, Halo 3, and racers. Just so you guys know, I do look forward to this expansion. I too like the direction its going. It really does matter. I wish Infinity Ward did expansions on games like bungie did. One last thing. Its funny how everyone talks about the sales for Halo 3. It sold well, yes. But it was really the only game out at the time that was worth playing. Every other game out at the time wasn't that good. Things didn't start picking up till COD4 came out. Even then there was nothing but rubbish being released. Hopefully, more publishers will stop releasing crap and we will begin to see games that surpass Halo 3 and even Killzone 2.
Why? I don't have faith in RTS games on consoles because they don't fit well but after all Ensemble is a good developer and the Halo series is popular so it can certainly overcome the flaws. And please, stop the flaming.
Yet Ps3 fans are obsessed about Halo. They can't stop talking about it. What people just don't seem to get is Halo is about trying new things. Co oping with friends. Having two on vechiles whilst another goes in on foot. Multiple ways of achiving objectives. This is why its played over and over. Everytime is differnent. With COD and i dare say Killzone once you have played the campaign theres no point in playing it through again as its always the same. This is why regardless of graphics it is so highly regarded. Gameplay is everything and Halo has it in spades.
BTW,, There is 245,797 people playing Halo 3 right now, compared to 255,424 on COD5 . Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself. COD5 > Halo3 in population online. Edit @ Spike47 Dude you haven't seen StormRise in Action , have you?
Yea and COD5 wont be near as big as COD Modern Warfare 2, that will prob be too big a hurdle for ODST, plus ODST is a short expansion, 5 hrs prob at most. hard to get pumped up for ODST
cod5 is crap! totally rubbish, and an insult to the series! i traded it after a week, and went back to cod4. why is cod5 the most played on live? because it's the newest. simple as. as i said earlier, cod games are more pick-up-and-play than halo, and will always appeal to the less hardcore, or less skillful gamers around. anyway shredder, check out major nelsons web-site. the two games that according to you dont get played anymore being gears2 and l4d were 4th and 5th last week....which probably equates to alot of people! cod5 has sold lots because of the popularity of cod4, although imo it's not even half the game, and treyarch did an even worse job of it than did with cod3. pootie tang: i think that modern warfare 2 will be the best shooter this year...cant wait for that one.
Two sh1ts about it and plus that's where it got most of its sales and I doubt 9 million from around the world are playing this game considering how many out of those 9 million from the world that are still playing as PP wants to believe mostly all the players are from America that is playing the same game face it there are more people from America that are playing this game, anyone else in the world have stopped playing this game and you think the whole world cares for this game hate to tell you this PP but my people the Asians from Asia don't give a crap about this game and you're delusional comments yeah right to bad my Asian people wont agree with you since there are not as much people as you delusionalbox 360 fans think that are playing that game in Asia like China Japan or for any of them for that matter! and Call of Duty 5 is being played the most or Call of Duty 4.
Well i was half right then. Sales wise i was right. Live figures its second instead of first with only ten thousand in it. And its been out over a year compared to COD5, why that upsets you so i don't know. So i stand correct in thats its still incredibly popular. Personnaly i still think the first Halo is the best of the three but have high hope for O.D.S.T. And Da.Shredder... why the hostility? It's just a comment. Maybe you should have a cup of tea and a lie down. Also Left for dead is quite popular on live at the moment. Saying it was the only decent game avalible at the time... wtf. It was released not long before Bioshock and Mass Effect. Two of the best games of the year.
First you need to use full stops. Two it is one of the most played games online. Thats a fact. And when you boot up Halo to play online it shows a map of the world showing dots for the people who are playing and it lights up all over. Including Asia. Thats also a fact. I guess that makes you delusional.
Mass Effect was a great game. Bioshock was garbage though. Also, I didnt get upset, I just cant stand people who give video games credit where its not due. Halo 3 is a good game,, but its nowhere as good a cod4 or 5 for that matter. It could be though, if they just tweaked the guns a bit. Make them stronger. I hate putting a whole clip into someone to kill them.
Its a matter of taste, while i enjoyed playing cod4/5, it held my attention less then halo 3 and bioshock did. In the end only the opinion of the masses matter, and the only way to track that, is sales.
well shredder, you see this is the whole problem, people give games credit based on what they think of the game... or how they enjoyed the game... and that is always a result of personal feeling. you think bio shock was not all that, but just because you think that it does not mean your opininion is the only one that counts. you mention mass effect, well my personal feeling is that both those games are over rated and got more credit then they were due... but just because i think that, does not mean that all the other people who love the games are wrong. I can quite happyley except that others will disagree and give the games credit. bioshock was a great game and used the unreal engine very well. i did feel let down by it cos i thought it would be more rpg'ish based off what some of the early interviews had said.... anyone who got the special edition and watched it will know what i am talking about... Mass effect, i can't even begin to explain what i didn't like about it. it was a good game, but i felt even more let down by it for loads of reasons.
WOW dude, WTF man?Bioshock was awesome.What don't you like about the game?To me it was near perfect and Ive never heard someone say they don't like that game.That game has epic written all over it.Can't wait for part 2.
What didnt I like about the game? It was boring, the story was gay, the aiming reticle sucked, the weapons sucked, the graphics were okay, but nothing to really brag about. I dont know what else to say besides I thought the game sucked.
I highly disagree with everything you said about Bioshock but your entitled to your opinion and that's that.I just find your response strange.You say the graphics were "okay" yet they were on par to gears and gears 2, one of the 360's best looking games of 07 and 08.I also thought that the story was one of the best this generation but to each his own.
I am curious what this game will do in terms of sales, halo 3 sold loads, but the user base was a lot smaller when halo 3 was released. I wonder if this game will smash the halo 3 records :)
Nope, nobody cares oh please microsoft have a heart! the cow is dead, stop milking it.
if nobody cares, then it won't sell any, huh? Let's wait and see. If it does sell, you can come back on here and tell everyone how silly your comment was, ok?
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