From Bungie.net: "Multiplayer, single player, you name it, folks are playing it. The lab formerly known as the multiplayer lab is now also the single player lab, where folks may go in at just about any time and start playing through a selection of single player Campaign missions.
At this point, they're testing out the new AI and encounters as much as anything else. The graphics range from completely untextured placeholder surfaces, too brilliantly lit and detailed objects. But again, this is a gameplay test, not a graphics one. Lots of folks focus on what technology can do for the appearance of a game - but the 360's prodigious horsepower can also be applied to AI - the behaviors, movements and reactions of computer-controlled characters. That counts for your human allies, but it's more noticeable at this early stage in the behavior of your opponents.
Today, I swear I saw some Grunts do a classic pincer-movement to trap me in a narrow canyon. I was battling um, something bigger than a Grunt, and suddenly, I'm being peppered by a second group of jerks, mostly Grunts, who'd been sent in around my flanks to take me out. Grunts are still grunts though, and once I showed some serious opposition, a couple of them panicked and fled, but they nearly had me and it was quite a shock.
When the single player guys file out (or as is often the case, stay put) then the multiplayer sessions begin in earnest. We were trying out a new multiplayer game type - and it is super fun, yet utterly terrifying at the same time. I have never, ever heard so much frightened screaming during a play test of anything. And plenty of laughing too."
i thought halo2 wasn,t up to much,i thought it was short and not as good as halo1.
Halo is the best series since Mario Bothers. I really hope the capture the environments and story line as well as they did with halo 2. The inovations that was made from H1 to H2 was awesome people who did not like Halo 2 were the people that suck a halo period.
I just think it's neat that I'm not sick of the Halo universe yet. I mean, by the third Matrix, I just didn't care.
I think Halo3 has no choice but to kick all sorts of ass.
I will probably buy and play my first Halo game this time around...
Lame update, what do you expect him to say?.. "So we had the whole office playing the new Halo 3, and then we realized that it was utterly boring and a derivative game of every good PC FPS ever made..." Of course not, he's going to say it was a blast and not really say any kind of meaningful update because they don't want to spill the beans this far in advance. The things that I like about the Halo franchise is that for a console game, the controls are perfect. They are very tight and responsive. I also loved the plasma grenades and the assault rifle in the first game. It's also pretty immersive. But I just got bored with both of the games around 4-5 hours into them. It didn't hold my attention and I got tired of seeing the same types of enemies, using the same weapons, etc. Maybe I just get bored of FPS's, but it didn't blow me away the way that Halo fans kept telling me it would, and I was definitely missing my Half Life 2. :)