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Cajun Chicken3894d ago

That ain't no regular race of Covenant...

KionicWarlord2223894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

I thought they were mutated crows for a second...rofl .

Bungie3894d ago

now that's what i call


looks awesome

SnuggleBandit3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

what kind of direct feed screenshot is 800 by 451?

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blue7xx73894d ago

That's what I was thinking they are probably a new type of enemy anyways they look awesome. The pics look great.

RealityGamer3894d ago

and I'm willing to bet the gameplay is top notch like aways. Definitely a GOTY frontrunner.

young juice3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

for some reason borderlands comes to mind.

EDIT: i agree with deadreckoning666

they dont call it graphicsplay, they call it gameplay because gameplay and story are what matter most in EVERY game. graphics are just a bonus( a VERY VERY satisfying bonus).

Christopher3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

Character models and vehicles look nice and sharp with some good detail, but the rest looks pretty much like the usual Halo game. Environments are pretty meh especially. Got a feeling that there's a grain filter on those screenshots, though.

@Those complaining about people talking about graphics: It's screenshots, so that's kind of what people talk about. I hope most people won't just make that the whole game, since we're sure it will come with most if not all of the features of the previous games plus some added features.

Bathyj3894d ago

The graphics are much better than Halo 3. Glad they finally put some effort in.

More interested in seeing how the weakest element of Halo pans out thou, the level design. I'm not talking about great levels like Halo and Silent Cartographer, more like Belly of the Beast, The Libary and all those other cookie cutter, copy and paste levels.

This could be the best Halo since part 1. (Hoping.)

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deadreckoning6663894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )


"Come on, you in your right mind think those shots look better than Bioshock or Mass Effect? Games that game out years ago and are now multiplat?"

Ummm..since when was Halo about graphics? The game so far looks perfectly FINE for a Halo game. I'm a gamer, so I'm more concerned about the gameplay. Who the hell said that Halo needs to look like UC2 or KZ2 to be an awesome game? BTW, Crysis on PC destroys every console game on the market graphically, so I don't understand why there so important to you in the first place.

Graphics. Graphics. Graphics. Why is that so big for you people? Killzone 2 by far is my favorite PS3 game this gen, but its not the graphics that keep me addicted, its the intense GAMEPLAY that requires strategy as well as alertness. Its people like you that sometimes makes me ashamed of being a PS3 owner.

@Bungie- EXACTLY. What people fail to realize is that the reason Halo is so good is because on features it destroys every fps out there. Killzone 2 has NO theater mode, no map editor, no co-op, no online co-op, no vehicles, and no save and replay feature.

@Chubear- I play KZ2 all the time, but when I go to my friends house and play Halo: ODST, the game is a BLAST. Are the graphics better than KZ2? Hell no, but the game looks great. I-DON'T-EXPECT-HALO-TO-BLOW-ME -AWAY-GRAPHICALLY. I just don't because the game play is so fun, so brutal, and so fast paced, and so perfectly tuned that it doesn't bother me.

I have different expectations for graphics on the 360 and on the PS3. The PS3 has much more powerful hardware than the 360, so for Halo to have KZ2's graphics and maintain 4 player online co-op and online matches with all those vehicles is IMPOSSIBLE. Its like your setting the game up to fail.

BTW, Infamous' graphics weren't spectacular by any means. Why don't you say anything about that? Cause the gameplay was good and the game was fun. BIASED. BIASED. BIASED.

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Bungie3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

ya know the game got large scale battles with more than 40 AI at once

and it got Theater/Forge/File sharing/4 player co op etc

i don't see any other game have these feature for any shooter out there

EDIT: yeah deadreckoning666

forgot about Halo having a perfect gameplay

Darkeyes3894d ago

How are these graphics exactly near KZ2 or UC2??? Ya it's a good leap from 3, but still I LOL at people hyping this and then downplaying GOW3 for not being 1080P... Lol... Even though these Shots aren't in native HD scale, don't expect it to even look anywhere near UC2 or GOW3 or KZ2... Sorry but thats the truth.

cabalero3894d ago

c'mon lets be honest... the graphics aren't good as we thought... i am a x360 owner and i don't think the graphics aren't even near of a PS3 exclusive. Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, God of War 3, etc...

those screens fail to convince me...i am trying to be honest, some people could try it to...

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talltony3894d ago

Good charachter models bad everything else. Confirmed game will be good but not look that good.

Arnon3894d ago

Here's a better question.

Why do you care?

GiantEnemyCrab3894d ago

I am with you that game play is most important and Bungie do some of the best(hit and miss with their level design). But I am expecting the game to have amazing visuals as well. The original Halo, for a console game, had graphics that were impressive. This is MS's flagship title and it's made enough money to hire the best of the best when it comes to all things that make the visuals of a game shine.

I am still going to wait for official screens to be released from Bungie. They are aces when it comes to their commmunity and you bet if there were big Reach news/screens they would be letting everyone know. Who really knows what we are looking at here.

With just these screens, it is not painting Reach in the best of lights visually.

MegaPowa3894d ago

LOL mag LOL cod LOL kz2? I really don't want halo to be like any of that sorry.

Saaking3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

It's looking pretty nice. Definitely a vast improvement over Halo 3 and ODST. It's not uncharted or KZ2, but it still looks great. I love the fact they left out all the colorful rainbow style armor.

lowcarb3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

"Look, I'm trying to have real talk here"

Why don't we wait for some gameplay before we start screaming how the game doesn't look great graphically. Personally I love the new look and can only imagine how the final product will turn out.

edit talltony: The environments look great and very imaginative. Heck Halo 3 looks good for a 3 year old game and this looks miles better. Not sure why all the hate but this is shaping up very nice. From the sky to the stances of your fellow Spartans I'm impressed. WOW

SixZeroFour3894d ago

those "new" covenant enemies are called skirmishers, which are kinda like the ancestors of the and flank in packs

this screens are just high quality screens of the game informer screens if im not mistaken...still good to see in HQ cause the leaks were pretty bad quality

Bungie3894d ago

looks great for a pre beta footage

final game will look even better

still ...haters gonna hate

40cal3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

"it sure does seem like MS is skimping on putting some of that really good money they made from fans to represent an unpresidented Halo title."

You know that's a good point, considering the huge sales Halo is know for these games should reflect huge development budgets.

@ Bungie ^^^
The game dose look good at this point in development and yes haters will hate.

Chubear3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

I care cause I love gaming.

Sure I dig at 360fans but on this one I'm trying to be serious. It's just mindblowing how average upgrades from the likes of halo is accepted but as soon as a game comes out from Sony that takes steps to push gaming forward it's meet with vile hatred and a desperate need to kill it before it gets sequels which expand on new gaming stuff.

I just don't understand why anyone who says they love gaming and the gaming industry will blindly lets companies like Activision and MS keep pumping out seeming reharses with not much improvement and they are hailed but you see David Cage, Zipper, GG etc trying to expand gamin experiences and it's "Oh QTE meh" "128v128, is that all? meh" "Insane graphics never seen on consoles before? meh, iz about teh gameplay play"

Just ask yourself honestly, what in-house exclusive can the 360 fanbase, in the 5years the 360 has been out, saying was truly a never seen, never done before type gaming experience? Something that made the general PS3 fanbase drop their jaws in utter disbelief and not just go "uhm, that looks really good"; what?

I care cause I love gaming and if developers start feeling all they have to do is give fancy names and PR hype to games without much passion then gaming would suck for me.

Come on 360fans, be real with yourselves, don't you feel, with halo selling over 13million this gen alone, you all deserve better? with all that profit & revenue MS has gotten from you? Come on, be real.

Damn, you guys just want to hear what you want to hear. I didn't say be like KZ2 or MAG or CoD but rather do like these games have tried to do and EVOLVE halo's gameplay already. It's the same thing from last gen over and over again.

Gosh, this just seem like a lost cause and a waste of breathe. Great, enjoy your game and have fun, I have talked enough on this matter.

lowcarb3894d ago

I don't like the way PS3 games look so why should i want my 360 games to look like them?

MGSR THE HD VERSION3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

hmph, lolz, at the ps3 gamers trying so hard.

theses are same shots from the game informer magazine.

and in that fvcking magazine it says.

"halo reach can present up to 20 to 40 dynamic lights"


"We had somewhere around 20 AI at a time in halo 3. NOW our encounters with up to 40 AI, and 20 Vehicles"

20 of these

and 40 AI with lighting like that.

when you look at the big scope of you see the big picture.

it's obvious ps3 gamers are all the more welcome to have a beef with one the world's top selling franchises. though it's this kind of weak come back that makes me fall over laughing at how utterly desperate these gamers have become.

mikeslemonade3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

It certainly looks better than Halo 3 but the game still looks average. When Halo 3 came out it was an average looking game and when Halo Reach come out it will look average. Halo Reach looks a bit better than Resistance 2. Modern Warfare 2 graphics easily surpass Halo Reach so far. The 360 is maxed out and this only prooves my point.

Skip_Bayless3894d ago


The thing is we expect those things. It's been 2 years. They don't do anything that makes a huge leap. Wow so they doubled this and that... PS3 games from Resistance it was 40 player then 60 player and then MAG is 256 player. And that's the amount of players not just lighting/enemies.

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otherZinc3894d ago

I agree with a lot of what you say. However, it is an illusion that the PS3 is more powerful than the 360, the only thing it has is storage, nothing else. I'll explain.........

It takes a lot of power to run a co-op campaign with vehicles & aircraft, also, 4 player co-op & the game is still wide open as you can go many places without the restriction of linearity.

Where are the PS3 co-op games that look like Killzone 2 & the cartoony Uncharted 2? Borderlands is cell shaded, Flashpoint looks like ****, MW2 is a side mission, what?

Until the PS3 can show a game with as many extras as Halo 3 & Gears of War 2, SONY can shut their mouths on this "quality" ****. See, when your game isn't Linear (Uncharted 2 linear as hell) a dev cant allocate all resources to graphics.

My prediction is SONY will never make a good game with campaign co-op, they cant do it because their memory is split 256 & 256, when the 360's memory is unified.

Time will tell if I'm right, right now there are no co-op games for the PS3 in campaign that looks good at all.

TotalPS3Fanboy3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

Unless I remembered wrong, Halo 3's environments look better than this. Or maybe I've just been spoiled by the graphics of the PS3.

Looking at these screenshots remind me of the graphics of MAG.

aaron58293894d ago

but Bungie (n4g user) claimed before that "Halo Reach will look like kz2 and u2" and all that bullcrap of his...

GUNS N SWORDS3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

hmmmmm i still like reach's detail though.

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SilentNegotiator3894d ago

"what kind of direct feed screenshot is 800 by 451?"
Good question.

Let's see some 720p screens already...

Sub4Dis3894d ago

as much as i love Halo (it's my favorite console series), i don't see a big improvement over halo 3. I see the same level of detail in the environments, reworked guns, and maybe some new character models and textures. otherwise, it looks like the same engine. not to say that's a bad thing. Halo 3 is easily the most finely tuned, balanced, and fun shooter on console, and i don't need the very TOP of the line graphics to love the games. just wish Bungie wouldn't market the game for what it's not (a graphics powerhouse), and would continue to focus on what it is (a great game).

NewZealander3894d ago

well im not as impressed as i feel i should be, the levels look really bland, i hope im blown away by the final product, but these screen shots just dont do it for me.

bpac1234567893894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

I mean that jokingly and seriously at the same time (if that makes sense). I don't want to rain on the halo parade, but everybody already knows halo will have great gameplay, they all do. We also know halo is loaded with plenty of features. That's all well and good, but this is Bungie's FINAL HALO!! It's been hyped for its graphics because Bungie said they would be building a new engine from the ground up. The graphics are suppose to blow you away or at least look above average. If it wasn't for the character models I would say this is one of the ugliest games I've seen in a while. It seems that the only thing the new engine achieved was more enemies/ vehicles on screen. I admit I'm no halo fan but I am a video game fan and for this to be the best Bungie can achieve visually is kind of disheartening.

Mabye I'm jumping to conclusions. This could be screenshots from a very very early build. But as it stands EVERYBODY needs to stop hyping halo visuals and focus on the gameplay and story.

Edit: The reason I wrote this post is because the comments on this page where starting to bother me. It seems like everyone on here is trying to hide what they really think. I don't mind the comments that say it looks good for a halo game. But when people start saying the graphics are "great" or "amazing" that's when someones gotta step in and put some truth into the comment section.

ape0073894d ago

killer, wow can't wait screens look absolutely stunning

SixZeroFour3894d ago

actually thinking about it, i want to see screens of levels near the end of the game, cause its supposed to show reach in ruins...these are apparently screens of early in the game when everything is still in tact

bpac1234567893894d ago

for the people saying that halo looks like this because of the 4 player split screen, co-op, slightly more open enviroments, ext. Warhawk has all of this. If i remember correclty i was able to play 4 player split screen locally or online, the environments where much larger than halo's, there where more people on screen, and more vehicles. Oh and it looked just as good and in some ways better than halo reach. So it's obvious that the ps3 is capable of anything bungie is doing in halo(remember warhawk is also a 3 year old game). So please don't use the "feature" card as an exuse for halo's underperforming graphics.

JonnyBadfinger3894d ago


looks like its coming along nicely, though the textures on the ground dont look like they are where they should be. Character models look great, AWESOME looking Jackals.

Im just glad i have more HaloZ to play, i dont care if the franchise is milked from here on in... if Microsoft tell me to bend over and take the 'next' halo game, i would gladly unclench.
Because its actually the first console game that made me truly love FPSs. Well actually Golden Eye on the Nintendo 64 did, but playing the first Halo gives me the same feeling today as it did when i first played it.

Heres hopeing to further polishing, and a AWESOME on par with Halo Combat Evolved game.

Sarcasm3894d ago

Some of you folks are in denial to believe a system that has been out for 4 going on 5 years with "easy development" is going to show a vast improvement.

That said, it looks better than Halo 3, but really isn't anything to write home about.

wicko3894d ago

Yeah, character models look great and so do some of the props, but the environment needs a lot of work. I mean there was almost no vegetation, hardly saw any patches of grass, yet there was a bunch of areas where the ground was green.. c'mon Bungie, lets add a bit of life to these environments, yeah?

niceguywii603894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

These are just grabs from the first screens from Insider already released on the web. Looks like somebody posted these grainy washed out smashed pictures taken of pages from the Magazine on purpose. I have the Magazine the game looks stunning these pics look nothing like the game.

You can see how bad this guy messed up the pics with this PIC

Look at the sky^ He did something to the pics either trying to get hits or to make Halo look bad. Halo Reach doesn't even have a contrast ratio like the pics in this article.

"No source is given but the images seem to have stemmed from All images carry the EB Games logo in the bottom left but it seems that the EB Games websites doesn’t mention the images."

Nice try SDF. Some SDF guy grabbed them horribly and changed something or altered the pics.

ABizzel13894d ago


With the exception of 4 player co-op none of the things you listed have any effect on graphics. As of now the character models look very good, but everything else is only ok, but again Bungie has until July to finish this, and supposedly it's already up and running, so expect the game to look much better come launch.

duplissi3894d ago

hey deadreackoning i hate to burst your bubble, but graphics used to be one of the things that xbox faboys used to tout all the damn time back in the day with halo being the messenger.

tuglu_pati3894d ago

Something is wrong with this screenshots, i have the gameinformer and the game looks superb.


same screens from this article

The screens from this article look to bright and have a grainy look, the ones from the Magazine looks darker with much better lighting. It seems that someone played with the contrast before posting the screens.

SaberEdge3894d ago

These aren't the best quality screenshots, but it still looks outstanding.


You say it doesn't have enough vegetation? Well, it has a hell of a lot more vegetation that Killzone 2, so I don't know what your point is. About the most vegetation I have seen in Killzone 2 are some 6 inch plants on the ground.

I don't know what kind of filter they passed these screenshots through, but the shots in the magazine look much better than these.

krisq3894d ago

Looks like Quake Wars.

Zeal0t3894d ago

Just awesome! Day one!

ThatCanadianGuy3894d ago

Truly the worst looking game of 2010.

Microsoft Xbox 3603894d ago

LOL! This is the game you xbots thought was gonna be a graphical beast? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. The game looks like garbage at beast. The CG trailer at Spike's Game Awards had you nimrods excited over nothing.

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TotalPS3Fanboy3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

You have to say Halo Reach looks like Killzone 2, or your post will be deleted. There is no room for disagreement.


"Whatever. This article is filled with PS3 fanboys attacking this game and saying it doesn't measure up to their precious Killzone 2. Open your eyes. If your comment got deleted it was for something else."

All I said was that Bungie shouldn't tout the graphics. Instead, Bungie should tout the gameplay. I don't know why mods would delete something like that. Seems like I must only say good things about Halo Reach or risk being ban. Now, that kind of modding is just too extreme.

starchild3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

Whatever. This article is filled with PS3 fanboys attacking this game and saying it doesn't measure up to their precious Killzone 2. Open your eyes. If your comment got deleted it was for something else. I have also noticed a lot of 360 fans' comments have been deleted as well.

Now, to the guy posting screenshots of Resistance 2, what exactly are you trying to prove? That Resistance 2 looks piss poor and doesn't compare to many other shooters? Halo 3, COD4MW, MW2, and Bioshock all look better than Resistance 2. Halo Reach blows it away. I don't even know why you would post those screenshots. When I played Resistance 2 some of the textures almost looked like PS2 quality textures.

Elven63894d ago

TotalPS3Fanboy: Please point us to where Bungie has ever said Halo: Reach would look better than any other game asides from the previous Halo titles?

Megan Fox3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

Even though some one changed the contrast of the screenshots they still look fantastic.

NickIni3894d ago

I'm really looking forward to this, hopefully will re spark my interest in Halo, though I am kind of disappointed, as the graphics in the trailer looked amazing, and these screenshots don't, but I'm willing to put that down to bad screenshots until Bungie release some.

TotalPS3Fanboy3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

"TotalPS3Fanboy: Please point us to where Bungie has ever said Halo: Reach would look better than any other game asides from the previous Halo titles?"

You're right. However, Bungie still did hype the graphics of Halo Reach with all those talks of running in 720P, 40 dynamic lights this and that, a brand new engine, and a misleading CGI trailer. And now that we have seen the screenshots that looks nothing like the trailer, 360 gamers need to stop touting the graphics of Halo Reach and instead, focus on its gameplay.

JANF3894d ago

@ TotalPS3Fanboy

How can anyone take your opinion seriously having that name.

Rush-Sykes3894d ago

I personally think they look awesome, Although they do seem stretched and downgraded by the author. Or maybe the pics where edited in photoshop for the magazine hard to tell I will wait for offical 720p screens before I judge.

Pistolero3894d ago

It's funny...I think these screenshots look really awesome but of course you got the PS3 boys in here trying talk their usual crap...oh well, all I really care about is my own opinion and Reach looks amazing to me and I am sure that it will play amazing too.

JsonHenry3894d ago

Looks like a Halo game to me..

Rush-Sykes3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

Lets be honest here even if they dressed a guy up in a Master Chief costume and recorded him in HD running across a meadow with explosions going off, they PS3 crowd would still claim KZ2 looked 10x better not point in trying to reason with them there quite set in there ways.

I can see the comments now xD

1) O my gawds! thats grass is so unrealistic look at them dried out textures.

2) Master Chief looks ok but whats with that messed up shadowing and lighting...

3) Master Chief only has 5,000,000 polygons KZ2 characters had 8,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 polygons!

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ULTIMATE_REVENGE3894d ago (Edited 3894d ago )

This game looks great and it could be better than Uncharted 2.

See the 360 is very capable of achieving amazing graphics F all the haters and stop being fanboys.

(I am trying to act unbiased like u lot)

Bathyj3894d ago

Man, I just went crosseyed.

Saaking3894d ago

It looks great, but not even close to UC2 or Kz2.

Solidus187-SCMilk3894d ago


Wait till a good FPS like halo comes out, then you will see a game that people actually enjoy, unlike KZ2 which was just abunch of sony fanboys talking up a pretty, yet dull and unoriginal FPS.

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Uncharted 2 looks like a PS1 game compared to this.


Chubear3894d ago

... *falls off chair in roaring laughter* HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! You 360fans KILL me! XD