TMC: Some interesting information about Halo: Reach straight from X10 thanks to Joystiq. They were impressed with the game and say it looks amazing in motion.
Nice to hear that. From the images and the description I've seen and read the game seems to be heading in the right direction.
The best improvement I see from the screenshots (next to AA and graphics in general): The HUD is less intrusive. You can barely see the crosshair. AWESOME!
But with Killzone 3, COD7, Resistance 3 and Metro... there is definitely gonna be some serious 2010 FPS competition for GOTY!
Neat. I can't wait to see it in motion. From the screenshots it looks like a highly detailed and realistic painting brought to life. http://www.bungie.net/News/...
Cod is Halo's only true equal
I really think Halo looks just like Halo. It looks good enough, but based on those screens: I'm not seeing this game win any "Best Graphics" awards in lew of other games anytime soon. I just hope the aliasing issue has been resolved as that was a nasty point of Halo 3.
@Odion You can't seriously believe that can you? Maybe they're the best for casuals but there are many other great FPS out there. Resistance, KZ2,and MAG are all great examples. Aren't mods supposed to be unbiased?
@ Saaking lol, that was a joke right. MAG, K2, please those games are not in the same league of Halo AND COD. MAG and [email protected] are great games but nowhere near the same league.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that they're taking full advantage of the hardware. If they've upped the graphics while still keeping everything smooth online, it'll be amazing.
Halo has no equal when it comes to gameplay... except for maybe Section 8..... which is unheard of nowadays. Halo has shields therefore it cant be compared with instant kill CoD. Didnt know they were making a Killzone 3, atleast never heard of it... and 2 Killzones in 2 years?? talk about milking... yeah thats right even your precious Killzone is being introduced to the farmers milk bucket. thats the problem with making great games... in the end its gunna be sucked dry by the console it runs on, 360 included. Metro looks over-rated and is being hyped too much for something we no nothing about. Resistance 3.... cant really comment, didnt like the first so didnt play the second. And CoD... as long as it has Zombies i will buy it. Treyarch IMO make the better CoD games. CoD3 and 5 are probably my favourite CoD games. Bad Company 2 is gunna just be awesome. other 2010 games to come: GOW3 GeOW3 Fable3 Gran Turismo Medal of Honor JustCause2 Alan Wake Heavy Rain SC: Conviction GR: Future Soldier I think gamers win 2010. feel free to add some i missed.
Yeah, Odion. Saaking can be biased enough for the both of you.
Okay, so we can't troll but MODS can? I fix'd the title.
Screen shots look really good. And this shouldn't be comparing itself to HALO 3. Halo 3 was ugly as crap and not a visual profound game. I am glad Bungie is sending Halo off right this time.
I guess sarcasm got lost
"Metro looks over-rated and is being hyped too much for something we no nothing about." How does it look overrated? Sure we know nothing about it's gameplay but to call those visuals overrated are far from the truth. The game just appeared out of no where and people are simply happy.
Yeah Metro 2033 came out of nowhere and it looks really good. The graphics are exceptional. Halo Reach also sounds like it is going to be simply amazing. The graphics are outstanding and it sounds like Joystiq were thoroughly impressed with it.
prefer solid game play. Please don't let game play suffer due to graphics. However, with the beta this May, I doubt that will be an issue.
wanna c da vidoc!!!
Me and Blaze told you guys games like Coviction and Metro 2033 were possible on the 360 if some smart programmers worked on the platform. Look what happened! They're coming out. The 360 and PS3 give back what you put into them. These devs are putting a lot into the 360 and they're getting a lot back. Now if only my 360 had an HDMI port :)
All of that sounds incredible. Halo Reach is one of my top 3 games this year and it looks like it is going to be one incredible gaming experience. It already is looking amazing.
We shall see ODST was supposed to be massively better than Halo 3 and it certainly was not will Reach be better than Halo 3? Time will tell... Will probably be better than ODST though as that game didn't exactly set the bar high.. Sounds good though should be the new king of FPS games on 360 anyways. It will also sell bucketloads because of the Halo name and its on the number 1 shooter console. @JonnyBadfinger - talking about milking with Killzone having 2 games out in 2 years?? Halo 3 2007, Halo Wars 2008, ODST came out in 2009 Reach out in 2010?? That's a 1 YEAR gap between each so use your head before you write. God you 360 fanboys make this crap easy. Killzone 3 wouldn't even be out this year if it was being made anyways..
The game does look rather nice. Hopefully the guns don't feel and shoot like gigantic Tonka toys like in the previous Halo games.
If you take the time to read the Bungie.net weekly updates, Bungie has stated that the current hud is yellow and difficult to see, but it will not be that way when the game releases. Just figured you should check up on Bungie.net every once in awhile since you seem to wanna take the time to make comments on N4G based on inaccuracy.
"Knock it out the part Bungie!" lol man:) The expression is "Knock it out of the park", as in a "home run" ;)
From the ViDoc, Reach looks amazing. The lighting and particle effects are whaat Halo 3 and ODST should have been. I'm glad to see that there is a dev team out there like Bungie that is pushing the 360 hardware to it's limits. I just wonder how many discs this game will be on?
Hahaha Thanks for that!
I love the new lighting effects seen in the video. It looks so freaking awesome.
But this http://www.bungie.net/image... still doesn't hold a candle to that Metro game that's coming out for 360 soon.
The game def. perked my interest and I'm not a Halo fan in anyway. It's about time Halo took some steps forward to go more next gen. I hope the beta isn't more of the same multiplayer, because I will pick up ODST to try it if people spread good word about it.
four million polygons + Halo 3 overall polygons count = haters owned!!
LOLZ at ^^^^ Jack who???
God of War III + PS3 = Xbox 360 & Bots Owned Entirely!
God of War 3 is graphically overrated. Look at those flat textures: http://ps3.ign.com/dor/obje... http://ps3.ign.com/dor/obje... Good thing the art is good.
here are sum game ill be too busy playing too care about GOW3 in the time frame it comes out METRO 2033: The Last Refuge Supreme Commander 2 Final Fantasy XIII
You're right! 4 million plus Halo 3's 50 thousand You get a prize....... Another Halo!! Never seen that before
But at least they're improving a little bit. Maybe by the end of the year they'll have a game that competes with UC1.
Change your name to hardcore fanboy. Pity you can't appreciate gaming as a whole and limit yourself to just one brand. There is a big wide world of games out there other than MS brand. Not saying they (MS) are bad, just open your mind to the rest of the world dude.
Those are all multi-platform, you'll only be busy playing what others without an Xbox 360 will be playing. You can't say that about God of War III. Have as much of a great, unique 360 experience as you can get...however rarely that may be.
Remember how Geoff Keighley said the Halo: Reach trailer was going to blow us away and how the graphics were completely redone and when everyone saw the game it looked like Halo 3.5? Yea, not buying it this time either.
We don't have to take Bungie's word for it, we can see it with our own eyes. We have the trailer and screenshots and all of it looks brilliant. Halo Reach is going to be so amazing looking. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Its da power of teh Cell!
damm i got chills when i read this, sounds pretty amazing
Thats pretty amazing
they are really serious 4 million polygons is insane.
Heh, I never thought polygon counts made a huge difference to the overall look of the game, except in cutscenes.
4 million polygons HOLY SH*T
You have no f*cking idea what that means do you? I bet most the fanboys on here don't who are wetting themselves at that thinking it's so impressive. Each great looking game has millions of polygons at once on screen 4 million more although is impressive depends on how many you had in previous games isn't saying much really. Looking at how low you had to have the resolution on Halo 3 it's not surprising they had to add a crap load more polygons so you could actually play at higher resolutions without everything looking crap.
Thats some sweet stuff!
Sweeeeet this game will take over the holidays
Umm...what game do you think is going to be more successful? Halo Reach is going to be epic. There is no other game that will make the impact Halo Reach will this year.
Bungie it seems that you will leave us with a last Epic run thru the Haloverse..before handing the reigns to another dev. This game is gonna be GREAT!!!
Halo has always looked great in motion to be honest.
yeah in all its sub HD glory.. Hopefully this will finally be the first true HD Halo eh? MS used to always bang on about there HD console at the launch of 360 until Halo came out.
I just noticed that there is alot of Pro-360 news floating around here , i think Microsoft is gaining momentum
Well its really hard to improve on the graphics of halo 3 they were so high tech ohh wait.
I need the game in my hand to be impressed so I will wait for the beta.
Someone should open up a droid therapy center and give counseling to all these ass hurt machines lmao. The final nail in the ps3's coffin is coming this fall
A delusional, butt-hurt Xbot therapy center would be a much more profitable venture. I'm sure of it. Do you know how I can become a partner in such a venture, Ryuk? Probably not, you probably don't even know what ATM means.
Halo will never kill Sony as much as uncharted will never kill Microsoft... You do realise that if Sony and MS did not have each other the quality of games you play now would be allot worse... Competition is a good thing... Fanboyism isn't... Give it up.
I most definitely may be wrong about this, but I read on Wikipedia that the Xbox 360's GPU can push 500 million polygons a second on-screen. Of course, this is all just theoretical performance, but if we assume that the realistic performance is half that, wouldn't 4 million polygons be a little unimpressive compared to 250 million polygons?
4 million MORE than Halo 3. Not just 4 million.
You're getting the math done wrong. It's per frame, not per second. Having 4 million in one frame at 60 fps means 4 times 60 = 240 million per second. Xenos can do 500 million but that's if it has its 48-way unified shader core working primarily with vertexes. The Xenos GPU was built so that developers could efficiently make use of the full graphics pipeline for either purpose but optimally they'll be using it divided evenly or purposefully according to workload demands. It should be noted that Xenos' 10MB eDRAM daughter die houses 192 pixel processors for advanced frame buffer functions and antiliasing, so it can theoretically focus a greater portion of the unified shader core's power on vertex processing.
Nice post and interesting info, thanks. ^
POLYGON IS BACK
It never left mate.
BUT WHY HALO REACH LOOKS LIKE A WII GAME?
It's because they are trying to compete with Super Mario Sunshine for the Gamecube. If it looks like a Wii game, then they can't lose.
I think this might be the first halo game i am going to look foward to since the first halo ( best one imo ).
I think this is the first Halo game I'm going to play online, or the first game I'm ever going to play online for that matter. I'm a big fan of the old school when internet wasnt everything so you always got a superb single-player experience, now days it all seems too much focused on the online.
So wait a minute, I create a fvcking blog to post some news, and it doesn't get approved but this sh!t does? Way to fail, MODS.