Another giant pile of bugs fixed in Halo: Reach. A ton more polish put into 3d, environmental art, animation, audio and design. Better looking content abounds, but the differences between Alpha and Beta are more than skin deep.
The best just gets better
That's Bungie for ya.
Definitely one of the top developers for 360, if not THE best.
My personal GotY candidates (exclusive or multiplat): Final Fantasy 13 (best rpg 360/PS3) Mass Effect 2 (best rpg 360) Just Cause 2 (best 3rdPS 360/PS3) <-----if not best sandbox game EVER Splinter Cell Conviction (best 3rdPS 360) Bad Company 2 (best FPS/multiplayer online 360/PS3) Modern Warfare 2 (best FPS/multiplayer online 360/PS3) Bayonetta (best hack 'n slash 360/PS3) God of War 3 (best hack 'n slash PS3) Halo Reach has already sold me but I'm not giving it GotY this early. But it's really asking for it!
DJ years later you're still the same fanboy nut! I've been bickering for you for probably 4 years now. Once again you prove that you haven't changed" I like the backhanded stab compliment "One of the best developers for 360!" only 360 huh?
Like I said, they're good developers, and I'm sure being independent has helped them out a lot in terms of creative freedom. What exactly are you getting at, though?
Since when has this become about kz2 vs halo reach. KZ2 is amazing and I'm sure halo reach will be too. Both games cater to different audiences and different tastes. You fangirls seriously need to stop this fighting. I'm glad Bungie is putting more polish to halo reach, who doesn't like a polished game?
are you guys going by the game's popularity, or the game itself because, I really don't see what you guys are seeing. GOTY! are you serious? for fps games.
I'm getting at the fact that you said "ON 360" Bungie is one of the best developers around. Their games are all Halo yes, but they are always polished, fun and don't have issues.
Cant wait to see it. I already thought it looked impressive.
Reach looks like a polish Halo 3 in terms of Graphics. Halo hasn't done anything to set the bars this generation. Nothing but multi player. Campaign lacks, Graphics looks outdated, should I go on? If your going to brag about something being the "best" explain better than a dumb comment like "OHHH YA BUNGIE IS GOD!"
I like how you ignore their MP accomplishments like it doesn't matter and go on to say that they haven't set any bars this gen. By your logic MAG doesn't do anything if you choose to ignore 256 players. A polished Halo 3? If you are going to try bashing the game at least put some effort into it. Reach doesn't have to look like the world's best game to accomplish something significant. They are using a new engine and there is no reason to doubt that the graphics are going to be substandard to current times. All I care about is that Reach doesn't slack in MP and that Bungie continues to offer the greatest features in any MP game to date this gen. As for SP, I don't have any high expectations for shooters and story. I don't really play FPS's for stories anyway. Lol at your comment below. You hate Halo that much? Go buy a PS3, that's what you have to say? Yeah, MS's magical powerful advertising abilities is what keeps Halo the most active online game to date. /sarcasm
@Alpha I thought they were using a heavily modified version of their old engine? on topic Can't wait to see this beast.
Well it is a heavily modified version of the Halo 2/3 engine but they took so much stuff out of that engine that it no longer resembles the old one in anyway, like how Unreal 3 is just a modified version on Unreal 2 and so on.
Reachs multiplayer sounds very promising hopefully its alot more memorable than kz2s
Bungie knows how to deliver and they are very respected by the community because they respect the community. Unlike IW. By the way, I could swear this is a duplicate article. @dude below Dude, really? Where is it? What's my ID? You may have just saved me $300.
i would wait though if that slim rumor was true and perhaps bundled or limited edition 360 could be worth the wait.
You are a good C*unt. Your ID? Same one as bungies and your previous iterations.
More polish subtitles?
we already have girlfriends so ummm, sorry, go bye bye now. The power of the X is sexy isn't it.
Its a tranny don't be fooled by the x, it stands for cross dresser!!!!! Welcome to the party pal!! "John McClane"
Must get 360 soon... Hopefully, the $150 rumors are true.
@Genesis2oo9 Lamezone 2 on PS3 is overhyped. Halo is doing all better especially in Multiplayer. Bungie is doing a great job! who cares about some lame ps3 games? stop trolling.
Serious? Ill tell myself that every time I play killzone. I can see you excited for halo reach but is it necessary to knock another game in the process. Also just enjoy this news because bungie is going to great lengths to bring us a great game this fall. @ below ya my bad missed that 1
@ transfreak Notice who jumper's comment was directed towards said.
I also cannot wait for this game to be released. Bungie has done us well with Halo 2 I hope it'll bring some memories of that last Gem when I play this game. Halo 3 was a good game too but it didn't give that same feel I got with Halo 2.
Im pretty sure this game will rock. Any gamer should be excited for a great experience soon to be. I love fps games this will be a true beauty.
Genesis, please name one game besides halo that hasn't needed an update for some kind multiplayer exploit.... Oh that's right there aren't any....... Don't hate on the most solid multiplayer console game in the past 15 years
yep...alpha, beta (internal beta) and delta (public beta) phases will do that for a game
Yay, another generic FPS. This gen sure does suck.
Oh come on there are plenty of games out there especially if you own all 3 consoles or a pc.
No you're doing it wrong, it's the JRPG genre that's getting a lot of generic games this gen. FPS genre is doing pretty good, there has been a lot of evolution in the genre. Don't believe me? Check out perfect dark on xbla and compare it to modern FPS'.
Generic? I'd like to know how Halo is generic when it has so many unique weapons (Needler, Spiker, Spartan Laser, Plasma Rifle, Plasma Pistol, Beam Rifle, Gravity Hammer, etc) and has great air and ground based vehicular combat. I would really like to know how Halo is generic when it offers so many great vehicles like Ghosts, Wraiths, Banshees, Warthogs, Mongooses, Scorpions, Brute Choppers, Hornets, etc) and blends them all seamlessly with the great gunplay. Please answer me, I want to know how so much unique variety is generic.
LMAO @ Halo being generic. You must really hate Killzone 2, Resistance, MAG, Battlefield, Warhawk, Call of Duty, Socom than huh???
Why don't you ask guerilla studios, they seem to be in the turd making business.
Why did you two have to go and hurt my feelings like that? Shame on all ya'll.
Because thats the way Microcost plays the game
Halo needs to move on to 4 and stop with prequels. We already know what happens....
sweet gonna look awesome
well i hope it looks great, the halo fans deserve it, don't expect it to look like or better than Killzone 2 its just not going to happen , due to technology limitations that the 360 has.
Since when graphics make a game.? OHH nvm i guess KZ2 falls under that bc the gameplay felt so sluggish.
Yeah but from what's been shown of Halo Reach (and even Alan Wake) there's nothing on PS3 that is doing anything they are technically.
Killzone is not sluggish ive been in some intense m player matches and the game always ran smooth with all the action and high end graphics being generated. There is seriosly no need to dog on killzone 2 it has nothing to do with this article. Halo reach will be gorgeous bungie is working there ass off on bringing it to the players. Halo and killzone and co-exist without the hate. They are both kick ass fps games on 2 different consoles. I think we are spoiled this gen with great games and some people nitpick the silliest things. I think its phenomenal where video games have gone and have taken us of late. Be happy to be a gamer and amen to blockbuster aaa titles ftw.
I never said PS3 wasn't doing anything. What I did say was this so called weak system has two games doing things know PS3 game is doing. edit below: "like Last Guardian and Uncharted 2 don't have any artistic or design aspects to talk about, its just pretty" Nobody's talking about those games lol. "wow you're such a fanboy you actually miss out on the best games out this gen =P i laugh at you" How do you know what i miss out on? Just because i prefer 360 dpesn't mean i miss out on anything. "i also laugh at the fact you say there isn't anything of quality on PS3, but you are expecting reach to be something worth mentioning" When did I say there was nothing of quality on PS3? And Reach will be the talk of 2010 so what are you babbling about? "Halo = Twilight Hollywood crap for pre-teens, but it sells, so why change it" You soiund like a preteen yourself so whats your point? br4:"like the amazing piece of s**t demo of splinter cell that was suppose to be a AAA game" Who said anything about Conviction which was a really good Demo? "I am excited for AW, but you can't be serious" Sure you are!
like Last Guardian and Uncharted 2 don't have any artistic or design aspects to talk about, its just pretty =P LOL wow you're such a fanboy you actually miss out on the best games out this gen =P i laugh at you i also laugh at the fact you say there isn't anything of quality on PS3, but you are expecting reach to be something worth mentioning well: Halo = Twilight Hollywood crap for pre-teens, but it sells, so why change it =)
isn't that what you do with a pre-alpha version? polish it up...kind of obvious if you ask me =P but wtv, hopefully it'll have more polish than the other ones
ODST anyone???? LAME!!!!!!!
ODST was way better than anything you've posted.
Jetpacks and multicoloured armor which gives you perks! Yay.... Goty now!
Halo 1 already own GOTY from IGN LoooL and soon Halo Reach will get GOTY over all edit : Halo Reach have new stuff including new future more than GOW III I beat GOW III under 5 hours LooooL same gameplay + same cloths + same combat + same enemies + short gameplay less than before = nothing new
Ignorance just got a new meaning !
No offense, love Bungie, love Halo but Halo 3 didn't change much from alpha to beta so I'm not expecting much of a change at all.
I'd so much wish they bring out a new engine vs polishing an existing one. New engine would bring us to another level for Halo...polishing refining will just be nice by small incremental improvements.... This is from someone who has bought every Halo game except that rip off ODST
It is a heavily modified version of the Halo 2/3 engine but they took so much stuff out of that engine that it no longer resembles the old one in anyway, like how Unreal 3 is just a modified version on Unreal 2 and so on. Basically you take an existing engine keep everything you like and write new code for everything you want/need in it Ubisoft, Bungie, Epic, ID, and many other developers do this. It is way to expensive and time consuming to write a new engine from scratch.
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