Why should multiplayer gamers have all the fun? That's part of Bungie's pitch for its ambitious "Player Investment" system being implemented into what could potentially be the studio's final Halo adventure, Halo: Reach.
The Greatest Game Of All Time FALLS 2010 The reply value is looking like limitless. Halo games on average are played for 5 years until the next game where players move on. Tell me which other games are there on consoles with replay value of 5 years. This game is going to be spectacular, Bungie are hiding more secrets. With all this unvealed this could already be the game of the decade. Customization to the max.
They are seriously pulling out all the stops with Halo: Reach, I will agree there. Seriously, I finally realize what Bungie has been doing the past 2 and a half years. Not only did they completely gut the Halo 3 engine, but they burned their own multiplayer experience down to the ground and built it back up. I cannot wait to see what other goodies they have in store for us! Day One.
I can't contain my excitement for this game. Bungie jam packs Multiplayer with so many awesome features and goodies. GOTY 2010, I guarantee it: Single player promises to be open world (right?), and different. And Multiplayer is untouchable. You don't have to like the game to realize Bungie's experience is top notch and that the features they put into their game are ahead of its time: I'm ashamed for games like MW2 that lack even half the features of Halo. Replay theaters need to exist for all MP games IMO.
The "reward system" existed on consoles this-gen as early as RSV6:2. While it's not new. Just remember that Bungie wasn't there first. My hopes is that I can use my custom Spartan in SP as well! That would be wicked! I know the article already confirms it, but I want to see it with my own eyes.
Absolutely f*cking brilliant! When I saw the title, I was nervous that they'd make a multiplayer system similar to call of duty where perks, weapons, item and abilities would only be available after leveling up. But after reading, it's good to see Bungie not implementing this and sticking to their roots where every weapon and equipment is available to everyone at the start. Can't wait for the BETA in May!
Greatest game of all time? Just how far, exactly, does your ignorance run?
Well. . . DAMMIT! If they pull this off properly I'll be forced to buy a 360.
I was getting extremely worried when I started reading the article. I absolutely despise Call of Duty's leveling system and how good people get things that make them that much better and are matched up against people who haven't unlocked anything. Then I got to this part: "In Modern Warfare 2, as a player levels up, they unlock new abilities, new weapons and other features that fundamentally change the gameplay. Someone who is level one in Modern Warfare 2 can not equally square away against someone nearing the level cap. Bungie is being mindful to avoid that type of player inequality in Halo: Reach. Everything that players gain access to via credits in Halo: Reach are used solely to purchase helmets, shoulders, chests and other accessories that allow Halo: Reach players to create a Spartan who is uniquely them. These items are for visual changes only and do not affect the flow of gameplay." I love Bungie. They're adding that extra depth that people like about CoD, but they're still the game balanced. Balance is one of the main reasons why Halo 3's MP is the one which I enjoy the most and at which I can actually be decent to good. Bungie rocks.
This credit system isn't new to games but it works perfectly with Halo's style of gameplay. Also the fact that our created Spartan will be seen in SP cut scenes is absolutely fantastic. This game continues to get better and better every time they release new info.
They already had a level of customization in Halo 3 with the different armor unlocks within the story and even before that with the emblems/color-schemes. Guess their going to go more in-dept into it so people can completely different from other players. Which is nice since everyone does like expressing who they are through how they look.
Dont get me wrong i worship the Halo franchise and Bungie Studios... but when i saw jetpacks in multiplayer abit of that Halo fanatic in me died... But i give them credit for trying it out... i guess this is what the beta is for, to see whether the fans approve... but sheer ammount of features they are pouring into this game is mid boggling... lol i gotta a feeling this game could possibly be on 2 discs with Campaign on Disc 1 and Multiplayer on Disc 2. Though i am worried about them being over ambitious... in a way i wish they would save this game for the next generation of gaming consoles... cause i dont think we or consoles are ready for games like this. Same with Mass Effect, it came far too early the game has such a massive universe which is HUGE but due to current gaming limitations its kinda spoiled. I am i the only person who is dissapointed with games these days... compared to games back in the 90s... todays games just dont make the cut... Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the greatest RPG i have ever played, Super Mario 64 my favourite Adventure game of all time and Golden Eye is responsible for my love of FPS games. Games just have been dumbed down to levels where thinking is no longer required, and that KILLS me... seriously next time our watching someone play a videogame watch their face... it is the saddest thing i have ever seen.
Awesome. I like the idea of just being able to customize the character instead of throwing in a bunch of perks that would unbalance the game.
This sounds really good. Probably will be the 1st Halo game I invest time playing online.
I like the idea that points can be earned in single player as well.
PS3 users tell the truth it is time for you to move on to Xbox 360. This game sorry but its the truth will eclipse everything in gaming industry. In one full sweep.
even though i enjoy trollin on 360 ill admit this does look promisin and i might have to get it
Halo Reach + Xbox 360 Slim game over droids
Yes this is true. Jump in
One problem. PS3 users aren't FPS crazy wh*res like you Bots.
cos droids hav crap fps games hahaha
Enjoy the only decent game you a*sholes have all year. Halo: Reach sounds great, but you zombies always talk about how it's game over for Sony and the PS3. Just STFU and be happy your getting it and stop worrying about other consoles.
"One problem. PS3 users aren't FPS crazy wh*res like you Bots." true, they like watching movies better than playing games. It's hard not to love these shooters since they're pretty much the best ever made.
Seriously dude? Enjoy the one game we have?! hahah, we sure will with the pretty much unlimited re-play value and constant updates, patches, events (like dbl exp weekends) thanks to continued support from one of the best devs ever..Have fun beating you games in 8 hours and trading them in for another hunk! GOTY2010 has been locked up by Reach
It'll sell more than anything before it but will it be the best game ever made, I don't think so. It'll be awesome, so awesome in fact this will be my return to the Halo franchise and it'll score a meta around 9.4-9.6. And while this may win the 360 more sales this year it is not going to be the demise of the PS3.
Its going to be pretty tough for another game to get GOTY above Reach. Bungie is definatly making sure this will be the Halo of all Halos.
theres GOW3, Mass efect 2? 93 and 96 on meta respectivly, doubt Halo would win
mass effect2 is an awesome user experience, however it does not have the mass appeal that Halo3 has. Just consider how many copies of Halo3 were sold vs how many copies of ME2 were sold. IN my old age, I actually prefer ME2, however, a game that wins GOTY will also need to be one that achieves massive market penetration. Ergo: Halo reach. That's just common sense, right?
I dont think sales matter when it comes to how great a game is, Uncharted 2 was GOTY in 2009 and that wasnt the best selling game of the year
Games don't become GOTY because of sales, its just that because they're so good they sell well. Market penetration is not a requirement..
Well ME2 is a good contender, but GOW3 doesnt stand much chance im sorry to say. 92 at meta makes it the lowest rated GOW game so its very unilkely to get GOTY. With all these new features coming, Reach could be the highest rated Halo game ever averaging at above 97.
@ ^^^ Yegads, you're right! GOW3 has dropped to 92 on metacritic! http://www.metacritic.com/g...
Mass Effect 2 will be in the running for GOTY. You can go ahead and throw GOD3 out of this debate. Good game but doesn't have a chance. Halo Reach looks to be the best Halo game ever and all you have to do is look at Halo 3 which averaged 94. Well I expect Reach to exceed that average.
Halo multiplayer is sooo complete and awesome...and keeps getting better? The multiplayer bar is on the skies thanks to bungie. Matchmaking Forge-Level Editor Screen Captures Video Capture Saved Films File Share Split Screen Co-Op Bungie.Net Game Stats Active Roster Queue Joining Voting System now player point rewards,customization..this dudes are going kill this Fall
Lets not forget that the custom content limit has gone from 100...to the thousands!
Don't forget the Arena mode.
thnking of it that is alooooot of stuff u knw.. i will just glue halo reach to my disc tray when it comes out..
Halo 3 offers the highest replayability of almost any game this gen, maybe of all time, and now Reach looks to surpass that. It's amazing just how much Bungie is adding to what's already an incredible package with Halo 3. Will it have the best graphics? Probably not, but that doesn't matter to me. Will it have amazing gameplay? Indeed it will. Will the replay value be through the roof? You bet your @ss.
They did this for Resistance 2 aswell, you could earn experience in the single player coop and multiplayer and all of these combined would give you your rank. I like this idea it rewards people for everything not just one thing and gives incentive to replay.
No one said anything about Resistance, and Bungie hasn't said that this system is 100% original and unique ... nice try though?
from bungie's accomplishments, just saying he likes the system and how it was implemented in resistance.
Thanks cornelius! Its exactly what i meant. I might hate on xbox but I always give credit where credit is due!
to end 2010 wiv a bang
The decade ended already. That's like saying the 70's ended at the end of 1980. The game of the decade has been clear: Uncharted 2 with its numerous awards tops anything ever created. CRY MOAR BOTS.
great thing is that noble 6 will have a voice too.
The fact that you can change your spartan and not only use it for multiplayer but in single player too is just awesome! You change your character for the whole game..if you are using pink armor or zebra armor you are going to see it on the cut scenes and everything!
does noble six have a voice? if so, theyll have to record a female voice as well correct? i first notice that "model replacement" in cutscene in ODST...the cutscene where you are supposed to drive a warthog over a cliff or something and then he jumps and rolls before it crashes on the ground, and then when you go into the "rookie" perspective again, you can see the crashed warthog...if you used a ghost to do the jump instead, the cutscene would show the ghost instead, and even when in ROOKIE perspective, it would show the crashed ghost instead
... but still its just another shooter, sure it might be one helluva FPS but I for one am sick of shooting things I mean since 2007 theres always been a good FPS out ( Resistance, Halo 3, COD ) so thats like 3 years of shooting stuff
from those that have been released recently
No other shooters give you so many WTF?-moments as Halo does.
I see your point Halo is one of the best shooters around and has its uniqueness but cmon the core gameplay is to aim and press shoot and while im not saying thats a bad thing im just tired of it. I want innovation I want creativeness and while Reach will be a great game in its department ts still just a shooter
Yes, your right about that one. There's a lot of shooters out there, like Bioshock, Resistance, Metro, MW, BFBC, Killzone, GeOW, L4D, Half Life, Uncharted, and so on, and basically Halo is nothing different. If you want innovation from FPS genre, I would suggest trying Portal, if you haven't already ;)
Maybe they can implement a system that removes armor pieces and awards when the racist, immature, homophobic potty mouths spout out. Give them a profanity penalty.
just need a robust, quick and customizable mute system 2 buttons to mute all players at the start of a round (UC2 was great for that), blacklists, whitelists. all that stuff
Read Bungie Weekly Updates They have introduced a new mute ban. Yes they can ban people who do the above! Once again Bungie are going all out. Don't worry your points are already covered. Also they ban people for quitting out of games constantly. New banhammer techniques.
before i could even finish typing haha
in last week's Update! Edit: Dammit Noble ROFL, you're like an eagle.
...bannings for dropping out of games. The one thing I hate the most is losing 3 teammates to be left alone against 4 opponents.
This will make Sony fanboys buy a 360 for this game. It will also make fanboys drop their d!ldo and buy Natal and finally realize Xbox Live is superior
No can do?
Reach sounds already awesome, and I can't wait what Bungie have more to reveal :D
move to the 360 for another Halo game? Do you really think PS3 owners are that desperate? This game looks like it will be a gem for you 360 fanboys(and about time too) but harldy for ps3 owners.
yh dey are after completing gow 3 in 8 hours
I'm excited for Reach especially after seeing the new stealth kills and jet packs. One thing I'm hoping is that Bungie let's us play any Character we want in multiplayer. Years ago I was watching a vidoc and could of sworn I saw them toying around with the idea.
GOTY 2010 calling it right now.
I like the fact that higher level "prizes" do not affect the gameplay. You still need to rely on whatever skill you have to get kills.
and still reward you if your a support or assist kinda of player
I love when the droids say ps3 owners don't care about shooter and the best selling ps3 games are shooters. Call of Duty4 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Call of Duty World of War
They want a half decent shooter SOOO bad it hurts but instead they get nothing but flops and dumbed down multi plats. I wouldn't even attempt to play a shooter on my PS3 with its outdated controller and crap online. I'll keep watching movies and playing button mashers on it.
And they fawned over KZ2 and RFOM....Go figure...