Halo : Reach Thread

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  1. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Figured it could use its own thread leading up to the beta and the release later this year. I know someone posted about the GI mag, but this is about the game as a whole.

    Whose looking forward to it? I know there are a few Halo-haters oiut there but I find its a great, vibrant looking game. The campaigns never cease to disappoint. However, it was kinda the same thing for a few games and needs revitalising, which I think the new title is definitely going to do.

    A few pointers I've found out :

    - Does not follow the storyline of The Fall of Reach book, and is from an entirely different perspective.
    - You play as Spartan III's, though some Spartan II's are featured I believe.
    - Master Chief will most likely not be in the game.

    Some screenshots and pics:

    Game Informer cover featuring the main characters

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    Magazine shots which surfaced showing new vehicles, weapons and some screenshots

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    Screens

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    Revamped spartan laser?
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    Upgraded needler?

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    New HUD? Health packs are back and so are a version of 'perks' which you can swap out. Appears to be more squad based as teammates health is also shown.

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    Upgraded BR

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    Thats all I know of. You guys looking forward to this? I think it will be different but still maintain what made Halo so good.

    Let me know your opinions and please post any new info you find out.
     
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    HighGain510 Contributor

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    I'm excited! Glad they finally changed the weapon models too, I was a bit disappointed with Halo 3 ODST when I saw they only added one new one and the rest were left the same. I LOOOOOVE Halo so I can't wait to check this out! :yesway:
     
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    Dark Aegis Wolves Of Walnutport

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    Im looking forward to trying this out. Still havent finished the halo 3 campaign on legendary though.
     
  4. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    The range of character models has be interested in how character customization works online, like will we be able to choose the size of our spartan and more new armours etc, or maybe different classes?
     
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    Bobo SS.org Regular

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    I love every Halo game I've played, so I imagine I'll love this. I'm looking forward to changes though, so it seems this one is going to maybe do it for me in that respect.

    I even liked Halo Wars....anyone ever play it? Never played it on-line, but still got a big kick out of it.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    I really enjoyed the book so hopefully while this may be different, it'll give those who have an idea of what happened, a fresh Halo game to love. This'll probably be one of the few games I buy for the 360 this year.
     
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    If it uses the HAlo 3 Engine, i won't play it.

    They messed halo up for me with the newest engine, i can't stand it.

    I LOVE the books though. i read them over and over.
     
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    It looks really good... I'm not the biggest Halo fan (it's fun, but it never did too much for me), but this looks really interesting, and the graphics look to be pretty awesome as well :eek:
     
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    Should be pretty cool. I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    I think its hilarious that the prequel has newer more high-tech weapons than the other games.
     
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    It's kinda like Star Wars, comparing Episodes IV, V and VI to Episodes I, II and III! :rofl: Why did all the ships and droids become less detailed and awesome-looking? :lol: That's the problem with making prequels after the main one has come out, you want it to look cool and utilize all the new hardware/software for visual effects or else no one will want to watch/buy it, but that comes at the price of it not making sense like this case. :)
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    I haven't played Halo Wars actually, I heard it wis pretty good though.

    Its a brand new engine, built from the ground up.

    I get what you mean :lol:
     
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    ODST was dissapointing, hopefully this won't dissapoint...

    Beta starts in may right?
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    April 28th at the earliest apparently.

    I didn't find ODST disappointing, but it certainly wasn't a full Halo game, sorta mid way between expansion and full title. Firefight was fun for a while but somewhat repetitive. I got so far and regardless of how well I was doing, had to turn it off out of sheer boredom :lol:
     
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    cddragon Pastor Of Muppets

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    From the screens and info it seems I'm gonna enjoy it too - I liked halo for its cooperative campaign experience - though ODST sucked hard in that term IMO. If Halo: Reach is truly more squad based, it will be even better for coop :D
     
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    IMHO, it was just halo with less jump and a slightly modified health system. Definatly not $60 worth of gameplay..

    Still, im psyched for Reach :)
     
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    I hate Halo 3 but I will definitely be picking this up.

    No matter how good it is it'll automatically be better than ODST.
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    You had to pay $60? jeez...I got mine for £35 (games are normally £40 or £45 here), which is a steal considering is both ODST, plus Halo 3 multiplayer with all map packs.

    I liked it, but yeah, not as replayable as H3. Will be playing it on the 20/21st though because Bungie are giving away $100 to American Red Cross for every 1000 players online with a white circle and red heart as their emblem.

    I thought you hated the Halo series? Or are you finding COD6 that bad you need an alternative? :lol:
     
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    Best avatar evar!!!!

    Kinda back on topic but not, I liked ODST. It had freakin Captain Mal Reynolds people!!!!
     
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    I heard ODST wasn't necessarily a full-game and was beatable in like 6 hours straight through? Will Reach be the same way or is this gonna be a full-length thing like Halo/2/3
     

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