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[OT] Halo 4 (X360) - OUT NOW

Nikzilla90 24 April 14, 2012 at 02:23 AM
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Halo 4
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Over 4.5 years in cryo-sleep, the Master Chief [the player] and a damaged AI (Cortana) face an ancient evil that threatens the universe after landing on a Dyson sphere planet, created by the Forerunners, called Requiem; kick-starting the "Reclaimer Trilogy".
● Developer: 343 Industries | Publisher: Microsoft Studios
● Platform: Xbox 360
● Release Date: 11/6/2012
● Genre: First-Person Shooter
Official Website [xbox.com] | Metacritic = ? [metacritic.com]
● 3D Support: ?


Deals/Editions/Pre-Order Swag - (^) Updated:
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Standard Edition (MSRP = $60)
Amazon.com [amazon.com] | BestBuy.com [bestbuy.com] | eBay.com [ebay.com] | GameStop.com [gamestop.com] | Newegg.com [newegg.com] | Walmart.com [walmart.com]

News - (^) Updated: 5/17/2012
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(^) ● 5/17/2012 - Game Center Interview With New MP Clips [youtube.com]
● 4/30/2012 - "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" Live-Action Series Details and Teaser Image [variety.com]
● 4/20/2012 - New Screens & Models [neogaf.com]
● 4/17/2012 - Release Date and 'Conan' Show Appearance Tonight [forbes.com] | Conan Voice Over Segment [youtube.com]
● 4/17/2012 - RvB: Save the Date [youtube.com] | RvB: Remember to Not Forget [youtube.com]
● 4/11/2012 - Game Informer Coverage Trailer [youtube.com] | Game Informer Coverage [gameinformer.com]
● 4/11/2012 - Behind the Scenes: Composing Worlds [youtube.com]
● 4/11/2012 - Soundtrack Samples [youtube.com]
● 3/21/2012 - Behind the Scenes: Working at 343 Industries [youtube.com]
● 3/5/2012 - Behind the Scenes: First Look with Gameplay [youtube.com]
● 6/4/2011 - E3 2011: Announcement CG Trailer [youtube.com]


Modes/DLC/Highlights - (^) Updated: 4/16/2012
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Mode: Campaign - 1 Player
● (?) Levels (est: ? hours):
● Covenant and Forerunner enemies.
Mode: Spartan Ops (Cooperative) - 1 to 4 Players
● (?) Levels (est: ? hours)
(^) ● A weekly narrative, after the game launches.
Mode: Multiplayer - 1 to 16 Players
● (?) Maps: Wraparound, Warhouse
● (?) Gametypes: CTF, Regicide (kill leader has a bounty)
● Will feature a narrative where Spartan IVs train in a "holodeck" on the UNSC Infinity.
● No recycled geometry from the campaign.
● Flourish assassinations will return.
● Armor abilities from Halo: Reach will return: Jetpack, Camo, Hologram, and Forerunner Vision (x-ray vision).
● "Spartan Points" will unlock new items, weapons, and abilities.
● "Press X to Respawn" without waiting.
● Weapons and drop pods will land on the map randomly.
● Players can join matches in-progress.
Mode: Forge (Multiplayer Map Editor)
Controls
● Sprint button.
Factoids
● No public beta.
● No "Firefight" mode.
(^) ● Uses an updated Halo: Reach engine.
Gameplay
● No dual-wielding.
● HUD looks a bit more like a helmet.
Vehicles
(^) ● Human: Warthog
Weapons
● Human: Assault Rifle, Assault Carbine, Battle Rifle, DMR, Magnum (variation unknown), Rocket Launcher, Shotgun, Sniper Rifle
● Covenant: Covenant Carbine, Energy Sword, Plasma Pistol


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i'm waiting until i hear a LOT more info on the mulitplayer side of things before i decide to preorder Halo 4. as of today, after the Game Informer leak/article i can say that i am not looking forward to the game.

this might end up being the first halo game since 3 that i haven't preordered (that list would be Halo 3, ODST, Halo Reach and Halo CE:Anniversary)
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Quote from willow_ve View Post :
i'm waiting until i hear a LOT more info on the mulitplayer side of things before i decide to preorder Halo 4. as of today, after the Game Informer leak/article i can say that i am not looking forward to the game.

this might end up being the first halo game since 3 that i haven't preordered (that list would be Halo 3, ODST, Halo Reach and Halo CE:Anniversary)
The funny thing is that Halo 2 is my most played game and that's the last Halo game I played... I just don't see the innovation anymore (playing it safe) - not like the jump from Halo:CE to Halo 2 and it's like they're taking a step-backwards with no dual-wielding again (why do people hate that?).
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The funny thing is that Halo 2 is my most played game and that's the last Halo game I played... I just don't see the innovation anymore (playing it safe) - not like the jump from Halo:CE to Halo 2 and it's like they're taking a step-backwards with no dual-wielding again (why do people hate that?).

i was really pumped for Halo 4 until i read the game informer leak where they talked about a) unlocking items over time that affect the attributes of your character b) custom loadouts and c) jetpack, active camo, and forerunner vision.

in my opinion, unless there is a game mode that has NONE of those things, i will buy this game used... if ever. i'm sick of Halo not being a Halo game. Reach is fun, but it just isn't Halo.
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Quote from Nikzilla90 View Post :
The funny thing is that Halo 2 is my most played game and that's the last Halo game I played... I just don't see the innovation anymore (playing it safe) - not like the jump from Halo:CE to Halo 2 and it's like they're taking a step-backwards with no dual-wielding again (why do people hate that?).
From my view, Halo 2 was the best in the series. Halo 3 was more like a Halo 2: HD version with new maps and a couple new weapons, while Halo: Reach tried to rekindle the feel of the original Halo while adding in a couple new elements. The main problem is as you stated, they stopped innovating after Halo 2. Basic things found in almost all modern FPS games like proper host migration, mid-game matchmaking, and audible hit-markers were nowhere to be found in Halo:Reach.
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Where is Phrozt lately? I figured he would have been all over this.
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Halo 4 Release Date Set November 6th 2012!!
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Come on...there is an Official Halo 4 thread on the FIRST PAGE!
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Maybe he got a new job? Or still no job hence no need to surf SD?
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Quote from webdoggy View Post :
Maybe he got a new job? Or still no job hence no need to surf SD?
I think the latter. He was on Xbox over the weekend, just recently played some BF3.

Anyway, Halo 4 release date: November 6, 2012

Quote :
We knew Halo 4 was coming. Now we know when: November 6, 2012. Microsoft and 343 Studios set a launch date in a press release Tuesday morning, and will be following up the announcement with an appearance on Conan O’Brien.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/david...ease-date/
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#12
best thing so far was the 5 seconds of gameplay from Conan the other night (yes, it was only about 5 seconds of footage).

things we learned

1. BR is back and seems pretty standard (although it's a square scope now, not cirucular)
2. 4 shot kill BR
3. jump height is restored to the "Halo Float"
4. strafe is legitimate again (no more Reach strafe which does next to nothing)
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the more i learn about this game the more frustrating it sounds like it will be.

a. armor abilities are back, including jetpack and active camo (at least they dropped armor lock)
b. everyone has sprint + an armor ability
c. players unlock weapons and armor mods over time, these mods actually affect gameplay (such as faster regen, more ammo, etc.)
d. loadouts

i am 100% not buying this game new without some radical gameplay footage that puts all of this rubbish to bed. i'm on the fence about buying it at all, and i will most likely get it used from glyde, etc. it baffles me how 343 decided to go in the direction of Halo Reach and completely miss the point that Reach has been a failure for the franchise.
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Quote from willow_ve View Post :
the more i learn about this game the more frustrating it sounds like it will be.

a. armor abilities are back, including jetpack and active camo (at least they dropped armor lock)
b. everyone has sprint + an armor ability
c. players unlock weapons and armor mods over time, these mods actually affect gameplay (such as faster regen, more ammo, etc.)
d. loadouts

i am 100% not buying this game new without some radical gameplay footage that puts all of this rubbish to bed. i'm on the fence about buying it at all, and i will most likely get it used from glyde, etc. it baffles me how 343 decided to go in the direction of Halo Reach and completely miss the point that Reach has been a failure for the franchise.
As much as I don't want to sound like Tresanus...a pure mode in the playlist could save this game.
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As much as I don't want to sound like Tresanus...a pure mode in the playlist could save this game.
You can be Fouranus!
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