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BLackHawkodst
BLackHawkodst
Since 3404 Days

2009-06-08 18:24:28 Halo Waypoint/343 Ind Thread: The Package part is live!

As speculation flies as to what features and story this game will have, i'll start this thread and update it as any new tipbits come in, Halo the Fall Of Reach was one of my fav books in the Halo univers and i hope and prey this game does it justice.

Trailer - http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-halo-reach...

Halo:Reach-Characters Silhouettes Identified??

http://www.skoar.com/features/games/haloreach-char...

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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-08 19:19:36

It was easy to figure out who they all were.

I forget, which one of those crazy mofos went fist to fist with 2 covenant hunters again near the entrance to the shield world?

Was it fred or Samuel?

I'm extremely excited about this game. One of the bigger announcements at E3. I thought Halo 3 looked great when it came out and I enjoyed it greatly, but I'm stunned we are still waiting on a Halo title fully designed around the 360's capabilities. Then again, I believe it was leaked well before even the Halo 3 reveal that there was a Halo game in development that would be a prequel and not a direct sequel. I guess they were talking about Reach, or perhaps just speculating.

Yea the Reach book was amazing. I can't wait to play this thing. It sure as hell better not be on the same engine as Halo 3 and ODST, but I assume it isn't.

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dcdelgado
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Since 4378 Days

2009-06-08 23:23:22

To tell the truth when i heard that Bungie was doing Reach my heart sank a little as after reading that book i thought that it would be perfect for a AAA RPG (Cough Bioware..), but i am hearing on the grape vine that this is the rumoured gritty squad based game that was talked about awhile ago so my interest has peaked and i look forward to hearing some solid details on this title.

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Tinks
Tinks
Since 4447 Days

2009-06-08 23:29:12

I am certainly excited for this. The fact you get a beta key with ODST seems like robbery to me though.

Schmooboo
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Since 4074 Days

2009-06-08 23:30:36

When i saw the image showing the silhouettes of the spartans i had a tear, halo reach was a great book, and if bungie pours their heart into this, it will make up for halo 3 shortcomings.

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blmbox
blmbox
Since 3849 Days

2009-06-08 23:33:39

If it's just going to be 'more of the same' in terms of what Halo 3 was offering, you can count me out.

I'm hoping for something a bit different in the Halo universe.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-09 00:00:33

I would totally not mind another Halo 3 in terms of what the make up of the game is, just hit it out of the damn park and make sure it's a game that is visually worthy of the 360's capabilities. Make the damn game epic. Pack it full of whoa wtf moments. Over dramatize an epic action scene if you have to. Immerse the player.

The announcement trailer seemed as if it packed more excitement in just that short time frame than the entirety of Halo 3. Probably exaggerating, but they need to come on with the come on with Reach. Don't even get me started on that amazing tv commercial that first showed us the bubble shield. How about they bring those same cool production values to the actual game, even if they can't bring the graphics.

Even if the action scene doesn't live up to the in-game cinematic that preceded it who cares just make sure you shock and awe the player. Yea, delgado, it would be my dream to see Bioware make a Halo RPG influenced from the work they've done on Mass Effect.

If Bungie doesn't get it done with Reach's SP, then they might as well call it quits. Sometimes I get the feeling that Bungie has essentially given up on this gen and are waiting for a new console to make what they know they have to do easier thanks to more raw horsepower.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

Seeing it in motion on your HDTV, will blow your mind!!

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic g

Viginti_Tres
Viginti_Tres
Since 4020 Days

2009-06-09 03:24:41 In reply to Tinks (2009-06-08 23:29:12)

Posted by Tinks
I am certainly excited for this. The fact you get a beta key with ODST seems like robbery to me though.
I don't think it's robbery cause ODST certainly is more of a game for the fans of Bungie, so the fans get to play the Beta. There is nothing wrong with that.

What IS wrong however is placing a huge price tag on something that is essentially not a full game. And THEN promoting it with the upcoming Beta.

Honestly I'm a fan of Bungie. I played their games so much I got very good at it. It's the game series I spent most of my time on when I played games. So I have every reason to ask why the hell they are milking it like that? A lot of people say that it was part of a deal with MS... as well as the mappacks which are overpriced as well I might add (not to mention I can play on 1-2 playlists with friends who didn't buy the mappacks). But I call BS on that, even if it is true, they were making a deal at the expense of their fans.

The sad part of this is that it still seems to work for them. I doubt ODST will be a flop. If anything it'll be a money printing machine for them: Little effort, maximum profit.

I really hope they'll get it right with Reach and restore some of my faith. And now I'm done ranting.

LEBATO
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Since 4640 Days

2009-06-09 04:29:45

Does that trailer even qualify as a teaser?

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Acert93
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2009-06-09 04:59:52 In reply to blmbox (2009-06-08 23:33:39)

Posted by blmbox
If it's just going to be 'more of the same' in terms of what Halo 3 was offering, you can count me out.

I'm hoping for something a bit different in the Halo universe.
The fact there are 5 spartans, each with different abilities, indicates quasi-classes. As Halo 3 ha 4 player coop it isn't a stretch that we could see the ODST interface and a team-squad shooter in the Halo universe. What isn't to like about that?

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GriftGFX
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2009-06-09 05:16:32 In reply to Acert93 (2009-06-09 04:59:52)

Posted by Acert93
What isn't to like about that?
The fact that we don't know if it's actually remotely true.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-09 06:14:00 In reply to Acert93 (2009-06-09 04:59:52)

Posted by Acert93
The fact there are 5 spartans, each with different abilities, indicates quasi-classes. As Halo 3 ha 4 player coop it isn't a stretch that we could see the ODST interface and a team-squad shooter in the Halo universe. What isn't to like about that?
I wouldn't go so far as to suggest it is class based based on that picture, but it just so happens that those spartans have their specialties. Blue Team did a number of things together so I suppose it is possible that this game could be a squad shooter.

As a matter of fact... I'm now HOPING it's a squad based shooter primarily because I love when I'm reading the books they point out the symbollic spartan gestures that they've accepeted an order by some blue light blinking on inside the helmet to suggest a "roger that". I'd love to see that played up in a Halo title.

I mean remember what master chief did in halo 1 by playing that vid through his helmet? Give us more helmet related awesome in-game man.

It would also be pretty damn nice if they thought of some creative way to give us a Iron Man style in helmet read out or analysis on the things in our surroundings when we feel like activating it. Sorta like what is on display in ODST in very low light situations, only something that looks infinitely more cool.

Showing information on a gun, or on a specific enemy type or on a specific vehicle. Or to spot signs of foot prints that can't be spotted through normal means. That would be so awesome.


http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-heavy-rain...

Go 27 seconds into this heavy rain video. We NEED something like this in Halo. It's almost ridiculous we haven't had this in earlier titles. I say they go the extra mile and give us crap like this.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

Seeing it in motion on your HDTV, will blow your mind!!

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic g

scoobs0688
scoobs0688
Since 3152 Days

2009-06-09 08:34:13

Hope they get better at storytelling.. if theres another crappy cliff hanger ending I'm calling it quits with halo games.

The Halo universe is fantastic and well thought-out, but the stories they've told (in the games) are pretty craptastic if you ask me.

wuca
Since 4351 Days

2009-06-09 08:46:41

Since MS mentioned that Bungie playing with natal i wonder if Reach will support natal
something like interacting with your ai partner(like Cortana) .

deftangel
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Since 4386 Days

2009-06-09 10:35:33

Presumably this is what the Ghost Recon guy who joined Bungie a while back is working on, if that's any clues.

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scoobs0688
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Since 3152 Days

2009-06-10 23:09:41

i don't think it will support natal, i dont see a FPS working well with it... but who knows, it would certainly be interesting.

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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-10 23:25:36

Natal would be absolutely epic for some kind of interaction with Cortana. And if they use Natal for other things they need to do so within reason. Like it shouldn't be a significant aspect. Oh well I guess it depends on what they do with it.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

Seeing it in motion on your HDTV, will blow your mind!!

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic g

deftangel
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Since 4386 Days

2009-06-11 01:03:23

Shane Kim has said all MGS studios are working with Natal in a recent interview. I can't see Bungie fitting in something where it shouldn't go mind. If they use it in the right places there may be some interesting applications of the tech.

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BLackHawkodst
BLackHawkodst
Since 3404 Days

2009-06-11 01:13:25

HALO REACH BUNGIE FAQ -

http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=334...

Q:Where does Halo Reach take place?
A: On the Planet Reach, one of the UNSC's most important planets, due to it's status as a major military hub. As of yet, there are no other confirmed locations.

Q:When does Halo Reach take place?
A: At least a fair portion will be set during the Fall of Reach, which immedietely preceeds the events of Halo Combat Evolved.

Q:What is the Fall of Reach?
A: It is one of Humanity's greatest defeats during the Human-Covenant War. For more info, look here. The book Halo: The Fall of Reach covers a portion of the battle, as well as giving extensive background information on the war and the Spartans.


Q:Will Bungie be making it?
A: Yes.

Q:Will John 117 (Master Chief) be in the game?
A: Unknown

Q: Wait, so you're saying Master Chief may not be the character you play as?
A: Bungie has yet to comment on whose point of view you will play from.

Q:Will the events covered in the novel Halo: First Strike be covered?
A: Unknown

Q: Is Reach the planet Master Chief is seen drifting towards at the Legendary ending of Halo 3?
A: Unknown

Q:I heard there is a multiplayer beta, how do I participate in this?
A: You will be invited to the beta when you purchase a copy of Halo: ODST.

Q: My friend told me that the game will be a(n) RPG/MMORPG/RTS/TPS, is that true?
A: XBOX.com has confirmed that it is a shooter. And Bungie has confirmed it's an FPS.

Q:Will we be fighting Elites once again?
A: Unknown

Q:So, will we still see Brutes?
A: Unknown

Q:When will the Game be released?
A: 2010.

Q: Is this an expansion for Halo 3 or a completely seperate game?
A: It is a standalone game, thus the reason it is not called "Halo 3: Reach".

Q: Will we see familiar weapons and vehicles?
A: Unknown

Q:Which Assault Rifle will we see?
A: Unknown

Q: Neither the SMG nor Battle Rifle were present in Halo CE, will they be in Reach?
A: Both have been in production for many years before the events of any of the Halo game. But Unknown as of now.

Q:Will there be ODSTs?
A:While this is the largest military base in the UNSC, the presence of ODSTs is unknown.

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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-11 01:20:17

Q: Is Reach the planet Master Chief is seen drifting towards at the Legendary ending of Halo 3?
A: Unknown

LOL. Why would anyone possibly think this? Reach takes place before Halo 1, 2 and 3. The very fact that Bungie would even mention the planet that Master Chief is drifting towards suggests to me that Halo 4 is probably also in secret development.

The planet he was heading to is Onyx aka the Shield World. I assume we'll play from multiple perspectives in Reach. Perhaps a human before we transition to a Spartan. We'll probably also play from the perspective of the other spartans like kelly or fred.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

Seeing it in motion on your HDTV, will blow your mind!!

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic g

BLackHawkodst
BLackHawkodst
Since 3404 Days

2009-06-11 01:26:42 In reply to Optimusv2 (2009-06-11 01:20:17)

I think you need to take a trip to the Bungie Reach forums as one of the biggest threads is all about the end of Halo3 and how the strongest theory is that the rift in space that cut the ship in half threw the chief back into the Reach timeline? i know crazy but the thread has been labled a hot topic by the mods, so who the hell knows????

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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-11 02:04:20 In reply to BLackHawkodst (2009-06-11 01:26:42)

Posted by BLackHawkodst
I think you need to take a trip to the Bungie Reach forums as one of the biggest threads is all about the end of Halo3 and how the strongest theory is that the rift in space that cut the ship in half threw the chief back into the Reach timeline? i know crazy but the thread has been labled a hot topic by the mods, so who the hell knows????
Now THAT would be something pretty crazy and interesting :)

I'm actually starting to think there's a high possibility that that could be what truly took place.

It would truly end up making this a Halo 4, but what would be the consequences of the chief going back to the days of Reach? What about the Spartans stuck on the Shield World? What about the Chief potentially running into himself? What could he really do to change the outcome of Reach.

Would the real Master Chief be forever lost to a different time? The Chief would have advanced knowledge of the Halos and just how awesome would it be for us to return to the planet that hosted the very first Halo the Chief ever set foot on? It would be nice to see a Halo 1, Halo Reach comparison of that very planet :)

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

Seeing it in motion on your HDTV, will blow your mind!!

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic g

GriftGFX
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2009-06-11 02:16:18

Sounds like something JJ Abrams would write.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4410 Days

2009-06-11 02:25:45

I also wonder if Bungie is playing a little trick on it's fans by naming this thing Halo Reach?

I don't mean to say that the events of Reach won't receive any attention, but what if Cortana, through what she experienced at the end of Halo 2 and throughout Halo 3, had managed to gain some pretty advanced technological and historical knowledge that could be used to help the Chief arrive at specific points in history in hopes of changing certain aspects in history that will have a direct impact on the present day world?

Or maybe I'm way too far out of the realm of possibility right now. :)

Maybe Reach could be referring to more than just an important time in Chief's and the UNSC's history, but also a major new component of the story and progression of that story.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

Seeing it in motion on your HDTV, will blow your mind!!

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic g

scoobs0688
scoobs0688
Since 3152 Days

2009-06-11 02:35:38

ugh.. time travel in halo... I did not see that coming and I'm not sure I like it lol. BUT, it would certainly be interesting if MC did go back in time.

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