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Halo 4 new screenshots

Halo 4 new screenshots

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary aside, Halo 4 is the first big original project Microsoft trusted 343 Industries with. Quite a challenge considering this will be the first new Halo game not developed by Bungie, which will clearly make fans even harder to please. Visually, today's images seem to indicate they are on the right track, though we should probably add a bit of aliasing to get a more accurate idea of what to expect in-game.

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Commented on 2012-04-20 20:28:16
What is up with the Elites, do not like.
And the textures *blah*
Commented on 2012-04-20 20:41:34
They're still using the same enemies from the first game?
Commented on 2012-04-20 21:05:54
The textures though aren't going to be literally in your eyeballs like we have this close- unless you just mean the art on those textures?. Anyway i'm all for change even though i'm worried for the series a little. Hopefully a more mysterious journey this one but i hope they don't tone down on dynamic gameplay for the sake of heightened visuals

And on visuals, I still think the original Halo looks gorgeous and Halo3's hdr blows me away still at times- Reach hdr was not quite as good i thought
Commented on 2012-04-20 21:14:16
Stunning stuff, cant wait to see this bad boy in action..

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-18973-2311_0005.jpg

As for the covenant there just a rag tag bunch left from the hyper jump, a whole new faction of enemies has already been confirmed.
Commented on 2012-04-20 21:20:55
Fantastic visuals...for a Halo, first time and its 720p native!

Anyways, looks great and I am sure the experience for SP will be great as well. IMO I thought Halo Reach was the best Halo game I played with one step behind Halo 1, the rest, meh.

Also this image http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-18973-231... anyone think of Doom/Aliens? lol
Commented on 2012-04-20 21:28:48 In reply to Sath
Yeah love that screen also, plus GI who saw the footage of that section, said it just oozed atmosphere.
Commented on 2012-04-20 21:59:38 In reply to fabreezwait
Posted by fabreezwait
Yeah love that screen also, plus GI who saw the footage of that section, said it just oozed atmosphere.
Perfect.
Now can we see it? lol :(
Commented on 2012-04-20 22:15:51
There's lots to love about each of the Halo games after Halo but it's very fair to say there are also gripes in each one. Each of the sequels has some truly amazing levels or sections of levels but it's true to say it's not always consistent. I learned luckliy to get over my complaints of these games but they were all disapointing in some way. Regardless they are personally still better than most games i play of this type even with the flaws

I've regularly played Halo1 and it's very evidently the best to me but i keep on jumping back into the other games because in truth no other game plays as good when it comes to the dynamic combat
Commented on 2012-04-20 22:16:29
They need to fix the story flaws about there still being only one "spartan"... I mean minus Reach and Wars they got all these cryogenic pods lying around they gotta introduce a new one to make sense of coop like Gears of War 3.
Commented on 2012-04-20 22:38:27
Poor UV mapping on the Elite i'd say, probably will be optimized. Other than that i'd say this is easily the best looking Halo. I'm also interested to see what another studio does with the game. Bungie are great and all but to be honest Halo felt a bit stale to me now towards the end.
Commented on 2012-04-21 01:18:13
I thought it was suppose to end with Halo 3? Wars, Reach, ODST, H4.

Yeah right. lol
Commented on 2012-04-21 01:23:34 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
They're still using the same enemies from the first game?
Why not? They will play a minor role in the story. But these enemies are also one of the trademarks of the whole series. It also seems like the "old" enemies are not Covis as we know them. The latest GI issue mentioned a dialog between Cortana and Chief where Cortana hints at the "covis" armor. Maybe heretics or something.

And, of course, what Halo needs are the classic Halo weapons like the PR, PP and some old school covi vehicles (Ghosts, Wraith, Banshee).

Grunts ftw! We all love Grunts :p
Commented on 2012-04-21 02:33:14 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
They're still using the same enemies from the first game?
Not exactly, covies will be a part of the game from the start, but the later parts will focus on entirely unknown enemies, from a totally separate faction.
I really really really really really hope they get the performance down in that engine. Especially coming from a PC focus, Reach ran like fucking GARBGE. Frequently dropped well below 30 frames a second, which should be totally unacceptable. The GI coverage has me relaly excited for this game though, it sounds like it is going in some really cool directions.
Commented on 2012-04-21 03:03:52
Probably looks better in motion
Commented on 2012-04-21 04:22:00
Looks good.
Commented on 2012-04-21 08:40:16
love the lighting

love the weapon quality (the look)

love the new MP armors

this is looking good
Commented on 2012-04-21 08:45:53
lorgh lit planning fan sum
Commented on 2012-04-21 09:17:23
Bungie's art and tech never was up to much, so it's nice to see the series finally in the hands of a proper high end team. How good the game will be remains to be seen, but on a visual front at least, this is strong.
Commented on 2012-04-21 11:29:05 In reply to fabreezwait
Posted by Drsw36
I thought it was suppose to end with Halo 3? Wars, Reach, ODST, H4.

Yeah right. lol
I thought Kratos died? yhea right, lol. $ony$M$.
Posted by fabreezwait
Stunning stuff, cant wait to see this bad boy in action..

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_halo_4-18973-2311_0005.jpg
nah, Halo 3 in My humb... no, FACT has some of the best cutscenes (and I call cutscenes real-time footage, not bullshot videos like uncharted throws every other second) techwise and visualwise from this generation (the intro, sierra 16, when chief meets cortana) ... but it had some of the most rushed crap I've ever seen too (the flight of the pelican twords a 2D matte painting, lol).

Sure I could say the sandbox visuals and the colofull mayhem are reasons for all, but never the true detail in in-game gameplay meets the expectation of cutscenes and the late bullshots/theatre render. And there is no excuse, there are great looking games visually and that are pretty open-world and with lots of stuff going on (bad company 2).
Commented on 2012-04-21 13:07:20 In reply to Conroe
Posted by synce
They're still using the same enemies from the first game?
Are people really expecting 343i to show EVERYTHING new leaving no suprises for the game ?
sweet fucking god people be fucking patient.
Posted by Conroe
What is up with the Elites, do not like.
And the textures *blah*
in game on a xbox 360 these will look fucking awesome.
Commented on 2012-04-21 15:49:31
The visuals look fantastic, especially that first pic. Incredibly atmospheric, which is not something I could say about past Halo games.
Commented on 2012-04-21 17:28:27
Normals seem a bit low res for a render, but I'm sure it'll all look great in-game. They already look a lot better than previous games. These folks do seem to be more talented than those at Bungie as far as the pretties go.
Commented on 2012-04-21 17:43:18
Wow, except for the lens flare in the first picture, everything else looks great! I just hope they've fixed Bungie's abysmal lack of anti-aliasing in its first 3 Halo games on the Xbox 360.
Commented on 2012-04-21 18:02:38 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
The visuals look fantastic, especially that first pic. Incredibly atmospheric, which is not something I could say about past Halo games.
Agreed.
Commented on 2012-04-21 18:10:10 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
I thought Kratos died? yhea right, lol. $ony$M$.
It was not my intention to bash M$. No need to act like a fanboy. lol
Just pointing out a fact.
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