I think I'm hyperventilating that was so awesome!

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#1 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

Oh my God, that demo is so much more awesome than I was expecting, Halo 4 officially has me excited!What did everyone think?

#2 Posted by YI_Orange (1142 posts) -

Looked like more Halo. Which, cool, I guess? I didn't play ODST but I liked the rest. I'm sure it'll be an excellect game, but I just don't know that I want to play another FPS right now. Well, besides Borderlands 2.

#3 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (686 posts) -

another solid entry. kinda bummed it just kinda looked like more of the same but thats not a bad thing!

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10912 posts) -

I was kinda disappointed, actually, but it's much too early to tell based on one trailer.

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#5 Posted by believer258 (11802 posts) -

I didn't get to see it. I jumped in at about the time that EA Sports started advertising and they haven't stopped banging on about sports and fucking Kinect.

Well, I guess the Forza and Gears trailers were better, but that's like two very dim points of light in a sea of the darkest black shit you've ever seen.

#6 Posted by DillonWerner (1526 posts) -

Halo was fantastic, I wish I could say the same of the new Splinter Cell. They lost even more of the stealth mechanics and now you can call in air strikes, what the hell is this?

#7 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

Looked a lot like Crysis, to me atleast. The enemies look interesting thats for sure and the graphics look nice. The rest of this conference so far has been pretty dull.

#8 Posted by Jrinswand (1704 posts) -

It looked like they were taking pretty heavy cues from Metroid Prime. For a second I thought the game was being developed by Retro Studios.

#9 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -
#10 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

I enjoyed it. One of the only things I enjoyed from this whole Microsoft thing. Why in the hell do they keep pushing this Kinect thing? Even people who have Kinect don't give a shit about this stuff anymore. Notice how not a single person clapped after that Fable trailer? And they need to stop with the dull presenters with completely fake enthusiasm.

#11 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

Halo 4 looked great but those fights looked a little too scripted, which goes against everything Halo has always been about.

Hopefully it was just for demo purposes, which I'm sure was probably the case.

#12 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Looked awful to me, the concept of Forerunners could have led to a brilliant, Bioshock style game as Chief learns of how they fell, but the covenant are still enemies. And the Elites are friends with grunts etc. again. Moving backwards, not forwards.

#13 Posted by believer258 (11802 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@believer258: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcSBOrG5RW8&feature=youtu.be

All right, that and Tomb Raider and RE6 looked pretty cool but a little too scripted. Halo 4 looked the best, though, and it reminded me of what would happen if Crysis and Metroid had a baby. Which is a fucking beautiful thing.

When I read in Game Informer that they were trying a new enemy with new tactics, I kind of rolled my eyes, thinking that it wasn't going to be much different. Then we saw robots that could teleport and others that could catch your grenades and chuck them back, which looks awesome. It's just... scripted. Why the fuck are these thing always so scripted?

#14 Posted by Packie (255 posts) -

I really liked the Metroid Prime influence.

#15 Edited by Village_Guy (2546 posts) -

I'm really liking what they showed, I'm interested where they'll go with the new enemies and weapons, so I'm definitely in.

As for the rest of the conference, the majority was completely uninteresting (though the woman doing the Kinect demo-thingy looks like we can get some good gifs out of that), I must say that I liked what I saw of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Tomb Raider, Black Ops 2.

EDIT: Also fucking LocoCycle! WTF?

#16 Posted by SarjuTheRapper (279 posts) -

maybe it'll get better as the trilogy goes on.

#17 Posted by wumbo3000 (960 posts) -

After I saw this, I just realized a new Metroid Prime would be awesome.

#18 Posted by N7 (3586 posts) -

Non Halo fan here, could someone explain why it was awesome again? It reminds me of when they first showed Halo 3. It's just M.C running through a forest. My first thought was these new enemies are some sort of fabled, thought-to-be-extinct race that are now back and pissed off. But, in terms of what actually happened, it was just M.C fighting a bunch of dudes and shooting a new gun.
 
I don't know. I guess I have to be into it to be excited, right? It IS the first game with Master Chief since 3, and that was a while ago. I did get excited just seeing videos of Old Snake rubbing his aching back, so I don't know/

#19 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

It's Halo, I guess.

#20 Posted by Ramone (2961 posts) -

I can't understand how that could excite anyone. It was just more Halo.

#21 Posted by Nilazz (613 posts) -

Started with a showstopper!

#22 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4719 posts) -

I am so fucking down for Halo 4. Goddamn I actually got giddy at the sizzle reel at the end of the demo.

#23 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1225 posts) -

The demo got me less excited, looks like all the enemies have to have gimmicks now instead of just good AI in a sandbox.

#24 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Yo dawg it looked like more Halo. Whis is... good I guess? I'll still play it.

#25 Posted by august (3836 posts) -

I thought it looked pretty dope.
 
I like Cortana going crazy.

#26 Posted by adoggz (2064 posts) -

as much as i love halo i cant help but feel meh about it.

#27 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (834 posts) -

@Nilazz said:

Started with a showstopper!

Agreed. Nothing else in that conference could even touch that Halo 4 demo. Blown away.

#28 Edited by Zacagawea (1590 posts) -

@Ramone said:

I can't understand how that could excite anyone. It was just more Halo.

Maybe because you like Halo?

Halo 4 is the biggest change to the franchise yet, believe it or not. Have you played the 3 Bungie Halo games this gen?

#29 Posted by TooWalrus (13169 posts) -

@Ramone said:

I can't understand how that could excite anyone. It was just more Halo.

Sometimes "just more" of something is enough. I didn't really care for the trailer, but if you were to show me more Bayonetta right now, I'd fuckin' loose my shit.

#30 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

It looked like Halo alright peronsally I was more impresed by Reach when they showed the amor abilities and the space flight this just looked like regular Halo pre-Reach kinda stuff not bad but I wasn't all that impressed

#31 Posted by Warihay (481 posts) -

@big_jon: I am right with ya man. I was very impressed by gameplay. Seriously can't wait to play it.

#32 Posted by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

I couldn't have cared less about this game before seeing that, but it looked great. And to the people worrying about the AI, I wouldn't. They needed a precise demo for a set amount of time. Actually allowing the AI to perform as normal would have made it potentially too drawn out. They needed to show things, and they scripted the enemies to allow them to quickly show off some new weapons and enemy types.

#33 Posted by Ramone (2961 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

@Ramone said:

I can't understand how that could excite anyone. It was just more Halo.

Maybe because you like Halo?

Halo 4 is the biggest change to the franchise yet, believe it or not. Have you played the 3 Bungie Halo games this gen?

Yes, and I liked them, but Reach felt like the natural conclusion. This just looks like a less-talented studio doing more Halo because Microsoft said 'We need more Halo'

#34 Posted by EXTomar (4687 posts) -

As I wrote in the other thread: Don't take this the wrong way but this sure looks like more Halo.

#35 Posted by Lukeweizer (2654 posts) -

I didn't see the trailer, but saw everyone blow their load on twitter. I'm holding out till I see it. I've been sick of the Halo format since 3, but bought Reach anyway and was kinda meh on it. It has it's moments. Was there gameplay in the trailer?

#36 Posted by spankingaddict (2661 posts) -

@Packie said:

I really liked the Metroid Prime influence.

Yes , this was the one thing that impressed me .

#37 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I like the new sound of the assault rifle.

#38 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I honestly can't wait to see the multiplayer.

#39 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

Halo 4 looked great but those fights looked a little too scripted, which goes against everything Halo has always been about.

Hopefully it was just for demo purposes, which I'm sure was probably the case.

This is how I felt too.

#40 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4719 posts) -

@Ramone said:

@Zacagawea said:

@Ramone said:

I can't understand how that could excite anyone. It was just more Halo.

Maybe because you like Halo?

Halo 4 is the biggest change to the franchise yet, believe it or not. Have you played the 3 Bungie Halo games this gen?

Yes, and I liked them, but Reach felt like the natural conclusion. This just looks like a less-talented studio doing more Halo because Microsoft said 'We need more Halo'

I wouldn't say that at all. For one, Halo 4 looks bloody amazing. I mean visually amazing. How the hell they're pushing a 360 to do that is beyond me. Second of all, the enemies not being hyper-intelligent has more to do with it being an E3 stage demo. They can't have 20 minute drawn out gun battles where the AI is testing your wits in front of, well, the world. I imagine Heroic/Legendary for Halo 4 will be just as trying and face-melting in both fun and difficulty as Reach was.

And finally, it looks like 343 is actually following through with the fiction promises of Halo. There was a lot of detail and a lot of story to pick out of that brief demo, and I'm not talking about the sizzle reel at the end (which looked awesome). A lot of great clues for Halo fans in there.

#41 Posted by theveej (826 posts) -

of course its more Halo...... its fucking Halo 4 emphasis on the Halo and the 4.

I thought it looked great, I thought reach was great, but fighting elites was getting old. So new enemies, better graphics and Cortana going crazy sounds awesome to me.

I do hope that there is a good explanation for fighting elites again, even in the trailer they said there was peace.

lol i know its the cool thing to hate on the major franchises, but I am thoroughly excited for this.

#42 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

As I wrote in the other thread: Don't take this the wrong way but this sure looks like more Halo.

This kinda irritates me because you can say that about all franchises, but people say this specificity on anything usually to do with Halo.

The game play trailer was not that long, but the graphics look really good, can't judge the AI too harshly because there was only a few enemy and only 2 very small fire fights, and it seems that the difficulty was set on the easier side, the guns sound allot better especially the Assault Rifle. However they didn't really show anything, it was very short, so I am looking forward to some more information and game play.

#43 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@theveej said:

of course its more Halo...... its fucking Halo 4 emphasis on the Halo and the 4.

I thought it looked great, I thought reach was great, but fighting elites was getting old. So new enemies, better graphics and Cortana going crazy sounds awesome to me.

I do hope that there is a good explanation for fighting elites again, even in the trailer they said there was peace.

lol i know its the cool thing to hate on the major franchises, but I am thoroughly excited for this.

They are a crazy religious sect of the Elites, not on the side of he Arbiter.

#44 Edited by Humanity (9055 posts) -

As serious as Halo wants to be they still employ the same goofy looking enemies. I don't know how anyone can get remotely invested in the story with little munchkins walking around as your enemies and the new baddies are little doods that have, wow, glowing orange skulls. Despite all the care in the graphics and the mysticism of Master Chief, it all ends up looking so cartoony.

#45 Posted by Ramone (2961 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@Ramone said:

@Zacagawea said:

@Ramone said:

I can't understand how that could excite anyone. It was just more Halo.

Maybe because you like Halo?

Halo 4 is the biggest change to the franchise yet, believe it or not. Have you played the 3 Bungie Halo games this gen?

Yes, and I liked them, but Reach felt like the natural conclusion. This just looks like a less-talented studio doing more Halo because Microsoft said 'We need more Halo'

I wouldn't say that at all. For one, Halo 4 looks bloody amazing. I mean visually amazing. How the hell they're pushing a 360 to do that is beyond me. Second of all, the enemies not being hyper-intelligent has more to do with it being an E3 stage demo. They can't have 20 minute drawn out gun battles where the AI is testing your wits in front of, well, the world. I imagine Heroic/Legendary for Halo 4 will be just as trying and face-melting in both fun and difficulty as Reach was.

And finally, it looks like 343 is actually following through with the fiction promises of Halo. There was a lot of detail and a lot of story to pick out of that brief demo, and I'm not talking about the sizzle reel at the end (which looked awesome). A lot of great clues for Halo fans in there.

I never said anything about enemy difficulty and yes it did look good visually but it's more Halo, just like Black Ops 2 is more Call of Duty. Halo could be spun out into all manner of crazy shit but instead they said 'Let's do 3 more Halo games because we need that Halo money'. I've no doubt that Halo 4 will be to the same standard as the previous entries in terms of the gameplay but that doesn't excite me at all.

#46 Posted by yinstarrunner (1185 posts) -

I'm just confused.  I have no idea what was going on in that gameplay demo.  Maybe I zoned out or something.  Did they explain who the new enemies are?

#47 Posted by Klaimore (946 posts) -

I think they whole game is bullshit there was absolutely no Kinect Support.

#48 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@yinstarrunner said:

I'm just confused. I have no idea what was going on in that gameplay demo. Maybe I zoned out or something. Did they explain who the new enemies are?

Forerunner defence AI's.

#49 Posted by august (3836 posts) -
@yinstarrunner said:
I'm just confused.  I have no idea what was going on in that gameplay demo.  Maybe I zoned out or something.  Did they explain who the new enemies are?
It's a bunch of Forerunner AI tech stuff.
 
It was pretty obvious they were going to go in that direction with the name of this trilogy being The Forerunner Trilogy.
#50 Posted by Bulby33 (589 posts) -
@wumbo3000 said:

After I saw this, I just realized a new Metroid Prime would be awesome.

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