Meet Halo 4's new mech, the mantis.

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#1 Edited by big_jon (5723 posts) -

The re-make of Valhalla really shows how much better Halo 4 looks than Halo 3. Mechs are something that I didn't want in Halo, but since this is 6 years in the the future of the Halo universe I guess it can be justified.

#2 Posted by MikkaQ (10280 posts) -

Oh man, maybe I am interested in this game. Mechs are the best!

#3 Posted by zombie2011 (4972 posts) -

Valhalla!! Shit i loved that map so much. Even though it would never happen i would love just a MP only releases of Halo 4 with just all the old maps from previous Halo games.

#4 Posted by DrFlapjack (233 posts) -

I do not want tea-bagging mechs (or dubstep) in Halo. But I do love Valhalla.

#5 Posted by CODA117 (30 posts) -

Everything I see of this game just keeps getting better and better!

#6 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

Was super pumped about all this new Halo 4 stuff, this, however, I'm not really liking this addition too much. Not gonna judge till I play it obviously, but mechs feel kinda weird to me in a Halo game, especially one that resembles your general every-day mech that you can see in many other games.

#7 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

I will say that all of this Dubstep over the trailers shit is super weak...

#8 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

Mech T-bagging.

Damn it, I swore I'd never buy gold again and up until now I was sure of that. And now I'm not. I want to play this game now...

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#9 Posted by Driadon (2997 posts) -

Ehhhh... I love mechs, but that trailer was very lackluster once it actually got to the mech itself. And that animation on that mech just seems all sorts of off.

#10 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Wow, that looks really out of place and poorly animated to boot.

#11 Posted by Pie (7073 posts) -

Where is my avalanche remake!?

#12 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1225 posts) -

This is dumb. Mechs in the Halo universe are just outdated MJOLNIR armor.

Also, fuck that dubstep shit.

#13 Edited by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

And yet more reasons why I won't play a Halo title that isn't made by Bungie!

That looks so out of place.

#14 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3851 posts) -

This is rad. Who cares if it looks 'out of place'? You want the same Halo game every time?

#15 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

Apparently at least some people do, to answer your question.

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Who cares if it looks 'out of place'?

#16 Posted by themangalist (1731 posts) -

This looks weird.

#17 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

Metal...Gear?!

#18 Posted by freakin9 (1113 posts) -

OMG, it's OP, NERF IT NOW!

#19 Posted by Vager (1653 posts) -

The way the legs on the Mantis looks and moves seems out of place in the universe. I usually think of cheap, bulky and built to last when it comes to the UNSC's arsenal.

#20 Posted by Bumpton (444 posts) -

I haven't played a Halo game in a while and that looks like something that may bring me back, if only out of curiosity.

Also, isn't it pretty easy to filter Halo games and such? The people that don't want to use it should be able to find mech-free games, right? I honestly don't know though, just asking.

#21 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

As others have mentioned, that looks suuuuuper out of place! Maybe it's because it's terribly animated.

#22 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Everything about this is turning me off of Halo 4.

#23 Posted by JeanLuc (3577 posts) -

I love Valhalla, a classic Halo 3 map.

#24 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

Uh the tea bagging at the end. Fuckin Halo.

#25 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Mechs can suck my balls but FUCK YEAH VALHALLA

#26 Posted by Shaka999 (466 posts) -

Man, that map looks gorgeous. As for the actual mech... I dunno. I've never really used vehicles all that much, and that thing looks overpowered as all hell. But I'll save any real criticisms for when the game comes out.

#27 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3851 posts) -

@Hitchenson said:

Apparently at least some people do, to answer your question.

@TheSouthernDandy said:

Who cares if it looks 'out of place'?

*shrug* I'd rather have 343 put in something that looks a little different then play it safe. There's way too much of that in the industry especially with popular titles.

#28 Edited by two_socks (230 posts) -

ED 209

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#29 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

It does look out of place.

#30 Edited by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

note that in most of the vehicle kills and the player kills the mech isn't even being shot at, so the mech may be really weak as far as armor goes.

#31 Posted by ez123 (1955 posts) -

I don't even think CoD has mechs. You thought out of the box with this one, 343.

If they really don't have any Promethean vehicles, that's stupid.

#32 Posted by FoolishChaos (434 posts) -

That might be the most generic looking mech

#33 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

Wow, that looks really out of place and poorly animated to boot.

#34 Posted by MiniPato (2727 posts) -

I don't like the legs on that mech.

And in general, I don't like mechs outside of the mech genre because they tend to be shit. Powerful, but shit. But Halo's vehicles were always fun and easy to maneuver, so maybe it could be good.

#35 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Hmmm... Don't really know what I think of this from just a video. I'll try to keep an open mind. I do agree with Valhalla looking great and enough of this dub step shit already.

#36 Posted by Giantstalker (1606 posts) -

Halo just got a little less dumb, but the teabagging at the end... a mech won't be enough to bring me back to that franchise.

#37 Posted by Grilledcheez (3946 posts) -

Not sure about the mech, don't really care that much. The map looks like a really good remake though.

#38 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@ez123 said:

I don't even think CoD has mechs. You thought out of the box with this one, 343.

If they really don't have any Promethean vehicles, that's stupid.

Lol wut?

Promethean vehicles would be stupid, why the hell would AI's drive Vehicles when they can BE them?

#39 Posted by two_socks (230 posts) -

Isn't it confirmed that they have Promethean vehicles? I think I remember Brad saying something to that effect during that little stream he was in with Drew and Chris Watters.

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#40 Posted by ez123 (1955 posts) -

@big_jon: I don't know why and I don't care. The vehicles would assemble around you, that's the important thing.

#41 Posted by Veektarius (4749 posts) -

Ok, now take the mech, and in single player, rather than giving it to the player for an on-rails vehicle section, have them piloted by marines who are fighting the enemy alongside you while you're on foot.

#42 Posted by TooWalrus (13155 posts) -

Ya know what? I think it's fine. I also think the music is totally appropriate for quickly showing off a multiplayer feature. 
 
Maybe I should post this in the unpopular opinions thread...

#43 Posted by NegativeCero (2988 posts) -

I don't know, it seems like it could easily become overpowered if they don't balance it right. And I think I'm over dubstep being in things related to games. Hopefully by next year there will be another dumb type of music to put in trailers.

#44 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

You know what Microsoft Games should do? Hire someone to make a new Mechassault game for the xbox. Just saying, this video kind of makes me think of Mechassault 1 & 2.

#45 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

Ya know what? I think it's fine. I also think the music is totally appropriate for quickly showing off a multiplayer feature. Maybe I should post this in the unpopular opinions thread...

You have my sword.

And I didn't really think that music was dub-steppy (especially compared to the other one). Just seemed like some out of place electronica. Sure the bass is kinda turned up and slinky, but that's par for the course these days.

#46 Posted by cmblasko (1179 posts) -

The production values of these trailers that 343 have been putting out are embarrassing compared to Bungie's stuff. I know that kind of music is currently popular for trailers and teasers, but it feels super out of place in a Halo video.

The mechs look cool, somewhat strange in the Halo environment especially considering it is being featured on an old Halo 3 map. I really hope we can have 16 of those things fighting at once.

#47 Edited by HH (609 posts) -

i just wish they didn't make it so it could fucking teabag :(

#48 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

@Vinny_Says said:

You know what Microsoft Games should do? Hire someone to make a new Mechassault game for the xbox. Just saying, this video kind of makes me think of Mechassault 1 & 2.

I agree so fucking much!

#49 Edited by Aleryn (704 posts) -

I was really impressed with the mech until the DEVELOPERS made it teabag. Ugh, I know it's a Halo... thing... but why encourage it at a creator level? Oh well, very cool aside from that.

@freakin9 said:

OMG, it's OP, NERF IT NOW!

PUT THAT CRYSTAL BALL AWAY BEFORE THEY CATCH YOU WITH IT!

#50 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Looks pretty cool but I'm more excited for the return of Valhalla! Man, good to see that one again. Just about all the maps from Reach really bored me, so I'm glad to see an old favourite.

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