What did you think of Halo 4's E3 gameplay footage?

#1 Posted by CouncilorChief (85 posts) -

I have to say it looked pretty cool, cooler than I anticipated. Its like the series is going for a Metroid Prime vibe for the setting which is a good thing. The gun sounds have more "oomph" and punch to them, you can tell that the sound designer for MGS is definitely not going to disappoint us. Love the new enemy designs that look similar to Forerunner archetecture, sure they look like Bionicles but I don't think that's a bad thing at all. Oh yeah, the game looks fan-fucking-tastic! Not only does it look better than any Gears of War game to date, it's the best looking Xbox360 exclusive period. I like how it focuses on being good ol' Halo instead of relying on gimmicks like Halo: Reach's space battles.

343 is cooking up a damn good game so far and maybe it will wash away the bad taste of Halo: Reach out of my mouth. Yeah, pretty much the only good thing shown at Microsoft's press conference.

#2 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Looked like Halo!

#3 Posted by CouncilorChief (85 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

Looked like Halo!

Aaaand that's a bad thing?

#4 Posted by DBagalot (159 posts) -

I want to see where they take the series. I love Halo. (Ready to get comments questioning my eagerness to play this game)

#5 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@CouncilorChief said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Looked like Halo!

Aaaand that's a bad thing?

I am pretty indifferent towards Halo, but cool for the people into that franchise I suppose!

#6 Posted by CouncilorChief (85 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@CouncilorChief said:

@Cloudenvy said:

Looked like Halo!

Aaaand that's a bad thing?

I am pretty indifferent towards Halo, but cool for the people into that franchise I suppose!

Its all cool broseph.

#7 Posted by Redsox44 (482 posts) -

Most excited I've been for Halo since Halo 3.

#8 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

Metroid Prime...I knew the way Halo 4 looked reminded me of something.

I think the game looks promising, but I'm still wary of how it will end up. If the enemies are different enough from the Covenant and they manage to adapt the AI to the way the new enemies behave then they should be fine.

#9 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11009 posts) -

I have to say I was really unimpressed by what I saw. It was just running down a linear path and shooting the glowing weak spots on the enemies, and what I associate with the Halo are big open environments, a lot of enemies, and some vehicles. Now, I now there are a lot of linear sections in the Halo games, but it seemed like a rather lackluster and uninspired section to show.

Conversely, I think the game looks very pretty. The people at 343 definitely know how to make a game look good.

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#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I thought of Crysis 2, to be honest.

#11 Posted by Redsox44 (482 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan: Spartan Ops video looked pretty cool.

#12 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

wow more halo guys!!!!

#13 Posted by Redsox44 (482 posts) -

@BUCK3TM4N: Yay!!!!

#14 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

I and legit excited for this halo. It looks...different. New. Something that will actually change what halo is. And hopefully they dont introduce the flood again, or if they do they do it right.

#15 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Looks fun and great, loving the graphics but the gameplay (which is always my number one concern) looked equally smooth with new cool enemies.
 
I'm still a bit dismayed at the lack of Firefight but I'm sure this'll be a day one purchase for me again.

#16 Posted by big_jon (5727 posts) -

Looked amazing, I hope it is not too liner and scripted though.

#17 Posted by Three0neFive (2293 posts) -

Haloid Prime looks pretty goddamned good.

Still not worth re-buying a 360 for, but I'll at least follow the previews and such this time.

#18 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3869 posts) -

Looks rad, I'm excited to see more. Nice to have new enemies to fight, I love Elites but I could use a break from the Covenant.

#19 Edited by GTCknight (695 posts) -

@CouncilorChief: I've said this before But, I'll say it again. Halo 4 was the best game they showed at the Microsoft Press Conference. In fact a friend of mine mentioned to me yesterday that some stopped watching after they saw Halo 4.

#20 Posted by big_jon (5727 posts) -

@BUCK3TM4N: Trololololol

#21 Posted by CouncilorChief (85 posts) -

@GTCknight said:

@CouncilorChief: I've said this before But, I'll say it again. Halo 4 was the best game they showed at the Microsoft Press Conference. In fact a friend of mine mentioned to me yesterday that some stopped watching after they saw Halo 4.

I nearly cut myself for sitting through all of the E3 press conferences. You know the end is nigh when Ubisoft had the most impressive showcase at E3.

#22 Posted by Scodiac (470 posts) -

Yeah, it was great. The videos they've put out since about multiplayer looked great as well. Can't wait to get my hands on it. I think 343 has succeeded in exciting the Halo fanbase and also made some other gamers think about getting back into the series. E3 was definitely a success for Halo 4.

#23 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1573 posts) -

It looked hot, but more importantly, it sounded hot. The sound design and the music both really stood out to me. Definitely digging the new direcion.

#24 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Looked pretty good overall.

#25 Posted by Ceannfaolaidh (8 posts) -

The one thing that made me nervous was the knockdown sequence. Many a promising campaign (read: Battlefield 3) has been ruined by forcing too many quicktime events.

#26 Posted by big_jon (5727 posts) -

@Ceannfaolaidh: My primary worry about the single player too.

#27 Posted by me3639 (1756 posts) -

First time i have been interested in playing a Halo title.

#28 Posted by wewantsthering (1567 posts) -

More Halo is not something I'm interested in. Original IPs that don't have five other sequels? Yes please.

#29 Posted by Arnox (22 posts) -
@wewantsthering said:

More Halo is not something I'm interested in. Original IPs that don't have five other sequels? Yes please.

What are you doing on this board then?
#30 Posted by EXTomar (4727 posts) -

It seems like he is posting on a topic that asks a question he has an answer too. If there is a problem with that then maybe the question shouldn't be asked.

#31 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I don't like the new alien enemies, they looked dumb. As a result I'm not sure I'm that interested. Also, I don't really like the idea of exploring forerunner stuff. It worked good as background stuff in the games, but I don't care enough about it for it to be what the games about. I just think it's better as a mystery because I have significant doubts that they can come up with twists or answers that aren't lame, to explain them.

#32 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
Massively underwhelming. 
#33 Posted by hershelgeorgelives (78 posts) -

Reminded me a lot of the Metroid Prime games. But seeing as it looks like Nintendo/Retro doesn't plan on releasing another one of those in the foreseeable future it's fine with me.

#34 Posted by Arnox (22 posts) -
@EXTomar said:

It seems like he is posting on a topic that asks a question he has an answer too. If there is a problem with that then maybe the question shouldn't be asked.

Who are you talking to?
#35 Posted by wewantsthering (1567 posts) -

@Arnox said:

@wewantsthering said:

More Halo is not something I'm interested in. Original IPs that don't have five other sequels? Yes please.

What are you doing on this board then?

I don't browse boards. I just look at the recent stuff at the bottom of the main page for what's interesting. I was genuinely interested in reading what other people thought about it. It's a free country! ;-)

#36 Posted by ds8k (412 posts) -

As someone that has never cared for the Halo series, I think it looked like more Halo. For the people that enjoy Halo that's probably fine.

#37 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

It's probably my 3rd most looked forward to game this year. The top 2 being Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena.

#38 Posted by allworkandlowpay (874 posts) -

Looked like Halo, in a good way.

#39 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Looks great, can't wait to get my hands on it!

#40 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4800 posts) -

@CouncilorChief said:

@GTCknight said:

@CouncilorChief: I've said this before But, I'll say it again. Halo 4 was the best game they showed at the Microsoft Press Conference. In fact a friend of mine mentioned to me yesterday that some stopped watching after they saw Halo 4.

I nearly cut myself for sitting through all of the E3 press conferences. You know the end is nigh when Ubisoft had the most impressive showcase at E3.

Why do you say that? Ubisoft is among the best when it comes to variety, quality, and quantity. They release a fuckton of titles per year, and almost every title aimed at the "core" demographic for games hits the mark. They also take big risks like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, both franchises that many people felt were shoddy investments when they were first introduced. They also brought back Rayman. Goddamn Rayman.

I Am Alive was an interesting title that tried a lot of new ideas as well. It wasn't that good of a game, but that doesn't diminish Ubisoft for being ballsy and taking risks. Even on established franchises (Blacklist looks dope as hell).

Now as far as Halo 4 is concerned. Shit looks dope.

#41 Posted by CouncilorChief (85 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@CouncilorChief said:

@GTCknight said:

@CouncilorChief: I've said this before But, I'll say it again. Halo 4 was the best game they showed at the Microsoft Press Conference. In fact a friend of mine mentioned to me yesterday that some stopped watching after they saw Halo 4.

I nearly cut myself for sitting through all of the E3 press conferences. You know the end is nigh when Ubisoft had the most impressive showcase at E3.

Why do you say that? Ubisoft is among the best when it comes to variety, quality, and quantity. They release a fuckton of titles per year, and almost every title aimed at the "core" demographic for games hits the mark. They also take big risks like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry, both franchises that many people felt were shoddy investments when they were first introduced. They also brought back Rayman. Goddamn Rayman.

I Am Alive was an interesting title that tried a lot of new ideas as well. It wasn't that good of a game, but that doesn't diminish Ubisoft for being ballsy and taking risks. Even on established franchises (Blacklist looks dope as hell).

Now as far as Halo 4 is concerned. Shit looks dope.

All true, but Ubisoft is still bastardizing Splinter Cell.

#42 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

Way pumped, they changed more than I was expecting and that's a good thing.

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