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#1 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -

  
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#2 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -

Camp some more, it's basically the only effective in Halo. Thanks to the regenerating health system, the worst thing to happen to the gaming industry ever.

#3 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -
@fwylo said:
" What game? "
Click on the link to see what game.
#4 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -

It is good to see Valve make new and original games, unlike Bungie.

#5 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -
#6 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -
@Synthballs said:
" @Spikester said:
" They both suck! Team Fortress 2 FTW! "
I like you. You speak good truths. "
Finally, a person who replied to my post who isn't an idiot. 
 
Synthballs > SethPhotopoulos
#7 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @Spikester said:

" @wrathofconn said:

" @Mystyr_E: No, unless you think unlikely means impossible. It has nothing to do with whether you've seen and experienced it, the vast majority of players never will. So do you think they should make it easier for players to quit intentionally without penalty to alleviate a rare issue like you had? It's not worth that tradeoff.  Before Reach, I hadn't played a Halo game since 2, so implying that I'm a Bungie fanboy just because I think you are overreacting to something is laughable. "
Don't disagree with Mystery_E, because he's a Demon Souls fan. Halo fans are not Demon Souls fans because they're not not hardcore gamers. Hardcore gamers are not Halo fans, only casual gamers are.  "
What is your problem?  We know you don't like Reach.  To try to cast the people who are fans of Halo into a sub group to make your self feel better is offensive and wrong.   Now the OP thinks Bioshock 2 is better than Reach in terms of multiplayer is an alright thing to say but you have something against Halo and CoD for some damn reason I can't figure out. "
Because both games series are ruining the industry. Generic , run of the mill games are selling better than creative games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro 2033. They dumb down the gaming industry and Holllywoodnizing it to appeal to the dumb mainstream audience. It's true, and hardcore gamers will agree with me because it's true. Smart Giantbomb.com users like RsistncE will agree with me.
#8 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -
@wrathofconn said:
" @Mystyr_E: No, unless you think unlikely means impossible. It has nothing to do with whether you've seen and experienced it, the vast majority of players never will. So do you think they should make it easier for players to quit intentionally without penalty to alleviate a rare issue like you had? It's not worth that tradeoff.  Before Reach, I hadn't played a Halo game since 2, so implying that I'm a Bungie fanboy just because I think you are overreacting to something is laughable. "
Don't disagree with Mystery_E, because he's a Demon Souls fan. Halo fans are not Demon Souls fans because they're not not hardcore gamers. Hardcore gamers are not Halo fans, only casual gamers are. 
#9 Posted by Spikester (90 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" Soooo...have you played Halo: Reach?  I mean, just curious...since it's far more in line with the first two games in the franchise...and you yourself state that you enjoyed the first one...  Also, HEY, CHECK IT OUT I GOTZ A THREADZ TO TALK DOWN BOUT DA HALOZ IN! "
I have played Halo 3 with Jetpacks.
#10 Edited by Spikester (90 posts) -

 http://www.gamespot.com/news/6279713.html

 F1 2010 outsold Halo Reach and Dead Rising 2, together, in the UK.

If only it was true worldwide... No, not a Halo fan here (nothing against it, per se. I enjoyed the 1st one a bit.

First let me clarify something. I said I don't mind Halo. I bought the first Halo when it was available on PC and it was an ok game... nothing great, just another shooter with a couple neat features to set it apart. The next games didn't add anything to it. There's also a hundred other FPS games just like it out there, some better and some worse.

F1 2010 on the other hand, well guess what. There hasn't been an F1 game in 6 years! Dissing the game for being a racing game is rather stupid, by the way, as it can take far more skill, endurance, patience, and composure to win a race in F1 2010 than to beat the entire Halo Reach campaign. I say this because 55 laps around Monaco is FUCKING HARD. Now, you certainly don't need to go that far, I've been playing 30% race length so it's more like 15-17 laps, but it's still very tough.

A reason why F1 2010 is in better taste is because, aside from not being "yet another shooter" - which, fanboys, isn't me saying Halo Reach sucks, I'm saying it's all been done before in one form or another and very recently to boot. F1, as I said, has not been done in years and years. Sure there's been other racing games, GRID, Dirt, Forza, GT5P etc etc but these are not F1. It's like a JRPG vs a WRPG vs an RTS! The only similarity is that you're in a vehicle on a track.

They also definitely raised the bar for racing game immersion. You have interviews. You do practice, qualifying, and race day. There's dynamic weather which truely affects the race. You can be fired from your team, or hired by others. There's R&D objectives for small upgrades. The track gets rubbered over the course of the weekend and gets grippier. You have fuel weight, so your car is faster by the end of the race than at the start. Tires wear and can pop. All kinds of stuff that's either innovative or far refined over what any racing game has given in the past.

Halo Reach adds a jetpack. Wooosh!

I'd give Halo 1 credit for having some new things to bring to the genre. But Reach is same old hat. This isn't to say anything of the story mind you. A story is a story, and if I wanted a good one I could play many games with excellent stories, or just read a book/watch a movie.

F1 2010 is in much better taste than Halo Reach. Sorry but it's true.

As a final point to the guys out there who got their panties in a bunch... of course taste is subjective. I say it's in bad taste to hang onto a long running sequels with nothing to add. I think CoD is in bad taste too, surprisingly, while I think Portal or Metro 2033 or Cryostasis or Mirror's Edge were all in quite good taste as they all bring something different to the table