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Posted by OrganicRobot

Neat.

Posted by Humanity

Kiki Wolfkill?

Posted by Mrsignerman44

So close :L

Posted by thebeastwithtwobacks

it certainly is a nice butt

Edited by believer258

So what they're saying is that this is not only a sequel to Halo but also a spiritual sequel to Journey?

Is the girl from Oni going to make a cameo?

EDIT: Hm, well, it looks pretty good. They won't actually deliver as well as hype says they will on this story of making Chief more humane and having Cortana deal with her impending death, but I hope it comes across well enough to be interesting and not campy or badly done.

Also, I knew about motion capture but I didn't know that this was going to look like making a movie.

Posted by TimmyChaw

I thought the voice of the motion capture actress for Cortana sounded better when she yelled that line. Sounds kinda campy when Jen does it...

Posted by Alorithin

They trump it up, but the actual dialouge of the story speaks volumes for its quality. Less ensemble and more stranger in a strange land would do wonders.

Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY

I know this video is way over dramatic but man I am so fucking excited for this godamn game

Posted by paulwade1984

Good stuff. I certainly enjoyed this video when I watched it days ago on eurogamer....

Edited by Rincewind
Posted by Gatehouse

OK, I know it's not going to be Breaking Bad, but a better Halo story sounds hell of appealing. Sign me up!

Posted by andrew2696

@paulwade1984: You make is sound like everyone reads the same news as you.

Posted by andrew2696

@Rincewind: You really have to be looking for that to actually notice.

Posted by ip007

It's nice to see the thought that went into the details. Details are everything!

Edited by MeatSim

Aim for his trigger finger! the armor is weak there!

Posted by MatthewSerious

Oh Dammit! I was ready to write this game off, and they had to go and make it good.

Edited by poheroe

come on is looking good. anybody on denial?

Posted by Sooty

oh a Cortana boob job.

Posted by theswoosh

Amazing character model.... Too bad it's a first person shooter.

Posted by divakchopra

all right, now show us the making of Pac-Man

Posted by isomeri

@Sooty said:

oh a Cortana boob job.

That's really disturbing to me. Cortana seemed like a much more mature character in the first game

Posted by CODA117

Ugh...November is soooo far away -_-

Posted by Tarsier

@MatthewSerious said:

Oh Dammit! I was ready to write this game off, and they had to go and make it good.

this is actually the kind of bullshit that makes me ready to write it off, when i was stoked for it originally lol.

the story of these games has always been crap, i dont think this is going to be any different. and nothing in this video shows otherwise. overly dramatic, self serious garbage. a halo game has never earned an emotional moment.

Posted by revel

Game is looking awesome and i'm sure i'll play it. But this video is so annoyingly overblown. You guys wanted hollywood? You got it. I'm just glad they actually dug a bit deeper and showed concept work and some people who are actually making the game and working every day. Other than that it is so blown out. AAA is kind of dying. What is left is now following each other down the path of expensive actor names, overblown expensive videos, lies, and exaggerations. They could spend some of the money from this video on an experimental gameplay element or something.

Posted by joelalfaro

hmM!

Posted by Hef

Honestly...I don't think I want to play another halo. Master Chief isn't some introspective dude. And I don't want him to be. In my mind he died on that ship. I'm not ruling out this game entirely, but I just don't give a shit. Also all the people in this video save 1 or 2 couldn't look less interested.

Posted by ItBeStefYo

@MatthewSerious said:

Oh Dammit! I was ready to write this game off, and they had to go and make it good.

My thoughts exactly. The Halo fanboy in me has awoken

Posted by djhicks1

@ip007 said:

It's nice to see the thought that went into the details. Details are everything!

Agreed. This looks good.

Posted by 500xp

We'll at least they seem genuinely passionate about it. Also its nuts that the VAs for Master Chief and Cortana never met before now.

Posted by CookieMonster

That was actually pretty good.

Posted by vinsanityv22

Steve Downes is older looking than I thought he was. I NEVER seem to get the right mental image in my head for voice actors... although Tara Strong was about as cute as I thought she'd be.

Posted by fmprodguy

Gotta tell ya, can't wait...

Posted by Tesla

@revel said:

They could spend some of the money from this video on an experimental gameplay element or something.

"Experimental gameplay elements" sound awesome in theory. But if your experiment fails, you have now earned the ire of Halo's army of fans. New gameplay ideas work best with new IPs.

Cool video, I really liked the bits about all the detail on the armor. They picked appropriate music this time as well. Hopefully no more dubstep trailers.

Posted by CrossTheAtlantic

@isomeri said:

@Sooty said:

oh a Cortana boob job.

That's really disturbing to me. Cortana seemed like a much more mature character in the first game

Yeaaaah, they really Ivy'd up her outfit. Besides that, though, this looks pretty good.

Posted by Shaka999

I fucking love watching making-of videos. espeically when everyone is (seemingly) as enthusiastic as these guys are. can't wait

Posted by NaDannMaGoGo

@Shaka999 said:

I fucking love watching making-of videos. espeically when everyone is (seemingly) as enthusiastic as these guys are. can't wait

Eh I take it you're serious?

I love making-of videos too, but this one ain't one really. It's jut another one of these overblown "Developer Diaries" where instead of showing us how some work is done for a couple minutes you actually just get a lot of cut footage between multiple developers sitting in front of a green screen. And as often, in this case too they basically just promise heaven.

Edited by coaxmetal

I love butts.

Also this video is weirdly overedited, lol the soundtrack at the start. I don't really care about the game anyway.

Posted by csl316

I'm just glad Master Chief's voice actor looks like a bad ass scruffy dude.

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Posted by RobRoyale

I dont care whats its for but they have to have a Medal and a Callout in that Halo Multiplayer Announcer voice that says "WOLFKILL!"

Posted by sanchez8797

i play halo for the mulitiplayer

Posted by confideration

I'm supposed to hate this because it's popular, but I don't.

Posted by MistaSparkle

This was super cool. I love it when a game means this much to someone, let alone an entire team.

Posted by Butano

Do I buy another 360 so late in the generation after my old one crapped out to play this?

Maybe? Possibly?

Posted by Warihay

Startin to get really excited for this.

Posted by DragonNinja789

Hmmm so thats what the voice of Chief looks like

Posted by SmokePants

I hope I'm wrong, but it sounds like they have a bunch of hacks handling the story. Invoking "A hero's journey" is a huge red flag, indicative of people who don't know what they're doing. I bet they also cling to a 3-act structure because they just don't know any better. Again, I hope I'm wrong. The campaigns are the most important part of Halo games for me.

Posted by Zereta

@SmokePants said:

I hope I'm wrong, but it sounds like they have a bunch of hacks handling the story. Invoking "A hero's journey" is a huge red flag, indicative of people who don't know what they're doing. I bet they also cling to a 3-act structure because they just don't know any better. Again, I hope I'm wrong. The campaigns are the most important part of Halo games for me.

Um, what? Don't understand why invoking a hero's journey and sticking to a three act structure is sign of bad-ness. Lots of great fiction use a similar story structure.

Heck, Star Wars uses it, the original trilogy.

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@Zereta said:

@SmokePants said:

I hope I'm wrong, but it sounds like they have a bunch of hacks handling the story. Invoking "A hero's journey" is a huge red flag, indicative of people who don't know what they're doing. I bet they also cling to a 3-act structure because they just don't know any better. Again, I hope I'm wrong. The campaigns are the most important part of Halo games for me.

Um, what? Don't understand why invoking a hero's journey and sticking to a three act structure is sign of bad-ness. Lots of great fiction use a similar story structure.

Heck, Star Wars uses it, the original trilogy.

Hitting the beats of the "Hero's Journey" and following a 3-act structure does not indicate anything about the quality of a story. They are just crutches used by people who are painting by numbers, rather than creating. Do you think the guy who wrote the Epic of Gilgamesh had a copy of "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" on hand to guide him along? Of course not. The whole point of the monomyth is that it describes a structure (some would argue oversimplifies) that arises organically across history. It is ONLY notable because storytellers came by it honestly and obliviously. Now it's being used as a how-to guide by every hack on the planet.

It doesn't mean Halo 4's story will be bad, it just means that the people making that story are more likely to fall into those old familiar traps than just about every video game story encounters. It's just a shame that they would gather such a talented team at 343, yet leave the creative end to people who are working from a damn checklist.

Posted by Waffles13

@SmokePants: Didn't the video explicitly explain that the Chief had already been on his Hero's Journey and was a hero, so they were taking this story in a different, more personal direction?

Obviously it will have plenty of tropes of that classic style, but I find it odd that you are latching onto something that they explicitly addressed in the video.

Edited by ch3burashka

Kiki Wolfkill will rip your heart out and devour it.

Obviously, Cortana has been and is sexualized, but she looks much more voluptuous, and what gets me even more is that it looks like she has ginormous hips. It's borderline creepy now. In Halo 1, it wasn't as noticeable, now it seems blatantly obvious what their intent is.

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