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Posted by RXSideEffect

Looks like a lot of fun...I can remember many a nights wasted over this game it really doesn't feel like 10 years ago. I was kind of hoping when they announced it that maybe they'd add levels, but I'm still excited with just a straight up remake with the terminals to maybe fill in some more story.

Posted by SomeJerk

Shit framerate. I actually enjoyed Halo 1 on PC, would take a few people into the afterlife to get this on PC.

Posted by biggest_loser

What a joke: "It plays exactly like the original." And every other Halo game?  He's talking like there's between this huge game play advancement in the past 10 years. 
 
So why would anyone want to play it twice? You're selling a graphical update. And its not like fans have had a shortage of Halo either. Changing between the two modes would be fun once or twice but is that what they're really selling this on? If you tried this on PC people would laugh given that you could make graphical mods. 

Posted by zaglis

Halo never had a flashing and annoying ''RELOAD" prompt.. Fucking 343 dumbing down...
OH. WAIT.

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

Ooh, I'm excited for both this and Halo Fest.

Edited by Crixaliz

In this video the game looks alright and he said that this is not the final build.
In the pre-order bonus video the game looks pretty shit (maybe it was graphic style on the guns).
I'm confused about which one is showing the newer build.

Posted by djames216

Do most Halo fans really care about this graphical upgrade? (I'm not a Halo fan btw). It just seems so pointless.  This just comes across as milking more money out of the Halo cashcow with minimum effort.  If I wanna play Halo 1, I'll pull out my original (PC) copy and play that.

Posted by DeadMonkeys

Is the framerate part of the "experience"? If so, forget it.

Posted by yogetoutdaway
@Hobbies: I'm starting to hate the use of the phrase "say what you will about..." on this website.
Posted by Jack_Lafayette

Not to be a wet blanket, but all I got from this is "we thought we could make a bundle of cash if we made it look better". I love the original Halo, but surely they have to make more than just graphical improvements for this?

Posted by zombie2011
@Dark_Lord_Spam said:
Not to be a wet blanket, but all I got from this is "we thought we could make a bundle of cash if we made it look better". I love the original Halo, but surely they have to make more than just graphical improvements for this?
No they don't they are doing far more than any other company is, when they do their HD re-releases.
Posted by Daftasabat

"A gift to the fans" i always thought gifts were free

Posted by FlipperDesert

I have one question: Can I place a whole bunch of grenades under the warthog on Silent Cartographer and launch it onto one of the cliffs? This may impact my purchasing decision.

Posted by solidejake

But where are the realistic water effects?

Posted by Hashbrowns

@DeadMonkeys said:

Is the framerate part of the "experience"? If so, forget it.

That would be part of the Giant Bomb experience. When they re-encode trailers, we often end up with stuttering video that's pretty hard to watch. Youtube's 720p version is way smoother, so you can check that out. The game is still running at 30 fps as far as I can tell, but it's certainly much smoother than it appears here. If they added in a subtle motion-blur to the camera movement, the game would be perceived as much smoother, I would hazard to guess.

Posted by therealspratt

This game needed to feel exactly like it did ten years ago because shooters, not least games in the Halo franchise SHOULD NEVER EVOLVE!!! NEVER!!! EVOLUTION BAD, STALE REMAKES GOOD.

Posted by BUCK3TM4N

i wish they used their own engine instead of the reach engine cause it has terrible frame rate issues

Posted by therealspratt

Overpowered weapons are great as well, who needs balance in a first person shooter anyway?

Posted by RaidenMitsuru

The framerate needs help.

Posted by Klei

What the heck, change the gun models, it's super horrible. Yuck!
Posted by RadleyDuder

God dammit I'm poor enough as it is...and yet I'm probably gonna buy this.

Posted by Luck3ySe7en

@RaidenMitsuru said:

The framerate needs help.

I agree. Wonder if the classic vs updated graphics option is somehow bringing it down

Posted by rmanthorp

What was the primary goal again?

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Posted by studnoth1n

what an incoherent pile of shit.

Edited by beeryayghost
@studnoth1n said:

what an incoherent pile of shit.

How is this pile of shit incoherent?
Posted by RuthLoose

@Rufi91 said:

What was the primary goal again?

To make Halo: Combat Evolved play exactly like it did TEN years ago.

Posted by csl316

As I told my buddy: I beat Halo a good 50 times. Looking forward to doing it again.

Posted by rwcohn

@Hashbrowns said:

@DeadMonkeys said:

Is the framerate part of the "experience"? If so, forget it.

That would be part of the Giant Bomb experience. When they re-encode trailers, we often end up with stuttering video that's pretty hard to watch. Youtube's 720p version is way smoother, so you can check that out. The game is still running at 30 fps as far as I can tell, but it's certainly much smoother than it appears here. If they added in a subtle motion-blur to the camera movement, the game would be perceived as much smoother, I would hazard to guess.

YouTube doesn't support video above 30fps, nor do most video hosts.

Posted by YoungBuck

I'm sold.

Posted by HavokCXVII

@BUCK3TM4N: The graphics engine running on top is Saber's work, not the Reach engine.

Edited by AthleticShark

People that are complaining over stupid things or just whatever, who cares. This is a chance to relive Halo with buddies over xbox live. Buy it or don't. You know what it is, you know how its gonna be, and we all know how disappointed we are with the multiplayer aspect (that being Halo Reach multiplayer with classic Halo maps...). Go complain about your framerate elsewhere. Go drag out the old xbox with Halo and compare that framerate. At least it is not 60 bucks.

Posted by iTreefish

"A gift to the fans..." that they have to pay $50-60 for. Cute.

Posted by Pepsiman

@iTreefish: Unless they've said otherwise since I last heard, I believe the game is retailing for $40.

Posted by TehJames

The graphics looks like Halo 2 graphics.

Posted by RockAction

 
So strange to see them switch the engines from new to classic and back, weird how your memory lies to you
 
when he first started talking about how great the updated graphics were i didn't think much of them, then he switched to classic and i can't believe the game looked like that, i remember it looking closer to the new version 
 
its a cool feature, i won't be buying this as i didn't enjoy the first one enough to buy it again but seems like a cool package for the die hard fans

Posted by Redbullet685
@Vito_Raliffe said:
I'm afraid that I'm going to switch between the graphics too often. I must control myself!
Same here. Looks great. First day!
Posted by Enigma777

Fuck, I didn't realize how much they bumped up the graphics. This just became a must-buy game for me.

Posted by DJJoeJoe
Posted by Cirdain

The old graphics are more coherent.

Edited by GaspoweR

Man, the producer just ran around circles and sounded very redundant. You can make a drinking game out of how many times he says "10 YEARS AGO".

Posted by AngriGhandi

Oh, floaty physics, how I've missed you

I only wish you were in the god damn multiplayer

Posted by PoToSkull

I wonder if this will play like the original?

Posted by Deric
@PoToSkull: They said it was going to. Going to play like Halo: Combat Evolved, and look like a current gen Halo (Reach), or maybe look even better than reach, who knows?
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@PoToSkull said:

I wonder if this will play like the original?

I doubt it will play like that specific one, but it's nearly impossible to tell because all of the Halo games are so different from one another.
Posted by Batmeng

So this is the game that invented video games and the internet.

Posted by BlazeHedgehog
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
@PoToSkull said:

I wonder if this will play like the original?

I doubt it will play like that specific one, but it's nearly impossible to tell because all of the Halo games are so different from one another.
Microsoft stated when this was announced that this will play basically identically to Halo 1. It's literally all the old Halo 1 code with a new graphics engine laid on top of it. All the physics, all the controls, and apparently even all the level designs - everything about it is 1:1 with the original Halo 1.
Posted by Stubee
@Forkstik said:

@Gizmo: @Gizmo said:

The question is, what does Blood Gulch look like?

Yes...yeeees!

YESSS!! 
 
I just started playing Reach again recently and its so awesome that Haemorrhage has become popular again on big team battle, just like the old halo 2 days :D
Posted by hermberger

I ain't no vidya game programmer, but I wonder if running both graphics engines is something that could drop the framerate from time to time. Seems like that can't be an easy thing to do.

Edited by Errordotocx

This is a, hands down, day one purchase for me. I'm no crazy fanboy, but my friends and I had some absolutely great times playing the original Halo. Hell, we even went through the hassle of using those pre Xbox Live programs to play it online. I hope some of the dumb glitches are still intact, though I have to imagine that they may not be.

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And clearly we still need to be able to send them Warthogs to space!

Posted by YukoAsho
@Errordotocx said:

This is a, hands down, day one purchase for me. I'm no crazy fanboy, but my friends and I had some absolutely great times playing the original Halo. Hell, we even went through the hassle of using those pre Xbox Live programs to play it online. I hope some of the dumb glitches are still intact, though I have to imagine that they may not be.

EDIT:

And clearly we still need to be able to send them Warthogs to space!

Actually, I'm not sure if there's been a system-link enabled game on the 360... Maybe the launch offerings?  XBL is all well and good, but the classic Halo multiplayer - crazy ass apps and all - would be a nice touch.
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