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Posted by ninjadude853

was the woman at the end Halsey or Anders?
 
also, i liked the reference to the Chief

Posted by Beomoose

George?

Posted by DoctorOptimist
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @cassus said:
" Am I alone in thinking that the Halo series gets way more attention than it deserves? I mean.. It's not really all that great.. Halo 1 was the first big fps to hit the xbox.. And that's really where it all seemed to take an odd turn. At the time, there were hardly any fps'es for the pc that didn't stand up to halo fairly well, but it seemed like the rift between console and pc gamers at that time was rather pronounced, cause the xbox guys were ecstatic about it, which must mean they hadn't played many fps'es before that time. I remember buying it for my xbox and playing it quite a few hours to find out what was so great about it. Pretty decent for a console fps at the time, but the story was boring and the art direction wasn't even close to what I like when it comes to sci-fi. Way to childish ans silly. Instantly made me think of Jumping Jack Flash for ps3 when i saw the stupid looking enemies.  Bought halo2 as well, just because it got even more attention than the first, and it was the same thing all over again, only even more so. So what the hell am I missing here? I'm usually able to see why people think highly of a game/movie/band without really liking it myself, but with Halo, I can't really put my finger on anything that isn't mediocre. Is it that people were mp starved on xbox live when halo2 came out? I know a lot of people played mech assault on xbox live, and that wasn't all that great either.  Do xbox online players have extremely low standards or something? "
Not sure if this was just meant as obvious flame bait.. 

But as someone who did play PC FPS games before moving onto the Xbox, what I found appealing about Halo was the massive levels, the first level were you touch down on Halo itself and your surrounded by a massive environment that you're pretty much free to explore, with huge mountains, lush waterfalls and one of the greatest gaming vehicles ever to drive around in was just an experienced that can never be matched.  Especially when you put it on co-op and could do this with a friend.
 
I also really enjoy the universe and setting.  It didn't click for me right away, but when I got into it, I really begun to love it.  It can be as deep as something like Star Wars, but doesn't always take itself so seriously and doesn't try to force the story into your face.. but it's there, if you want to enjoy it.
 
With the amount of multiplayer games on the Xbox, you'd have to be very niave to think people simply play the game because of "low standards".  People abandon bad games very quickly, and I'm sure the 1 million+ players that are currently playing Halo 3 right now would disagree with everything you just said. "
+1
Posted by SkullcrusherMountain
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @JoeyRavn said:
" Wouldn't it be fun if, for once, the girl was the "Heavy type" of the group, instead of the "brainy" one? You know, for a change. "
At the very least she looks like an actual soldier, and not the typical sexualised female lead character. "
She needs her midriff showing.  That makes her better in battle.  Oh, and she needs at least E's.
Posted by Pop

what was that at the end? who was she talking to?

Posted by flammverit
@WinterSnowblind said: 
I also really enjoy the universe and setting.  It didn't click for me right away, but when I got into it, I really begun to love it.  It can be as deep as something like Star Wars, but doesn't always take itself so seriously and doesn't try to force the story into your face.. but it's there, if you want to enjoy it.   
 
Same here. One of the best descriptions of Halo
Posted by Odinez
@ninjadude853:  It's Catherine Halsey
 
@Outerface: I couldn't agree more.
 
@Osaladin: I know! She was good as Cortana but it sounds like she's phoning it in here.
 
@Cassus:  Yes you are alone. No one has ever felt that Halo is overrated.
Posted by Pappasman

Awesome trailer, but the VO was kinda weird.

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@SkullcrusherMountain said:
" @WinterSnowblind said:
" @JoeyRavn said:
" Wouldn't it be fun if, for once, the girl was the "Heavy type" of the group, instead of the "brainy" one? You know, for a change. "
At the very least she looks like an actual soldier, and not the typical sexualised female lead character. "
She needs her midriff showing.  That makes her better in battle.  Oh, and she needs at least E's. "
Spartan bikini armour?
Posted by Sideburn
@DoctorOptimist: @WinterSnowblind said:
" @cassus said:
" Am I alone in thinking that the Halo series gets way more attention than it deserves? I mean.. It's not really all that great.. Halo 1 was the first big fps to hit the xbox.. And that's really where it all seemed to take an odd turn. At the time, there were hardly any fps'es for the pc that didn't stand up to halo fairly well, but it seemed like the rift between console and pc gamers at that time was rather pronounced, cause the xbox guys were ecstatic about it, which must mean they hadn't played many fps'es before that time. I remember buying it for my xbox and playing it quite a few hours to find out what was so great about it. Pretty decent for a console fps at the time, but the story was boring and the art direction wasn't even close to what I like when it comes to sci-fi. Way to childish ans silly. Instantly made me think of Jumping Jack Flash for ps3 when i saw the stupid looking enemies.  Bought halo2 as well, just because it got even more attention than the first, and it was the same thing all over again, only even more so. So what the hell am I missing here? I'm usually able to see why people think highly of a game/movie/band without really liking it myself, but with Halo, I can't really put my finger on anything that isn't mediocre. Is it that people were mp starved on xbox live when halo2 came out? I know a lot of people played mech assault on xbox live, and that wasn't all that great either.  Do xbox online players have extremely low standards or something? "
Not sure if this was just meant as obvious flame bait.. 

But as someone who did play PC FPS games before moving onto the Xbox, what I found appealing about Halo was the massive levels, the first level were you touch down on Halo itself and your surrounded by a massive environment that you're pretty much free to explore, with huge mountains, lush waterfalls and one of the greatest gaming vehicles ever to drive around in was just an experienced that can never be matched.  Especially when you put it on co-op and could do this with a friend.
 
I also really enjoy the universe and setting.  It didn't click for me right away, but when I got into it, I really begun to love it.  It can be as deep as something like Star Wars, but doesn't always take itself so seriously and doesn't try to force the story into your face.. but it's there, if you want to enjoy it.
 
With the amount of multiplayer games on the Xbox, you'd have to be very niave to think people simply play the game because of "low standards".  People abandon bad games very quickly, and I'm sure the 1 million+ players that are currently playing Halo 3 right now would disagree with everything you just said. "
There's just a  rhythm to Halo that's so addictive - no other shooter gets the balance quite the same between grenades, shooting and melee - I love the moments when it clicks and you just start ripping through enemies one after another....
Posted by oramirite

I don't wanna to enable this Halo debate too much because it happens a lot, but I think it's important to remember that at this point there's no denying the effect that the Halo series has had on gaming history. It's like the current state of the GTA games. Despite what you think about its past or whatever the fact is that right now, in this moment in time, there's enough of a foothold there with an identity all its own, that people can know what to expect from and look forward to. And it improves every time. I personally would put myself in the camp that thinks the first Halo gets a bit of undue credit for certain innovations, but that doesn't stop me from having a blast playing Halo 3 multiplayer for the balanced, polished, insane fun that it is today. I guess my point is that smack-talking the series just doesn't make any sense, not to mention the redundancy of it.

Posted by Sharpshooter

Hmmm I spied the Night Vision mode from ODST in there.  
 
On a different note, Bungie seem to be throwing away and keeping various parts of the Halo fiction for this or maybe I missed something in the books during the three times I've read them all.
Posted by erik_wolff

I'm sure it's just me but with every new video or announcement I hear about this game, I get less and less interested in it. It could also just be my loathing of prequels and how they always introduce new technology that doesn't seem to exist just a few years later in the proper storylines. I also don't understand why MC isn't in this since the game was supposed to be based on the book, in which he was the main character.

Posted by VoodooTerror

did she just compare noble 6 to THE CHIEF!?

Posted by VoodooTerror
@erik_wolff said:
" I'm sure it's just me but with every new video or announcement I hear about this game, I get less and less interested in it. It could also just be my loathing of prequels and how they always introduce new technology that doesn't seem to exist just a few years later in the proper storylines. I also don't understand why MC isn't in this since the game was supposed to be based on the book, in which he was the main character. "
he was the main char in one of the plot points in the book, but he never set foot on reach
Posted by Demonstride
@VoodooTerror: Pretty much yeah she did.
Posted by Slaneesh

Coming from a guy without Halo glasses this video seemed awfull. Bland, boring and uninteresting descriptions of plain characters.

Posted by tourgen

looks cliche and boring
 
and the narration is terrible

Posted by CookieMonster

Emile...Heskey?

Posted by JackSukeru

Oh so it's like Power Rangers? cool.

Posted by yogetoutdaway
@VoodooTerror said:
" did she just compare noble 6 to THE CHIEF!? "
I know, right? WTF are they thinking?
Posted by DG991
@Pop: AI, probably a cortana-like one. If you read the books that looks like a particular doctor who plays a major role in creating the Spartans and who creates AI based off of a model of her brain.  
 
I am curious how this Halo will go. It seems very very different from the first 3. 
Posted by LackingSaint

Oh wow you play as a team of elite soldiers including a professional Sniper,  Heavy Weapons expert, arrogant Soldier, "Born Leader", Token female & Token techie, and a mysterious stranger with a dark past.
 
Awesome!
 
I think everyone knows Halo's strengths don't lie in it's story, so why it's being marketed that way is beyond me.

Posted by ColdsnapBryan

this is the most bland trailer i have ever seen

Posted by patrick
@PJ said:
" Hyper lethal, hm... I wonder who the other Spartan whit that rating is? My, my, I do wonder. 
 
@patrick
said:
" Not a particularly bad trailer. Kinda rad, actually... "
Its not a trailer. "
Not quite where I was getting at. Also, you should report this inconsistency with GB.
Posted by blueman90
@Landon said:
"If they knew that day would come, why didn't they prepare for it? "

The world may never know.
Posted by Hyper_Bunny_Meow
@CookieMonster said:
"Emile...Heskey? "

Football (soccer) player in England.
Posted by Meowshi
@LackingSaint said:
" Oh wow you play as a team of elite soldiers including a professional Sniper,  Heavy Weapons expert, arrogant Soldier, "Born Leader", Token female & Token techie, and a mysterious stranger with a dark past.  Awesome!   I think everyone knows Halo's strengths don't lie in it's story, so why it's being marketed that way is beyond me. "
Because it's different from the other Halo games, in that these are actually characters, and not characterless avatars meant for the player to put themselves into?
Edited by Capum15
@blueman90 said:

" @Landon said:

"If they knew that day would come, why didn't they prepare for it? "
The world may never know. "
The UNSC did have a huge fleet stationed at Reach, along with the 20 Orbital Defense Guns. The fleet had 152 ships, with 3 refit and repair stations to act as shields. The Covenant had over 300 ships. When they lost the ground-based generators for the Orbital Super MACs (due to a few thousand Covenant ground forces), the biggest threat to the Covenant fleet was gone so they bulldozed the remaining UNSC ships who didn't, or couldn't, escape (like the Pillar of Autumn).

Though the UNSC managed to take out over half the Covenant Fleet, they still lost 130 ships along with the MAC platforms, Reach, and all but like, six or so Spartan IIs (not including the Chief, Grey Team and Kurt).

Keep in mind, the UNSC had the first shot, consisting of a few hundred MAC rounds from both ships and the Orbital stations (due to the Refit and Repair stations used to block the Covenant's first volley) along with a nuclear minefield, taking out at least a hundred Covenant ships. Even with that opening, they still got annihilated. (Recently re-read the books).

Also, was that Dr. Halsey? Nice. The 14th can't get here soon enough.
Posted by bruno0091
@Killjoi said:

@Lies: It's too bad Dr. Halsey was the worst part of the trailer. What the hell happened to Jen Taylor's voice ? I've never heard her so monotone and uninterested. She almost sounds bored with the whole Noble Team.   I guess she couldn't stick it. "
 
 
It because Cortana is a younger, more enthusiastic representation of Halsey, the Dr herself is pushing towards her 50's in Reach and has been worn down by the things she's done to create the SPARTANs and the fact she has to keep sending them into harms way. 
 
She's voicing a worn down woman, the tone seemed appropriate.
Posted by NutForest

Looks like more halo. But better. I'm getting it.

Posted by MeatSim

Codenames should have been noble gas names.

Posted by BoomSnapClap13

Man that was boring....

Posted by RobinStompa

The characters here are about as dull, lifeless and retarded as they were in ODST.  An agressive shot-gunner? The silent, cold and calculated sniper?  Big dude with the turret gun?  Skinny, worthless female with "brains" whose just another bitch?  Then there's the new guy, the "Rookie" with absolutely no character development or personality.  That's where you come in douchebag.  Fuck you Bungie.

Posted by erik_wolff
@VoodooTerror said:
" @erik_wolff said:
" I'm sure it's just me but with every new video or announcement I hear about this game, I get less and less interested in it. It could also just be my loathing of prequels and how they always introduce new technology that doesn't seem to exist just a few years later in the proper storylines. I also don't understand why MC isn't in this since the game was supposed to be based on the book, in which he was the main character. "
he was the main char in one of the plot points in the book, but he never set foot on reach "
He was the main character in the entire book, not just one of it's plot points. Not to mention the fact that the Spartans trained on Reach, including Master Chief. I'm not trying to start anything here, just stating facts. MC was on Reach and the majority of the book revolved around him.
Posted by VoodooTerror
@erik_wolff: but the actual battle of reach with the cov, he wasnt there, he was on an orbital station with another Spartan 2 who's name ive forgotten. the pillar of autumn bugged out way before reach was glassed so thats why he's not there
Posted by XenoZak

its halo so... meh but it looks better than i'd expected. Hate the voice over. Just reallly hate it.

Posted by kitsune_conundrum

i keep getting the vibe that reach is about getting cortana to chief or something like that.

Posted by Cefka

@Sideburn said:
 
"There's just a  rhythm to Halo that's so addictive - no other shooter gets the balance quite the same between grenades, shooting and melee - I love the moments when it clicks and you just start ripping through enemies one after another.... "
 
Well said! In most FPS, you die with just a few bullets or a headshot. Multiplayer becomes a game of hide and seek and positioning. In Halo, sometimes you have to empty a whole clip to get a kill which makes the gameplay much more dynamic. Its not really even comparable to COD since the balance is so different. I am really stoked about Reach. The Beta was awesome and firefight will kick ass!

Posted by darkknightbob

Old Cortana has Cortana menopause

Posted by nick_verissimo

Yo, I bet this entire trailer is a lie. You know, seeing as they all DIE!?!?!

Posted by Willyownka

well i guess ill have to buy this now i guess.

Posted by gla55jAw
@Willyownka said:
" well i guess ill have to buy this now i guess. "
Yeah same with me. I just watched it for the quest and I'm like damn, now I have to play this. It looks awesome.
Posted by PizzaOnTheRoof

Can't wait!

Posted by RerunAway

What are the guns like? Does Jeff Bridges have a different gun to the rest of the people in the game? Is this gun available in a multiplayer mode? Is there multiplayer in this game? How many armours can you achieve/get in the game? I have no more questiones.

Posted by JohnRabbit
hyper-lethal?
 
who wrote this shit?  guh.
Posted by HellBrendy

That woman had a pretty terrible voiceactor. 

Posted by elijahdprophet

Neat

Posted by belaraphon

i really like the halo stories.

Edited by n4642j@gmail.com

I want a robot helmet