Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"

The PA Report has confirmation from Microsoft Game Studios that Halo 4 is not coming to the PC, which isn't too surprising considering Halo 3 was never ported to the PC either. What's a little odd is the explanation, as a spokesperson tells them: "Halo 4 was designed specifically for Xbox 360, and while we’re always exploring new ways to expand the franchise and share the Halo experience with as many fans as possible, we do not currently have any plans to port Halo 4 to PC."

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

115. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 11, 2012, 14:33 descender
 
Abusing quicksave in your boss fights is your own personal problem. I see no fun in playing a game with a "perfect playthrough". You must play and live with some of the consequences of your bad play. Regenerating health basically removes the consequence of screwing up badly in any area of the game. Some here have said that replaying areas you basically DID WRONG isn't fun. UH... why are you even playing the game then? Do you expect it to be easy?

I don't see any challenge in a game with no consequences, and I see no fun in a game with no rewards.

Regenerating health also removes one of the rewards a player can receive through exploring the world. It turns the game into shooter on rails, because there is nothing to search the environment for.

Claiming that regenerating health doesn't remove "strategy or challenge" makes absolutely NO sense. Staying alive throughout an entire area is supposed to be the challenge, not "can you kill these 2 guys? Good. Here's full health. Can you kill these 3 guys? Good. Here's full health".


Regening health is nothing but easymode... So... There is a simple solution to the problem.

Only allow regenerating health on the easiest difficulty level.

Then if you choose to play the game on EASY, you can do so... and then anyone else that doesn't want to be hand-held through the entire game can choose to play on a tougher difficulty.


It's a matter of consequence, and it is of NO SURPRISE whatsoever that the majority of people "enjoy" less of it. I just find that incredibly sad, because the challenge should be where the enjoyment comes from. Otherwise I may as well watch a movie.
 
Avatar 56185
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
Subject
Comment
     
 
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
 
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
 
          Email me when this topic is updated.
 

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


footer

Blue's News logo