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8. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 15:18 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 14:44:
Cram wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 02:06:
I never really "got" Halo. I played Halo 1 on the the PC years ago and was so SO offended by it I never bothered with the others.

It was the console version of Doom except shittier and was superseded by PC franchises even at the time of its release. Think of your favorite franchise as a kid, then pretend you only ever had a console and transplant that memory.

I think its silly given how little is unique about the story, setting and whatnot but you can't argue with nostalgia.

"Console version of Doom except shittier" sounds weird. You couldn't jump in Doom. In Halo you had large battles with tanks and planes. That preceded BF1942 by a year.

You can argue all you want about the gameplay, whatever, and the lack of online multiplayer made the first a bit dumb as far as multiplayer went, but comparing it to Doom and saying "shittier?"

I can't think of any FPS games on the PC at the time that gleefully let you steal a flying vehicle and dive-bomb tanks. I may be missing some, but UT2K4 added them later, BF1942 added them later, U2:XMC added them later, etc.

I played a ton of Halo on the PC. What it lacked in performance, which was quite a bit, it made up for in sticky-bombs, Warthog hit-and-runs and strafe runs. Plus it wasn't well received yet still had a large and healthy community, meaning better gamers likely went to other games, making it easy to dominate Halo. There was one PC exclusive level that was a long bridge with planes. There were absolutely rounds in which I'd grab a plane in the beginning and never get knocked out of it. Man, those were the days.
 
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7. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 14:44 Verno
 
Cram wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 02:06:
I never really "got" Halo. I played Halo 1 on the the PC years ago and was so SO offended by it I never bothered with the others.

It was the console version of Doom except shittier and was superseded by PC franchises even at the time of its release. Think of your favorite franchise as a kid, then pretend you only ever had a console and transplant that memory.

I think its silly given how little is unique about the story, setting and whatnot but you can't argue with nostalgia.
 
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6. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 09:56 Trashy
 
Cram wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 02:06:
I never really "got" Halo. I played Halo 1 on the the PC years ago and was so SO offended by it I never bothered with the others. Never mind that though, the point I want to make is that I read the spoilers. I read them because among the many I work with that are gamers, a few are very good friends of mine that are Halo fiends. Zealots even.

I never said that I was a good friend or a good person. Blackmail is gloriously fun sometimes. One of them deserves it, and I quote: "Unreal Tournament 2004? That had multi-player?" He's young....

Not sure what there was to "get" with Halo, it was a hugely popular FPS shooter for the original Xbox. There wasn't many good FPS games on console at the time so this got a lot of attention. By the time it made it to PC it was kind of underwhelming compared to other PC titles.
 
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5. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 02:06 Cram
 
I never really "got" Halo. I played Halo 1 on the the PC years ago and was so SO offended by it I never bothered with the others. Never mind that though, the point I want to make is that I read the spoilers. I read them because among the many I work with that are gamers, a few are very good friends of mine that are Halo fiends. Zealots even.

I never said that I was a good friend or a good person. Blackmail is gloriously fun sometimes. One of them deserves it, and I quote: "Unreal Tournament 2004? That had multi-player?" He's young....

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4. Re: 'Halo 4' Leaked, Microsoft Investigates. Oct 14, 2012, 15:47 nin
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2012, 15:33:
I think my original 360 is about to bite the dust and with Forza Horizon's coming out soon I may need to just get the newest one.

Did you like the demo? I remember a few folks tried it here a week or so ago and saying they weren't wild about it...

 
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3. Re: 'Halo 4' Leaked, Microsoft Investigates. Oct 14, 2012, 15:33 The Half Elf
 
I think my original 360 is about to bite the dust and with Forza Horizon's coming out soon I may need to just get the newest one.  
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2. Re: 'Halo 4' Leaked, Microsoft Investigates. Oct 14, 2012, 15:22 nin
 

Interesting it's a cut across the board and not just EB (like rumored). It's been months since I used my 360...

 
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1. 'Halo 4' Leaked, Microsoft Investigates. Oct 14, 2012, 15:18 Fantaz
 
Damn, it's all over torrent sites. Is it the final version too?  
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