I have not played since Halo 2 ....

#1Maiden6667Posted 11/29/2012 1:50:51 PM
I was wondering what peoples general concensus of this game is so far ? and if its worth buying or renting? I did like first two even tho they are dated games
#2Ultima_WraithPosted 11/29/2012 1:52:22 PM
It's fun for sure, just be aware that it is being handled by a different company now and as such they have added their own ideas as to what would improve it, as with anything certain aspects will be hit and miss.
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#3Asherlee10Posted 11/29/2012 1:53:08 PM
What did you like about Halo 2?

You're going to get mixed opinions, here.

I find there is a likeness to Halo 2, which was one of my favorites (though, I'm not sure it was justified as being my favorite so much as it may be nostalgia).
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#4Maiden6667(Topic Creator)Posted 11/29/2012 1:57:52 PM
well from what i can remember Halo 2 was a very "solid game " hard to explain it kept the tight controls from Halo 1 and added some diffrent elements but i remember it was just very solid and i think thats why people liked halo in general...everything felt grounded and the controls where spot on" also giving the illusion of a large area to fight combats in
#5demonicshockPosted 11/29/2012 1:57:56 PM
Halo 3 was my favorite. I wish Ragnarok was in Infinity Slayer :(
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#6SergioMach5Posted 11/29/2012 1:58:35 PM
its a rather linear campaign and somewhat reminiscent of the Halo 1 and 2 story in terms of what you do. Multiplayer is quite a different beast though, worth playing anyway for fun
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#7docholliday504Posted 11/29/2012 2:02:25 PM
demonicshock posted...
Halo 3 was my favorite. I wish Ragnarok was in Infinity Slayer :(


Wait am I missing something?
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#8Asherlee10Posted 11/29/2012 2:07:08 PM
Maiden6667 posted...
well from what i can remember Halo 2 was a very "solid game " hard to explain it kept the tight controls from Halo 1 and added some diffrent elements but i remember it was just very solid and i think thats why people liked halo in general...everything felt grounded and the controls where spot on" also giving the illusion of a large area to fight combats in


Well, I consider H4 to be solid, but again that's just my opinion.

You may be thrown by the default button layout. It has some differences since you've got bumpers now. The controllers could be tighter, in respect to online play. You'll notice some varying lag in Spartan Ops (an online or solo game mode that allows you and 3 others to participate in chapters that tell a story. You'll still be fighting non-spartans.) and matchmaking. That can make things feel a little funky, but not too bad.

I do find myself immersed when I'm playing Infinity (matchmaking). The graphics are great and there is a straight-forwardness to it. Which may sound vague...

Some new things to the series this go are Load outs (similar to CoD, where you can set various weapon and abilities) and new weapons (rail gun and some others).

Campaign is great! It's got a good story to it. Similar to the first 2. Though, I've not made it to the end just yet.
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#9creasy_bearPosted 11/29/2012 2:09:05 PM
Maiden6667 posted...
well from what i can remember Halo 2 was a very "solid game " hard to explain it kept the tight controls from Halo 1 and added some diffrent elements but i remember it was just very solid and i think thats why people liked halo in general...everything felt grounded and the controls where spot on" also giving the illusion of a large area to fight combats in


I assume you're asking mostly about the multiplayer aspect then. I wouldn't say the controls are as tight as Halo 2 but they are still solid. You will acclimate to them quickly. The biggest changes are loadouts and personal ordnances.

Loadouts essentially let you start with a battle rifle, a new (to you) rifle called the DMR (which is a little better than the BR), the assault rifle, or any of a few covenant weapons. Your secondary is some form of pistol. You can also choose plasma or frag grenades. Then there are sort of perks and finally armor abilities, which most people I've seen use the jetpack or promethean vision (temporary looking through walls).

Personal ordnances allow for placement of your choice of a power weapon at certain intervals after you do enough stuff in-game. Power weapons are no longer in set places on the map, rather, they spawn randomly and only occasionally. So map control is largely irrelevant now.

I think you will like it, but it will take some getting used to. It seems more geared towards casual players now, which, if you haven't played since Halo 2, perhaps you are, so this may not be a bad thing.
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#10Asherlee10Posted 11/29/2012 2:20:48 PM
And Damage Booster (that comes in a personal ordnance) is pretty damn awesome. It gives you a few moments of increased damage to enemies. It makes you feel like a beast, literally. The screen tints red.

I imagine my spartan is making this face while under the influence of Damage Boost: http://i.imgur.com/GFk86.jpg
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