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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Teancum » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:42 pm

I'm pretty ticked that they won't make the 'hog drivable in Forza 4. Why include it at all otherwise? It's nothing more than concept art and a rude tease, cuz everyone wants to drive it on tracks. Who cares if it's slow as molasses? It'd still be fun to have a Warthog race around the Nurburgring.

Can't say I'm surprised that Prisoner was revealed as one of the new maps. It's always been the best map for the original game. I'm bummed the firefight won't include the flood, but then again it's not like you can fit all the flood AI and whatnot into a 4MB maximum title update. I'm sure it'll still be fun.

In regards to Reach proper I'm not a big fan of what they're doing to armor lock, but I can't say it isn't merited. Being able to have the magnum in any Reach playlist is also cool. I wonder if the new helmet will be unlocked somehow too. I could see one new helmet and a new weapon fitting into the size of the title update.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fusion » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:05 pm

In the Behind the Scenes Multiplayer video you can see Headlong written on the board under Beaver Creek. This would make the final list:

Confirmed MP:
Beaver Creek (Battle Canyon)
Damnation (Penance)
Prisoner (Solitary)
Timberland (Ridgeline)

Confirmed FF:
Installation 04

Little Info MP:
Hang 'em High [One video appearance]
Headlong [Name appears on planning board]

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby acryptozoo » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:18 pm

can't wait to play all the old maps from halo CE again
i really hope that they will bring back death island that was my favorite :runaway:

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:00 pm

I have some gripes about the title update.
1: I'm not sure if I like the way armor lock is changing. I think they should just make it so your shields can't recharge until at least a second after you leave armor lock.
2: Sword-blocking without a sword should, imo, be configurable, if they change it at all. It took considerable skill to do in the first place, so I don't see why it needs to be changed.
3: I'm glad they're bringing the H1 pistol back, but are they replacing the Reach pistol with it? If so, then boo. I like the Reach pistol, since I like the faster fire rate. If they just put in a new weapon, though, I'm good.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby skelltor » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:26 pm

NOOOOOOO not my Armour Lock :'( I think they should have made it so a fully charged Plasma pstol would kick a player out of armour lock.
Also why are they decreasing Active Camo's length it seemed underused to me.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:39 pm

You can last soooo long in camo. However, I think they should also make Active Camo work like the powerup in Halo 3, as in you could be nearly completely invisible while crouching, to go along with cutting the length.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fusion » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:41 pm

As I've played the game enough to be a Mythic (almost Noble) I'm very, very glad that Armor Lock is being changed to the new settings. I'm sorry, but if I just brought you down to no shields with a DMR because you stupidly walked out into the open without a teammate then you should be dead, not be able to be invincible for ten seconds while you wait for another teammate to bail you out and/or regain shields and composure. It's meant to be an ability that stops powerful weapons and vehicles for a short time, not an invincibility powerup. Oh, and this stops that annoying glitch where people go in and out of lock to punch you twice because you can drain their armor lock by punching it now.

Sword block with all weapons sucked. It was cool when it was just sword vs. sword, but now anyone even looking at you can do it and it makes the sword a lot less powerful than it should be. Do they have Shotgun block? No? Then treat the Sword the same way and you won't get killed by it.

CE Pistol is for Classic only, although if they can adjust this weapon with the TU that means they can do the same with others in other playlists. If anything, it'll probably mean the regular Reach Pistol now lacks bloom, which is good because it's a CQC weapon.

I can deal with Active Camo losing some duration, as it stands you can walk from base to base on Anchor 9 with it running, so a little time cut will balance it a little more and prevent super campers (even though I can find them anyway, they're at the center of the dot circle).

Also, bloom being gone makes me very happy, because bloom is incredibly host dependent and in worst case scenarios can have you shooting up at a 45 degree angle. I shouldn't have to "pace my shots" while the other guy can just spam the trigger and get a kill. Hopefully though, this stays out of BTB because the DMR on Hemorrhage would be the most broken weapon ever.

Edit: Headlong Confirmed

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Teancum » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:06 pm

Link is dead.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fusion » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:09 pm

Yeah, they totally screwed up and released the vid early. For those who didn't see it, it's the exact same setting as the first Headlong but the buildings and textures (minus the ground) are changed to reflect ODST. The Superintendent is on a giant screen near the crane and back wall.



Found one, watch before it gets taken down.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Teancum » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:22 pm

Wow. Looks great, but yet like they literally took the geometry from the original level and reskinned it. Not that it's a bad thing, it just doesn't have the punch the other maps have.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Headlong is looking awesome. Superintendent is a bro.
Also, sword block on all weapons at least was hard to do, as I remember it. And also, I think I misunderstood the armor lock changes. Cuz to me it seemed like that you could take damage through it or something.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Labj » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:47 pm

Master Chief looks great on 343 Guilty Spark.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Darth-Erik » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:32 am

Hidden/Spoiler:
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Some awesome stuff:
Prisoner Overview
http://youtu.be/0g-5g991Kf4

Prisoner Gameplay
http://youtu.be/X3HrTQvmtP4

Another Terminal Video "Forerunner"
http://youtu.be/YzZ1YeGOaXY

343 Guilty Spark Walkthrough
http://youtu.be/1Xwho7kO18I

The new Firefight map
http://youtu.be/kp2gbpAKQyE

Timberland Gameplay
http://youtu.be/WY3aH06jvY0

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Teancum » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:58 am

Darth-Erik wrote:The new Firefight map
http://youtu.be/kp2gbpAKQyE


*girly squeal* It's sooooo awesome that ODST AIs are there to help.

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Darth-Erik » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:28 pm

Teancum wrote:
Darth-Erik wrote:The new Firefight map
http://youtu.be/kp2gbpAKQyE


*girly squeal* It's sooooo awesome that ODST AIs are there to help.

Indeed, that is going to be Epic, can only hope that they are not too stupid, so that for example, they kill themselves or the player...

EDIT:
A new video with Firefight Gamplay
http://youtu.be/hv7XQvGT_lg

EDIT 2:
New Timberland Gameplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_3g_JIvAJg&feature=related

New Battle Canyon/Beaver Creek Gameplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukWl9V1u7Pg&feature=related

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby acryptozoo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:46 pm

wow the new firefight is going to be awesome can't wait :D

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Nova Hawk » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:41 pm

Oh wow, LOVE the new Timberland and new firefight map! Really well done...

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby computergeek » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:20 pm

I have started selling old games in the hopes that I can afford this... I can't wait to play campaign with my friends... the rest of the stuff is just icing on the cake

EDIT
Ooh, Halo 4 concept art video

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Nova Hawk » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:37 am

I know this may seem like a stupid question but when will this game be coming out? I thought I heard at first that the date was set for September 15th which would be this coming Thursday and so I went ahead and pre-ordered my copy but then it says it won't get released until November 15th. Did 343 push back its original release date?

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Re: Halo CEA and Halo 4

Postby Fusion » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:39 am

Always been November 15th. They wanted it out on the same day the original released.

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