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Offline StarSlayer

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So it's almost out.  Granted it's from something corporate but the IGN review sounded promising.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Doesn't IGN have sort of a reputation of being... easily, monetarily convinced by publishers ?
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I don't like the musical score, and I hear the ending is total crap. I may wait a few days for more reviews to roll in.
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I don't know about the game (I tried to play Halo 1 and 2 on PC. I did not enjoy the experience; and not having an XBawks sorta prohibited me from trying the other games in the series), but what I am a big fan of is the Soundtracks. Except for the Halo Wars one, they're all immensely listenable.

Neil Davidge's work here, while devoid of the iconic themes Marty McDonnell developed for the earlier games, is still really damn good. A track like "Arrival" delivers all the awesome you expect from a Halo OST, and if that's going to be the prototype for a new Halo theme, I would be happy indeed.
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I won't try to derail too much into the music, but I have to say that the new OST seems to be devoid of "wonder", if that makes sense. I think I've said it here before but it sounds like something I would expect from a Hollywood summer action flick. Who knows it may grow on me a little, like the Reach OST did.
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Offline General Battuta

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Reach was terrible, but I'm pretty excited to see where 343i goes with IV. I think their new visual aesthetic is interesting, and they're ditching the notion of the Chief as a faceless everyman in favor of some real development.

 

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Reach was terrible, but I'm pretty excited to see where 343i goes with IV. I think their new visual aesthetic is interesting, and they're ditching the notion of the Chief as a faceless everyman in favor of some real development.
I'm kind of torn. I like the idea of making Spartans more human, but I hope they still leave a lot of mystery in the Halo universe itself. They've pretty much removed most of the mystery surrounding the Forerunners now. I hope they don't simply use the Precursors as a tit for tat replacement.

And I've actually enjoyed the style of the two books written by Tarviss. They actually feel believable in the post-war human behavior they present.

Edit: I generally trust ars, and they said good things

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/halo-4-review-jumping-head-first-without-a-bungie-and-loving-it/
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 10:56:40 am by Swantz »
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Offline crizza

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I'm still not sure if I should preorder it for just the suit of armor and so on, but being a big Halo Fanboy, this game is a must have.
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Offline FlamingCobra

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Isn't the soundtrack being made by former Retro Studios members?

 

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No. It's composed by Neil Davidge, whose only previous gaming-related work (as far as his website lists it) was the original Assassin's Creed.
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Offline Klaustrophobia

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all the fuss is kinda making me want to pull out the old halo PC and see if there's anyone left online to abuse.  it's the only multiplayer game i've ever been good at to the point of domination.  i might have gotten pretty close to that in combat arms if it wasn't for the rampant cheating and pay-to-win...ing.
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Offline Beskargam

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anybody watch foreward unto dawn?

 

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Last time I tried to play Halo online, there apparently was an issue with one of the updates that killed multi.  :(

 

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Iunno about the game itself but that short promotional live-action series on youtube is pretty well made.

anybody watch foreward unto dawn?

I think it was called something like that.
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After watching what seems to be the last episode of Forward Unto Dawn, I feel like the Halo universe would fit really well with a mini-series.
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Offline Beskargam

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Iunno about the game itself but that short promotional live-action series on youtube is pretty well made.

anybody watch foreward unto dawn?

I think it was called something like that.

Prob cause that IS what it is called.

I agree with you. the universe could do a miniseries very well. I liked it.
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the end was cool with the helmets coming off. also girl dying was really predictable. chief killing hunter with grenade was awesome.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 09:26:07 pm by Beskargam »

 

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After watching what seems to be the last episode of Forward Unto Dawn, I feel like the Halo universe would fit really well with a mini-series.

You just watched it.

Have a nice day.

 

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After watching what seems to be the last episode of Forward Unto Dawn, I feel like the Halo universe would fit really well with a mini-series.

You just watched it.

Have a nice day.

I think the implication is to further that end by creating some HBO quality Halo story
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After watching what seems to be the last episode of Forward Unto Dawn, I feel like the Halo universe would fit really well with a mini-series.

You just watched it.

Have a nice day.

I think the implication is to further that end by creating some HBO quality Halo story

This. I think it would be great.
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