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Re: Halo 3 Thread of Great Justice
The Covenant and Flood beating the hell out of each other in Keyes, coupled with Cortana's comment: "The Covenant battlenet is complete chaos!" gave me that impression quite easily enough. Besides which: the Marines weren't doing all that much fighting by that point in the game. In the novel they are preparing to storm the Truth and Reconciliation, not randomly fighting/dying all over the ring.
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No bots will come to H3. that will be all. WHAT!!! :( But the games have always had AI ripe for good bots!

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The Covenant and Flood beating the hell out of each other in Keyes, coupled with Cortana's comment: "The Covenant battlenet is complete chaos!" gave me that impression quite easily enough. Besides which: the Marines weren't doing all that much fighting by that point in the game. In the novel they are preparing to storm the Truth and Reconciliation, not randomly fighting/dying all over the ring.

See what I mean?  In the novel.  My point exactly.  All I want to know is that the marines are a) fighting b) preparing to fight or c) dead.  It's surely not much to ask for.

 

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I'm gonna have to agree with aldo - pretty much every answer that people have given as to what the marines were doing have involved the words "in", "the", and "novel" at some point in time - just because the story is explained in some third party book, doesn't mean that its absence in the game is excusable.

 

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The book isn't considered 3rd party.

 

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I didn't find the multiple trips through the canyons at all tedious. I mean, the initial trip (Assualt on the Control Room) was all about fighting the Convenant with a big portion in the tank, later it was making your way through the fighting Covenant and Flood on the look out for Banshees.

I quite like it when a game takes you through a familiar area but when in a different situation, such as the Metroid Prime 2 Dark and light worlds, Zelda Light and Dark worlds etc

 

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The book isn't considered 3rd party.

It is to the game.  I mean, if you watch a movie, you don't expect to need to read a book to get (what I would say is) fairly important scene setting info.  Why does this apply to a game?

I didn't find the multiple trips through the canyons at all tedious. I mean, the initial trip (Assualt on the Control Room) was all about fighting the Convenant with a big portion in the tank, later it was making your way through the fighting Covenant and Flood on the look out for Banshees.

I quite like it when a game takes you through a familiar area but when in a different situation, such as the Metroid Prime 2 Dark and light worlds, Zelda Light and Dark worlds etc

Albiet Zelda Light and Dark were different in fairly quantifiable ways... they had twisted landmarks, for one thing.  Mirrored darkly, but not repeated.  Halo did use it sometimes to good effect - like revisiting the Pillar of Autumn - but when it game to flat corriders and (due to the limitations of the technology) plain canyons and landscapes, retracing your steps was, for me, astonishingly tedious.  It's doubly a shame because the game did have it's moments of lovely art design and setpieces, and if they'd carried through that standard with continuous originality, it'd have been ace.

I guess, though, it probably depends how much you like the base gameplay.... I tended to play it to 'see more' rather than finding the shooting particularly inspiring (because I'd played the likes of CoD before) - if you find Halos' weapons, shooty action, etc enthralling it's probably far more fun than I found it.

 

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The brilliant and dynamic AI (esp. on Legendary) is what kept me going.

 

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The brilliant and dynamic AI (esp. on Legendary) is what kept me going.

See, it made me want to kill mysef after the 32193237324912nd time I died.
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*agrees with Iron Wolf again* Yea, that AI was just obscenely hard. And then listening to all the dumb nuts bragging about their exploits on Legendary and the like at school was just the icing on the cake.

 

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*agrees with Iron Wolf again*

That's got to stop happening...  ;)
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Well, then turn it down to normal. :p

It's mostly a matter of anticipating the enemies' moves.

 
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*agrees with Iron Wolf again* Yea, that AI was just obscenely hard. And then listening to all the dumb nuts bragging about their exploits on Legendary and the like at school was just the icing on the cake.

Legendary is nowhere near as hard as people say it is... like DeepBlue said, anticipate the enemy. Also, remember: needlers are your friends!  :nod:
Plasma Pistols too. Can't tell you how many Legendary Elite kills I've gotten with those things. :cool:
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Plasma Pistols too. Can't tell you how many Legendary Elite kills I've gotten with those things. :cool:

Those, and point blank sniper shots worked well for me.
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Hahah. As useless as needlers were in multiplayer, they were damn efficient elite dispatching tools.

 

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Re: Halo 3 Thread of Great Justice
The Covenant and Flood beating the hell out of each other in Keyes, coupled with Cortana's comment: "The Covenant battlenet is complete chaos!" gave me that impression quite easily enough. Besides which: the Marines weren't doing all that much fighting by that point in the game. In the novel they are preparing to storm the Truth and Reconciliation, not randomly fighting/dying all over the ring.

See what I mean?  In the novel.  My point exactly.  All I want to know is that the marines are a) fighting b) preparing to fight or c) dead.  It's surely not much to ask for.

You mean like at the start of silent cartographer or the helmet-chip playback via the Chiefs implants?
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It'd be nice to have some idea what the Marines were doing, though.  Even just a few errant 'aah, we're ****ed' radio transmissions would be nice.  A sense that outside the now-dated-looking canyons and narrow playspaces where was some sort of fight going on.

Except that during the time that fighting would have been going on you would have been stuck in The Library, out of contact with your marines. The sheer number of humanoid flood you meet after that should be enough of a clue as to the grizzly end the marines had met.
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The sheer number of humanoid flood you meet after that should be enough of a clue as to the grizzly end the marines had met.

They got pwned by a Grizzly?   ;)
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You'd better have more than a pistol handy when you come across Flood that were bears before infection let me tell you.
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Crap, I guess Colbert was right about them, all along...
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