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Re: Halo is On PC (Reach - $10 | All of Them - $40 TBD)
« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2019, 03:03:23 AM »
I don't know that it is, to be honest. Maybe it was? There have been many more shooters since. (Multi pioneer for consoles maybe? Did it pave the way for Modern Warfare's success? Dunno.)

My point is: it's suited to its platform without feeling compromised, like other console FPS. You could argue the two weapon limit is dumbing things down, or that any aim assist at all is anathema to shooters, but they do more than save on buttons with the former and the latter is a necessity. It's just a good shooter.
Well, Reach is, I don't remember Combat Evolved too well. Following Bungie's last Halo up with Bungie's first Halo is going to make for an interesting contrast. Hope the wait is not too long.


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« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2019, 03:30:27 AM »
How is Halo single player unique then
The original was one of the first FPSes to take a rather true sandbox type approach to enemy encounters. Once you land on the Halo, it's not open world and it's certainly not non-linear, but when you get to the encounters you have more freedom than you traditionally did along with AI fighting alongside you that's simply not scripted. You might fight guys to the north of the building with a rifle and I might be taking them out on the southside with nades and melees.

On consoles especially this was rather groundbreaking, in part because it took until the Xbox's power to pull it off, PC less so but it was still an iteration further.

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« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2019, 03:40:14 AM »
i always read that goldeneye let you plug in two controllers and use two sticks to move/look. never had a 64 so never tried that but pretty cool if it actually worked well.
Perfect Dark also allows this. Dude and commentary is lame but he actually shows his hands operating both controllers unlike most other videos that are just gameplay or show the persons face lol


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« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2019, 03:48:04 AM »
How is Halo single player unique then
The original was one of the first FPSes to take a rather true sandbox type approach to enemy encounters. Once you land on the Halo, it's not open world and it's certainly not non-linear, but when you get to the encounters you have more freedom than you traditionally did along with AI fighting alongside you that's simply not scripted. You might fight guys to the north of the building with a rifle and I might be taking them out on the southside with nades and melees.

On consoles especially this was rather groundbreaking, in part because it took until the Xbox's power to pull it off, PC less so but it was still an iteration further.

I do remember the beach area being open and we would fight people on the beach with the warthog. Looking forward to playing it with an open mind.
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« Reply #64 on: December 06, 2019, 10:19:22 AM »
Halo was the first time I remember gamers ridiculously blushing about how amazing a game's story was.   It was when I realized most gamers huff paint.
For me, before having read the books, Halo CE's general plot is less "amazing", but its execution as an FPS game was phenomenal. Kinda like Half-Life 2.

>The tutorial section that gets interrupted by an alien attack, seeing a mix of scripted and non-scripted NPC fights before dropping down to an escape pod.
>Crash down on a weird ring planet with flying alien ships.
>The Silent Cartographer is one of the only FPS levels I can name, an amazing level that served as a perfect demo.
>The Snow Level was massive and required Tanks/Banshees to get around.
>343 Guilty Spark was amazing! 343i ruined it by removing fog/darkness/intense rain/need for a flashlight, but turning a power fantasy FPS into a horror game was brilliant.
>Not going to spoil it for the others, but the final levels were extremely exciting.


Oh I agree;  to me that's more atmosphere than "story";  but I guess they are tied together.

The game has an awesome feel to it, the level design and progression is great... it's just.. I could skip every cut scene and enjoy it just as much.

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« Reply #65 on: December 06, 2019, 11:40:40 AM »
Game topping the Steam charts even with Gamepass. :rejoice Maybe this means we'll finally get MS's X-box exclusives day-one with their console shit or at least six months later a la Death Stranding. :rejoice

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« Reply #66 on: December 06, 2019, 01:07:46 PM »
wasn't that already the plan? Aoe2 remaster was on Steam at launch just recently so I assumed they were just putting their stuff everywhere right away.

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« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2019, 05:01:36 PM »
Wasn’t Gears 5 already day 1?

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« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2019, 07:40:06 PM »
wasn't that already the plan? Aoe2 remaster was on Steam at launch just recently so I assumed they were just putting their stuff everywhere right away.

I mean it's possible, but so far this generation we've only had the Master Chief Collection, Gears 5 (which was day and date IIRC), and Sunset Overdrive on Steam from them.

We haven't gotten Forza Horizon 3 (PBUH), 4, Motorsport 5-6-7 (any of them, really) and their shit escaping UWP/UWA hell yet.

Speaking of which, apparently MCC is UWP/UWA? There's an article about enabling Forge in Reach right now before a patch enables it and you need a UWP editor apparently to do that.


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« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2019, 08:06:36 PM »
i own all these damn games and my 360 is sitting in a box right here, but i still want to buy this. modern gaming is me rebuying all the shit i've hoarded over the years in the name of "collecting."

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« Reply #70 on: December 07, 2019, 01:01:13 AM »
If any of you play on PC, I'd like to get some of your gamertags to play with. I'm still FatalT on Live (I had to be FatalT1 on PSN though, sad panda). I don't really post much anymore because I've become a golem (you should see my social media, some of you are still friends with me and I don't even use that anymore except to post something stupid every once in a while like Baby Yoda) and distanced myself from participating in mostly everything online-related.

EDIT: Oh neat, I didn't know Cindi started posting here again. Last I remember she left for a while. I don't believe I was ever friends with her on Facebook though. I honestly don't even remember screen names but people like Doug, Ryan, Luke, Keith, Will, Jeremy, Maurice, Edward, and Thor are still people I remember and check up on every once in a while with Facebook, but I rarely post or participate in conversations. I remember only 4 of those's actual user names and I'm sure they're different now if you all are even still on here.

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« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2019, 01:07:40 AM »
Halo Collection get.
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« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2019, 01:23:10 AM »
Halo Collection get.

Gimme that tag boo!

You'll get a friend request on steam. Don't mention my tag on this forum. :)
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« Reply #74 on: December 07, 2019, 02:37:51 AM »
Really impressed by performance. Computer is a potato and can run Reach really well.

As for the gameplay of the campaign: how 2 play fps :lol Very slick gamepad controls tho :)
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« Reply #75 on: December 07, 2019, 06:53:25 AM »
Doc is pretty good at this game but he's got nothing on FatRat






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« Reply #76 on: December 07, 2019, 07:34:08 PM »
Wow, they didn't balance the sniper by having it NOT be accurate from the hip in this port? :doge

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« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2020, 02:24:30 PM »
Will wait to see if it's shit or not. 
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« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2020, 02:36:04 PM »
i'm just hoping this means halo 2 and 3 are coming this year

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« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2020, 04:46:36 PM »
Will wait to see if it's shit or not.

Right now: The port is buggy. As expected by 343. But hey, at least crouch-while-moving is in the multiplayer now, so I can at least STOMACH some of this before it dies again because 343 is clownshoes.

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Holy hell. I've forgotten how horrible the spawns in Combat Evolved are.

Big Team is busted, so I'm doing 4v4. I'm having fun with it (in a cheap nostalgia way) but goddamn if the Magnum and spawns don't sour me on it. :lol

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Good god i hate MS.

See this thread. Excited to give Halo CE a shot. Dl MCC update.

Go into game, I'm logged out. Forget password, reset password. Log in. I'm locked out of account. Go into live.com and find ways to unlock account.

Get in game. See halo ce is now available. Click so I can play. Says content missing and really I have to dl it from in app.

Go to bed cursing MS as it dls.
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Holy fuck.

Ended up playing it rather going to bed and did the first level. It was great. Well paced, fun scenarios, nice set pieces, great art direction, and interesting story set up. Halo Reach didn't grab me because I'm all like "who are these people" but CE is great at grabbing me into the halo universe.

Now I'm on planet halo. Reminds me of playing co op just driving around the beach area in a warthog.

Feel dumb never giving the series a proper chance until now.

Only issue is the auto lock on. What the fuck.
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Wait. I can't tell from your post. Are you playing Halo: CE for the first time ever? The first half of the game is so good. Yeah, landing on Halo for the first time was a really cool moment. Heck I'd say it still has its charm even if someone were to play it for the first time in 2020.

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bought CE on steam

never played the MP much outside of 4 player splitscreen on og xbox

its pure chaos but also  :lawd :aah

don't make 'em like the used to


Also FUCk buying the whole MCC collection. I don't want Halo 4 to infect my library. lick my ass 343
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bought CE on steam

never played the MP much outside of 4 player splitscreen on og xbox

its pure chaos but also  :lawd :aah

don't make 'em like the used to


Also FUCk buying the whole MCC collection. I don't want Halo 4 to infect my library. lick my ass 343

Just spend the $40, then "manage my DLC" and turn off Halo 4. :doge

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I cant wait for Halo 3, best Halo

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Wait. I can't tell from your post. Are you playing Halo: CE for the first time ever? The first half of the game is so good. Yeah, landing on Halo for the first time was a really cool moment. Heck I'd say it still has its charm even if someone were to play it for the first time in 2020.

Yes and no. Upon release I played some co-op at a friend's house. I didn't like it at all. The controls made no sense to me (I'm convinced he had it in inverted). I'd go to Halo LANS occasionally and the mp never clicked. Eventually got over my fps elitism with Counterstrike, Half Life, Chronicles of Riddick. Got an Xbox in 2005 and never bothered getting Halo CE. Halo 3 came out and interest was piqued. Played a level at someone's dorm in college. There. I've listed all the times I've ever played Halo.

But dabbling isn't the same as playing in earnest. And I'm no longer a PlayStation fantard that considers Halo inferior to MGS so I can actually give it a shot.
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Damn, this is fantastic.
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Don't leave me hanging like that. What level have you just completed?

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Considering buying a 360 and getting Halo CE original and playing 2 and 3 that way rather than waiting for the stupid MCC updates.
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I don't see why you would want to play Halo: CE on the 360 or the OG Xbox. People forget it has a decent amount of framerate issues here and there.

Can't you just switch into "old graphics" mode on Halo:CE on Steam and on the MCC on XBone?

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There's an old graphics mode?
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Apparently it's tab. Neat.
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So anyone can give me 1 (ONE) good goddamn reason why i can't play Halo (Reach or otherwise) in local coop, on PC?  >:(

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So anyone can give me 1 (ONE) good goddamn reason why i can't play Halo (Reach or otherwise) in local coop, on PC?  >:(

because fuck you you're on a pc

so no :(

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So anyone can give me 1 (ONE) good goddamn reason why i can't play Halo (Reach or otherwise) in local coop, on PC?  >:(

AFAIK, that's the same on X-box, isn't it?

343 is dumb.

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Well, that's fucking dumb but not surprising given 343.

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Apparently it's tab. Neat.

Lies. Halo never looked that bad. :tocry

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Well, that's fucking dumb but not surprising given 343.
As dumb as Bungie on Halo 2 Vista and Gearbox on Halo 1 PC (2003).

I hope that's patched in though. For completionist sake. I probably won't hook up a desktop to a TV ever, but maybe a laptop on the other hand...

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Yeah that sucks, it's not 2008 anymore, now even normies play on PC.

Anyway, i mostly did the new month of Gamepass for Ori, so no biggie.

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how do i play red vs blue

and will someone play halo ce mult with me
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how do i play red vs blue

...You mean Multiplayer?

"Main menu->Multiplayer->Social/Competitive playerlists (click Social, nobody plays Tryhard besides Tryhards)->Click type to custom (choose your modes, GriffballASHIT), choose your games (Reach, CE/either or?)->Start

...You mean Rooster Teeth/Machinama?
You don't. Unless you get a group to do filming/etc. with.

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and will someone play halo ce mult with me

I'm about burned out because I've got like 10 or so levels to finish for the "season pass" (ugh) to get the blue-flames. If they do another 2XP I'd be happy to play with you since the XP gain will be less painful.

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I haven't played Halo multi since high school. For all I know, red vs blue was a mode.
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I haven't played Halo multi since high school. For all I know, red vs blue was a mode.

Red and Blue are the teams. But nobody really calls multiplayer RvB. :doge

That's why I wasn't sure if you meant the TV series made by Rooster Teeth or the multiplayer.

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Wow. Halo multi so hectic and fun
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So anyone can give me 1 (ONE) good goddamn reason why i can't play Halo (Reach or otherwise) in local coop, on PC?  >:(

Same with left 4 dead on pc..

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Well, that's fucking dumb but not surprising given 343.
As dumb as Bungie on Halo 2 Vista and Gearbox on Halo 1 PC (2003).

I hope that's patched in though. For completionist sake. I probably won't hook up a desktop to a TV ever, but maybe a laptop on the other hand...

I don't recall Halo 2 Vista being too bad. But I do recall Gearbox's port of the first being pretty bad with some things (in graphics).

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Well, that's fucking dumb but not surprising given 343.
As dumb as Bungie on Halo 2 Vista and Gearbox on Halo 1 PC (2003).

I hope that's patched in though. For completionist sake. I probably won't hook up a desktop to a TV ever, but maybe a laptop on the other hand...

I don't recall Halo 2 Vista being too bad. But I do recall Gearbox's port of the first being pretty bad with some things (in graphics).

The Gearbox port seemed fine to me graphically. Not counting what some hawk would catch like some super duper Digital Foundry comparison. The main issue was optimization. Like I had built a computer in 2003 and it would have zero problems with what the game was demanding, yet the game was struggling unless I had it running at 800x600. Eh ok. Fine, that's still a higher res than what you would get at 480i, but I should have been playing it at 1600x1200 (was that a 4:3 resolution? I can't remember anymore, but it would have been something like that). And I think there were some framerate issues with the game if it wasn't locked to 30fps. Which, again, was better than what you would get on the OG Xbox that would have framerate drops even though it capped at 30fps (same issues if you played it on 360). I think that might have had something to do with how the game was made though? Not sure. But yes something was off about the initial PC port if you didn't lock it to 30fps. It might be something dumb like how some game animation things are tied to framerate. I'm not exactly well versed in those kind of programming things.

So anyone can give me 1 (ONE) good goddamn reason why i can't play Halo (Reach or otherwise) in local coop, on PC?  >:(

Same with left 4 dead on pc..

hmm... yeah then I guess this all comes down to "we don't give a shit if it's something only 3% of all our players would use."

and yeah that made sense back when people were playing mostly on monitors that were like 21 inches 4:3. But it's shittier now when you can easily hook up a PC to a 55 inch 16:9 TV. Ah well.

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I had to mod RE5 to play it split screen on PC.  :-\

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Well that's because Bio5 had the co-op mode just dummied out thanks to GfWL.  :lol

Himu: 2XP is back on. If you want to play I can do that. I think I'm going to try to finish grinding the season pass now. #ThankYouCoronaChan

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2XP?
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Double XP for the season pass. Every medal you get will be double it's value.

It speeds up the shit progression for the Halo Reach item season pass. (The blue helmet flames that were Bungie exclusive is on the season pass)

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Yup.. I dont understand devs taking out this feature.

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30,000 more EXP and I'll have max'd the season pass and can delete Reach's multiplayer. :doge