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Re: Halo 4 three months out
By:General Vagueness
Date: 3/5/13 4:26 pm
In Response To: Halo 4 three months out (Cody Miller)

: The level design for me again did not really take advantage of any of the new
: things offered in the game. I did not see any level that stood out from
: anything in any of the other Halo games besides the Gimicky stuff listed
: above. Marathon infinity used the same engine as Marathon 2, yet the
: levels design made it feel totally new and fresh. Same with the fan maps
: like Evil, Tempus Irae, etc. Halo 4 used a completely new engine!

Where did you find that out? I thought it was built on the previous Halo engine-- with a lot of modification and some upgrades, sure, but that's par for the course.

: Why are all the levels still the same? Why aren't we seeing Infinity / Evil /
: Tempus Irae style innovation in our levels? Add to the fact that many of
: the stages were deliberate throwbacks to previous games, the experience
: really was more of the same. That's not bad in and of itself, butů

I've seen this a few times and I don't get it, what levels or sections were like stuff from previous games? It's not a matter of seeing what I wanted to see because I would've liked it a little better if they had some in-game callbacks/throwbacks/repeats/remakes/whatevers.

: Lack of new challenge. You can take all your skills from Reach and prior and
: finish Halo 4. There simply aren't any new techniques to master.

pretty much :/

: The new enemies are killed the same way as the old ones.

to be fair, you could always kill any enemy with any attack (although for some the time it took was ridiculous)

: The new weapons work the same way as the old ones.

I don't know how much they could do at this point without looking like they're ripping off other games. (I was going to add "and without defying the laws of physics" there, but "hard light" seems like it already is)

: I might be trying the new spartan ops, but I have no HD space so I have no
: way to play them.

Did you try a USB stick?

: I do not think the Halo formula is stale; I think the design and imagination
: of the games is stale.

/: hard to disagree there... it's not easy to really agree either, but it's hard to disagree

Messages In This Thread

Halo 4 three months outCody Miller3/5/13 1:40 pm
     Re: Halo 4 three months outGeneral Vagueness3/5/13 4:26 pm
     Re: Halo 4 three months outscarab3/5/13 5:23 pm
           Dull PrometheansRockslider3/5/13 8:10 pm
                 Re: Dull PrometheansCaptain Spark3/6/13 12:37 am
                       Re: Dull PrometheansRockslider3/6/13 3:53 pm
                             Re: Dull PrometheansLeviathan3/6/13 5:39 pm
                       Re: Dull PrometheansLouis Wu3/6/13 4:20 pm
                       Re: Dull PrometheansGeneral Vagueness3/7/13 5:44 pm
                       Re: Dull PrometheansNikko B2013/8/13 11:19 am
                 Re: Dull Prometheansscarab3/6/13 2:43 am
                       Your hog-fixing suggestionsRockslider3/6/13 3:42 pm
                             Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsGravemind3/6/13 4:09 pm
                                   Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsuberfoop3/6/13 4:27 pm
                                         Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsRockslider3/6/13 4:43 pm
                                               Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsuberfoop3/6/13 4:54 pm
                                                     Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsRockslider3/6/13 5:25 pm
                                                           Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsGravemind3/6/13 6:11 pm
                                                                 Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsPhoenix_92863/6/13 7:51 pm
                                                                       Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsGravemind3/7/13 1:04 am
                             Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsscarab3/9/13 11:10 am
                                   Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsRockslider3/9/13 1:02 pm
                                         Re: Your hog-fixing suggestionsscarab3/9/13 1:33 pm
     Re: Halo 4 three months outBry3/5/13 7:15 pm
           Re: Halo 4 three months outGravemind3/5/13 8:10 pm
                 Re: Halo 4 three months outBry3/6/13 2:38 am
                       Re: Halo 4 three months outGravemind3/6/13 4:02 am
                 Re: Halo 4 three months outRC Master3/6/13 9:02 am
                       Re: Halo 4 three months outGravemind3/6/13 1:00 pm
           Re: Halo 4 three months outVincent3/5/13 8:36 pm
           Re: Halo 4 three months outAvateur3/5/13 9:19 pm
                 Re: Halo 4 three months outBry3/6/13 6:25 am
                       Re: Halo 4 three months outAvateur3/6/13 2:47 pm
           Re: Halo 4 three months outCody Miller3/8/13 1:32 pm

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