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: This is the reason why it was removed : Halo 4 could have had a stasis gun.
: Or a "grapple harpoon." But these weapons were taken out in an
: effort to make the game more accessible and less sci-fi.
: Franchise creative director Josh Holmes told GDC audiences that "when we
: started out, I was really pushing the team to go in a very sci-fi
: direction. I wanted to embrace the sci-fi nature of the enemies and
: explore concepts that were outside the box for Halo, things that you'd
: never seen before in the Halo sandbox."
: Unfortunately, the more sci-fi concepts didn't resonate with players.
: "What we found as we were testing these weapons with players, the
: really deep sci-fi approach wasn't relatable. As a result, they weren't
: really gravitating to these weapons."
: "It really sucks when you're making new weapons and no one wants to use
: them," Holmes added.
: Eventually, 343 Industries had to make sure that all the weapons in the game
: could be understood by players immediately. For example, the scattershot
: is "at it's core, a shotgun," even if it does disintegrate
: enemies. The other weapons that made Halo 4's final roster all have
: immediately understandable real-world counterparts, like a sniper rifle or
: an assault rifle.
: "One of the barriers to entry with Halo is that it is sci-fi,"
: Holmes pointed out. "It's had a very steep learning curve that's
: turned off a lot of players."
I think the stasis gun, the bishop gun, and the gun the Librarian uses on the Didact in the last terminal are all the same thing. I think I'm not fond of their approach. I think blaming sci-fi is missing something about what wasn't liked about that weapon. I think, more than the above points, that I don't particularly like whoever they had playtesting this stuff. I'm not sure how much I care about any of that. I think I appreciate that someone was trying to put more sci-fi weapons into the game, though.
|stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-fi||gamerguy2002||4/2/13 12:04 pm|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||PriorMarcus||4/2/13 12:14 pm|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||iForge||4/2/13 12:41 pm|
|It all sounds so doomed||scarab||4/2/13 12:51 pm|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||SonGoharotto||4/2/13 12:53 pm|
|interesting!||Revenant1988||4/2/13 12:54 pm|
|Thank you! Loved reading this and echo it myself! *NM*||MacGyver10||4/2/13 1:05 pm|
|^ This ^||iForge||4/2/13 10:02 pm|
|Re: interesting!||serpx||4/3/13 12:07 am|
|Beautiful *NM*||thebruce0||4/3/13 2:05 pm|
|this line really sticks with me||Revenant1988||4/2/13 1:53 pm|
|Sounds like a blast! *NM*||CHa0s||4/3/13 2:51 am|
|Approval testing ruined it||RC Master||4/2/13 6:18 pm|
|Re: Approval testing ruined it||Cody Miller||4/3/13 5:36 am|
|Re: Approval testing ruined it||RC Master||4/3/13 9:08 am|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||Guttsu||4/2/13 6:22 pm|
|Is this an April Fool's joke?||Avateur||4/2/13 8:50 pm|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||gamerguy2002||4/3/13 1:03 am|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||Quirel||4/3/13 3:51 am|
|Complacent Gaming Syndrome strikes again!||Gravemind||4/3/13 2:39 pm|
|Re: Complacent Gaming Syndrome strikes again!||Metalingus627||4/3/13 5:30 pm|
|Re: Complacent Gaming Syndrome strikes again!||RC Master||4/3/13 6:00 pm|
|Re: Complacent Gaming Syndrome strikes again!||Guttsu||4/3/13 6:27 pm|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||WaferMouse||4/3/13 5:15 pm|
|To be fair...||uberfoop||4/3/13 6:50 pm|
|To also be fair||Avateur||4/3/13 7:00 pm|
|Re: To also be fair||uberfoop||4/3/13 7:09 pm|
|Update...I think?||gamerguy2002||4/4/13 3:04 am|
|Re: To also be fair||Monochron||4/5/13 11:37 am|
|Re: To be fair...||General Vagueness||4/19/13 8:35 pm|
|Re: stasis gun dropped to make the game less sci-f||General Vagueness||4/19/13 8:02 pm|