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Re: Agreed.
Date: 6/19/13 1:54 am
In Response To: Re: Agreed. (CHa0s)

: Yeah. I was just thinking about this this morning: why wouldn't it occur to
: game developers who take over a beloved franchise, that what's loved about
: said franchise, the magic let's say, is a combination of details from
: large to small, the fabric. ANYTHING that "fixes what aint
: broke" is messing with that formula of perfection.

Because if you just do the exact same thing over and over again, it gets boring and stale - especially if the old games are still around. (This is how many people felt about Reach, and [even with all of its changes] Halo 4.)

The key is to figure out what makes it special, and take risks in other places. Just because ODST did this better than Halo 4 doesn't mean 343i was not trying.

Yes, Halo means oversaturated hues and Forerunner monoliths to me, and the Forerunner aesthetic was a disappointment. But other people may think differently. And you can capture the flavor without being an exact copy, too - I felt "The Package" looked more classic Halo (Halsey aside) than Halo: Reach did.

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Halo 4 Flood sightingRevenant19886/18/13 9:46 am
     Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingpadraig086/18/13 11:30 am
           Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingpete_the_duck6/18/13 12:35 pm
           Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingLeviathan6/18/13 12:48 pm
                 Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingpadraig086/18/13 1:06 pm
                       Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingAvateur6/20/13 12:46 am
                             Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingQuirel6/20/13 2:04 am
                                   Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingpadraig086/20/13 10:03 am
                                   Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingAvateur6/21/13 12:08 am
                                         Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingpete_the_duck6/21/13 7:07 am
                                               Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingAvateur6/21/13 12:15 pm
                                               Re: Halo 4 Flood sightingQuirel6/21/13 11:55 pm
                 Agreed.davidfuchs6/18/13 1:30 pm
                       Re: Agreed.CHa0s6/18/13 11:25 pm
                             Re: Agreed.Arithmomaniac6/19/13 1:54 am
                                   Re: Agreed.davidfuchs6/19/13 3:58 am

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