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Re: Agreed.
Date: 6/19/13 3:58 am
In Response To: Re: Agreed. (Arithmomaniac)

: 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.

Good character design is good character design, though. To me, aside from a few basic gameplay tenets that are inviolable--having shields, for example--the gameplay of Halo can be a lot of things. That's why I like a lot of stuff in Halo 4, just like I enjoy the "classic"gameplay of days past. But visuals don't need to change to keep things "fresh", unless your designs were bad from the get-go.

(And I don't think the key word with Halo is 'oversaturated', just 'saturated'. Halo 3 isn't amazingly colorful or overblown, it can certainly look that way when compared to the usual 'next-gen' shooters we got this generation.)

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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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