Conan O'Brien reviews Halo 4. Hilarity ensues

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#1 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hdnXaUvdUE

God I love his reviews. This has to be the best one. :lol:

#2 Posted by Archangel3371 (16448 posts) -
Yeah I saw that last night on his show, it was pretty awesome. I love his reactions and the looks he'd give as he was being told about the game. It was hilarious when he shot Andy.
#3 Posted by dvader654 (44751 posts) -
So awesome! He has the best rating system of any game site.
#4 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

Better than the game. Embarrassing sequel.

#5 Posted by dvader654 (44751 posts) -

Better than the game. Embarrassing sequel.

Thefatness16
What? Halo 4 is fantastic.
#6 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

Better than the game. Embarrassing sequel.

dvader654

What? Halo 4 is fantastic.

As a long time Halo fan, 4 is legitimately one of the least faithful sequels I've ever played. It c omepletely throws away the core tenets on what the MP was built upon.

#7 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
So awesome! He has the best rating system of any game site.dvader654
it makes as much sense as any :P
#8 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Hitman is the best one so far. Conan O'Brien is one of my favourite comediants.

#9 Posted by HipHopBeats (2777 posts) -

Lol, get this guy a review show on Gamespot.

#10 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

[QUOTE="dvader654"][QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

Better than the game. Embarrassing sequel.

Thefatness16

What? Halo 4 is fantastic.

As a long time Halo fan, 4 is legitimately one of the least faithful sequels I've ever played. It c omepletely throws away the core tenets on what the MP was built upon.

So after FIVE games in the series, you still wanted them to do the same sh*t again?

#11 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (19259 posts) -
Any plot spoilers?
#12 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

[QUOTE="dvader654"] What? Halo 4 is fantastic.S0lidSnake

As a long time Halo fan, 4 is legitimately one of the least faithful sequels I've ever played. It c omepletely throws away the core tenets on what the MP was built upon.

So after FIVE games in the series, you still wanted them to do the same sh*t again?

No I wanted them to add meaningful additions to make the core of the game better. Not ape sh*tty games, to appeal to an audience that doesn't give a f*ck about Halo.

#13 Posted by SciFiCat (1750 posts) -
Any plot spoilers?Black_Knight_00
Don't watch the video if you are concerned about learning anything about area rugs.
#14 Posted by The_Last_Ride (75065 posts) -
that was awesome
#15 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34367 posts) -

Damn, I missed this episode. :(

And it only took him 3 months to review the game. >_>

#16 Posted by JustPlainLucas (75130 posts) -

No I wanted them to add meaningful additions to make the core of the game better. Not ape sh*tty games, to appeal to an audience that doesn't give a f*ck about Halo.

Thefatness16
I kinda have to scratch my beard whenever I hear statements like this. If they're catering to an audience who doesn't care about Halo, why are they playing it then?
#17 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

No I wanted them to add meaningful additions to make the core of the game better. Not ape sh*tty games, to appeal to an audience that doesn't give a f*ck about Halo.

JustPlainLucas

I kinda have to scratch my beard whenever I hear statements like this. If they're catering to an audience who doesn't care about Halo, why are they playing it then?

They're not? The game happens to be the highest selling Halo game, while also having the lowest retention rates.

http://i6.minus.com/jbrMd2PjeJjv9q.png

Link

As of yesterday the game has fallen 66K, while Reach was able to keep a 80K+ peak population. All the while Reach sold around 9M, whereas Halo 4 is the best selling game in the franchise(11M+).

#18 Posted by Legolas_Katarn (15555 posts) -

[QUOTE="dvader654"][QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

Better than the game. Embarrassing sequel.

Thefatness16

What? Halo 4 is fantastic.

As a long time Halo fan, 4 is legitimately one of the least faithful sequels I've ever played. It c omepletely throws away the core tenets on what the MP was built upon.

I thought the single player was even worse.

They're not? The game happens to be the highest selling Halo game, while also having the lowest retention rates.

Shipping without custom games, the ability to find and share gametypes/maps/videos/screenshots, and less game modes probably didn't help them there.
#19 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

Any plot spoilers?Black_Knight_00

The plot in Halo 4 sucked, so what does it matter? :P

#20 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34367 posts) -

My issues with Halo 4 aren't so much with the gameplay, but with the current lack of content (mostly modes), and the fact that 343 somehow managed to find a way to make spartan Ops worse than Firefight, which I personally found boring as hell to play (atleast Firefight was actually well-made though).

Also all the armor looks way to similar and many look kinda sicky. I know its just aesthetic menial aspect of the game, but srill slightly disappointed that likes character creation-esque stuff.

#21 Posted by contracts420 (1956 posts) -

I posted this in another thread not too long ago...

"Halo 4 is a solid entry in the series. With improved visuals and sound design, new enemies also bring an extra layer of depth to each battle, more focused storytelling, bringing a level of humanization to Master Chief and a level of depth to the relationship between Cortanna and him, something I very much enjoyed. The new mechs were a fun addition, adding even more vairety to the vehicle selection, although I do miss the chopper from Halo 3. The new weapons may not by any means be unique, they are however useful and also visually striking compared to the Covenant weaponry.

Multiplayer has taken a few turns, but not necassarily for the worst. Spartan Ops is a nice addition and does not harm the core value of the title, it's a step in a different direction and one I do not entirely agree with, atleast in its current implementation. Multiplayer as a whole is still as fun as ever, a few changes might anger some but I have not found them to detract or hurt my enjoyment in any meaningful way.

The campaign however is quite repetitive, something that I cannot overlook. But my biggest issue is one with not just Halo 4, but the series in general, the levels are bland, lifeless, they do not feel lived in. These spaces feel like they were created and designed by a combat designer as a testing area for enemy A.I and balancing rather than a believable playspace that the player can become invested in. This is quite prominent throughout the series but moreso in Halo 4 than any other entry outside of the original.

But anyone who ignorantly bashes and berates this title is nothing more than a biased, naive and bitter fanboy. Halo 4 is a solid title in the franchise and is unmistakably a Halo title in nearly every conceivable way. The hyperbolic statements made by some in this thread are ridiculous to say the least"

While I do believe that one could argue that it's not necassarily the best entry in the series, I do believe it's a worthy addition to the franchise and a great first outing for 343.

But on topic, those Conan O'Brien gaming reviews are really funny, so many aspects of video games just make perfect sense to us as gamers, but to somebody not accustomed to the quirks of modern video games it can be quite jarring and confusing.

#22 Posted by Archangel3371 (16448 posts) -
[QUOTE="Thefatness16"]

Better than the game. Embarrassing sequel.

dvader654
What? Halo 4 is fantastic.

Agreed. The game is awesome. Spartan Ops was kind of so-so though. I see what they were going for though and in some aspects it is pretty cool but overall it just seemed to fall a bit short. It could get better later on though so we'll see.
#23 Posted by idunnodude (2283 posts) -

conan is my favourite they guy is halarious. he did a review of hitman too it was great