What does the next Halo game have to do to impress beyond Crysis 3 / KZ4 / ArmA3

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#1 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8398 posts) -

This is a question. And I firstly and foremostly refer to the GRAPHICS. I am not a graphics junkie by the way. Halo series have never been known for its physics or realism, Reach and 4 were good looking games with some stunning vistas, epic skyboxes and large-scale battles but the core animations have never been its selling point. However, there is a second side to it, because by changing too much it might ruin the fantastic MP experience Halo is known for...

What do you think the next Halo game might or should bring to the table in order to impress? Enhanced graphical fidelity, advanced HDR effects? Or just focus on even bigger scale battles?

Do you think it even stands a chance in this respect? (not that it must in order to become a best-seller and a very good game series it has always been; graphics were never obstacle for CoD games either and yet they're top sellers)

#2 Posted by Obviously_Right (5093 posts) -

Halo 4 already killed the classic Halo MP experience.

#3 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

This is a question. Halo series have never been known for its physics or realism, Reach and 4 were good looking games with some stunning vistas, epic skyboxes and large-scale battles but the core animations have never been its selling point. However, there is a second side to it, because by changing too much it might ruin the fantastic MP experience Halo is known for...

What do you think the next Halo game might or should bring to the table in order to impress? Enhanced graphical fidelity, advanced HDR effects? Or just focus on even bigger scale battles?

Do you think it even stands a chance in this respect? (not that it must in order to become a best-seller and a very good game series it has always been; graphics were never obstacle for CoD games either and yet they're top sellers)

Salt_The_Fries

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#4 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

Halo 4 already killed the classic Halo MP experience.

Obviously_Right

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#5 Posted by Inconsistancy (8091 posts) -

Being a good game is all it needs to do. Crysis3 doesn't do that, KZ seems pretty much like any boring military style shooter, and Arma3 is a simmy game that I have 0 interest in. (it could really use a PC release, as I'm not buying an xbox for 1 game, and controllers suck for fps)

#6 Posted by Obviously_Right (5093 posts) -

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Halo 4 already killed the classic Halo MP experience.

sts106mat

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Nobody asked you to start crying over facts.

Dry your tears.

#7 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"]

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Halo 4 already killed the classic Halo MP experience.

Obviously_Right

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Nobody asked you to start crying over facts.

Dry your tears.

those are your tears.
#8 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

The only changes I want are on the multiplayer side. Not that there's much needed to be done, but they can definitely add/remove some aspects from Halo 4 to improve the experience.


As far as single player goes they should just keep with their current trend. Once CoD became popular it seems just about every single console shooter followed it in terms of gameplay design, and multiplayer.

 

I just want Halo to remain Halo. It's not a game driven by set pieces, and cinematic events that strip control from the player, or limit their interaction during specific sequences of the game, and the multiplayer is not just a whack-a-mole shooting gallery like everything else is. 

#9 Posted by silversix_ (14127 posts) -
Halo's art style in general is impressive enough they just need to stop making weapons/enemies that looks like Fisher Price toys and build an engine that isn't based on one they've made a decade ago.
#10 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5149 posts) -

Wasnt known for physics?  The physics for driving the warthogs have always been impressive and "realistic".  It one of the first games that realistically got the feeling of driving a vehicle on an unlevel terrain correctly.

On topic, I hope to see 32 vs 32 player matches, and a huge focus on big 64 player maps on the next system.  The only modes of Halo I can even play now are Big Team Battle.  The rest feel claustrophobic.    For this reason I cant even play Halo 3, as its designed around  4 x 4 matches.  That sh*t is too claustrophobic for me.  This isnt the Xbox era of sitting with your friends playing splitscreen.  

They need a focus on big huge maps and higher player counts, and the game designed around Big Team Battle next gen.   

 

#11 Posted by tenaka2 (17029 posts) -

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

#12 Posted by Obviously_Right (5093 posts) -

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

[QUOTE="sts106mat"]

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sts106mat

Nobody asked you to start crying over facts.

Dry your tears.

those are your tears.

No.

#13 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Nobody asked you to start crying over facts.

Dry your tears.

Obviously_Right

those are your tears.

No.

obviously_wrong lol
#14 Posted by getyeryayasout (7217 posts) -
Make it a 3rd person, Metroid-esque, action adventure. Sounds better than another fps to me.
#15 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (441 posts) -

This is a question. Halo series have never been known for its physics or realism, Reach and 4 were good looking games with some stunning vistas, epic skyboxes and large-scale battles but the core animations have never been its selling point. However, there is a second side to it, because by changing too much it might ruin the fantastic MP experience Halo is known for...

What do you think the next Halo game might or should bring to the table in order to impress? Enhanced graphical fidelity, advanced HDR effects? Or just focus on even bigger scale battles?

Do you think it even stands a chance in this respect? (not that it must in order to become a best-seller and a very good game series it has always been; graphics were never obstacle for CoD games either and yet they're top sellers)

Salt_The_Fries
Larger scale battles, better a.i., keep the gameplay the same but refine it, better graphics (no need to be a powerhouse).
#16 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

tenaka2
its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahaha
#17 Posted by no-scope-AK47 (2754 posts) -

This is what I think of halo vvvvvvvvvv

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#18 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Salt_The_Fries"]

This is a question. Halo series have never been known for its physics or realism, Reach and 4 were good looking games with some stunning vistas, epic skyboxes and large-scale battles but the core animations have never been its selling point. However, there is a second side to it, because by changing too much it might ruin the fantastic MP experience Halo is known for...

What do you think the next Halo game might or should bring to the table in order to impress? Enhanced graphical fidelity, advanced HDR effects? Or just focus on even bigger scale battles?

Do you think it even stands a chance in this respect? (not that it must in order to become a best-seller and a very good game series it has always been; graphics were never obstacle for CoD games either and yet they're top sellers)

sts106mat

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How about that?

#19 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"]

[QUOTE="Salt_The_Fries"]

This is a question. Halo series have never been known for its physics or realism, Reach and 4 were good looking games with some stunning vistas, epic skyboxes and large-scale battles but the core animations have never been its selling point. However, there is a second side to it, because by changing too much it might ruin the fantastic MP experience Halo is known for...

What do you think the next Halo game might or should bring to the table in order to impress? Enhanced graphical fidelity, advanced HDR effects? Or just focus on even bigger scale battles?

Do you think it even stands a chance in this respect? (not that it must in order to become a best-seller and a very good game series it has always been; graphics were never obstacle for CoD games either and yet they're top sellers)

Salt_The_Fries

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stop that sh1t man!
#20 Posted by tenaka2 (17029 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

sts106mat

its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahaha

Really? Didn't the lst one have an even shorter campaign then the previous ones and wasnt spartan ops a disaster? Doesn't sound great tbh.

#21 Posted by gpuking (2793 posts) -
With the weak sauce hardware inside Durango I don't expect anything too advanced, the graphics war would be between PS4 and PC games so Halo 5 might as well forfeit on that. In stead maybe concentrate on what Halo always does well, co op, split screen and vehicles.
#22 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

sts106mat

its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahaha

why would people cry over a game nobody plays anymore?

http://halocharts.com/2012/chart/dailypeakpopulation/all

the real Halo 4 will be on PS4 with exclusive content.

#23 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

tenaka2

its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahaha

Really? Didn't the lst one have an even shorter campaign then the previous ones and wasnt spartan ops a disaster? Doesn't sound great tbh.

took me 16 hours solo on legendary, and that was hard. spartan ops was just ok, not fantastic, but fun in co-op anyway.
#24 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

NathanDrakeSwag

its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahaha

why would people cry over a game nobody plays anymore?

http://halocharts.com/2012/chart/dailypeakpopulation/all

the real Halo 4 will be on PS4 with exclusive content.

50,000 a day is nothing? lol. fact of the matter is that there are too many games now, that no one game dominates XBL anymore. minecraft is one of the top 3 most played games on live at the moment.
#25 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

[QUOTE="NathanDrakeSwag"]

[QUOTE="sts106mat"] its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahahasts106mat

why would people cry over a game nobody plays anymore?

http://halocharts.com/2012/chart/dailypeakpopulation/all

the real Halo 4 will be on PS4 with exclusive content.

50,000 a day is nothing? lol. fact of the matter is that there are too many games now, that no one game dominates XBL anymore. minecraft is one of the top 3 most played games on live at the moment.

Halo has been on a decline since Reach because of the drastic changes they made to the series. removing ranked matches, adding sprint, armor abilities and custom loadouts.

m$ casualized the series to chase after the COD fanbase and that is why Bungie left them.

the Halo 2/3 days are long gone and people moved on to better games.

#26 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="NathanDrakeSwag"]

why would people cry over a game nobody plays anymore?

http://halocharts.com/2012/chart/dailypeakpopulation/all

the real Halo 4 will be on PS4 with exclusive content.

NathanDrakeSwag

50,000 a day is nothing? lol. fact of the matter is that there are too many games now, that no one game dominates XBL anymore. minecraft is one of the top 3 most played games on live at the moment.

Halo has been on a decline since Reach because of the drastic changes they made to the series. removing ranked matches, adding sprint, armor abilities and custom loadouts.

m$ casualized the series to chase after the COD fanbase and that is why Bungie left them.

the Halo 2/3 days are long gone and people moved on to better games.

you are clueless, bungie didn't leave because MS chased the COD base, MS pretty much already has the COD base sewn up with the timed deals with activision etc. stop being a prat.
#27 Posted by thedork_knight (866 posts) -
it already has crysis 3 beaten, cant speak for arma as never played it and killzone 4 hasnt been released so we cant speak for its quality but if going by previous games it'll be a okish halo/cod wannabe. The problem with crysis and killzone is that they are pretty but lack any substance
#29 Posted by faizan_faizan (7855 posts) -
it already has crysis 3 beatenthedork_knight
LOL Anyway, HALO 2 had pretty good physics, And AMAZING for it's time the HAVOK Engine (Which also powered HL2) was the best physics engine available at that time.
#30 Posted by thedork_knight (866 posts) -
[QUOTE="thedork_knight"]it already has crysis 3 beatenfaizan_faizan
LOL Anyway, HALO 2 had pretty good physics, And AMAZING for it's time the HAVOK Engine (Which also powered HL2) was the best physics engine available at that time.

yes crysis is better looking then halo but the game is now trash with both the 2 and 3 being very disappointing
#31 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -
[QUOTE="faizan_faizan"][QUOTE="thedork_knight"]it already has crysis 3 beatenthedork_knight
LOL Anyway, HALO 2 had pretty good physics, And AMAZING for it's time the HAVOK Engine (Which also powered HL2) was the best physics engine available at that time.

yes crysis is better looking then halo but the game is now trash with both the 2 and 3 being very disappointing

this, parts of halo 4 look better than crysis 3 (360) and vice versa.
#32 Posted by tenaka2 (17029 posts) -

you are clueless, bungie didn't leave because MS chased the COD base, MS pretty much already has the COD base sewn up with the timed deals with activision etc. stop being a prat.sts106mat

Agree, bungie left because they were unhappy with the kinect focus and did want to make the Dancing Master Chief kinect only title that MS were insisting upon.

#33 Posted by thedork_knight (866 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"] you are clueless, bungie didn't leave because MS chased the COD base, MS pretty much already has the COD base sewn up with the timed deals with activision etc. stop being a prat.tenaka2

Agree, bungie left because they were unhappy with the kinect focus and did want to make the Dancing Master Chief kinect only title that MS were insisting upon.

bungie left because their contract with MS expired and they wanted to make multi format games
#34 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"] you are clueless, bungie didn't leave because MS chased the COD base, MS pretty much already has the COD base sewn up with the timed deals with activision etc. stop being a prat.tenaka2

Agree, bungie left because they were unhappy with the kinect focus and did want to make the Dancing Master Chief kinect only title that MS were insisting upon.

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#35 Posted by WithoutGraceXII (1797 posts) -

Halo 4 already killed the classic Halo MP experience.

Obviously_Right
Unfortunetly I kind of agree with this. It's not dead entirely but....it's not looking good. What would really impress me with the next Halo game is if they got back to basics and ditch armor abilities, loadouts, weapon drops, etc. But it won't happen.
#36 Posted by MirkoS77 (7209 posts) -
Sorry, I don't understand what you're asking. "Impress beyond"? Beyond what? And what does ArmA have to do with KZ, Halo, or Crysis? To compare it to any of those is like comparing Mario Kart to iRacing. It's a military simulator and really has not much in common at all with those games, nor is it meant to target the same audience.
#37 Posted by Puckhog04 (22606 posts) -

Halo is dead. Hasn't been a decent one since Halo 3.

#38 Posted by Malta_1980 (11215 posts) -

Arma3, BF4 & KZ4 will be more than enough for me :) 

#39 Posted by PAL360 (26749 posts) -

Improve the graphics and scale, and keep the gameplay and art direction.

Bungie almost killed my love to the series with ODST and Reach, but somehow, 343i brought it back with Halo 4! The series are in good hands.

#40 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16168 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Not a lot, lemmings will buy more halo regardless of quality.

tenaka2

its always quality, hence the tears from F***s like you hahaha

Really? Didn't the lst one have an even shorter campaign then the previous ones and wasnt spartan ops a disaster? Doesn't sound great tbh.

Spartan Ops isn't that great, but the campaign is just as long as any other Halo campaign. It's also the best one in terms of story, gameplay, visuals, set pieces, etc.

#41 Posted by jg4xchamp (47536 posts) -
Actually change Halo top to bottom. Don't f*cking wuss out anymore and actually take some effort in changing the game. This is a franchise you could totally get away with doing that, and it needs it because the series is super f*cking stale right now.
#42 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -
Actually change Halo top to bottom. Don't f*cking wuss out anymore and actually take some effort in changing the game. This is a franchise you could totally get away with doing that, and it needs it because the series is super f*cking stale right now. jg4xchamp
i'd like an open world, with first person space flight / combat included please.
#43 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
halo has long passed its expiration date..
#44 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (5127 posts) -
halo has long passed its expiration date..campzor
#45 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -
halo has long passed its expiration date..campzor
says the clown with a resistance sig.
#46 Posted by pelvist (4650 posts) -

It just needs to be a good game, it wont need great graphics to do that. However Halo games and good arent really something that go hand in hand.

#47 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"]halo has long passed its expiration date..sts106mat
says the clown with a resistance sig.

I only have the resistance sig because it looks cool compared to the other psn id's which are available.. Nice try though.
#48 Posted by sts106mat (19077 posts) -

[QUOTE="sts106mat"][QUOTE="campzor"]halo has long passed its expiration date..campzor
says the clown with a resistance sig.

I only have the resistance sig because it looks cool compared to the other psn id's which are available.. Nice try though.

so you admit it's crap.    lol

#49 Posted by SecretPolice (21546 posts) -

Hmm, I'd say, to equal or beat that list and with 343 at the helm; Halo 5 need only launch. :twisted:

But really, just do what Hao's have always done so well, nice big, well constructed levels / area's with plenty of surface, air & space :o vehicles but perhaps get back to a sorta Halo 2 kind of mutiplayer oh and the story has got to make sense with as little suspension of reality as possible in a sci fi space marine shootah. :P

#50 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="sts106mat"] says the clown with a resistance sig.sts106mat

I only have the resistance sig because it looks cool compared to the other psn id's which are available.. Nice try though.

so you admit it's crap.    lol

no, i admit its passed its expiration date and no more should be made.