Is Halo 4 the greatest love story in gaming this gen? *spoilers*

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#-49 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

[QUOTE="kuraimen"]LOL It's not even better than Twilight.JohnnyCageMK

kuraimen likes Twilight confirmed.

I somehow new kuraimen would make an appearance sooner or later.

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#-48 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Twilight's awesome.

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#-47 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I didn't think it was that good. Cortona gets left behind big whoop, I never cared about her. She's just a computer program.

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#-46 Posted by Killzonage (397 posts) -
While I personally saw nothing to cry about with the ending, I thought it did a good job setting up for Halo 5 or whatever.
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#-45 Posted by Killzonage (397 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

Just stop.

GamerZem

It's true. Those games atleast get creative with the way they tell their stories. Halo 4's story is entirely straightforward and simple.

Where the hell is Liquid, Darklink, and champ when you need em.

You've got to be fvcking kidding me. CoD, creative?

Please, please stop.

Some of the COD games IMO had good SP campaigns, WAW, MW1 and MW3. I liked those.
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#-44 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

While I personally saw nothing to cry about with the ending, I thought it did a good job setting up for Halo 5 or whatever.Killzonage
I can agree with this, it'll be interesting where they go next.

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#-43 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -
No, that would be arbitor and the PS3.Stevo_the_gamer
My avatar is forever proof of that
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#-42 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

Just stop.

GunSmith1_basic

It's true. Those games atleast get creative with the way they tell their stories. Halo 4's story is entirely straightforward and simple.

For sure. It's not that Halo 4's story was bad but there was way too much love for it in this thread. It's not insulting to Halo to remind everyone what real excellence in storytelling is. Halo isn't even about the story.

Yeah. Yeah, it kind of was.

In response to the OP:

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#-41 Posted by finalstar2007 (27941 posts) -

Just saw the ending on YouTube, didnt really think the ending was that great, it was short and he should have at least showed his face to her ( did he ever show his face ever?).. anyways i'll try to watch all cutscenes soon from the start.

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#-40 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

I pray that you guys are joking.

Master_ShakeXXX

Why? :?

Because the story is cliche as f*ck. Anybody with the slightest experience in movies, books, video games, life, whatever, has seen it done before countless times (and done much better). Chief didn't even have any semblance of character up until Halo 4 and now we're just supposed to buy the idea that him and Cortana have some kind of deep and meaningful relationship? Get outa here. It's so ridiculously forced and poorly executed.

so what? just because its a cliche doesnt mean it was bad. clearly chief feels that he failed his mission. since the first halo his job has been to protect her and vice versa
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#-39 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Just saw the ending on YouTube, didnt really think the ending was that great, it was short and he should have at least showed his face to her ( did he ever show his face ever?).. anyways i'll try to watch all cutscenes soon from the start.

finalstar2007
watch the legendary ending.
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#-38 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

Just saw the ending on YouTube, didnt really think the ending was that great, it was short and he should have at least showed his face to her ( did he ever show his face ever?).. anyways i'll try to watch all cutscenes soon from the start.

mems_1224
watch the legendary ending.

I never caught the difference, to be honest, having beaten it on Legendary and then going back to it on Normal via the theater. What is it?
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#-37 Posted by Jynxzor (9313 posts) -
So....is this really a thread? I mean is this serious? Have I been away from System Wars too long? Is this common? If so...you set the bar for greatest love story low....really low, did you have to dig a hole to fit where you set the bar?
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#-36 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -
[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

Just saw the ending on YouTube, didnt really think the ending was that great, it was short and he should have at least showed his face to her ( did he ever show his face ever?).. anyways i'll try to watch all cutscenes soon from the start.

DarkLink77
watch the legendary ending.

I never caught the difference, to be honest, having beaten it on Legendary and then going back to it on Normal via the theater. What is it?

when they lift the helmet at the end. thats the only difference. in the normal ending it just goes to a black screen
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#-35 Posted by Jebus213 (10014 posts) -
Will there be a Halo 5?! O_O
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#-34 Posted by Vatusus (8518 posts) -

Yes. It was sad. That was true emotion unlike the weaboo "art" cows talk about.JohnnyCageMK

That weaboo art has a higher meta score than Halo 4 and a VGA nomination... unlike Halo 4

u mad bra?

:cool:

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#-33 Posted by Heil68 (57960 posts) -
No, I laughed my ass off at the end and would hope to god that isn't in any of the books.
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#-32 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="mems_1224"] watch the legendary ending.

I never caught the difference, to be honest, having beaten it on Legendary and then going back to it on Normal via the theater. What is it?

when they lift the helmet at the end. thats the only difference. in the normal ending it just goes to a black screen

Oh that. That actually kind of bothered me.
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#-31 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

Serious response: The ending was exceptionally corny.

Bungie got how to portray a relationship between the two of them and communicate how much they meant to each other without making it weird.

343 did not.

If the event wasn't significant, [spoiler] and wasn't dealing with the death of a character I liked, [/spoiler] I probably would have laughed.

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#-30 Posted by Killzonage (397 posts) -
It was not the best, but in terms of FPS games it is better than a lot out there. I love the KZ franchise, but even I can admit, KZ3s ending was terrible.
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#-29 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4487 posts) -

A testament to the love-life of the Halo fanbase...?

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#-28 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

Just saw the ending on YouTube, didnt really think the ending was that great, it was short and he should have at least showed his face to her ( did he ever show his face ever?).. anyways i'll try to watch all cutscenes soon from the start.

finalstar2007

If you beat it on legendary it shows Chief's eyes, nothing more.

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#-26 Posted by Liquid_ (3823 posts) -

It's confirmed.. Mass Effect 3 ending is better than Halo 4 ending

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#-25 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

Twilight's awesome.

Michael0134567
:| No wonder you're a lem your standards are 6 feet under...
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#-24 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

Twilight's awesome.

kuraimen

:| No wonder you're a lem your standards are 6 feet under...

Hey, 6 feet under is a great tv show!

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#-23 Posted by fend_oblivion (6732 posts) -
Master Chief loves Cortana? [spoiler] Mother of God... :| [/spoiler]
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#-22 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (23621 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"] Why? :?Master_ShakeXXX

Cos apparently real man can't cry at games :roll:

No. It's because apparently some of these people have no idea what quality storytelling is. Silent Hill 2, Planescape Torment, Nier, Bioshock, etc, those games have quality storytelling. Hell, even Black Ops 1 and 2 have better storytelling. Halo 4's is incredibly basic stuff.

To The Moon beat all of those though.
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#-21 Posted by fend_oblivion (6732 posts) -
[QUOTE="DragonfireXZ95"] To The Moon beat all of those though.

*hugs*
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#-20 Posted by xLittlekillx (1833 posts) -

Artificial Academy has the best love stories.

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#-19 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -

LOL, no. That last cutscene was sooooo corny. I about puked.

Master_ShakeXXX
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#-18 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -
Cortana and chief got nothing on Jackie estacado and Jenny
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#-17 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
isaac and nicole
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#-16 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -
[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Cos apparently real man can't cry at games :roll:

DragonfireXZ95

No. It's because apparently some of these people have no idea what quality storytelling is. Silent Hill 2, Planescape Torment, Nier, Bioshock, etc, those games have quality storytelling. Hell, even Black Ops 1 and 2 have better storytelling. Halo 4's is incredibly basic stuff.

To The Moon beat all of those though.

It's funny how many discussions about stories in games can be pretty much ended by just saying "To the Moon."
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#-15 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
Cortana and chief got nothing on Jackie estacado and Jennyjg4xchamp
Truth.
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#-14 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

LOL, no. That last cutscene was sooooo corny. I about puked.

jg4xchamp

Did you finish the campaign?
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#-13 Posted by freedomfreak (50286 posts) -
I hardly noticed the game's story, so it didn't do much for me. I was just happy the campaign didn't bore me tears. The Darkness, all the way.
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#-12 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35549 posts) -

The title is really pushing it.

I liked what they did with Chief and Cortnana though.

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#-11 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -
[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

LOL, no. That last cutscene was sooooo corny. I about puked.

DarkLink77

Did you finish the campaign?

Oh no I youtubed the ending. I only finished the first half on legendary, and honestly don't really want to bother with the rest beyond wanting Chief's armor for MP. Game is Bungie tier in that department.
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#-10 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"]jg4xchamp
Did you finish the campaign?

Oh no I youtubed the ending. I only finished the first half on legendary, and honestly don't really want to bother with the rest beyond wanting Chief's armor for MP. Game is Bungie tier in that department.

Ending was so bad. Halo 2 comes up smelling like roses by comparison because it just stops. Dat fanfiction. #ImissBungie'sHalo (inb4youyellatme)
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#-9 Posted by Twin-Blade (6805 posts) -

Are we talking about [spoiler] the Chief staring at Earth [/spoiler] at the end? I loved Halo 4 and though it was a bit sad but I certainly didn't come close to crying. The best love story told this generation was in To the Moon. I shed a tear in that game.

To The Moon beat all of those though.DragonfireXZ95

I went through this whole topic to see if someone else had mentioned it. Thank you!

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#-8 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13549 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"] Did you finish the campaign?

Oh no I youtubed the ending. I only finished the first half on legendary, and honestly don't really want to bother with the rest beyond wanting Chief's armor for MP. Game is Bungie tier in that department.

Ending was so bad. Halo 2 comes up smelling like roses by comparison because it just stops. Dat fanfiction. #ImissBungie'sHalo (inb4youyellatme)

Don't worry, I got your back. 553285_413567998671021_152452064782617_1
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#-7 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13549 posts) -

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

No. It's because apparently some of these people have no idea what quality storytelling is. Silent Hill 2, Planescape Torment, Nier, Bioshock, etc, those games have quality storytelling. Hell, even Black Ops 1 and 2 have better storytelling. Halo 4's is incredibly basic stuff.

Master_ShakeXXX

Just stop.

It's true. Those games atleast get creative with the way they tell their stories. Halo 4's story is entirely straightforward and simple.

Where the hell is Liquid, Darklink, and champ when you need em.

Actually, I'd have to agree with the Black Ops thing. the storytelling is pretty on point. It's the actual story it tries to tell that's the problem.
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#-6 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -

(inb4youyellatme)DarkLink77
There is no reason to yell, you being wrong is an expectation.

As far as it stands it might as well have been a Bungie game, because on a purely gameplay level nothing really separates the two. The kicker is presentation stuff, and on that side 343 is a little bit better. The only thing I could see being slightly different is that 343 through in some more guided scenarios than Bungie.

MP wise it comes with enough upsides that it makes up for it.

As it stands one is a glorified one hit wonder(bungie) is a f*cking tribute band to that one hit wonder.

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#-5 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -
[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

Just stop.

FrozenLiquid

It's true. Those games atleast get creative with the way they tell their stories. Halo 4's story is entirely straightforward and simple.

Where the hell is Liquid, Darklink, and champ when you need em.

Actually, I'd have to agree with the Black Ops thing. the storytelling is pretty on point. It's the actual story it tries to tell that's the problem.

Do tell, as I am interested in Black Ops II's campaign.
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#-4 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -
[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="JohnnyCageMK"]

Just stop.

FrozenLiquid

It's true. Those games atleast get creative with the way they tell their stories. Halo 4's story is entirely straightforward and simple.

Where the hell is Liquid, Darklink, and champ when you need em.

Actually, I'd have to agree with the Black Ops thing. the storytelling is pretty on point. It's the actual story it tries to tell that's the problem.

Call of Duty has always been better at it. It's just usually some by the book poor man's Saving Private Ryan stuff before it went into Bad Boys 2 territory.
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#-3 Posted by DarkLink77 (32731 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"](inb4youyellatme)jg4xchamp

There is no reason to yell, you being wrong is an expectation.

As far as it stands it might as well have been a Bungie game, because on a purely gameplay level nothing really separates the two. The kicker is presentation stuff, and on that side 343 is a little bit better. The only thing I could see being slightly different is that 343 through in some more guided scenarios than Bungie.

MP wise it comes with enough upsides that it makes up for it.

As it stands one is a glorified one hit wonder(bungie) is a f*cking tribute band to that one hit wonder.

Not wrong. Just stupid biased and I have no problems admitting it. I'll be honest, I preferred Bungie's overall presentation overall. I mean, 343's game nailed the graphics, but otherwise... yeah. Liked what Bungie did better in terms of overall audio, cutscene direction, story (no infodumps!), etc. But hey, I'm in the minority, I think. Either that or the honeymoon period ain't over yet. One hit wonder? Maybe in terms of SP. But dat MP? Sogood.
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#-2 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13549 posts) -
[QUOTE="FrozenLiquid"][QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

It's true. Those games atleast get creative with the way they tell their stories. Halo 4's story is entirely straightforward and simple.

Where the hell is Liquid, Darklink, and champ when you need em.

DarkLink77
Actually, I'd have to agree with the Black Ops thing. the storytelling is pretty on point. It's the actual story it tries to tell that's the problem.

Do tell, as I am interested in Black Ops II's campaign.

Haven't played Black Ops 2 yet, talking more about Black Ops 1. I just felt that with the surprising amount of crap being thrown my way every thirty seconds, I could comprehend it all. Mileage may vary on the enjoyment of the story of Black Ops 1, but all that pulp alternative history stuff was brain numbing for me. I always felt the Call of Duty titles told their stories pretty well. Whether or not it's a product of its heavily scripted linearity is irrelevant.
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#-1 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13549 posts) -
[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"]

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"](inb4youyellatme)DarkLink77

There is no reason to yell, you being wrong is an expectation.

As far as it stands it might as well have been a Bungie game, because on a purely gameplay level nothing really separates the two. The kicker is presentation stuff, and on that side 343 is a little bit better. The only thing I could see being slightly different is that 343 through in some more guided scenarios than Bungie.

MP wise it comes with enough upsides that it makes up for it.

As it stands one is a glorified one hit wonder(bungie) is a f*cking tribute band to that one hit wonder.

Not wrong. Just stupid biased and I have no problems admitting it. I'll be honest, I preferred Bungie's overall presentation overall. I mean, 343's game nailed the graphics, but otherwise... yeah. Liked what Bungie did better in terms of overall audio, cutscene direction, story (no infodumps!), etc. But hey, I'm in the minority, I think. Either that or the honeymoon period ain't over yet. One hit wonder? Maybe in terms of SP. But dat MP? Sogood.

You guys are forgetting that Bungie also made Marathon and Myth. They all have strong single player campaigns. And f*ck the haters, ODST and Reach were good. Reach may have been disappointing (how the f*ck they could miss the opportunity to reveal the Covenant invading Reach in shocking fashion is beyond me), but it's still great to play.
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#0 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27401 posts) -

still find it werid that theres some love thing here even though. shes not an actual person in the game from what iv seen. Just an advance ai. Though they gave edi boobs so maybe I shouldint be shocked by this.