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Old November 25 2012, 02:50 AM   #181
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Re: Halo 4 & Halo Remastered

Yes, what ATimson and -Brett- said was essentially my biggest gripe.

Yes, I know how, but I don't see how it happened.



I'm enjoying Spartan ops however.

And just to flash my credit, yes, I've read all the Halo books bar the Forerunner Saga (they just don't interest me that much) and another thing that's bugging me - where the frak is Kilo Five? Sure, ok, they didn't need to be in the game at all, but I'd love to see that crew represented in a game or cutscene or Spartan ops or whatever. They have an awesome dynamic which so far Lasky and Palmer don't have at all (although admittedly we've only had very little of Lasky and Palmer). And yes, I know Cortana was going Rampant
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Old November 25 2012, 03:03 AM   #182
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And just to flash my credit, yes, I've read all the Halo books bar the Forerunner Saga (they just don't interest me that much) and another thing that's bugging me - where the frak is Kilo Five?
You assume that they survive book three.
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Old November 25 2012, 03:10 AM   #183
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NOOOOOOOOOO!!! Man, I was pretty riled up by the end of Glasslands, with Phillips and BB's fragment getting all exploded on Sanghellios. If they dare Kill the whole team off (especially Vaz and Mal) I'm gonna be pissed.

Besides, even if Halo 4 and Spartan Ops take place 2-3 years after Glasslands/Thursday War, Spartan Ops has started featuring Jul M'dama as the big bad. If Jul sticks around that long, I'd hope at least most of Kilo-Five do too
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Old November 27 2012, 11:41 AM   #184
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Oh I finished this on Normal on Release, and completed Legendary a few days ago solo...

Initially, I was a bit "WTF" on the whole thing. The end was very out "there" for my liking, with some pretty big leaps of faith 343i are hoping the audience will take. Plus it felt even shorter than Halo Reach for my liking. BUT, since playing through again on Legendary...the story has grown on me. I'm still a bit wtf on the ending, but I don't let it overshadow the rest of the game.
What about the ending was a WTF moment for you?

If you have any degree of familiarity with the extended Halo fiction, you know that Cortana

so that shouldn't have come as a huge surprise.
If I were to guess, I'd think he was referring more to


That was pretty hard to swallow.

Edit: Sorry. Didn't mean to parrot ATimson. Posted while I was still typing.
I agree, it was a far-fetched kind of moment. But it wasn't different from a similar moment in Halo 2, really.

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Old November 27 2012, 02:43 PM   #185
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Yes, but there's the slight factor of distance there to consider.
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Old November 28 2012, 06:04 AM   #186
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Re: Halo 4 & Halo Remastered

The release dates for the map packs have (supposedly) been leaked on the German Xbox dashboard:

Crimson Map Pack - December 10th
Majestic Map Pack - February 25th
Castle Map Pack - April 1st

Link

I tried matchmaking in War Games, but it hasn't quite grabbed me yet. I've bought all of the MP map packs for Halo 3 and Reach, but I'm not sure yet if I will here.

I finished the campaign on Heroic, and now working through it on Legendary. I liked it. I love the Mantis.

I really like Spartan Ops, though. It's like an extra campaign (which is good for me, since I really like solo stuff). Some have complained how there's no more Firefight, but I think something structured like this is better than bad guys just spawning on a map (and I loved firefight). I finished the first chapter on Heroic, then again on Legendary. I'm about to start on Chapter 2.
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Old November 28 2012, 10:36 AM   #187
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Yes, but there's the slight factor of distance there to consider.
Well,
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Old November 28 2012, 02:18 PM   #188
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I really like Spartan Ops, though. It's like an extra campaign (which is good for me, since I really like solo stuff). Some have complained how there's no more Firefight, but I think something structured like this is better than bad guys just spawning on a map (and I loved firefight). I finished the first chapter on Heroic, then again on Legendary. I'm about to start on Chapter 2.
See, they claimed it was an extra campaign, but there's just not enough story (or map variation) for me to count it as that. It's really just Firefight with cutscenes, as far as I'm concerned.

(The fact that I can brute-force my way through on Legendary via respawns is fun, though. )
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Old November 28 2012, 03:43 PM   #189
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I really like Spartan Ops, though. It's like an extra campaign (which is good for me, since I really like solo stuff). Some have complained how there's no more Firefight, but I think something structured like this is better than bad guys just spawning on a map (and I loved firefight). I finished the first chapter on Heroic, then again on Legendary. I'm about to start on Chapter 2.
See, they claimed it was an extra campaign, but there's just not enough story (or map variation) for me to count it as that. It's really just Firefight with cutscenes, as far as I'm concerned.

(The fact that I can brute-force my way through on Legendary via respawns is fun, though. )
I love SpOps - it's just enough story to keep me entertained, and the Gameplay is super fun, even Solo Legendary is pretty awesome across the board.

Co-Op (2-player) SpOps requiring XBL Gold for both players sucks balls though.
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Old November 28 2012, 04:10 PM   #190
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Old November 28 2012, 05:41 PM   #191
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I agree, it was a far-fetched kind of moment. But it wasn't different from a similar moment in Halo 2, really.

Remember when
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I don't think we need to spoiler code Halo 2: That game came out nearly a decade ago :P

And really? At least there was 5 seconds of cutscene showing him shooting away from the carrier. Through the magic of editing that could have well been 5 minutes, it wasn't anything like the end of 4. 5 seconds of high acceleration in Zero G puts him at what, 100m away at least? He's in a pressure suit which has comparable armor to a spaceship. That's plausible. What happens at the end of 4 really isn't bar some deus ex machina we've yet find out about.
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Old November 29 2012, 05:12 AM   #192
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Yes, what ATimson and -Brett- said was essentially my biggest gripe.

Yes, I know how, but I don't see how it happened.

The most annoying part was how unnecessary the issue was.

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Old November 30 2012, 03:43 AM   #193
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And here's the trailer for the Crimson Map Pack:



Not very colorful.
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Old December 1 2012, 12:58 PM   #194
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Speaking of colors, I'm the only one who loves to play the Bastion and Noble maps on Reach. Nobody seems to like them.
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Old December 1 2012, 08:44 PM   #195
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Speaking of colors, I'm the only one who loves to play the Bastion and Noble maps on Reach. Nobody seems to like them.
For anyone else confused by this, I just looked it up and "Bastion" is the French name of the Defiant pack.

Anyway, I really like Highlands and Breakpoint. The others are just ok, IMO.

And Unearthed was pretty fun for a Firefight map.
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