Halo: Reach

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by SPCTRE, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    Out for delivery as of 8:56 a.m., an hour and a half ago. C'mon, the UPS location is five minutes away from my apartment! Let's go! :mad:
     
  2. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

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    ^ Tell me about, I'll probably have to wait until Friday. Damn you, Royal Mail/Deutsche Post DHL, DAMN YOU TO HELL :scream:
     
  3. Dac

    Dac Commodore Commodore

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    Started playing at quarter to 10 this morning, had a break for about an hour around 1ish, and ive just completed it at quarter to 5.

    Great game, but bloody short.

    EDIT: Make that 5 to 5. :p
     
  4. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

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    On what difficulty setting? Heroic? Legendary?
     
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    So they'll probably show up to your place last on their way back to the warehouse.
     
  6. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    You shut your foul mouth.
     
  7. Dac

    Dac Commodore Commodore

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    Oh, only normal. So it was fairly easy, I just feel the spaces arent that expansive. Your only gonna get more time just with harder enemies, and while that kinda is how its "supposed" to be, I think its pretty cheap.

    Same with the multiplayer maps. Except Forge World, EVERY SINGLE MAP is in the Campaign. With only very minor alterations too. That seems a lil cheap as well to me.
     
  8. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My copy just arrived a few minutes ago. I now have a decision to make: after lunch, do I play Reach... or do I actually watch my Middle Eastern Politics lecture? Choices, choices...

    That was a conscious design decision. Bungie felt that doing so would tie multiplayer and single-player campaigns together, rather than having two entirely separate, disjointed experiences as had normally been the case in the past.
     
  9. Timby

    Timby LIKE LIGHTNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING Administrator

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    I just want Sidewinder back. :(
     
  10. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Xbox Live Halo: Reach Poll Question of the Day:
    "How much time do you plan on missing from work/school to play Halo: Reach this week?"

    1) None. After hours is all I can do.
    2) Shhh. I am sick... cough, cough.
    3) Halo is my job and I take n00bs to school.
    4) I might need a new job/school after this week.

    Love it!

    There's also a free invasion theme available; find it on the Spotlight channel. Installing the game to hdd right now so that it's all ready for me to play when I can get to it.
     
  11. LightningStorm

    LightningStorm The Borg King Commodore

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    Dear Amazon.com...

    Fuck you!

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    This is what I wake up to this morning
    They're refunding my shipping charges... big damned deal, it was a whopping 99 cents! And that whole "shipping now" was also BS as I have still yet to receive a shipping notice. Fortunately a friend of mine is going to get his, so I'll be over there...
     
  12. Skywalker

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    Gaaaahhh! I just got home from work a few minutes ago, and my copy still isn't here. I must be like on one of the last parts of UPS' delivery route or something, because it's been marked as "out for delivery" since 8:40 AM. :scream:
     
  13. Roshi

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    Godd God that game is wicked!!!1!
     
  14. Timby

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    Important note: While Halo 3 was developed before installation to the hard drive was even rumored, much less an option, Halo: Reach benefits greatly from installation (to the tune of load times reduced by 15 - 30 seconds).
     
  15. Dac

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    I thought the load times (competed to Halo 3 and ODST) were great just playing from the disc. Especially in multiplayer, where it used to take up a minute for me to load a map, now it can load Forge world in about 20 seconds tops.
     
  16. clint g

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    Does the game still have that annoying bump mapping pop up effect that Halo 3 had?
     
  17. Dac

    Dac Commodore Commodore

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    ^Not that i've noticed. Isnt the prettiest game in the world, but it is smooth.
     
  18. PsychoPere

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    Spartans can't drive worth shit.

    Note to self: Driving a forklift into a group of Covenant is not advisable.
     
  19. Dac

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    Whereas the entire covenant army is psychic and can predict your every move. The enemy AI is scarily impressive. I just wish friendlies were on par with Halo 1 AI....
     
  20. Skywalker

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    I got it about half an hour after my post, of course. :lol: It is glorious. I still prefer CoD's controls (heresy! :eek:), but I love the Halo universe, and Bungie's presentation is top notch, as always.