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So I played Halo 4 last night...
« on: April 26, 2012, 03:35:25 PM »
Not just posting to rub it in (LOL) but I also wanted to share some relevant info. I just played multiplayer on two maps and watched Frankie play campaign (just up to the first battle with the Covenant on the Forward Unto Dawn.) Also attending were Louis Wu and Mig from HBO. Talked to Frankie for a while too. Good times.

First multi-player:
-Frankie said the build was a month old but had some patches in the meantime.
-We played on two maps- Warhouse and Wraparound (according to Wu)
-It looks excellent. Whatever they did to the engine appears to have increased sharpness and resolution considerably.
-Sound was a bit wonky in this build, but game play was already pretty solid.
-Having sprint as standard totally makes sense.
-Look sensitivity is higher now. It defaulted to 5 and I had to knock it down to 3.
-Had loads of fun with the DMR. It made me feel like a halfway decent player for a moment, before several of the NFL guys who were there got into the game and destroyed me. Don't get too close with it though or it becomes unwieldy.
-I found movement and weapon control to be very fluid. Wu had more problems for some reason. Possibly because he kept pressing crouch by accident! LOL.
-This Promethean Vision thing is a gas. Not sure how much it helps see through walls etc. but it looks great. Machinima uses will abound. Mig called it "Moebius Vision" (after the recently departed sci-fi graphic novel artist/writer.)

And campaign:
Can't say too much about this as Frank only played the first 10 minutes. The opening is beautiful. As you probably know, we start on the Forward Unto Dawn where we last saw MC and Cortana hunkerin' down for a long wait. It's 4 years later and she is panicking and wakes him up. He's all grumpy and has to go fight a bunch of Covvies who have boarded.
There are some cool player controlled bits like climbing a ladder rung by rung with the ability to jump over to other places on the way to avoid falling debris. Very cool. Then the familiar battling of grunts and elites, all of whom got nice armor upgrades in the interim.
Cortana looks quite different and far more human. A little less glowy and maybe slightly younger.

Go check Louis Wu's write up. I think he said a lot of the same stuff but probably with much more knowledge than I have!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=37308753&postcount=8769




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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 03:38:59 PM »
Also, thanks loads to Frankie and Alison for tracking me down.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 03:46:54 PM »
Sounds pretty awesome! Looking forward to actually playing this thing!

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 03:50:37 PM »
Also, thanks loads to Frankie and Alison for tracking me down.
It's not like they don't know where you are. :P
They already knew you was some where near New York.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 03:55:56 PM »
Awesome news! Glad you got a chance to play it and that the BR came out okay -- I had been nursing concerns it would be like Halo 3 all over again.
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 03:58:39 PM »
Awesome news! Glad you got a chance to play it and that the BR came out okay -- I had been nursing concerns it would be like Halo 3 all over again.

Yeah, I think its amazing actually they found a way to get both the BR and the DMR into the game in a way which was balanced. Pretty damn neat if I say so myself!

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 04:06:00 PM »
LOL, 89 Guests are viewing this topic, that's new.

Any ways, as asked on Waypoint's forums
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 04:09:22 PM »
hello GUESTS. Sign up if you like.
And Check our latest video if you haven't:
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 04:11:19 PM »
The volume wasn't very loud and the room was full of people talking, so I couldn't get a clear read on the voice. It sounded like Steve Downes, but I can't be certain.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 04:13:08 PM »
hello GUESTS. Sign up if you like.
And Check our latest video if you haven't:
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And if you have problems signing up on the forums, you can shoot me "Weird Stealth" on Waypoint's forums, and I'll see what I can do to fix your problem.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 04:26:42 PM »
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Yes. I agree. Shoot Stealth.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 04:40:50 PM »
I'll try to make it quick. (Takes aim) Its for you own good.    :'(
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 07:03:03 PM »
Hmmm, I'm making this thread a sticky thread.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 07:21:09 PM »
Yes. I agree. Shoot Stealth.
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 07:45:47 PM »
This.
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 12:06:05 PM »
Here's is the official XBOX pics of the event:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150823980971023.466660.16547831022&type=3

You can see Damian in a few shots.  8)

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2012, 02:40:28 PM »
Here's is the official XBOX pics of the event:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150823980971023.466660.16547831022&type=3

You can see Damian in a few shots.  8)

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Hey I found Damian!

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2012, 02:44:03 PM »
Hey I found Damian!

Does Damien like pictures of him posted? Also people here are taking Halo 4 news better and more maturely than people on YouTube.
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2012, 02:52:04 PM »
Does Damien like pictures of him posted? Also people here are taking Halo 4 news better and more maturely than people on YouTube.

on the Mature scale.
TSL's Forums > Waypoint's forums > Youtube

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012, 09:12:07 PM »
on the Mature scale.
TSL's Forums > Waypoint's forums > Youtube

This is misleading; we're not all that mature.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2012, 09:42:23 PM »
This is misleading; we're not all that mature.
I don't know, we're act a lot more mature than Waypoint and Youtube.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2012, 11:56:20 AM »
on the Mature scale.
TSL's Forums ≥ Waypoint's forums minus Halo 4 section > Reddit >Preschool > Youtube
I think mine is a little more accurate

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2012, 12:30:48 PM »
I think mine is a little more accurate
Yeah, minus the Halo 4 Section, TSL's forums and Waypoints are the two mature groups, but the Halo 4 Forum board is like a mass of preschoolers at Halloween.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2012, 05:58:41 PM »
sir i do believe you are being insulting to the preschoolers by defining those at the H4 boards to be members (still) of the human species,
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2012, 11:55:29 PM »
Well he has a point on YouTube they are fighting like little kids who think its cool to curse non stop(my are) and the "stupid fanboys", "343 ruined halo", "sprint is stupid", "(armour ability name here) is stupid", "why is sprint even needed it retarded", "fuck you little kid,nig**,fag, etc. Sprint seems logical because it makes the game faster. Someone replied to me that's not a valid points in YouTube.
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2012, 01:10:46 PM »
Looking forward to HALO 4 EAGERLY!! :D

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2012, 09:04:49 PM »
Hey I found Damian!

How is someone not being sued over the OH&S risks of being so close to the screens already?



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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2012, 11:02:08 PM »
How is someone not being sued over the OH&S risks of being so close to the screens already?

simple ... everyone has gotten used to it and even though it can harm your sight (is a victim of that from years past) but as long as you have a decent visual distraction ready for distracting every now and then its not as harmful
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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2012, 11:10:21 PM »
simple ... everyone has gotten used to it and even though it can harm your sight (is a victim of that from years past) but as long as you have a decent visual distraction ready for distracting every now and then its not as harmful
Which is why every 15 minutes or so I get up and move around, and do other work, or eat.

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Re: So I played Halo 4 last night...
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2012, 12:10:26 AM »
This is really cool. Congrats for the honor of being there, Chris. I'm sure you had fun.

If you happen to know anything about the Call of Duty game play, was it anything similar to it? Did it look like or "feel" like Call of Duty?

I hope we can get interviews about this. It would definitely grab a LOT of attention from the Halo fan base and throw us right back into the ring.


 

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