First off I want to say; HHHHEEEEEELLLLZZZZ YYEEEYEEEAAAHHH!!! I also want to thank the 343 team, as well as Certain Affinity, for all their time into making the new forge a much better experience. You have NO idea how much I and others appreciate all of you!
Halogasim bros… Is ANYONE excited about this new forge 3.0 as I?! 343 has blown my expectations on improving Forge and are BRINGING it BACK! In Reach, the pieces lost their touch and weren’t as unique as in Halo3 (in my opinion at least). From watching the vids on H4 forge I must say I am STOKED!
The 3 dedicated forge levels looks superb with each having there own atmosphere (yay no more same ol boring look!
Impact: in space on a giant astroid.
Erosion: basically in a giant cavern with 3 different locations. It has that dark ambiance with light shining through the rocky ceiling.
- a new collosium type room set up for the new griffball court.
- a multi-teired rocky outside excellent for O/D flag varients.
- a watery dungeon at the back/bottom of the rocky part.
and of course Ravine (as shown in the E3 forge vidoc), which also has a few good input changes as higher ceiling cap and a nice cutout in one of the hills making a good underground for a base or something.
Each map will have its own look. For example the forge pieces on Excile will have a UNSC structure. Of course mixed with the Dynamic lighting effect (shadows and real time lighting) this will keep things fresh and so clean.
If you didn’t catch the new weekly bulletin yesterday (or did but missed the spot where it showed the vids, you can see the new vids on new forge options, and new maps here:
For Forge mode detail:
For Forge map overview:
Both vids can be found on Gamespot.com
If you also payed close attention to the vids you will notice some of the new forge pieces. They are bringing back amazing looking tunnel structures, tunnel corners, and new buildings that have 5 way entrances (4 sides and roof). Unique pieces such as those are able to be used in many ways making it possible for very unique maps.
Also, I noticed that we no longer have a million bucks to spend (as it was in E3 even though that was just a prototype version). We now have 10,000 bucks on each of the maps they showed. No worries, from what I saw each piece is only 10 bucks, making it able to place more objects on map. This is probably due to the games new coding techniques of objects and such.
Well, this helped get some fellow forgers get as excited as I am!! Lets all thank 343 for doing an Amazing job and for all their hard work!