Just on Youtube, was about to watch a video from one of my subs and decided to go look at a tribute I made in June after E3 for a 2nd Halo 4 tribute. Love and Loss goes epic with Halo by the way.
If you look back at Halo 1, you’d know Halo has come a long -Yoink- way from 01, graphics and gameplay wise. Lets look it at from this perspective
Halo 1 - Only Splitscreen or System Link, One of the first Xbox titles to be launched. Slow fire rate for the Ghost and Banshee, you couldn’t pilot the Wraith. Amazing OST
Halo: PC Custom Edition - The multiplayer portion of Halo PC but with custom maps that people created. Remember Hugeass guys? Flying Longswords, Pelicans?
Halo 2 - Graphics got updated with a new engine. Brought Xbox LIVE to the Halo Universe. Faster RoF on the Covenant Vehicles. Wieldable Energy Sword, Clan Feautures, Ranking Structure. Dual Wielding.
Halo 3 - Dual Wielding certain Weapons. Forge, Theater Mode, Co-Op over Xbox LIVE. Armor Cusomization
Halo 3: ODST - Introduced VISR mode, silenced weapons, gave us the opportunity to see the war from the ODST’s perspective. Introduced FF.
Now we come to Reach, It introduced AA’s with we’ve never seen, but to the canon, introduced some of what Spartans are capable of on the field before we really knew anything about them.
Then we come to Halo 4, and really, if you look at the past games, stuffs been brought over.
Promethian Vision: Has the VISR mode mechanic from ODST.
Hardlight Shield: Similar to the Jackals Shield Gauntlet and the Skirmishers, but intergrated into the Spartan IV’s armor.
Hologram: Also Property of the Skrimishers (They were the only Covenant that used this)
Now about the ranking system.
Even though it’s not the Halo 3 ranking system, it still has the XP mechanic, are you a better player? Well then, you’ll reap the rewards. Considering Weapon Unlocks, again I think this only applies to Spartan Ops, but thats to be determined from 343.
So if you peeople step back and look at the past titles, you’ll see, the AA’s in Halo 4 are nothing new, theyre just remastered versions of the different equipment seen through the Halo trology. The equipment the Covenant used in Reach and through the Halo series. As for Thruster Pack, nothing to say about that.
Why do you people think they selected a few MLG Pros to come to E3 and try it out. What was Walshys response? Whats was Bravo’s response? What was BesTmans response? They had things they disagreed with, BUT they gave positive remarks. Then why do you think, there is no public beta. If there was a public beta, there would be over a million threads raging on the forums about, “CHANGE DIS, CHANGE DAT!!” Remember how bad the forums were when the Reach beta came out? The BIGGEST complaints were about bloom and AL. Just imagine the forums here.
Then with the repeating threads on here, and why half of them keep getting locked. It’s just spam. They know Promethian Vision needs to be tweaked, I think Walshy and Bravo explained that very well already. They know the control schemes need to be tweaked and yet this forum still gets cluttered with repeated threads of the same subject and get locked as there way of saying. “OK WE GET IT, WE HEAR YOU!”
I’m not complaining about the complainers at all. It’s basically saying, Take a step back and look a second time at what they are doing.
And on that note, my hands are starting to hurt…
Note: Edited Reach’s section on feedback from Neo Kaiser, should read a bit better now.