Obviously the internet is full of assumption, no one here besides the people at 343i have actually played Halo:CEA and actually seen how Kinect has been integrated but if our worst fears are realized, I would say that incorporating Kinect into Halo:CEA would completely disregard the idea of “Honoring the game that started it all”, as Frankie put it “the game that changed the way we all play FPS” and I agree, but to add a cheap gimmick like Kinect that really only pleases people who enjoy party games and kitty games is IMO a huge, gross, and ugly misinterpretation of what this anniversary is about.
Adding a new engine running on top of the original and then allowing the player to go back and compare is nothing short of outstanding, including maps from said game? Even better.
Why would a game that is this monumental to the industry and to the core gamer need something like Kinect?
The message told during every single interview with any 343i employee was that they wanted to respect the game, by not changing a single thing about it and simply adding a new game engine on top of the existing for nostalgic reasons was the goal, and now today that apparently that is not enough…
Microsoft first stated that “Kinect is not for all games”, back when the rumors were flying around that Halo:Reach would use support and the outcry began, they quickly shot it down by stating the previous quote, now all of a sudden they want to have Halo:CEA, the game that is suppossed to honor Halo:CE, include a very cheesy functionality as far as the core gamer is concerned.
They used “Ghost Recon” and “Ryse” as games to show how a core gamer can be drawn in to use/buy the Kinect but in all honestly, Kinect is fine for somethings, but definately not for one of the most hailed games in the hardcore space.
I dont want to shoot by opening my hand, I dont want to even stand up, I want to play my game like I did Halo:CE back in
'03, and I’m pretty sure I wil be able to, but just the fact that it is possible to play it in another way will make me second guess 1) If Microsoft really even cares about the core gamer anymore. 2) If 343i really has the guts to stand up to things that even they have doubts about adding to their sci-fi universe.
Which by the way is the reason we are all here, we love this franchise, we are putting our faith on 343i to not only keep the epicness Bungie has continued but to even perhaps surpass the previous Halo’s in ways we can only imagine.
…not to mention this pretty much guarantess the fact that Halo 4 will use Kinect, Sony did it for all of their First party shooters and look how well that turned out for them, Killzone and Socom are a joke. That is the last thing I want happening to the Franchise I love.