What if there was a Halo RPG?

What if there was a RPG that takes place in the Halo universe? Well, this is what I would want in the game.

Open World Maps:
You choose where you want to go such as going to Arcadia to defend the civilization from Covenant attacks (players or NPCs) and other high-priority threats to being aboard a giant ship in space or a colonized planet being attacked by Covenant, Flood or anyother threat. You can head to Onyx to hide in the forest in order to snipe your enemies. Go on a Flood infected world and fight off Flood spores but if you fail, you will be food to them and become infected… or command a UNSC Frigate against a Covenant Super Carrier and battle yourself to victorious or defeat in the black void of space near a planet!

Environment:
Depending on what time your character is in, what planet you are pushing your boots into, what area you are in, what year your character is in. Your environment around you will change due to your opponents shredding it apart or passively changing quietly. Winter approaches and you must survive to a rain storm approaching, allowing you to battle it in the night forests. It will change and change for unique experience!

Assassinations:
Every faction member has their assassination animation. If your health is depleted (5 percent or lower) and they finish you off in close quarters combat, a animation sequence will start depending on if they hit you on the back, front or sides, whether you are in mid-air or on the ground, if your crouching, in prone or standing and what faction character you are.

Here’s a common example. A Spartan kicks a elite in the kneecap which causes the elite to fall down onto the ground, then the Spartan shoves the knife into its neck before slicing it to the side.

Here’s another one. Flood spores begin to invade the Spartan and the Spartan begins to struggle taking them off his arms but fails to do so. He/she falls to his/her knees and begins to shake minorally before he/she transforms into a unique flood enemy.

Community:
Community friendly staff, right fella’s?. They will help you with your problems, will continue to patch up the game regarding glitches, bugs, etc, release free downloadable content (DLC) to all players in order for other players to join in the fun aswell without being left out in the cold, allowing players to suggest new things in the game, updates continuing and continuing to keep the game alive.

They will put up statistics and forum threads to even announcements. Players who are friendly will possibly be a forum moderator along with other players in order to create a friendly environment for players instead of those hackers, spoilers, and other nasty players lurking around. Administration is given to the company only.

Character Customization:
Males will have a similiar body size to that of Master Chief, although abit bulkier. Females will almost have a similiar body to that in Halo: Reach. Both genders have the same hitpoints for balanced gameplay and will have the same height which is a big disadvantage for elites. You can change their voice suitable for what race the user chooses (i.e. russians will have russian voices.) Homeworlds can be pickable but it won’t change anything but the information. Hair style and facial structure may vary but it will be much more suitable if the helmet stays on to allow the user to see what they actually look like in their view.

Elites can have a change in jaws (like size, amount of teeth), whether their back is hunched or straight up, what their skin looks like (hexed, dark, etc), and how tall they are (since the Arbiter is taller than some Elite guards.)

Humans will have weaker health points, won’t be tall or strong in appearance like Spartans, Elites, Flood, etc. Although, they have the same bodies like marines and fellow civilians. They lack armor abilities, armor poins, etc. Humans won’t be able to shoot friendlies (such as human citizens, fellow spartans, vehicles, etc) if they are on military police. Humans won’t be able to shoot friendlies (such as guerilla rebels, civilians, etc) but will remain hostile to all factions (due to the fact they are hostile to all factions in Halo Wars.)

Both species will have changable eye colors (if face customizable is allowed in-game), perks (that will allow them to change faster), loadouts (weaponry, grenade types, permanent powerups (sprint, jetpack, etc)), class symbols ontop of their heads (which will have the suitable kind of weapon for them, Sniper class will have snipers), pictures on the shoulderpads, coloring armour, armour customization, armour type (will change the appearance of the character but it won’t change hitpoints.), nametags will be given and possibly names (but that will be abused), dogtags will be achievable by dead Spartans and tokens will be achievable by dead Elites.

Weapon Customization:
I don’t know about this one but I will talk about it anyways. Depending on what weapon type you pick, you’ll be able to add things to it. For example, the Smg can be a light grey or dark black, can add a silencer, can add a laser, can add a small holo-scope, etc. You’ll be able to add small font cravings to it, one or two graffiti, etcetera etcetera.

Weapon types and add-ons will be automatically added and will be choosable by selection to a faction depending on what team their on. ODSTs will have the modified SMG while Spartans will have the default SMG. ODSTs can choose shotguns like Spartans can but lack the standard magnum with a silenced magnum. Get what I mean?

Factions:
This is the most obvious one. You can be whatever faction you want but some will be limited depending on how much player population are in the world. For example, you won’t be able to choose the Spartan class if 1000 players are on one world and has reached their limit.

Squads:
A group of six people can join a squad. Anonymous users or friends can join a squad depending on what settings is on. For example, one squad will be consisted of Spartans, ODSTs and Elites (seperatists, not loyalists.) Each user will have their own class such as a repairsman repairing Warthogs, Tanks, Buildings, etc.

Eastereggs and Skulls:
Eastereggs will be placed around the environment just for their viewing pleasure. Like a dead rabbit on the ground with a tophat, circular glasses, black moustache to the superior 343 Guilty Spark mainframe broken apart in the grass. Skulls can be picked up by the player but will hinder their movement and must be put back to the ship.

Vehicles:
Vehicles will be available around the environment depending on where they are. A UNSC Pelican will spawn in the UNSC Frigate. You can launch it back into a planet to fly around the area but remember, there’s alot of gas due to the advanced technology the Halo franchise has so explore! Upgrade these vehicles for more firepower to overwhelm your enmemies. NPCs can enter along with fellow players but remember, ememies can “hitch” a ride too!

Now, what is your opinions on this and what would you want in a Halo RPG if it was going to REALLY come out? Cheers.

Sounds pretty awesome. I had a suggestion similar to this, but in a totally different timeline.

The main idea of mine was it would have the same principle of choice as Mass Effect, but be first person (I dislike 3rd person POV) and be probably a few hundred years or a thousand from 2550’s.

I won’t go into details since I may still post my idea. But any good Halo RPG would be awesome!

I would play the hell out of that.

Also an RPG where you’re a Sangheili on pre-Covenant Sanghelios.

they made an rts…id be on board for an rpg. Just needs to be more then 3 hours long :slight_smile: lol. seriously though id play the -Yoink- out of an rpg.

A lot of people have been thinking about that kind of thing. They probabley have for a while. Although, you
No, me gusta. Your idea is a little off.

I’m assuming the factions would be:

UNSC
Insurgents
Covenant

This way, it allows for some Realm PvP action, similar to other MMORPGS.

Would be very interesting. Just hope they wouldn’t do what Bioware did and took Kotor, a GotY quality game, and turn it into a crappy mmo like SWTOR.

Since RPGs give more room for story development, they could use one to show the general Halo gamer the story that is hidden in the novels and get the Halo fan community on the same page. I hate how Halo 4 can only go so deep, because the common Halo fan must be introduced to the idea of the Didact, Librarian, etc. where as fans like me are ahead of the game and have to wait for the other guys to catch up. I guess we don’t know how far Halo 4 will go, but we will see November 6th…

As far as gameplay, I’d like it to be as close to Halo 4 fps style and controls as possible, but add a few commands and make it like a larger open world Halo campaign. I love a good rpg, but the whole unique quality of Halo is the seemless combination of war, explosives, action, and epicness with deep story, exploration, and emotion to where I think it should be the same way in an rpg. Maybe a Human-Forerunner war time period just before the Halo rings were fired would be a cool story to develop…

I was going to place a poll but I forgot to do so because most players just click a thread and go “Yeah, I’m pretty bored to write a comment down right now so I’ll click this button here so they’ll know what I am really thinking about.” Wish there was a poll option to do that once editing.

Also, the RPG should be similiar to said FPS Halo games but with new commands (as said above by a different member) and you should be able to go around timelines and worlds. Would be pretty sweet right?

There was a Halo MMO in development which never went anywhere. I almost wonder if they kept some of the concept from it, such as some of the new alien species? I would seriously like to see a Halo game similar to Mass Effect though. Perhaps a game which takes place 100 or so year into the future, showing what the Galaxy has evolved into. Like Mass Effect when you visit space stations you see shops and night clubs with various alien races living and working together. That would be pretty epic IMO.

The problem I have with adding an RPG in to a Canon based universe like Halo, is all the choices.
Let me explain.

Frankie said that from now on, all canon matters. No more side stories that go nowhere with stock charicters and such, everything is connected, I like that.

Now, a Halo RPG would have lots of choices, choices that matter, otherwise you would be playing Mass Effect (joke lol).

The problem is, no book or future game woul be able to visit charicters or events of the RPG because of the choices you made. People may or may not be dead, planets might be glassed, Forerunner world may have been discovered, and then destroyed again. You get my point?

By this time next year ther will be 7 games, 13 books, 4 comics, a season of Spartan Ops, a movie (FUT) and a collection of animated shorts (Legends).
There is just no room for an RGP where you make your own choices, unless the game starts you off with a whole new bunch of charicters, going to new worlds, new events.

Or, when 343 and Microsoft decide that Halo is done and they arn’t going to make any mor FPSs, then they could finish off the universe with an RPG, or RPG trilodgy where you decide how the universe ends.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d love an RPG, but I can’t see how it would fit in to the pre-established fiction, and with out jepredising future fiction. :frowning:

> The problem I have with adding an RPG in to a Canon based universe like Halo, is all the choices.
> Let me explain.
>
> Frankie said that from now on, all canon matters. No more side stories that go nowhere with stock charicters and such, everything is connected, I like that.
>
> Now, a Halo RPG would have lots of choices, choices that matter, otherwise you would be playing Mass Effect (joke lol).
>
> The problem is, no book or future game woul be able to visit charicters or events of the RPG because of the choices you made. People may or may not be dead, planets might be glassed, Forerunner world may have been discovered, and then destroyed again. You get my point?
>
> By this time next year ther will be 7 games, 13 books, 4 comics, a season of Spartan Ops, a movie (FUT) and a collection of animated shorts (Legends).
> There is just no room for an RGP where you make your own choices, unless the game starts you off with a whole new bunch of charicters, going to new worlds, new events.
>
> Or, when 343 and Microsoft decide that Halo is done and they arn’t going to make any mor FPSs, then they could finish off the universe with an RPG, or RPG trilodgy where you decide how the universe ends.
>
> Don’t get me wrong, I’d love an RPG, but I can’t see how it would fit in to the pre-established fiction, and with out jepredising future fiction. :frowning:

Ah but what about Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic? That game let you choose what you wanted to do but it still has a canon side which fits into the rest of the Star Wars canon.

Give me a proper Halo RTS dedicated on the PC, have it made like Company of Heroes/Dawn of War 1-2. Buncload of animations, high quality models, lots and lots of voice-acting, lots of units, cover, destructable environments, etc.

Alternatively Star Wars:Empire at War:Forces of Corruption, with Planetary Control, Space and Land battles, etc.

Ive been saying for a while now that if there was a mmo like borderlands, i would happily subscribe. if such a game was halo themed? sploosh.

OMG the thought of it makes my mouth water!
Just think of how cool the Halo 3, Reach & H4 playback files look in 3rd person view in file share or temp files for the MP or Firefight matches! I mean, all they’d have to do is take the Mass Effect 3 format, re-vamp it all Halo style, themes, characters, vehicles, etc, add Player vs Player in addition to firefight, and a very long RPG campaign and we would have the coolest game ever made! Battlefront got it right like a mf when they allowed choice of 1st or 3rd person viewpoint!

I would make a Halo RPG start off with character creation, where one would have to start off as a UNSC Marine Recruit, then prove themself and either become a Spartan, ONI operative (like DARE’) or ODST Specialist and progress in skill, strength and experience over the course of the game! Can anyone imagine the possibilities!
Especially on PC: 4K Textures, Ultra-widescreen and Full 3D support? If 343/MS would allow creation of a Halo RPG, the PC would be where it would really flourish… Lets all hope Microsoft & 343 reads our posts!

OH HELL YES PLEASE!!
A Mass Effect like PRG with some Fallout/Skyrim elements
Making his own ODST or Spartan and travelling true the galaxy and fight covies and Prometheans!