For some strange reason this version is Zanzibar doesn’t look as impressive as the Halo 3 remake. It’s unfortunate considering the power of the Xbox one can do so much more. At least it’ll be 60 fps on dedicated servers and in game ranks are finally back.
I think the gungoose looks pretty awesome and the map looks good.
I think the map itself looks good, but I can see what people are saying. The skybox is a bright blue sky and it looks like they replaced all of the outside ground with sand. There’s not a whole lot of detail to be put into either of those things, but I think the building and other structures look pretty good.
I think they played on a slightly older build. Sound effects were missing such as when he destroyed the bridge lock leading to rocket spawn. Also comparing the screenshots to the video you can see the screenshots have an entirely different lighting and polish to them. The screens reminded me of the juiced up lighting halo 3 had while the vid showed how dull the map was looking in its earlier state.
And does anyone know what the dynamic element is on this map? It looks like they may have just stuck with the bridge and the gate, which is fine, but I was hoping they might add something new as well.
I did notice that it looks like there is a rubble pile on the fortress side of sniper tower that leads up to the walkway along the wall. (Edit: Actually doesn’t look like that walkway is in there at all. I think they added that for Last Resort in Halo 3).
There’s also a rock pile under the opening in the left side of the sea wall so you’ll be able to jump up there now.
And I think I saw an extra path when you get to the blown out wall on the right side of the fortress.
> I agree.
> Graphically, it doesn’t look as good as the other 3 H2A maps, but I’ll wait until I see it in person.
> I find it’s too bright. The lighting looks off.
I agree with all that graphically speaking, Zanzibar is not as impressive as it could be, but it’s certainly better than previously rebuilt maps. And I think lighting complaints are a tad bit cliché - ppl always complain and nitpick when it comes lighting.