Halo 3: ODST
E3 2009: Halo: ODST Preview - Halo With a Twist ... And Some
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I think part of the problem with Halo 3: ODST’s build up until now has been that Bungie came out the gates calling it a “value orientated” title when clearly that isn’t the case and now it’s kind of back fired on them. Ever since Microsoft announced the price hitch at E3, a select group of people have become a little dismayed holding the belief that the price is intentionally hitched because it’s Halo, but that’s partly Bungie’s fault anyway by building up preconceived notions that it was in fact a budget title. In the same way that Left 4 Dead 2 is a fully blown sequel, Halo 3: ODST is a fully blown spin-off and boasting just as much, if not more value.

ODST is essentially a multi branching game with many different aspects of the title to get stuck in to. Yes, it will be 2 discs and the second disc will offer all 21 Halo 3 maps to-date with 3 new ODST maps added in as well. The first disc however is likely to get all the attention and will offer you access to the ODST campaign, a “horde” like survival mode called Firefight and of course, access to the Halo: Reach Beta when that goes live, whenever that maybe.

The ODST campaign is nothing like you’ll ever have experienced in the Halo universe. Gone is the over powering and indestructible Master Chief, and instead we play a slightly weaker rookie ODST member who seems to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Separated from the rest of his squadron and 6 hours after the initial drop, the rookie will awaken in the large, mysterious city all alone. From there you're faced with the task of having to work out what happened to the rest of your squad by doing detective work and piecing together all the information you stumbles upon from around the city.

The campaign has a very mysterious vibe to it, offering two different styles of play. On the one hand we have the sandbox aspect of the title and that takes place in the big open-world New Mombassa at night. Seeing as you’re not Master Chief, you’ll be more vulnerable and can’t expect a shield that recharges after every fire fight. Instead, you’ll have to contend with a multi-layered health system, with players able to take a small amount of damage via a regenerative stamina bar but after that runs out, the damage you're taking will eat away at the player’s non regenerative health. If you find yourself running low on health, you’ll have to navigate the city and find a health station. This new, “I’m not invincible” gameplay mechanic definitely adds a more strategic and tactical element to the title; two words that are rarely associated with the franchise.

During the night-time sandbox aspect of the title, the rookie can rely on the help of a local AI, the Superintendant, who will attempt to help you round the city and starts by giving you a map of it. Seeing as this aspect is non-linear, the map is essential to your objectives and allows you to zoom out, plan your route and set waypoints. It also adds points of interest on there as well. The city is pretty damn huge and players can expect to spend a lot of time exploring. Of course it isn’t all puppy dogs and exploration, you’re likely to encounter Brutes and Grunts on your journey so beware, just don’t expect to see Elites though. Under the cover of night and as your vulnerable rookie self, you can make use of ODST’s new weapons as well. The sound suppressed SMG and pistol come in handy when you want to make a mess in the city without so much as a sound; again adding to the strategic and tactical elements of the title.

Being an ODST trooper, you’ll also have access to a special ODST Visor which has a low lighting vision mode and can detect local enemies. When in the line of sight, the local enemies will have a red outline around them making it easier for you to pick them out of the relatively dusk environments. It will also highlight items of interest as well, which acts as a path way into the second aspect of the game; the flashbacks.

Whilst the rookie is wandering the streets of New Mombassa he’ll come across items that his, now vanished, crew members had dropped. Picking up these items throws the rookie into a flashback from the missing ODST squad members' timeline, effectively telling the story of events that happened to them after they crashed on the surface of the planet. A great story mechanic and one we’ve rarely seen in games in general, yet alone in the Halo universe. The first flashback Creative Director Joseph Staton runs us through is the flashback of Dutch; the heavy weapons specialist of the squad, starting the proceedings off by blowing up a bridge. This aspect of the game takes place not under the cover of night, but in the broad daylight and looks to fill the rookie in on the six hours he has spent away from his squadron. So the two themes of the game are apparent; the night-time scenes are stealth and exploration orientated, with the daytime scenes being more combat and objective orientated.

Just a quick word on Firefight before we close up here. Firefight is a 4 player co-op “horde” style mode where you and your squad take on wave after wave of  the Covenant trying to last as long as possible and trying to net as many points as you can. There isn’t a set wave on this either with Staten calling them “endless” but he did note that the 4 players share a common pool of 7 lives which is an interesting take.

Chances are Halobot’s are going to pick up ODST anyway regardless of the press it gets from now until release and whatever cost it comes in at ... and damn straight they should. Halo 3: ODST offers what seems like a much richer experience with more variety than any Master Chief adventure could possibly offer you. We tried to squeeze a few details out of Staten regarding campaign length but the closest we could get to a definitive answer was that it would feature a “nice, long campaign.” Close but no cigar. Either way, Halo 3: ODST definitely seems to add more than enough content to warrant its full retail price and we’re hoping the campaign lasts double figures in terms of hours. And if it doesn’t, 3 new maps and Firefight should go a long way into helping improve the longevity of the title.

Halo 3: ODST will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360 from this coming September 22nd.


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Comment #1 by Lord Mewt
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:15:04 PM
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Sounds great, so glad this is being fully realized into a separate game. The Firefight is sound more and more interesting as i hear about it, MUCH better than horde and not as much of a grind as what you would think.

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Comment #2 by colmotoole2
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:17:57 PM
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same here

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Comment #3 by TotalNubTim
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:19:27 PM
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zomg Can't wait!

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Comment #4 by CrossFireZX5
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:25:28 PM
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Firefight sounds cool, campaign is shaping up good and multiplayer is....... multiplayer. Hoping for lots of campaign and firefight achievements. I'd bet anyone who paid for Halo 3 Map Packs are pissed cuz us who are getting ODST are getting em fer free

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Comment #5 by pezjono
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:32:50 PM
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2 discs eh? I see a trend starting with newer improved games coming out. I'm not one to complain about disc swapping, but this one surprised me a little (unless the maps are downloadable to your hard drive, making the 2nd disc "somewhat" one time use.

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Comment #6 by christiansteele
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:35:45 PM
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Firefight is Gears of Wars Horde. :P Halo seen Gears had something good now they have to do it! Psshh.

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Comment #7 by naruto919
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:37:45 PM
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If this has the full 1000 GS that will be cool and I wonder what the achievements will be, I liked Halo 3's achievements.

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Comment #8 by pezjono
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:40:02 PM
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@7. Since it is a 2 disc game though, I am willing to bet good money the campaign is another 1000GS and the 2nd is "linked" to the original Halo 3 achievements.

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Comment #9 by SCA KAZUMA
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:44:24 PM
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I personally cannot wait for ODST to drop, for the simple fact that I want to know more about the "darker" Halo spin and how it plays out. It seems more serious and deeper. Can't wait to see the achievement list, and I'm hoping it has limited to no multiplayer achievements.

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Comment #10 by II JSQUARED II
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:46:53 PM
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We aren't pissed. We've been enjoying our maps for a few months now. Have fun waiting till September, when all of "us" will be getting ODST too, and the 3 NEW maps it comes with.

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Comment #11 by KIDDRAGON67
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:49:57 PM
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the only bad thing about this is we have to wait 3 more months... but i wonder about reach

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Comment #12 by HuTcH
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 11:55:32 PM
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Oh, I gotta change my pants. E3 has made me go through a lot of pants changes in the last 2 weeks.

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Comment #13 by Blue Thunder28
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:15:36 AM
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Can't wait! Every Halo game has been pure gold.

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Comment #14 by BloodDrunk
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:19:19 AM
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#6 Watch one of the interviews,never took the idea from gears. They thought about it way before horde in Gears Of War 2.

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Comment #15 by halofan1989
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:19:51 AM
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Holy crap, this game is going to rule my life for days on end... and I don't mind. :)

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Comment #16 by Poisonheadcrab
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:20:18 AM
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Someone should mention the Sgt. Johnson pre-order bonus. I'm sure everyone wants to know about that ;)

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Comment #17 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:11:11 AM
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Noone's going to play as johnson. It's nowhere near as cool a pre-order bonus as a gold hammerburst.
This game's going to be awesome. Of course it's going to have 1000gs, that's like wondering if cars: mater-national was going to have 1000gs...

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Comment #18 by Diaxen
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:17:24 AM
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I have zero interest in this game and in a perfect world it would bomb. Most dedicated multiplayer players will have bought almost all the maps on Disc 2 anyways, so what's the point?

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Comment #19 by Grandma Frank
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:23:12 AM
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Eh, just another Halo title. Everybody says it's so different than the others, but really, they just tweaked the health system and gave you silenced weapons. Considering you can still take incredible amounts of enemies head-on, I'm not really seeing this "new, “I’m not invincible” gameplay mechanic".

I'll pass, maybe rent if I have nothing better to do. I think it's about time the Halo series died, as it should have ended at 3.

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Comment #20 by TermlessEarth
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:23:43 AM
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Awesome! Can't wait for this, still need to pre-order it though...

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Comment #21 by PuttyGod
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:29:35 AM
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If there are multiplayer achievements, I will kill somebody.
But good news is I think it will only be for campaign and horde.. I mean "Firefight." Mainly because the new maps are for Halo 3 and they already have those MP achievements layed out.

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Comment #22 by cRuppe
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:37:12 AM
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The person who wrote this article needs to take an English course. Please...?

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Comment #23 by FatalFlaw810
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:45:19 AM
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Now I wonder how much will they charge. I remember bungie said it wouldn't be a full game, which means they wouldn't charge $60, but not with all this added stuff then what? Hm..we'll have to see I guess.

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Comment #24 by MORTO hi
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:46:06 AM
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i wonder what the acvhievements will be.............

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Comment #25 by asilent boom
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 02:01:04 AM
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Bungie would be stupid to not include MP achieves considering most of the LIVE population likes them.

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Comment #26 by strikerzex911
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 02:10:07 AM
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This looks like a darker game. Nice.

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Comment #27 by Chigawa
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 02:34:09 AM
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I cant wait for this :)

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Comment #28 by Ketama Gold
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 02:55:02 AM
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Comment #29 by TheMagicalHat
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:21:25 AM
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This looks awesome, especially looking forward to the horde-style mode ^^

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Comment #30 by Spartan C37
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:33:37 AM
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All i can say is SWEET :D

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Comment #31 by JT Gregory
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:38:07 AM
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sweet man i will definately get this one it looks so good

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Comment #32 by UNSC Vhako
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:46:23 AM
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@#25 Most of the Live community like MP achievements? Check out the poll on the frontpage of this website.

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Comment #33 by frero
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 04:35:48 AM
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@19 true. Also, remember the fact that you're actually about a meter shorter than a spartan, not even noticeable on the gameplay. Grunts should be as tall as you.

And just taking on a brute head-on solo seems a bit too heroïc for a normal paratrooper

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Comment #34 by L1E
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 04:53:09 AM
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If it's Halo, I'll get it! I've been a fan of this series since Halo CE on the Original Xbox, I'm happy it's still being made because I don't see why it should stop at three. I think it's a great game. Call me a fanboy, but I like to play games that I enjoy, is that a crime?

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Comment #35 by xHHx CURT
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 05:08:03 AM
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@14 think about what your saying me... they may have thought about it before it was put in gears, but wouldn't gears have thought about it way before the end product? i use to be like you but with gears, made halo sound horrible and praise gears as much as i could... now i think first... gears 2 pretty much destroyed gears even though now after 3-4title updates it is a good game but only GOOD... i mean still in my opinion gears 1 is the best game on the 360 because of what it achieved whereas halo has had its franchise years before halo 3... but like gears, it only takes one game to ruin a franchise... Just as a note... i reaaly like halo and will be geting this

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Comment #36 by DangerousREECE
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 05:10:25 AM
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seems that every game has a horde mode after gears of war there is even talk about modernwarfare 2 to have some variant of it

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Comment #37 by xHHx CURT
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 05:18:52 AM
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@36 you will have to go further back than gears mate... you could say rainbow six T-hunt is the insperation for it... or im not sure about any other games but probably something before t-hunt...

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Comment #38 by Craigimuss
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 05:43:46 AM
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@10 I agree with you. I wouldn't wait well over a year when nothings was garanteed. #4 is probably cheap

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Comment #39 by Halo-Till-Death
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 05:50:21 AM
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@10, totaly agree
@4 u suck

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Comment #40 by Henri8162
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 05:51:23 AM
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@6 how about the locust fighting each other in gears 2? where have i seen that before? hmmm...

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Comment #41 by curtains54
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:09:07 AM
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one thing: im the first person to preorder it in gamestation.
Another thing : this comes out on my birthday! WWWWWOOOOOOPPPP!

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Comment #42 by MaceQuantex
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:21:23 AM
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From the sounds of it I already have ODST Disk 2. Most of us do. It's called Halo 3. Unless I'm misunderstanding something, they didn't make a new adversarial setup. When you put Disk 2 of ODST into your 360 you'll end up in the exact same spot you do now if you go to Multiplayer on Halo 3. The only difference is that Disk 2 of ODST will have three extra maps.

Since we're not getting anything new in adversarial, is this new campaign really going to be worth $60? I doubt it.

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Comment #43 by kiefer23
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:28:11 AM
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It would be worth the £40 price tag if I didn't own 18 of the Halo 3 maps already. I'm still buying it regardless and to be honest the Halo Reach beta makes up for it. I can't wait to see what Bungie have done.

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Comment #44 by cincychaos
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:04:51 AM
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Sounds pretty awesome and will add a new twist to the normal run-and-gun mentality. Can't wait...and just in time for my birthday!

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Comment #45 by detective virus
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:12:57 AM
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halo needs to die

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Comment #46 by alienterrorist
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:14:15 AM
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I am one of the people who actually like multiplayer achievements. You can tell from my gamerscore that I dont care that much for achievements but I find only sinlge player achievements pretty boring.
On topic, I will get this game day one! And sinse the entire singleplayer is on a seperate disk then the multyplayer, hopefully their will be more roo for a long campaing. I wish they put firefight on the multiplayer disk. I dont have a problem with switching disks but , well I'v never played a game were I need to switch disks and I assume you go back to the dashboard like regular games so If they put it on the multiplayer disk, I could play firefight with my friends then jums strait to multiplayer. Regardless I'l buy it!

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Comment #47 by TVC613
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:28:01 AM
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I have one question. Seeing as their are achievements in this tied to the regular Halo 3, such as finding all of the map pack skulls, will their achievements be connected and total in 2750 GS? That's been bothering me...

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Comment #48 by Kyanite
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:37:27 AM
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I'm looking forward to this game. Halo is great sci fi and a fun series of games.

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Comment #49 by AlmightyZing
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:51:34 AM
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Sounds like the health system shouldn't be anything new to players who have been around since Halo 1. Although it sounds like there is more non-regenerative health in this game it still has the same idea with the stamina bar ("shield") and the health that goes down after that. This kinda frustrated me with the first game but I dont think I will mind as much in this one because it isn't the Master Chief so limited health is warranted

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Comment #50 by thedannison
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 08:38:30 AM
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I love Horde in Gears 2. I love Nazi Zombies in CoD:WaW. Now Firefight in Halo? Awesome! I hope my friends will play this too! As for multiplayer, are we able to link our Halo 3 multiplayer accounts to ODST? Maybe they should add some more maps, because only 3 new maps might be a little cheap. Nonetheless, Bungie makes great maps (except Isolation, always will hate that map) and I will get this game. Also, what is Halo: Reach? I asked ppl, but their descriptions sucked.

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Comment #51 by alienterrorist
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:08:13 AM
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@50 I remember reading some were that you can link your account and even play with people on halo 3. I might be wrong but I hope not. The 3 maps I think are the remainder of the mythic map pack. they said it would have 6 maps and the rest would be on ODST. As for your Reach question, go see the trailer. No one knows anything about it. They ANNOUNCED it at e3 but thats all they did. Show a teaer and thats it. I havn't read any of th halo books yet but I reach is one of them(?). People were talking about it and they said its their second biggest military base, after earth. There will also be a beta for Reach with ODST. Hope I helped!

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Comment #52 by Wullsterino
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:12:15 AM
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The Halo 2 and 3 single player were absolutely terrible, so I really hope that this is better.

I don't know why I am so easily sold on science fiction combat stuff, but I am. The sad truth is that I will actually probably get this at some point. I just don't know why.

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Comment #53 by Kr0ni
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:12:58 AM
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Halo: Reach will be a FPS, and is the prequel to Halo:CE. It is essentially "Halo 4" without the "4" involved.

And "Horde" modes have been around for a long time, I know them as "Survival" modes for the most part. Halo 2 had a skull in it, that would trigger such a "mode" during campaign. Long before GoW came out.

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Comment #54 by alienterrorist
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:13:33 AM
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sorry for all the posts, but when I said their biggest military base outside of earth, I'm just telling you what I read from people talking about the book afer seeing the trailer. It might (and prob will by looking at the name) have something to do with the book.

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Comment #55 by ethanl2k7
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:21:10 AM
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we have to wait more than 3 months. why do they tell us this crap so early and make us wait?!!!!!!!?!

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Comment #56 by narcolepticshee
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:42:25 AM
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This game looks the terrible. The whole point of being an ODST is that you're part of a squad and would make it so much different from Halo. Why on EARTH have they put you on your own??? It's seriously just gonna feel like Halo and not a spin-off.

I'm avoiding this.


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Comment #57 by Blacknight00345
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:43:13 AM
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@52 Reach is part of the Halo books, it is called "The Fall of Reach." It is an amazing book, I would advise anyone who likes sci-fi to read the halo series. The ODST 2nd disc will be linked to the Halo 3 multiplayer, and yes it will be like you put in the Halo disc and clicked matchmaking. I definitely will get this and the Firefight mode was not stolen from GOW2, in fact I believe it has been around since Doom, or something like that.

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Comment #58 by Buzz Killer81
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:47:06 AM
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Halo sucks. Its gettin old and now they are doing the samething as other games that make money, adding filler stories and prequels and all that other shit. Halo 3 was only 6 hours long, way to short for a $60 price tag and that turns me off to games. Halo ODST is no different, a full $60 for only 3-5 hours worth of gameplay?! To put it in perspective Fallout 3's DLC is the same length for only $10. A name doesn't sell a game for me, nor does graphics. I want a game thats going to last me a good 12 hours atleast, like it was in the old days. Ill wait for a much better combat game called Modern Warfare 2 thanks. Halo ODST=One Damn Shitty Title!

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Comment #59 by WARBRINGER
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:55:03 AM
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one disc will be campaign and the other will be multiplayer, as stated on the bungie update....

i like the look of the gun in the pic, kind of mp5-ish.

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Comment #60 by Zoc
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 10:41:24 AM
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i love the concept of exploration and stealth, looking foward to this game

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Comment #61 by gingerCHRIS123
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 10:43:29 AM
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I have to say, after halo 3's campaign wasn't the best it could have been, this sounds like bungie are redeeming themselves, or at least they are in my eyes.

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Comment #62 by Khaos86
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 10:49:01 AM
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Its Halo. Have to get it.

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Comment #63 by Cody Br00t4l
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 10:52:30 AM
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Just when I was getting tired of the Super powerful Spartan atmosphere of all the other Halo games. They make this new, sort of stealth oriented one. Bungie, you've one it again!

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Comment #64 by Dmx2121
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 11:37:58 AM
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so basically disc 1 is the ODST game and disc 2 is another copy of halo 3 with 3 maps if thats the case thats good for me cuz my halo 3 disc is fuked and I can only play the DLC maps thank i downloaded each one plz reply if im right

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Comment #65 by Dmx2121
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 11:37:58 AM
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so basically disc 1 is the ODST game and disc 2 is another copy of halo 3 with 3 maps or all the maps and you play as an ODST in multiplayer also if you get an achievement on disc 2 does that mean it unlocks on your halo 3 GS or ODST GS someone plz reply

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Comment #66 by I T e N l
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:00:47 PM
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The Herectic, Longshore, and Citadel are free with ODST the other maps are not

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Comment #67 by IBIGDOG 500
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:15:02 PM
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I am getting this game dont post if u do not like halo

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Comment #68 by ZOMBiCUS
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:19:12 PM
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sandbox game play+bungie= easter eggs galore

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Comment #69 by DarkElfAqua
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 12:27:57 PM
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@67: Everyone has a right to comment, deal with it.

As for the game, I actually expected more of this, it's just not worth it for a full $60 price. The change to make it a bit more stealth-y was pretty sweet, but seriously, like 2-5 hours of gameplay, not to mention Firefight sounds like Gears of War to me (now they both copied their ideas~), I would rather play Gears in that matter. And the multiplayer maps...well, people who bought them are pretty much screwed, those who didn't will really enjoy the second Disc. To sum it up, I'll probably end up buying this game after a year or two, when the price's just not worth it, for now.

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Comment #70 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:08:02 PM
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@69 - I think the campaign at last rumour was more like 6-10 hours and not 2-5.

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Comment #71 by Nicespliff
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:09:51 PM
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Looking forward to this.

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Comment #72 by asilent boom
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:27:53 PM
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@25 LOL are your serious? You think all of the LIVE community visits this site? That poll is very questionable considering its been up a year and you can vote more than one time. The LIVE community is over 20 million people says MS. Most of those gamers don't care about single player campaigns or achievements they would rather play MP with other people than by themselves. Most of the people on this site want all their games like FN3 or Avatar, 1000gs in very fast.

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Comment #73 by asilent boom
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 01:33:26 PM
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sorry meant @32.

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Comment #74 by Emfulz
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 02:19:05 PM
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I can't wait for this game!

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Comment #75 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:07:48 PM
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I was under the impression that the 2nd disc would just install the MP halo3 maps to your hard drive. Like the Shivering Isles disc did on the oblivion GOTY edition.

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Comment #76 by BlackTitan666
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:13:22 PM
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Comment #77 by pasierbek
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 03:20:07 PM
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I am definitely getting this game and for all those call of duty 4 fanboys,just dont post here cause nothing that you`re saying is really making sense.

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Comment #78 by l.maciver
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 04:19:09 PM
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i dont care if its going to be the same price as a new game, ill still be gettin this.

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Comment #79 by alienterrorist
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 04:34:48 PM
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@58and you know this beacuse... oh thats right, its already out!

@64 its not another copy of halo 3. there will be no campaign in that disk. It will be the multiplayer part(not fire fight) and will include all the halo 3 maps (on disk and dlc) and the 3 remaining maps for the mythic map pack. FYI to veryone, your not screwed if you got all the map packs. the heroic and ledgendary ones came out a long time ago so its not like you were gonna wait a year or 2 just to get the maps for free and if you think you got screwed for gettin the mythic map pack, then your also wrong cause you wouldnt have been able to enjoy it this whole time.

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Comment #80 by Devil Sora
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:01:49 PM
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Firefight sounds sweet nuff said I always like a 4 man co-op expirience without the hassle of XBL online play

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Comment #81 by Gnarrnia
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:15:10 PM
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im stoked.

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Comment #82 by NeotericDope
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:29:41 PM
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I don't know what the big deal is with MP achievements. I hate them. I don't know I guess it's because when I was born all we had we're single player on the Nes, Super Nintendo, etc... Unless you hooked up with your friends. Today if a game doesn't have a good SP I won't play it. Even if the MP was the greatest thing in the world I wouldn't touch it. I enjoy Halo's SP a lot and it's MP and my Matchmaking record would prove that. MP achievements are usually just annoying numbers of kills or certain weapon kills. They just suck. On another note ODST is looking nice. And to all you Halo haters just stop typing. Halo is a good game and it's still a good game. Bungie has not lost their touch.

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Comment #83 by xSpitfire
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 06:58:48 PM
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So stoked for this, ODST's are so badass.

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Comment #84 by bstorm12
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:26:46 PM
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i want to hear about the achievements so that way i know what to go for in the Vid: Master Challenges

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Comment #85 by Wiihalofan
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 07:39:31 PM
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Haha awesome this comes out on my birthday!

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Comment #86 by IBIGDOG 500
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 09:51:46 PM
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Comment #87 by Dragon Antares
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 11:32:38 PM
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I just can't wait for this game, it is going to be awsome!

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Comment #88 by ElmoTrooperX
Sunday, June 14, 2009 @ 11:34:25 PM
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BigDog you've added nothing to this in both of your postss


I think that its definitly worth the price, People have this notion that you are getting the the maps for free, well on marketplace you are paying for them so maybe with the disc your paying for them. You're AT LEAST spending $10 on the remaining maps . Not to mention more than two types of multiplayer, a full blown campaign. I suppose you could blame bungie but only because they let people think it was some 10$ marketplace rag.

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Comment #89 by N3XXIS
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 12:09:03 AM
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To answer the several questions that have been asked regarding the two disks ODST is being shipped with.
Disk 1 contains the Halo:ODST Campaign and Firefight.
Disk 2 contains the Halo 3 online multiplayer and all the maps up to the release date, the maps originally shipped with Halo 3 and ALL dlc maps. When playing these they will add achievements to your halo 3 GS as it is considered the Halo 3 Multiplayer.
Disk 1 will be the core 1000gs of ODST i believe. Though it could go the way of linking to the Halo 3 game somehow. Who knows till the achievements get leaked?

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Comment #90 by dunderdolt
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 12:09:32 AM
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Looks better than other Halo games. May check it out.

I quit playing Halo 3 after getting the achievements. Didn't like the color palette. Gameplay is smooth and polished. Story wasn't interesting to me. ODST may have a grittier, more compelling story.

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Comment #91 by cbssi
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 12:34:52 AM
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Wait wait wait... You're telling me ODST will feature a long campaign? An expansion featuring a campaign longer than the core game's campaign?! Pretty cool, but far fetched. I wouldn't be surprised if this game drops as "Halo: ODST" instead of "Halo 3: ODST". It's certainly making itself out to be longer, more content-packed than Halo 3 ever was.

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Comment #92 by crazy W01f 816
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 01:15:43 AM
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I understand it's anyones right to post here, but for all the Halo-Haters it seems rather pointless to post on a topic that you clearly do not care for. You're just waisting the time of those who actually care about the game and your own. On a lighter note, can't wait for this to come out, deffinately a must-buy for me.

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Comment #93 by hatherzz
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 05:06:57 AM
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Can't wait for this game to come out. New features sound like insane fun.

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Comment #94 by allen t is on
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 05:33:12 AM
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mother fuckin map shit again i already bought the others just like in gow2

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Comment #95 by Tib088
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 06:08:45 AM
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Is it just me or is every company trying to copy Gears 2's horde mode? CoD WaW's Nazi Zombies, Left 4 Dead Survival mode and now Halo 3: ODST Firefight. Who could blame them it one of my favorite aspects of those games. Will be hard to beat CoD WaW's Nazi Zombies though.

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Comment #96 by iruhlman
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 06:22:02 AM
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Can't wait! I'm buying at on release day!

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Comment #97 by Ghetto Cheese
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 07:57:59 AM
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this is just awesome, i love odst's

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Comment #98 by IBIGDOG 500
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 08:54:03 AM
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Comment #99 by IBIGDOG 500
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 08:57:39 AM
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Comment #100 by x 19 Luke 87 x
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 09:52:18 AM
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not more bloody halo surly

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Comment #101 by toonsage
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 09:52:23 AM
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cant wait looks awesome ^.^

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Comment #102 by Zmoke
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 11:49:37 AM
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Halo is awesome! Me and my friends are going to buy this game.

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Comment #103 by Reaper_Grim
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 12:27:51 PM
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i like that Bungie is branching out with a "new story and characters". I must say though that the E3 trailer made the ODST guys sounds like bags of douche. Oh well, I'll still play the game no matter how fruity they sound. I'm looking forward to some firefight though. I love 4 player co-op modes.

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Comment #104 by munchy4prez
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 01:30:57 PM
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@ #37 I guess this whole wave thing could be inspired by T-hunt but u have to remember that T-hunt did not have waves of enemies it had a set number of enemies that you had to kill. Gears, Halo, and Rainbow six are all great games though

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Comment #105 by Fyzban
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 03:56:45 PM
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Rainbow six T-Hunt is not like horde. T-Hunt got a certain number of ennemies you have to kill , in horde mode you kill wave of ennemie and trying to last the most longer possible.

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Comment #106 by Here in NZ
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 09:30:31 PM
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Hopefully you can install the maps to your hard drive because I wouldn't want to change a disc everytime I want to play on those new maps

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Comment #107 by Eagles1078
Monday, June 15, 2009 @ 10:15:22 PM
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Looks awesome!!! Cant wait!!!!

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Comment #108 by DipCheese83
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 03:04:55 AM
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I read on that there was going to be another 1000GS. Woopee :D

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Comment #109 by Evil_Hamster
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 03:55:53 PM
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This sounds like a Halo game (besides Halo) that I can actually like or get used to.

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Comment #110 by Dmx2121
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 08:23:42 PM
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oh yh the farthest thing i could think of in horde style gameplay is TEKKEN 3 for the PS1 where you fight ninjas or something and you eat chicken to eat health

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Comment #111 by Dmx2121
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 08:27:27 PM
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scrath that the oldest thing i could think of of being horse style in SUPER MARIO BROS

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Comment #112 by Dmx2121
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 08:28:41 PM
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Comment #113 by Soldier 4 I AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 10:33:15 PM
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I still cant stand Halo. I pre ordered this game so I can finish off the rest of the DLC for Halo 3. Cant stand playing Halo 3 online. Im with the otheres. Let Halo go down in the history books and let it rest in peace.

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Comment #114 by Soldier 4 I AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 @ 10:52:42 PM
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I still cant stand Halo. I pre ordered this game so I can finish off the rest of the DLC for Halo 3. Cant stand playing Halo 3 online. Im with the otheres. Let Halo go down in the history books and let it rest in peace. I do still enjoy playing story mode and cant wait for this game to come out. Another 1000G and something new that will frustrate the crap out of myself.

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Comment #115 by xTHSx Rascal
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 10:40:59 AM
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#19 lol cock of doody fanboy '98'99 is so right

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Comment #116 by Ryooma Shaadow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:34:46 PM
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OMG I ca't Wait to play it!

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Comment #117 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 08:21:16 AM
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I like that they dropped the shield aspect and added a bit of strategy to taking on enemies, and the free-roam is a nice addition when compared to the linear quality of the other Halo titles. Shows much promise and I can't wait to behold its wonderment. Why don't they just call it ODST?

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Comment #118 by mickymcdee
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 05:55:25 PM
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Its Halo but, something different. Should be fun.

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Comment #119 by BiG CrAzY AcEs
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 11:54:29 PM
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im defintiely ready for the new campaign and feel of the game..
master cheif and the arbiter were gettin kinda old.
im excited to see wt the developers have done to the game and wt they have in store for the future(REACH)sounds good
cant wait

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Comment #120 by Nilfisk2's BloodyTriggers
Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 04:15:49 PM
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I hope "Firefight" is something like Nazi Zombies!!!

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Comment #121 by laggyteabag
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 03:11:51 PM
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Bungie is full of supprises, i mean back in 2001 Halo CE, no one said nothin about the flood, we all thought Halo 3 was the last FPS halo game, then 25/09/08 (Halo 3's B-Day) Bungie then says that ODST will be the last game, Now at E3 09 here comes Reach, will this be the last one or will there be more to come... (PLEASE BE MORE!)

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Comment #122 by Masstermind13
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 10:23:58 AM
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im srry this stupid halo is amazing and ODST is sounding cool but these people who say its goin to be same yes it is in some way but look at other games they do the same thing so stop complaining and get a life!

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Comment #123 by Hardkore Man
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 01:56:12 AM
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oh yeah, just pre ordered ODST. Sgt Johnson here i come... also pre ordered CoD:MW2 prestige edition, both fully paid... loving life.

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Comment #124 by safemachine08
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 04:24:56 PM
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ye i gotta pre order this 1 to looks great but cash is going low so idk lol

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Comment #125 by wardie_phil
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 05:46:43 AM
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I hope firefight has achivements i loving CoD WaW zombies and those achievements so im really excited for firefight

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