Halo: Reach
X10: Halo: Reach Hands Off Preview - One Map at a Time
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“We’re not looking to radically change the formula... it doesn’t work for what we’ve built” stated Bungie’s Community Manager, Brian Jarrard, in front of a small crowd at this year’s X10 in San Francisco. Bungie were on hand to show off one of their beta maps for Halo: Reach, Powerhouse, with the CM noting that whilst the beta won’t be indicative of the final retail version, they will be doing their best to get it up to scratch. “We have to do our best to get it representative of the final version,” stated Jarrard, conscious that so many judgements would be made from this coming May’s beta.

In all honesty though, catching up with Halo: Reach at X10 this year was an experience of contrasting emotions. On the one hand, having a tour of this desolate multiplayer map was hardly what I call an inspiring and overwhelming experience, but on the other hand, man that bad boy is one sexy son of a bitch!

Arguably one of Halo’s fallbacks in recent years has been its visuals. Don’t get us wrong, ODST looked great and everything, but it’s hardly what we’ve come to expect from a triple A franchise in the 21st century. What’s that you say? Visuals aren’t everything? If you want to be a triple A title, they’re definitely part of the package. Either way, Reach is looking to fix that. The detail that was on show in their beta map, Powerhouse, was of an impressive standard and added a sense of visual splendour to the franchise. Despite the muted colour palette of the environment Brian Jarrard assured us that this is still Halo after all, so expect a much more colourful package when the environment is jam-packed with action.

Whilst the visual makeover is obviously apparent in the environment, from the sweeping three-dimensional vistas to the rivets on the walls and doors, the attention to detail is at its best with the Spartans themselves. Interestingly your virtual Spartan now follows you through both the online multiplayer and the campaign, and they will be fully customisable... visually anyway. I say interestingly, simply because it’s a first person shooter and as we all know, you don’t often see yourself in first person shooter games. So how much better are the character models you ask? Well the fact that you can read the serial numbers on the gun is nothing short of amazing.

The improved visuals aren’t the only things you can expect in Reach, Bungie have also put a lot of effort into such things like the sounds of the guns. They definitely sound a lot meatier this time around and seem to have more gravity and carry. As Jarrard shoots the DMR (“designated marksman rifle” which looks a lot like a battle rifle in some respects) across the Powerhouse the echo is deafening. Presentation seems to be an obvious focus for Bungie’s last Halo outing, but why you ask? According to Creative Director, Markus Lehto, it’s so that the players “have a better sense of place” and to ramp up the world’s “realism.” Two things that they certainly seemed to have achieved with Reach.

The level of detail isn’t just superficial and chances are you won’t notice some of it, but it’s there to create this much more rounded experience. Yes you may notice the increased particle effects from the impact the weapons and grenades make with certain surfaces, but chances are you won’t notice that each projectile has its own dynamic light attached as well – despite Bungie saying we will...

Don’t expect Halo 3 with a visual overhaul though and although we’re stepping back into the shoes of a Spartan, Reach will continue to use ODST’s health system which is said to “encourage more exploration in the environment” and add a more “strategic” element. You’ll also see the introduction of the equipment from Halo 3, but now it’s not adopting the use-one-time-and-discard system, but now equipment will stay with the player throughout the duration of gameplay. Bungie used the “dash” armour customisation to show off this tweaked mechanic, where players can sprint for a short period of time. Once the meter has depleted, instead of discarding it, you simply have to let it recharge. Lehto was keen to add that whilst many of these will appear in the beta, “a good few of which will be held back for the main game.” They don’t want to blow their proverbial load too early now do they?

“Also, an interesting note is, all our multiplayer spaces fit contextually within the campaign” commented Lehto, before pointing out that whilst you go through the Powerhouse level at night in the campaign, the multiplayer map will be set in the day. Throw in a few varying game changers like weather conditions and you’ll see two very different sides to the same environments in both the campaign and the multiplayer.

So what can we expect from the beta? “We’ll have a pretty good representative cross-section of every major system of our game, including a little small sample of our player investment stuff,” said Jarrard. Expect to see a “handful of maps, variety of different gametypes – a lot of the old returning staples and favourites – plus, a couple of brand new things that we’re not ready to reveal yet,” continued Jarrard. “Like Markus mentioned, we’ll have a pretty good subset of armour abilities, personally I think that has the biggest impact to change Halo gameplay, hopefully in a great way.”

Entertaining as it can be looking at an empty beta map, at least we can say that Halo: Reach does the one thing we wanted from the title... it looks better. Throw in the usual Halo gameplay, a few new weapons, a new equipment mechanic, a new take on maps being used across the campaign and the multiplayer, and Halo: Reach is well on its way to stardom. Obviously it would have been nice to see a little action and this was nothing more than a glorified tech demo, but despite that, we were actually quite excited. Wait... we were excited by an empty map? Yes, I know, it kind of shocked us as well, but it’s encouraging to see that Halo will finally be able to be mentioned in the same breath as the other high-end, visually appealing titles that currently sit at the top of the tree.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, “Master Chief will not be a part of this game,” and that’s straight from the Creative Director’s mouth... so can we put that rumour to rest now?

The Beta kicks off May 3rd for those that have a copy of ODST.


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Comment #1 by Sakura4600
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:49:30 PM
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Comment #2 by Richie82 [STAFF]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:54:52 PM
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Sounds like Bungie has really got their shizzle together for this one. Sounds right tasty and that.

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Comment #3 by oaksprout
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:54:53 PM
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cant wait for this sounds good

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Comment #4 by Belmont360
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:55:21 PM
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I'm going have to rent this one before i buy it since halo odst was so disappointing.

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Comment #5 by mejimmeh45
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:57:23 PM
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please get rid of the health system i hated it in odst

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Comment #6 by bblcreator8790
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:58:06 PM
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Looking forward to it since it seems more like Halo CE.

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Comment #7 by Mattymace666
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 06:58:41 PM
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The beta is May 3rd. Just thought I'd point that out.

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Comment #8 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:01:12 PM
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@#7 - Thank you sir. Date fixed.

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Comment #9 by Jaberwokky
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:05:43 PM
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As long as I can look down at the ground and see my own awesomely customized legs, I'll be happy.
Seriously, it's 2010, FPS heroes shouldn't hover off the ground anymore. Take that, other franchises.
Eventually there will be a shooter where you have to watch the ground where you're running, no more jumping backwards flawlessly down the stairs. Well, unless you're a Spartan, they don't need to mind the curb.

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Comment #10 by FearKillr
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:16:46 PM
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this will be awesome

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Comment #11 by matta
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:20:33 PM
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can't wait

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Comment #12 by solarhd
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:33:01 PM
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Is Reach going to have a whole new multiplayer or will it be like ODST and just have additional maps?

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Comment #13 by sonicdevron
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:33:29 PM
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Can't the beta come sooner? I'm so bored without this..nothing out right now compares.

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Comment #14 by Its Fooga
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:34:42 PM
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@9 I absolutely agree with you. The small details like that bother me also lol.

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Comment #15 by Damascus THQ
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:38:03 PM
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I LOVED ODST. I really cant wait for Reach.

I am a Halo nerd though. Loved the books and games. I really enjoy when they come out with a novel to give you more story behind the game.

Good games with good books: In my opinion
Mass Effect
Gears of War

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Comment #16 by PHiLaVaNiLa
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:38:56 PM
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when you go fresh into a map and you just see the crisp color and detail of the map and players.. you know they put a ton of time in...this better be worth the $60... cuz ODST was definetly not.. and halo3 and halo2 were... also they better have updated servers.. .cuz right now they suck ass

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Comment #17 by DEMON13B
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:40:35 PM
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i want master chief!!!how can bungie say this will be their last halo title and they dont even have the Chief in it!!

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Comment #18 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:42:35 PM
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@#12 - Totally new.

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Comment #19 by peppermagik
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 07:42:45 PM
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Cant wait!

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Comment #20 by Accel Dance
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 08:03:31 PM
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Reckon it'll be enough to lure the 11 year olds away from their 1887s on MW2?

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Comment #21 by Atroxx70
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 08:05:16 PM
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Why do they hate the Battle Rifle now all of a sudden? ODST didn't have it at all, and now Reach is having this DMR thing which looks more or less like just a single shot BR. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Also wtf with this health system? I think most of us hated it in ODST right? I know I did. It seems to me like step backwards as far as gameplay goes.

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Comment #22 by saberwolf00747
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 08:44:58 PM
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the graphics for this game lookin amazing! def gonna get this when it comes out

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Comment #23 by lildevilbmxer
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 08:56:47 PM
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wow graphics look spot on and there making me a happy about buying this when its out

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Comment #24 by Dr Popodopolus
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 09:33:16 PM
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Gonna get ODST back on May 2nd LOLOL (maybe)

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Comment #25 by thegamingspoon
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 09:56:30 PM
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@21 The BR is going to be in reach, they don't hate it at all

@15 Any particular reason I should get YOUR opinion on MY games?

@9 Play Farcry 2 you can see your legs and jacket etc. etc. Also it's probably hard to design it so you can see your own body parts, some recent games still mess it up making it seem unrealistic, while on Farcry 2 when I got in a car I could see the inside of my jacket

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Comment #26 by Aussie27Legend
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:42:25 PM
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Although I don't have access to the BETA (cause I was one of the smart ones and didn't buy ODST cause it was obviously gonna suck) I'm really looking forward to Reach.

Anyone know if Firefight will be part of Reach's multi?

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Comment #27 by Bruce14
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:45:01 PM
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And this is why I have sometimes reluctantly kept a copy of odst

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Comment #28 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 11:40:37 PM
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I am so pumped for this game. I swear, when this comes out, I will be at my 360 nonstop for at least 48 hours. Everything is perfect apart from one thing... the health system *dun dun duuun* I want Halo's health system... not ODSTs... ODST didn't feel like Halo :(

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Comment #29 by ClutchPapi34
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:13:55 AM
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People complaining about the health is a halo health system. Go play Halo: Cobat Evolved. It is that best game in the series by far and it had health packs.

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Comment #30 by chente14
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:27:40 AM
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@ the writer-
i don't know what kind of shitty ass tv the guy who wrote this was using playing odst, cause it looked hella good to me...

"it's hardly what we’ve come to expect from a triple A franchise in the 21st century."....
maybe you shouldn't expect too much then....

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Comment #31 by chente14
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:31:32 AM
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the whole idea with the health was to give you the experience of life in an orbital shock drop trooper's (odst) shoes...

much harder than a spartan's...

you weren't playing as a spartan so why you get their health system....

if you weren't such a fucken retard and knew anything about the game or it's creator's intentions you might understand that...

unless you just suck ass at the game and need more shields and shit, then just say that...

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Comment #33 by Lievan
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:37:59 AM
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@5, they used that system because you were not playing a spartan. You were a ODST. In Reach, you play as a spartan again so that means it will have the shield system again :D

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Comment #34 by chente14
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:38:05 AM
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it's not that hard to figure that out..
think a lil bit...

unless you play as an odst soldier, you won't have their health system...

if you knew the history of reach, you'd know that that was where the majority of the spartans made their stand...
yes plural more than one spartan at one time...

my guess is the majority of the characters in the trailer are in fact spartans...

so, you'll get the old health system...

odst was seperate from every other halo game in that sense anyway so why bring it back...

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Comment #35 by chente14
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 01:38:26 AM
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@33 exactly

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Comment #36 by ProdableOne
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:28:50 AM
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uhh guys, it quite clearly says "Reach will continue to use ODST’s health system"

if uve got a problem with the health system from odst dont buy reach then complain about it more

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Comment #37 by xTKWxCanadaEhx
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:33:39 AM
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"They don’t want to blow their proverbial load too early now do they?"

....wat. ?_?

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Comment #38 by Blue Thunder28
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:39:06 AM
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This game is going to be amazing!

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Comment #39 by HackedAtari
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:39:11 AM
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Sexy time is all most here!

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Comment #40 by ONI recon 111
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:20:57 AM
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@33 You don't know anything about the SPARTAN-III's do you? they are basically fire and forgets, most of them, if not all die on their first mission, so they don't give them over-expensive and powerful armor, hence why Jorge looks massive compared with the others. The Spartan 3's don't get shields or any of the high-tech equipment in the spartan II armors.

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Comment #41 by Triplewing
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:29:45 AM
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Here is hoping they put a more refined version of Firefight in as well], a complete package, online co op campaign, online co op firefight with matching making and online adversarial multiplayer.

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Comment #42 by Darkdefiler84
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:33:33 AM
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Looking good, being a big fan of the Halo story I can't wait for this. Just started watching Halo Legends so it's got me all fired up.

I want to see the "LITTLE SMALL sample of our player investment stuff"... Good English Jarrard...

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Comment #43 by Webb [STAFF]
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:18:16 AM
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@#30 - Read the article will you... third paragraph, second sentence *sigh*

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Comment #44 by Jonny 0778
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:55:57 AM
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Its ok webb, i know what you meant

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Comment #45 by SP4ce93
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 07:16:00 AM
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I don't get why people are getting so riled up about the health system. I didn't mind it in ODST, it forced me to think more tactically, which suited the game's scenario.

Furthermore, as many people have already pointed out, Halo 1 also used a health pack system. Even I knew that, and I've never played Halo 1. It's Bungie's Game, they can do what the hell they want with it. You don't like the health pack system, go program your own first person shooter series.

The beta is gonna be sweet though. May 3rd can't roll around soon enough.

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Comment #46 by Hebi no David
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 08:28:14 AM
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Mmmmm, I don't know what to think of Halo Reach, I keep on imagining Halo ODST 1.5, please let it be more like Halo CE than ODST.

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Comment #47 by Insane Sugar Rush
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:07:06 AM
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Basically, any pre-Mark VI(6) armor didnt have auto-first aid integrated into the armor. I dont remember where I read that but that's why there was health in Halo 1. ODST's are normal humans, so that explains health in H3:odst.

Just my two cents. And people are really taking regenerating health for granted these days (although it is a big help on high difficulty settings)

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Comment #48 by STZ513
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:28:24 AM
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Wow I'm definetly not getting this at release. ODST's annoying health system (turning your screen a shade of red until you heal) all MP maps are featured in campaign= lazy

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Comment #49 by prs129
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:35:14 AM
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im tired of people bitching and complaining about the health system in ODST. i dont know f its simply because they suck, or what ever else their reason is, but its part of the game and that means its a part of the challenge. if u cant man up for something as simple as a health system, then shut the fuck up. besides it was made plain and clear before the game came out that ur NOT master cheif so u cant go guns ablazzing and expect to live. u have to fight smart. which to me was a god send.

as for this game i am really stoked.i love all the halo titles. didnt play halo wars simply because im not a fan of point and click army games. they get me bored after awhile. but makin REACH a shooter just like the earlier ones im quite happy to see.

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Comment #50 by Fata1Stryke
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:40:30 AM
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This looks like the best things about every Halo so far put together in one game, can't wait.

I, for one, welcome the return of Halo: CE's health packs.

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Comment #51 by FroZeNSouL
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:46:54 AM
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LOL u guys make me laugh.
Its halo CE health system if anything. ODST is same, accept u dont see the health segments visualy.

and @#21, ok there was no reason ODST shouldnt have had the BR, no excuss. But this game is set like nearly before MC was born (i think. Atleast hes a kid if anything!) So ofcourse theres no BR!!

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Comment #52 by Copyright
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:55:43 AM
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"The Beta kicks off May 3rd for those that have a copy of ODST."
Wasn't this beta supposed to start around January?

I'm done with Halo, it's just too overdone and "milked" imho. I'll play the beta if I'm not playing something else at the time, but there's no way I'm giving Bungie another cent after they charged full price for that over-hyped, horribly lighted, short, joke of a game that ODST was. It was an expansion at best, that showed no creativity and no concern for quality.

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Comment #53 by XW3 AR3 L3GION
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:02:19 PM
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Wow, it seems like they're are gonna try and drag this out as much as possible. Especially if they want to get the same hype as MW2.

@51 The Battle for Reach, in which this new game is set, was only weeks before Halo:CE then a few months later Halo 2 and 3. BUT Reach is about the UNSC Army and for some reason apparently the Army gets the last-gen weapons while the Marines get nice new ones.

I just want to know why Bungie is hiding all the other Spartans?

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Comment #54 by Atroxx70
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:02:36 PM
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@51 Besides the fact that I highly doubt Master Chief invented the BR, he was grown and fully active on Reach if I remember correctly. He was just not in any way a part of the missions featured in the Reach game.

And by the way, non-regenerating health is stupid no two ways about it. It doesn't "force you think more tactically" nor does it "encourage you to fully explore the maps". All it's going to do is force people to camp over by the health packs so when they get in a firefight they can survive just by running over and grabbing one. And don't give me this BS of "oh it fits with the time frame of the game because Chief didn't have it in Halo1 blah blah". Well guess what? Chief didn't have the new equipment system in Halo1 either.

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Comment #55 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 12:55:18 PM
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@ 54 - if you're good at the game, you don't need to camp near the health packs... But even by what you're saying, is that not a tactic?
In Halo CE chiefs armor was a totally different model. Which is why it didn't regenerate health.

Get over the health system and learn to not get your asses kicked people.

Eveyrone wants to be Rambo, its sickening.

I cant wait for reach to shatter the FPS world like Halo always has done. Halo ftw!

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Comment #56 by xdiamondxinfernox
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:19:57 PM
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@48 Oh really???
look at EVERY call of duty...
all of their maps are the exact parts in campaign dumbass.
Remember people ODST was supposed to be dlc at first right? that explains why it wasnt the best of games and yes the health system was put in like that for a reason!ODST are humans not spartans! the system made ODST alot more fun it made u need to use your brain to survive and thats why reach is guna be the best game ever made because bungie are the best game makers ever IMO
so if you suck at a halo go play your thoughtless COD bullshit and get the hell off our forums and stop hating

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Comment #57 by SP4ce93
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 02:54:25 PM
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@52 No, it was announced as Spring 2010.

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Comment #58 by ViNyLek
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 03:08:12 PM
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Ahhh awesome they fixed sprint and graphics. Will be nice to play a well thought campaign. But if matchmaking playlists stay the same it will be a fail in my eyes. I don't want go into the game and hope that the game mode I like will be picked I want to play that game mode all the time. So you better fix that BUNGIE:-P

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Comment #59 by BruceLee408
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:10:43 PM
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Very Nice!!!

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Comment #60 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:35:26 PM
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People really need to STFU about the health system.

If you don't like it, go play fucking Viva Pinata!

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Comment #61 by a dying animal
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 04:44:29 PM
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I hope the ranking system is different from halo3 i hated having to try and get skill in ranked matches because i could never get a game against people of my own rank.

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Comment #62 by Damascus THQ
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:03:21 PM
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I never said for you to take MY opinion to buy a game for YOURSELF. I stated that in MY opinion the games that have good tie in novels and then I listed them.

Please tell me where I said that YOU should by any one of those gmaes?


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Comment #63 by ethanl2k7
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 05:39:54 PM
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i have a hard on for halo reach almost s large as my erection for mlb 2k10, i cant wait.

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Comment #64 by SoA KLR
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:07:42 PM
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wooow!! it looks awesome..i wonder how it would be online??

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Comment #65 by BC SG9er
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 06:44:13 PM
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Can't wait to see this in action!

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Comment #66 by TimJimRob
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 07:00:19 PM
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This game is gunna kick aaaassssssss!!!

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Comment #67 by Ross.knight
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 09:07:49 PM
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My favorite thing is the fact that little kids get on here and bitch about the healh system. Like i dont want to sit here and listen to you bitch about how you arent going to get this game. Shut the fuck up and go post in a forum for MW2. No one here wants to here it. we are here to talk about how good the game will be, not about how much you will hate this game. so stop crying about the health system and deal with it. Keep playing halo 3. switch to MW2, whatever, just stop spamming this forum with your fucking out of place complaints. I loved Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, And even ODST. The Campaign was outstanding, yeah firefight could have been better, but we all new it wasnt going to be perfect. I will have this game midnight of 8/31/2010, who is with me?

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Comment #68 by Damascus THQ
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 10:54:37 PM
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I am with you @67

Loved all the Halo's. ODST campaign was terrific.

I will be there at 12:00 to get the game and I will be taking a couple of days vacation around the release.

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Comment #69 by THe Silent Assassin
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 03:44:50 PM
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defintely gettin this

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Comment #70 by Rockzyk
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 03:51:48 PM
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This looks great and all but I still can't over the feeling that I want more Master Chief. Reach will be fun, but I will always hold it against Bungie for not keeping his story going with a Halo 4 or something.

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Comment #71 by MrMeatHunter
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 04:03:14 PM
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Am i the only one that thought OSDT was good?

Everybody seems to be ripping it apart :L
ive played every halo game and its definatly as good as the rest in my opinion

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Comment #72 by aMpLifY nV
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:03:03 PM
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can't wait for game and beta im gonna own everyone when the beta comes out!

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Comment #73 by Webb [STAFF]
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:03:20 PM
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@#71 - I loved it. Great game (80+ game). But Halo games are usually a lot more than great games (90+ games), I think that's why everyone is coming across as quite negative, although I suspect that's not really the case.

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Comment #74 by Darth Brently
Sunday, February 21, 2010 @ 05:32:13 PM
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@71 and 73-i agree i liked it but people juss dont appreciate it probably because of the reasons #73 pointed out...and its of duty fans are to up tight to admit that halo is a good series..i love halo..always have always will but i dont care to admit call of duty is good just in my opinion its not as good as halo is

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Comment #75 by Shadow Assa5in
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 03:36:56 AM
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Halo is shit know, it all started with halo 3

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Comment #76 by Shadow Assa5in
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 03:37:19 AM
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Comment #77 by a dying animal
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 11:22:04 AM
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I wonder if they will have a secret ending video for completeing it on legendary like on other halo games.

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Comment #78 by kevinim
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 05:33:18 PM
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this looks asome i bet it wil be the game of the year

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Comment #79 by H_Blake_H
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 06:01:05 PM
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I hope they have the Halo: CE health system. or at least the ODST health

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Comment #80 by tkdmaster328
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 07:07:45 PM
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@ everyone who either posted to complain or thinks *Reach will obviously have the Halo 3 health system*
"although we’re stepping back into the shoes of a Spartan, Reach will continue to use ODST’s health system"
Before you post comments with dumb assumptions, read the article! Personally, I liked the Halo 3 shield system better than the ODST one. I'd prefer it if your screen at least didn't turn red when you lose health. However, bitching about it isn't going to change anything, and posting before you think just makes you look like an idiot.

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Comment #81 by Jackel2556
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 09:13:34 PM
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I was finally excited for this game once I saw in an article that bungie was trying to make it like CE, but after reading this it looks like they are doing the exact opposite. Adding in sprint? and making the health system the same as ODST? im very disappointed bungie, I've been playing from the very first day of the very first game and all bungies ever done to me was hype up their games then disappoint.

Now im not saying i dont enjoy Halo 3 or ODST, they just arent what they could be.

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Comment #82 by ERIKDOTCOM
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 09:22:17 AM
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Awesome! Can't wait for the beta!

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Comment #83 by Snobsy101
Thursday, March 04, 2010 @ 03:06:45 AM
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I reckon this is gunna be game of the decade

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Comment #84 by Alexx Doggy
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 @ 06:23:40 AM
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omfg looks amazing

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Comment #85 by isaabelllaa
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 03:41:03 PM
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OMG, This looks so goood. I can't wait! :D

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US September 14, 2010
Europe September 14, 2010
Japan September 15, 2010

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