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I have a question/point -- How many of you that say the story is "terrible and/or bad" have actually read the books and the "lore" surrounding the halo franchise?

I don't mean just popping up wikipedia or halowiki and reading it -- I mean, have actually read the books and follow the story in it's entirety?
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I have a question/point -- How many of you that say the story is "terrible and/or bad" have actually read the books and the "lore" surrounding the halo franchise?

I don't mean just popping up wikipedia or halowiki and reading it -- I mean, have actually read the books and follow the story in it's entirety?

I've read everything up to Contact: Harvest. Have not read The Cole Protocol.

So I'd like to geek out for a second and say that I didn't like reach not just for the gameplay, but because even Bungie themselves acknowledged the plot holes they introduced with the game's storyline.(Would have to find stories and links for you but among the "community" it is known at this point) I used to be a big time Halo Lore fan, grown disinterested.

Edit: I did like what they did with H4's Campaign.
Edited by Madvillan - 6/4/13 at 11:29am
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I've read everything up to Contact: Harvest. Have not read The Cole Protocol.

So I'd like to geek out for a second and say that I didn't like reach not just for the gameplay, but because even Bungie themselves acknowledged the plot holes they introduced with the game's storyline.(Would have to find stories and links for you but among the "community" it is known at this point) I used to be a big time Halo Lore fan, grown disinterested.

Edit: I did like what they did with H4's Campaign.
Maybe Bungie killed the franchise to spite M$ XD
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halo 4s my favorite of all of them. So i think they did a good job. Halo 3 was really not impressive graphics wise at all even on launch, and to see halo 4 come out so late in the console generation and still impress was astonishing, still the best looking 360 game to date. 343 is really a great studio. I didn't play halo reach it flew under my radar some how. I think i was playing dota 2 lol.

The accessability and the aim assit was a bit ridiculous, magnet crosshairs lol. However, they did have a competitive game mode with out all the killstreaks...
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halo 4s my favorite of all of them. So i think they did a good job. Halo 3 was really not impressive graphics wise at all even on launch, and to see halo 4 come out so late in the console generation and still impress was astonishing, still the best looking 360 game to date. 343 is really a great studio. I didn't play halo reach it flew under my radar some how. I think i was playing dota 2 lol.

The accessability and the aim assit was a bit ridiculous, magnet crosshairs lol. However, they did have a competitive game mode with out all the killstreaks...


playing a game for the graphics is like watching porn for the story
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OK FOR #1 Problem, as far as the rifles go, they were all so perfectly balanced it felt like no matter which one you were picking up it was the same weapon with a re-skin. wither it be the battle rifle, dmr, light rifle, covenant carbine.
#2, Vehicles Were Heavily Nerfed, Seems Like No Matter How Good Of A Driver You Are, All The Vehicles Explode Very Easily
#3 Sprinting Ruined The Game
#4 More Armor Abilities, Really? Bring Back Health Packs And Powerups
#5 Care Package Things.... Get Rid Of Them, Use Standard Weapon Layouts Like All The Previous Halo Games.....
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halo 4s my favorite of all of them. So i think they did a good job. Halo 3 was really not impressive graphics wise at all even on launch, and to see halo 4 come out so late in the console generation and still impress was astonishing, still the best looking 360 game to date. 343 is really a great studio. I didn't play halo reach it flew under my radar some how. I think i was playing dota 2 lol.

The accessability and the aim assit was a bit ridiculous, magnet crosshairs lol. However, they did have a competitive game mode with out all the killstreaks...


playing a game for the graphics is like watching porn for the story

I enjoy 1080p HD porn more than 480p pixelated crap with jagged edges wink.gif
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OK FOR #1 Problem, as far as the rifles go, they were all so perfectly balanced it felt like no matter which one you were picking up it was the same weapon with a re-skin. wither it be the battle rifle, dmr, light rifle, covenant carbine.
#2, Vehicles Were Heavily Nerfed, Seems Like No Matter How Good Of A Driver You Are, All The Vehicles Explode Very Easily
#3 Sprinting Ruined The Game
#4 More Armor Abilities, Really? Bring Back Health Packs And Powerups
#5 Care Package Things.... Get Rid Of Them, Use Standard Weapon Layouts Like All The Previous Halo Games.....

As someone who has put thousands of hours in the halo series and have played casually and competetively though most of the halos this post makes me cringe.

1# Kind of agree, different playstyles though for different weapons.
2#don't really care about vehicles
3# Sprinting did not ruin the game at all, if anything you can tell it has made it a much faster pace. It's different then the other halos but it certainly did not ruin it.
4# I'm sorry if you think that health packs were a good thing but they are simply not. They make for boring play and make for 1v1 battles in a match to be one sided if you beat someone else. It's fun to watch people play and do really well and keep on going.
5# I agree with stadard layout, but the benefit you get from them is not that much and when used right it's fun to see.

Just because halo 1 2 3 existed and were successfull doesn't mean that halo 4 should be like it. I honestly think FPS is kind of a dying competetive scene on consoles and PC at the moment.
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