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MaXThReAT
05-23-07, 02:16 PM
So I'll be picking this up tonight at my local Circuit city, if they have. It looks like some stores have delayed it until 6/1, Eb.
Halo2 is a Vista only game however it is NOT DX10.

Please guys, provide you feedback and (w/opics).
http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/5408/233tt7.th.jpg (http://img70.imageshack.us/my.php?image=233tt7.jpg)
So who's got it, where did you get it and what do you think?

six_storm
05-23-07, 04:41 PM
Is it true that you have to pay to play online via XBOX Live? If so, MS just lost a ton of potential copies sold IMO, especially when it comes to me purchasing a copy.

jolle
05-23-07, 04:45 PM
Is it true that you have to pay to play online via XBOX Live? If so, MS just lost a ton of potential copies sold IMO, especially when it comes to me purchasing a copy.
Not sure about that, but through Vista Live tho.

superklye
05-23-07, 05:00 PM
Windows Live is free, just like Xbox Live Silver is free. You can play against other Windows users with the basic account but for $50, you can play cross-platform and you get some other perks, too.

six_storm
05-23-07, 07:26 PM
Windows Live is free, just like Xbox Live Silver is free. You can play against other Windows users with the basic account but for $50, you can play cross-platform and you get some other perks, too.

Hmm, sounds good. I thought it would be cool to have it for the PC and have free online play. Guess I just gotta wait until it drops price or hits the clearance rack lol.

MaXThReAT
05-23-07, 10:04 PM
Well for the time being it would appear this game does indeed... suck balls, partly.
I picked it up at circuit city. The game does include the "play during install" feature and it seems to have worked but after I exited out after seeing what I saw I had no way to tell when the install finished but to feel when my DVD drive stopped spinning. O and it would not install off my older DVD drive but after I activated the game my older drive launches the game just fine. Anyway as you can see it looks like it's got a few graphical problems. I had everything on app controlled like I do with all first launches and later found if I set everything in the CP I didn't see any artifacts. After that the game does look decent. There are Press A and B buttons all over the place. When I first launched it I was confronted with an onslaught of Live account profile setup crap. So I gave it a name and exited out to play. Later when I tried to go back in, it would not not let me use the name I setup, prolly because I didn't fully register. I'll go on their little damn live website later to figure that out later. Also the installer would not create a folder I had to jump in and create the folder to install the game to. The game will not allow you to exit without saving your current spot and you can't go back to a prev level without erasing your current game. The video settings are pretty sad you get Rez, AA, LOD. O and my gaming experience may change during on line play.
So taking in to consideration all of the above, once I got to play a strait 30min of the game I have been sucked in by the stories presentation and plotline. In all honestly I would say it's worth it, it's fun and the graphics are not bad at all. It might just be my FPS addiction talking but I do indeed like it and will be posting again...tomorrow, I'll be up most of the night playing.

Messed up app controlled glitches, flahsing lines all over on MC, ships, some textures and Aliens. App control settings.
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/5376/1222oq3.th.jpg (http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1222oq3.jpg)http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/2920/2222bc9.th.jpg (http://img376.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2222bc9.jpg)http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/5662/3333rm7.th.jpg (http://img357.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3333rm7.jpg)

|MaguS|
05-23-07, 10:07 PM
Does the game still have the horrible LOD issue? Where textures wouldn't load quick enough?

3DBrad
05-23-07, 10:09 PM
When you go to buy the game, just be sure not to go to a Gamestop, they'll tell you the game's not coming out till June. :spongebob

Riptide
05-23-07, 10:10 PM
Frickin lame I have no CC in town so I have to wait. :(

Amuro
05-23-07, 10:15 PM
Have you tried MP yet? For me, MP experience is more important.

solofortne
05-23-07, 11:49 PM
Has anyone figured out how to add custom resolutions or if it's even possible? The lack of 1440x900 is a bit irksome.

nekrosoft13
05-24-07, 06:51 AM
Is it true that you have to pay to play online via XBOX Live? If so, MS just lost a ton of potential copies sold IMO, especially when it comes to me purchasing a copy.

live silver is free, but you can only play against PC players

live gold is 50-60 a year, and you can play against xbox crowd*



*kids

nekrosoft13
05-24-07, 06:55 AM
Well for the time being it would appear this game does indeed... suck balls, partly.
I picked it up at circuit city. The game does include the "play during install" feature and it seems to have worked but after I exited out after seeing what I saw I had no way to tell when the install finished but to feel when my DVD drive stopped spinning. O and it would not install off my older DVD drive but after I activated the game my older drive launches the game just fine. Anyway as you can see it looks like it's got a few graphical problems. I had everything on app controlled like I do with all first launches and later found if I set everything in the CP I didn't see any artifacts. After that the game does look decent. There are Press A and B buttons all over the place. When I first launched it I was confronted with an onslaught of Live account profile setup crap. So I gave it a name and exited out to play. Later when I tried to go back in, it would not not let me use the name I setup, prolly because I didn't fully register. I'll go on their little damn live website later to figure that out later.
The game will not allow you to exit without saving your current spot and you can't go back to a prev level without erasing your current game. The video settings are pretty sad you get Rez, AA, LOD. O and my gaming experience may change during on line play.
So taking in to consideration all of the above, once I got to play a strait 30min of the game I have been sucked in by the stories presentation and plotlinr. In all honestly I would say it's worth it. It might just be my FPS addiction talking but I do indeed like it and will be posting again...tomorrow, I'll be up most of the night playing.

Messed up app controlled glitches, flahsing lines all over on MC, ships, some textures and Aliens. App control settings.
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/5376/1222oq3.th.jpg (http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1222oq3.jpg)http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/2920/2222bc9.th.jpg (http://img376.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2222bc9.jpg)http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/5662/3333rm7.th.jpg (http://img357.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3333rm7.jpg)


wow great review dude, gonna run and buy me a copy right now.



...not :afro:

nekrosoft13
05-24-07, 06:56 AM
Hmm, sounds good. I thought it would be cool to have it for the PC and have free online play. Guess I just gotta wait until it drops price or hits the clearance rack lol.

that will be very soon

3DBrad
05-24-07, 09:00 AM
It doesn't look that bad, hehehe.

wysiwyg
05-24-07, 09:05 AM
what a load of crap

i wouldnt even waste my time on a torrent

IndianScout
05-24-07, 09:56 AM
that looks like doggy doodoo

yukkk

Morrow
05-24-07, 11:44 AM
Microsoft just announced today that Halo 2 for PC got delayed till the 8th of June. How is it possible that some of you already bought it?

wysiwyg
05-24-07, 11:55 AM
as they said they got it from a shop

EDIT: the mugs :p

Jonelo
05-24-07, 12:09 PM
Microsoft just announced today that Halo 2 for PC got delayed till the 8th of June. How is it possible that some of you already bought it?

P2P ... ;) HALO 2 PC is out in P2P .

Dreamingawake
05-24-07, 12:11 PM
Naw.. I was just at Wal Mart in Calgary, and they had 3 retail copies available on the shelf for purchase.

doublejdog
05-24-07, 12:16 PM
I picked up my copy yesterday from Circuit City in Mass.

grey_1
05-24-07, 12:30 PM
I picked up my copy yesterday from Circuit City in Mass.
Braintree by any chance? If so they lied to me. :p

doublejdog
05-24-07, 12:53 PM
Holyoke....

poursoul
05-24-07, 02:46 PM
So uhhhh. I saw the notice from Microsoft as well. You think they thought it was crap enough to issue a recall?