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Old 04-03-10, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Need help with Halo 3 plot...

Allright. After Metro2033(fantastic) I got my hands on this. Friend who was lending it to me said "Do not scratch the disc or I will kill You to death" - he likes and recommends Halo3 much.

I started it yesterday. Played for like hour and now I am thinking... WTH?! This game is generic shooter with lame shooting mechanics, medicore graphics(no aa), medicore voice acting etc etc. It seems to be one big generic medicore, with excelent music though so far.

Am I missing something? Its quite fun and overall.. simple entertainment, but I don't feel like I am playing something mega hyped with millions of fanboys.

I played Halo and Halo2 on pc. Don't remember a much about plot.
Maybe I can ask You for quick recollect of plot in a nutshell?
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Old 04-04-10, 11:11 PM   #2
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<WARNING**** SPOILERS>

*Inhales*

Humans get a hang of space travel and meet an alliance of alien races calling themselves the covenant who are a bunch of religious freaks that follow the sayings of the 'The prophets' who tell them that an ancient race of super-advanced beings ('Forerunners') were gods.

Humanity starts the Spartan project as a means to create genetically altered supersoldiers to combat the Convenant.

Covenant attacks Planet Reach, were spartan project is located. (this is the beginning of Halo 1).

In an attempt to escape the attack, the Human space vessel Pilar Of Autumn executes an un-plotted hyperspace jump, which lands them in the middle of nowhere, but they come across a misterious 'ring-shaped' planet (Halo).

Pilar of Autumn comes under attack (I think) and crashes on Halo. Master Chief is tasked with finding out what the hell Halo is, and keep it from the Covenant's hands.

Long story short, Halo is one of several devices designed to destroy all intelligent life in the galaxy. It was created as a last-resort weapon against The Flood - a parasitic creature that can infect all living creatures.

Master chief manages to destroy Halo before it's activated by blowing up the reactor core on the Pilar of Autumn, and returns to Earth.

**Begin Halo 2**

I don't recall much of what follows, so here you go:

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Wow thanks. That sums it all up nicely. But how the hell Ring of grass is a weapon?! And why is chief so after Cortana. isnt she a AI?
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Default Re: Need help with Halo 3 plot...

Halo games had a plot? HOLY F. Guess I rented a bad disc when I rented the original forever ago, or when I borrowed a friends copy of 3 when it came out. I have terrible luck with Halo discs I guess.
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Wow thanks. That sums it all up nicely. But how the hell Ring of grass is a weapon?!
Think of it more like a ring-shaped space station rather than a ring of grass.


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And why is chief so after Cortana. isnt she a AI?
They have mad cyber sex.

Cortana is left behind in the Covenant's super space station (High Charity) when the flood take over it. Master Chief promised her he would come back for her, and does so at some point of Halo 3.
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Wow thanks. That sums it all up nicely. But how the hell Ring of grass is a weapon?! And why is chief so after Cortana. isnt she a AI?
Dude, have you SEEN Cortana?

She's hawt

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Wow thanks. That sums it all up nicely. But how the hell Ring of grass is a weapon?! And why is chief so after Cortana. isnt she a AI?
The wikipedia entry describes the story better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_%28series%29
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Old 06-26-10, 06:13 PM   #8
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Did not wanted to create another Halo topic but... How is ODST compared to halo3?Becouse Halo3 is just averange game to me. And with no aa!
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Exactly how does AA factor into plot?

It has a decent plot, not spectacular or crappy but decent.
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Heh. An AA junkie buys a 360. Oh the lols.

Halo has the feeling of a story made up as we went along. Like Lost and The Matrix :Reloaded/Revolutions. It's like they didn't expect to make a sequel, but they had to, so lets try and add a heap of backstory to make it super epic.
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I would like to take a minute to derail this thread in order to discuss Halo from a Game Design point of view.

Why oh why is it such a "phenomenon"?
As stated by someone else, in the core of it, this is just another generic FPS, and it has been up until ODST (with a few exceptions).

Someone could flip this argument on me and say that, for instance, Crysis is also a generic FPS with really pretty graphics. Allow me to clarify: The Halo games are mostly composed of running around shooting aliens. Sure, you have different weapons and whatnot, but there are no other game mechanics to explore, other than driving around in a vehicle. Hell, you don't even need to AIM!

So why is it so popular? As I said, the story behind master chief, etc. is pretty cool (at least in my book), but that's not what sells a bajillion copies of the game. It's the multiplayer that has the world's 12-year-old, nerd-raging population going ape**** over this game.

My theory is that the "simpleness" of the game is what people love. You just run and gun your way through a gory mess of not even decent virtual gore. I must stop and correct myself however. Since Halo 3 (and now more prominent in the upcoming Halo:Reach) there have been some very slight new mechanics. In halo 3 it was those special granade items (bubble shield, booster, disruptor, etc.), which in Halo:reach can now be seen as the class powers.

Other than that, I must re-emphasize the fact that Halo is just a run and gun game.

Thoughts on the matter?
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