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Old 10-13-04, 11:40 PM   #13
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the graphics are not only terrible.
Well duh, it's 3 years old. But when it was released, there wasn't a whole lot of other games on any other platform that had better graphics (except maybe 3dmark2001 ). Even Unreal 2 didn't come out until a year later.

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the controls are horrendous.
Then you either didn't play it very long, or you just suck with a controller. I had problems getting used to the controls at first too, but after a few hours they felt like second nature. And once you play it on legendary where you learn to react very fast, you find out just how fluid the controls can be once you're used to them.

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I see nothing that Halo offers that PCGames haven't had for years.
Halo HAS been out for years...

Anyway, back to the original topic...OUCH! Heh, almost a month until it's release and it's already out there...I had a feeling this might happen. Even worse is that it's the retail release, if it was a beta that wouldn't be as bad, but the full game? This could definatly have an impact on sales, even from people that are simply pissed off that they'll no longer be one of the first people to play it (kinda makes picking it up at midnite seem a bit more trivial). The game better have some damn good Live play to encourage people who have pirated it to buy the full game. I'd almost consider downloading it if I had a modded Xbox...but I'd still buy the game either way

BTW, the link seems to be broken (site having some problems?).
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Old 10-14-04, 12:14 AM   #14
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well kudos to M$ for getting it out this year, at least console boys are getting their fps game of the year soon...we're (pc gamers) still playing guesstimate with HL2's release. I didn't really think the first Halo was anything ground-breaking, it was fun for what it was, but I wasn't WOWED like so many. I actually like the PC version alot more, especially now that my 6800 gt runs it fine, I can actually crank up the res and enjoy it the way it should be played. I just cant stand low res t.v stuff...but I will be playing Halo 2, the fiance loved the first one and she went out and pre-ordered the second ..I was impressed...she even opted for the special collector's edition...good girl....lol. My biggest gripe is the controller...freakin impossible to aim with a controller instead of keyboard/mouse. I was just playing an Area 51 demo the other day on xbox, and couldnt get used to the controls...or the low res ....or the empty textures...meh...PC Gaming has spoiled me.
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Old 10-14-04, 12:18 AM   #15
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It's a shame many miss out one some of the best gaming they could be getting in there life because "it's a console". Fun is fun. To pass up games from series like like Jet Set, Panzar Dragoon, Golden Eye, Zelda, Super Mario, Grand Tursimo, Ace Combat, Final Fantasy from the comfort of a couch or chair is just blasphemy.
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Old 10-14-04, 01:28 AM   #16
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http://pictures.tehsh ith0le.net/alb...mal_Ingame.jpg

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put them together
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Old 10-14-04, 01:29 AM   #17
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Old 10-14-04, 01:50 AM   #18
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w3rd to that!
Ditto.

Halo overall was a naff game. The Co-Op on the Xbox was ok....ish
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Old 10-14-04, 03:09 AM   #19
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... is just blasphemy.
lol... It's a religious thing is it?
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Old 10-14-04, 05:26 AM   #20
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Talking about games getting warezed quickly, back in the day, I had Ghost Recon on my pc, 3 days after the final build date on the title screen!

As for console games, I'm a pc gamer, but I finished Halo in coop mode with my brother inlaw, thought it was ok, nothing great. One console I have seen my brother inlaw playing recently is Fable....now that is a console game that I could play, but other than that, no other console game has really caught my eye.
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Old 10-14-04, 06:42 AM   #21
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Well duh, it's 3 years old. But when it was released, there wasn't a whole lot of other games on any other platform that had better graphics (except maybe 3dmark2001 ). Even Unreal 2 didn't come out until a year later.
Not just graphics - Halo had physics and AI that were completely advanced for its time. And the controls do suck at first, but once you get used to them, they're vastly superior to any other FPS on a console.
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Old 10-14-04, 06:48 AM   #22
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Can't you also get a mouse and keyborad for the xbox now if you want to? becaus the controls are the only thing I didn't like about xbox halo.
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Old 10-14-04, 08:35 AM   #23
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If you think that the keyboard/mouse thing is going to be a good idea, then go for it. Halo 2's been designed for the controller. I don't see the mouse/keyboard giving a large advantage to anyone


Halo is a fine example of a fantastically awesome game that got rushed - it's no longer a fantastically awesome game, but a great game with some flaws to it. I'm not saying that Halo 2's going to be "messianic" or whatever, but it's going to have significantly fewer flaws. The leak sucks, but then it's not going to ruin my enjoyment of the game. I just need to be careful where I'm going on certain forums from now on.
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Old 10-14-04, 10:59 AM   #24
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I'l be excited when the PC verison comes out!
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