Monday, January 9, 2012

Halo 4 and Halo Anniversary

     The trailer for Halo 4 was recently shown at E3 2011 (the biggest video game conference in the world) and you could say that it stole the show...almost. You can check out the trailer here to see it; it’s the only one out right now. Not much is known about the game at this point expect that it will be a new trilogy that is based on the Chief and the Forerunners; who you really didn't hear about in the first 3 games. Another thing about this one is that it is a Halo game not made by Bungie, and instead by 343 Industries. This game could make or break this company if such a hugely anticipated game sucks.
Hail to the (new) Chief
     Along with Halo 4's trailer is a completely revamped trailer for a redux of Halo: Combat Evolved was also shown; trailer here. I bought the Halo Anniversary and after playing it a few hours (the story has been on the interwebs for 10 years now!) it was just as fun as the original! I loved being able to replay the game with updated graphics and a few new tweaks here and there. With a simple push of the back button you can return to the landscape of yore...and see how terrible it was! I couldn't believe the difference of the old and the new; I thought to myself, "THIS was top of the line at some point?!"




This is a colored picture of the cover. This awesome picture was colored by Odinsdeath @ deviantart.com

     The graphics are top notch and small details have been added and changed. One of the best parts about the game is the price, $40 (£26, €31) for a solid hit, though it is old. It also brings back the some of the original multi-player maps in all of their glory, (Hang 'em High)! The physics of the game seems to be a little better than the original so far also, no longer does half your body disappear into a wall when you die; it now stays in the border of the game! They also added the skulls that started in Halo 2 and continued throughout the franchise. The skulls add a new and fresh take on a game that’s been around since 2001, and a hellva lot more grenades than I remember. >.>


The first book of the new series, get yours on Amazon!

     As an extra I'll let you in on a tip...they made more books! If you’re into expanding on the story of the Forerunners I'd recommend you grab them. To coincide with the new story arc three new books will be written that is set WAYYYY before the timeframe of Halo 1; (think about 100,000 years). I bought and read the first one not to bad, a little hard to follow but it is setting up for a new series so I assume it will pick up in the next two.

20 comments:

  1. Neat never was a fan of HALO though always preferred RPG games or the battlefield series

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  2. I LOVE RPG's! Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout series, WoW, etc. And I have Battlefield 3 and so far...the multiplayer is hard and the single player side is great! :D

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  3. trailer of halo 4 looked nice. + following :)

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  4. +1follow, I love the multiplayer in Halo games.

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  5. since i have an xbox these days i might be playin it :)
    following for more xbox games

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  6. I hope I have the time to check out all these games. Good article!

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  7. Looking forward to Halo 4. 343 industries might add something new to the series.

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  8. I would've expected more of the trailer to be honest.
    I do hope they make a nice game of it, and don't milk the whole series dry.

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  9. I stopped playing halo when i got bored of number 3, made the switch to go fully pc. Now i just dont like consoles. :P

    nice work though /b/ro

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  10. I got super excited to play halo 3 now xD

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  11. Can't play these games to save my life, I want my man to go forward, he goes back, want him to go left he goes right & so on, give me a racing or fighting game any day :) Cheers for the follow, following back now ^_^

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  12. Im a weirdo, Ive never ever played Halo :(

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    1. -GASP-!!! How have you not played Halo games?!

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  13. Looking forward to this! now following!

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  14. interesting :) halo 4 :) cant wait
    got anniversary for christmas but still in the plastic been to busy playing saints row :)

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  15. I love this entire game series!!! Nothing beats it!

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