I step away from GAF for a while and suddenly the sky is falling. A magazine has a limited amount of space and needs to punch up sales, so obviously they're just going to bullet point the shit out of their information and then smear it across multiple pages. Magazines are also printed weeks in advance before information can change. Not to mention what the hell is up with all the redacted shit in those scans?
I quietly reserve judgement on Halo 4 until I get to see it being played. This X-ray vision, for example, could be something very simple that GI didn't understand the context of. Hell, in my big ass Halo 4 post
, I mentioned having x-ray vision on a forerunner weapon;
Originally Posted by Retro
One weapon could utilize the Hologram effect from Reach, as it was great at faking enemies out. Additionally, if an enemy actually shoots the "reactive" hologram, it will create an on-screen 'ghost' of an enemy, visible even through walls, that shows where the [enemy] shooter is at. I'm seeing this on the Forerunner version of the Assault / Plasma Rifle, something they'd use to set traps.
Did GI get the whole story? For one, we don't know anything because all we have is some random guy with a leaked copy of the magazine giving us this info. For another, we don't know the context in which GI was seeing "Forerunner vision" being used. Maybe the X-ray vision is an AA with an extremely short duration or limited range. Right now, we just don't know.
Likewise with random weapon drops; are they random because different weapons appear in different places? Are they random because they don't respawn at the set times? Are they random because weapons just fall anywhere
rather than set locations? Nobody knows.
The same with Instant Respawns. For all we know, that's one of these Armor Modifications, and picking that one, while getting you into the game faster, may not be as useful as other modifications. In fact, it would only be a really useful modification if you suck and die a lot. So maybe you pick that one if you're trying to get the taste of floor out of your mouth, but is useless the rest of the time... and you'd prefer a more useful while playing Mod.
The bottom line is, we just don't know. But the sky isn't falling and Halo 4 isn't even close to being released. Maybe wait a bit and see before we start making comments like "I will never play Halo 4" or "Preorder cancelled", no?
Also, not to be a dick, but the doom and gloom is kinda disrespectful to the 343 guys we know are here. Is HaloGAF's faith so easily shaken?