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Games A Halogaf Community Thread: The Old Becomes New

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I think this would be a very clever direction to take the gameplay. With the popularity of mmos and doing things with your friends and games like Destiny showing how these types of PVE content can be maintained and progress a storyline, I think the idea of an openworld Halo game with tons of PVE content and modes as well as all the classics fans know and love is a logical step to take.

You can't just release Halo Infinite with 12-15 mp maps and think you're setting any bar for next gen.

Might as well give it back to Bungie then
 
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The Banished would make a way better antagonist than Cortana. It's the perfect setting to bring Halo back to its military roots. Hopefully Cortana is a side story and the Banished are the main focus, but I have a feeling its gonna be the opposite.
 
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Bunch of new Mega Construx sets just got revealed. Some clearly have to do with the game. Others do not.


By far the most interesting thing is something I saw pointed out on Reddit. This may be a significant spoiler (if it isn't just a red herring), so I'll tag it.

This Brute guy, apparently named "Hyperius" has what looks to be Locke's helmet mounted on his shoulder.

 
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Man I really hope that's not the grunt design. Complete lack of identifying the headshot on a grunt, that would be shit in game. The cannon fodder of rapid dispose of them quickly but receive great satisfaction would be such a pain in the arse if that quick head poking up was moved below the methane tank on it's back. Please no, that's a real sign of shit gameplay design there. I hope it's just a shitty toy cast and not representative of the in game models.
 
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Man I really hope that's not the grunt design. Complete lack of identifying the headshot on a grunt, that would be shit in game. The cannon fodder of rapid dispose of them quickly but receive great satisfaction would be such a pain in the arse if that quick head poking up was moved below the methane tank on it's back. Please no, that's a real sign of shit gameplay design there. I hope it's just a shitty toy cast and not representative of the in game models.
That may just be a type of Grunt in the game rather than the only one. We've already seen other designs via toys, most notably this one:

 
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Community Spotlight:

This is amazing.
 
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Can't wait, I'm going with the PS5 first this time as these will all be on PC anyway (I'm gonna wait on a good XSX bundle) so interested to see a PC vs Console comparison eventually

That being said, I need to go play Halo Wars 2 it seems now
 

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Time to Finish the Fight!

I'm kinda surprised ODST is not also released then as well tbh
 

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It's summer and the interns need something to do? lol
The jetpack one was originally in Halo CE and later removed before release, you could access it via a cheat menu, this skull is simply adding it back in
 
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As always I'm a couple days late. Here is the latest community update. Spoiler alert - they say next to nothing about Halo Infinite. July 23rd is coming though lol.

 

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343 continues to have shitty quality assurance. Go to play a couple of objective matches in MCC Halo 2/Ann only and two games start both get booted for easy anti-cheat, no specific reasons give and no direct support either. Reboots did nothing and nothing of note changed on my end either. I assume so windows update or MCC update has broken the anti-cheat/game for me. Well done again 343, more bugs that literally stop a decades legit player from playing your game. Same gamertag for 10+ years, never had any cheating on Xbox or PC.

Honestly all I want out of Infinite is a stable fucking game first, 343 are yet to deliver that to this Aussie gamer.
 
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Has anyone on here played the games on LASO? I'm getting the itch to play the games again and the only thing I haven't done is LASO. I'm watching through some youtube videos and it kinda looks more frustrating than fun, interested to hear the opinion of someone that has done it.
 

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Has anyone on here played the games on LASO? I'm getting the itch to play the games again and the only thing I haven't done is LASO. I'm watching through some youtube videos and it kinda looks more frustrating than fun, interested to hear the opinion of someone that has done it.
I did Halo 3 back on 360 and it was miserable (This was before youtube guides). I would never suggest doing it solo.
 
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Having an absolute blast wrecking face after all these years. If anyone wants to squad up my gamertag is VlaudTheImpaler.
 
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The only reason I’d consider LASO is to get the rest of the MCC achievements. I might do it one day :p

Legendary ranges from relatively easy (Reach) all the way up to God awful nightmare (Halo 2).

It’s definitely worth it upon completion.
Yea I've beat them all on legendary, the only thing I haven't done is Halo 2 solo legendary, which I'm not doing.
 
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Have you guys seen some or the artwork from the July 16 Community Spotlight? It's always good but this one was even better in my personal opinion.







Also happening today:
 
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Eh aside from the campaign I really enjoyed Halo 5 matchmaking. It suffered in the map department though. Some were good but the majority were just so-so. 343 should never slack on BTB again. That was was a colossal mistake with Halo 5.
 
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Hoping the grappling hook is equipment like Halo 3 rather than a standard that you have at all times while in multiplayer. (Assuming that's what's on his wrist)

Also, I feel like the visor is way too copper in tone than gold. Went ahead and adjusted the image for something more like what I'd like to see. I feel that the visor pops a lot more like this:

 
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Well that was... okay. I don't think we really saw enough to make any conclusions. The campaign they showed was a little slow (dare i say boring?) and obviously on an easy setting. 343 gave a glimpse of things like the grappling hook and how it can be used. We saw that clamber is back. The theory that the game will focus on the Banished proved true. I'll be interested in what all the game sleuths can come up with from re-watching the clip.
 

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Need a 4K download of Halo to get a real feel for it. Stream was shit.

So far not super impressed, really nothing on story, no PvE, no multiplayer but it felt like a showcase of weapons and a vista. It also felt pretty cartoony?
 
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