Halo (franchise) - Official Discussion Thread

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    Some new concept art.

  • Some new Halo Infinite screenshots

  • @bam541 what happened to my bro Craig though?

  • @yoshi he's probably just vibing somewhere in the game, maybe as an easter egg

  • Oh man those screen shots already look waaaaay better than the video from last year. My main takeaway is that I don’t see any of that weird metal bullshit in the backdrops. Those blocky metal structures in the mountains or whatever looked so weird.

    I have hope still. Looking good.

  • Looks fine, but I was fine with the graphics on the reveal. Least of my concerns regarding Halo tbh.

    But they better make a side mission where I have to rescue Craig from an angry mob or I'm done with the series.

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    @phbz I don't think anybody at 343 is self aware enough to do that.

    And yeah, the graphics look fine (still miles behind contemporaries) but that should be the least of people's concerns regarding 343 made Halos.

  • Honestly, art direction was a tip top concern of mine. Probably higher up than some gameplay things. Halo 4 and 5's art direction was just "gloss" and "make it shiny" and it had virtually no identity outside of the already iconic red and blue UNSC suit of armour. I've only played a limited amount of Halo 5 but it did have some fun gameplay elements and the game wasn't complete shit, so I have faith somebody there knows what they are doing gameplay wise.

    That's why art and aesthetic is really important to me. I couldn't stomach another glossy Halo game that has less in common with what made the series great and more in common with COD Black Ops.

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    @dipset If the gameplay itself doesn't even remotely resemble what made the franchise great in the first place, a slightly more consistent art style isn't going to mean much in the end.

  • @el-shmiablo

    For sure and I watched some Halo 5 campaign videos and it looks like a complete dumpster fire. I just mean the MP has a lot of solid elements so I know they are capable of doing Halo justice but I have yet to see anything the artistically looks like something I can physically stare at for more than 10 minutes.

    Those games just look so blah so I’m happy Infinite already looks better.

  • More Halo Infinite news from E3

    Halo Infinite - Game Overview Trailer | E3 2021
    Youtube Video

    Halo Infinite | Multiplayer Overview
    Youtube Video

    Kotaku: Halo Infinite Multiplayer: All Your Biggest Questions, Answered

    • Slayer, CTF, Big Team Battle is back
    • Forge Mode confirmed
    • Equipment is picked up on the map and droppable (like Halo 3, yessss)
    • Bots for practice
    • No lootboxes

    I'm still lukewarm on this, but I'm warming up the more that the details come in. I naturally scoff at the recent-Halo equipment and loadout nonsense, but with some tweaks to the formula, I might actually like it. I think in the end I just have to get my hands on it to pass judgement.

    One thing I hated in Halo 4 & 5 is the audio. It just sounds so crunchy and annoying and these gunshots in Infinite seem no different. I really really wish they'd hire a new sound designer because the audio is just so modern and militaristic sounding when it should be in the sci-fi realm.

    #6 on YouTube Gaming trends gives me hope that Halo still has legs nowadays. I really don't want every game to be a fast placed game.

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    @dipset I try not to put much stock into what trends on YT.
    Tom MacDonald was #6 yesterday with his song "Snowflake".

  • @el-shmiablo Didn't realise he was Native American I would have swore Mcdonald was a Scottish name. Oh and I think Halo MP looks cool. Just to keep the comment relevant to the thread.

  • @el-shmiablo

    Point taken. I should never underestimate how big the cult of embarrassing fragile white egos exist out there on the internet.

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    @paulmci27 He's native? News to me. Personally I'm just embarrassed that dude shares Canadian citizenship with me. Like I would personally find it incredibly embarrassing if every single one of my hit songs was just me whining about how people hate me because I'm white.

    Also, I personally thought the Halo trailers were pretty meh. Nice to see it going free to play, but that's kinda what games need to do to survive in these days.

  • @el-shmiablo He seems to think he is according to his lyrics. I thought all whites in North America were immigrants. I am also glad Halo multiplayer is free.

  • I have been having net code / lag issues lately in MCC. I made "art" about it.

    Youtube Video



  • The full halo infinite game is on gamepass day one right? I'll get the physical versionbut probs for a cheap discounted rate.

    Would love to play it on gamepass in meantime though

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    @yoshi The entire multiplayer suite is free for everyone when it comes out, GamePass or not. Only thing anybody needs to pay for is the singleplayer.