VIDEO Halo 5: Guardians Coming to Xbox One

Discussion in 'Games' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    I guess if the rumors of this "Master Chief Collection" pan out, at least some of you guys might actually have to "priviledge" of playing a revamped Halo 2 on the Xbone.

    As for H5 not being exclusive to Xbone, yeah, I find that highly (read totally) improbable. If there's something that Xbone still needs is an exclusive system selling app. Even though the Halo brand's relevance is somewhat diminished, this might still be that much needed app.
  2. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Just dropping this here, because it's a pretty trailer, though the product itself leaves me a bit cold:

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  3. TX-20 Jedi Grand Master

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    That is a lot of content for $60.
  4. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Content we have played before, regardless if shiny new packaging. Oh sure, were basically getting Halo 2 Anniversary, but still, this is M$'s way of building anticipation for Halo 5 and urging the few die-hard players left to jump ship and embrace the new console by buying the series all. Over. Again.
  5. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    And...all original multiplayer suites for both Combat Evolved and Halo 2 will be packed in, in 1080P/60fps.

    ...


    I shouldn't want this. I KNOW I shoouldn't want this.

    Sometimes I hate being a Halo fanboy. :_|
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  6. TX-20 Jedi Grand Master

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    This is no different than buying the Star Wars films every few years to get the latest bells and whistles.
  7. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Which I don't, to be perfectly honest. I only own the original DVD's and if for some reason I lose them, well, that'll be that. Which is my problem with this collection. As much as I like what this package offers, I'd be buying games I already own all over again as well as a $400 toy I don't particularly want. Franchise fatigue is another issue, particularly after Halo 4 failed to impress. And I've never been that rabid a fan if it's multiplayer.

    I figure that eventually many folks will upload the H2A cutscenes to YouTube as well as entire campaign missions. I can settle for simply watching it there.
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  8. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I'm looking forward to it. I've not played Halo 2 before, so that will be all new to me. There will be gamers who have never played a Halo game before and this is a great way to get them into it. It's not unlike the trilogy set that was released for Mass Effect either. They're games that fans have played before and buying it for one game isn't worth it, but for new players it's great. I'm looking forward to having them all on the Xbox One.
  9. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Well I can sell you my OG copy of Halo 2 for a song. :p

    Undoubtedly, for folks like you this will be a very good deal, if only to experience Halo 2 anew as well as the H5 beta.
  10. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Yeah, and I have another reason to get it too. My Xbox 360 doesn't like staying connected to XBL but my Xbox One is fine. Means I can play Halo again without worrying about whether I'll get disconnected.
  11. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Halo 2 Anniversary would be the only reason I would even get The Master Chief Collection anyway, because Halo 2 is the only Halo game I haven't played. But I would rather try and find an Xbox and the first two Halo games instead of getting an Xbox One, because I can't justify getting an Xbox One without Live, and I can't do that until I can find a job.
  12. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Er...you can find both easily on eBay and both play well on the 360...just without any multiplayer, though.
  13. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Really, you can play Xbox games on a 360? I know Halo is also available on the Arcade.
  14. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Yes, you can play most OG Xbox games - including Halo 1 & 2 - on the 360, though the console might require a small patch dl before you're able to play them.
  15. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    See, the problem with that is, I don't have internet on my 360, so the only reason the console is even relatively updated is console updates from recent games.
  16. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    And a few videos later, and my resolve begins to falter. I hate myself. :p
  17. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    The effort they've appeared to put into both Halo 2 Anniversary and the combined MP is well worth $60 IMO. Halo 2 is the only core entry I've not yet played, and it looks stunning for an upgraded 2004 game.

    Blur Studios are doing the cutscenes too! Did they make the cutscenes for Spartan Ops or were those in-house at MS?
  18. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    I said it in the big E3 thread, but H2 was my favorite of the Halo games, so once I have a job+money to spare, I'm definitely going to get an X1 so that I can play the Anniversary edition.
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  19. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Last night I popped in the Halo 2 disc on the 360 and went through Cairo Station...on easy (that level can be exceedingly brutal on Legendary). And yes, the game engine simply hasn't aged that well. A next gen facelift would certainly make it very worthwhile.

    "For a brick, he flew pretty good!" :p
  20. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I wonder if they'll do the same with Halo 2 as they did with Halo Anniversary, where you can swap between old and new while you play. It's not important at all but it'd be a nice thing to have.

    If I didn't already have an Xbox One it wouldn't be worth it, but I have a few games for it already and I do like Halo. A few more free games and it will have paid for itself in savings.
  21. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    I understand you can do that with H2A as well. I imagine the contrast between old and new will be considerable.
  22. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    They showed off the swap feature in a demo on IGN, and it's instantaneous rather than having a second or two's delay on the original Anniversary. The biggest difference has really got to be the lighting - that's improved a lot since 2004.
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  23. Chance the Jedi Force Ghost

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    Here's a neat little infographic I found from reddit. Not gonna lie, the halo fanboy inside me is over-hyped.
    [IMG]
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  24. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I wonder if they will release any map packs for the MS collection?
  25. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    I have never seen so much redundant info in my entire life. How many times can they repeat the same thing in the same features blurb over and over again?
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