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Re: Let's Play Halo pt 7 Keyes and The Maw
Posted By: Lion O CyborgDate: 6/11/15 4:47 a.m.

In Response To: Let's Play Halo pt 7 Keyes and The Maw (VikingBoyBilly)

: Halo has aged remarkably well. There's a reason I didn't finish Marathon in
: the 90s: It was confusing, and PiD was even worse in it's cryptic design.
: Halo is streamlined; the differences in design choices are a double edged
: sword in some places, but it's popularity can be attributed to this and
: it's pick-up-and-play accessibility. (remember having to use the numpad to
: move in M1?)

Good thing Aleph One has Cursor Key and rebinding support. Numpad movement is one step below WSAD because it's even harder to find the right keys in the heat of battle and hit / or Numpad 0 by mistake.

: It would be interesting to see what Bungie would have created during the
: Quake generation of FPS games, but they got side tracked with a real time
: strategy game and a cyber punk anime tomb raider, and I'm okay with that.
: Artists should branch out into different genres, and most companies that
: make an fps game dig themselves into a rut making only fps games.

Much like how Nintendo are stuck in a rut only making Mario and Zelda etc. most of the time and how Core Design only made Tomb Raider because everything else they made was crap, much like Sega's only good games that I've actually played being most Sonic Games up to the two Sonic Adventure games, Shadow, and Sonic 2006 but no higher (except Generations for nostalgia value)and Nights into Dreams.

Shadow even ripped a lot from Halo like some Black arms resembling Elites and the Chaos Emeralds being like the Isfet Crystals from PID. not all of the Halo inspiration actually worked but one of the one's that did other than the Marathon esque shooter elements was the ridicules but useful Plasma Pistol that marked orbital laser shots like the target locator from Reach five years later. Most of it was probably to make it resemble the Japanese (read, "the good") version of Sonic X. But that's enough about my personal favourite Sonic game next to 06 and Adventure 2.

: It just stinks that Halo 3 wasn't ported to PCs, and from what I read on the
: net, the Halo 2 port botched the visuals, which is bizarre to me because a
: PC should, if anything, preserve the graphics perfectly, even improve them
: if the porters are arsed to make hi res art. It's just one of the many
: reasons that Microsoft is a terrible company.

I used to love Microsoft somewhat because of the Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows computers, Blinx the time sweeper etc. but even I keep seeing a lot of evidence that they really are bad. Microsoft? more like Moneysoft.

The worst offenders are Windows 8 and Project Spark or should I say "Reject Fart". (It's so bad I can't even make a good insult pun) And to think that they used good ol' Conker as an advertising slave for it. Conker's Big Reunion isn't even that big. It's too short, unfunny and isn't consistent with Bad Fur Day.

: As to all the fanboys who think SO and MC are the same person, the two
: universes can't be related. The only ways I can think of to connect them
: is if Halo is actually 2552 years after the fall of the pfhor and
: humankind reset to a new calendar system, or it's an extreme alternate
: timeline caused by Infinity warping reality.

That second one about Infinity makes sense. it's like Red Vs. Blue being an alternate version of Halo, fan machinima or not. I'd like it if Bungie and 343 made a Marathon and Halo crossover to prove they are separate. chances of it being good and working well however may not be strong what with Microsoft perving on them with a bag of popcorn in hand and telling them how to go about it, like that pedophile Hugh Hefner.

: One lingering question: Why are they called the Covenant? What's their secret
: agreement?

I think they call themselves that because the Elites and Prophets were at war over their religion about the Forerunners. they made peace and united with the elites being their protectors. How they also incorporate other races into their community/religion and use the same collective name is beyond me, much like why the Universal Union of Half Life 2 is called the Combine.

Good writeup VBB. Can't wait for the Halo 2 one although I'm not sure how you could do the others outside of 360 Emulation.

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