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Title: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 30, 2013, 03:48:10 AM
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/10/halo-spartan-assault-is-coming-to-xbox-360-and-xbox-one/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/10/halo-spartan-assault-is-coming-to-xbox-360-and-xbox-one/)

Looks like Halo doesn't sell phones.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 30, 2013, 04:56:50 AM
Spartan Assault could have made windows phones outsell all iphones and andriods combined, it was still coming to xbox. Still I doubt it had any impact on windows phone sales
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 30, 2013, 07:19:24 AM
Yeah, I saw this too; its pretty nice. I hope they learned their lesson to some degree that they need to calm down with the amount of Halo exploitation thats going on right now. Cause its not guarenteed to be some Divine boon of success.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on October 30, 2013, 10:13:53 PM
Halo, the gift that keeps on giving (you the opportunity to purchase DLC)!
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on October 30, 2013, 11:11:21 PM
Who wants to be my battle bro for the Flood mode?
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 30, 2013, 11:21:10 PM
Halo, the gift that keeps on giving (you the opportunity to purchase DLC)!

At least they are not forcing you to do it (yet) with "optional" day one DLC, or DLC to attempt to fix an ending, or DLC that actually provides the last few missions + ending of a game, or on-disc DLC, etc.

Who wants to be my battle bro for the Flood mode?

Lighting bolt!
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 31, 2013, 12:07:35 AM
If school isn't impossibly difficult then, hopefully I can hop on to play with you guys :/

Also, I got real excited that we would be fighting Flood, but then I remembered that the story for Spartan Assault is a cop out "simulation of past battles" deal. :(
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: craZboy557 on October 31, 2013, 10:17:56 AM
Definitely looking forward to this. A good twin-stick is intense.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Slightly Live on December 09, 2013, 03:39:22 AM
Too late.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on December 09, 2013, 07:12:50 PM
http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/12/9/5192344/halo-spartan-assault-xbox-one-release-date-pricing

Comes out December for XB1, January for 360. $15, which isn't too bad (although I really hope that they've stripped out the freemium stuff in the process.) looking forward to blowing through the co-op stuff, I assume it's fairly quick.

Nice that double-dipping is free but they should really go with a one price all platforms thing going forward.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on December 24, 2013, 12:06:32 AM
...and it's now out for Xb1 a little early. Hopefully the 360 version gets bumped up too :)
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 28, 2014, 02:02:31 AM
Has this happened yet? The wikipedia page says worldwide release January... but I can't find it on xbla.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Sixftunder on January 30, 2014, 02:17:59 PM
It releases tomorrow (January 31) according to the Waypoint Twitter account.

Silly Capac, you should have known when they said January that they were going to either release it or announce its delay on the last day possible.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on January 30, 2014, 02:32:48 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/HaloWaypoint/status/428890362401132544?screen_name=HaloWaypoint

Oops, beaten.

Who wants to be my co-op bro to blast through the Flood missions?
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: craZboy557 on January 31, 2014, 12:41:46 AM
</lurk>
*raises hand*
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 31, 2014, 12:59:49 AM
But will we get it here? ...
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Sixftunder on January 31, 2014, 01:49:02 AM
Ah, now that is the question isn't it? The tweet did say world wide unless you think there is something your government will ban it for. Palmer maybe?  ;D
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 31, 2014, 01:51:01 AM
Ah, now that is the question isn't it? The tweet did say world wide unless you think there is something your government will ban it for. Palmer maybe?  ;D

Our Prime Minister called Snowden a 'traitor'. I'm sure they are fine with Palmer.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on January 31, 2014, 02:53:16 AM
</lurk>
*raises hand*

Prolly won't have time until next weekend. If you can wait, be there, aloha.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 31, 2014, 02:10:54 PM
Downlaoding naow!
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 31, 2014, 03:10:15 PM
First impressions:

Scorpions run on diesel? wut? And the holodeck recreates the smell?

Kill everything in tutorial... get lowest rank medal... wut?

First mission crashes my xbox.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Postmortem on January 31, 2014, 05:10:31 PM
There's Flood in SA? Guess I missed a bit when I didn't get the expansion. Downloading now. :)

Edit: Oh, I get it now. Still, that opening cinematic was interesting. Guess the general public doesn't know about the Flood outbreak or that there were friendly Covenant on Earth at that time?

Also, SA crashes like a mofo on Xbox. I haven't even been able to start campaign yet. :/
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: craZboy557 on February 01, 2014, 10:19:17 PM
They put out an update, no more crashing. Enjoying trying to get higher scores than my friends, and Flood is motherfucking intense.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: craZboy557 on February 02, 2014, 03:58:59 PM
I've beaten the campaign, as well as co-op, gotten about half the achievements, have gold on a little over half the levels. Aiming to have the best score out of all of my friends as well.

Also, may have changed by now, but earlier I noticed I had the fourth best global score for one of the missions.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on February 02, 2014, 11:11:43 PM
I don't think I'm gonna get to really play it until the end of the month, too much stuff going on.

I'm gonna need a cruise to relax from the stress of trying to go on this damn cruise.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on February 03, 2014, 03:57:21 AM
I don't think I'm gonna get to really play it until the end of the month, too much stuff going on.

I'm gonna need a cruise to relax from the stress of trying to go on this damn cruise.

Just don't lose power. Or run aground. Or have an outbreak. Or fall overboard.

That about covers the recent cruise disasters I've heard off...
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on July 01, 2014, 10:48:00 PM
I just picked it up on steam. Played for like an hour. Got bored out of my skull. Quit out. Uninstalled it.
Was there anything of any fictional significance in this thing?

PS: did anyone else die like a million times by touching the wolverine on that one escort mission? Cause I did, And it pissed me off
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Postmortem on July 02, 2014, 04:24:35 AM
Was there anything of any fictional significance in this thing?

(http://www.halopedia.org/images/7/72/HSA_Davis_remains.jpg)

Spartan Davis dies and a Forerunner device holds him in limbo as it tries to build something from his body. He finds a way to transmit to Palmer "Help me." She turns off the device to allow him to die before we can see why the Forerunner tech was trying to build something out of a living thing.

I think I just gave you more context than Spartan Assault did. The quote below is literally all the explanation we got:

"The transmission was Davis's call for help, just before he died. That planet was made to build things out of galactic material. And it tried to build something out of what was left of Davis. I shut it down."

Pointless, stupid... yet I still find that somewhat interesting. Why would a Forerunner device try to build something out of a living Spartan?

Oh also the moon orbiting this planet was a Forerunner construct that's basically a Death Star. So the Forerunners may have installed multiple Death Stars around Flood-infected or Flood-vulnerable planets or something. But yeah... no more story than that.

I still really liked the game, especially because it and Escalation are the only productions that have featured vehicles and enemies from different games all together. Which is awesome.
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: Capac Amaru on July 03, 2014, 04:38:40 AM
I just had a weekend playing shared screen co-op games on my pc with one of my high school buddies.

WTF is Spartan Assault on Steam 1 player only?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: DangerousDave on July 03, 2014, 09:36:33 PM
Was there anything of any fictional significance in this thing?

(http://www.halopedia.org/images/7/72/HSA_Davis_remains.jpg)

Spartan Davis dies and a Forerunner device holds him in limbo as it tries to build something from his body. He finds a way to transmit to Palmer "Help me." She turns off the device to allow him to die before we can see why the Forerunner tech was trying to build something out of a living thing.

I think I just gave you more context than Spartan Assault did. The quote below is literally all the explanation we got:

"The transmission was Davis's call for help, just before he died. That planet was made to build things out of galactic material. And it tried to build something out of what was left of Davis. I shut it down."

Pointless, stupid... yet I still find that somewhat interesting. Why would a Forerunner device try to build something out of a living Spartan?

Oh also the moon orbiting this planet was a Forerunner construct that's basically a Death Star. So the Forerunners may have installed multiple Death Stars around Flood-infected or Flood-vulnerable planets or something. But yeah... no more story than that.

I still really liked the game, especially because it and Escalation are the only productions that have featured vehicles and enemies from different games all together. Which is awesome.
The main issue with SA I think was the mobile bite-sized nature of the missions and how they broke up the story, made it much harder to follow. The Death Star thing made sense to me as another Flood countermeasure.

I thought I missed what you were talking about ,but then I realized I still haven't finished Hydra yet :P
Title: Re: Spartan Assaults for everybody!
Post by: craZboy557 on July 20, 2014, 10:31:08 PM
I thought the Death Star was a standard Miner tool?