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Fiction Discussion / Re: Fall of Reach - Animated
« Last post by Capac Amaru on September 10, 2016, 06:50:39 AM »
I can't say I really pictured him pachycephalasaurusing another kid off the top of a 3m pyramid in the book.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Fall of Reach - Animated
« Last post by DangerousDave on September 09, 2016, 11:54:00 PM »
So, I finally watched this. They depicted John as a lot more blood thirsty, and power hungry, than what I got from the book.

I think his portrayal was pretty spot on (with the allowance that it's hard to get some of John's internal thoughts through a non-book medium) with the exception of the ODST fight. In this incarnation he seems much more like he wants to start shit, versus in the book where he's non-confrontational and thinks that it's a training exercise.
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Fiction Discussion / Fall of Reach - Animated
« Last post by Capac Amaru on September 08, 2016, 10:40:34 AM »
So, I finally watched this. They depicted John as a lot more blood thirsty, and power hungry, than what I got from the book.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: What elements/characters do you hope come bacK?
« Last post by DangerousDave on August 20, 2016, 04:46:14 PM »
Yeah, I kinda felt the same way after I looked into his channel too. Still wouldn't be surprised if they originally wanted to kill off cortana for good though, idk, it's pretty obvious that whatever the vision for 4 and 5 was it's been rewritten pretty drastically redone a couple times. But whatever, Halo 5 forge seems great. Good enough to convince me to buy a xbone just to play it as soon as I get the cash, so it's not all doom and gloom  :P

Well, you can just wait for the Halo 5 Forge on W10, but it'd be nice to play with your on XB1 too :P
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Fiction Discussion / Re: What elements/characters do you hope come bacK?
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on August 14, 2016, 05:25:19 PM »
Yeah, I kinda felt the same way after I looked into his channel too. Still wouldn't be surprised if they originally wanted to kill off cortana for good though, idk, it's pretty obvious that whatever the vision for 4 and 5 was it's been rewritten pretty drastically redone a couple times. But whatever, Halo 5 forge seems great. Good enough to convince me to buy a xbone just to play it as soon as I get the cash, so it's not all doom and gloom  :P
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Fiction Discussion / Re: What elements/characters do you hope come bacK?
« Last post by DangerousDave on July 26, 2016, 01:07:46 PM »
Judging by the stuff on that guy's channel, I'm not sure I buy any of his claims.

The idea that Microsoft was going to kill off Cortana so it wouldn't interfere with their voice assistant, but now they brought her back as an antagonist, just doesn't scan.

The stuff that's credible is the stuff that we already knew (the Infinity hub world concept, early concepts of Spartan Team Osiris.) We also already knew that the MCC was originally just H2A in scope.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by DangerousDave on July 26, 2016, 12:50:59 PM »
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I'm actually wondering if the final scene where there's an Infection form on the Spirit of Fire actually is going to occur or be referenced in HW2 or if that'll be left on the cutting room floor.

Calling it now. It couldn't break into the cryo pods and died of starvation. Or got popped when one of the pods opened suddenly.

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Escalation had an arc where some materiel from the Spirit of Fire was found, but it was just a ruse to basically get revenge on Lord Hood. Like half the arcs in the comic series it seemed to be going somewhere... and just didn't.

Yeah, that kinda disillusioned me with Halo comics for the foreseeable future. It felt like there was never any reward for the build up.

That would be hilarious.

Anyway, from the recent expo, more story details (mainly characters):

http://www.gamereactor.eu/news/440583/New+character+details+revealed+in+latest+Halo+Wars+2+trailer/
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on July 19, 2016, 08:25:10 PM »
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I'm actually wondering if the final scene where there's an Infection form on the Spirit of Fire actually is going to occur or be referenced in HW2 or if that'll be left on the cutting room floor.

Calling it now. It couldn't break into the cryo pods and died of starvation. Or got popped when one of the pods opened suddenly.

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Escalation had an arc where some materiel from the Spirit of Fire was found, but it was just a ruse to basically get revenge on Lord Hood. Like half the arcs in the comic series it seemed to be going somewhere... and just didn't.

Yeah, that kinda disillusioned me with Halo comics for the foreseeable future. It felt like there was never any reward for the build up.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: What elements/characters do you hope come bacK?
« Last post by Tar Alacrin on July 19, 2016, 08:18:59 PM »
Eh, I don't think its that hard though. (some of the stuff, obviously exploring all sorts of different post covy races might be midly difficult) Cause Halo 1 did it, ODST did it too, Halo 2 kinda did it. I'm not saying to make Halo into Mass Effect where you run about and explore stuff all day. Ultimately its about how they treat the story and level design around the generic Halo FPS shooty bits.

Interestingly enough; just saw this video; its some guy talking about Halo 5/MCC's troubled development cycle that he heard from some ex 343 guys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qne0WBfCuj8&ab_channel=LateNightGaming-HaloNews&Entertainment

The guy makes some pretty big claims, but most of them seem pretty solid. And much of what was said aligns with what we already knew about H5's development cycle. Its interesting how he talks about the canceled open world elements though, like a combo of ODST and a traditional halo game. Sounds pretty good. Oh well I guess.


I guess honestly the first thing that would be nice is if they would just pick something and stick with that arc, instead of shifting things around last minute and in reaction to other things and stuff.
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Fiction Discussion / Re: Halo Wars 2 E3 details: The Banished, The Ark
« Last post by DangerousDave on July 10, 2016, 10:38:33 PM »
I felt like the beta showed that it was clearly superior to the original in some ways, and felt like it lagged behind in others (i think the new tech tree options for leader powers is a nice step forward, as are control groups, although I think some of the legibility of units and structures has been lost, as well as some weird omissions like queuing.)

Escalation had an arc where some materiel from the Spirit of Fire was found, but it was just a ruse to basically get revenge on Lord Hood. Like half the arcs in the comic series it seemed to be going somewhere... and just didn't. I'm actually wondering if the final scene where there's an Infection form on the Spirit of Fire actually is going to occur or be referenced in HW2 or if that'll be left on the cutting room floor.
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