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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2012, 06:08:46 PM »

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Sweet. Should have my copy within a few days. Definitely looking forward to this. GameInformer has been kind of meh to me for the last couple of months.

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012, 07:21:25 PM »

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That screenshot on the bottom...is there a marine on that turret?   SO. EXCITED.
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012, 08:50:39 PM »

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Dang it, i dont get game informer! Dang it! When do they ship? Like if i knew somebody who gets it, wheb would they get it?

On the other hand... Im concerned at how different cortana looks... Like... Are we even sure that the same actor is coming back for her voice yet?

Also... With the other concept art piece you put up in the gallery... Which i cant for the life of me, link to, or copy paste on my ipad.
     Did anyone else think "Cryptum" When they saw it?... Cause i feel like that is exctly what it looks like...
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »

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I don't think Jen Taylor is confirmed, but considering she was at HaloFest, et al, I highly doubt 343i would grab another actress unless Taylor was unavailable for some reason and/or asked for a mountain of cash with some laser-wielding sharks to boot.

There *has* been a lot of speculation that they have an actress they're using for Cortana (at least in likeness and acting, I guess.) http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1120285

That claim seems to have been bolstered by the "face-scrunching" sequence of the Halo 4 first look trailer, as the woman they are animating looks a lot like the would-be Cortana: http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1130075

I wouldn't use the GI cover image as a real good indicator of what she'll look like. That said, I really wish they'd get back to the Halo 2 look, with the asymmetrical cut to her hair and the less, er, "pronounced" proportions. Keep her blue if you want.

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2012, 09:32:06 PM »

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Halo 3 is the perfect look. Don't ever change it. IMO

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2012, 09:34:51 PM »

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Halo 3 is the perfect look. Don't ever change it. IMO
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2012, 02:49:31 PM »

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Too late!  ;)

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2012, 12:07:45 PM »

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I'll just leave this here...
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2012, 12:09:54 PM »

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Don't post links to crappy youtube videos making money on the scans/leaks. =P

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2012, 12:33:18 PM »

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Well, not sure about the visual design of the Covenant (what happened to the Grunts?) but at least single-player doesn't seem off-the -wall.

Multiplayer, on the other hand. :(

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2012, 01:15:56 PM »

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Halo 4 is set in 2557 - four years, seven months and ten days since the FUD was split into two and the finale of the events of Halo 3.

True native 720p with FXAA

Chief, Cortana and other characters animated with the assistance of motion capture.

Cortana impending rampancy will be a critical theme as will be exploring Master Chief as a person.

Cortana has chosen a new visual identity whilst the Chief has been sleeping.

The Covenant - at least Elites and Grunts return.

The Dawn eventually crashe land on Requiem,a planet enclosed in a massive Dyson Shell.

A new faction from Reqium is introduced. Like the Covenant they will have unique and different enemy types, weapons and equipment. "If anything, they're kind of elevated in terms of their intelligence and complexity relative to the Covenant."

Huge, alive environments - a piece of concept art depicts a floating air squid in a jungle setting.

The skybox is filled with massive pillars reaching down from above and the surrounding view is painted by the inside of the Dyson Shell.

Game is split between Campaign and Infinity - the new term of the entire multiplayer experience seperate from the Camapign.

Multiplier directly and in-directly ties into the Campaign.

Multiplaier features Spartan IV's - adult volenteers taken from the the best of special ops soliders, equippe with a new version of the Mjolnir armour (lightweight variation) and deployed onboard the UNSC Infinity.

The UNSC Infinity is the largest ship the UNSC has ever created. Over three kilmetres long, it was designed with cutting edge technology and features some additional technological enhancements provided by the study of Forerunner technology - including faster and more accurate slipspace travel.

The UNSC is deployed on a top scret mission into deep space but will cross paths with the Master Chief during the campaign.

The Spartan IV's onboard train in the Infinity's "combat deck" (think holodeck or Danger room). The deck and simulate any known environment and plays host the the multiplayer games players are familar with.

The Multiplayer Investment system is based upon ranks and as your progress through the ranks you unlock more abilities and options to purchase so that players can customise their Loadouts.

The multiplayer currency is known as Spartan Points and they are awarded at the conclusion of a multiplayer game (unknown if they are also rewarded in game like Reach's Credits). Players can swap between various custom Loadouts during a game.

Firefight is absent and it is stated that there are no plans for it to return.

New Co-Op mode called Spartan Ops for up to four players in online Campaign-esque missions.

Spartan OPs introduces new movies sequences and missions on a weekly basis which tells the story of the UNSC Infinity's mission and battles the new Spartan IV's face.

Spartan Op missions are objective based and feature new content, events and locations each week. Spartan Ops missions also reward Spartan Points and feature selectable difficulty levels like Campaign.

Spartan Ops missions are not DLC, they are included in the overall Halo 4 package but it is unclear if the content is available on the disc or must be downloaded seperately.

Loadouts are composed of a primary and secondary weapon, a grenade type, armour ability and modifications. It is unclear how the modification system works or what things it modifies or how.

Weapons in the overal  sandbox include Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, DMR, Assault Carbine, Covenant Carbine, Shotgun, Rocket Launcher, Sniper Rifle, Magnum and Plasma Pistol. There are numerous unrevealed, new weapon.

Returning Armour Abilities include Hologram, Jet-Pack and Camo. A new ability to see through walls was shown and Sprint is now a baseline ability all players will have access to at all times.

FFA Variant, Regicide. Lead slayer is "King" - each of the King;s kills raises his "bounty". The bounty is claimed by whomever kills the King.

In Team Slayer (not confirmed for other gametypes), players can respawn instantly after death if they choose. Additionally, power weapons are introduced into a game on a random timer and appear at random drop points on the map.

Medals are turning including new medals for "revenge kills" and for causing a distraction.

Players have the possability of joining games in progress in matchmaking.

:Opening Mission:

"Wake up, Chief. I need you."

Cortana wakes up the Chief to deal with an intruder alarm.

"Why did you wake me?"
"Hang on."

"Bringing your system online now. I rewrote your suit's firmware while you were out."

New HUD, features subtle paralla movement during athetic actions and additional visual cues indicating that you are actually wearing a helmet.

"Hmph. You've been busy."
"Seems like old times."
"Ready to get back to work?"
"I thought you'd never ask.""

The Chief plug's Cortana data chip into the back of helmet and the level begins.

"We've got intruder alerts lighting up on multiple decks. Our best bet is to figure out who is boarding us is the observation deck. Four floors up."

They approach an elevator shaft with the doors closed.

"Those doors looked sealed tight."
"Not a problem."

Chief opens the doors (might be the exact sequence in the previous BTS) and gets sucked into the shaft.

After climbing up the shaft via ladder, a Elite pops out and charges the Chief. The Chief grabs the Elite by the arm, narrowly misses a squid bite and throws the Elite down the shaft behind him.

"I thought we had a ttruce with the Covenant."
"You're welcome to take it up with them."

They head to the observation deck amidst a traditional Halo encounter with Grunts backed up by Elites.

After the encounter, Cortana tells the Chief to open the deck's blast shield.

"The good news is that Covenant aren't outfitted like standard military. It's possible we just came across a rogue salvage ship."

After removing the blast shield, they get a look out of the bay viewports. A ton of Covenant ships is visible.

"Ore we might have stumbled into a whole Covenant fleet."

Landing craft (or boarding ships?) flank the ship and smash through hull.

"We need to get off this ship."

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2012, 02:09:34 PM »

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Not saying I don't trust you slightly, but is this all from the magazine? I mean, if your going to tell us not to post links to videos about links that have sources, it would be nice to know where your info is coming from :p

Multiplaier features Spartan IV's - adult volenteers taken from the the best of special ops soliders, equippe with a new version of the Mjolnir armour (lightweight variation) and deployed onboard the UNSC Infinity.

So, I would assume this means most, if not all, of these "best of special ops soldiers" are coming from the ODST's, so does this mean there is even a need for them anymore? Will they even be in H4? I hope they aren't gone, I always loved their armor and the drop pods, but if they are gone, I hope that the ODST armor permutations are available for Spartan customization and that the drop pods will still be used in game some how.

A new faction from Reqium is introduced. Like the Covenant they will have unique and different enemy types, weapons and equipment. "If anything, they're kind of elevated in terms of their intelligence and complexity relative to the Covenant."

Ok, so many questions about this, which I'm sure you conveniently don't have the answers to. I suppose this is not the ancient evil, just a new enemy? or maybe it is? Have they lived inside this shield world since the Halo activation? Are any of there kind living outside of the Shield world? Do they view the covenant and or humanity as an ally or a threat?

Firefight is absent and it is stated that there are no plans for it to return.

Spartan OPs introduces new movies sequences and missions on a weekly basis which tells the story of the UNSC Infinity's mission and battles the new Spartan IV's face.

Spartan Op missions are objective based and feature new content, events and locations each week. Spartan Ops missions also reward Spartan Points and feature selectable difficulty levels like Campaign.

Spartan Ops missions are not DLC, they are included in the overall Halo 4 package but it is unclear if the content is available on the disc or must be downloaded seperately.

First of all, no Firefight? LAME! Not even a crappy run down version of it? The multiplayer better blow my mind then. This is my first pet peeve of Halo 4, and I was hoping I wouldn't have any :(

Also, does this not scream CoD? I wasn't sure if it was posted here or not but I heard that players will be able to join in progress games in H4, which was always something that separated CoD from Halo, not to say that it is not welcome. But by introducing Specs Ops missions and removing Firefight, it seems like they are just trying to include things that make other games popular instead of holding true to what Halo is or has become....
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2012, 02:33:22 PM »

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Not saying I don't trust you slightly, but is this all from the magazine? I mean, if your going to tell us not to post links to videos about links that have sources, it would be nice to know where your info is coming from :p

From the pages of the magazine, fully scanned, via my eyeballs, into my grey matter, then back out of my grey matter, via hands, a keyboard and the computer.  =)

The scans are out there if you want to verify it for yourself (check Google or Reddit), or even buy the magazine - subscribers should be getting their copies now and hitting newsstands shortly.

There will be a new Sparkcast shortly expanding on the details.

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2012, 05:04:09 PM »

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From the pages of the magazine, fully scanned, via my eyeballs, into my grey matter, then back out of my grey matter, via hands, a keyboard and the computer.  =)

Damn Grey Matter :)
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2012, 06:49:21 PM »

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I dont know if you caught this, but it seems like they also have moddable weapons in the mix. On the second to last page, the guy is using a rifle that looks like the BR, but has a completely different styled scope


Also, Perks sound EXACTLY like CoD. So im worried.

I like the Spec Ops mission thing too.... Cause like, Ive always felt jipped that Halo never has story based DLC... Which is the impression im getting from these spec ops buisness
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