i`m after an xbox.this is a definate buy when i do get one.wait till nov though as i`ve heard on grapevine that the offer the usa have of 2 sega games bundled with the xbox is going to come here to.so thats £ 158 with gt2002 and jet set radio i`m sure i could get halo bunged in for an extra £20
Halo ? No, it's not good.
IT'S ABSOLUTELY BLOODY AMAZING !
I say that as someone who has played games for many a year (and is often difficult to please). 6 months on this game still astounds. If you are going to buy an XBOX then you must also buy this game.
Has anyone played it on-line yet ?
I have ntl broadband via an ethernet cable modem and am wondering if I can plug the xbox into that to play on-line ?
It sounds as though there is enough gameplay in it without having to go on-line though !!
It should work ok through a router. I have an adsl switch which worked fine. Do you have a US xbox as most of the people online use NTSC boxes and you can't mix them.
As to the experience - a little dull really and it is quite slow. This is because the multiplayer elements of Halo were designed to run on a lan (xboxs connected directly to each other) and so a 512 dsl/cable line doesn't really hack it.
I used to play this via gamespy (via router) on 512 cable line. Was fun but as said above the game isn't designed for online play. I was never able to play against more than one person at a time due to bandwidth requirements.
The game does belong in any Xbox owners collection though, plenty of replay value..and the co-op mode..awesome..
I assume that it is not possible to have dedicated servers for Halo? I hope that MS have prepared for online play with having games, which run on dedicated servers. There is no way you can run a client/server adequately, unless you are playing a low bandwidth game like a strategy title.
I am looking forward to Counterstrike on the X-Box, hopefully they will be able to play against PC players, then I can get some N00b slaying on the go again. Shudder to think of all those players with control pads.... heeheee
I'm pretty sure XBox Live is a closed network so it's unlikely PC players will be able to take part.
As for pads vs mouse/keyboard - the XBox pad (especially in its Japanese form) suits Halo perfectly. In any case, the pacing of the game is slower than other games of the genre so I can't see the mouse/keyboard being an advantage.
I have been playing games since back when the Commodore 64 was great! So I have been playing games for 18 years +
Personally I found HALO to be very overated and monotonous.
I found the graffics to be bland and quite jerky at times, considering the hype surrounding the Xbox graffical abilities I was surprised, and not impressed at all. Nothing here that made my jaw drop.
The gameplay for me quickly got boring, same old thing over and over again.
Admittedly I am not a fan of FPS games, but considering all the crap that went around about this game, I thought I would give it a go. Well this game has not changed my mind, I still find these FPS games dull.
Still if these games are your bag, then you will possibly like it.
I thought halo wasn´t good at all. Looks and sounds fine.. but limited weapons and VERY monotonous action... some stages were so alike to the previous ones that I though I was playing the same part twice over.