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Halo - is it good ?

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by HMHB, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. HMHB

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    Is Halo as good as the media says ? This would be my reason to buy an xbox as there aren't that many games at the moment that I'd want to play
     
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    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 :D
     
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    One of the best ever.
     
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    My first game for the XBox, played, ..... completed, played ..... completed and playing again :D It's that good!
     
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    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.:D
     
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    Well it looks like I'm going to get myself and xbox along with Halo then ! Thanks for the replies
     
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    I dream about Halo ...not kidding.
     
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    I love this game. Pretty much the only reason I have an XBox - apart from Halo 2 maybe. :)
     
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    Halo really is very very very very good indeed.:cool:
     
  10. HMHB

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    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 !!
     
  11. JamesW

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    You need to network your XBox to your PC and then download a piece of software called XBConnect (there's Gamespy as well, but it's not as well regarded). It works quite well.
     
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    Do you know if it will work through a router ?
     
  13. JamesW

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    No idea mate as I'm not too clued up on PC matters. I got a second network card which connects to my PC via USB, as well as about 20 metres of cable. :blush:
     
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    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.

    have fun.
     
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    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..;)
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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 will not be buying HALO2.
     
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    I have been playing games for 16+ years and own all of the major console releases of the last 10 years, and HALO is FANTASTIC!!!

    During the summer/autumn game drought I played it again and again, just try the harder levels, they are impossible!!! Hook it up to a digital amp for full on surround.

    ALSO check around some places (www.gibsoft.com) they do pre chipped machines with 1 year warranty, and then you can get your games from the car boot!!
     
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    Halo... brilliant, brilliant game. Spend half my life (it seems) on it.

    Play it thru xbconnect.com, works great, brilliant fun games. Also play LAN games with 3 xboxes, and 10+ mates... that is pure class.

    If anyone starts playing on xbconnect.com PM me and we'll have a fight :D
     
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    xbconnect.com
    sounds cool.

    I'm on the site now, trying to find out if I can run this stuff with my Mac and Broadband ADSL?

    I'm in Leeds as well, with an X-box and Halo, waiting to do this this.........
     
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    I've got Virtual PC running windows 98 as well maybe that'll do it.....
     
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    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.
     
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    classic overhype , its not bad , but not as great as people make out.
    UT2003 blows it away as does Half Life .

    If u have a reasonable PC wait its coming out on PC
     

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