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Old 11-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Did I miss where they explain wtf the Didact (sp?) and Librarian are and where the hell they came from? Never finished the first Halo or read any of the books and I get the feeling I'm missing a chunk of backstory somewhere... Like, this weird thing comes out of the satellite and they already know what it's name is and I'm just like "huh?"
you'll have to read Halo: Cryptum. Much of the backstory is explained in there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Before I played it, a friend explained the plot to me as something along the lines of 'Ancient evil robots come back to cleanse the galaxy or something, and you've got to get everybody together to stop them'.

My response-'Wait, that's just Mass Effect 3.' But I ****ing love the ME series, so I'm OK with it.
You know... that's the plot for a few of the Ratchet games as well (especially Ratchet TOD, with Percival Tachyon of the Cragmites). Add a synthetic sidekick with troubles, and it's like Ratchet's bigger kid brother.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #34 (permalink)
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you'll have to read Halo: Cryptum. Much of the backstory is explained in there.
That's the biggest thing I noticed about the game. There's little backstory to go on. I understood it because I read the books, but it seems almost like required reading to simply understand the story. I can see how that could be a turn-off to those who just want to play the games.

Otherwise, I like this Halo game. I had mixed feelings about how this one would turn out, but 343 did a good job. I was instantly turned off when I heard Firefight was getting canned, but I'm liking Spartan Ops so far.
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The terminal videos also piece together the entire backstory.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I just picked up Gears of War 3 and before you start the campaign it has a nice option to watch a short video that sums up the previous storyline.

On a more Halo specific topic I am really enjoying the War Games. I find it more enjoyable than Call of Duty and Battlefield.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #37 (permalink)
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That's the biggest thing I noticed about the game. There's little backstory to go on. I understood it because I read the books, but it seems almost like required reading to simply understand the story. I can see how that could be a turn-off to those who just want to play the games.

Otherwise, I like this Halo game. I had mixed feelings about how this one would turn out, but 343 did a good job. I was instantly turned off when I heard Firefight was getting canned, but I'm liking Spartan Ops so far.
Yeah, I typically play the game for the story component, and found the first three pretty easy to follow. This one just has a lot of "wtf is going on?" moments compared to the original trilogy, and I found it odd. Not to mention a little disappointing since the story is the only reason I buy Halo games- I've never played one on multiplayer save for split screen with friends back in the Halo 2 days.
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They hid the story in the terminals this time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C76rnDdsIF4
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm saving the campaign for the boat but jumped on to MP last night. I was pretty disappointed with it. It feels like CoD in space and having to purchase weapons or just get destroyed has left a bad taste in my mouth. I had doubts about 343 and this confirms them.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Just finished the campaign... Lacking, at best. Are crappy endings going to be the trend in Halo games now?
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