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Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:15pm

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Is anyone here as excited as I am about Halo 2. You guys have to go here http://bungie.net/Games/Halo2/page.aspx?section=AudioVideo&subsection=GameVideos&page=1
and check out the new Halo 2 trailer that is on tv. There is also a movie on multiplayer and xbox live. I think this is going to be the best game release of the year. Half Life 2 is the second.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:25pm

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Sorry, I don't agree at all, Half-Life 2 will knock Halo 2's socks off. Trust me.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:28pm

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Okay not saying about AI or graphics yes the Half Life Campaign will knock the socks off of Halo 2 but it will not beat the multiplayer aspect of online play and Lan parties. I think that is what Halo 2 is all about the multiplayer. I can not wait for Half Life 2 etheir just for the AI.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:31pm

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Half Life 2's AI is much much better than Halo 2's.

Also HL2 will have some pretty darn awesome Multiplayer, as well as Counter Strike Source.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:34pm

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Well we will have to see. Both games are not out yet................Nov. 9 Halo 2..........Nov. 18 or 19 Half Life 2.....I forget
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:36pm

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I think HL2 is on the 16th smile
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 10:39pm

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Hahaha...... o well.........hey at least it is closer then i thought.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 11:35pm

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I've never been as excited for any game as Halo 2. I'm sure Half Life 2 will be awesome too, but thier kind of on different playing fields. Each game's developers focused on different things.

I'm really glad they decided to include an actual story to this one wink
Can't wait for all the new features. I agree, it will be mostly multiplayer fun for me. I'll play through the single player campaign once or twice, then play multiplayer for months smile

It's wierd that this thread came up because I just spent the half-hour or so frankenstiening some halo pics. Not my best but... meh.



PS. Bungie would probably have pulled out of the release date if they didn't think they could take Half Life 2. I'm guessing they have an Ace (or two) up their sleeve.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2004, 11:45pm

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This is what I get from it:

Single Player:

HL2 will have a wonderful story, superb AI, great voice acting, next to perfect physics, wonderful graphics, and original gameplay.

Halo 2 will have an ok story, good AI, good voice acting, bad physiscs, okay graphics, and old gameplay.

Multiplayer:

HL2 will keep all the great physics, AI, and graphics and have the basic multiplayer types, with a few vehicles in some maps.

Halo 2 will keep the bad physics, good AI, and okay graphics and have the basic multiplayer types, with vehicles in most maps.


That is, unless I'm missing something.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 12:24am

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I myself am looking forward to both.
My friends and I religiously meet on friday once a fortnight to kill and cuss each other for hours in a good, long game of Halo.
I'm espically excited about the level designs for the multiplayer aspect of the game.
I'm trying to keep my knowledge about both games down until the release. I think being an ill-informed gamer does have some advantages.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:42am

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Oh boy dont get me started on halo 2, me and my friends LOVE eek Halo. we used to play for hours, and still play when we have nothing better to do. Halo 2 is way better than Half life 2! sorry pooky.
Halo one was X-box's biggest hit, and i think halo 2 will be just as big or even bigger being that people know of halo now.
Halo 2 is going to rock!
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:44am

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Halo 2 doesn't even compare to Half life 2. Halo 2 is a simple console fps. Half life 2 gonna be the best fps made so far pushing technology at all levels - its impossible to compare.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:55am

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Call me crazy, but I'm going to reserve judgement on both of them until....I've actually played them.

Maybe I'm just weird like that.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:57am

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Heh, that doesn't sound like you tarn... Remember 97%!!!
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:59am

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Well yeah, obviously HL2 is going to be better. I was just trying to be diplomatic.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:18am

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I am sorry Aaron, but Halo 2 will be average. Of course it'll be big, it's called marketing wink

Doesn't change the fact that Half-Life 2 will be the best game of its time. I mean, comparing the two is like comparing my guinea pig and god.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:23am

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The physics in Halo aren't really that bad. Think about it. You play as a cybernetic super soldier on a gaint ring that no one could know the actual gravitational pull of.

Also, of course Half Life 2 will be better, but for different reasons. Halo nerds may care about the gravity and AI, but that doesn't make the game, and no one knows how good the AI and physics are in Halo 2. Granted, they probably won't be near as good at Half Life 2, but they also spent half the amount of time making it. It's mostly the epic that entices me... that, and the intense multiplayer! razz

Halo 2 will most likely be the biggest console release in years. Followed closely (if not surpassed) by Half Life 2. We'll just have to see them both in action before we really know what's what.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:25am

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No no no, it's not just the breathtaking physics, AI, and graphics that make Half-Life 2 good, it's also the superb gameplay and story and multiplayer!
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:26am

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No no no, they both are equally good!


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Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 2:45am

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Half Life 2 got the highest rating a magazine has given away in over 10 years. Did Halo 2 get that? No. (Halo 2 will still be sweet and yes I will play it)
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 3:10am

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Yeah but Halo 2 is getting very high ratings from every were. From australia they got 10 out 10 rating. China a 10 out 10 rating. I think europe was a 9 out of 10. Other sites were giving it a 9.7 and 9.8. Also the people that gave it low ratings were people who do not even like FPS. I think Halo 2 does have something up there sleeve. I will admit Halo's campaign was pretty repetitive and kind of boring and I am a big Halo fan saying that. But Halo 2 with boosted AI a story that people say have more twists then a John Grisham novel, I think the campaign is going to be a crap load better. But for now we will just have to wait it out. haha
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 3:25am

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Dont you guys listen to er-no.

Halo 2 isnt all its cracked up to be, most of the people who have got to play it behind closed doors say so.

Half Life 2, well watch the videos and you will see. Oh and by the way HL2's videos are actual gameplay dont let the look of a cinimatic fool you. Valve shows off the actual game, Bungie shows they're "stunning" cinimatics instead of actual gameplay to fool you, I doubt the game will look much better than teh original Halo, seems like they will just add a few vehicles and a bit of features and call it Halo 2 instead of Halo.

Well I dont follow Halo 2 but I do follow HL2 and I dont own an xbox just ps2 ( you should all get GTA SA by the way wink ) but Im just so exited to play HL2, the videos of the GAMEPLAY are amazing.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 3:40am

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seems like they will just add a few vehicles and a bit of features and call it Halo 2 instead of Halo.

I really doubt that happened. If they spent 3 years making the game that is not all they are going to do.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 3:42am

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Slick wrote:

Dont you guys listen to er-no.
Nope wink
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 4:19am

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well i have never played Hafe life 2, but all i know is halo is an awsome game and halo 2 is going to be better. but hey you never know i could play hafe life 2 and like it. ill look into half life 2
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 5:31am

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You nerds... tard

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First of all, I've never played HL 2.

Second of all, according to everyone both games are gonna kick some major ass.

Third of all, what makes a game better is how fun YOU think it is... not all this AI, graphics, physics, bla bla bla crap...

Honestly you guys will go on forever debating about which is better... and still never get a proven true answer. Who really cares which is better?

And finally, I thought this topic was a discussion about the release Halo 2 and not which game is better confused ?

Heh just some thoughts biggrin
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 6:04am

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ive played a bit of half life and i didnt find it amazingly entertaining in fact i thought that counter strike was funner. But i also think that halo 1 is better and thus i think that halo 2 is going to be better than hl2 thats my oppinion if you dont like it BITE ME!!!!
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 6:06am

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pooky wrote:

Half Life 2's AI is much much better than Halo 2's.

Also HL2 will have some pretty darn awesome Multiplayer, as well as Counter Strike Source.
thats cool did you beta test for both of them. goosh frickin idiot dosnt even know what hes talking about. o yeah and the reason why halo is such a succesful game is because its multiplayer is one of the best halo 2 will cap that off with xbox live. Yes Yes i know you guys are going to say i can play hl 2 online on my computer. But theres nothing like sitting on your soffa not having to type everything in the middle of the game. Besides i just watched a bunch of trailers of half life two and looked at a bunch of screeen shots and i didnt dee any great amazing graphics that i havnt seen in halo 2
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GOD! RESERVE YOUR JUDGEMENT OF THE GAMES UNTIL THEY'VE BEEN RELEASED!
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 12:25pm

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ssj john wrote:

pooky wrote:

Half Life 2's AI is much much better than Halo 2's.

Also HL2 will have some pretty darn awesome Multiplayer, as well as Counter Strike Source.
thats cool did you beta test for both of them. goosh frickin idiot dosnt even know what hes talking about. o yeah and the reason why halo is such a succesful game is because its multiplayer is one of the best halo 2 will cap that off with xbox live. Yes Yes i know you guys are going to say i can play hl 2 online on my computer. But theres nothing like sitting on your soffa not having to type everything in the middle of the game. Besides i just watched a bunch of trailers of half life two and looked at a bunch of screeen shots and i didnt dee any great amazing graphics that i havnt seen in halo 2
Heh, you'll see. Besides, what do I care, you'll be playing Halo 2 while I'll be playing Half-Life 2.

And please, don't go into name calling.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:01pm

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Heh amusing to see you fight over a video game.









ITS A VIDEO GAME FOR GODS SAKE!!!!
GROW UP!
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ssj john wrote:

Yes Yes i know you guys are going to say i can play hl 2 online on my computer. But theres nothing like sitting on your soffa not having to type everything in the middle of the game.
Half Life 2 is coming to XBox as well.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:22pm

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What a pointless debate. HL2 and H2 are like chalk and cheese. The only similarities are that they are both FPS games and are both radical improvements on their last incarnations.

Both are good in their own right, on their own platform, but i suspect neither will port well and the experiences just won't be the same.

Regular PC users reviewing a console game, will invariably cause a forum flamewar because by comparison the entry level is so much higher on a PC than a console - standards are raised and expectations are high.

This doesn't mean the console users aren't themselves exacting in their requirements: comparatively different platforms still have relatively identical standards - its simply that having played PC games, console games will always seem that bit more kiddy and vacuous by comparison because of the essential sacrifices needed to make it playable for the target demographic, on an increasingly obsolete platform, with a comparatively poor control mechanism.

If you're a die-hard console user, you'll probably find Halo2 is the dog's danglies...becuase it IS the dog's danglies on its native platform.

Professional reviewer, similarly, have to rate a game on behalf of the people who are meant to buy it, from the eyes of one of the people who are meant to buy it. In Halo2's case, these people are console users and as i've explained above, it will invariably be rated well.

I suspect Halo2 on the PC will be no less insultingly bad than its older brother.

HalfLife2, equally, will be ruined by the complexity reduction required for porting to console.
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I thought Half Life 2 was scrapped for all current consoles anyways, which means that if its released on Next Gen consoles, we might find it looking damn beautiful.

But hey.. with no mouse of keyboard, an FPS just doesn't feel right.
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From what I can tell, at the very best Halo 2 is going to be a kick ass, really fun action FPS game.

HL2, on the other hand, at the very best could redefine what we expect from games and mature the entire medium quite a way forwards towards it being a Legitimate Artform.
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Some games already are an artform.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2004, 1:31pm

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er-no wrote:

Some games already are an artform.
Such as?

Sure, some games are very artfully produced. Some have incredible concept designs, some have brilliant music, some have fun quirky stories, some have brilliant gameplay. Etc. Some even have a combination.

But I've yet to come across a game that even approaches the same kind of impact that a superb, classic novel or film can have.

Considering that games are the most immersive form of entertainment, it's really quite odd that they are so shallow and uninvolving. They're still a really immature medium...once that starts to shift we'll start to see the true potential of 'computer games' - and that's also when it'll start to be respected outside of the current gamesplayer demographics and industry.
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A game that has had the same kinda impact a film has had?

Well, LOTR the films were a filmed artform and masterpiece.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, was a gaming masterpiece, in terms of how it enwrapped me into its storyline, I'd call it pretty close to being an artform.

There are many, Deus Ex, Morrowind and Secret of Mana are another few I'd consider gaming Mona Lisa's.
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Of those, I've only played Deus Ex and Morrowind. Both are superb, superb games. However, Deus Ex is let down by a really rather lame 3rd act, which just trundles along doing not much at all. And Morrowind has a beautifully designed universe and story and general game structure, but it let down by some fairly shoddy technical aspects.

So, great as they both are, none of them even approach the impact my favourite films, comics, TV series and books have.

The games medium is still very young. Give it time. I get the feeling it is about to break out of its adolescence and finally do something interesting. Next 10 years will be interesting, mark my words. smile
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Well, in comparison. The film industry is well over 100 years old.

The gaming industry, now the 2nd largest entertainment industry in the world.. still has quite a bit of time before its 100.

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Between Halo2 and Half-Life 2, the choice of course is Half-Life 2.

schwar wrote:

...Remember 97%!
Huh? Did Half-Life 2 get 97% in some magazine?
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PC Zone gave it 97%, which is the highest score they've ever given for a game, ever. PC Gamer gave it something similarly high, which is the highest vote they've given a game since (I think) Half Life 1 back.
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Tarn wrote:

er-no wrote:

Some games already are an artform.
Such as?

Sure, some games are very artfully produced. Some have incredible concept designs, some have brilliant music, some have fun quirky stories, some have brilliant gameplay. Etc. Some even have a combination.

But I've yet to come across a game that even approaches the same kind of impact that a superb, classic novel or film can have.

Considering that games are the most immersive form of entertainment, it's really quite odd that they are so shallow and uninvolving. They're still a really immature medium...once that starts to shift we'll start to see the true potential of 'computer games' - and that's also when it'll start to be respected outside of the current gamesplayer demographics and industry.
a game has never had that kind of imapact because our world is not that nerdy yet.
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a game has never had that kind of imapact because our world is not that nerdy yet
What a curious thing to say, that almost reads like a poorly disguised insult.

Assuming that it isn't however, i'd concur in so much as to say that TV has milked the 'realism' of reality tv to the point where every conceivable reality situation has been done to death. (If i see another reality tv show i'm going to go and kill a TV exec or two, so help me god.)
Yet no one has tapped into the potential realities which computer gaming entertainment can offer. I'm not just talking PC either - the console market is far larger than PC and must be approaching the same distribution per household as TV's, yet there are no games out there that immerse people to such a degree as 10 destestfully-unintelligent excuses for humanity, forced into predictable situations which cause them to squabble like the pawns they are. A shame.
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uhhhh whatever go halo
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ssj john wrote:

uhhhh whatever go halo
nice rebuttle wink

In my opinion, there has been one game where I have been in awe while playing, and I rank it up as an important piece of entertainment as my favorite movies. That game is shenmue and shenmue II. I know that these games aren't really popular, at least not here, but..yeah...that's the one game I consider a work of art.

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Aculag wrote:

GOD! RESERVE YOUR JUDGEMENT OF THE GAMES UNTIL THEY'VE BEEN RELEASED!
but WHYYYYY? That'd be the sensible thing to do...we can't allow that.


and the biggest impact a game has had on me that I would even go as far as saying epic and cinematic would be without a doubt, Final Fantasy VII.

But that's just me.
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Does anyone here HONESTLY think Halo 2 will be better than Half Life 2?

Halo 2 is designed on an Xbox, which is effectively a cut-down PC...
(The PC port will most likely be identical to the XBOX version, thus having the same features/limitations)

Half Life 2 is designed for the PC (JUST THE PC), to fully utilize the power and bandwidth of the fastest computers available. It will be superior... It's built around the most advanced architecture and engine ever seen in any PC game in the world.

There's no competition... Halo 2 will probably be a great game but the fact it's designed for XBOX already puts it way behind Half Life 2.
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Indeed, in terms of technology HL2 should be way ahead.

Gameplay, however, remains to be seen.
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Fair enough, but I've always prefered the PC controls to any console gamepad.

'Multiplayer' has sort of two meanings for both PC and Consoles. I suppose that's an advantage of Halo 2. You'll be able to have some fun with your mates.
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Depends on the game. When it comes to FPS games, playing it using anything other than the keyboard/mouse combo is just plain daft.

By the same token, some more arcadey games are far better suited to a pad.
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Wait you guys are saying HL2 is not coming out for xbox? I thought I heard it was?
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It is coming out on coin-op. razz

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php?id=111315
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That's weird!

Not the sort of game you'd imagine to find there biggrin
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half-life 2! biggrin

but i heard that counter strike source is the half-life 2 multiplayer but i hope that isn't true. But the greatest thing about half-life 2 is the mods biggrin
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boffa86 wrote:

half-life 2! biggrin

but i heard that counter strike source is the half-life 2 multiplayer but i hope that isn't true. But the greatest thing about half-life 2 is the mods biggrin
That's kind of a stupid thing to say.
Half Life 2's packaged Multiplayer is Counterstrike Source, which runs on Half Life 2's source engine. So in effect, Counterstrike Source is a Mod made with the source engine. I suspect the greatest thing about Half Life 2 will be Half Life 2 itself, the story, the physics and the experience will be greater than any mod will be able to produce. However I do think that there will be some entertainment on the mod front.

As for Halo 2, looks sweet, well actually no... it looks like Halo with a lens flare. But I'll probably still play it at some point. Let's hope the PC version is alright.
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Wow on coin op very weird. Well if it is not coming to xbox or some console I geuss I will not be getting it. Crap, I really wanted to play it. O well I will have Halo 2 to last me for years. hahahaha
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About XBOX... I'd like to point out that 'Grand Theft Auto San Andreas' for Playstation 2, grabbed more money on the first day of release than ANY opening box office release in UK HISTORY!

I find that unbelievable... but it's the most anticipated console game in history!

(look in the gamer's news in neowin.net)
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i think halo 2 default multiplayer will be better than hl2 cus i mean does anyone play the built in multiplayer iv never i only played team fortress,DoD, and CS if you think about it you arent really playing hl your playing a mod on the engine. So in that aspect halo 2 wins but if you count DoD: S and CS:S hl2 wipes the floor with halo2.

Im not sure about the multiplayer as they both follow somewhat of the same storylines as the original version

master chief, gordan freeman etc , in terms of physics and graphics i think hl2 will be the new standard in physics and graphics
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yeah i do have to say that i am impressed with half life 2's physics. There is no quetion that it beats halo in that catagory. But i think shooting things to make them fall on the bad guys is going to get ol fast
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And..... halo won't?
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No No No, Console games and their multiplayers are flawed by several things in comparison to PC Multiplayers. This is highlighted when a console game is ported onto pc.

1)Controls
2)Modification
3)Xbox sucks. wink

When a game is released on a console... that's it. On the PC things are quite different, good examples would be Counterstrike - a half life mod. Battlefield V : WW2. Many brilliant things have come of the modding community which is something the consoles just don't have.
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yeah but know with xbox live there is new levels coming out that you can download. Every know and then and you can get mission paxk so...
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pooky wrote:

And..... halo won't?
nope
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ssj john wrote:

yeah but know with xbox live there is new levels coming out that you can download. Every know and then and you can get mission paxk so...
Normally which you have to pay for individually. I can create my own levels/mods/character skins should I choose to really learn how, and even at the simplest level I can customise a spray tag to spray on walls in multiplayer. PC shooters really are leagues ahead of their console counterparts.
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The physics are only a tiny part of the game, they're just bells and whistles to add to the experience. The main selling point of both half life games has always been unparalleled immersive gameplay. I doubt we'll be disappointed on that count.
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Indeed, rag doll etc physics are pretty old hat now in PC gaming (ooooh, look, a rolling barrel! Ooh, look an unrealistically flip-flopping body!). If physics are doing their job properly, you shouldn't even notice them at all, which I suspect HL2 will have achieved.
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ssj john wrote:

pooky wrote:

And..... halo won't?
nope
And why is that? It's just your basis "okay go save this person, but before blast through some random bad guys" missions, an the multiplayer is your basic Deathmath/Capture the Flag-ish experience, but with vehicles.
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Does anyone here belong to any clans ? Is anyone putting one together ?
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pooky wrote:

ssj john wrote:

pooky wrote:

And..... halo won't?
nope
And why is that? It's just your basis "okay go save this person, but before blast through some random bad guys" missions, an the multiplayer is your basic Deathmath/Capture the Flag-ish experience, but with vehicles.

alright pooky i stand a corrected man, not about halo getting boring but about half life 2 being Awsome... Know im excittied for it and cant wait for it to come out eeeeee * runs off screaming *
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may i add the physics in hl 2 are amazingly better than halo 2's without a dout
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Pooky, last time I checked this started out as a thread about Halo 2.

All you've done is bash Halo. I really don't want to read about how good Half Life 2 is in a thread about Halo 2. So... back on topic:

Halo 2 will be cool. It looks like it will be really fun on the xbox.
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Well, technically, the original post says
think this is going to be the best game release of the year. Half Life 2 is the second.
But, he's right, enough about HL2 b/c this thread wasn't intended for a debate, at least I hope it wasn't. Both games are of different leagues which is vastly noticeable, however, I don't think it's right for you or anyone to bash on one's opinion. I like Halo and I too am anxious for Halo 2, though I am more than happy to try HL2 as well.

What I see here is that this thread was intended to spread joy for the upcoming release of Halo 2 and other HL2 lovers who don't like Halo 2 are trying to subvert such opinion. I may be wrong...but please, stop it because it is really annoying.
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Hmm good point.

Well, Halo 2 isn't something I'm particularly looking forward to, but it may yet surprise me.... let's hope it does anyway.
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I am more pumped for Metroid Prime 2 ase FPS's go. I am not much of a PC gamer, I just can't get hooked, I like GameCube, but liked N64 better, and am pumped for DS (just pre-ordered, w00t) because it almost is an N64, with better graphics, "bigger" cartridges (more space), and 2 screens, handheld, etc. Only problem is no Banjo Kazooie. sad I will play Halo 2 at my friends house however, and I loved Halo (multiplayer co-op, and the Xbox modded online version thingy (I didn't fo it, it was my friend.)
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Serpent wrote:

I am more pumped for Metroid Prime 2 ase FPS's go. I am not much of a PC gamer, I just can't get hooked, I like GameCube, but liked N64 better, and am pumped for DS (just pre-ordered, w00t) because it almost is an N64, with better graphics, "bigger" cartridges (more space), and 2 screens, handheld, etc. Only problem is no Banjo Kazooie. sad I will play Halo 2 at my friends house however, and I loved Halo (multiplayer co-op, and the Xbox modded online version thingy (I didn't fo it, it was my friend.)

you need to expand you horisons and spread to another system if you only play nintendo your sure missing out. though i do like nintendo good system. I like smash bros
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Nintendo systems do not only have nintendo games... I hate games on X-Box, I have a PC, a Mac, a GBA, a PS2, a Sega Game Gear, and other crap. I just said I like Nintendo games...
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Well, just to be sure, on the PC, have you played at least:

Call of Duty: United Offensive
Knights of the Old Republic (but that's on the XboX too)
Doom 3
Unreal Tournament 2004
Battlefield Vietnam

All of those are classic great games.... ahem back to Halo 2
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Dang 3 more days......

Pooky writes: And..... halo won't?


Most defently not
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2 days
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35 hours until it goes on sale at Best Buy smile
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pooky wrote:

Well, just to be sure, on the PC, have you played at least:

Call of Duty: United Offensive
Knights of the Old Republic (but that's on the XboX too)
Doom 3
Unreal Tournament 2004
Battlefield Vietnam

All of those are classic great games.... ahem back to Halo 2
I have played all of those except the top and bottom. I just don't like PC gaming, and don't try and change my mind.
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Heh, top is by far the best FPS I've ever played SO FAR, and bottom is also great fun.

Oh well, you're missing out on something, but I won't stop ya.
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wow, don't we all sound like arrogant pricks?
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12 hours........hahah..........I geuss I am obsessed I am going at 12:00 midnight to get my copy of Halo 2....
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my friend ryan is getting it then, and he is missing school to play it all day!
i still think halo 2 is cooler than half life, i watched videos on half life and it looks cool, but not as good as halo 2, sorry neutral
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I've seen some videos of Halo 2, and it looks like it'll be a great console game, but average when compared to computer FPS. Also I've read a good deal of good reviews, and a good deal of bad ones as well. Guess I'll have the play it to be sure, but honestly fro mall I've seen, read, and heard, it still looks like a rather mediocre OVERALL game.
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The belief that Halo 2 will be better than Half Life 2 is totally ridiculous. A view held only by those who have not properly experienced pc gaming i.e. the uneducated, the unenlightened or the downright foolish.

Consoles are throw-away, one is released and maybe a couple of good games are released on it then it is replaced. PC's are upgradeable, and games come out with scalable graphics options so that a multitude of both new and old machines can play the latest game (which is largely down to advances in game creation (less demanding, better looking)).

Halo 2 will be the best console FPS game ever. But that's hardly a title to brag about, I'll be buying it because honestly - I know it'll rock, atleast long enough to fill in a gap between itself and another game. But as a game, it will not improve, what you get is what's in the box. maybe an extra level or two, that's it.

When Half Life 2 is released, it will not only be the best game of all time, but it will also be a Birth. The baby being "source" an engine with modding kept in mind during it's creation. The quality of Half Lifes graphics (which blow halo 2's right out of the water, even though they are not the best to be seen on a PC) alongside its renound realism and valves well known ability to create an atmosphere and tell a story guarantee this will be one hell of a game.

Why there is even a debate about which is the better game is somewhat beyond me. Sure Halo 2 will rock, But half life 2 is the king.
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Serpent wrote:

Nintendo systems do not only have nintendo games... I hate games on X-Box, I have a PC, a Mac, a GBA, a PS2, a Sega Game Gear, and other crap. I just said I like Nintendo games...
Why did I get a -1? I was stating my opinion... OK, if this makes you feel better, I love all the games you love, and Nintendo sucks a LOT.
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HOLY CRAP.....6 more hours..........this is my last post about this topic. The next time I post here I will have the FREAKIN game....yippee
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only ten hours till I DON'T buy this game!!!
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I am so excited, its like christmas! hehehehe biggrin
P.S i may be gone from the forums for awhile, being that ill be playing halo 2!
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ssjaaron wrote:

I am so excited, its like christmas! hehehehe biggrin
P.S i may be gone from the forums for awhile, being that ill be playing halo 2!
I then change my statement.
GOD BLESS HALO 2!
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I just don't get it. Why does everyone love Halo? It's been hyped up here in Dallas for a while, all the local news stations are covering the release, what's the big deal? Other than having cool armor on the characters, what's so great about Halo? I've seen three commercials on the television while writing this post and two of them were for Halo 2. How does Halo have such a huge following?
It's a VIDEO GAME for Christ's sake!
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Hope everyone enjoys Halo 2 - sounds like some of you guys won't be sleeping on much. Wonder who will be the first to complete it?

I really want GTA:SA at the moment (the kinda game I think works best on a console really). Maybe I'll get it after christmas when my work isn't quite so harsh. Then i can come online and ask you guys for help on finishing it in double quick time.

There seems to have been a lot of coverage for Halo 2 in the states, i was wondering if there was loads for GTA:SA as well. As far as i can tell Halo 2 seems to be getting all the coverage and has had the most aggressive game marketting ever although it doesn't have a chance of getting near the first week sales of GTA:SA (already the biggest selling first week on record in the USA and the UK with over double the pre-orders of Halo 2). GTA:SA has also had the biggest opening weekend of any film or game over here which is mad.

Maybe I'm wrong and its just the Halo 2 people have been far more vocal on these forums? Just interested...

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ben3308 wrote:

I just don't get it. Why does everyone love Halo? It's been hyped up here in Dallas for a while, all the local news stations are covering the release, what's the big deal? Other than having cool armor on the characters, what's so great about Halo? I've seen three commercials on the television while writing this post and two of them were for Halo 2. How does Halo have such a huge following?
Agreed. Somebody say why you're so hyped about Halo 2... except that you loved Halo 1.
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ben3308 wrote:

IHow does Halo have such a huge following?
It's a VIDEO GAME for Christ's sake!
So by that logic:

How do certain music artists have such a huge following?
How do certain movies have such a huge following?
How do certain sports have such a huge following?
How do certain bars or clubs or restaurants have such a huge following?

Halo is popular because it's a well made, fun game. Halo 2 is a hot topic because it is the sequel to a well made, fun game. Same deal with Half-Life 2, only HL2 hasn't been nearly as hyped as Halo 2 has.

Maybe you should play the game, instead of crying about how big the following of it is.

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Somebody say why you're so hyped about Halo 2... except that you loved Halo 1.
Why would anyone have any other reason? Why would they NEED any other reason?

"Yeah, I'm going to see the new Star Wars movie. Not because I loved the other Star Wars movies, though. I hated them, and I'll probably hate this one. I just like to waste money."

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The difference with HL2 being that it's it's a superbly made, extremely fun game wink
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Oh, so you've played it? Or are you talking about the original? I have high hopes for HL2, but that's not stopping it from sucking. Same for Halo 2.
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I've read the PCGamer review, and played the leaked alpha.
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That doesn't entitle you to say how great the game is. Come back when you've played through the whole thing, not just a leaked alpha.

(What leaked alpha?)
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Heh, a friend gave me a CD once with a leaked early version of the game, and even then it was superb. Besides, just read that PCGamer review and you'll be convinced.

"...best game ever" -PCGamer wink
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I'm holding off on games altogether and prioritizing. (CAMERA!) I think its somewhat childish to be in cahoots about a game, but hey, thats what I said about Star Wars, and now I love it. smile
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Pooky, you have not read reviews toting Halo 2 as being a mundane, mediocre game. Frankly, your arguments against it so far have been horribly base.

And this whole PC vs. console debate is ridiculous. You guys talk as if a slightly older piece of hardware means the games for it suck. We all know that is hardly the case. So what does a PC have going for it? A mouse and keyboard? Better graphics for hundreds of more dollars? Free online play? That's all there is. Don't tell me about game add-ons. Those come out ALL THE TIME for games on the Xbox. That's not an arguing point.

So it comes down to control scheme, and graphics in my eyes, both of which are points so minimal, they are hardly worth bitching about. Videogames on the PC do not cater to a more intelligent or hardcore crowd. They're just simply videogames on a different platform, with it's own weaknesses and qualities. The PC gaming universe is hardly rich enough to be considerred the utopia of gaming experience.

With that said, I'm sick of this "Us PC folk are better than you console folk", or vice-versa. Blinding yourself to the works of art on either platform for the sake of your argument is like biting off your nose to spite your face.

Maybe many of you should grow up and stop arguing about which group of gamers is superior. The answer to that argument was answered by this book:




That said, I see nothing wrong about arguing over which game is better. I think that'll go to Half-Life 2, over Halo 2. But that's like saying Final Fantasy VII is better than Metal Gear Solid. I'm sure all of you are bright enough to think through that analogy.
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These stupid arguments make me feel sick..........................................and old.
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sidewinder wrote:

OMFG BLAH!!!11!
Add on crap? You surely mean modification capability crap... Counterstrike, one of the most widely played games was created because of this "crap" feature in the pc gamers arsenal, do not overlook it. Granted it doesn't effect the game itself, but it entirely effects what can be done with it. Longevity my son.

Another thing you've overlooked is the mouse and keyboard. FPS games rely on accuracy to provide satisfaction and allow for a skill level. A mouse and Keyboard is where that's at. Controllers can be just jerky and restrictive and there's only so much the machine can do to help you before it's like playing cs 1.2 (aimbot fest).

As for PC gamers versus console gamers. I think you're right in saying that no one should forget about the other. But Consoles are created for mass appeal gamers, there are hardcore gamers a.k.a educated in the worlds of gaming gamers mixed into them of course, but alot of console games are sold through advertising, the gaming mainstream. Kinda like pop music, whereas PC Gamers tend to be maybe slightly more geeky or knowledgeable about the games they're purchasing. An elite, if you will wink Gamers that experience both worlds will know that the First Person Genre on pc is currently quite a way ahead of the consoles. It's no big secret.

Halo 2 will most likely be a great game, I'm looking forwards to playing it. Half Life 2 is going to be at the forefront of PC shooters, which is already a way ahead of console shooters. So what's wrong with stating (what im 99% sure will be) a fact? Half Life 2 is going to be a better game than halo 2. That's my opinion, but also likely to be the truth.

There are alot of stories floating around about Huge halo 2 sales, yet no one really mentioned the fact that the GTA:San Andreas sales (other than the schwar) which will probably dwarf Halo 2 sales and Halo sales combined.
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The precognition that Games are childish is one held by people who have never experienced them
Oh-kaaaay. I play video games quite often, so what's your point. If I said pacifiers were juvenile, would you argue that they are only this way to those who havent experienced them? Haha. Nah, I'm just screwing with ya'. I love these long threads, they help me fall asleep.

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PC Gamers tend to be maybe slightly more geeky or knowledgeable about the games they're purchasing


Halo 2 will most likely be a great game,
Half Life 2 is going to be a better game than halo 2.
There are alot of stories floating around about Huge halo 2 sales,
You call PC gamers geekier yet you show no justificatio nto this accusation. As well, you seem to know an over-excessive ammount about games as well, possibly making you far geekier than a PC gamer. But who's to say this? Not me, I'm just pointing things out and going to bed.

*YAAAAWN* Nighty-night Hybrid, hope you like Halo. (Ba-Dum-TSSH!)
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Here, allow me to elaborate on the finer points of how arguing ones opinion gets one nowhere, because ones opinion is just that.

(hope all the "one" talk didnt confuse anyone)

(thats means YOU edgar.)


(who is edgar?)
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atom wrote:

Hybrid-Halo wrote:

Wheee
You call PC gamers geekier yet you show no justificatio nto this accusation. As well, you seem to know an over-excessive ammount about games as well, possibly making you far geekier than a PC gamer. But who's to say this? Not me, I'm just pointing things out and going to bed.

*YAAAAWN* Nighty-night Hybrid, hope you like Halo. (Ba-Dum-TSSH!)
I am a PC Gamer you chump. razz My gaming knowledge comes mainly from growing up on Computer Games as well as working in a game shop for 4 years. Oh, and proximity to er-no wink
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Stop this console vs pc debate.

They both have advantages & disadvantages, but it's wrong to say that PC gamers are elite etc.

Why do you say PC gamers are elite? Because they have more knowledge of games etc? OK, well there's a simple reason for that. PC gamers who want to play the latest PC title have to have a good knowledge of the technical side of PC gaming to ensure their PC is up to it. They might have more technical knowledge but this doesn't mean anything ultimately when you sit down & play a game.

Consoles give one kind of gameplay, PCs give another. PCs certainly have potential for better graphics, but that's not what consoles are about. PCs are more individual focused whereas often consoles are used among a group of friends in multiplayer. I know with PCs you can have additional controls, plus the multiplayer online experience, but it's not the same as sitting next to your mates in front of the TV.

And whilst with PCs you have to constantly worry about upgrading, you know that a game for a platform will work without worrying about your console's specs. And they aren't that bad. PS2 has lasted 4-5 years so far & we've seen some great games on it.

FPS are better on PC, agreed. The usual controls for consoles aren't great for aiming & shooting, & keyboard & mouse is a lot easier, but consoles get it right with the gun shaped controls you can get, which are rare on PC.

I'm not coming down on either side because I like both console & PC gaming. I have a few platforms plus a PC which I am currently enjoying playing Doom 3 & Far Cry on, but difference is good.
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Well Halo 2 is here and I have not seen any posts about it yet, amazing. I dont have an xbox but I wanna hear if the game is any good or if it sucks and was over hyped smile .
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I'd bet dollars for doughnuts that anyone who bought the game wouldn't come here and say it was overhyped or not good, even if it was, which I bet it isnt....maybe razz
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Okay, seriously, STOP THE STUPID DEBATE!!

People like Halo 2, people like HL2.

GET OVER IT! twisted

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Waser wrote:

I'd bet dollars for doughnuts that anyone who bought the game wouldn't come here and say it was overhyped or not good, even if it was, which I bet it isnt....maybe razz
They're probably too busy playing it !!
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Wow.

Get over it, guys. Both will be great games.
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First of all let me clear something up. The magazine that gave HL2 the best rating ever was a PC mag. Halo2 got the best rating ever from a xbox mag. Think about it

I went to go get halo2 this morning at 1:00 for the midnight maddness. I have only gotten about an hour to play it and so far I love it. The story is a really great one (assuming you've read the 3 novels) The graphics for the gameplay are good and the cinamatics are great.

Sorry I have to cut it short, but I'll give my full review later.

Off to play some more
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aaron 99 wrote:

First of all let me clear something up. The magazine that gave HL2 the best rating ever was a PC mag. Halo2 got the best rating ever from a xbox mag. Think about it

I went to go get halo2 this morning at 1:00 for the midnight maddness. I have only gotten about an hour to play it and so far I love it. The story is a really great one (assuming you've read the 3 novels) The graphics for the gameplay are good and the cinamatics are great.

Sorry I have to cut it short, but I'll give my full review later.

Off to play some more
Are you saying that you need to have read 3 novels to understand the storyline... or....?
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Are you saying that you need to have read 3 novels to understand the storyline... or....?
No, I'm saying it is a okay storyline, but if you read the books its much deeper and more interesting
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I have Halo 2 sitting in my school bag at this very moment. It's the last period of the day, and I'm going crazy. Can't wait to get home and play it for the first time!
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this game is over hyped. When I have 10 different people come up to me in the halls and in classes and say at least 3 seperate times "Hey Evan! HALO 2 IS RELEASED TODAY!!! AREN'T YOU EXCITED???" Then you know it is hyped. ITS A VIDEO GAME.
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Rating: +1/-1

I played it today at the store, and it was bleh. Barely average if you ask me, just your normal "okay go there now and destroy the generator!" action. Then some random warthog shooting.

7 days till Half-Life 2! smile
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Let me clear things up, the magazine comment. The Halo thing I could understand (even though it got good reviews everywhere.) But the HL2 one, that was dumb. PC's aren't competing against anyone, the games are, but not the system itself (especially if it's a PC general mag.) They will be honest reviews. That's like saying a video game magazine can't be right because it's for video games and will OBVIOUSLY give it a good score if it's a video game. Sorry, but your logic is wrong. Pooky, don't judge a gmae by playin it once for a short amount of time in a store. It could be bad in your opinion, but I would give it a better try before having deciding it's fun or not. PS- They have guards guarding HL2, (probably a publicity stunt) but it is still interesting. If one copy gets out, they are screwed.
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Serpent wrote:

probably a publicity stunt
Heh, that's exactly what Halo 2 is, a publicity stunt.

Nobody has yet to answer my question: what makes Halo 2 so special?
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pooky wrote:

Serpent wrote:

probably a publicity stunt
Heh, that's exactly what Halo 2 is, a publicity stunt.

Nobody has yet to answer my question: what makes Halo 2 so special?
All I can see is the ilovebees thing, Im seeing people log on to msn messenger with theyre names saying "Halo 2 sucks" I doubt anyone that wasted money on it will say that though or someone who was so exited about it becuase then they would seem like fools.
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Sure, now that the game is actually out it's going downhill, but just look at the MASSIVE hype that was there before the game actually came out.
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yes, we shall see. If it really is that great, then we'd have been flooded by people saying how great it is. Because we haven't yet,

A) It sucks
B) They are glued to their controlers in hopes that it'll somehow get better.

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Halo 2 is even the cover story on my school newspaper. This is getting stupid. The only reason that this game is different form any other game is that it is overhyped and it's from a rich, well-known computer company rather than a smaller game company. Yet another facet of the 'Microsoft-will-take-over-the-world' master plan.
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Halo 2 isn't a publicity stunt... It uses publicity stuints to get it popular though if that's what you mean because that didn't even make sense. Stop going on about overhypness, it is what it is, deal with it and quit complaining. If they enjoy it that much, let 'em be. Just stop mentioning/complaing about it, I am sick of it.
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Pooky, you redefine idiocy! Dear god, this game rocks. The only reason I'm posting here is because my eyes need a freaking break. Everything is so beautiful!

...And I need to start my homework.
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pooky wrote:


Nobody has yet to answer my question: what makes Halo 2 so special?
The $100M + in the first day might make it somewhat special ! It has yet to be released in Austrlia and England !!
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Who cares about what they make, it's how good the game is anyway. Why a -1?

Sidey - hmm, maybe 20 mins wasn't enough then. I'll try and give it a go at a friend's house or something.
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Why are we even having a debate? People like Halo2, people like HL2. A game doesn't have to have excellent graphics, an excellent story, excellent AI to make it good (though, don't see what's wrong with the story and AI for Halo 2).

Certainly that isn't the case if there are people who like Halo2!!! wink

Take the game Pong for instance. It has 2D graphics, absolutely no story, and has redudant AI...yet, it totally outperforms most of the games in the gaming industry. What do you say about that? biggrin

If a game's pleasurable to an audience, it's a good game. PERIOD. razz
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Actually, Pooky, what you should try is to stop being so prejudiced against the game.

Then you will find yourself a happier person.
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I haven't played either, though the HL pics on ATI Radeon boxes look cool; and the Halo statuettes at the comic shop look awesome as well. So you could say both are awesome. There. Now please, everyone, stop the debate.
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Well, here I am having just crawled out of my six hour hibernation. So, let me just inform you all that Halo 2 does indeed rock my world.

Everything is a step up from the original Halo. It's great game, and it has a great story.

The best part in my oppinion is the online play. It's excellent.
The only flaw you may ask? All my friends are Halo nerds, so I get dominated.
The solution? Join a matchmaking game, where the bungie network automatically connects you with people of your gaming level, based on a number of things. Also, you can have up to 4 players on your xbox, playing online.

And we all must remember the reason why a good percentage of the xboxing nation bought an XBox in the first place, Halo.

Sidewinder, I'm assuming you have an Xbox judging from your pro-halo comments, so if you ever want to play together, just add me to your friend's list (Gamertag: Marek88)
That goes for anyone else too smile
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sad Can't wait for Halo 2 PC. That'll be sweet!
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HALF LIFE 2! HERE I COME! biggrin
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Thank you evman, for puting the thread back into the crapper, after numerous attempts to retrieve it.
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evman101 wrote:

HALF LIFE 2! HERE I COME! biggrin
Not sure what the point of that comment was really...
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Heh, okay I'll try and be more open minded. However, that won't stop me from starting a Half-Life 2 thread in 4 days biggrin
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You can go ahead and start a Half Life 2 thread if you want to. No one's stopping you. But please, stop posting HL2 stuff in the Halo 2 thread because it's really annoying!!! razz

Heh, however, you guys do kind of owe us at least, erm...6-8 pages of "Halo 2 is better than HL2" prejudism biggrin

jkjk wink

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And rest assured, I won't go post in it saying 'HALO 2 IS SOOOOO MUCH BETTER, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I'M ASKED TO STOP TALKING ABOUT IT, I KEEP GOING! WOOT'

Or something to that extent.

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DigiSm89 wrote:

evman101 wrote:

HALF LIFE 2! HERE I COME! biggrin
Not sure what the point of that comment was really...
Joke... joke... joke...
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...Well looky here...
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That's.... great....
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Haha... Oh, sorry, I laughed myself to sleep. That was random and unfunny and random and not funny.
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Nintendo do their own spin on Microsoft's ilovebees.com Halo 2 promotion...

http://www.ilovewheeze.com
http://www.iloveseas.com
http://www.ilovelees.com
http://www.ilovesqueeze.com
http://www.ilovepeas.com
http://www.ilovesprees.com
http://www.iloveescapees.com
http://www.iloveflees.com
http://www.ilovecreamcheese.com
http://www.ilovejeez.com
http://www.ilovecapris.com
http://www.ilovebeams.com
http://www.ilovebeets.com
http://www.ilovebeasts.com
http://www.ilovevees.com
http://www.ilovebeaks.com
http://www.iloveskis.com
http://www.ilovekeys.com
http://www.iloveknees.com
http://www.ilovegees.com
www.ilovecees.com
www.ilovehees.com
www.ilovebeeps.com
www.ilovesneeze.com
www.ilovetease.com
www.ilovefees.com
www.ilovenees.com
www.iloveease.com
www.iloveplease.com
www.ilovedisease.com
www.ilovebreeze.com
www.ilovetrapeze.com

In conclusion. Nintendo>Microsoft.

Stupid ilovebees crap.
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Hahaha er-no that halarious.
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pooky wrote:

Serpent wrote:

probably a publicity stunt
Heh, that's exactly what Halo 2 is, a publicity stunt.

Nobody has yet to answer my question: what makes Halo 2 so special?
lol thats the gayest thing ive heard a pulblcity stunt for what or who or why?
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hey guys,
me and ssj john have been playing halo 2 all night at my friend ryans house, and man that game rocks! this is the best X-box game i have ever played! seriose go play halo 2!
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No, Er-No, in conclusion:

Halo>Metroid

Or any other console game for that matter.


Oh! I said it!
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ssj john wrote:

pooky wrote:

Serpent wrote:

probably a publicity stunt
Heh, that's exactly what Halo 2 is, a publicity stunt.

Nobody has yet to answer my question: what makes Halo 2 so special?
lol thats the gayest thing ive heard a pulblcity stunt for what or who or why?
For Microsoft to make money. Bah, let's just leave this alone now. Just tell us how incredibly new and awesome Halo 2 is and leave it at that.
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Dude Halo 2 is the greatest game ever. The graphics are so beautiful (for a console game). I can't wait to have a big Halo 2 LAN party with my friends. And hey sidewinder whats your gametag?? I might see you on there I have to get my router hooked up....and Marek might see you to.....my gametag will be Xog2....alrighty folks I am going back to play Halo 2.....haha
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pooky wrote:

ssj john wrote:

pooky wrote:

Serpent wrote:

probably a publicity stunt
Heh, that's exactly what Halo 2 is, a publicity stunt.

Nobody has yet to answer my question: what makes Halo 2 so special?
lol thats the gayest thing ive heard a pulblcity stunt for what or who or why?
For Microsoft to make money. Bah, let's just leave this alone now. Just tell us how incredibly new and awesome Halo 2 is and leave it at that.
Duuuhhhhhh of course its for microsoft to make money if it wasnt then they would be giving it out free HELLO !!!!!
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pooky wrote:

For Microsoft to make money. Bah, let's just leave this alone now. Just tell us how incredibly new and awesome Halo 2 is and leave it at that.
God, pooky. You sound like you're only saying negative things about the game so that you can sound cool and be different. If Microsoft wanted only to make money, they have better ways of doing it, and they already do those things.

I have been playing Halo 2, and it's much better than the original so far, with a more immersive storyline, and the same good fun. If it was a publicity stunt, they would have hyped it up so much, then just re-sold the original game with new packaging.

I have to say that you really ought to just shut up now. If you're so against the game for no apparent reason, then why are you going on and on about it? Why not just say "I'm not going to buy it because I don't think it'll be good, and that's all I have to say."?

If you think Half Life 2 will be the be all and end all of video games and that no other game will ever be fun again after playing that, go ahead and live in your little PC Gamer comfort shell, and the rest of us will know what we're talking about, and will cease to listen to what you have to complain about (not like we were listening, anyway).

Just please stop with your incessant whining, and either play the game for longer than you would play the demo at your local game shop, or don't and be quiet.
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Ba-Zing!
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I got a chance to play halo 2 the other day, and I have to say, as a person who wasn't too impressed with the first game, I plan to buy Halo 2. The story isn't complete ass (so it is ages ahead of Halo), and it just plays allot more fun....ly.
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Xog2 gives Aculag 4 golden stars......
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Did I ever say it sucked? I said Halo 2 was a great Xbox game, but no more. It's merely amusing.

However Microsoft pulled off a plublicity stunt and managed to make people think it was the best game ever, and beats everything else to a pulp, and obviously that is not true.

It's a fun, yet average game, and the fact that it's better than Halo is nothing to brag about.

At least that's what I think.
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so i played Halo 2 and it's what I feared. It's just Halo 1 repackaged with many new cool features. It's really just another campaign. if they called it Halo 1.5, would have made more sense.

still lots of fun though.

but next week we can get into some serious gaming with half-life 2
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pooky wrote:

However Microsoft pulled off a plublicity stunt and managed to make people think it was the best game ever, and beats everything else to a pulp, and obviously that is not true.
At least that's what I think.
You think wrong... razz Their "publicity stunt" was not to bring the already Halo 2 fans closer to Halo 2, it was to bring more fans towards Halo 2, that which they succeeded with pride. wink

You're making it seem that advertising is "bad" when in reality, it isn't. MS does extensive advertising because they can, they have the money to. Though, saying that the ONLY reason people buy Halo 2 is because of their "publicity stunt" is low, EXTREMELY LOW. neutral

I think you should go home, grab a bar of soap, and wash that mouth of yours because clearly, it's a bit dirty. razz
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Aculag wrote:

If you think Half Life 2 will be the be all and end all of video games and that no other game will ever be fun again after playing that, go ahead and live in your little PC Gamer comfort shell, and the rest of us will know what we're talking about, and will cease to listen to what you have to complain about (not like we were listening, anyway).
I don't think anyone ever said it would be... Which is why it was reviewed as 97%.. there's a still a 3% area for improvement. Halo 2's 10/10 rating I found rather silly, to say that the game is perfect would be quite a radical lie.

I think Pooky has as much of a right to say halo 2 sucks, as everyone else does to say it rocks (or atleast he did up until recently) as few of you had the chance to play it at all pre-release.
I've been playing it solid for about a day and it's gotten to the stage where I am finding the game completely boring. The storyline isn't any more immersive than the origional, which isn't actually immersive at all. A few cutscenes are longer and they've obviously tried to surprise players with the re-appearance of old characters and it just all fails so damn miserably.

The Multiplayer is pretty much a joke unless you have the sheilds turned way down, which you can't control unless you play unranked games which is a real shame because alot of the Multiplayer features are so damned cool.

All this being said, Halo 2 is in many ways superior to the origional. It all looks alot better even though it has dodgy texture jumping during cutscenes, the weapons are nicer and the enemies are cooler. Problem is, it's just wave and wave upon wave of aliens and theres no real change in situation... a room filled with aliens. No extreme stand offs or really awesome moments that I've come across so far.

It's true that Microsoft successfully advertised Halo 2, but in my opinion... I really felt dissappointed whilst playing, it was too hyped and so of course... it couldn't possibly live up to it. Halo 2 is at current, the best FPS game out on a console. But I personally feel that it is already overtaken by a few pc titles of the same genre.

Halo 2 will be dead in 10 years, an age where people will still be talking about and playing with either Half Life 2, or another incarnate of its beautiful engine. I think that speaks volumes.
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How far along are yall in Halo 2? If you think campaign is easy I advise you to try legendary. I started playing legendary first and am about to complete level 13 with around 20 hours put into it. From what I hear they're are unlockable features but there seems to be a lot of dispute as to what those unlcoable features are, so I guess I'll find something out when I beat it tonight.

As far as Halo 2 being better than Halo 1, Halo 1 still is the best. Its hard to beat an origional. A lot of people seemed to just play Halo 1 with their friends and never accutally own it, or bought the game later, so I can see why they would like Halo 2 more. I knew Halo 2 was gonna have new weapons, and fairly better graphics, etc. etc. etc. But that doesn't beat the feeling you have when a new system comes out accompanied with a game as badass as Halo. I remember looking at pictures of it before it can out and really didn't think much about it but once I played it that was a whole different story. Halo 2 is more like an expansion. They expanded areas where players wanted more substance too. Primarily the multiplayer and campaign storyline. But nothing is gonna beat that origionally feeling I had when I played this game for the first time. Halo 2 is more like the iceing on the cake.
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Hard to really tell you where I am without giving away what could be considered large amounts of the story, wouldn't you think?

The story so far is really bad too, something that only worked in star wars and will never work again. I'm Master Chief for the 2nd time. Playing on Heroic. That's all I'm saying.
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It's 98% in PCGamer, not 97% smile
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Pooky wrote:

I think Pooky has as much of a right to say halo 2 sucks, as everyone else does to say it rocks (or atleast he did up until recently)
Everyone has the right to opinion. Pooky's and other people's first comment was fine. BUT, when they started to carry it on and on, it got to be REALLY annoying. Okay, Pooky doesn't like the game. BIG WHOOP. There are people who don't like the game in the world. ANOTHER BIG WHOOP. mad

However, flooding the thread with the same comments over and over again for 12 pages is entirely not necessary. This thread was intended to give pride to the overall coolness of the Halo 2 game, not how it sux when compared to another game. unsure

If people really need to post 12 pages worth of comments to debase the quality of a game, IMO, it shows that a game needs to be bashed for 12 pages until people do finally begin to agree with you. wink
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Yeah I think I just got the longest topic post ever....12 pages......and I started about Halo 2 not a HL2 vs Halo 2 topic........BOGUS!!!!!
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Pookster; 97% in the UK PCGamer razz

How long a discussion this post has become doesn't really say anything about how good it may be or how resilient it is to a bashing. Fact is that all the hype that microsoft generated has added to the foameyness of its already die hard fans which are actually rather hard to break.

I think now that the games out, people may come to their senses and realise the game was overhyped. Good, nonetheless but still overhyped.
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Hybrid-halo wrote:

Fact is that all the hype that microsoft generated has added to the foameyness of its already die hard fans which are actually rather hard to break.
Why don't you just submit to the fact that people actually LIKE the game and then get on with your lives. This debate is useless b/c it's only pointing out the mere obvious: people like Halo 2, people don't like Halo 2. Stop connecting the game's success with MS's huge advertising schemes! Halo 1 did not have as huge of an advertising scheme and it was as successful.

Just face the fact that people do like Halo 2 for their own reasons and not those written on a box of cerial!!

Xog2 wrote:

I started about Halo 2 not a HL2 vs Halo 2 topic........BOGUS!!!!!
See, now even the original author of this thread is pissed that his Halo 2 thread has been HiJacked by non Halo fans.
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pooky wrote:

Did I ever say it sucked? I said Halo 2 was a great Xbox game, but no more. It's merely amusing.

However Microsoft pulled off a plublicity stunt and managed to make people think it was the best game ever, and beats everything else to a pulp.


and it does. J/k i really do think half life is a cool game.

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In your opinion, so know one try to argue against him. Same with Pooky's point of view.
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ssj john wrote:

pooky wrote:

Did I ever say it sucked? I said Halo 2 was a great Xbox game, but no more. It's merely amusing.

However Microsoft pulled off a plublicity stunt and managed to make people think it was the best game ever, and beats everything else to a pulp.


and it does. J/k i really do think half life is a cool game.
I'd say it just about equals the origional SingePlayer wise. The Multiplayer if you set it up right is also rather spiffy.

Digism89, I don't think you're reading what we're posting correctly. The fact that some people like and dislike halo 2 is irrelevant in my posts. As I like halo 2. I've stated factual information, such as the fact it was overhyped, the fact that I am dissappointed and the fact that if (and I doubt it has) halo 2 has taken the throne of best FPS to date that it will be forced into abdication rather quickly come the 16th.
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pretty much, it seems im not the only one who thinks this is only really halo 1.5

good.
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I've stated factual information, such as the fact it was overhyped
That's not factual.


Besides, you're wrong.


All of you who insist on the fact that Halo 2 is a mediocre game out of spite, or prejudice, or whatever it may be have their heads stuck pretty far in the sand, or somewhere else that is innapropriate to say here.
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I think you'll find it's because Halo 2 is ACTUALLY mediocre, quite brilliant by XBox standards admittedly. But I had a better time mindlessly trauling through Doom 3 or Farcry than I have been with Halo 2.

It's also worth noting that GTA:SA is infinitely more fun.

In Halo 2's defence, I just had a brilliant time on the Multiplayer, which made the purchase worthwhile. Just finding the SP a little boring, much cooler than Halo 1 but of course, missing the origional "ooh" factor in alot of places.

Sorry Sidey, must be hard on you.
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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

It's also worth noting that GTA:SA is infinitely more fun.
Yeah, because the two are so strikingly similar...
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Aculag wrote:

Hybrid-Halo wrote:

It's also worth noting that GTA:SA is infinitely more fun.
Yeah, because the two are so strikingly similar...
Not at all, but when you have £40 to spend and you're choosing between Halo 2 and GTA:SA, such a thing comes into account.
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Both feature Black main characters, both involve shooting and blowing things up, both have barely better graphics then they're previous game, both also have framerate issues, both are considered exclusive killer aps for they're systems, both have new weapons and vehicles, and both have been highly anticipated...I'd say that reasonbly similar.
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Bryce007 wrote:

Both feature Black main characters, both involve shooting and blowing things up, both have barely better graphics then they're previous game, both also have framerate issues, both are considered exclusive killer aps for they're systems, both have new weapons and vehicles, and both have been highly anticipated...I'd say that reasonbly similar.
Except that Halo 2 just ain't a G thang bro.
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Fashizzle.
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That's not factual so stop making it seem like it is!!!!!!!!!
It's your opinion and yes, I am reading all your posts correctly!!! unsure
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isn't it great how sidey tries to speak all matter-of-factly when he's arguing about what somebody else says is fact?

dude, relax. halo 2 is good. that appears to be the consensus. it's just not great to many of us. deal with it.
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Halo 2 is ACTUALLY mediocre, quite brilliant by XBox standards
What's that supposed to mean? There we go, back to the whole "consoles are inferior for some unknown reason" thing.


isn't it great how sidey tries to speak all matter-of-factly when he's arguing about what somebody else says is fact?
I guess the irony was lost on you...
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oh, the reasons are not unknown. you just fail to accept it.

but there are times when i'd rather play a console over the pc. to each his own...but consoles, just by their sheer design, can't match a pc. that doesn't mean you need to like pc's more...that just means more is possible on the pc and more has been done...so the logical conclusion can only be that there is more going for the pc. simple as that.
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So now this is a console vs. PC argument? I'll wait a couple more pages for the Mac vs. PC debate to begin.
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The fact that Halo 2 is brilliant by Xbox standards is not a pc versus console debate so much as it is a controller versus mouse and keyboard debate, which fortunately doesn't exist as you'd have to be an utter fool or rather, sidewinder. To think that a mouse and keyboard doesn't play better for FPS games than a controller.

PC shooters are ahead of Console shooters at current, fullstop. If that's not the case for you, upgrade.
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If anyone wants to play me, my tag is JonnyDarko.
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Heh, Halo 2 get's pretty hot towards the end.

Finished on Heroic, here comes Legendary! The enjoyment has pretty much waned though. I like the story even if it wasn't brilliant, a few unmentioned elements and twists provided for some diverse gameplay. (something which I thought was origionally lacking).

Graphically Halo 2 is pretty damn awesome especially considering that the Xbox is on it's way out, i'd be surprised if a better looking game comes out in this generation of consoles. There are a few cutscene texture jumps, but they're forgiveable.

The AI wasn't excellent, though the enemies look a hell of a lot cooler, there are a few parts where you're just swarmed which are visually impressive. The game controls well for a gamepad game too, though I can't help but Miss the quick reflexes of a mouse and keyboard. It's not terrible in singleplayer.

Multiplayer is pretty good fun, the system is by far the best seen on Xbox live to date, however I'm still not totally convinced that it's the best live experience due to those damn shields and slow turning at times. Had some good moments with it though.

Can't wait for tuesday now. I still feel that Halo 2 was massively overhyped but I guess that's Microsofts sales strategy for you. It's left me quite dissappointed. Word is that it's not selling as well as predicted but I'm only really speaking for wimbledon when I say that.
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Everyone is really hyped about half-life 2 because its a BIG update from the original game.
Where as Halo is pretty new as compaired to Half-Life 2... We already know what it looks like so we really dont expect much from Halo 2. It just going to be a story change, some new locations and characters... Thats about it.

Really, valve got its publicity by showing the actual game play of Half-Life 2... (well yeah that's why they did it) obviously since people had no idea what it would look like with all the advanced hardware and would not have been impressed easily by cinematics.

The reason why Halo 2 is getting rated more than Half-Life 2 maybe because, all the new gamers might not have played the original Half-Life.
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MY XBL tag is HybridHalo, but as er-no has his xbox back I'll have to play using my brothers account "New_Model" I'll have to double check the name, you're on.
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Ok, the gamertag I'm using is "New Model", I've sent you a friends request. Bring it razz
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Logged all the gamer tags in this thread. You are all so dead cool

Gamertag: Hajiku
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hehehe, The Multiplayer makes Halo 2 worthwhile imho.

It's the only part of the game that I'm drawn back to even though it can be frustrating, being able to board enemy vehicles has taken away alot of the anger and helplessness asssociated with vehicle assaults.
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I want to play, but I'm not paying 130 bucks just so I can use Xbox live. The only way I can use it is wirelessly, and the wireless thing costs 100 bucks, which is a complete ripoff. Who knows of a solution?
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Tunneling. Google it.
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I think the Multiplayer Levels are lacking a bit. I think they should have spent more time making better levels because Halo 2 is on Xbox Live. I mean my opinion is that people buy Halo 2 is for the Multiplayer. I have Lan parties with my friends and it is fun but not as good as the first (level wise). So my question is, is it worth getting xbox Live...is it pretty fun? And also did anyone here are they going to have new downloadable levels for Xbox Live? alright out]
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Serpent wrote:

Tunneling. Google it.
Yeah, thanks. That doesn't help at all.
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I just saw Hajiku pop up on my friends list, you're level 10 or something crazy. I think my bros still level one!

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