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Old 06-Jun-2011, 19:08   #1
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Old 06-Jun-2011, 19:20   #2
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Old 06-Jun-2011, 19:45   #3
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First of a new trilogy.
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Old 06-Jun-2011, 19:55   #4
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Halo and Forerunner forge world count me in.
Restart that human vs forerunner war please.
Wondering what corinne Yu can get out of the 360 she is the engine architecture right ?
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Old 06-Jun-2011, 21:35   #5
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Wonder if that's the dyson sphere at the end of Ghosts of Onyx...
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Old 06-Jun-2011, 21:56   #6
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Just lying around on my camera. I thought it was Deus Ex at first. >_>

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Old 07-Jun-2011, 00:52   #7
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So is Cortana being voiced by someone else? Sounded like it.
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Old 07-Jun-2011, 05:50   #8
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Did i just see master chief put a attachable onto the gun at the end.
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Old 07-Jun-2011, 05:55   #9
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Did i just see master chief put a attachable onto the gun at the end.
Yes. That is all. LOL

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Old 07-Jun-2011, 07:50   #10
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Gonna need a silencer in space you know. >_>

Or maybe it's just an extension for uh... >_>
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Old 10-Jun-2011, 07:59   #11
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Title says it all!

I'll be kicking some Covenant a-hole come Holiday 2012.

It'll be interesting to see 343's take on the universe. Couldn't really tell much from the E3 trailer though.
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Old 10-Jun-2011, 12:39   #12
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Cortana sure looked weird.
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Old 10-Jun-2011, 14:35   #13
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Cortana sure looked weird.
Not sure wasn't she half way going rampart or close to in halo 3 already.
yep she went through rampancy
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Cortana#Rampancy


Kinda halo lore nerd but why do i have a feeling we will be upgrading chief armor to combat old forerunners that are in the shield worlds. The military class was for shield worlds to survive the halo firing and combat the flood. And there being way more shield world then halo rings big chances are they are coming back.

spoilered this for the people that dont want to know my shitty next theorie on the new trilogy

Got some more info about forerunners combat skins from one of the halo wikia
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Combat_Skin

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Very little is known about the Forerunner Combat Skin other than that it was used by combat personnel and was comparable to, but far more advanced than, the UNSC MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor. It is first mentioned by 343 Guilty Spark as he is leading John-117 through the Library, wondering why he had brought "such ineffective weapons" to combat the Flood. He notes that the MJOLNIR is ill-suited to combat the Flood, and recommends that he upgrade to a Class 12 Combat Skin from the MJOLNIR, which is ranked on the Forerunner classification system as a Class 2. On the other hand, Guilty Spark also notes that the MJOLNIR will serve John well when the Flood begins converting Halo's atmosphere, commenting that he is a "good planner" Upon learning that there was a powered armor system six times more powerful than the MJOLNIR, John expressed enthusiasm at the opportunity to wear one
Concept art of a forerunner combat skin?
And the mjolnir suit being modulair halo reach modules i could see them upgraded the suit kinda like a modular mech game so to say. singleplayer will have multiple modules multiplayer will act more like reach except no armor lock

And prehistoric humans were old enemies of the forerunners Halo:Cryptum kinda logic bomb the whole universe oke atleast adds a whole new time era for games to go for. And make Halo a franchise can easily go on for 2~3 more console generations if handled well.

So the triangle would be Forerunner vs humans vs Some other form of flood mendicant bias the ai that joined the flood could bring in robot kind of enemies so a cybernetic kind of enemies part flood part forerunner robot tech.




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Old 10-Jun-2011, 14:47   #14
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Well, I mean her design is very different.
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Old 10-Jun-2011, 15:02   #15
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I don't think the humans ever battled the Forerunners; rather, they are decendents of the Forerunners. Supposedly, that realization is what prompted the Prophets to start a war against the humans. Read Contact Harvest.
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Cryptum explicitly states the Human/Sanshyum alliance against the Forerunners. I know, there are lots of weird continuity issues, but there's a lot of information. The Forerunners also have some sort of genetic memory capability as well. The humans were also the only ones who could stop the Flood (whatever that means), so the Forerunner* may have wanted to make their tech compatible with them from an accessibility standpoint.

*There are different political factions of Forerunner, so "Forerunner" doesn't apply to everyone of the race/species at a given time (things can change!). There are some who want to save life more than others, and some take different courses of action on the big scale. So... take that to mean what you will for the moment until the next books arrive. In the context of choosing the Humans as Reclaimers, that would be up to the particular individual Forerunners who ended up activating the Halos as there certainly were other Forerunner who just wanted to commit genocide and didn't foresee the fall of their race.

I know Guilty Spark mentioned "You ARE Forerunner", but his state of mind makes it a dubious statement. He could be confusing things with that "Mantle" business. Forerunner and Humans are different species.
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Old 10-Jun-2011, 15:17   #17
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What is Cryptum? Is it official Bungie Halo Bible stuff.
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Cryptum is Greg Bear's first novel in a trilogy about the fall of the Forerunner. * I made a bunch of additions/edits above btw
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What is Cryptum? Is it official Bungie Halo Bible stuff.
It is a 343 project with Greg Bears. A trilogy about the forerunners.
Cryptum was the first entree of the trilogy.
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Old 11-Jun-2011, 02:18   #20
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Why do I get the feeling 343 is going to make a mess of my beloved Halo?
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And after they fight the Forerunners in the new trilogy there's always the Precursors left to be the subject of another trilogy.

One thing I never liked was the retcon of the events of the Fall of Reach in Halo Reach - much preferred the novels version of events leading to the finding of the Halo ring.

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Why do I get the feeling 343 is going to make a mess of my beloved Halo?
They can't do much worse than Bungie when it comes to story - that went downhill starting from Halo 2.

They had better bring home the bacon when it comes to MP though! No complaints with Bungie there.
And they'd better not take out 4 player splitscreen either

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Old 11-Jun-2011, 10:39   #22
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Not sure wasn't she half way going rampart or close to in halo 3 already.
yep she went through rampancy
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Cortana#Rampancy


Kinda halo lore nerd but why do i have a feeling we will be upgrading chief armor to combat old forerunners that are in the shield worlds. The military class was for shield worlds to survive the halo firing and combat the flood. And there being way more shield world then halo rings big chances are they are coming back.

spoilered this for the people that dont want to know my shitty next theorie on the new trilogy

Got some more info about forerunners combat skins from one of the halo wikia
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Combat_Skin

Nice quote from the link


Concept art of a forerunner combat skin?
And the mjolnir suit being modulair halo reach modules i could see them upgraded the suit kinda like a modular mech game so to say. singleplayer will have multiple modules multiplayer will act more like reach except no armor lock

And prehistoric humans were old enemies of the forerunners Halo:Cryptum kinda logic bomb the whole universe oke atleast adds a whole new time era for games to go for. And make Halo a franchise can easily go on for 2~3 more console generations if handled well.

So the triangle would be Forerunner vs humans vs Some other form of flood mendicant bias the ai that joined the flood could bring in robot kind of enemies so a cybernetic kind of enemies part flood part forerunner robot tech.



Looks like a Geth from Mass Effect

However, Mass Effect I think took much influence from Halo, especially considering the plot involving a "fore-bearing" race of some kind. Mass Effect's set of civilizations just add up to more layers. But then again, that type of civilization structure was done before Halo too, with franchises like Macross. I do prefer Mass Effect's view of future civilization though, at least the military part of it. Halo is too indoctrinated in a near future sort of look, as opposed to looking like it does take place 500 years from now. Of course, ME's world does have the benefit of humanity discovering alien technology to accelerate it's course into exploring the stars. Plus I've always thought that if Halo was to have weapons more like our current ones, BF2142's guns make for a more plausible set of futuristic looking weaponry. They retain the feeling and look that is relevant enough to us to seem tangible and understandable, unlike ME's mass acceleration weapons which I concede are grounded in the technology of that fictional universe.
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And after they fight the Forerunners in the new trilogy there's always the Precursors left to be the subject of another trilogy.

One thing I never liked was the retcon of the events of the Fall of Reach in Halo Reach - much preferred the novels version of events leading to the finding of the Halo ring.



They can't do much worse than Bungie when it comes to story - that went downhill starting from Halo 2.

They had better bring home the bacon when it comes to MP though! No complaints with Bungie there.
And they'd better not take out 4 player splitscreen either
Seems everything is in judging by the official halo4 page
http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/intel/titles/halo4
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I hope they don't try to twist my beloved halo into the first "hardcore" kinect title.
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I hope they don't try to twist my beloved halo into the first "hardcore" kinect title.
If they implement kinect like forza 4 im all for it.
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