The problem with prequels is that you know whats going to happen. I would be interested in a halo game, however, that took place on the planet harvest. Then again, I am just interested with anything that says the word "halo" in that iconic font.
TheMadDoctor wrote:The problem with prequels is that you know whats going to happen.
You missed at what I was getting at.
You know Reach Falls. That's mentioned all the time. Technically, not all of it has been glassed, but that's besides the point. I hate that you know what happens to your character before the game really starts.
I'm arguing why the fuck they though it was a good idea to have your helmet lying in the ruins of a battlefield. It's completely obvious that no matter what you do through out the game, you are still going to die. It's like if you rewrote the 6th Harry Potter book to have Dumbledore die in the beginning and then jump back and hint about what happens the rest of the time. It was annoying as hell going through that game and thinking "I'm going to make it" only to remember that first cut-scene.
I forgot that this existed and I got confused because I thought this was the thread I had just posted in and now everyone is talking about Halo. I always preferred the PS over X-box but I still considered buying one so I could play Halo because I enjoyed watching RvB so much. Then I stopped playing video games and never thought about it again. I saw some demos of Halo 4 and I thought it looked pretty cool because of all the new additions like super speed, Infrared vision or the AT-ST's. I figured that adding more and more things must surely be a good thing because it creates new ways to play.
I do not like FPS either but I really enjoyed F.E.A.R and the sequel project origin. They had a really interesting story in my opinion. Something else I really enjoyed which had shooter aspects was Transformers: WFC but that could be because I really like Transformers.
A lot of people are suffering from FPS (or shooter) fatigue. The FPS has become the go too genera from hashing out games. Like platformers in the 8-bit days and fighters in the 16-bit days. I also don't see them fading out as fast as those either.
Now that most people have grown out of coping Call of Duty we're seeing some interesting things being done with the shooter type games. Some even trick you into thinking they are some generic clone and then presently surprise you (Spec Ops or Binary Domain anyone?). But I think most people hate that since hight octane/Michel Bay like cheep thrills are selling well, a lot of companies are warping their franchises to fit the market. Even ones that make no sense (Resi 6 and Syndicate).
There are plenty of pallet cleansers out there though. Like the awesome looking Sonic Lost Worlds or Rayman Legends.
top gear tony 666 wrote:A lot of people are suffering from FPS (or shooter) fatigue.
But also this. Which is why I started playing Assassin's Creed.
Assassins Creed was one of my first next gen games, so like Halo 3 I have a soft spot for it. But yearly releases have worn me down and Assassins Creed 3 had me less then enthusiastic about it's future. Then they showed number 4 and you play a British Pirate so now I'm back to oiling up my thighs again.
But I'm going to be weary this time and hope it doesn't lose sight of it's main draw and get bogged down like AC 3.
top gear tony 666 wrote:A little edit: So anyone seen Pacific Rim?
Yes. I found it very disappointing. The references to Evangelion as well as others were numerous but I would have much rather seen a live action Evangelion movie.
I wasn't. In a typical summer blockbuster release wave that was bookended by re-makes and sequels or anything with a franchise worth trying to re-imagine and sell (Lone Ranger what the fuck happened?) Pacific Rim was one of the only fun and original things I seen in a typical big block busters for a while. Now we also have Elysium. Another present surprise.
Pacific Rim was the big budget monster mashing movie people like me have been asking for without having to bring up Bay-formers.
And even if you didn't like it there's always Grown Ups 2. Anything's better than After Earth.
But with Pacific Rim, I was all but in love with it since the beginning. That, my friends, is how you do a current generation giant monster movie. Also, after hearing that GLaDOS voice I just couldn't stop laughing and cracking jokes about it with a friend.