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***Official Halo 2 Discussion Thread***


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#1 of 397 Jay Mitchosky

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Posted November 07 2004 - 01:22 AM

Hey Gang

We're all excited about the pending release of Halo 2. I imagine there will be a lot of intense discussion regarding the online and offline components of the game. Let's keep it to this one thread.

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#2 of 397 Brian Johnson

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Posted November 07 2004 - 02:18 AM

If you absolutely cannot wait till Tuesday morning, here is link to all the places in your area that are supposedly having a midnight sell.
I'll be there.

What I planned on doing, since it's been a long time since playing Halo (or any FPS), is starting out with the regular game. Then once I get up to speed take my game online.


See ya on the battlefield.
Gimme da cashhh!!

#3 of 397 Sergey M

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Posted November 07 2004 - 08:11 AM

Official reviews are in.

TeamXbox - 9.9
IGN - 9.8
GameSpot - 9.4

I'm in if anyone would like to send me an invite. My Xbox Live g/tag is UncleSam1.

#4 of 397 James T

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Posted November 07 2004 - 12:41 PM

I actually wasn't planning on buying this game. But I saw the commerical and I just had to pre-order it. I can't make the midnight sale since I'm working. But next weekened, I should be free, so I can catch a few online games...I haven't played online for the longest time.

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#5 of 397 Sergey M

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Posted November 07 2004 - 01:44 PM

I'll get my hands on a copy on Tuesday night. I'm tempted to jump right in to multiplayer. The only concern I have is people discussing single player campaign before I get a chance to play it.

I think I'm gonna try to finish 1st s/p level and then check out m/p. Those m/p maps look soo sweet... Posted Image

#6 of 397 Kami

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Posted November 07 2004 - 04:41 PM

I haven't been this excited for something in a while. I have the collector's edition pre-ordered with an online retailer, but if it does not ship on monday I am going to go to the store and buy a regular version because I can't stand to wait one more day. I can always unload the regular version onto my room mate once the CE arrives.

My plan is to play through the single player on the first day or day and a half, then jump straight into Xbox Live play!

I am self employed so getting time off isn't a problem Posted Image Been working extra hard the last week to make up for it.


#7 of 397 Todd Terwilliger

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Posted November 07 2004 - 05:06 PM

I'm be online probably Wednesday or Thursday. I'll try to play a level or 2 before I head onto Live.
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#8 of 397 Mike Wladyka

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Posted November 07 2004 - 11:21 PM

In 17 hours I will be playing HALO 2! I can't believe how excited I am for this game. I got the day off of work tomorrow, as well.
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#9 of 397 Jay Mitchosky

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Posted November 08 2004 - 12:26 AM

I have the CE ordered as well. Just hope they have enough to go around first shipment. Otherwise I'll just grab the standard and sell it off.
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#10 of 397 Keith_R

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Posted November 08 2004 - 01:54 AM

I'm psyched for this game. If all goes as well my preorder should be at my house tommorrow. I'll probably start with the single player campaign and than after a little play time on that go to the Live play.

HTF should really have some online group play with this game, that would be sweet. I'll be adding some of you in this thread to my 'Friends' list in hopes that we can play a few rounds of this together.
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#11 of 397 Todd_B

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Posted November 08 2004 - 03:01 AM

13 hours and I'll finally have my own copy Posted Image

It's been a long wait, but from the reviews it sure does look like it will be worth it.

See you guys on Live!

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#12 of 397 Michael D. Bunting

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Posted November 08 2004 - 03:21 AM

Hey guys

Will I like Halo 2? I never played the original release (Halo).

I'm primarily a sports title player only (NFL2k5 , NHL2k5, etc.) with the occasional game of GTA: Vice City thrown in there.

What do you guys think - should I give this title a try? I guess I could, and if I don't like it, I can always ebay the sucker...

#13 of 397 Brian Johnson

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Posted November 08 2004 - 03:32 AM

Heck yeah Michael. Buy it & try it. Worst case, like you said, is sell it on ebay (or here at HTF for free).
I think my main attraction to this came is going to be Capture the Flag. I haven't played CTF since the days of Quake.

P.S. That link I posted earlier about midnight sells. It appears not ALL stores are listed. Ex: I checked my area & Best Buy wasn't listed. So I called them & indeed they will be open.
Gimme da cashhh!!

#14 of 397 Sami Kallio

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Posted November 08 2004 - 03:37 AM

Anyone know the official release date for PC version? I skipped on the original Halo as I had too many games to play but I think I will give Halo2 a try once it comes out for PC.

#15 of 397 Ken Chui

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Posted November 08 2004 - 04:03 AM

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Anyone know the official release date for PC version? I skipped on the original Halo as I had too many games to play but I think I will give Halo2 a try once it comes out for PC.

I don't know if a PC port is planned for HALO 2 (if there is, I haven't heard about it). Unless you have a high-end PC, running the original game would have netted a less-than-optimal experience. There were a multitude of configuration issues one had to contend with on the PC platform which were not only time-consuming, but potentially frustrating as well. After spending quite a bit of time on the PC gaming forums, I decided to forego HALO on the PC and kept my Xbox copy instead.


#16 of 397 Ken Chui

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Posted November 08 2004 - 04:31 AM

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Will I like Halo 2? I never played the original release (Halo).

When in doubt, a rental would be the most cost effective option. I understand that FPS-type games aren't for everyone (some are susceptible to motion sickness, some perceive it as shallow gameplay, the learning curve may be significant for those unaccustomed to FPS, among other reasons), but I do think that every high profile game is worth a spin, and there is no title with a higher profile on the Xbox than HALO 2.


#17 of 397 EricW

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Posted November 08 2004 - 04:37 AM

i believe a PC version is coming early next year.

the exclusion of co-op online is very, very disappointing. i really can't understand it. you can splitscreen but not go on Live? they had 3 years to do it!

co-op online is pretty much the biggest reason why i buy games now; i never play RS3: BA offline, but i love to play online with my friends co-op. and i don't like deathmatching so much. still, i realize i'm a minority in this category.

Halo2 probably will be worth it offline anyways, as i still love GR online and off too.
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#18 of 397 Sami Kallio

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Posted November 08 2004 - 04:48 AM

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Unless you have a high-end PC, running the original game would have netted a less-than-optimal experience.

How is that? Bad conversion to PC? XBox is basically a low-end PC so if the original is playable in XBox I don't see how in the world you could make it unplayable in PC.

#19 of 397 Keith_R

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Posted November 08 2004 - 05:14 AM

has anyone's copy shipped yet? boy, in only a few short hours we'll all be playing Halo 2!
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#20 of 397 Chris Bardon

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Posted November 08 2004 - 05:16 AM

I've got the LE reserved, but I'm starting to wonder how "limited" the LE really is. They'd better not run out of them before I get there...

Not going to take tomorrow off work, but I'll probably take off early and grab my copy on the way home. No idea how many copies my local EB has on order though...

No live for me, but really looking forward to the campaign, and hopefully some nice surprises like the original.
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