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MattAY
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh so there is something?! See Howie, because I hadnt done missions 4 & 5 it didn't let you see it - sorry buddy!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gah how can you skip the middle of anything?! You weirdo.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I'd already done it on solo chump.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I completed Heroic on the first or second day and then multiplayer. I'm completed all the episodes of Spartan Ops (so far) on Legendary solo. EDD and MattAY helped out a lot.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So - favourite moments in the campaign people?

Mine is definitely the amazing forerunner tower reveal on Mission 2. The sheer beauty of the graphics, and imagination to create such a view. Along with the amazing music that triggers in with it. Goosebump city everytime for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZa_LMsPWkI&feature=g-hist#t=3m15s

First getting into a Mantis on Mission 4. I just fucking love the way it came out of the ground, increased badassery ten-fold.

Last but not least, the end of Mission 7 MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!
When Tillson's face melts! "OH FUCK YES!"
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STOP. PICKING. RAGNAROK. YOU. FUCKS. By you fucks I don't mean you guys in particular but I would like to know what some of the other maps are. Jesus Christmas.

Campaign is beautiful. Even the Spartan ops cut scenes are wonderfully done. I'm amazed at how far the graphics have come from the early days of the 360.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know. All I ever play is Ragnarok or Haven.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SPOILERS ARE IN THIS POST!
I love Spartan Ops, but it feels like they're similar to the Forward Unto Dawn videos. Releasing one episode per week.

Speaking of Forward Unto Dawn, It was nice being able to recognize Tom Lasky in the game. In the ending, he talked to Master Chief about losing people he cared for. My memory instantly triggered Chyler's death and the message about his brother, Cadmon, being KIA. These references actually makes me want to buy the books to get a better understanding of Halo characters. I absolutely enjoyed what Alex did with the bios and summaries of the games. That helped my memory a lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

used44 wrote:
I know. All I ever play is Ragnarok or Haven.

I don't mind Haven, but yeah I'm getting sick of Ragnarok too.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
These references actually makes me want to buy the books to get a better understanding of Halo characters

I highly, highly recommend it. The first book alone turns the chief from a boring 2D robot human into a proper person and introduces a ton of different dynamics including an ODST/SPARTAN rivalry that helps to explain some game events.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to get into the books right now. I'm reading the Mass Effect ones right now which are also pretty good.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guernica wrote:
UghRochester wrote:
Completed co-op campaign on Legendary with MattAY. Started out as EDD and MattAY last week, but MattAY had to go. So, EDD and I continued. EDD decided to skip a mission so I quit playing with EDD. Today, MattAY and I finished it. MattAY only needs a couple more and I was offering to help afterwards, but he had to go.


How'd you like the extra 2 seconds on the ending for legendary? That's the shortest special ending for a harder mode ever but it was still kinda cool.


FINALLY finished the game on Legendary Solo, and I know EXACTLY what you mean! It was insanely cool. Holy fuck that last mission was a pain in my ass.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:
Guernica wrote:
UghRochester wrote:
Completed co-op campaign on Legendary with MattAY. Started out as EDD and MattAY last week, but MattAY had to go. So, EDD and I continued. EDD decided to skip a mission so I quit playing with EDD. Today, MattAY and I finished it. MattAY only needs a couple more and I was offering to help afterwards, but he had to go.


How'd you like the extra 2 seconds on the ending for legendary? That's the shortest special ending for a harder mode ever but it was still kinda cool.


FINALLY finished the game on Legendary Solo, and I know EXACTLY what you mean! It was insanely cool. Holy fuck that last mission was a pain in my ass.

I saw a YouTube video to see what it was about. Well, I had a good feeling Master Chief was old, but it looks like he was decaying lol.
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I saw a YouTube video to see what it was about. Well, I had a good feeling Master Chief was old, but it looks like he was decaying lol.


Yeah. Maybe space travel has had a weird effect on his age or something.
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UghRochester wrote:
I saw a YouTube video to see what it was about. Well, I had a good feeling Master Chief was old, but it looks like he was decaying lol.

He's somewhere between 35-45 due to slipspace/cryosleep time differences. that, combined with the time spent in his suit plus taking ridiculous levels of damage throughout his life means i'm surprised he doesn't look worse. SPARTAN-IIs are extraordinarily pale because only a few of them ever actually like to leave the suit, and also as a consequence of this they tend to have bad skin. Cryosleep reacts badly with covered skin, which is why it's almost exclusively done naked to avoid -
"Sam had once worn a bandage into the freezer and discovered the affected skin blistered and raw when he woke up.
The Spartan’s skin must have hurt like hell, he realized"
Even the spartans who don't like wearing the suit 24/7 wear it for cryosleep, just in case.

Personally, i like that ending scene for another reason. It properly shows off just how insanely huge the SPARTAN-IIs are. He looks like a giant next to the lab techs, mainly because he is. 7'2" ain't no joke, son. And he's not even the tallest or most heavily muscled of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I am such a nice guy (assuming you don't already know, and I am not looking through the pages of this thread, seriously, Fuck that)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattAY and I both noticed Cortana has an ass that keeps being showed off in the game. Look at this guy trying not to look at hers. Anyone else thinks he's hiding an erection?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is terrible. I'm leaving.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beat Forerunner on legendary to coincide with the challenge and it didnt give me the XP or the achievement. Fucking infuriating. As much fun as I've had with the game, even on legendary, this has me practically trading the game in.
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