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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 09:00:48 AM »
It'll include Reach as well!  :bd:
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 09:15:53 AM »
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 09:54:20 AM »
I KEEP CLICKING THE STEAM BUTTON WHY WILL IT NOT TAKE MY MONEYYYYY!!111!1

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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 10:40:49 AM »
Wow! Pre-purchase before EPIC swallows it.
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »
Wow! Pre-purchase before EPIC swallows it.

It will always be available directly from the Microsoft store, even it wasn't on Steam.
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 11:37:28 AM »
I am likely the only person who never played a halo game so no idea what I have been missing:)  Anything specific about these that set it apart from other games?

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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 11:44:06 AM »
Gamewise? Not really.

The original setting was unique in a winky sort of way: the ringworld of the Halo was a way of poking fun at linear FPS maps with changing environments from map to map. Well, of course, that's how such a map would look in real life, right?

The multiplayer was a little innovative for its time, in how base defense/assault worked.

I think people like the epic mythos of the story, which does have a number of interesting characters. And there's a cute fictional blue woman who talks to you occasionally AND SHE'S BASICALLY NAKED!!  :smitten: :smitten: :hide:
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 11:46:02 AM »
(Coincidentally, my niece got her first true Windows computer, a laptop, for her birthday last week, and the first thing she did was turn off "Cortana". I kind of did a hard blink when I realized the help function on Windows has been borrowed from that character for a while, but when I checked over her shoulder I was both amused and relieved to see that Cortana doesn't "look" like Cortana. ;) )
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 12:24:12 PM »
I am likely the only person who never played a halo game so no idea what I have been missing:)  Anything specific about these that set it apart from other games?

No, you're not...I've never played a Halo game either.   :'(  :-\

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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 12:47:45 PM »
Gamewise? Not really.

The original setting was unique in a winky sort of way: the ringworld of the Halo was a way of poking fun at linear FPS maps with changing environments from map to map. Well, of course, that's how such a map would look in real life, right?

The multiplayer was a little innovative for its time, in how base defense/assault worked.

I think people like the epic mythos of the story, which does have a number of interesting characters. And there's a cute fictional blue woman who talks to you occasionally AND SHE'S BASICALLY NAKED!!  :smitten: :smitten: :hide:

This is probably the lamest, laziest summary of the Halo games, their impact on the FPS genre and the excellent story line included throughout the series, that I have ever read and quite frankly, with the walls of text you typically throw up around here, I'm very, very disappointed that you didn't do any better.  :crazy2: :DD

Please try again!  L:-) 
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 01:01:44 PM »
I too have never played a Halo game.

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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 01:17:44 PM »
This is probably the lamest, laziest summary of the Halo games, their impact on the FPS genre and the excellent story line included throughout the series, that I have ever read and quite frankly, with the walls of text you typically throw up around here, I'm very, very disappointed that you didn't do any better.  :crazy2: :DD

Please try again!  L:-)

I KEEP CLICKING THE STEAM BUTTON WHY WILL IT NOT TAKE MY MONEYYYYY!!111!1

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Look, I pre-tried again.  >:D
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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 01:23:54 PM »
More seriously, I am just not qualified to do more than my experience with the game, here, by which I mean the original Halo since only H2 ever came out on the PC and I never played that. I'm excited to finally get the full series on PC, something I've been hoping for for years. I've got to seriously even decide what order to play the games in. (Release or chronological narrative?)

But I can't expound on the merits of the series overall because I haven't played the series overall; and what I did play back with H1 was not much better than other prominent first person shooters released around the same time. I had a fun time with the mp over a few weeks occasionally, and never got back to the main storyline after landing on the Halo because other games mattered to me more.

So no wall of text from me on the series. Someone else can volunteer that effort.


That said, while I want to play the series, I'm going in with tempered expectations from prior experience many years ago.
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

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Re: Halo: The master Chief Collection on Steam!
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 01:43:52 PM »
^challenge accepted! But I can't do it now while I'm work. I'd like to do it justice! It deserves it...
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