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    Official HALO REACH Thread

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    Original Poster

    Reviews
    IGN UK 10/10 LINK
    Destructoid 10/10 LINK
    1UP A+ LinkVideo Review
    Planet Xbox 360 10 Link
    Joystiq 5/5 Link
    IGN US Video Review 9.5/10 Link
    CVG 92/100 Link



    News/Updates

    Midnight Openings GAME
    Midnight Openings Gamestation
    Countdown to launch on Xbox live begins LINK
    IGN: What is Halo Reach? LINK
    Wildlife Confirmed in Reach LINK
    Why Halo Reach Is Important To Non Halo Players. LINK
    IGN: new map Video preview LINK
    Why Halo: Reach Will Be The Best Value For Money Game This Year. LINK
    Halo: Reach and Bungie.net -- A Facebook for Spartans LINK
    A Quick Look At Halo: Reach's Forgeworld. LINK
    Halo Reach Retail vs Beta comparison LINK
    IGN: Halo: Reach Gameplay - Headshot Mania LINK
    Halo Reach Legendary Edition. Pics of Contents
    Complete Achievement List LINK
    Forge World Demonstration LINK

    Videos/Vidocs

    Firefight gameplay commentary from bungie video LINK
    A great campaign video preview from Bungie LINK
    Extended Live action trailer LINK
    'Deliver Hope' Live action trailer LINK
    Gametrailers Halo Reach SPECIAL LINK
    Battle Begins Trailer LINK
    Space combat gameplay LINK
    Spartan will rise VIDOC
    Forge World VIDOC
    IGN customisation Options LINK
    Firefight trailer LINK


    Gameplay Features

    Armor Abilitiesexplained
    Sprint - run faster
    Evade - dive, roll
    Armor Lock - invulnerable for a short while, can't move, emp blast at enemies near you
    Jetpack - fly like a bird
    Drop Shield - drop down a bubble shield that's not invulnerable, also regenerates your health.
    Hologram - a fake copy of you shoots out confusing the enemy.
    Camouflage - invisible, radar jammer

    over 40 assasinations in final game LINK beta montage

    Vehicles in Halo Reach LINK

    Halo Reach weapon list

    New weapons;
    DMR (Designated Marksmen Rifle)
    Orbital Launch Target Locator
    Grenade Launcher
    Needle Rifle
    Plasma Repeater
    Plasma Launcher
    Focus Rifle
    Concusssion Rifle


    Loadouts

    Human: i410.photobucket.com/alb…278

    1) Air Assault: Assault Rifle (Primary), Pistol (Secondary); 2 frags, Jetpack.
    2) Expert Marksman: DMR (Primary), Pistol (Secondary); 3 frags, Sprint.
    3) Operator: Shotgun (Primary), Pistol (Secondary); 3 frags, Armor Lock.
    4) Grenadier: "Pro-Pipe" Grenade Launcher (Primary), Assault Rifle (Secondary), 3 frags, Sprint.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Elite: i410.photobucket.com/alb…240

    1) Ranger: Plasma Repeater (Primary), Plasma Pistol (Secondary), 2 plasmas, Jetpack.
    2) Royal Zealot: Needle Rifle (Primary), Plasma Repeater (Secondary), 3 plasmas, Evade.
    3) Gladiator: Energy Sword (Primary), Plasma Repeater (Secondary), 2 plasmas, Evade.
    4) Champion Assassin: Needler (Primary), Plasma Repeater (Secondary), 3 plasmas, Active Camo.

    New online Features
    On top of the traditional multiplayer modes like slayer, team slayer, capture the flag, King of the Hill, Big Team Battle, Custom Games, Theatre mode etc.. here are the new online features ;


    Invasion Mode LINK

    Firefight 2.0 includes 4 player CO OP and online matchmaking & full customisation options

    Versus Firefight LINK

    FORGE WORLD includes up to 16 player lobby. Forge World tour Vid

    Arena: skill-based playlist in month-long seasons, of which there are 5 divisions: Onyx, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Steel.

    Headhunter: A risk versus reward, every man for himself affair. The premise is that each time you kill an opponent they drop a skull, and each skull you collect can be banked at one of the two scoring zones that periodically move around the map

    Stockpile: variant of Capture the Flag that is being introduced by Bungie in Halo Reach. Unlike Capture the Flag both teams do not have their own flags. Instead they will be racing to capture randomly spawning flags throughout the map and then successfully return them to their respective bases. Unlike traditional Capture the Flag, Stockpile requires players to fold the flag in the capture spot for sixty seconds. Even if an enemy player captures the flag, as long as they’re in the opposing capture spot the point will go to the opposing side.

    Ranked and social playlists will return as well. In Halo: Reach, the "Party Up" system will now be the "Opt-Out" system. You will automatically be placed together but you have the option to leave. You can also put in advanced settings for finding matches. If, for example, you rely heavily on teamwork or in-game chat, you can choose to find people with those or similar settings.

    Queue-joining
    will be a brand new feature in Halo: Reach. This allows you to join your friends automatically after they are finished playing their match. You do not have to search for another game and then have your friends wait on you.

    Credits sytem & Daily Challenges Explained

    The ArmoryVideo earn and fully customise using ingame credits

    The Web Factor: Heading over to bungie.net will leave your eyes bleeding from all of the content and features that the Halo Website offers players. Check your game stats, achievements, learn everything about the Halo Universe, purchase merchandise and much more. Bungie has done a terrific job of staying in contact with their customers and providing loads of information in the form of Podcasts and Bungie Weekly Updates. Interacting and staying in contact with your fans is something other developers should take note of.



    NEW MAPS (revealed so far)

    Spire
    Reflection
    Zealot
    Powerhouse
    Swordbase

    Boneyard (Invasion map)

    Overlook (Firefight map)
    Corvette

    Screenshot Gallery [url=mondoxbox.com/imm…rt= [snipped by DBA for length]

    Banned

    Banned

    Prob be £10 soon to buy

    Halo is overrated IMHO


    Guv I'm confused what's mercedes link for?
    Edited by: "dj_urban" 8th Sep 2010

    Your getting your moneys worth with this game for the campaign alone,With forge,
    ranked matchmaking,firefight, firefight matchmaking, campaign matchmaking and theatre this game is a must have for me.

    Extended live action trailer

    Nice detailed thread OP

    Woah, what a detailed first post. I'm impressed. Can't wait for this game, only 6 days to go I've got next week off of work too, bonus!

    Original Poster

    munkynutz

    Your getting your moneys worth with this game for the campaign alone,With … Your getting your moneys worth with this game for the campaign alone,With forge,ranked matchmaking,firefight, firefight matchmaking, campaign matchmaking and theatre this game is a must have for me.Extended live action trailerNice detailed thread OP



    cheers. awesome vid.

    My legendary from play.com is now in packing.

    Original Poster

    munkynutz

    My legendary from play.com is now in packing.



    nice when did u pre order?

    rafalution2

    nice when did u pre order?



    22nd of april

    Banned

    Its a good game been playing nearly a week and deffo better than halo 3. Im yet to play online. Waiting for release.

    Original Poster

    tec1x

    Its a good game been playing nearly a week and deffo better than halo 3. … Its a good game been playing nearly a week and deffo better than halo 3. Im yet to play online. Waiting for release.



    a heads up dere gonna reset the credits u earned on launch day. anyways wats ur impressions on campaign?
    Edited by: "rafalution2" 8th Sep 2010

    Banned

    munkynutz

    My legendary from play.com is now in packing.


    they've probably charged you to stop you from buying elsewhere

    Banned

    rafalution2

    a heads up dere gonna reset the credits u earned on launch day. anyways … a heads up dere gonna reset the credits u earned on launch day. anyways wats ur impressions on campaign?



    what ya mean reset credits?

    Campaign is good...the weapons seem sharper, sound/feel better, environment the same, a lot sharper. Gameplay is similar to the other halos, but feels better to me

    Original Poster

    tec1x

    what ya mean reset credits?Campaign is good...the weapons seem sharper, … what ya mean reset credits?Campaign is good...the weapons seem sharper, sound/feel better, environment the same, a lot sharper. Gameplay is similar to the other halos, but feels better to me



    im sure your aware that as u play you earn these credits to enhance your armour etc..

    well whoever played before launch all credits earned will be reseted on day 1.

    eurogamer.net/art…nch

    Banned

    ah right....well i use a different xbox for live so this xbox will never be live so shouldnt affect it?

    DaveLister

    they've probably charged you to stop you from buying elsewhere



    You'd be lucky to get legendary this late from anywhere else,If you havn't pre ordered that is.

    Original Poster

    tec1x

    ah right....well i use a different xbox for live so this xbox will never … ah right....well i use a different xbox for live so this xbox will never be live so shouldnt affect it?



    why have u got lot of credits? i think your credits/progress/armours purchased is linked to your gamertag. I guess your gonna have to find out when the servers are active on launch.
    Edited by: "rafalution2" 8th Sep 2010

    Banned

    munkynutz

    You'd be lucky to get legendary this late from anywhere else,If you … You'd be lucky to get legendary this late from anywhere else,If you havn't pre ordered that is.


    play don't know that, they're not the only place to charge for pre orders early to stop people from buying elsewhere

    Guys am I too late to pre order this game...................said I had pre ordered it as was busy at the time and totally forgot oO

    Banned

    bossyboots

    Guys am I too late to pre order this game...................said I had … Guys am I too late to pre order this game...................said I had pre ordered it as was busy at the time and totally forgot oO


    you'll still get it on release day if you pre order it from the big players, game, gamestation, shopto etc not sure about the tesco deal though as thousands of people have probably ordered it from there

    DaveLister

    you'll still get it on release day if you pre order it from the big … you'll still get it on release day if you pre order it from the big players, game, gamestation, shopto etc not sure about the tesco deal though as thousands of people have probably ordered it from there



    cheers Dave. I can see myself standing in the queue at Asda Sunday night ffs X)

    Banned

    bossyboots

    cheers Dave. I can see myself standing in the queue at Asda Sunday night … cheers Dave. I can see myself standing in the queue at Asda Sunday night ffs X)


    might be a waste of time on sunday as it's out on tuesday

    DaveLister

    might be a waste of time on sunday as it's out on tuesday




    X) pmsl! my son keeps saying to me " Mum can you tell the school I need next Monday off because we have to go to a wedding" He has been saying this on repeat for past week lol - huge cheers for that Dave!!!

    Original Poster

    GAME now ask for £20 deposit if you want to pre order the game even for standard. I pre orderd in gamestation instead, still hopin for a good supermarket lauch deal.

    Banned

    i had mine pre ordered at shopto but cancelled and ordered at tesco last week for 28 quid or what ever it was, not that bothered about getting it on tuesday as i'm back at work on monday anyway and i have ruse coming tomorrow, that'll keep me busy over the weekend

    Got a pre-order in.

    With the wealth of multiplayer modes, looks like this could be a keeper for a while...

    Original Poster

    7 minute campaign video from bungie LINK
    Edited by: "rafalution2" 9th Sep 2010

    Banned

    aye got a fair few haha...nevermind i guess we will see when the servers are active like u said..lol

    rafalution2

    why have u got lot of credits? i think your credits/progress/armours … why have u got lot of credits? i think your credits/progress/armours purchased is linked to your gamertag. I guess your gonna have to find out when the servers are active on launch.

    Original Poster

    most major reviews come out 2moro.

    Any news if Sainsburys, Asda etc. doing it for cheap?

    Can't wait for Reach, it's gonna be awesome!

    Original Poster

    Jammy1812

    Any news if Sainsburys, Asda etc. doing it for cheap?Can't wait for … Any news if Sainsburys, Asda etc. doing it for cheap?Can't wait for Reach, it's gonna be awesome!



    no news yet. I hope dey do some deals

    I don't know if any you guys have seen this un-boxing video of the Legendary edition by Shopto. kotaku.com/563…ion

    It's kinda silly but funny, especially as he almost drops the statue.
    One thing that's for sure I won't be treating it as roughly as he does! oO

    XxS7U4R7xX

    I don't know if any you guys have seen this un-boxing video of the … I don't know if any you guys have seen this un-boxing video of the Legendary edition by Shopto. http://kotaku.com/5634006/unboxing-the-halo-reach-legendary-editionIt's kinda silly but funny, especially as he almost drops the statue.One thing that's for sure I won't be treating it as roughly as he does! oO



    Thanks for posting,was kool.

    Banned

    im getting it looks gd

    Original Poster

    XxS7U4R7xX

    I don't know if any you guys have seen this un-boxing video of the … I don't know if any you guys have seen this un-boxing video of the Legendary edition by Shopto.http://kotaku.com/5634006/unboxing-the-halo-reach-legendary-editionIt's kinda silly but funny, especially as he almost drops the statue.One thing that's for sure I won't be treating it as roughly as he does! oO



    box is huge. oh the irony if he dropped the statue

    My hubby ordered this yesterday from Shopto (he never bargain hunts) anyway got this email today from them


    SHOPTO DELIVERY NOTICE

    Your Order has been dispatched!

    ShopTo Delivery Number XXXXXXXX

    Dear

    We are pleased to inform you that your order has been dispatched today by ROYAL MAIL. You should receive your order in time for the release date, please keep this email until your order arrives.. Please note if you change your mind about a purchase you may return it to us unopened at your own expense within 7 days of receipt of goods for a full refund, after 7 days we do not accept any returns. We only accept cancellation by email; please keep copy of the email as proof of notification.

    so will I be classed as a bad mother? have preordered this and its on its way, but was going to hide it and give it to my son for christmas, but should he have it now ?


    only problem is if I give him a £100 present now then I have 4 children so will have to give the other 3 all a present!!!!!!
    Edited by: "newme2006" 10th Sep 2010

    newme2006

    so will I be classed as a bad mother? have preordered this and its on its … so will I be classed as a bad mother? have preordered this and its on its way, but was going to hide it and give it to my son for christmas, but should he have it now ?



    Hmm I wouldn't say bad mother no, I guess the thing is it's just going to be sitting there for 3 months and there is always a danger that he might have moved on in 3 months to something else and the newness factor would have worn off. Be nice to him and left him have it when it comes.

    newme2006

    so will I be classed as a bad mother? have preordered this and its on its … so will I be classed as a bad mother? have preordered this and its on its way, but was going to hide it and give it to my son for christmas, but should he have it now ?only problem is if I give him a £100 present now then I have 4 children so will have to give the other 3 all a present!!!!!!



    LOL we hav ordered this for my 11yr old son - I wouldnt waste a minute worrying what faceless people on here would think about u buying this for him!


    p.s I agree with Natversion - give it to him when it arrives!
    Edited by: "bossyboots" 10th Sep 2010

    my son is 8 - he loves Halo got everything to do with it - well nearly

    got he some mega bloks for xmas

    we see this in gamestation the other day and he refused to leave the store unless I got it for him, had to get a member of staff to tell him it wasn't avaliable yet - otherwise we would have had to drag him kicking and screaming. LOL! - actualy that was just my husband!
    Edited by: "newme2006" 10th Sep 2010
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