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Official HALO REACH Thread

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Found 8th Sep 2010
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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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