Mark and I played about 2/3rds of it today on XBO via Master Chief Collection. It is clearly longer than Halo C.E.. We had some connection issues with it here and there. Mark eventually quit in frustration. I kept going. I found some new terminals and got a few achievements for various gunplay. I'd say this game might be Bungie's biggest effort as far as story goes. It seems the most epic of the series with long elaborate cut scenes and very dramatic dialog. I think, talk of a movie started about this time and I can see why.
People are saying it's the best Persona ever. What actually thrills me the most is that the dungeons aren't procedural this time. I hate procedural dungeons. I like hand crafted dungeons to explore. Anyway, it looks good. Gonna get it?
Well, I've finally decided on a word for the robots, suggested by Halo Chief: "Sci-bots". I'm going to use that word for most robots. I also am going to use the word "computron" instead of "computer", as in "He turned on the computron." Did someone suggest that?
I was a teenager when the video game arcades were big in the 80s. I rode my bike everywhere and arcades were all around me. I would go to a pizza shop, a hotel lobby, a department store or the mall and find them. It was fun to go to different places because they often had different machines. I got to play a lot of different games, so I'm breaking this blog up into three parts. This first one is the years 1978-1981.
Today is release day for MLB 17 The Show. I'm still on the fence if I should buy the game or just continue playing MLB 16. Last year I pre-ordered the game, and by pre-order I mean I walked into a Target bought one of those $1 cards that gets me the game and a $5 gift card to use on another trip. If you purchase your game at the Electronics section, you can use the gift card on something else like a $20 PSN card at the front of the store. Anyways I didn't play much of last year's game, only getting video game Chris to put up monster numbers in the minors just to be brought up by a struggling Mets squad that wasn't winning after the All Star Break. Anyways I never finished the game and maybe this might be the first year I play the game for more than two seasons.
I finished Halo Reach, number 2 on the chrono list, on Sunday in about 7 hours. First off, the opening minutes reminded me how much I love the O'Donnell/Salvatore music. It adds such majesty to the game. It has just the right amount of melodramatic emphasis. Music for Halo should be a little bit over-the-top. Then, I saw the environments in Reach and remembered how much I like the design of this game. It still looks amazing. Most of the game takes place in natural environments dotted with a few buildings. I just like the look of the game very much. There is a lot of variety of gameplay: you go to space, fight within a Covenant ship, fly a Falcon helicopter, and drive a tank. The story is a downer but it's still a heroic story. I love the way it dovetails into Halo: Combat Evolved. Your last task in Reach is to deliver Cortana to Captain Keyes' ship, The Pillar of Autumn. There is a spartan with green armor near the end, but I could have sworn the voice work for him wasn't Master Chief, but I could be wrong. Maybe that was him as you link up with the Pillar of Autumn's crew. It would make sense. Anyway, the next day Mark and I ran through Halo: C.E., co-op, via The Master Chief Collection.
OK guys, I have a little contest for you. I'm having trouble thinking of a name for the robots/droids of my fantasy space story, and I was wondering if you guys had any ideas. Currently, I'm calling them "science-bots" but that's terrible. I was hope you guys could throw out ideas for what they are called and we can work on a solution.
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