Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Software > Console Gaming

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals
· Free Stuff
· Contests and Sweepstakes
· Black Friday 2013
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2012, 02:02 AM   #126
Veliko
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,962
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TecHNooB View Post
they werent pointless before?
No.

Next stupid question?
__________________
My books are available on Amazon or Pirate Bay.
Shades of Grey
Underneath
Jake

My website of hilarity
Veliko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 07:42 AM   #127
purbeast0
Lifer
 
purbeast0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 35,872
Default

ok so i got to the forerunner part last night and finished the first level where i'm over there, and my tone on this game has changed quite a bit. the forerunner level was freaking awesome, and their weapons are a welcome change of pace. i'm also really liking the forerunner enemies, well, all of them except that damn thing that flies around because that is a huge pain in the ass to kill.

but the 'assault rifle' of theirs is pretty badass, as is the pistol.

i also received my new subwoofer last night and hooked that up since my current one was broken, and damn the weapons sound MUCH better with some bass from the sub, especially that forerunner rifle.

i definitely had a bit of trouble last night putting it down for the night, as to the previous nights i was ready to be done with the game for that evening. i'll probably check out multiplayer this weekend too which should be cool.
purbeast0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #128
KentState
Diamond Member
 
KentState's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 5,497
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alfa147x View Post
Does the audio sound off to anyone? This game is a lot more theatrical than the others but the audio range is horrible. Mids and highs are all muddled in the middle while the bass is right there with them. My sub rarely kicks in. My FL, C, FR do most of the work while they can push some low end I like my sub filling in those frequencies. Movies and Halo reach sound great but Halo 4...

Receiver: Denon AVR-1912 configured using Audyssey
FL and FR: Polk Monitor 50
Center: Polk CSR
Rear: JBL Bookshelf
Sub: Polk PSW10
Tried the game out last night and the audio seems in line with everything else I've put through the speakers.
KentState is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 10:41 AM   #129
cmdrdredd
Lifer
 
cmdrdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 19,022
Default

The sound effects have been changed a bit from previous games. I think the warthog is terrible sounding now but all else is ok
__________________
Asus Maximus V Gene | 3570k @ 4.5 | 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 2133 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI @ 1230/6765
2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD | WD 300GB Velociraptor | Lite-On HBS212 BD-R | Corsair HX1000 PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932 | Yamakasi Catleap Q270 | Windows 8.1 Pro
cmdrdredd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #130
alfa147x
Lifer
 
alfa147x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 29,844
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KentState View Post
Tried the game out last night and the audio seems in line with everything else I've put through the speakers.
Thanks. I'll try to figure out what my receivers doing.
__________________
.
alfa147x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #131
purbeast0
Lifer
 
purbeast0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 35,872
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alfa147x View Post
Thanks. I'll try to figure out what my receivers doing.
yea i played last night with 3.1 (my surrounds aren't hooked up right now) and everything seemed okay and nothing sounded odd.

one thing to check on your receiver is to see what 'mode' it is in. i know mine has a bunch of modes, like concert, jazz, theater, etc ... and some of them can make it sound awful. not even sure why they include all of those.
purbeast0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #132
IceBergSLiM
Lifer
 
IceBergSLiM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: pistol wavin' new haven
Posts: 29,938
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
The sound effects have been changed a bit from previous games. I think the warthog is terrible sounding now but all else is ok
I agree warthog sounds cheap like its running off a battery and not a hemi
IceBergSLiM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #133
SnipeMasterJ13
Senior Member
 
SnipeMasterJ13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IceBergSLiM View Post
I agree warthog sounds cheap like its running off a battery and not a hemi
This is funny because on launch day when my roommate got home I happened to be driving around in the warthog and the first thing he said was, "damn, it sounds like that thing has a hemi!!" That was coming from my weak tv speakers too, not even a sound system.

To be fair, my roommate is an idiot and doesn't even know what a hemi actually is, or why it's even called that. Just amusing that was the first comment he made immediately.
SnipeMasterJ13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #134
amish
Diamond Member
 
amish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,295
Default

ok, I've only gotten one hour in so far. my son was born on the 6th and I haven't had any downtime to really play. However, I've gotten a couple of observations.

- grunts, they seem to be just blobs hopping around the screen. intelligence seems to have gone down. before they would seek cover and perform little zergling rush tactics. now I have a hard time telling if they are facing me or if I'm going to shoot them in the back. I had a group just stand there as I would pop out 4 feet in front of them from behind an opening; picking them off one at a time.

- ammo, do the weapons have less capacity? during all campaigns (Halo: CE through Reach) I think the plasma pistol is the best weapon for taking down shields and being highly accurate. now, I think it gets about 20 shots before it is done.

I'm sure I'll get more contention points later.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnOfSheffield
And i have never, EVER been a member of any army.
amish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #135
blurredvision
Lifer
 
blurredvision's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 17,669
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amish View Post
- grunts, they seem to be just blobs hopping around the screen. intelligence seems to have gone down. before they would seek cover and perform little zergling rush tactics. now I have a hard time telling if they are facing me or if I'm going to shoot them in the back. I had a group just stand there as I would pop out 4 feet in front of them from behind an opening; picking them off one at a time.
Same thing happened with the Gears of War franchise. As the graphics went up, AI went down. When I played Gears 3, I didn't remember the enemies being so stupid. So I went back and played the first one and it's like a completely different game. I'd venture to guess you'll find the same with Halo.

They have to keep increasing the visual fidelity, otherwise they'll catch shit for it. So, they put those CPU cycles towards graphics and take away from AI.

This is why we need a new console generation.
blurredvision is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #136
American Gunner
Platinum Member
 
American Gunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,393
Default

I am loving this game. The story has been good and fun, spartan ops is a blast, and I just finally played my first game of multiplayer. It's been a few years and I was pretty rusty, but I only when 1 kill negative on slayer.
American Gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 12:26 PM   #137
bearxor
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Posts: 6,222
Default

I'm only about an hour in, finally finished AC3, and this is pretty fucking awesome. I love it.
__________________
This post paid for by the committee to re-invade Vietnam.
bearxor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #138
cmdrdredd
Lifer
 
cmdrdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 19,022
Default

Finished the SP, but I am confused on the ending. Could someone PM me an explination of what exactly happened so as to not post spoilers in this thread? Thanks

And for the record, Halo 4 has the most annoying enemies ever in a video game. Those forerunner dog things (whatever they are called) are super annoying!
__________________
Asus Maximus V Gene | 3570k @ 4.5 | 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 2133 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI @ 1230/6765
2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD | WD 300GB Velociraptor | Lite-On HBS212 BD-R | Corsair HX1000 PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932 | Yamakasi Catleap Q270 | Windows 8.1 Pro
cmdrdredd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:07 PM   #139
ronbo613
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 401
Default

I'm not that great of a Halo campaign player, so every time I get killed, the game goes back to the start of the mission; tired of playing the same boring mission over and over. No checkpoints in this game?
ronbo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #140
cmdrdredd
Lifer
 
cmdrdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 19,022
Default

There are checkpoints but you have to get to them lol
__________________
Asus Maximus V Gene | 3570k @ 4.5 | 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 2133 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI @ 1230/6765
2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD | WD 300GB Velociraptor | Lite-On HBS212 BD-R | Corsair HX1000 PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932 | Yamakasi Catleap Q270 | Windows 8.1 Pro
cmdrdredd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #141
ronbo613
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 401
Default

Quote:
There are checkpoints but you have to get to them lol
Like what, every hour of gameplay?
Usually, if you move from one scenario to the next there's a checkpoint. So far, the only "saves" I have are at the beginning of missions and nowhere in between.
ronbo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #142
Pheran
Diamond Member
 
Pheran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 5,111
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronbo613 View Post
Like what, every hour of gameplay?
Usually, if you move from one scenario to the next there's a checkpoint. So far, the only "saves" I have are at the beginning of missions and nowhere in between.
No, there are lots of checkpoint. It even says "Checkpoint" on the screen every time you reach one, so I'm not sure why you are having trouble.
__________________
Main PC: Antec Solo II | Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H | Core i5 3450 | Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600 | HIS IceQ 7870
Intel SSD 330 240G | 2x500GB HD RAID1 | Corsair TX650 Power Supply | Dell U2312HM


Heatware: Pheran
Pheran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #143
Veliko
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,962
Default

Unless, of course, he's turned on that skull that makes you start at the beginning of the level each time you die...
__________________
My books are available on Amazon or Pirate Bay.
Shades of Grey
Underneath
Jake

My website of hilarity
Veliko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #144
ronbo613
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 401
Default

Quote:
Unless, of course, he's turned on that skull that makes you start at the beginning of the level each time you die...
That was the problem, thanks Veliko. Heck, I'm not a Halo junkie, I just like to play video games.

Last edited by ronbo613; 11-11-2012 at 04:47 PM.
ronbo613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 04:51 PM   #145
Anubis
No Lifer
 
Anubis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Anger is a gift!
Posts: 73,531
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
The sound effects have been changed a bit from previous games. I think the warthog is terrible sounding now but all else is ok
the warthog does sound like crap and there is a massive lack of low end compared to say BF3 which would shake my house when driving the tank
Anubis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #146
Pheran
Diamond Member
 
Pheran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 5,111
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
And for the record, Halo 4 has the most annoying enemies ever in a video game. Those forerunner dog things (whatever they are called) are super annoying!
I don't see the big deal with the dogs, they are pretty easy to kill. My most-hated enemy to this point are Watchers, those damn things that fly around and shield/resurrect the other Forerunners.
__________________
Main PC: Antec Solo II | Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H | Core i5 3450 | Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 1600 | HIS IceQ 7870
Intel SSD 330 240G | 2x500GB HD RAID1 | Corsair TX650 Power Supply | Dell U2312HM


Heatware: Pheran
Pheran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #147
cmdrdredd
Lifer
 
cmdrdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 19,022
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheran View Post
I don't see the big deal with the dogs, they are pretty easy to kill. My most-hated enemy to this point are Watchers, those damn things that fly around and shield/resurrect the other Forerunners.
Dude, when you get further in they climb the walls and come at you from multiple angles and you cannot shoot them fast enough and especially when you have to kill a knight and the watchers. You will have shields down and you run behind a pillar to let them recharge and from behind you there is one of those things pegging away.

It's pretty annoying when you are low on ammo from the knights and security turrets or are in the middle of reloading and your shields start getting plucked away.

It doesn't help that most of the time I was outnumbered 10-1
__________________
Asus Maximus V Gene | 3570k @ 4.5 | 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 2133 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI @ 1230/6765
2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD | WD 300GB Velociraptor | Lite-On HBS212 BD-R | Corsair HX1000 PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932 | Yamakasi Catleap Q270 | Windows 8.1 Pro
cmdrdredd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #148
SnipeMasterJ13
Senior Member
 
SnipeMasterJ13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Default

Just beat campaign on Legendary. It wasn't too bad at all. The dog things were no issue for me because they were basically Forerunner grunts - single shot kills. The Watchers/Knights or whatever, though, were brutal. They took insane amounts of ammo to take down.

Solid game overall, except it's kind of annoying that they made it way more CoD style. Oh well, can't win them all.
SnipeMasterJ13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #149
cmdrdredd
Lifer
 
cmdrdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 19,022
Default

I almost never got 1 shot kills on them unless it was a direct headshot.
__________________
Asus Maximus V Gene | 3570k @ 4.5 | 8GB Samsung 30nm @ 2133 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW SLI @ 1230/6765
2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD | WD 300GB Velociraptor | Lite-On HBS212 BD-R | Corsair HX1000 PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932 | Yamakasi Catleap Q270 | Windows 8.1 Pro
cmdrdredd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #150
SnipeMasterJ13
Senior Member
 
SnipeMasterJ13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
I almost never got 1 shot kills on them unless it was a direct headshot.
Well, yeah. They had to be head shots, just like the grunts. On Legendary if you don't get head shots pretty much everything takes an entire clip, if not more, to kill. Even grunts.

For what it's worth, I play these games entirely too much and always aim for the head so I'm pretty good at it. In multiplayer out of my total 697 kills, 420 of them were head shots. Breaking it down by weapon type of "kills/head shots" I'm 350/296 with DMR, and 119/103 with the battle rifle.

Moral of the story is that head shots are important, even in campaign. It will definitely make your life easier!
SnipeMasterJ13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.