Yes you read right.Game informer a video game magazine is doin a ten page preview of halo 2 . They put some of the stuff on hbo.Ill give you a summary on the stuff. some of the things might make you cry so here it goes.. .* you can play with more than two teams! Like I said I haven't read the article yet but one pic CLEARLY shows 2 pink MC 2 light green MC 1 Red MC and 1 Green MC! * the enviorments are AWESOME! * they have a pic of a flamethrower turret! I'll post more about it once I read it. SINGLE PLAYER * Bungie confirmed the campaign will take place on both earth and a 2nd Halo Ring. * Peaking and destructable envoirments are likely but not confirmed. * Brute and Prophet confirmed, likely to be atleast one more covenant added. MULTIPLAYER * Online 5 week Alpha test has been completed. The test was available only to 1000 M$ employees. * Elites WILL be playable in atleast 1 multiplayer mode * New multi modes confirmed, (only one described) Assault - offense carries bomb into defense's base to score a point, roles switch after a point is scored * "ONLINE COOP LIKELY" * Interactive envoirments In alpha version objects could be moved by being shot or by pushing them, could be pushed off ledges. Final version likely to contain quite a bit more interaction with envoirments. * Ghost and Banshee will have a new addition - Holding the L trigger will cause engines to flare and cause you to move across the map at unheard of speeds * New "energy elevator contraption" - stepping into the swirling energy beam lifts the player up like a strong air current. Players CAN fire will being elevated (unlike when using a ladder)<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Makes ya want to jump up and scream with joy. [Edited on 4/15/2004 5:18:44 AM]
4/15/2004 1:28:25 PM PermalinkWasn't there another thread about all this? Anyway, great stuff indeed. Flamethrower turret eh? That sounds cool. Haven't seen the picture, but I hope it looks better than the flame on the flamethrower in Halo PC (and the flamethrower in general, that thing was.. poo). I'm really excited about fighting in earth setting, and also about the 2nd Halo. I wonder if it will be a half destructed one, or one with a totally different environment.. Or something similair.. but still different enough. I wish I could get that magazine, I'm afraid they don't sell those here.
4/15/2004 1:27:11 PM PermalinkShould I forgive you for posting yet [b]another[/b] thread about this topic since there's no search engine? Hmm, it [i]is[/i] on the front page of [url=http://halo.bungie.org]HBO[/url], and this is like the fifteenth thread about it. I'll let it slide today, since you're new and I'm feeling nice. =) - Reiginko
4/15/2004 1:26:23 PM PermalinkI was under the impression that that IGN magazine has'nt been released to subcribers yet. Also, have you read the article yourself, or have you just seen little snippets of info from the article itself? All this gives me a hunch that this friday's weekly update is going to be EXTRA special. But, as some of the older members may know, my mind usually makes up crazy stuff in it's paranoid delusions.