>issued rifle is a bullpup short stroke rotating bolt real fuckin NATO 24 inch barrel rifle with 32 round mag that weights 9lbs loaded
It's pretty universally unanimous that Halo is /k/ as fuck(for a sci fi game)
ODSTs are fucking gods mayne.
Halo is zappy dappy glowy laser faggotry for children
I beat the first game when I was a teenager just to see what the hype was and it wasn't that good so I never played another, it's another "buy for mind-numbing multiplayer time wasting"
>Basically SEALs in space
>But thats wrong
Red Team(4 spartans iirc) destroyed an entire Covenant Armada on Reach
>tfw born too soon to have your children stolen from you by the government. their deaths faked. Then raised in a cruel environment of mind fuckery, physical torture, genetic experiments, and cybernetic implant surgery. All to become a 7 foot tall, 400 pound, mentally damaged killing machine. Designed to put down human uprisings.
SPARTAN-IV's are garbage every last one of them.
SPARTAN-III's had some good characters in them like Lucy and Tom. Litle dudes went into a covenant refinery at the age of 12 with 298 other SPARTAN-III's blew it up and got back alive.
And pretty much all of SPARTANS-I/II were fucking great.
>When not smaxophone, it's drums and guitars arranged to make you feel like you're on a Covenant-raping safari
The only thing I didn't like about ODST was that they did not have the Battle Rifle in it. So many times I needed one and didn't have a Covenant Carbine..
you ever play? second level of H:CE after you get out of the drop pod, theres those two banshees. 16rds of the magnum kills one. And in Halo Reach the magnum deals bonus damage to vehicles.
>survive the massive explosion caused by the Covenant ship to enter slipspace in the atmosphere
>your team is missing
>sleuth around the ruins of New Mombasa at night avoiding fights when possible
>use your suppressed SMG to kill grunts and other soft targets while remaining in the shadow
>the only assistance you receive is from a glorified janitorial AI that helps you by altering billboards and changing the lighting in the city
Pretty fucking (scifi) /k/ if you ask me
We should bring up the weapon designs in threads like these.
Seriously, if we were to brain out the mechanics of Halo rifles, that would be fucking sweet.
Always did love the 14mm sniper rifle, and the 8-gauge shotgun too.
What would 8-gauge be like?
>>survive the massive explosion caused by the Covenant ship to enter slipspace in the atmosphere
I don't think that was an explosion. I think that was just an atmospheric disturbance from having a space hole open up in it.
would need some sort of hydraulic recoil dampening. Shooting anything more then target shells would wreck a mere mortal human.
I want to find a gun smith that will flip a moss 500 tactical upside down so I can have a top loading shotty.
>>Too bad they fired him.
Don't fucking get me started, or you'll make me fuck up more posts like this
>stored it's shells in a similar fashion to the p90.
... No it didn't. There's no way you're getting fuckhuge shells like that to go in this thing sideways
Daily reminder that in the Halo world to Master Chief you'd be like that one Marine in the game that always gets in the way when you're sniping and starts shooting too early and never shuts up that you accidentally shot in the head but don't feel to bad about because now you can headshot grunts in peace.
>I am sorry, Spartan.
>Even in death, your Sargent guides us all.
Sniper rifle was always my favorite in odst.
It just felt good to fire it.
Because 343i fucked the whole universe up with them and made them the same as ODSTs.
Take Halo Reach: All of Noble Team were Spartan 3's, while Jorge was the only Spartan 2. Did you see how massive he was compared to them? And 4's are even smaller than 3's.
Fuck yes I want one of those flags.
I think at most it will help your brain develop a shooting pattern and reloading habits.
Also reaction times. >>22948671 I remember 10 years ago reading about some study done in a NY college where their results suggested vidya games in general help tune your mind to develop hand-eye coordination and that shooter games specifically kinda forced your brain to learn how to process everything faster.
So I've always wondered if being in multiple firefights a month would do the same thing for your brain..
I distinctly remember intentionally killing my entire squad at the start of every mission and any I might find along the way so I could play with the sound up high and now worry about my mom hearing the cursing Marines.
>Spartan 4 program
>"Hey our Spartan program was fucking awesome, but took too long to mold and train them, so lets cut back the training and the genetic modification so we can churn out more of them faster"
>Not realizing that the only reason the Spartans were so effective is cause of all the shit they cut out
Actually come to think about it that's very typical of real high level decision making.
Ok, so I had the developer e-mail me back and she gave me a quote on the flags.
Single Side Reverse- Blank on back
Finished with Header & Grommet
I can probably get a deal if I buy bulk and then re-sell them.
What would make a odst esque armor today?
Im thinkin a BALCS carrier of sorts and a crye airframe/mich 2001/ops core,
Black crye gen 3's
Im a sorta richfag and would love to do this
II's were selected based on genetics, raised to be soldiers, and given crazy amounts of drugs their whole lives before being augmented. III's were orphans of the war trained half as long if that and given worse armor and augs. IV's were soldiers given 100% safe yet equivalent augmentations to the SII's, the "same" armor and that's it. the shitty SIII's accomplished more than the IV's ever will, and the SII's cannot be compared.
Have read any recent books so no clue but the SPARTAN-IV's in Halo 4 are just garbage tier. They act like egotistical assholes when they are nothing more then enlisted grunts in special suits.
Just go to youtube and watch the halo 4 cut-scenes and those extra episode mission cut-scene and see what cunts they are.
HALO is Starship Troopers go to Ringworld.
The armor is from the movie
The drop pods are from the book
The Ringworld is from Ringworld (Known Space)
The ancient aliens are from Ringworld (Known Space), the Brin's Uplift Saga, etc.
The parasites are from Alien, Half-Life, etc.
The Covenant is the Dominion, the Empire (Star Wars), etc.
And so on, and so on.
I'm not saying HALO is bad but everything HALO has done has been done before and better.
>Making Halo threads on /k/
>having autistic circle jerks about Halo
might as well be cawadooty
>flies low enough to drop a hog
>doesn't pick them up
One thing that pissed me off the most reading the Halo books is that in The Flood it says that Master Chief loaded a 12 Guage round into his shotgun, when everyone knows the shotgun in Halo are 8 Guage.
No, the worst fucking author was that stupid bitch who wrote Glasslands that turned our Sangheili battle buddies into
>hurr your religion is wrong we can't help the humans
>ONI secret club is donating weapons to sangheili rebels
>people don't recognize the arby as a true arbiter
>sangheili and humans on brink of war after we bled together
Fuck that noise. It's not fucking canon.
The spartan 3 ' s were made for cheap and suicide squads basically. Their average life expectancy was 1-2 years after training. I remember in the books they deployed what? 300-500 of them? And only a few survived.
Yeah...It's about Sgt. Johnson trying to find MC all across the battlefields to finally send him home. But Miranda and her slurry ways is trying to keep him to herself since Cortona went bat shit crazy.
>Be Halo 3
>humanity and the covenant forces decide to bleed together once they wise the fuck up their leadership is fucked
>mostly only brutes and a few stragglers left behind protecting the prophets
>destroy the fuck out of the covenant
>this should begin ushering in an era of peace
>Be Halo 4
>enemy covenant ships attacks yours first thing in the game
>HURR THEY ARE COVENANT EXTREMISTS
>still fighting the covenant
If they had shield technology mastered enough to miniaturize it for a combat suit shouldn't it be easy enough to have a larger version for the human ships which we don't see until H4 with the ship Infinity
>>HURR THEY ARE COVENANT EXTREMISTS
I know this got me.
>He's a TERRORIST
Hell, I still read them. They're good, fun mil-scifi. Too bad 343 has ruined the series and turned it into a personal drama-tragedy on all fronts. I'm waiting for the next good mil-scifi game/lore to grab my attention.
I tried reading the new books, expecting some awesome /k/-tier military scifi action like Fall of Reach, Ghost of Onyx, First Strike, etc. and got hit with so much bullshit I raged for days.
>You know what? Halsey is bad.Yeah, fuck here.
I can't forgive 343. Don't even get me started with Halo 4.
In short, Halo used to be grade-A /k/ tier military scifi. Now it's Twilight-tier drama set in space.
just a friendly reminder that, while it is on the back-burner, project Reach Around is still in the works. any critique or suggestions are much appreciated. i'm doing this for you, /k/
Honestly? No. It just kills me because of how great the Halo lore was.
Speaking of which though...
I'm the creative type. I opened up my word processor tonight and started penning my own military scifi novel. I'm the kind of person who'll write a book for myself just so I have something to read. Hopefully it'll turn out okay. If it does, I'll post on /k/ or something when it's done.
I doubt they wanted to kill Halo - With how Destiny is literally fucking Halo (even down to a big chunk of the terminology, enemy design, Ghost's being your AI companion, etc) they probably approach Microsoft about making a Halo MMO. Some suit at MS probably said "No. You will make us Halo 4 and not some Halo MMO" and then Bungie staff likely would just mass quit at this point.
Bungie gives Microsoft Halo as an IP, and they leave to go make the game they wanted to, but all without the decade worth of Lore they had built up.
Microsoft tends to make really bad business decisions. Where as Electronic Arts destroys Franchises, EA milk's franchises and ruins studios (but keeps the IP content itself really nice), Microsft just has a history of not using common fucking sense. The fact they dumped millions into Mass Effect, being the primary source of funding for that game and never secured it for the Xbox exclusively? Holy shit.
The mlitary use 8 gauge. and in halo CE, it says: the shotgun is a pump-action magazine-fed weapon. it fires 8 gauge magnum rounds. The difference between the two guns is that halo CE is a magnum, while the halo 2 shotgun is just plain rounds. 8 gauge is extremely more powerful because it is a lower gauge.Pc and console had a mix up of what they used since Microsoft liked to fuck over the PC users.
>CORTANA MY 3D WAIFU WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER
>no, Chief-Sama, i must go now
>Halsey why do the spartans all have autism
>my spartans saved us all, go fuck yourself admiral
>wow u humans dont deserve to be the ones who bear the mantle of the forerunners, im going to put you all in the matrix
>little did u kno, chief, Ancient Aliens knew you would be born so we left this VHS tape so u know what to do
Project reach around is a project to re-write Reach into a good story, and then mod the game into that shape when it inevitably makes it's way to PC. it's a long ways off, and a pipe dream, but I've got time and preoccupations up till that point.
I think bungie just was done with Halo and wanted to do something else, but the mil-sci fi is their gig so that's why. And they've had a history of putting in details from old games into their new stuff for the fans.
Halo is literally full of Marathon references. I mean even Callsign Foehammer was derived from a level in one of their old games.
>Project reach around
Of course. Fucking of course.
Fuck man, I remember on the mission Halo, trying to free up the passenger side on the warthog, and then trying to get one of the snipers to get in shotgun all the time. Used to run those fuckers over all the time.
Its Japanese, but Sento Yousei Yukikaze is pretty neat.
Its a novel from the 70's about a fighter pilot and his sentient AI plane fighting a war on an alien planet.
Its getting a movie adaptation with Tom Cruise.
Or my favorite part
>Oh SUREE chief, maybe you did save humanity and civilization
>Maybe you did end the war and prevent the extinction of all living things in the galaxy
>But you know what? IM THE CAPTAIN HERE SO IM LEAVING YOU ON THIS PLANET
That's because upper management have no self value for gaming. They only care for short term profits and are not even into games. Also hate it when game play demos come out and they choose the most autistic noob to demonstrate.
It also has a short animated series that's pretty neat.
It gets a bit weird at the end.
Everything about that game was so horribly awful.
I plan on getting an Xbone and the Master Chief collection, and that'll be my last Halo franchise purchase. I want to play Halo 2 online again, and fight through Delta Halo with my ODST.
It's sad though. I was so heavily invested in the franchise and loved it so much. Hell, I have a 6' tall statue of the chief from Halo 2 dual wielding SMG's. To this day, I still have that glorious beast watching over my entertainment center. It's kind of incredible to think of how quickly somebody can kill a franchise. This must be how hardcore Starwars fans felt like when the prequels were released.
but see it's even stupider than that. It's bad fucking business
>dump millions into Bioware to make Mass Effect
>have this look like it's developing into a really awesome IP
>do not secure it long term in any way
>EA buys Bioware for the lulz
>releases Mass Effect 2 and 3 on PS3
Like how do you not get a contract that says "We want you to make this game, and if you make 2 more sequels they will also be exclusive"? How do you dump enough money to just buy the company into a project and let EA come in and steal that shit.
And they do this sort of shit all the time and the dudes making these decisions probably make half a million dollars a year or more.
well, to be fair, immagine chris costa walking into the middle of the oval office without being invited and telling the SecDef in the middle of a meeting with Obama how to run the war on ISIL (couldn't be much worse than how he already is, imo)
>I want to play Halo 2 online again
>not wanting to play Halo 1 online on a console for the first time ever
(without using Xbox Connect)
>not wanting to do experience Halo 3 launch day again and drive the Brute Chopper into warthogs with the boost.
Yeah. Haven't bought one yet. I still don't even know if it'll be a day one purchase for me.
Halo 1 was great fun, and I lived on it from 2001-2004, but Halo 2's online holds a much deeper place in my heart.
Still, I miss 8v8 CTF games on Sidewinder. Four xboxes, four clunky CRT tv's, and a shit load of Mountain Dew. I was I was 12 again. But not really.
I think the thing that I liked aobut the Halo books is that the SPARTAN I/II's in those were actually pretty covert as fuck. Like some of the operator shit they pulled in those books was awesome.
While in the game you are pretty much just run n gun blow em all up space marine.
I loved ODST sneaking around Mombassa trying to avoid enemy patrols and shit. limited ammo and brutes could fucking 2 shot you on legendary.
Friendly reminder: Halsey is one sexy bitch, and the only worthwhile self-made character in Halo.
Master Chief is her pet.
Sorry, the way it was worded made it sound like you suggested Sam died during that mission.
I'd kill for a Splinter Cell style game of the Spartan II's back when they were stealthy.
You mean the BEST of Halo online holds a special place? I don't blame you.
>TFW I remember a week after H2 launched
>Resident nerd bitching at lunch about how Gauss Warthog is overpowered
>Tells me it should have been cut
>I explain its in there to fuck up tanks
>"Yeah, that's why it's overpowered."
>Call him a fucking idiot and remind him of how I curbstomped his ass for 4 hours in a Halo 1 lan party
Edgy teen highschool days truly were fun.
>I would rail the shit out of her if she were like 25 years younger
How about this one?
I was a team-killing fucktard in Halo, too...
Truthfully, it's their own damned fault for hopping on my grenades, getting in front of me while I am shooting, and GOD DAMN IT I WAS FIRING A ROCKET WHAT THE FUCK JENKINS
Anyone else think this bomb looked stupid as shit? Even when I was 12 I wondered how they cleared it during development. It literally looks nothing like covenant style, design or architecture.
It looks like one of the dev team's kid came in for take your kid to work day and was told to design the scariest bomb he could.
Damn you, you asshole. You just had to make me think of this.
I haven't watched it, so IDK if she is or not.
I think the design is okay. The spikes, while potentially giving a way for Spartans to pick it up, also makes it a pain in the ass to move the fucking thing. Imagine dragging that thing and a spike gets stuck in the gap on the floor near the door or something.
I remember having a binge session over the summer because I got all the episodes off limewire.
They made 6 or 7 episodes I think. One of them is amazing, the other two are great.
Origins Part 2 = God Tier
Origins Part 1 = Great
The Baby Sitter = Great
Avoid the other four like the plague.
On another note, anybody watch those funky comic-like movies released on Halo Waypoint? They were visualizations of stories found in Halo Evolutions. Head Hunters is incredible.
I have. She's a macguffin and is in there for about 2 minutes. Vague storyline consists of the covenant hijacking her cryo pod and Master Chief and pals crashing space motorcycles into the side of a covenant battleship and blasting everything inside. It was alright.
>I always pictured her as the maple syrup lady Aunt Jemima when I was a kid.
Titan Tier = Fall of Reach
God Tier = Ghost of Onyx, First Strike
Great Tier = The Flood, Cole Protocol, Evolutions
Good Tier = Contact at Harvest
Everything else = Shit
That's my subjective opinion. All of the new books suck hard and strayed away from the genre of military scifi. They're now mostly political/personal dramas.
They tried, nukes give off cherenkov radiation when launched from slipspace, so the covies saw them coming a million kilometers out and shot them down. troops, however, don't glow blue when exiting slipspace, so they were able to get in close enough to fuck their shit up. makes a ton of sense actually.
"I... I didn't have a choice... The L.T... the Sergeant... they were all infected! I could see it crawling... sliming around beneath their skin!! A-and then they got up... they s-started to talk! Oh, God! Their voices!! Oh, God! No, make them stop! I did them a favor... y-yeah that's it; I helped them! Maybe... maybe I need to do myself... a fav..."
The fact that nobody shot that fucker in the face immediately after he started shittalking on the chief made me mad. It's like everyone forgot the whole 'saved the universe no less than three times pretty much single-handedly' bit.
Read them in this order.
Fall of Reach
Ghost of Onyx
Cole Protocole and Contact at Harvest can be read anytime after First Strike. They're stand alone books, but it's my personal opinion that they should be read after the original three books.
Halo Evoltuions is a collection of short stories. Head Hunters and The Mona Lisa are two real gems. Human Weakness is pretty good and deals with Cortana's torture at the hands of the Gravemind between Halo 2-3. It was personal, but done tastefully unlike Halo 4.
In order from top down
>Fall on Reach
>Ghosts of Onix
>Contact Harvest moon
>And everything else fuck the rest of it from here on out.
Damn it I love Contact Harvest though. That one is my most favorite.
>Johnson being badass and fucking that ONI chick
The fact that these were posted within seconds of each other and suggest the same order speaks volume, though I did forget to add:
>And everything else fuck the rest of it from here on out.
We speak the truth, anon.
Right to left. The ones the other anon suggested are mainly the good ones.
>humans and aliums working together like bros
not even close. you don't wash away 30 years of genocide and bloodshed with one battle. Humans and sangheilli especially will never coexist. admiral hood is a whackjob, and so is the arbiter.
>Buying anything after Evolutions
I am sad for you.
Pic related are the best in order of release.
However, the Superintendent is rather limited in terms of communication, only able to interact with the Rookie by manipulating municipal electronic signs (for example, lighting up a sign to read 'keep right' to guide the Rookie in that direction)
>instead of directly asking the squad not to destroy an expensive bridge, he can only use the generic phrase 'respect public property."
>When you eventually do blow up the bridge, the SI mocks the Covenant by saying "BRIDGE TOLL ACCEPTED. HAVE A NICE DAY."
There is something so infinitely badass about having a "dumb" AI that controls the city take the fight to the enemy.
Superintendent 10/10 would operate with
holy shit i never noticed that and now I'm laughing at what a cheeky cunt the superintendent always was
>also, manly tears for that operator as fuck MP who went to go look for his squad but was killed by buggers when you dropped down the hole
Literally my first thought when I watched this scene was "Didn't this guy in big green battle scared armor beat an entire platoon of ODST's to death when he was just a teenager in an experimental test? Why the fuck isn't this big green tard laughing at this little bitch cunt's face right now?"
Funny how Del Rio basically got reamed hard as fuck when he got back and the UNSC realized he fucking left the messiah of humanity on some nameless planet in deep space.
I like to think he was transferred to New Phoenix during the last level.
I like to think Halo 4 doesn't exists, but that doesn't change anything.
On a slightly related note, the music also sucked. It sounded like I was watching fucking Return of the Jedi.
You mean the MP that was bought out by one of the city officials?
He wasnt looking for his squad, he was looking for the evidence that could frame his boss for all sorts of illegal shit.
Thats why the superintendent says to wary of hitchhikers as they may be criminals when you first meet him.
If you collect all the audio logs e doesnt die and jumps down with you and open a locked door where you come across the lab where his boss murdered the father of the girl in the audio logs after he got evidence of some officials corruption.
>OG books or go home
You're bitching at the wrong guy. Suck my shotgun.
>lso, manly tears for that operator as fuck MP who went to go look for his squad but was killed by buggers when you dropped down the hole
what was his deal? i never unlocked all the backstory stuff. was he in it? seemed really important for nameless npc
I fucking love /k/ Halo threads. We all weep and geek out over the amazing canon and condemn the new shit.
I think I'm gonna start concerning Halo 4, but not completely assbackwards like that shit 343i put out.
Yeah, but you don't have a rare hard cover original printing copy, do you?
If the character design of the Spartan from that was even close to how they're described in the other mediums it might have been a little better.
>Muh flowing golden locks
>Muh helmet doesn't fit right
>I'm blinded because hair
Stupid anime bullshit.
She should've been bald and scarred up as shit.
>She ends up dying.
It was fucking stupid. What pisses me off the most is that it's canon.
Ah, come on now anon. It wasn't that bad. Maybe 'Great' is a bit of a stretch, but it was good in my opinion. Maybe it's because it reminded me of Cowboy Bebop and I had just watched the Rescue Mission episode, so anything seemed good.
Ah the memories
If it was something other than Halo I might have been more accepting of it. It definitely wasn't the worst but I was expecting much better than that. Though in retrospect, taking into consideration of how much I hated Forward Unto Dawn, it actually wasn't that bad.
>all this halo love and no warhammer starship scale pissing contests (yet).
Scale shmale. Halo ships looked fucking bad ass.
Original Pillar of Autumn was best Pillar of Autumn.
>Most UNSC ships were literally just giant fucking rail guns with engines strapped on them.
I fucking love UNSC ships
So uh, anyone else realize that Noble 6 is kind of a total fucking badass? I actually like him more than John.
Reach is easily my favorite Halo.
there are /k/ommandos here who haven't played halo 2+?
>We will never get to see a Leviathan class Supercarrier in action.
Why even fucking live man.
That Commander Laskey is a bitch.
>But MC we're just human wah!
BITCH, Who the fuck do you think you're fucking talking to? You're talking to the motherfucking quintessential loyalty to the end badassinest motherfucker in your universe, and you give him a sob story about how he feels? All of his friends ever were dead before he left for the first Halo ring and this fucking faggot thinks the Master Chief is sad about losing Cortana when he only was with her for a little more than 6 months max.
Chief might be more bad ass as far as feats go, but Noble 6 is so much fucking cooler. I really like the Noble Team in general, actually. They're all a lot more human than Chief is.
Also this. Fuck that bitch ass nigga
>Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach
>some real fucking hardcore war and shit
>war is bad
>lul covenent r bak u didnt tink ud see dem agin rite?
>oh da univers is in danga from othr aliens & stuff
>oh yea is no longer trilogoy we now reclaimer SAGA so we mak many gaem off dis now ok? ok.
Aight, with some Google fu I've found that MC met Cortana on 8/29/2552 and went into cryosleep after Halo 3 on 12/11/2552. Later in H4 MC wakes up on 7/21/2557 and Cortana dies on 7/25/2557.
Grand total of approximately 3.5 months. Great job on that forced pseudo relationship writing 343.
>Hurr only three months
As of the Halo 1 incident, however, they were almost constantly together until their separation in Halo 2 through 3.
>Which was really only a few days bet felt long as fuck.
Plus Cortana spent four years watching him. I'm inclined to believe their relationship is stronger than you give credit for.