So the first game I got for 360 was Halo 3. Unlike most of the fanboys out there, I actually like the story. I think there’s a lot of rather untouched depth there, and I think Bungie has excellently just scraped the surface and left a few gaping abysses there into which you can look whenever you feel like it but it’s not shoved down your throat. I find the whole series rather charming.
In case this someone is thinking ‘wtf is that bitch on about’ I’ll sort of clarify. I like the relationship between the Master Chief and Cortana. Imagine his situation, all he’s had is his fellow Spartans. He’s rather old, like 50-60. Now he’s the last Spartan II, the project has been put down, replaced with Spartan III and no one really understands him or where he comes from, he’s regarded a bit of a freak despite the legendary status. And the only one he actually knows who’s still there is a computer who takes the form of a hologram. Imagine like, the isolation that brings you.
Now that I’ve excused myself, I’ll get to the point.
So Bungie’s been making these games. Bungie I really like, because you get the feeling they’ve really loved the games they’ve made. There’s like fanservice there. So they made the trilogy, Wars, ODST and then Reach and then they said hey, this is it. No more Halo. What does Microsoft do?
They get some random people involved with the franchise together, call them 343 Industries and make them create Halo 4, the start of a new trilogy due to be released during the holidays 2012. Just what the actual fuck?! I’ll admit the trailer from E3 made me excited, not like ODST and Reach, but still, I got a little excited. I’m just scared they’ll ruin the franchise just to have something to compete with Call of Duty with.
Other than both being FPS they have NOTHING IN COMMON. I do not see why I have to argue with a CoD fanboy everytime I talk about Halo among male gamers. Soap is actually one of my nicknames too! I like CoD, I love Halo. Get over it. Call of Duty is half a realistic game, Halo is a scifi futuristic game. It’s like comparing Assassin’s Creed with Final Fantasy. You can compare them as games, like this game gets this score because, and this game gets this score because, and these scores can be compared. But beyond that, not really.
I’m curious to hear reactions on Halo 4, so what did you people out there think?
Oh and here’s the trailer in case someone’s missed it.
“In the end, what is the difference between men and women? Both like black both like white, both like pink both like chocolate… both have tears. They’re the same really.”—Eccentric Fashion Person on TV
“You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when wind blows. This is why I am afraid, you say that you love me too.”—William Shakespeare (via michellejpark)
So I followed the entire 2 hours of the Ubisoft E3 Press Conference, like everyone else, just to see something of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Whilst Ghost Recon seemed pretty cool, there was a lot of stuff I just wished they would stop talking about. And the main presenter’s pickup lines sucked.
So having sat through this all, I was relieved as the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations presentation started with the CGI trailer some of you might already be familiar with. Altair makes an appearance here, and that is about the only bloody appearance he makes in all of this presentation. In this trailer though, he appears as a ghostly white hallucination or something, sort of guiding Ezio onto the right path. Altair was fit as usual, but Ezio was very fit too. I’ll stop fangirling now.
I really can’t find anything to complain about with this trailer.
As for the gameplay it looked quite amazing but come on: you can’t even pretend Ezio blends in even vaguely in Constantinople in that outfit and with that build. He’s like twice wider than most other characters in view, and fuck, if I saw that guy I’d probably think “HMM WHY IS HE ARMED TO HIS TEETH? HE MUST BE SPECIAL”. This is basically my beef with the franchise, the sort of raw assassin spirit the first game had seems to be lost in these Ezio games. I have in previous posts spoken of how Ezio is a more stereotypical gaming protagonist than Altair… which necessarily isn’t a bad thing but what comes to my personal preference I prefer Altair.
I immediately spotted a tumblr rage of the lack of Desmond and Altair in the gameplay presentation and whilst I share that disappointment, it’s perhaps a treat they’re saving for the actual game. Also, let’s face it, most gamers are probably mostly interested about Ezio, since Ezio is that sort of stereotype gaming character with the abs and the ladies and all that - better for a presentation in an advertising purpose.
All I’m saying non-Ezio fangirls (and boys) is hold tight. According to online sources there will be Altair gameplay in Revelations and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about this. All in all, I expect this game will be quite amazing and let’s hope we get the revelations we all want.
If someone wants to toss out an opinion, I’ll be happy to read them. So what do YOU think of this upcoming game and the saga in general?
“Showing young children in these communities, that there are outlets for their feelings, that there is room in a space for their stories to be told, and that they will be applauded-and it’s not about ego, it’s about connection: that their pain is everybody else’s pain.”—Tom Hiddleston (via trollingtroller)
Loki: Am I cursed? Odin: No. Loki: What am I? Odin: You’re my son. Loki: What more than that? The casket wasn’t the only thing you took from Jotunheim that day, was it? Odin: No. In the aftermath of the battle, I went into the temple and I found a baby. Small, for a Giant’s offspring. Abandoned, suffering, left to die. Laufey’s son. Loki: Laufey’s son? Odin: Yes. Loki: Why? You were knee-deep in the Jotun blood. Why would you take me? Odin: You were an innocent child. Loki: No. You took me for a purpose. What was it?
Loki: TELL ME! Odin: I thought we could unite our Kingdoms one day - bring about an alliance, bring about permanent peace - through you. Loki: Wh-? Odin: But those plans no longer matter. Loki: So I’m no more than another stolen relic, locked up here, until you might have use of me? Odin: Why do you twist my words? Loki: You could have told me what I was from the beginning! Why didn’t you?! Odin: You’re my son. I wanted only to protect you from the truth. Loki: Why? Because I- I- I’m the monster parents tell their children about at night? Odin: No- Loki: You know it all makes sense now, why you favoured Thor all these years! Because no much you claimed to love me, you could never have a Frost Giant sitting on the throne of Asgard!