*sigh* Why does everyone compare any FPS to Halo?

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Post by JuddWack » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:55 pm

Ceeg wrote:Since when did graphics and music determine how good of a game is?
If it doesn't matter then why are you even buying new systems? You can play plenty of great games for almost nothing if graphics and sound don't make a difference to you.

How many bad games do you find yourself humming the soundtrack to when your not playing? How many poor games have great sound tracks? How many great games have poor soundtracks?

And although you may disagree but level design is one factor that determines the overall quality of a game. The huge levels which seem to go on forever and enormous architecture that Master Chief skips across effortlessly like Jordan I felt were quite original for a console.
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Post by Ceeg » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:17 pm

Im saying that a game could have great graphics and a great soundtrack and still suck. And graphics isn't my reason for buying new systems i buy them cause hey its a new system hell yeah im gonna buy it.
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Post by Caboose » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:22 pm

Gameplay>Graphics/Sound. All three are very important though, because graphics and sound add to the feel of the game and help you get more into it. Unfortunately, most people these days seem to think Graphics>Sound>Gameplay.
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Post by mikozero » Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:13 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
mikozero wrote:i'd love to see a game where console players can go up against pc players on the same servers, but its never been offically done, i wonder why ? well actually i don't.

not getting the hang of wasd and a mouse and claiming you can play fps competatively is, well i don't know what it is, but it aint right i tell you. . .

delusional probably
Id Software let Quake III for Dreamcast connect to the same servers as Quake III for PC, and you could play against each other. PC Users were even given a Dreamcast map pack to download if I recall correctly so they could do so.
well i wasn't aware of that cause i don't (and wouldn't) own it, my bad :oops:

but it can't be much going fun (or competative) going up against Q3 vets on the DCs pad (as was inferred by Skynet).

i was thinking of Q3 when i said 'not offically' though, as i've read on the forums Q3 for Xbox (built from the now free source) connects to PC servers. good luck to them, they'll need it, any half decent Railgunner will shred them from halfway across the map while there still trying to get the crosshairs pointing in the right direction.
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Post by Dreamcast4life » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:01 pm

I call halo "gaylo" because the game is really not that great. Sure it has nice graphics,sure it has cool online modes but when you sit and play its really just doom with better graphics Besides I enjoyed 10 hours on timespitters 2 more then 5 hours of halo, after that I got extremely bored after 5 hours with halo and never came back to it. Indeed one of the most Over rated games of all time. Same goes for Final Fantasy VII I rather play VI then VII ANYDAY of month,year,Decade.

I couldn't care less about sales too, just cuz halo sold a bagillion copies doesn't affect my personal reference I speak with my wallet and I can think of 15 other FPS games that I rather play then Gaylo. I don't believe other FPSes should be compared to it, I remember when other FPSes were compared to doom or quake before Gaylo. Doom to me is the funnest FPS to date and I will chose it over halo now and forever.
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Post by Skynet » Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:28 am

I call halo "gaylo"
omg you're so cool!
I bet no one else had ever thought of that until you spread the word. HAVE MY BABIES1!!!11
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Post by Matisfaction » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:00 am

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Post by Ex-Cyber » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:13 am

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Post by Ceeg » Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:48 pm

Ross L. wrote:Not bothering to read the three pages at the moment but I don't compare any FPS to Halo. I am one of the few that hate Halo I guess. My friend played it so much I can hardly stand talking about it. Instead, I compare my FPS' to Metriod. :P

I tried Metroid before i just didn't like it, i liked the old ones for NES,Gameboy, and SNES, but i just can't get into the current ones. :?
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Post by neoak » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:18 pm

Ross L. wrote:Not bothering to read the three pages at the moment but I don't compare any FPS to Halo. I am one of the few that hate Halo I guess. My friend played it so much I can hardly stand talking about it. Instead, I compare my FPS' to Metriod. :P
If you don't bother to read other people's commentaries, how can you expect someone yo read your own.

And yeah, f***cking nice you compare a FPS with something that is a FPA.
Dreamcast4life wrote:I call halo "gaylo" because the game is really not that great. Sure it has nice graphics,sure it has cool online modes but when you sit and play its really just doom with better graphics.
OMG 1337.

If we went by your way of thinking, all FPS are just Wolfenstein 3D with nice graphics and the ability to look up and down and jump. :|
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:22 pm

I've said it before in other topics... Quake 2 is the best. And for a little oomph, play it with the Weapons of Destruction mod. So fun.

What's fun is to record demos of your matches with your best friend, then play them back to him when he comes over to show him how badly you raped him. HAHAHA!!!
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Post by Ceeg » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:19 pm

I got Quake 2 for...

The PC
Playstation
X Box 360

i use to have it for n64 aswell....now thats dedication.
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Post by Luriden » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:05 pm

omg, this topic is still up?

As far as my favorite FPS goes....I'd have to say Metroid Prime. I loved how it was such an enjoyable single player experience rather than building up a huge multiplayer mode and leaving the single player as "leftovers". I haven't had the chance to pick up Metroid Prime 2 yet so I can't say how that one is.
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Post by Tyne » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:54 am

Quake 1 rocks any FPS ever, nuff said.
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Post by mikozero » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:50 am

well it's certainly the daddy . . .
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Post by Smiley » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:31 pm

Goldeneye is just about the only fps that I have ever gone back and played after I finished...but the multiplayer in goldeneye, imo, was not that great..it was slow. I've said a lot about how much I hate the n64 controller, but imo, it worked well with fps.

as for Halo, its decent...but surely not as great as everyone's makes it sound. And, imho, halo 2 was nothing but a let down
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