Halo: Master Chief Collection Catch-All

If you're getting this game, friend me. Gamertag in sig.

We're interested in hearing about your memories, your anticipation level, the features you're most geeked about, and how much you love this game despite the ma-cheese-mo.

So who's "we", exactly?

Malor wrote:
We're interested in hearing about your memories, your anticipation level, the features you're most geeked about, and how much you love this game despite the ma-cheese-mo.

So who's "we", exactly?

Wow. You caught me. I work for 343 and have secretly infiltrated your ranks in order to get a 3 page media blitz onto GWJ; our sales were going to be in the single digits, but now at least 12 people will buy the game. MU hu ha. MU HU HA HA. MU HU HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA.* Seriously, why are you posting such a trivial correction? I just assumed that as people displayed an interest in the MCC from the XB1 thread, that I (perhaps) represented more than just my own interests, and that those people would want to hear other people's stories. It's a collection that's basically about nostalgia and fan service -- and it's been 20 years. Players should have stories to share(?)

*sarcasm.

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Is that a Ficus?

Jayhawker wrote:

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Yes, "we" is me and this plant. (In case I wasn't clear -- I do not work for 343. But I would if I could.)

This collection will be the first game I pick up when I finally do get an XBOne. It really looks fantastic, can't wait to read some impressions.

You missed the opportunity... Should have gone with 2 ferns

I'm guessing the fact that Spartans are an evil government plot to modify humans in order to turn them into a fighting force to combat a civilian insurgency warrants suspicion. What are we teaching our children?

I'm hoping enough goodjers play this we can plan a few private sessions a week just messing around.

Is the general feeling that Halo2 will be the go-to game for MP? Does anyone know if you can assemble a group, and then jump across all 4 games/maps/modes? Or do you have to build your party in the lobby of each specific game (not sure if this question makes sense?).

If I am remembering some of the previews correctly, I think you can basically mix and match till your hearts content with multiplayer. There's no restriction on which game maps are used. Will actually be interesting to have a match span maps from all four games since things changed on the multiplayer for each version.

I wouldn't be surprised if a few game devs came here to gather intelligent views/thoughts on games from a community of working adult gamers and parents. There are no trolls, very few arguments and hardly any knee jerk comments. There are a lot of smart and thoughtful posts. They'd have to come in secret of course, if it was known GWJ would be flooded by fans/haters.

But to be clear, I don't think dRailer is one lol ...or is he? DUN-DUN-DUUUUN

But on topic, I preorderd. Looking forward to jumping in again and playing. I played through all the games at least once but I never played the Halo 1 HD edition so I'll probably start there and not even touch 2 until I finish the first.

If anyone wants to add me feel free. Gamertag: RooksGambit

I am picking this up, but probably won't be playing for a couple of weeks as AC: Unity needs me. It NEEDS me.

I ordered this, largely because it's time to introduce the kids to split-screen FPS history. I want to play it, but the Destiny obsession hasn't slackened at all. Really looking forward to Halo 1 again, that's always been my favorite by far.

JC wrote:

If I am remembering some of the previews correctly, I think you can basically mix and match till your hearts content with multiplayer. There's no restriction on which game maps are used. Will actually be interesting to have a match span maps from all four games since things changed on the multiplayer for each version.

Wow - that's wonderful! Each game has it's iconic MP maps so being able to hop around is pretty incredible.

RooksGambit wrote:

But to be clear, I don't think dRailer is one lol ...or is he? DUN-DUN-DUUUUN

I was one! A few years back I was working with a company called "Geeta Games" on Lilly Looking Through, an adventure game. It was the most fun I've had (career-wise) and it honestly spoiled me for working on anything else. I'd give a whole lot to continue working in the game industry, it just hasn't been in the cards, yet. (I'm also getting old, which isn't helping.) Anyway... so there you go, full disclosure.

WyattERP wrote:
JC wrote:

If I am remembering some of the previews correctly, I think you can basically mix and match till your hearts content with multiplayer. There's no restriction on which game maps are used. Will actually be interesting to have a match span maps from all four games since things changed on the multiplayer for each version.

Wow - that's wonderful! Each game has it's iconic MP maps so being able to hop around is pretty incredible.

It'll be cool as long as they can get enough people to actually put together matches... seems like they'd be watering down the numbers by having so many options? Not sure.

Re: Devs visiting GWJ: There have been a few. Derek Smart was famously banned from GWJ, and iirc in my senility, Curt Schilling followed a tweeted invitation from me to the KoA: Reckoning thread and made a post or two. Unless I dreamed that, but I'm pretty sure I'd rather dream about Nolan Ryan.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Re: Devs visiting GWJ: Curt Schilling followed a tweeted invitation from me to the KoA: Reckoning thread and made a post or two. Unless I dreamed that, but I'm pretty sure I'd rather dream about Nolan Ryan.

He did, and I ended up buying it day one because I thought that was so neat. Too bad I was one of the few who did so as it was a pretty good little game.

I think all of us love having devs come to the forums. But community mangers that pretend to be members of a forum, not so much.

In this case, I don't think 343i and Microsoft really need to do a lot of astroturfing to get the word out about the MCC. Fans of Halo have done a pretty great job of that themselves.

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most. But one of my very first positive online experiences with GWJ was getting to play in a couple of Zombie Skates way back in the day. It would be a damn shame if we can't recreate some of those good times.

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That gif is the best ever.

Preordered via Smartglass while at work.

Jayhawker wrote:

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most.

You are not alone.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most.

You are not alone.

You have my Warthog! I don't really care for the MP in Halo games - but I love the campaign/story.

Halo is a game I have fond memories of playing with my little brothers when they were kids, so we are going to marathon the entire Master Chief Collection in co-op this weekend -- or, more likely, die trying. I'd recommend buying stock in companies that produce either caffeine or pizza before we get started.

SallyNasty wrote:
Kurrelgyre wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most.

You are not alone.

You have my Warthog! I don't really care for the MP in Halo games - but I love the campaign/story.

Only MP I am interested in is co-op and maybe some games with friends for old times sake.

I'm looking forward to some multiplayer.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most.

You are not alone.

The One is my first Xbox, so I have never actually played any of the campaigns. I feel like they are something I need to play so I will probably be picking this up when I finish Dragon Age or if there are some Black Friday deals with it.

schutter31 wrote:
Kurrelgyre wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most.

You are not alone.

The One is my first Xbox, so I have never actually played any of the campaigns. I feel like they are something I need to play so I will probably be picking this up when I finish Dragon Age or if there are some Black Friday deals with it.

I think the first Halo has one of the best opening levels ever; Bungie did a great job of embedding the tutorial into the emerging gameplay, and led you through learning the gameplay and characters without it seeming like hand-holding. Also a huge fan of the final level, which, though it took some repetition to figure it out, was a great *RUN OUT YOU'RE GOING TO DIE " series of moments.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
schutter31 wrote:
Kurrelgyre wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

On topic, I'm an odd duck in that it is the single player I am looking forward to the most.

You are not alone.

The One is my first Xbox, so I have never actually played any of the campaigns. I feel like they are something I need to play so I will probably be picking this up when I finish Dragon Age or if there are some Black Friday deals with it.

I think the first Halo has one of the best opening levels ever; Bungie did a great job of embedding the tutorial into the emerging gameplay, and led you through learning the gameplay and characters without it seeming like hand-holding. Also a huge fan of the final level, which, though it took some repetition to figure it out, was a great *RUN OUT YOU'RE GOING TO DIE " series of moments.

Don't forget the Silent Cartographer! What a wild, varied, incredible moebius strip of a level that is.

And The Library!

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Ugh... The flood. Hopefully the graphic upgrade makes them more tolerable.