Nobody told me this was a horror game…

1 : Anonymous2021/12/21 02:29 ID: rl3vgh
Nobody told me this was a horror game...
2 : Anonymous2021/12/21 02:55 ID: hpdluti

I hope Infinite has a big unveil like that when the campaign expansions drop.

ID: hpdmr26

It's a tough act to follow. The best way to do it would basically to have us find out the Flood has been eating the rest of the galaxy while we've been stuck on Zeta because there's no way the Gravemind would be stupid enough to not send at least one ship into the void before jumping High Charity to the Ark.

ID: hpdnu2v

Seems like they’re building up to something with the Endless and what of vague secrets that 343 keeps eluding to on the ring

ID: hpekvt5

There’s foreshadowing for the flood in infinite, there’s an isolated cylix containing an infection form

ID: hpeh49r

There's been a theory that Cortana was infected with the logic plauge, something thats also been hinted at in the comic and books, make the universe weaker by creating needless conflict for the floods return. And with infinte going over those quotes "there will be no more sadness, or anger, or suffering" a line from the halo 3 level of her namesake where she was going crazy. I'd live to see them explore that.

ID: hpexqsi

Considering how Halo Wars 2 ended and that a Halo TV series is upcoming a "the rest of the galaxy is dead" is a bit drastic but let's see how they attempt it.

ID: hpfsv2d

if halo became a horror game with the flood you would hear nothing but happiness from me

ID: hpgs8sb

Pretty sure they won't have flood in Halo Infinite. Game's rated Teen now, any implementation of the flood will be a gutted version compared to prior titles. No more infection forms burrowing into twitching corpses, no more grotesquely mutilated Marines with faces contorted in pain running at you, etc. Basically a less scary enemy in general. Endless is gonna be some halfway point enemy between Prometheans and an organic unit.

That's my theory at least, but I hope I'm wrong. 343/Microsoft clearly want more money than fan service with Infinite, and being able to get the kiddos in their game helps them to that end.

ID: hpgt879

IMHO, since the flood has already been done, it will never offer the same surprise and twist that it presented in Halo CE and 2. 343 needs some sort of new twist to throw into the game.

3 : Anonymous2021/12/21 02:36 ID: hpdjena

Haha, I remember the tone shift, it freaked me out as a kid thinking I was playing a fps and then suddenly zombie things

ID: hpfwmq1

I mean, you’re still playing an FPS so you’re thinking correct

4 : Anonymous2021/12/21 05:31 ID: hpe490y

First halo was mainly flood and running around in circles 67 times

ID: hpeeezw

Just ran this with a friend. Swear it took us 2 full hours to just do that one mission.

ID: hpfdgdg

Hahahahaha because halos are circular I get it!

ID: hpfdkhd

Lol no that’s not why I said that. If you’ve played the game then some of the missions are entering/exiting this facility and it’s just running around in circles basically

5 : Anonymous2021/12/21 02:32 ID: hpdita2

The flood was def scaled up in difficulty compared to the covenant. Elites got bitched slapped once and died.

ID: hpecs9l


ID: hpgnkq5

The brutes were so unbalanced in the first three games. It’s like they couldn’t decide how tough they wanted them to be.

ID: hpgqkep

No brutes in Halo combat evolved. Tough fuckers in Halo 2 Halo 3 were much easier

6 : Anonymous2021/12/21 06:33 ID: hpea0g0


Fuck library.

Maybe the entire redo of the early levels.

ID: hpedgu5

Fun Fact: the devs knew that that level was way too long but development was already so far along when they realized that they couldn't change it anymore.

ID: hpes20e

Actually the level was very different from what we saw in release, you used to circle around the index with ramps and progressing toward it while always keeping eye contact with the objective.

But they couldn't pull it off due to performance issues and had to wall off the entire level and use elevators instead.

ID: hpegrn2

Well it's not as bad as the classic Doom levels but I was expecting less Doom level design and go for more restrictive and less repetitive level design.

I don't know what game has that.

ID: hpg0dxw


7 : Anonymous2021/12/21 07:59 ID: hpegwky

What a dream halo ce was. If only I didn't get lost every 5 god damn minutes.

8 : Anonymous2021/12/21 10:43 ID: hpesmpf

This is one reason Halo CE is my all time favorite game. The only thing I love more than horror games is low key surprise horror games, like Half Life 2 or Ocarina of Time. In Halo CE it starts building from the moment you step onto the ring. The music is ominious and accompanied by weird background sounds of the ring's inner mechanisms, running ad infinitum in the desolate void of space. You know something is wrong with this world. You just don't know what, and it builds to a terrifying climax where a new enemy is revealed that literally eats the old ones for breakfast. To make matters spookier the game gets pretty dark, lending itself to alot of flashlight use.

ID: hpeyj6f

You know something is wrong with this world

You mean besides that it's a circle and if you look up you can clearly see that?

ID: hpfdbmm

You already know that before you land on it though. I mean even more wrong.

9 : Anonymous2021/12/21 15:46 ID: hpfosv8

The real horror is the last half of the game.

Nothing but copy-pasted rooms back to back over and over and walking backwards holding the trigger down.

Good story hut holy fuck the last half of the game is a slog

10 : Anonymous2021/12/21 18:25 ID: hpgcote

Well, in reality, you are fighting the re-animated remains of a precursor civilization that became dormant after being near-omniscient and later being ground up and fed to another civilizations pets before re-asserting itself into a horrible, parasitic being hellbent on destroying all life in the universe.

11 : Anonymous2021/12/21 07:17 ID: hpedq2w

It did kind of age into a horror game at times thats for sure…

12 : Anonymous2021/12/21 11:36 ID: hpewmqp

I burned through Master Chief Collection on Gamepass so I can be caught up before Infinite came out. The end of Halo 4 didn't line up with Infinite, so I thought I was taking crazy pills. Turns out there's a Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2. Also Halo 5 sucked apparently, and the full ending of Halo Wars 2 is gated by DLC, which is not automatically unlocked on Gamepass.

OK, 30 min recap video for me then.

ID: hpeyu0y

and the full ending of Halo Wars 2 is gated by DLC, which is not automatically unlocked on Gamepass.

Oh boy. THAT one really fucked me up. I don't have gamepass but I got myself the HW2 Ultimate Collection or whatever it's called. It contains the base game and DLC stuff which is mainly commanders for skirmish / MP. Fine. But what I found out after buying + starting is that the "Awakening" DLC is NOT included. There are two Halo Wars 2 super duper editions both expensive and only one of those contains the story DLC.

Overall btw. Halo Wars 2 is rather "meh" at least the main story. Especially compared to HW1

13 : Anonymous2021/12/21 04:01 ID: hpducpz

What about halo 2 and you being to play as another character?

14 : Anonymous2021/12/21 14:32 ID: hpfept1

The level where you meet the flood is one of my favorite campaign levels of any game. I wish I could replay that level for the first time, for real

ID: hpfqe5h

343 Guilty Spark! Soooo good.

15 : Anonymous2021/12/21 02:59 ID: hpdmb2b

Oh that the catch

16 : Anonymous2021/12/21 08:14 ID: hpei26x

Oh shit I'm screwed, I only just got down to the planet but now there's this, god help me

17 : Anonymous2021/12/21 15:22 ID: hpflgs2

The Covenant isn't that bad... it's those plant zombie motherfuckers that'll get you

18 : Anonymous2021/12/21 07:01 ID: hpecdmo

Yeah I thought it was just a futuristic looking multiplayer PvP shooter, I later tried Halo 2 on my Xbox and my idea of Halo completely switched around.

19 : Anonymous2021/12/21 09:43 ID: hpeofcf

Its a war, just against an alien race?

Halo is a war game.

ID: hpfvdbs

The flood is horrifying when you first encounter them. In fact the are horrifying in halo 1 - 3. Halo is much more than a "War game"

20 : Anonymous2021/12/21 07:48 ID: hpeg400

I'm so glad I watched my gf see the flood for the first time. She was hiding in the side room quivering in fear. Super cute as she ran and panicked her way to the library XD

ID: hpfiy6y


21 : Anonymous2021/12/21 02:32 ID: hpdiuyq


22 : Anonymous2021/12/21 07:34 ID: hpef1j8

Same, but i call those flood(zombie thing) as pop corn

23 : Anonymous2021/12/21 16:13 ID: hpfspvl

Wait until you see halo infinite, it's about one last desperate struggle to hold on to past glory and try to rebuild what was once was and never will be again.... sorry I got that mixed up, I was talking about 343 industries and what they've done to the franchise

24 : Anonymous2021/12/21 10:17 ID: hpeqsd1

I always wonder what people’s perception is of what Halo is about, for those who hadn’t played it.


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