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Halo MCC - Halo 3 - 14th July

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by ic1male, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. Martini1991

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    Might be dead by the time this has installed.
     
  2. AWPC

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    12K already ingame in 20 mins :eek: that's a lot considering its still downloading for many!
     
  3. kinger8938

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    Well.. let's hope for a good port or this thread will turn to mush within the hour :D
     
  4. Relentless81

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    It's finished downloading for me but can't play until the kids are in bed
     
  5. jpm

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    Downloading now, god I hate the Windows downloader.

    I actually didn't get around to play Reach so will give this a go :)
     
  6. AWPC

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    84K ingame now :eek:
     
  7. kinger8938

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    Is that PC only or does it include xbox gamers too?
     
  8. AWPC

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    Steam only its up to 105K on there alone now!

    Game looks exactly like you would expect an Xbox 360 port from the early 2010s to look like though. Its not going to win any awards for dated graphics & sluggish controls. At least they had the sense to include an alternate launcher so modders can play & improve from launch (on game pass anyway it has a separate launcher called: Anti-cheat disabled).

    If this is the enhanced version I hate to see the non enhanced version gfx are pretty average overall!!
     
  9. Elku

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    is the fps uncapped?
     
  10. ic1male

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    Did you activate the enhanced version in the settings? It's the only graphical option there is along with field of view. I thought it looked pretty nice in 4K. I only meant to play a quick five minutes but ended up doing a good half hour.
     
  11. Name

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    Is this just Reach at the moment ? Even on windows store? Im not sure how the releases work i would have thought they would just release them all in one package as the name collection suggests.
     
  12. ic1male

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    No, they said at the initial announcement that each game would done in turn so today is Reach only. But they are aiming to have all of them out by the end of 2020.
     
  13. Martini1991

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    This is a pretty dire port to be honest lol
     
  14. AWPC

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    Yeah did that it still looks awful to me @ 4K clearly zero effort went into the gfx its more of an emulated Xbox 360 port on the PC with minimal gfx which look almost 10 years old! Shader FX are so dated & the textures look very poor.

    No wonder they give all of these on game pass for free I cannot imagine anyone paying £29.99 is going to be pleased with how it looks!! But its Halo officially on PC (Halo 2 was launched on GFWL about 12 years ago) over 125K players ingame on Steam alone right now so its popular amongst many gamers as its Halo & mods are allowed if you use the other included launcher which disables most online services.
     
  15. HeX

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    Sounds like this is a low effort fast port.

    The others have already all been remastered, though each one to varying extents. HALO 2 in the MCC looks fantastic and had a ton of work done to improve models, textures, lighting, the lot. e.g.



    HALO 3 on the other hand was pretty much just a bump to 4K and call it a day...

     
  16. Relentless81

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    I'm not sure on this, FPS is great but thought a bit more effort would have gone into the graphics tbh, I'll give it a bit longer and see how I feel but reckon this is getting refunded, from what I can tell so far all the halo games look the same and that will bore me to death
     
  17. kinger8938

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    Yeah Halo 2 was like a full rework of the visuals, this they did with The original for its anniversary.

    They never said this was that mind, it's always been pretty much a straight port with PC controls and a bump in resolution. Does it play as it should?
     
  18. youdsy

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    What’s the appeal of Halo?

    I’ve never understood why this game is rated as highly as it is...
     
  19. Cully

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    What were you expecting?
    From day one the said this will be console Halo but with modern resolutions, uncapped framerate and good mouse support which is exactly what it is.
     
  20. CK61938

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    Well, I am kinda glad I didn't buy this outright and went for the XBGP instead. Early impressions: not bad, visuals aren't exactly the best. Multiplayer is a lot of fun and I have feeling as time goes on I will enjoy it more. But the campaign seems a bit meh.