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I HAVE Halo 3 right now!!

wonderboyseven
09-17-2007, 10:44 PM
Don't ask how, just peep the pic......


http://http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3879/halo3photo1tg1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

wonderboyseven
09-17-2007, 10:46 PM
Okay, if someone could help me with poting these pics, I can show proof and then go on to talk about just how freakin' AMAZING this game is......


Okay, I got one picture to work. Right now I am about a quarter of the way through the game, and all I can say is WOW.

To answer questions that I KNOW are coming.....

1. No, none of the multiplayer features are up right now.

2. Yes, Graphically this game is stunning. Not quite a Bioshock or Gears of War, but considering just how massive this game is, who cares?

And for all non-believers.....when I get my digital camera back instead of this shitty phone camera, I'll post gameplay pics, tomorrow.

Type A
09-17-2007, 10:53 PM
Yeah, I think I heard something about somebody getting in trouble for having the game before release, dont remember where I read it though.

Ntruder
09-17-2007, 10:57 PM
nice dude. I've seen a few on eBay.

wonderboyseven
09-17-2007, 11:00 PM
I've had mine since Friday, and it's totally legal meaning I got it from someone who is supposed to have it.

wonderboyseven
09-17-2007, 11:02 PM
Yeah, I think I heard something about somebody getting in trouble for having the game before release, dont remember where I read it though.


Yeah, a few people have gotten popped. I can't get in trouble though, as this is someone's copy who is supposed to have it. But for now, it's my copy......:banana:

Lucky Ducky
09-17-2007, 11:08 PM
There have been a couple of guys posting on the IGN boards with the game too. One of them already finished it and wrote up a long review without spoilers. All in all it sounded like what you would expect from Halo game play wise. He also said the graphics were good but not over the top.

wonderboyseven
09-17-2007, 11:30 PM
There have been a couple of guys posting on the IGN boards with the game too. One of them already finished it and wrote up a long review without spoilers. All in all it sounded like what you would expect from Halo game play wise. He also said the graphics were good but not over the top.

That sounds about right. I am nowhere near finshed, but can say that graphically, it gets the job done. Gameplay wise, it's still Halo, but the little tweaks to the gameplay add a lot to the game overall.

wonderboyseven
09-18-2007, 10:05 AM
A lot of suprisesin this game, folks. I won't post any spoilers. The weapon selection is also sick as hell.

Ntruder
09-18-2007, 10:07 AM
A lot of suprisesin this game, folks. I won't post any spoilers. The weapon selection is also sick as hell.

lots of things not previously announced?

SOBAY310
09-18-2007, 10:32 AM
And for all non-believers.....when I get my digital camera back instead of this shitty phone camera, I'll post gameplay pics, tomorrow.

Can somebody give this guy a cookie? :lol:

junehhan
09-18-2007, 11:30 AM
Wow, I wish I knew people who are on the inside :(

I guess i'll just have to sit back and wait just like the rest of you guys.........

Type A
09-18-2007, 12:11 PM
You can always be a part of the history by buying on release day, even if you wont have the time to play it just yet. I plan on buying both mine on release day, just doing my part to try to make this the biggest selling title, on opening day, in history :gamer

eck979
09-18-2007, 12:22 PM
You can see the ending on youtube..

junehhan
09-18-2007, 04:28 PM
You can always be a part of the history by buying on release day, even if you wont have the time to play it just yet. I plan on buying both mine on release day, just doing my part to try to make this the biggest selling title, on opening day, in history :gamer

Well, i'm definately going to to ahead and pick my Legendary up on opening day. The good news is that the local EB is now doing a midnight launch, so maybe i'll join the crowd. All i'll have to do is compromise on sleep............

derek pipes
09-18-2007, 04:37 PM
can you turn off any of the HUD displays ?

Type A
09-18-2007, 05:13 PM
The good news is that the local EB is now doing a midnight launch, so maybe i'll join the crowd. All i'll have to do is compromise on sleep............

Game stop is the only place in my town thats doing a midnight launch, but you have to reserve first, so I went ahead a bought them outright today. Im off work at 1130pm that night, so running by the mall after work will be a piece of cake for me. Been a gamer for years, but this will be my first ever reserve or launch-day purchase:bowdown:

Razor05
09-18-2007, 05:16 PM
Game stop is the only place in my town thats doing a midnight launch, but you have to reserve first, so I went ahead a bought them outright today. Im off work at 1130pm that night, so running by the mall after work will be a piece of cake for me. Been a gamer for years, but this will be my first ever reserve or launch-day purchase:bowdown:

Right on! :thumbsup: :yippee:

Ntruder
09-18-2007, 05:33 PM
Game stop is the only place in my town thats doing a midnight launch, but you have to reserve first, so I went ahead a bought them outright today. Im off work at 1130pm that night, so running by the mall after work will be a piece of cake for me. Been a gamer for years, but this will be my first ever reserve or launch-day purchase:bowdown:

I did Halo 2 at midnight. There is a gamestop on State street in the middle of my college campus, and there are like 15 bars on state street. No cars allowed, kinda cool.

Naturally, I was at a bar, which was right across the street so I was able to leave, get my number, and come back at midnight no problem, all while drinking, so it wasn't nerdy at all.

ragemaster68
09-18-2007, 05:46 PM
Had it preordered at BB, then cancelled and preordered at EB, just because they're doing a midnight launch. The guy said they had about 150 preorders at that one store so far. Even if half that actually show up at midnight it's gonna be a pretty big line, and wait..

junehhan
09-19-2007, 04:57 AM
Had it preordered at BB, then cancelled and preordered at EB, just because they're doing a midnight launch. The guy said they had about 150 preorders at that one store so far. Even if half that actually show up at midnight it's gonna be a pretty big line, and wait..

Yeah, I know that the EB I go to is at a mall in a rich white neighborhood and they are one of the highest volume EB's in this region. I think i'm going to call and see how long they will open for during the midnight launch so that I can tail in right after the line is gone.

wonderboyseven
09-19-2007, 09:50 AM
I too will still pick up my legendary edition on midnight monday. And as for the question about the HUD, It doesn't looklike you can turn it off.

And as for the cookie comment, I'll take a chocalate chip, please!:lol:

bboncorr
09-19-2007, 10:28 AM
i talked to a local gamestop sales guy and he told me they had over 500 preorders in their store alone. he said he had no idea if they would even be able to honor that many preorders. then asked me if i wanted to preorder halo. i dont even think he realized he talked me out of it just seconds before he asked me.

i'm gonna order it from online and pick up the same day shipping.

SOBAY310
09-19-2007, 10:33 AM
And as for the cookie comment, I'll take a chocalate chip, please!:lol:

haha...just joshing ya man...enjoy the hell out of that game!! :D

pjc
09-19-2007, 11:23 AM
hope none of you work for Microsoft

http://www.pro-g.co.uk/news/19-09-2007-6492.html

phearcat
09-19-2007, 11:35 AM
I've had mine since Friday, and it's totally legal meaning I got it from someone who is supposed to have it.

LOL totally legal you say? Two guys in black suits will be at your front door very soon.

wonderboyseven
09-19-2007, 12:27 PM
haha...just joshing ya man...enjoy the hell out of that game!! :D

Yeah, I know. I have to boast just a bit, seeing as how I've NEVER had a game early, so having one of the biggest games of this generation early deserves a little bragging, methinks.:what:

eiger
09-19-2007, 12:43 PM
hope none of you work for Microsoft

http://www.pro-g.co.uk/news/19-09-2007-6492.html

I do, and all I can say it that I'm waiting until launch day just like millions of other people should be doing. I would also strongly reccomend the same to everyone else who might be tempted to not wait.

ragemaster68
09-19-2007, 01:55 PM
wonderboyseven: I'd be interested if you could post the achievements list. Since there's two different versions of it that surfaced on the net. No-one knows which is real.

wonderboyseven
09-19-2007, 03:20 PM
wonderboyseven: I'd be interested if you could post the achievements list. Since there's two different versions of it that surfaced on the net. No-one knows which is real.

Okay, I'll get them up sometime this evening.

wonderboyseven
09-19-2007, 03:27 PM
I do, and all I can say it that I'm waiting until launch day just like millions of other people should be doing. I would also strongly reccomend the same to everyone else who might be tempted to not wait.


Well, speak for yourself. I'm enjoying my preview.:banana:

junehhan
09-19-2007, 06:46 PM
I too will still pick up my legendary edition on midnight monday. And as for the question about the HUD, It doesn't looklike you can turn it off.

And as for the cookie comment, I'll take a chocalate chip, please!:lol:

How far have you gotten so far? All I have to offer right now are these delicious cornbread chip cookies though.............

wonderboyseven
09-19-2007, 07:34 PM
How far have you gotten so far? All I have to offer right now are these delicious cornbread chip cookies though.............


Not too far....I'm on the 3rd chapter. With no online now, I'll really be waiting to dive deeper into this game. I'll post an in depth preview along with achievements later tonight (with no spoilers)

Playing co-op with some buds right now though.....

Bigloww
09-19-2007, 07:44 PM
Not too far....I'm on the 3rd chapter. With no online now, I'll really be waiting to dive deeper into this game. I'll post an in depth preview along with achievements later tonight (with no spoilers)

Playing co-op with some buds right now though.....

What is your tag? With a 3 week head start, I will make sure not to mess with you for a while when I jump online..:D

wonderboyseven
09-19-2007, 08:30 PM
What is your tag? With a 3 week head start, I will make sure not to mess with you for a while when I jump online..:D

Well, seeing as how the online servers are not up yet as of today, I'm not gonna be that far ahead of anyone. Especially if you played the Beta.....

eiger
09-19-2007, 09:32 PM
Yah, I'm interested in your tag too.

HALO3 NOW
09-20-2007, 01:54 AM
MY GAMER TAG IS

x the dean x

for the limited number of those who have halo 3... lets get it started baby

wonderboyseven
09-20-2007, 07:03 AM
MY GAMER TAG IS

x the dean x

for the limited number of those who have halo 3... lets get it started baby

For my own security, I won't be giving out my tag until after Halo 3 is released.......and as far as Achievements go, the IGN list is spot on. I just don't have the time to list them all myself......

http://http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4559/haloachievements1qj4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

wonderboyseven
09-20-2007, 07:09 AM
Achievements....


http://http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6408/haloachievements2ck0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



Right now I am on Refuge......

DaMan
09-20-2007, 07:12 AM
There also torrents released, so I'm curious how many people will be banned...

wonderboyseven
09-20-2007, 12:18 PM
There also torrents released, so I'm curious how many people will be banned...

It's good to know that I won't be banned. I have not gone online with my profile, nor have I saved a game, thus the zero achievement points. I too will be getting the full experience when everyone else does.

wonderboyseven
09-23-2007, 11:58 AM
Okay, I finished the campaign now, and it was somewhat underwhelming. I played it on heroic, and finished all 10 chapters in around 7 hours. Not a long campaign. The ending wasn't as satisfying as I wanted either.

The bottom line is this: Halo 3 does not live up to the MASSIVE hype that has been built around it on the campaign side, but multiplayer makes up for that in spades with the forge, the theatre, and a pretty good selection of maps. All 3 Beta maps are here, with some minor changes (Weapon selection and power up selections)


And not only that, but if you play Halo 3 in co-op mode with someone on the same 360, you'll get that same cropped non widescreen situation (from the beta) which takes away from the game visually and makes it a tad less fun to play. but make no mistake about it,this game is good. Good, but not GREAT imo. Finishing the Fight will leave you all wanting more, while the Multiplayer shines.

The weapons also are sick. There's now a flame grenade that was not included on the beta, and it indeed kicks ass, as well as the flamethrower. But with the Flamethrower, you have to be REALLY careful as burning enemies run towards you and burn you to death.
The Hornets, which is a spartan version of the Banshee is pretty cool as well, but slower than the Banshee is. But, It also shoots out dual missles. The new vehicles for the most part were pretty cool as well. There is now a seperate Wraith that is made to take out vehicles in the air.

Also there are new "x button" power ups as well. Those who played the beta will remember the Power drain, the Bubble shield, the air lift, and the trip mine. Now, a deployable covenant shield has been added, as well as what I call "the anti power drain" which gives everyone in this green radius a full shield. There's also a cool radar scrambler, which makes your radar appear to have 20 enemies swarming around your closest enemies radar. And there's invincibility. That one speaks for itself.

Multiplayer speaking, there are now no less than 10 specail helmets you can unlock to personalize your player. Customization options will make sure that not too many people will have the same looking player now. Also the ranking system reamains the same from Halo 3 beta, and uses a military ranking system, as well as the numeric system.

So, Halo 3's pros - Cool weapons, cool vehicles and power-ups.
Multiplayer options are insane. Intruiging story. Theater. Nuff said.

Now, Halo 3's Cons - Short campaign, Graphics are not awe-inspiring, same console co-op does not offer widescreen for the campaign and can only have up to 2 people(again, on same console campaign)

My conclusion - Well, can ANY game live up to such massive hype? Well, maybe. but I'm afraid Halo 3 just does not. Me personally, I was looking for a campaign that would last me at least between 10-15 hours, and I was also looking for a more satisfying ending that would bring this trilogy together and send it off right. but, that isn't what i got.

With all that being said, this is still a good game that will provide Live users with endless nights of fun. Just know that finishing the fight will not be the highlight of this game.

My review score, I'd give it an 8.5 out of 10. I'll bet this is what IGN reviews it at as well......