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  1. MobileVortex's Avatar
    I'm so torn on weather to get this game digitally or on disc. I really want the "my other car is a warthog" license plate cover :P

    Here's a reason to get it digitally.

    Halo Collection Has A 20 GB Day-One Update
    10-17-2014 11:43 AM
  2. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I don't get why they won't let you install a game before release, if it's not purchased digitally. I mean, if you want to eat up your HDD space with a digital copy beforehand, they should let you. That, or they should start having pre-orders come with codes to download the game (so they know you're purchasing it physically), but just not let the digital copy work without the disc. It's going to suck going to get this at midnight, only to get home and start a 20-GB DL. Even at peak speeds here (120 Mbps), which the console never makes use of, this would take 23 minutes to install. I would love to be able to start the update, at least, then get home, install the game, and get it going.
    10-17-2014 10:25 PM
  3. MobileVortex's Avatar
    Just pre-purchased the digital version of the game. Should be downloading now if not I'll start it when i get home. Now i just have to decide what my 3rd game will be for my Xbox Rewards punchcard to get my $20 in rewards.
    11-05-2014 04:22 PM
  4. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Pre-purchased this game too :). Looking forward to Tuesday :)
    11-08-2014 08:37 AM
  5. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Man, I stink at Halo MP... I was able to play one game (granted I never play well when I'm tired... and I stayed up to 'play it first' after midnight) last night of Halo 2 MP before the servers bonked out... My team lost 50-12. Haha. I had zero kills - but like 8 assists...

    Played the first mission of Halo: CE and wow - so many memories. That games opening reminds me of a mix between Half-Life and Unreal. Loved it. I also noticed how 'coddled' we are as gamers now. As there was no direction whatsoever of 'where to go.' I had forgotten about that. It was nice to not know where I was supposed to go and just figure it out.
    11-11-2014 09:17 AM
  6. MobileVortex's Avatar
    Man it hurt me last night... I used to be so good at halo 2. I struggled to go positive in the 3 games i was able to find before i gave up (searched for like 15 min each time.) I think my main issue is the frame rate is so smooth that you feel like you are moving extra slow. It's going to take me some time to figure out what control scheme i want to use.

    I didnt start any of the story missions because im waiting for my wife to play with me. I'm forcing her to play all 4 games with me :P
    11-11-2014 10:19 AM
  7. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I just did the opening mission since its been over 10 years since I played it. My roommate from college and I are going to co-op on legendary through it all :). I can't wait.
    11-11-2014 10:24 AM
  8. MobileVortex's Avatar
    We will probably do it on Normal. I think we could do it on Hardened but she will probably get frustrated easily.

    I'll need to recruit one of my friends to run through on legendary. I've grinded it solo once on each game, I don't need to do it again :P
    11-11-2014 11:36 AM
  9. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I'm kind of pissed that the first two campaigns are only 2-player. My plan was to 3-man with a friend online and my cousin, and my cousin had to sit out (which sucked because he stayed up past 2 AM while the game installed and patched). We got through 4 or 5 levels ("The Silent Cartographer" was the last) before calling it at about 6:30, but we're going to probably get back to it around 1 or 2 PM.
    11-11-2014 12:31 PM
  10. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Going to play this over the weekend. I think I'm good for games this year. I got FIFA 15, Halo TMCC, Halo 5 Beta, and COD AW. No other big games come out this year, right?
    11-11-2014 10:23 PM
  11. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I'm kind of pissed that the first two campaigns are only 2-player. My plan was to 3-man with a friend online and my cousin, and my cousin had to sit out (which sucked because he stayed up past 2 AM while the game installed and patched). We got through 4 or 5 levels ("The Silent Cartographer" was the last) before calling it at about 6:30, but we're going to probably get back to it around 1 or 2 PM.
    Wait, ONLY two player or up to two players? Because if it isn't a solo campaign that sucks.
    11-11-2014 10:24 PM
  12. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Wait, ONLY two player or up to two players? Because if it isn't a solo campaign that sucks.
    Up to 2 players, just like the classic Halo and Halo 2.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    11-11-2014 10:38 PM
  13. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Up to 2 players, just like the classic Halo and Halo 2.
    That makes more sense :P
    11-11-2014 11:37 PM
  14. ncxcstud's Avatar
    You couldn't do that in the original though. I'd imagine having to add a 3rd protagonist could 'break' the game being that it'd be forcing it to do something that it never was intended to do. All they've changed is updated graphics and sounds but the core games remain the same.

    I'm kind of pissed that the first two campaigns are only 2-player. My plan was to 3-man with a friend online and my cousin, and my cousin had to sit out (which sucked because he stayed up past 2 AM while the game installed and patched). We got through 4 or 5 levels ("The Silent Cartographer" was the last) before calling it at about 6:30, but we're going to probably get back to it around 1 or 2 PM.
    11-12-2014 09:34 AM
  15. MobileVortex's Avatar
    There is a patch rolling out this morning and another one planned for this weekend. There are a lot of problems with this launch. Hopefully they can get things sorted out quickly. My wife and i got past the silent cartographer last night. So far only 1 achievement has unlocked for me and 0 for her. At least our game isnt dropping out.

    Am I the only one that prefers the old graphics to the "updated" ones? the new ones are just louder not really that much better (talking Halo:CE).
    11-12-2014 10:11 AM
  16. Jas00555's Avatar
    So I just got an email for promo code for some DLC. Did I miss something? Or what is this DLC suppose to be?
    11-13-2014 02:19 PM
  17. MobileVortex's Avatar
    Is it the skull you get from pre-ordering? I'm not aware of any other DLC being announced yet.
    11-13-2014 03:15 PM
  18. jargonz's Avatar
    To those who preordered the digital download version this game, did your Boom Skull preorder bonus install? Mine just stays in the queue with the status "Installation stopped".
    11-14-2014 01:21 AM
  19. koolnaija's Avatar
    To those who preordered the digital download version this game, did your Boom Skull preorder bonus install? Mine just stays in the queue with the status "Installation stopped".
    Mine downloaded and installed properly
    11-14-2014 03:24 PM
  20. littlebib's Avatar
    Is it bad that I miss Halo 4 multiplayer? Just played my first match and I really miss 4. Sorry, I know this is blasphemy to many, but the Halo 2 multiplayer just feel sluggish and...I don't know...wrong? Maybe I'm just too used to Titanfall and Halo 4.
    11-15-2014 05:37 PM
  21. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I can understand it. My first few games on TMCC were in the Halo 4 playlist, partially to see how it compared to the 360, partially because it was a familiar setting to get back into playing Halo (which I hadn't done much since I got my One in April).

    Truth be told, I actually hate the matchmaking in The Master Chief Collection, and I don't mean because of the connection issues. There are so many HUGE complaints I have, notably (but maybe not limited to):

    --There's no playlist solely for Halo: CE, despite having game-specific lobbies for the other 3 games (4, if you count that they have split lobbies for Halo 2 Classic and Halo 2 Anniversary).
    --I hate that they left Halo 4 maps out of Team Slayer, but included them for Big Team Battle.
    --I hate that Team Slayer and Big Team Battle are the only game type-specific lobbies, while everything is a Slayer/Objective mash-up.
    --I hate that they made the lobbies a mess with player counts, because the way they mixed Slayer and Objective makes it so you can have 5-on-5 Team Slayer on a tiny map like Abandon, and it's a mess.
    --I hate that in every single matchmaking game I have played with a person joining locally, it has put that person on the team opposite of me.
    --I hate that they didn't bring several Halo 4 game types into the fold, like Regicide (where I had some of my greatest fun on Halo 4), though I'm glad they didn't bring Grifball (the laggiest game type I've never played).

    Honestly, I was super excited for everything about TMCC. I still love that I get to play the four campaigns (even though doing so online can be tricky, due to the connection issues and freezing). However, I am disgusted with the way that they have implemented the multiplayer, and the connection issues have me playing CoD instead, which isn't exactly because I'm enjoying Advanced Warfare's multiplayer.
    11-15-2014 07:09 PM
  22. Jas00555's Avatar
    O.M.G. I just heard the remastered Halo 2 theme song. Dat guitar tho :D
    11-16-2014 03:24 AM
  23. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I loved the metal-inspired music on the first level as Arbiter, when you're flying the Banshee outside of the station. It sounds so sweet.
    11-16-2014 03:52 AM
  24. ncxcstud's Avatar
    They'll add more lobbies in once they get the matchmaking stuff worked out - they already said they would.

    I can understand it. My first few games on TMCC were in the Halo 4 playlist, partially to see how it compared to the 360, partially because it was a familiar setting to get back into playing Halo (which I hadn't done much since I got my One in April).

    Truth be told, I actually hate the matchmaking in The Master Chief Collection, and I don't mean because of the connection issues. There are so many HUGE complaints I have, notably (but maybe not limited to):

    --There's no playlist solely for Halo: CE, despite having game-specific lobbies for the other 3 games (4, if you count that they have split lobbies for Halo 2 Classic and Halo 2 Anniversary).
    --I hate that they left Halo 4 maps out of Team Slayer, but included them for Big Team Battle.
    --I hate that Team Slayer and Big Team Battle are the only game type-specific lobbies, while everything is a Slayer/Objective mash-up.
    --I hate that they made the lobbies a mess with player counts, because the way they mixed Slayer and Objective makes it so you can have 5-on-5 Team Slayer on a tiny map like Abandon, and it's a mess.
    --I hate that in every single matchmaking game I have played with a person joining locally, it has put that person on the team opposite of me.
    --I hate that they didn't bring several Halo 4 game types into the fold, like Regicide (where I had some of my greatest fun on Halo 4), though I'm glad they didn't bring Grifball (the laggiest game type I've never played).

    Honestly, I was super excited for everything about TMCC. I still love that I get to play the four campaigns (even though doing so online can be tricky, due to the connection issues and freezing). However, I am disgusted with the way that they have implemented the multiplayer, and the connection issues have me playing CoD instead, which isn't exactly because I'm enjoying Advanced Warfare's multiplayer.
    11-16-2014 05:32 PM
  25. littlebib's Avatar
    Now that I've had a little more time to play, my opinion hasn't changed much.

    I guess I should have read more about TMCC. When I heard them say "every map from every game", I assumed that you'd be able to pick each Halo for multiplayer. Halo 2 and 3 just feel "old" to me. No sprinting, no special abilities, minimal armor customizations, even the assassinations are just hitting the guy.

    I'm enjoying the campaign immensely, but I suspect before long, I'll be back to Titanfall for my mulitplayer fix because TMCC is just so utterly disappointing.
    Last edited by swebs123; 11-16-2014 at 08:31 PM.
    11-16-2014 08:08 PM
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