Stolen Pixels #132: Special Guest: Master Chief

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Windknight:

Vrex360:

hopeneverdies:

Vrex360:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.

The Library, oh God, the Library

Yeah okay, you got me there. The Library was absolute HELL... but it was a spacious hell nonetheless.

As someone who found the repetitive scenery not too bad in Halo (at the risk of sounding like a fanboy, it did give me more sense of immersion at certain points, and felt logical for the most part) the library was pure repetitive pain on a stick.

I never played 3 or odst, but half of 1 and 2 was going through corridors...and then backtracking through the same corridors when you ad to repel the flood.

Great comic. Master chief is remotely controlled by the head of Microsoft?

Ooh edgy. Although, that is pretty much how all conversations I've had about Halo have gone.

ZahrDalsk:
I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.

Good idea. Probably won't come to the escapist anymore either.

Making fun of halo is so cool. You aren't cool on the internet unless you tell a bunch of people you'll never meet that you don't like halo.

Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.

Believe it or not I don't own any halo games, It's not even my favorite game.

And I'll say it before anyone else has too. /ban

And one last ditty for all of you.

America...
America...
America, FUCK YEAH!
Coming again, to save the mother fucking day yeah,
America, FUCK YEAH!
Freedom is the only way yeah,
Terrorist your game is through cause now you have to answer too,
America, FUCK YEAH!
So lick my butt, and suck on my balls,
America, FUCK YEAH!
What you going to do when we come for you now,
it's the dream that we all share; it's the hope for tomorrow

FUCK YEAH!

McDonalds, FUCK YEAH!
Wal-Mart, FUCK YEAH!
The Gap, FUCK YEAH!
Baseball, FUCK YEAH!
NFL, FUCK, YEAH!
Rock and roll, FUCK YEAH!
The Internet, FUCK YEAH!
Slavery, FUCK YEAH!

FUCK YEAH!

Starbucks, FUCK YEAH!
Disney world, FUCK YEAH!
Porno, FUCK YEAH!
Valium, FUCK YEAH!
Reeboks, FUCK YEAH!
Fake Tits, FUCK YEAH!
Sushi, FUCK YEAH!
Taco Bell, FUCK YEAH!
Rodeos, FUCK YEAH!
Bed bath and beyond (Fuck yeah, Fuck yeah)

Liberty, FUCK YEAH!
White Slips, FUCK YEAH!
The Alamo, FUCK YEAH!
Band-aids, FUCK YEAH!
Las Vegas, FUCK YEAH!
Christmas, FUCK YEAH!
Immigrants, FUCK YEAH!
Popeye, FUCK YEAH!
Democrats, FUCK YEAH!
Republicans (republicans)
(fuck yeah, fuck yeah)
Sportsmanship
Books

I is sad that this didn't end with Master Chief teabagging Breen. [cue sniffles]

Oh lord that was...um well funny first and foremost and you definitely hit the nail on the head. Is it warm in here or is that just me?

Grand_Poohbah:
Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.

As weird as you bursting into the Team America song is, I still partially agree with you. The feeling I've had from day one on this website is constant, insufferable smugness. Yahtzee is the obvious choice, but that's the entire point of him. But look at Shamus Young's avatar. Just look at it. Stare into the face of a man who wouldn't look more self-satisfied if he had just learnt to felate himself.

I still don't see where the joke is. Is it supposed to make us wonder whether fanboys are such a big problem in the face of haters? Perhaps the fanboys wouldn't have to spew sentences like these if it weren't for the fact they're forced to justify their purchase every five minutes they're online. What? Is the joke that fanboys are obnoxious? That they're always trying to force excuses and opinions on other people? That's not a joke. That's reality.

I'm probably going to get in trouble for this, but these forums are the bane of my existence anyway.

Grand_Poohbah:
-snip-

Well, that was quite an angry rant. Reported.

I would like to say I think it's hilarious that you yelled at the one guy that didn't like the comic, you might want to check your reading comprehension level.

OT: the comic was kinda funny, but also kinda generic. Shamus, I like your edgy comics way more. (Like the Champions ones xP)

That was funny...true and to the point.

Win win!

A couple of my earlier comics on Champions Online seemed to ruffle some feathers, so I thought I'd make this nice, friendly comic which will appeal to everyone and not offend anyone at all.

Good work! I am glad you got over Champions Online.

Extra comment:
Other than Halo fans, i think you offended homosexuals with the last line.

Zenode:
Lol this is just what we need for some more anti-halo threads, if i need a halo argument i could just point straight to this, hilarious as always

Quite :)

The Escapist isn't *smug*... It's just wary of fanboys. As the name implies, it's video game escapism. That's why i come here.

ALso, the last line wasn't really a gay snub as much as it was a satirical swipe at those raving kids on XBL ;p

Vrex360:
I feel sorry for the Masterchief because if that comic's any indication he has to explain all those things A LOT but I have to applaud this really. Yeah sure it is still a kind of negative but it seems to be taking a satirical spin on the whole 'is Halo good' issue. I found it quite amusing to be honest and it has pretty much every counter argument that would be needed should joobnook show up again. I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.

apparently the highest ranking person in the series is not just an emotionless, faceless robot, but also thinks exactly like the zombies he turns people into

lasherman:
WHAT??!!! STOOPID!! HALO AM THE GREETEST!!!

Seriously though, really funny

The big brain am winning again! I am the greetest! Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Now I am leaving Earth for no raisin

Sorry I was just reminded of that

Breen's Thoughts: "And to think I coulda interviewed Terrorist Model 02 from Counter-Strike: Source..."

This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.

hopeneverdies:

Vrex360:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.

The Library, oh God, the Library

That is the worst level ever made in gaming history. I said that eight years ago and I still say it now.

OT: That was by far the flamiest comic yet.... I loved it. Good job.

Shamus Young:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.

Deep man, deep. And hilarious.

Are you just going to do "After Curfew" from now on? Because that's pretty awesome.

Shamus Young:
Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.

Shamus Young's attack on your ego just rolled a NATURAL TWENTY. Critical strike!

ZahrDalsk:
I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.

You won't be missed. In fact its a good idea you leave before you get your stupid all over the thread and muck it up.

Loved it.
I semi-agree with some of MC's points but... doesn't stop Halo from being mediocre.

awesome comic, and very amusing adolescent troll reactions. keep up the good work shamus.

Not awesome comic!

Most of us are already aware that Halo is characterized by immature fans and that it defines much of the "fanboy raving" statement... Travis has already done that, among others.

"Oh look at how stupid these guys who keep bugging me are" is only funny if you like watching people fall over a 100 foot cliff into a pool of acidweresharks. Setting up trollbait also doesn't help make the internet into a nicer place, IMHO.

well in ODST the levels werent copypasted, thankfully, but there was only like 5 anyway

noobman:
Not awesome comic!

Most of us are already aware that Halo is characterized by immature fans and that it defines much of the "fanboy raving" statement... Travis has already done that, among others.

It's really the fans that ruin any game, and Halo is just the poster child for that. Portal seems to be coming in a close second.

noobman:
Not awesome comic!

Most of us are already aware that Halo is characterized by immature fans and that it defines much of the "fanboy raving" statement... Travis has already done that, among others.

"Oh look at how stupid these guys who keep bugging me are" is only funny if you like watching people fall over a 100 foot cliff into a pool of acidweresharks. Setting up trollbait also doesn't help make the internet into a nicer place, IMHO.

Well, the trollbait is definitely working though, that despite Shamus not being the slightest subtle about it.

Shamus Young:
This thread is awesome. For the angry Halo fans spewing clumsy insults my way because I hurt the feelings of your favorite videogame:

I've done over 130 of these comics, and made fun of about fifty videogames during that run. Many of those games I treated way, way worse than Halo, even though I liked them better. And I don't think any of those threads were as childishly angry as the posts we see here.

"I'm not a Halo fan but this comic sucks and you suck and I'll never read you again even though I never read you before!"

Okay then?

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.

You are evil and I am your greatest fan. Expect a dozen roses by next week. Signed, Master Chief.

rofl. awesome sauce and so very very true

Grand_Poohbah:

ZahrDalsk:
I've never looked at Stolen Pixels before.

And I probably won't look at it again.

0/10 on the trolling, kid.

Good idea. Probably won't come to the escapist anymore either.

Making fun of halo is so cool. You aren't cool on the internet unless you tell a bunch of people you'll never meet that you don't like halo.

Chances are most of you motherfuckers are just butthurt that halo actual was a success in the game world. Why that offends you I don't know, but then again everyone on this website takes large amount of cock from all the editors who think they're so much better than everyone else because they enjoy what they seem to call a "refined gaming experience." Seems the barbaric masses aren't good enough for them.

Believe it or not I don't own any halo games, It's not even my favorite game.

And I'll say it before anyone else has too. /ban

*GOOD GOD MAN that's a bit too much*

Actually acting like that I think your a bit more likely to get banned.

This sums up fanboysim very nicely. Keep up the good work. And keep it provocative.

Lol, best comic since the one with Zoey.

As a Halo Fan, I got to say that this was hilarious. But then again, that's coming from a Halo fan(sans-boy)and not a fanboy...

Still one of your best Shamus.

Vrex360:

hopeneverdies:

Vrex360:
I don't agree with the statement about the corridors though, Halo games have always been known for giving the player a descent level of space.

The Library, oh God, the Library

Yeah okay, you got me there. The Library was absolute HELL... but it was a spacious hell nonetheless.

I loved the corridors in Halo and Halo 2, never got old for me, apart from one mission....
Everybody hates The Library, everybody.

I think I'll go play Halo now.

Shamus Young:

The point isn't whether Halo is a good game or not. The point is the number of feral ragebots you can round up just by showing Master Chief in a bad light.

Do you guys get it now? The punchline of this joke isn't Master Chief. The punchline is YOU. You delivered it for me when you came in here and acted just like the angry fanboy parody I set up in the comic itself.

Thank you, Shamus. *sniff* I love you, Shamus...

I find it odd that TWO PEOPLE were all angry and the rest of you are giggling in glee "Oh the trolls are gonna come out of hiding at this one!" It's like a recursive hate-on. You hate the trolls, but you want nothing more than to see them troll just so you can hate on them more.

I dunno how I feel about the comic personally, partly because I never used the "corridors looking the same is realistic" argument seriously in the first place (and wasn't aware it was a common one). Even then, I've always loved the single-player of Halo 1 and 2 for various reasons, but when I see other people trying to defend the game I wonder if we're playing the same title. People loved Halo 1 for the multiplayer, but the multiplayer SUCKED outside of co-op. Halo 2 was improved but still had issues. Halo 3 feels like the work went into nothing BUT the multiplayer with the campaign as an after thought.

What Halo needs right now isn't someone trying to get a rise out of trolls, but an intelligent person to explain to the rest of the intelligent people what the game does right.

Unfortunately, such people will always be silenced. It's like being a Christian that isn't an idiot. No matter how intelligently you try to argue your point, people will use the assholes from Fox News and other loud radicals as the icon of what a Christian person acts like. No one wants to listen to the intelligent person.

Also, I used to hate the Library as well. Then I played Cortana in Halo 3.

Now THAT is a shit level.

ccesarano:
What Halo needs right now isn't someone trying to get a rise out of trolls, but an intelligent person to explain to the rest of the intelligent people what the game does right.

Well, part of my point was this this same comic, about any other game, WOULDN'T be viewed as a troll at all.

But what the game does right:

* The outdoor areas look great. Even years later.

* Fun, physics-based vehicle sections. This is standard now, but at the time this was really novel.

* "Big idea" sci-fi. Before this we had Quake 2: Bad guy planet, go kill bad guys. Here we have classic sci-fi ideas being brought into a video game. People had been talking about ring worlds for decades, but here you get to run around on one. Even today, we don't get nearly enough "science" in our "science fiction" games.

* Iconic lead character. Master Chief never really resonated with me, but he's reached almost Mario-levels of recognizably. That's a non-trivial accomplishment.

* Solid Multiplayer: Never touched it myself, but it's clear Halo delivered a first: Solid smooth FPS multiplayer on a console.

Those are the things that struck me when I played through.

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