Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack Overview

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Haha, awesome ending.

Awesome.
I got to play the maps at a friends house the other day and i loved them.

Anchor 9 was fun, i love its close quarter fights but the side hallways were fun for picking people off.

Tempest was fun, its cool for things like Capture the flag but i found myself trapped against a rock a lot of the time.
i need to learn how to use my radar...

But i also loved Breakpoint.....as long as i never haft to fight on it with Big Team Snipers as the game type.
Seriously, i already suck at sniping...

Hahahaha, further evidence that you can never escape the n-word on xbox live.

Looks like fun. One of the few things holding me back from XBL gaming is the terrible mic quality. I much prefer the crisp TF2 mics.

I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

Great ending, especially the Teabag Discretion Shot (no one here really believes the blue guy was walking towards your body for any other reason). Reminds me why I didn't pick up a Live card and instead stuck to Brotherhood.

Anyways, 3 maps only (even if one of them seems insanely big)? Given the track record here, I think I'll wait until the next pack comes out and these are free to pick them up.

This post is merely to make the other show (sorry for the double post), but I'll pretend it isn't by adding more

Tharwen:
I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

I had a feeling the first one seemed a bit familiar (the corridors and low grav sections seemed to come from 1 & 2 respectively), but I didn't get that from the others. Then again I didn't really play online back when they were truly active.

Soviet Heavy:
Looks like fun. One of the few things holding me back from XBL gaming is the terrible mic quality. I much prefer the crisp TF2 mics.

You mean PC mics in general? Yeah, it would be nice if there were a lot better mics for the 360 (especially since I got one with my brother that had a great mic, but my brother decided to keep that system when I went off to college, but paid for half of it. My current 360's mic not only was horribly designed in terms of size, but also broke, something the previous one has yet to do). I think you might be able to plug in other mics though, but I really don't know on that.

worth buying?

I love the new maps. Fun to play, and each map has its own special story to tell through the environment.

Although I haven't played invasion on Breakpoint yet, which is what I really want to do. But to do that I need to play invasion and hope everyone has the maps, which never happens for me :(

*cough*

Spoon E11:
worth buying?

Yes. Very much so.

EDIT: Whoops, sorry for double post.

I don't wanna be that guy but you got your ass handed to you in most of those clips.
OT: I never usually shell out money for map packs but those last two look pretty damn good.

Spoon E11:
worth buying?

If you like Reach, I think so.

Tharwen:
I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

Unless you're making a point about how Bungie are recycling map designs, you're a fool: they're all original.

At first, I felt like a dupe for dropping 800 banana stickers on three maps, but then I got a 50g achievement for killing someone across the map with a DMR. I warmed up to it quickly after that, despite the fact that the playlists I frequent never have them in circulation, ever.

Now I'm not a big fan of the halo series and I have never played halo reach. But what hit me when I watched this video was: "This is Unreal tournament!". With nearly the exact same vehicles, the jump pad and even the outdoor space shooting is pretty much exactly the same.

Almost makes me wish that this was on PC, seeing as I miss playing a good UT game.

I wish to point out that Anchor 9 is based on a SPACE STATION. NOT a space ship.

Haha, that guy at 1:55...either you were being evil and refusing to let him ride in the Warthog or he just sucks at getting into vehicles. Either way, it was hilarious.

Awesome review/overview, though. Looks like I'll be buying this one.

Lol at 3:06. I'll stick to games that are a bit cleaner, thank you very much. Which is unfortunate because this looks rather good.

"Ha ha f**k you, you f**king n00b!"

Ah the typical xbox live chat.

roostuf:
"Ha ha f**k you, you f**king n00b!"

Ah the typical xbox live chat.

You dont beep out noob...

Anyway imo only good map is breakpoint, dont like tempest and anchor nine is way too small, if the zero g sections were bgger it would be amazing.

this isnt my name:

roostuf:
"Ha ha f**k you, you f**king n00b!"

Ah the typical xbox live chat.

You dont beep out noob...

Anyway imo only good map is breakpoint, dont like tempest and anchor nine is way too small, if the zero g sections were bgger it would be amazing.

No i didn't beep out noob i used zero's for the o's because now stay with me for this, the word noob is now in the new english dictionary and its pronounced n00b!

These maps look really good, I almost want to buy them

roostuf:

this isnt my name:

roostuf:
"Ha ha f**k you, you f**king n00b!"

Ah the typical xbox live chat.

You dont beep out noob...

Anyway imo only good map is breakpoint, dont like tempest and anchor nine is way too small, if the zero g sections were bgger it would be amazing.

No i didn't beep out noob i used zero's for the o's because now stay with me for this, the word noob is now in the new english dictionary and its pronounced n00b!

*sigh* what im saying is, the guy in the video didnt say noob.

this isnt my name:

roostuf:

this isnt my name:
[quote="roostuf" post="7.248667.9165715"]"Ha ha f**k you, you f**king n00b!"

Ah the typical xbox live chat.

You dont beep out noob...

Anyway imo only good map is breakpoint, dont like tempest and anchor nine is way too small, if the zero g sections were bgger it would be amazing.

No i didn't beep out noob i used zero's for the o's because now stay with me for this, the word noob is now in the new english dictionary and its pronounced n00b!

*sigh* what im saying is, the guy in the video didnt say noob.[/quote

Huh i just looked back on the video and your right, my bad.

Oh man, I haven't played Halo MP since Combat Evolved. That video brought back memories.

People racing for the vehicles, people shooting at the people who get the vehicles, dopey bastards with mics, dopey bastards spouting abuse over their mics...

Ahhh...

Oh That Dude:

Tharwen:
I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

Unless you're making a point about how Bungie are recycling map designs, you're a fool: they're all original.

Well Anchor 9 has some influence from the Pit and Tempest has some of Vahalla in it. Still you are right.

I love the censors at the ending. Made my day.

I love the maps. Anyone remember my rant about how Reach's maps lack substance, and passive storytelling, and don't resonate with the background universe like Halo 3's maps? Well the Noble pack fixes this. Tempest gets points for cool mysterious stuff (I love those pylons you can see in the distance, surrounded by energy mist); Breakpoint gets points for coolness and more mystery, as well as a nice view; Anchor 9 gets points for having the most utterly beautiful view ever seen in any game since Homeworld.

Excludos:
Now I'm not a big fan of the halo series and I have never played halo reach. But what hit me when I watched this video was: "This is Unreal tournament!". With nearly the exact same vehicles, the jump pad and even the outdoor space shooting is pretty much exactly the same.

Almost makes me wish that this was on PC, seeing as I miss playing a good UT game.

I had the same exact feeling, with a bit of Tribes in the mix.

I've said it plenty of times before, I think games like this are just evolving into what certain PC games like UT have already been like for years.

Also there is no excuse for having to pay for a small map pack. What a fucking rip.

Silver Patriot:

Oh That Dude:

Tharwen:
I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

Unless you're making a point about how Bungie are recycling map designs, you're a fool: they're all original.

Well Anchor 9 has some influence from the Pit and Tempest has some of Vahalla in it. Still you are right.

Still, it's about time some new maps came along. It's a bit odd picking up Reach for the first time and knowing where the shotgun is on that map because that's where it was years ago..

Oh That Dude:

Tharwen:
I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

Unless you're making a point about how Bungie are recycling map designs, you're a fool: they're all original.

I was making a point about how long it is since I've played Halo 1.

Also, there are only three or four significantly different environment types in Halo, so what differentiates the maps is fine detail and scale.

randomsix:
Lol at 3:06. I'll stick to games that are a bit cleaner, thank you very much. Which is unfortunate because this looks rather good.

Cleaner? It's not the game, it's the loser playing it. you have the option to mute all players in reach, you know. The actual game doesn't have any words harsher than ass.

Tharwen:

Oh That Dude:

Tharwen:
I can't even remember the names of the original versions of those maps in Halo CE...

Damn.

Also, watching that video reminded me to look for a copy of Halo 1 & 2 to buy. I must play them again!

Unless you're making a point about how Bungie are recycling map designs, you're a fool: they're all original.

I was making a point about how long it is since I've played Halo 1.

Also, there are only three or four significantly different environment types in Halo, so what differentiates the maps is fine detail and scale.

You mean like Grass, Ice, Covenant and human spacecraft, Desert, Mountainous, and destroyed/not destroyed city? That seems like quite a few variations to me.

Calvar Draveir:

Tharwen:

Oh That Dude:

Unless you're making a point about how Bungie are recycling map designs, you're a fool: they're all original.

I was making a point about how long it is since I've played Halo 1.

Also, there are only three or four significantly different environment types in Halo, so what differentiates the maps is fine detail and scale.

You mean like Grass, Ice, Covenant and human spacecraft, Desert, Mountainous, and destroyed/not destroyed city? That seems like quite a few variations to me.

You forgot Forerunner, my favourite.

There's also combinations of those designs.

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