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#31 Zurcamos

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:23 AM

As someone who only wants to play Halo 4 for the single player play through of the story is there any reason to go for the GOTY? I mean $10, that is pretty cheap. 

 

I've bought every Halo game, all the maps, the re-releases, everything.  I had the "Halo 4" Limited Edition on Day 1.  The multi is pretty bad, but the campaign is unbelievably terrible.  Some of my best friends work/worked for 343, and every single one of us feels the same way.  There's a million better things to put $10 toward.  Heck, "Halo 3" will be free in a few days.  Avoid, avoid, avoid.



#32 Camre

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 01:54 AM

I've bought every Halo game, all the maps, the re-releases, everything.  I had the "Halo 4" Limited Edition on Day 1.  The multi is pretty bad, but the campaign is unbelievably terrible.  Some of my best friends work/worked for 343, and every single one of us feels the same way.  There's a million better things to put $10 toward.  Heck, "Halo 3" will be free in a few days.  Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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#33 Zurcamos

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:01 AM

Really having a hard time telling if serious...

 

If I hadn't played it myself, I'd probably feel the same way, but unfortunately, I have.  It really is that bad.  343 did wonders for "Reach" too.  I don't know what happened in between taking over that one and making this one.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:06 AM

Best Buy issued those $5 reward certificates just in time. $5 Halo 4 is a must.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:06 AM

So, the current extra $10 for trading in 3 games only applies if the games base trade in value is $5 or more? 



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

So, the current extra $10 for trading in 3 games only applies if the games base trade in value is $5 or more?


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

If I hadn't played it myself, I'd probably feel the same way, but unfortunately, I have.  It really is that bad.  343 did wonders for "Reach" too.  I don't know what happened in between taking over that one and making this one.

 

Pretty sure they didn't work on Reach, pretty sure that was Bungie's last Halo and 343's first Halo was Anniversary...

 

Anyway I played the campaign and just couldn't get into it.  Since I got one of those $5 promo credits I'll probably pick it up again for $5 to try it.  I also the thought the MP was pretty fun, but odd the way the weapons were there...


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:10 PM

Putting a lot of faith in BB keeping the base $5 TIV for next week's trade-in promo. I've got 7 potential $5 trades so hopefully I'll be all set.



#39 Dragunz

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

Anyone have that list from the GS 2 for $10 sale that has $5 base at BBY? I tried doing it manually but it's taking forever on my phone and I can't find it in the GS thread.

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#40 Zurcamos

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:55 PM

Pretty sure they didn't work on Reach, pretty sure that was Bungie's last Halo and 343's first Halo was Anniversary...

 

Anyway I played the campaign and just couldn't get into it.  Since I got one of those $5 promo credits I'll probably pick it up again for $5 to try it.  I also the thought the MP was pretty fun, but odd the way the weapons were there...

 

Bungie made "Reach," and 343 took it over, exactly like I said they did.  Their changes/fixes to the original product were spectacular.  The multi in 4 feels more like CoD than other Halo games.  It's laggy, peer-to-peer garbage, and yeah, the campaign is hard to get into AND stay into, IMO.  It's pretty enough, but that's about it.  I played it 4 player co-op on legendary the night it came out, and we had no problems, but the few attempts to replay it afterward led to gamebreaking glitches.  The series has never been known for brilliant storytelling, but this one ... shivers.  Also, it's not their fault that they couldn't have Marty, but the music was yuck.

 

I'd say to even put $5 somewhere better, but that's pretty dang cheap for a game, and sometimes, it's worth it just to see for yourself.  If you end up liking it, power to you.  I'd rather you not feel like you wasted your money.  I just wish I didn't either.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:04 AM

Well halo 3 will be free next week,and plus I already own halo 4 with all the DLC,story mode suck but the MP is ok to me but to each its own.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

It's $5 minimum TIV for all games in order to get the bonus. Time to find some easy flips to get that bonus.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

I've bought every Halo game, all the maps, the re-releases, everything.  I had the "Halo 4" Limited Edition on Day 1.  The multi is pretty bad, but the campaign is unbelievably terrible.  Some of my best friends work/worked for 343, and every single one of us feels the same way.  There's a million better things to put $10 toward.  Heck, "Halo 3" will be free in a few days.  Avoid, avoid, avoid.




Couldn't disagree more.
While I couldn't get into the multiplayer, I found nothing at all wrong with the Campaign. Plus you will enjoy probably the best graphics in any game on the 360, and sound effects that are outstanding. Not only that, but the addition of Spartan Ops adds basically a second entire Campaign. Not to mention Forge, and the Multiplayer is there for anyone who might like it.
So yeah, $10 for what you get is a pretty nice deal.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

Figured I would actually post this here since it would be more useful. Was able to PM the Pokemon 3DS with Pokemon game for $230 at BestBuy from Walmart. Not the biggest savings...but enough of a reason to let me pull the trigger :razz:



#45 Zurcamos

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:14 PM

Couldn't disagree more.
While I couldn't get into the multiplayer, I found nothing at all wrong with the Campaign. Plus you will enjoy probably the best graphics in any game on the 360, and sound effects that are outstanding. Not only that, but the addition of Spartan Ops adds basically a second entire Campaign. Not to mention Forge, and the Multiplayer is there for anyone who might like it.
So yeah, $10 for what you get is a pretty nice deal.

 

343 acknowledged that the first batch of Spartan Ops wasn't popular.  Each mission was nearly the same; all that would change was the map.  It was basically Firefight with a hint of story that I didn't find interesting (few did).  You compare it to the campaign.  I won't argue, but I don't think that's very complimentary.  We both didn't like the multi.  That's a big deal in a Halo game for most people.  You say it's a good game because of the graphics and sound (in the SP), and because there's lots of content you didn't enjoy or use.  That's just not enough for me.

 

I mean, how often do people trash CoD for never changing?  It's admirable that they changed just about everything.  I just wish they hadn't changed it into CoD.  Haha.



#46 Flacksguy

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:08 PM

You say it's a good game because of the graphics and sound (in the SP), and because there's lots of content you didn't enjoy or use.  .



Actually, I said it had a lot of content that I did enjoy, I just couldn't get into the Multiplayer. And that was only because I never play MP in ANY game.
I'd hate to see someone miss this game for $10 if they were on the fence about it.
I'm not trying to change anyones opinion, I'm just offering a different one.
It's $10 and it trades back in for $6 if you don't like it.
I enjoyed the campaign, and Spartan Ops with my son. He spent FOREVER messing around in Forge. I played enough of the multiplayer to get the acheivement...which is something I usually never play.
I've played the campaign multiple times, and after talking about it, I think my son and I are going to play some of it right now.

I would without hesitation, at least give it a shot to form my own opinion at that price.

#47 Zurcamos

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:20 PM

Actually, I said it had a lot of content that I did enjoy, I just couldn't get into the Multiplayer.

 

Not gonna argue what you actually did/didn't say when...

 

I'd hate to see someone miss this game for $10 if they were on the fence about it.

I'm not trying to change anyones opinion, I'm just offering a different one.

 

I'm doing the same thing, so it's all good.  My perspective is I'd hate to see anyone waste $10, or even $5, on this game.  I don't think 343 deserves another dime from it.  As a person who played all the previous ones to death (as well as this one, technically), it was probably the biggest disappointment this generation.  It was so bad, it made me like all Halo games less.  My buddies and I played Halo games regularly until this one.  Now, I'm the only one who has touched one in over a year.

 

...But that's us.  I've expressed more than enough of my opinions on this game.  Adios.



#48 TucsonJon

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:08 PM

Liked Halo 4 better than ODST, but not by much.  It is worth $10.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:08 AM

I wonder if the TIV's will drop overnight tonight or stay the same...



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:26 AM

Halo 4

 

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:35 AM

Halo 4
 
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#52 PublikDefender

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:00 AM

Anyone have that list from the GS 2 for $10 sale that has $5 base at BBY? I tried doing it manually but it's taking forever on my phone and I can't find it in the GS thread.

oh wow. if this exists, someone please post it or pm it to me. and dragunz, please pm it to me if anyone sends it to you and i'll do the same.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:05 AM

Pardon my complete ignorance on the Halo universe, here goes my stupid question:

I will only play split screen co-op with the Mrs. through the campaign, I vaguely recall there are "Spartan Ops" episodic campaign DLCs which can also be played in split screen. Those will be included in the GoTY right? TIA.


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#54 Flacksguy

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Pardon my complete ignorance on the Halo universe, here goes my stupid question:
I will only play split screen co-op with the Mrs. through the campaign, I vaguely recall there are "Spartan Ops" episodic campaign DLCs which can also be played in split screen. Those will be included in the GoTY right? TIA.

. The GOTY adds only multiplayer items (map packs, armor, weapon skins) themes & avatar items.

The first season of Spartan Ops will be in both games. The regular version and the GOTY.
And Spartan Ops will actually take you longer to finish than the Campaign.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

. The GOTY adds only multiplayer items (map packs, armor, weapon skins) themes & avatar items.
The first season of Spartan Ops will be in both games. The regular version and the GOTY.
And Spartan Ops will actually take you longer to finish than the Campaign.

Appreciate it, it's vanilla for me then.

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#56 Flacksguy

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:44 PM

Appreciate it, it's vanilla for me then.



I'm pretty sure you need Xbox Live Gold to access them however.
New copies of H4 should still come with 14 day free trials. If not, I have an extra.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

so, did anyone trade in a bunch of games and confirm the bonus is those with $5 or  more, and does this stack? I have like 50 games I can trade in and like 15 have a trade in value of $5 or more.

 

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is it $5 or more, or it has to be more than $5 because the last thing I want to do is go in there with like 50 games and not get what I expect >.>.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 08:46 PM

so, did anyone trade in a bunch of games and confirm the bonus is those with $5 or  more, and does this stack? I have like 50 games I can trade in and like 15 have a trade in value of $5 or more.

 

also

 

is it $5 or more, or it has to be more than $5 because the last thing I want to do is go in there with like 50 games and not get what I expect >.>.

 

I traded in 5 games today and got the bonus, and 2 of the games were right at $5 trade value, so they don't have to be more than $5. 



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:06 PM

thanks, Guess i'l go in tomorrow or something and see what I get. 



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:39 PM

Just did 2 separate trades 5 games each all games above 5 dollars, they only gave me the bonus on 1 trade and couldn't tell me why. Ill be asking on the game forums for an answer.