26 (edited by Werda Verd Saturday, January 17, 2009 7:23 am)

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Well, depending on what else is in it, your only spending $10 extra (its $80), because the maps will be that much anyways. You get them early, if that matters, and there may be extra stuff that would be worth it. I'll see if I can find out what all is in it.

EDIT: Found a list

The known items in the Halo Wars: Limited Edition are as followed:

    * Halo Wars game disc.
    * Halo Wars: Genesis, a graphic novel and prequel to the game, based on the first military campaign against the Covenant.
    * Halo 3: Mythic Map Pack, the upcoming new map pack; including Assembly, Orbital, and Sandbox.
    * 6 Leader cards, which show information on Captain James Cutter, Sergeant John Forge, and others.
    * UNSC Spirit of Fire embroidered ship emblem patch.
    * The Honor Guard Wraith, a special in-game item, used by the Honor Guard of the Covenant.
    * A special M12 Warthog LRV, painted in an eccentric manner and is available from a select number of retailers.

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/halo/images/thumb/e/e1/Halo_Wars_-_Collectors_Edition_package.jpg/800px-Halo_Wars_-_Collectors_Edition_package.jpg

There's a few of them.

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i hated halo 3, the game was too short, a crap ending, and there was just too much hype about it.
oh, and i finished it in four hours on normal difficulty

28 (edited by Mandal_ShadowWarrior Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:32 am)

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should of played it on heroic, would of made it last alot longer.

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nO'ri ett'fitch wrote:

i hated halo 3, the game was too short, a crap ending, and there was just too much hype about it.
oh, and i finished it in four hours on normal difficulty

What was wrong with the ending?

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Annoying that they won't continue it, I guess.

And even four hours I find hard to believe. Most of the levels take longer than 30 minutes. Certainly the Covenant does, and Tsavo Highway was long too.

I beat it on Normal at first, took me longer than that. Then beat it in two person Co-op with my little brother a while later.

There was a lot of hype, but I felt it fairly well lived up to it. Lots of features, and multiplayer is still fun.

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Weekly Update 1/30

New update here, and now with a picture of the mysterious and previously unseen Mythic Map, Sandbox. Follow the link for more news--still sounds like it will be customizable.

Recent updates reveal that Elites will not be enemies in ODST, but have been replaced by Brutes. Don't worry, the reasons are flawless.

Also. scroll down past the update for previous weeks.

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Halo Wars demo is out for Gold subscribers only.  My brother played it and said it was fun.  I still have yet to play it.  He said it was really good.

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It is fun, but a bit short. The two campaign encounters are over in half an hour. Skirmish mode is only 1v1, and on one map, so is limited. But yeah, its fun. Advice--unless your good at RTS's , or just HaloWars, don't play skirmish on Heroic. I did, and tried to attack early.......got RAPED.

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Sandbox Toolkit

This is for hardcore forgers--that is, Regimas.

Everything in Sandbox.

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THAT IS AWESOME! I'm going to need to buy that as soon as it comes out.

Carry on my wayward son!

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I just got GamePro and found out the Flood will be in Halo Wars. It looks pretty good, they've even made a new Flood form for te game.

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That'll be cool.

Apparently, one of the devs joked Forunners would be available in MP, a while back, and could build a Halo and fire it. Everyone believed it too.

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http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx … ;cid=17358

Weekly Update is here, and one of the best I've read yet. Turns out, Foundry is EVEN MORE AWESOME than we were lead to believe with the IGN interview. I'm being Crypt-ic, but read it yourself.

Sorry, I couldn't resist that little joke. Read it and you'll get it.

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Hey Werda, I'm not a gold subscriber, so I haven't played Wars yet, but what kind of gameplay is it? Is it still FPS, or something different?

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Completely different.  It's an RTS game.  Real time strategy.  If you've played Command and Conquer or Starcraft kind of thing it's similar to that.

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Go Starcraft!  Sorry.  I'm kinda hopping back a while, to the Halo 3 short gameplay thing; I played it on Legendary Co-op, and it took me over a week to finish the game.  Also, I love the armour customization capabilities tha Halo 3 has.  And is anyone else here looking forwad to ODST?  Looks so cool.

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Cinimatics usualy do.

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Mandalorian Assassin wrote:

Go Starcraft!  Sorry.  I'm kinda hopping back a while, to the Halo 3 short gameplay thing; I played it on Legendary Co-op, and it took me over a week to finish the game.  Also, I love the armour customization capabilities tha Halo 3 has.  And is anyone else here looking forwad to ODST?  Looks so cool.

Yup, can't wait. And yeah, the trailer was good, but this is Bungie--if they make a game, it'll be solid. And the opportunity to play as an ODST will be amazing.

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No kidding.  Besides; there're enough games out there where you play as some sort of super-soldier, or genetic experiment which gives you immense power.  I for one am glad about the shift towards playing just a relatively ordinary (in comparison) soldier.  (ODST's are hardcore, yes, but they're a LOT closer to standard soldiers than SPARTAN's)

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Mandalorian Assassin wrote:

No kidding.  Besides; there're enough games out there where you play as some sort of super-soldier, or genetic experiment which gives you immense power.  I for one am glad about the shift towards playing just a relatively ordinary (in comparison) soldier.  (ODST's are hardcore, yes, but they're a LOT closer to standard soldiers than SPARTAN's)

Yeah, Bungie said you have to think before a battle to win, unlike the other Halo games where you just charge in. You also get a new gun, the silenced SMG. You also get free-roam in the game, and you won't meet the Chief in this game at all.

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Yeah, even on Heroic, I've found most levels really require no thought. Intelligence, yes, but I took out most of hammer wielding chieftan on Heroic with a couple of plasma pistols. Except for Cortana, most of the game, on Heroic, isn't too tough. Long, but not nearly impossible.

And yeah, ODST's are incredible soldiers, but have a whole lot less of the advantages Spartans have. They're slower, can't jump as high, have no motion tracker, no shields, no dual-wielding, probably do less melee damage. It'll be a HUGE shift in how the game is played. No rushing and punching, which is my broad strategy in Halo 3.

And new Maps look AWESOME. I can't wait for them, and for the next ones with ODST, Longshore, Heretic, and the other I don't remember.

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Picked up the Limited Edition today. Its VERY nice.

Haven't had a chance to play it or the Maps yet, but I want to do both today.

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48 (edited by Sev Fett Tuesday, March 3, 2009 3:13 pm)

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Rawr.  Bungie needs to put Mythic on Live.  They will get huge hits I bet if they do.  Because I am not buying the the game for that.  I may only rent it.

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It will, probably whenever Microsoft lets them put it on.

Assembly is pretty cool, my first game was SWAT and I got an 11 kill streak. Orbital got SWAT too, but I was lagging and the game kinda played slowly, even with 4 people. Beautiful, but we'll see how it goes when I play it more.

Sandbox itself I didn't get to play on, just Tundra, in the Crypt. It was SWAT, and I did terrible. The bases are really deep, and rather confusing. I'm sure it'll get less confusing quickly. I can't wait to play more.

Halo Wars itself I haven't played online at all, and only the demo's length of campaign. Fun so far.

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