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    Do you think people will remember Halo?

    Well, this might be an odd question to ask but given Halo's huge marketing campaigns, movie-like scores and easily-recognizable main character, do you believe Halo will be remembered as fondly as the Mario franchise?

    I mean, if you compare a poorly-aged, by-the-numbers title like Black Ops 2 to a revitalized title [in the Halo series] like Halo 4, couldn't you say Microsoft has the more successful, long-lasting IP?

    I just remember how gaming journalists would throw the Halo-killer buzzword around but it didn't really hit me until now. There are so few gaming franchises nowadays that you can say are as big as Nintendo's Mario or Zelda. You still have people who dislike Halo, sure. I'm not a big fan of it myself but I think I can still admire how large it's become (thanks in part to Xbox Live).

    What do you guys think? Or is it too early to tell?
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    I'm not familiar much with playing the Halo games outside of the rare online multiplayer nights with friends. But as someone from the outside looking in, it seems to be too early to tell. Mario is still leaps and bounds more recognizable at the moment; not to mention I suppose Mario still has games, too, that revitalize the franchise to some extent, given the reception of Sunshine, recent Mario Karts, and SMG.

    Everyone who knows Halo certainly knows Mario since most of them would have grown up with him and some of that segment still keep up with the games now. People who don't know video games will often know of Mario, but whether they know Halo or not seems more questionable (my sister had no idea what it was, for instance, but knew Mario since she was a kid). Being both an enduring video game icon and childhood treasure (either directly or indirectly) at the same time gives the Mario IP bigger recognition among a wider variety of people. Halo is niche in comparison.

    If Halo gets a movie...I still wouldn't know if it would make it any more of a household name than Mario. Seems kind of weird to say, but seems about right, IMO.
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    absolutely! hopefully the fanchise doesnt go down the road of the Sonic franchise

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    Halo will be a gaming staple in the next two decades. Yes.




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    whats a halo???



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    Quote Originally Posted by djpenny View Post
    whats a halo???

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    It already is, I know so many people that run out to buy anything halo its almost sad lol

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    Definitely too early to tell. With Mario, it's not just a Super Mario game. There's kart, tennis, party, soccer. It spans consoles and handhelds. Not to mention it's a franchise that both kids and adults can play and enjoy. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and people love it. Most people back then grew up with Mario and I would say a lot are growing up with Mario now. People who know nothing about video games still know Mario. I don't think Master Chief has reached that level, yet.

    I know I will still remember Halo fondly, but Halo still appeases primarily to a distinct age group. I don't know if it will be the same as a boy who played the original Super Mario Bros who is now playing New Super Mario Bros Wii U with his kid (or any big stretch of time between Mario games).

    That said, I doubt Halo is going to end any time soon. They will continue to make quality games and will be the Flagship shooter for Microsoft. It will probably still be known 10-20 years from now.

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    I would say no because halo was the first halo game and halo is played by 100sMillons of people and as its the first halo people will never forget
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    Can't compare to Super Mario. Nintendo's franchise has been the face of videogames since the dawn of the NES. It's there next to games such as Ping Pong and any other retro Atari classic. The problem is this, there's so many FPS games that have given emphasis to the genre. Back in the day, the only competition that the Mario franchise had was Sonic the Hedgehog. Both games have there similarities and there wasn't any other game that had the same gameplay (not that I'm aware of [Donkey Kong; Nintendo]) which would have made the same impact.

    This generation of gaming has been clogged by so many FPS games, CoD with its manipulation to societies has already shadowed the Microsoft face that is Master Chief. Not saying that Halo is all in the past but I bet now its just another FPS game the same way people could say about Super Mario now it's just another Mario game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robvandam111 View Post
    Can't compare to Super Mario. Nintendo's franchise has been the face of videogames since the dawn of the NES. It's there next to games such as Ping Pong and any other retro Atari classic. The problem is this, there's so many FPS games that have given emphasis to the genre. Back in the day, the only competition that the Mario franchise had was Sonic the Hedgehog. Both games have there similarities and there wasn't any other game that had the same gameplay (not that I'm aware of [Donkey Kong; Nintendo]) which would have made the same impact. This generation of gaming has been clogged by so many FPS games, CoD with its manipulation to societies has already shadowed the Microsoft face that is Master Chief. Not saying that Halo is all in the past but I bet now its just another FPS game the same way people could say about Super Mario now it's just another Mario game.
    I agree with this. As much as I like Halo it does seem like going forward the future Halo games will basically be just another Halo game just like COD games are now just another COD game. Thats why its good to have a variety of titles in your first party lineup. That being said I do feel that 343 has given the Halo series a good shot in the arm and I commend them for that.

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    Well, this might be an odd question to ask but given Halo's huge marketing campaigns, movie-like scores and easily-recognizable main character, do you believe Halo will be remembered as fondly as the Mario franchise?
    As fondly, maybe. By as many, no. Mario is much bigger in comparison. I think Mario is akin to Pacman.

    I mean, if you compare a poorly-aged, by-the-numbers title like Black Ops 2 to a revitalized title [in the Halo series] like Halo 4, couldn't you say Microsoft has the more successful, long-lasting IP?
    Last I saw, Black Ops 2 worldwide is the biggest release to date for COD.

    As for COD and Halo an "revitalizing", it's tough to say. Each Call of Duty, while familiar, does get updated graphics, new maps, different campaigns, new weapons, changes to playlists, streaks. Halo 4, while my game of the year, is revitalized...but is it any more revitalized? It's now a 720p game, with a QTE event thrown in the campaign and some spartan ops, and a revised UI. Don't get me wrong, I love the $#@! outta the game, but it's Halo, and it is what the consumers wanted. Just like COD, the recipe is what we asked for.

    I have to wonder, would Call of Duty be in the minds more than Halo and then compared to Mario?

    I just remember how gaming journalists would throw the Halo-killer buzzword around but it didn't really hit me until now. There are so few gaming franchises nowadays that you can say are as big as Nintendo's Mario or Zelda. You still have people who dislike Halo, sure. I'm not a big fan of it myself but I think I can still admire how large it's become (thanks in part to Xbox Live).

    What do you guys think? Or is it too early to tell?
    I think Halo is one of very few games that will register anywhere close to the likes of Mario and Pacman.

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    Mario will forever be more widely known and recognized than Halo. That particular plumber has been around much longer jumping on turtles, than Master Chief has been killing Covenant. Mario took the gaming world by storm when appeared with the release of the NES, and has been accepted worldwide since.

    Even though Halo is GREAT, I see CoD becoming more widely known. Remember it is not just the holiday season that is upon us every year now at this time, it is also the release time for a new CoD.
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    AND Call of Duty is on Wii, PC, Xbox, PS as well as handhelds and tablets.

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    I think they will. Halo:CE practically reinvented shooters for the console market and if that isn't enough the story and back story of Halo will surely cement it as an all time great IP.


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    Isn't Halo or Mass Effect the closet things we have to a modern day star trek or star wars. The fiction and Lore in halo is rich and 343 intergrates all of the short films, and novels to build the story.

    A lot of the plotline in Halo 4 and Spartan ops are spined off the two current book series.

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    A Halo movie series would be awesome.

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