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    The Verge reviews Halo Nightfall: "This show is so bad, I'm buying a PS4"

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/6/71...tfall-thoughts


    Jimmy Shelton

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    I started playing Halo when the original game came out in 2001 and I've been highly addicted. The universe fascinated me. It was ancient, grand, and epic and the stories being told felt larger than anything I had played previously. That's why, naturally, I was desperately waiting for the inevitable movie or TV show announcement so that the rest of the world could experience this magical place.

    When Halo Nightfall was announced with Ridley Scott attached, instant giddiness ensued. It was going to happen this time. Someone as talented as Ridley Scott was bound to get this universe right. After watching the premiere episode, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Halo Nightfall tries to briefly introduce the audience into this world (via text) and then immediately turns into a generic sci-fi show with some of the worst CGI I’ve seen in recent years. It doesn’t feel grand or epic or ancient. One of the main scenes has a Covenant Elite casually stroll into a shopping mall to detonate some form of biological weaponry. Seriously?!?

    This show was only green-lit because of the Halo name and it will die after this season because if this pilot is any indication it’s not only a bad Halo adaptation, it’s just a bad show. We now expect brilliance from our television. You can’t ride the Halo brand and expect poor storytelling, bad acting, and horrible CGI to get you anywhere. I want the industry to stop trying to adapt Halo because they’re doing it for all the wrong reasons. Just make an entertaining show and stop destroying my hopes and dreams.


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    Halo: Nightfall is a live-action video game with none of the benefits of a video game. Its creators took what is already one of the most boring sci-fi universes in gaming and then built a show around its extras; disposable UNSC grunts that manage to have even less personality than the video game's faceless protagonist.

    I played the Halo trilogy and I would not watch it again. Instead I will brood in my basement with a permanent grimace hoping that HBO will make a Mass Effect series. Incidentally I wouldn't even play Halo again. It's so bland.

    You know what? This is my review: "This show is so bad I'm buying a PS4."

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    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
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    Its creators took what is already one of the most boring sci-fi universes in gaming...
    Incidentally I wouldn't even play Halo again. It's so bland.


    Truly the pinnacle of well-rounded opinions and objective writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerevar View Post


    Truly the pinnacle of well-rounded opinions and objective writing.
    here's an actual fan of the game:

    Jimmy Shelton

    Senior Video Director and Halo aficionado

    I started playing Halo when the original game came out in 2001 and I've been highly addicted. The universe fascinated me. It was ancient, grand, and epic and the stories being told felt larger than anything I had played previously. That's why, naturally, I was desperately waiting for the inevitable movie or TV show announcement so that the rest of the world could experience this magical place.

    When Halo Nightfall was announced with Ridley Scott attached, instant giddiness ensued. It was going to happen this time. Someone as talented as Ridley Scott was bound to get this universe right. After watching the premiere episode, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Halo Nightfall tries to briefly introduce the audience into this world (via text) and then immediately turns into a generic sci-fi show with some of the worst CGI I’ve seen in recent years. It doesn’t feel grand or epic or ancient. One of the main scenes has a Covenant Elite casually stroll into a shopping mall to detonate some form of biological weaponry. Seriously?!?

    This show was only green-lit because of the Halo name and it will die after this season because if this pilot is any indication it’s not only a bad Halo adaptation, it’s just a bad show. We now expect brilliance from our television. You can’t ride the Halo brand and expect poor storytelling, bad acting, and horrible CGI to get you anywhere. I want the industry to stop trying to adapt Halo because they’re doing it for all the wrong reasons. Just make an entertaining show and stop destroying my hopes and dreams.
    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
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    the $#@!?
    One of the main scenes has a Covenant Elite casually stroll into a shopping mall to detonate some form of biological weaponry. Seriously?!?


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    That TC Sottek review is so bad I'm buying a typewriter.

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    Halo games > halo nightfall tv..who would of thought...lol

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    What a $#@!ing moron, if he thinks that the series is even worse than a game he doesn't like, then what makes him think they'll do a good job of mass effect?

    "This show is so bad im buying a ps4"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Halo games > halo nightfall tv..who would of thought...lol
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    All this TV stuff is going to fall on its face but at the same time *Crosses fingers for a perfect The Last Of Us film*.

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    geez i remember certain people saying halo TV series was going to be a seminal moment in video game tv crossovers... "JUST YOU WATCH, This going to resonate with the mass market broadening the brand appeals" they said.



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    This is Microsoft not treating it's customers with respect because id they did they would yave made sure a show made from thier product was watchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos144 View Post
    This is Microsoft not treating it's customers with respect because id they did they would yave made sure a show made from thier product was watchable.

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    Lol...blame it on ms, right...The halo TV series isnt supposed to start until 2015 along with game. Hopefully, that one will be better if Spielberg is still on board.
    Quote Originally Posted by Julz View Post
    geez i remember certain people saying halo TV series was going to be a seminal moment in video game tv crossovers... "JUST YOU WATCH, This going to resonate with the mass market broadening the brand appeals" they said.
    That isn't the TV series. If I'm not mistaken the series is supposed to be next year. Games define a console, not a TV series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Lol...blame it on ms, right...The halo TV series isnt supposed to start until 2015 along with game. Hopefully, that one will be better if Spielberg is still on board.


    That isn't the TV series. If I'm not mistaken the series is supposed to be next year. Games define a console, not a TV series.
    Since they own the property yes i will blame them

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos144 View Post
    Since they own the property yes i will blame them

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    gamers are too busy playing forza horizon 2 and sunset to notice.

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    Still paling in comparison to the criticism over the leaked Halo 5 multiplayer footage. It would appear that Halo is a series cannibalizing itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    gamers are too busy playing forza horizon 2 and sunset to notice.
    What is that have to do with anything?

    How does that contribute anything to the discussion we have?

    Oh nothing. Just defence force in action.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lefein View Post
    Still paling in comparison to the criticism over the leaked Halo 5 multiplayer footage. It would appear that Halo is a series cannibalizing itself.
    We all know it is just being milked at this point. Going from 90s meta score to mid 80 meta score isn't that bad. Think of it as COD MW to COD WAW. Sure, but great games, but def step down.

    I would be more worried about Gears of War franchise. It is being milked also, but game is with a studio who had all their games canned to this date.

    MS dont have their best game makers anymore. Bungie and Epic.
    Last edited by AttackTitan; 11-09-2014 at 20:37.
    So 10%(devs said it was more like 3%) more tflop on X1 is a such a huuuge deal, but 40% more on PS4 don' t count?

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    Not a Halo fan, save for Reach and ODST.


    But I'll just say this - one guy,. one opinion. Not definitive of your enjoyment. Like Knack or another heavily-slammed game? Perfect!

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    I don't think there has ever been a good TV/movie adaptation of a video game so this doesn't surprise me. Not to mention people are overlooking the fact that Paul Scheuring is the writer, the guy who also wrote A Man Apart and Zero Hour, his own failed TV series. Way to please Halo fans, Microsoft...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal King Slime View Post
    I don't think there has ever been a good TV/movie adaptation of a video game so this doesn't surprise me. Not to mention people are overlooking the fact that Paul Scheuring is the writer, the guy who also wrote A Man Apart and Zero Hour, his own failed TV series. Way to please Halo fans, Microsoft...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jj03 View Post
    mortal kombat says hello...did reasonably well at cinema's and even better on video.

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    The same can probably be said for the Resident Evil movies by the same director but they are still considered terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AttackTitan View Post
    What is that have to do with anything?

    How does that contribute anything to the discussion we have?

    Oh nothing. Just defence force in action.



    We all know it is just being milked at this point. Going from 90s meta score to mid 80 meta score isn't that bad. Think of it as COD MW to COD WAW. Sure, but great games, but def step down.

    I would be more worried about Gears of War franchise. It is being milked also, but game is with a studio who had all their games canned to this date.

    MS dont have their best game makers anymore. Bungie and Epic.


    Funny how people seem to ignore how destiny flopped and Epic's stagnation in the gaming industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post


    Funny how people seem to ignore how destiny flopped and Epic's stagnation in the gaming industry.
    Destiny flopped? How many units sold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos144 View Post
    Destiny flopped? How many units sold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AttackTitan View Post
    What is that have to do with anything?

    How does that contribute anything to the discussion we have?

    Oh nothing. Just defence force in action.
    this is still the games section, isn't it?



    We all know it is just being milked at this point. Going from 90s meta score to mid 80 meta score isn't that bad. Think of it as COD MW to COD WAW. Sure, but great games, but def step down.

    I would be more worried about Gears of War franchise. It is being milked also, but game is with a studio who had all their games canned to this date.

    MS dont have their best game makers anymore. Bungie and Epic.
    Nah, the scores are doing ok. Surprisingly better than the competition which have been quite disappointing.

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