1. Hidden Reach Videos

      written by Ray Benefield
      Well today seems like it will be a not very informative day for you guys. I'm just not feeling the typing today. Today feels like a sketchup day. Who knows maybe Saturday I can show you guys one of my new crazy map ideas that I've been working on. I've taken quite the liking to using curves in my maps as they are easier to pull off now and they will probably stay pretty unique for a while since they are still difficult for the normal forger. Anyways, today instead of me doing all the talking I want to discuss what everyone is looking forward to in Reach. Oh and show you a couple of videos that some of you may not have seen. Oh and tomorrow is Forge Lesson day... don't be late. :P


      Asylum Gameplay


      For those of you who have played Sanctuary in Halo 2 you will remember how great of a map it was. I quite enjoyed it. Well recently GameTrailers released a video of a bunch of gameplay on it. You can see the scale of the objects very well if you take the time to constantly pause and observe them. Also the first thirteen seconds of the video hint at a MASSIVE expanse that we may be able to forge on around the Forerunner tower that is always in the background. Now we get to see from the top of the Forerunner tower down. Do you think we will be able to forge around there or is that just a cinematic view? Also if you take a look to the right of the shot from above the tower you can see a HUGE grassy area with trees everywhere. It is quite a site:



      The Cage Gameplay


      This video that I am about to show you is much longer and also helps with the scale of the objects in Forge World. This map is of the new map called The Cage that is similar in style to Lockout, Guardian, Blackout, etc. It gives you a good sense of how big the blocks that they are giving us are and how wide the ramps and what nots are. It is off-screen footage that was captured at Comic-Con I believe. Also a video that hasn't been seen by many.



      First Looks


      So there was this big fiasco yesterday about some MLG guys getting Halo: Reach as of a couple days ago. While reading through this big fiasco I found these two videos done by the guys who call themselves the Hidden Masters. They seem to have their own copies of it. They released two videos yesterday that they called "First Looks". The first was of a little preview of Cage and Pinnacle, which is all pretty much the same except that they go into forge mode on Pinnacle and actually move one of the structures. The other video is of them placing down hologram and drop shield on Pinnacle and showing them off. If you have seen the other two you probably haven't seen these.




      These guys are telling us that if we request something they will try to show it to us. So if you want to request something go to this channel and comment about what you want to see. I posted that I wanted to see the full forge lists scrolled through to give us an idea of object limits and budget costs. I also wanted to see gametype settings. While this may be a fluke the videos have never been seen before and they look legit so it's worth a try. So repeat what I say on the page or request something new. The more the better.


      Discussion


      Alright so all this info about Reach... what are you truly looking forward to? Bottomless clips, nudging, rotation snap, phasing, forge world, armor abilities, no jump height, etc. I want to find out what you guys are looking forward and I will partake in the discussion.

      More videos found over time:


      GodlyPerfection








      GD27 BlueDevil







      17 comments:

      GD27 BlueDevil said...

      Not bad. Also I happen to have found gameplay on Blood Gulch too.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to-WKcFQvSM

      GodlyPerfection said...

      Alright so embedding sadly does not work on comments so any videos you guys find that you think people haven't seen yet please link them and I will add them to the post. Thanks for that vid Bluedevil. I haven't even seen that yet. Adding to the post now.

      Sotha said...

      Spartans and Elites on the same team in KotH?

      GodlyPerfection said...

      Lol I know right? I felt the exact same way. This leads me to several conclusions. We can customize loadouts to be a certain character model or we choose a preferred character model. Also maybe the spartans and elites can be set to have the same traits or different traits to balance them out for a gametype. Who knows... but I am definitely excited.

      Cerberus Beast said...

      Is the middle of Pinnacle using inverse terrain sculpting!? It seems to me that whatever piece is in the middle is able to nullify terrain in the bowl so that their are no protrusions from the geometry. Thoughts?

      GodlyPerfection said...

      I don't think it is inverse terrain sculpting. Bungie has opted out of all such practices. I believe that the dishes are positioned just barely over the ground. They give the illusion of going into the ground when in actuality they don't. That illusion is created by the actual object curving up at the edges and then dipping down. The whole object is just barely above the whole surface.

      Cerberus Beast said...

      It's a reasonable explanation, but I'll take a look at the ViDoc and this video to see if I can glean any exact details.

      GD27 BlueDevil said...

      Heres a full game on Reflection:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmT-jcTh1D8

      GodlyPerfection said...

      That's awesome! I've added it to the post. Ivory Tower is my favorite map of the Halo series... and now it has an Asian twist ;). It makes me so happy!

      GD27 BlueDevil said...

      Pinnacle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci_46RvOP7Y
      Zealot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1nzXkm4ZaI

      Enjoy my friends :D

      GodlyPerfection said...

      Thanks Bluedevil... I found a firefight video on a map called Beachhead as well. Adding all 3 to the post.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKGgI7T3akk

      GodlyPerfection said...

      The lightning armor effect has been leaked. I added the video to the end of my section of other videos above GD's. But here is the link anyways.

      GodlyPerfection said...

      Another new video... a video of a new firefight map called corvette: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/30888/bigger

      Legolum said...

      Hey godly! found a video that I KNOW you will enjoy. its every forge item in HD, a few problems with it is the guy goes through them really fast, so pausing the video might be needed. again guys, this is a leaked video, so watch if you dare to be spoiled.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ObRSufhxFw

      GodlyPerfection said...

      lol... funny story Legolum. I'm way ahead of you. I'm pretty good at finding new videos before everyone else... but thanks bro ;). lol...

      Legolum said...

      thanks for making me feel special >.>
      Still, Ive been waiting for this for a long time. about time someone leaks it. first leak I was half way interested in.

      GodlyPerfection said...

      lol there are several other good leaks out there. Trust me you just have to hunt them down ;). lol...