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HdE:
Superfast update! I've got a new video up today, wherein I do the whole retrospective review thing with HALO: REACH.

https://youtu.be/y-4jWfByIoE

Surely if anyone's going to appreciate militaristic sci-fi, it'll be you lot, right?

GrudgeJohnDeed:
Good vid! I like a bit of Halo and Reach is the only one I haven't played. It's got a more realistic look to it than other entries in the series hasn't it, looks great. That cutscene really grabbed me that you played at the beginning.

I agree about the powers, I don't think I'd want to traverse a level without being able to sprint. Maybe if I got into a fight near an upgrade station I'd use another power briefly (if they're effective) and then swap back, but it doesn't seem ideal!

Have you tried it on an Xbox One by the way? It should run a lot better, particularly on an X1X

HdE:

--- Quote from: GrudgeJohnDeed on 14 September, 2018, 01:52:41 AM ---Good vid! I like a bit of Halo and Reach is the only one I haven't played. It's got a more realistic look to it than other entries in the series hasn't it, looks great. That cutscene really grabbed me that you played at the beginning.
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Glad you enjoyed it, sir!

Including that cinematic at the top of the review was actually a MASSIVE gamble, as that kind of thing usually gets flagged without fail by Youtube's copyright bots. I'm actually having to prepare a separate version minus that scene for display on other platforms, just to forestall trouble down the line. But I HAD to include it somewhere, because its just such a great statement of what the game's all about. The first time I saw it, I remember having to pick my jaw up off the floor.


--- Quote from: GrudgeJohnDeed on 14 September, 2018, 01:52:41 AM ---Have you tried it on an Xbox One by the way? It should run a lot better, particularly on an X1X

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I have indeed! Sadly, there's a very annoying feature of Halo: Reach on Xbox One whereby it won't allow me to save campaign progress unless the console is permanently connected to the net. Same goes for Halo 3: ODST.

I've actually contacted Microsoft and Xbox Support about this, and even logged it as an issue on Halo Waypoint. Nobody seems interested in addressing it, unfortunately.

At some point, I'll see if there's a way to fix this by clearing the Xbox One's cache and doing a 'done in one' install of the game. But I'm not hopeful.

There's a few games that behave this way on the Xbox One. As far as I'm concerned, a game that won't allow offline saves is broken, and shouldn't be sold to the public.

GrudgeJohnDeed:

--- Quote from: HdE on 14 September, 2018, 04:43:29 PM ---Including that cinematic at the top of the review was actually a MASSIVE gamble, as that kind of thing usually gets flagged without fail by Youtube's copyright bots. I'm actually having to prepare a separate version minus that scene for display on other platforms, just to forestall trouble down the line. But I HAD to include it somewhere, because its just such a great statement of what the game's all about. The first time I saw it, I remember having to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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Interesting, what are the exact rules around that stuff? I feel like YouTube is awash with full playthroughs of pretty much all the games in the world, I guess I'd assumed that videogame publishers were cool with their games being shown in their entirety - you can't play it after all, it probably acts as a big advert.


--- Quote from: HdE on 14 September, 2018, 04:43:29 PM ---I have indeed! Sadly, there's a very annoying feature of Halo: Reach on Xbox One whereby it won't allow me to save campaign progress unless the console is permanently connected to the net. Same goes for Halo 3: ODST.

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Oh wow I've never heard of that bug, that sucks if you play offline! I know you have to manually choose to play in 'offline' mode to get a lot of games to even boot if you haven't got an internet connection, which always seemed daft to me, but you can still save!!

HdE:

--- Quote from: GrudgeJohnDeed on 14 September, 2018, 11:01:40 PM ---Interesting, what are the exact rules around that stuff? I feel like YouTube is awash with full playthroughs of pretty much all the games in the world, I guess I'd assumed that videogame publishers were cool with their games being shown in their entirety - you can't play it after all, it probably acts as a big advert.
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It's a massively complicated issue - basically coming down to the matter of fair use. But basically, use of user generated gameplay footage is usually fine (unless it's from a Nintendo owned game - Nintendo are scum) but use of cut scenes can be dodgy. I believe Microsoft actually relaxed their stance on some of this stuff when they realised how big a deal Halo was on Youtube. So, in this case I took the risk. It's not like I'm monetizing that video anyway. But you won't generally see cinematics in these videos unless it's to prove a specific point.

(Actually, if I don't drum up some more views and subscribers fairly soon, you may not see many videos full stop. But that's another matter entirely.)

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