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Is Halo:MCC better than Super Mario All-Stars?!

Absolutely 13 50.00%
 
Ofcourse 0 0.00%
 
Clearly 1 3.85%
 
Without objection 1 3.85%
 
Agreed 2 7.69%
 
Objectively 5 19.23%
 
Easily 0 0.00%
 
Sure 2 7.69%
 
Without question 0 0.00%
 
Well... yeah. 2 7.69%
 
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I would agree. Bought it years ago but finally played it earlier this year. One campaign after the other. One of the most satisfying months ever.



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Mr Puggsly said:
Cobretti2 said:
HALO MCC had the potential to be great but the poor launch of it (as well as Killer Instinct in parts) is basically what made me say you know what fuck Microsoft, I am skipping your console this gen.

6 years after is too little too late, the gen is over, PS4 has won. Xbox 360 had all the momentum to ensure Xbox one did great this gen but Microsoft fucked it all up..

To be fair MCC is probably the most ambitious port compilation ever created and it really suffered from being rushed. If you wanted it for the campaigns, playing split screen, it was always notable for that. It just really dropped the ball on online play.

Uncharted Collection also ambitious, maybe one of the most notable, but only a fraction of content compared to MCC.

Killer Instinct was honest about what it was and priced accordingly. Also a unique game in the genre.

Its not too late for MCC, still a popular game with an active population.

I was lucky, I bought it entirely for the campaigns, The little of online play I did was bug free for me. Definitely one of the best gaming packages I have ever owned. Really enjoyed replaying Halo CE the most.



You know what MS should do, is release an MCC port for their next Xbox console, but this time do an Anniversary edition for Halo 3 and include it as well, alongside simple remasters of Halo Reach and Halo 5. All main Halo games in one package. That way all of this work they have done fixing MCC over the last year or so doesn't go to waste, because as it stands most people have moved on and won't even get it a chance sadly.



shikamaru317 said:
You know what MS should do, is release an MCC port for their next Xbox console, but this time do an Anniversary edition for Halo 3 and include it as well, alongside simple remasters of Halo Reach and Halo 5. All main Halo games in one package. That way all of this work they have done fixing MCC over the last year or so doesn't go to waste, because as it stands most people have moved on and won't even get it a chance sadly.

It is already part of Xbox gamepass, along with Halo 5, Halo wars, Halo Wars 2 & Halo ODST? Only Halo reach is missing. On top of that they are all enhanced on the Xbox one X, I bet the same technology will be used on the next gen consoles. A re-release would only look like a cash grab. 



Tommy Jean, CPA, CGA

yvanjean said:
shikamaru317 said:
You know what MS should do, is release an MCC port for their next Xbox console, but this time do an Anniversary edition for Halo 3 and include it as well, alongside simple remasters of Halo Reach and Halo 5. All main Halo games in one package. That way all of this work they have done fixing MCC over the last year or so doesn't go to waste, because as it stands most people have moved on and won't even get it a chance sadly.

It is already part of Xbox gamepass, along with Halo 5, Halo wars, Halo Wars 2 & Halo ODST? Only Halo reach is missing. On top of that they are all enhanced on the Xbox one X, I bet the same technology will be used on the next gen consoles. A re-release would only look like a cash grab. 

Thing is, having it be BC alone won't get people playing it again. Halo MCC would have been a regular on the top 10 most played list on XB1 this whole gen if it had been working right on release. Now it is finally working right, but barely anybody is playing it because it just took too long to fix it. Just having it be on backwards compatibility next gen won't be enough, it will get overlooked in favor of next-gen multiplayer games just like it is being overlooked right now, but even worse since even more time will have passed. However, if they use MCC as a baseline for a new collection next-gen, with every main Halo game available in one package including the Halo 3 Anniversary everybody wanted in 2017 and didn't get, I think it would sell very well.

Sure some people would call it a cash grab, people called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a cash grab as well but it hasn't stopped it from selling over 11 million copies on Switch. The XB1 version of Halo MCC would still be playable on BC alongside Halo 5, but this would be a different option for those willing to double dip, with full native 4K on all games in the collection including the brand new Halo 3 Anniversary and Halo Reach and Halo 5 ports. Most of the work is already done if they use MCC as a baseline, basically all they'd have to do is design Halo 3 Anniversary, remaster Halo Reach in 4K, and tie H3A, Reach, and Halo 5 into the current UI and matchmaking system. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 30 November 2018

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shikamaru317 said:
yvanjean said:

It is already part of Xbox gamepass, along with Halo 5, Halo wars, Halo Wars 2 & Halo ODST? Only Halo reach is missing. On top of that they are all enhanced on the Xbox one X, I bet the same technology will be used on the next gen consoles. A re-release would only look like a cash grab. 

Thing is, having it be BC alone won't get people playing it again. Halo MCC would have been a regular on the top 10 most played list on XB1 this whole gen if it had been working right on release. Now it is finally working right, but barely anybody is playing it because it just took too long to fix it. Just having it be on backwards compatibility next gen won't be enough, it will get overlooked in favor of next-gen multiplayer games just like it is being overlooked right now, but even worse since even more time will have passed. However, if they use MCC as a baseline for a new collection next-gen, with every main Halo game available in one package including the Halo 3 Anniversary everybody wanted in 2017 and didn't get, I think it would sell very well.

Sure some people would call it a cash grab, people called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a cash grab as well but it hasn't stopped it from selling over 11 million copies on Switch. The XB1 version of Halo MCC would still be playable on BC alongside Halo 5, but this would be a different option for those willing to double dip, with full native 4K on all games in the collection including the brand new Halo 3 Anniversary and Halo Reach and Halo 5 ports. Most of the work is already done if they use MCC as a baseline, basically all they'd have to do is design Halo 3 Anniversary, remaster Halo Reach in 4K, and tie H3A, Reach, and Halo 5 into the current UI and matchmaking system. 

You have to remember that Halo MCC was done before the backward compatible announcement for Xbox One. Remaster were the norm back then all the best game in the first year on consoles were remaster of Xbox 360 and PS3. Even now the top selling game this generation is a PS3/360 remaster (GTA5). Games can scale with the system power now, has shown with the Xbox one X. Digital library will carry over to all next gen consoles. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a bad example the WiiU was a flop and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe biggest feature isn't with what they added to the game but the fact that you can now take that game on the go with you. Actually, the Switch would be a great system for some remaster like a digital remaster of Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 running with standard controls.

Instead of a remaster, I hope they focus all their money and energy on making Halo: Infinity amazing. Bring HALO back to a must owned triple AAA on Xbox. Take your time 343 and make that game a true master piece.



Tommy Jean, CPA, CGA

I have it sitting on my Scorpio HDD. I’ve played a few missions in Halo 1, looks and performs great. I plan on waiting for an extended time off from other games to plow through all five campaigns, I’ve only finished 1 and 2.

I have heard Reach is amazing too.



shikamaru317 said:
You know what MS should do, is release an MCC port for their next Xbox console, but this time do an Anniversary edition for Halo 3 and include it as well, alongside simple remasters of Halo Reach and Halo 5. All main Halo games in one package. That way all of this work they have done fixing MCC over the last year or so doesn't go to waste, because as it stands most people have moved on and won't even get it a chance sadly.

I was hoping we would get a Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 remaster at this point.

Its very likely the next Xbox console is going to support X1 software perhaps natively. So they could improve Halo 3 and add Halo Reach now. As for Halo 5, that could be patched for increased visuals settings on the new hardware.

There is a sentiment that people have moved on from Halo:MCC, but that's not entirely true because its an active game. Still one of the more popular games in the X1 library.



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LudicrousSpeed said:
I have it sitting on my Scorpio HDD. I’ve played a few missions in Halo 1, looks and performs great. I plan on waiting for an extended time off from other games to plow through all five campaigns, I’ve only finished 1 and 2.

I have heard Reach is amazing too.

People have gripes with Reach for story reasons, but from a gameplay perspective it has arguably the best campaign. Good pacing, notable 7th gen graphics, it ranks high for me.



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for X1X (5/5) - Mortal Kombat 11 for X1X (5/5) - Doom 64 for N64 (emulator) (3/5) - Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)

Mr Puggsly said:
shikamaru317 said:
You know what MS should do, is release an MCC port for their next Xbox console, but this time do an Anniversary edition for Halo 3 and include it as well, alongside simple remasters of Halo Reach and Halo 5. All main Halo games in one package. That way all of this work they have done fixing MCC over the last year or so doesn't go to waste, because as it stands most people have moved on and won't even get it a chance sadly.

I was hoping we would get a Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 remaster at this point.

Its very likely the next Xbox console is going to support X1 software perhaps natively. So they could improve Halo 3 and add Halo Reach now. As for Halo 5, that could be patched for increased visuals settings on the new hardware.

There is a sentiment that people have moved on from Halo:MCC, but that's not entirely true because its an active game. Still one of the more popular games in the X1 library.

Yeah, they could just release Halo 3 Anniversary as like a $20-30 DLC for MCC and a simple remaster of Reach as like a $10 DLC, would definitely get alot more people playing MCC again. They definitely need to do something because right now they've spent a year fixing it only for it to reach #28 on XB1's most played list, #28 is not that great considering something like 5m people own MCC, plus it's on Gamepass. 343 needs to do something to bring people back in, most of the casuals probably don't even know that they fixed it. A Halo 3 Anniversary DLC would be perfect for bringing people back in. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 02 December 2018