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Sir, permission to start the Halo thread.

I think he means if there's an auto-lock or aim assist to target enemies? I thought I saw that option in the controller preferences but am not sure right now.

Anyway, I Skyrim'd a Scorpion tank up a mountain and am very proud of myself. Can someone please mod Fus Ro Dah into Halo then my life will be complete.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
I'm not sure what you mean because the crosshair should always be in the dead center of the screen.
Fair point. I guess I mean a standard or neutral position, like when you start. I'll aim up or down or wherever, and I'm not sure where "normal" center is supposed to be.
 
Oh like an auto-center reset in some open word or adventure games? Not an option here that I'm aware of, and if you're focused perfectly center at someone that usually means they're looking back at you and you're about to get shot too. The only time I can think of that I really get things centered on purpose is when I'm hidden with a sniper rifle and well-protected, or talking/interacting with something.

I hadn't realized until thinking about this how good the camera feels when hiking around. I have really not had any frustrations with it and hiking up a mountain in this game felt very natural. Going to pay more attention next time I play but when not in battle I think I've had the reticle just above the horizon when going uphill and just below when down? Can't really picture it.
 

Adrenaline

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Finished the campaign. Too much of the final set of missions is just going through same-y alien corridors but I really liked all the open world stuff.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
I'll try the horizon line thing. I just have a tendency to look at the ground when I walk, and it seems to carry over here, too, somehow. And when I try to fix it, I feel like I'm overcompensating, or still too low.

...maybe this is part of why newer* FPS games have been harder for me to get to grips with.

* Like, newer than Doom or Jurassic Park on the SNES. Yes, that Doom. No, not the SNES version.
 
Oh man, Adjutant Resolution's second fight is my biggest roadblock so far. Bah.
Yea that's a tough one. Just always be moving, watch for the drones he calls in.

I beat this last week. Very good. In contrast to gears 5, the open world stuff is great, and the more straightforward stuff a bit of a snooze.
 
Thanks! I think a lot of it is that this is the first fight where I've had to quickly toggle between grappling (to dodge beams), location sensor (to see the Sentinels more accurately) and the Drop Wall as noted. I didn't really have those in muscle memory, I spent a few rounds just circling around the arena switching between them until I had a feel for it, and then he was honestly pretty easy. Also picking up a pulse carbine from one of the weapon racks helped a lot, my loadout upon walking into the fight was a shock rifle and a sentinel beam and trying to aim with those suuuuucked.

Also this Kotaku article made me feel better.
 
Beat it. I felt like the last few levels/bosses are all over the place in difficulty and quality. The creepiness of the setup for the Blademaster fight was great. But then he was dead very quickly and I was disappointed.

Also the Bandana Skull is a paaaaaaaiiiin but I got it!

I still stand by my initial assessment: The campaign is recommended if you're on Gamepass and get it for free, but I can't recommend paying (checks) $60 for it.
 
But then I got a Warthog and a Ghost and was thrilled and just started careening everywhere because the Warthog feels just as ludicrous as it used to.

Accept that it is bonkers. I love it. I felt so much joy the moment I started driving that thing.

Not as bonkers as the ME1 Mako but so much dang fun. Trying to sneak vehicles into places they clearly aren't supposed to go is the best.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
I'm willing to give adapting to it a shot (seriously, though, get Playground Games to lend a hand), but is there a good place to practice?
 
I'm willing to give adapting to it a shot (seriously, though, get Playground Games to lend a hand), but is there a good place to practice?
Just drive around. You seem really worried about perfection and precision with this game and what you "should" be doing, I don't think you're going to be happy if that's your goal. And I'd be really depressed if the Warthog suddenly controlled like a Forza car, that sounds dreary.

Fast travel to a FOB, request a Warthog, load up some marines with cool weapons and run around until you see a pocket of Banished. Drive around them at enough of a distance that the marines can pick off some enemies with the guns without you being in danger. If there's a Brute with a Ravager park the car or drive on to another group, those are vehicle destroyers. You might hit a rock or a tree, if you do, get out and flip the car and get back in and continue looping around them or driving back and forth or whatever. Run over a few as you careen around if you can, that red X is satisying.
 
Another thing to consider: all vehicles are 100% optional. I think I had to fly to get to one or two high value targets? Don't stress too much. I don't think the vehicles control great either. On the plus side, you can drive one of these things off a mountain. It's fun!

Halo infinite: or how I learned to stop worrying and Love the warthog
 
On the plus side, you can drive one of these things off a mountain. It's fun!
Bonus points if it's spinning and marines are in it at the time.

I Skyrim'd a Scorpion up a mountain and was so dang proud of myself.

Having the doubled acceleration and explosion radius skulls on is amazing by they way. Haven't played since I unlocked Bandana but am very excited for infinite ammo and grenades with no weapon cooldown.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Just drive around. You seem really worried about perfection and precision with this game and what you "should" be doing, I don't think you're going to be happy if that's your goal. And I'd be really depressed if the Warthog suddenly controlled like a Forza car, that sounds dreary.

I don't know if I'd go that far, I'm just at the bottom and trying to get better.

And I love using the Warthog in Forza, it's how I'm used to driving it. Or just like any kind of driving game, really.

Anyway, I'll give it a shot, though my FOB (GOLF) is only letting me get a Mongoose at the moment.

I also had a Scorpion at Ransom Keep, but it disappeared after I left. How does summoning vehicles work with regards to what you can and can't get at a FOB? Does it just depend on the FOB?

Also, that reminds me... does every vehicle have a different control scheme? I noticed the Scorpion didn't move like the Mongoose or Warthog, with what would be steering on those only controlling the turret.

As long as I'm asking stuff: Is there a way to refill the S5 Sniper Rifle? Neither the kinetic nor plasma refill stations did anything for it.
 
Anyway, I'll give it a shot, though my FOB (GOLF) is only letting me get a Mongoose at the moment.

I also had a Scorpion at Ransom Keep, but it disappeared after I left. How does summoning vehicles work with regards to what you can and can't get at a FOB? Does it just depend on the FOB?
Unlocked with valor. Whenever you rescue some Marines or smash a propoganda tower or do anything on the map really you get valor and the text on the screen talks about how it unlocks stuff at the FOB. This makes doing the sidequests even more rewarding! I just had a propaganda tower last night where a Grunt wanted to borrow someone's Xbox controller, amusing.

Also, that reminds me... does every vehicle have a different control scheme? I noticed the Scorpion didn't move like the Mongoose or Warthog, with what would be steering on those only controlling the turret.
Yeah, aiming the turret is independent of the direction of the tank base. Would be a pain if you had to rearrange the tank to aim so it makes sense. I wouldn't say the controls are overall different but they reflect the different purposes of each vehicle.

The Ghost is probably still my favourite to control and I love the freedom of movement of not having wheels. I miss being able to do loops and rolls in Banshees like you could back in Halo 2 but oh well.

As long as I'm asking stuff: Is there a way to refill the S5 Sniper Rifle? Neither the kinetic nor plasma refill stations did anything for it.
I think it's power, not kinetic. But you can refill that or request another rifle and use that to refill ammo at any FOB, I think it's one of your first unlocks? I forget but it shouldn't be long if you don't have it already.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Unlocked with valor. Whenever you rescue some Marines or smash a propoganda tower or do anything on the map really you get valor and the text on the screen talks about how it unlocks stuff at the FOB. This makes doing the sidequests even more rewarding! I just had a propaganda tower last night where a Grunt wanted to borrow someone's Xbox controller, amusing.

Ah, okay, I might have missed that blurb. Nice to know.

(And that bit sounds funny. XD )

Yeah, aiming the turret is independent of the direction of the tank base. Would be a pain if you had to rearrange the tank to aim so it makes sense. I wouldn't say the controls are overall different but they reflect the different purposes of each vehicle.

The Ghost is probably still my favourite to control and I love the freedom of movement of not having wheels. I miss being able to do loops and rolls in Banshees like you could back in Halo 2 but oh well.

Ooh, can't wait to try it. =D

I think I used one in Spartan Assault.

I think it's power, not kinetic. But you can refill that or request another rifle and use that to refill ammo at any FOB, I think it's one of your first unlocks? I forget but it shouldn't be long if you don't have it already.

Hm, I don't think I have that option yet. Sounds cool. Didn't know there were other weapon types, either (well, I know there's a sword, but...)

Also, I've been holding on to my Spartan Cores, waiting to see what I need enhancement in most before I end up using them, but it doesn't look like more stuff has opened up yet. Do I need to spend them for more things to become available for "purchase"? Or am I misunderstanding that whole system?
 
Hm, I don't think I have that option yet. Sounds cool. Didn't know there were other weapon types, either (well, I know there's a sword, but...)
There's still one more after that. If you want to get more practice with rare weapons I'd try multiplayer, specifically the Fiesta mode where everyone spawns with random ones.

Also, I've been holding on to my Spartan Cores, waiting to see what I need enhancement in most before I end up using them, but it doesn't look like more stuff has opened up yet. Do I need to spend them for more things to become available for "purchase"? Or am I misunderstanding that whole system?
You'll open up more as you do plot missions, but I think there's four or five things to upgrade with four levels each.

I would focus on the shield first then location sensor or the grappling hook. More shields are always useful, faster/more charges for the loc sensor is great and then there are a couple grappling upgrades that make it useful and fun in combat.
 
I'd say grappling is number one
1) cool down reduction
2) length of hook
3) can grapple into guys and punch them - very effective. And if you have grav hammer or energy sword, you can just insert yourself into centre of a group of enemies and lay waste
 
I'd say grappling is number one
1) cool down reduction
2) length of hook
3) can grapple into guys and punch them - very effective. And if you have grav hammer or energy sword, you can just insert yourself into centre of a group of enemies and lay waste

Oh yeah, and the shockwave melee thing after grappling is great too. I'm making some assumptions about LBD's playstyle, from his questions I dunno if the grappling upgrades would fit how he's approaching things.
 
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