Monday, November 12, 2012

Why I fucking love Halo 4's multiplayer

Disclaimer: We should all look forward to the day when the words coming out of a man's mouth are meant to formulate his ideas with free reign for others to disagree with no upset but for them to bear in mind that they will not so easily sway his emotions from what he enjoys.

There's something intriguing about the gameplay of Halo 4's multiplayer. I say this, of course, totally biased towards the series as a whole, but prior to getting the game disc(s) in my grubby little cliches, I had already tuned out of the whole multiplayer schpeil. Calling of Duty notwithstanding and even so much as turning me off of the experience I had not yet had. Loadouts and perks? In MY Halo? Perish the thought! I, of course, was not quite so vocal, for if others wanted to enjoy the spiritual merging of these properties then who was I to stand in their way? I would simply engage myself with the campaign mode and that, as they say, would be that.

That was not that.

I played ONE multiplayer match. ONE. And all bets were off.

Beyond simply the fact that I was GOOD at it (and damn good, better than I had ever been at Halo 3 or Reach's multiplayer, all in thanks to the return of my personal favourite armament, the Battle Rifle) or the fact that I managed to rank up to SR-7 on my first sitting with the online multiplayer. No. There's more at work here.

At it's core, Halo 4's multiplayer is so multi-layered that it invites "moments." Recollective events that are unique and storied. Hey, remember that time I totally saw a guy coming around a corner with Promethean vision and cycled up my railgun and totally took him by surprise as soon as he came into view? I do. That shit was TIGHT, yo. The combination of perk with armour ability and weapon makes for some very intriguing eventualities. If these will sustain in entertainment six months from now remains to be seen, but honestly, with the drip-through of new abilities every few levels, there's a lot to play with and experiment with.

Beyond that, the experience is pretty well streamlined. Matches start up as soon as one completes with very little delay in between. I scarcely had time to check my facebook between bouts of combat, this is a thing I am accustomed to normally, you see.

So yeah. The UNSC Infinity is a pretty sweet ride, Hay-bros. See you starside.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Captain Caution Lives!

It's so surreal to see something that's lived in your head for so long suddenly be given life. :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Captain Caution Facial Studies

Just playing with his head structure and facial expressions

Captain Caution

Well, folks, the company I now work for, Island People, have asked me to use my considerable web presence to get some feedback on a project I'm doing for them.
I present to you Captain Caution! Island People wishes to present Captain Caution to the world at large to encourage cautious thinking and actions. Captain Caution stands for
conscience in one's daily actions. Whenever there is someone committing a callous act of inconsideration or endangerment, Captain Caution is there, to advise them of their actions
and to show them the outside perspective, the ramifications and consequences of their actions. Heed the warnings of Captain Caution, the sentinel of safety, the guardian of guidance and the
foster of forethought!

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