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Can't wait for November 11th? Well, no worries. There are videos and media popping up all over the place prepping for the Xbox One's biggest fall release, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The latest video features 10 minutes of gameplay from the 1080p, 60fps redo of Halo 4 for the Xbox One.
The video comes courtesy of outlet Press Start Australia. Unfortunately, they've been limited on how they can let the footage fly loose and are only able to showcase specific scenarios, writing in the YouTube description that...
“We have the chance to go hands on with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Currently, we can only show one mission from each game.”
Well one mission is all they showed in that 10 minute clip above and it's... it's horrendous. I'm sorry to say but as good as the game looks and plays – based on the clip, anyway – whoever was in charge of playing seemed like they were a complete noob when it came to handling an Xbox One controller or playing a first-person shooter game.
It always pains me to watch someone poorly play a good game.
It's hard to get a feel of the game's momentum and play mechanics on the Xbox One when there's a lot of herky-jerky movements, poor aiming and all manner of blind-target shooting going on throughout the gameplay clip. It's not hard to see why there are sometimes controlled environments when certain games are showcased before release.
Nevertheless, if we ignore all the skill-handicapped Olympics on display in the video above, we can at least take notice that the game appears to be running clean and pristine on the Xbox One. The opening cinematic at the start of the stage looks especially good and we can at least see that 343 Industries seem to have gone well out of their way to make the game work as well as it possibly can on Microsoft's third-generation home console. From a technical standpoint, the graphics are on-point, the performance looks stable and the gameplay is exactly the way you remember it from the Xbox 360.
If you haven't already played Halo 4 and you're curious what all the fuss is about, the video from Press Start does a fine job of not necessarily spoiling anything big. You still get to see what's on display and how the game operates without any of the story falling out of the video like spaghetti out of King of Pol's live-streams (stay frosty, Pol).
Anyway, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is due for release next Tuesday, exclusively for the Xbox One. The Halofest first-look at Halo 5: Guardian's multiplayer beta commences on November 10th. For more info feel free to pay a visit to the official website.