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12/01/2002

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Ecco

Somewhere in an Halo level, you can hear a Myth Music...

Ecco

Somewhere in an Halo level, you can hear a Myth Music...

FreekShow

WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK?!? THE PEOPLE AT BUNGIE WOULD LAUGH THEIR ASSES OFF IF THEY SAW THIS POINTLESS SHIT!! WHO FUCKING CARES IF HALO IS A SEQUEL?! IT STILL EXISTS EITHER WAY, SO WHO GIVES A FUCK?!?

FreekShow

WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK?!? THE PEOPLE AT BUNGIE WOULD LAUGH THEIR ASSES OFF IF THEY SAW THIS POINTLESS SHIT!! WHO FUCKING CARES IF HALO IS A SEQUEL?! IT STILL EXISTS EITHER WAY, SO WHO GIVES A FUCK?!?

FreekShow

WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK?!? THE PEOPLE AT BUNGIE WOULD LAUGH THEIR ASSES OFF IF THEY SAW THIS POINTLESS SHIT!! WHO FUCKING CARES IF HALO IS A SEQUEL?! IT STILL EXISTS EITHER WAY, SO WHO GIVES A FUCK?!?

Eric

ok... FreekShow... +5 Troll... If I had a rocket launcher....

To the few of us that actually played thru the Marathon series, Halo is an extension. To the PC folk who mock Marathon simply because it was on the Mac, you don't know what you missed. Doom sucked. Even Doom 3 sucks compared to Halo. I wouldn't classify Halo as a Marathon sequel, but it's the same universe with the same toys. Think Star Trek TNG and Voyager and DS9. Different cast, different parts of the same universe, but a unified, coherent, similar feel. To the guy who asked about Halo's vehicles... ok so the added new features. Good for Bungie. Thats not enough of a difference to nullify the similarities. Halo 2 now includes support for dual-weapons. Halo-only players are like "wow thats way cool yo", Marathon players are like "been there done that". Marathon's graphics look crappy by todays (read, Halo's) standards, but break out your copy of Doom from 1994 and compare. You'll see a world of difference. Marathon introduced looking up and down, dynamic lighting, sound, and physics, intelligent enemies, and a wicked story. Doom = see demon, shoot demon. Perhaps amusing to the kids, but by no means captivating. There's a reason Marathon is as talked about as it is. It was ahead of it's time and defined what a good FPS was all about, up to Rainbow 6, then Halo. TOZT with your SPNKr anyone?

Marathon2

Stay off u pc losers.. stfu.. u aint noe shyt.. though my 66mhz mac is stored away in the basement for years. i now use a penitum 4.. but marathon is tite as fuk... marathon 4ever!!.. marathon used the dual weapons and it was awesome.. Eric..u have good point :) .. MARATHON RULES! MAC RULES!.. why yal jus hatin Macs cuz everybody says it.. its so stupid

vyroglyph

I don't know if anyone else noticed this because I didn't read all of the comments, but in the book "Fall of Reach" there is a class of ship called Marathon.

vyroglyph

also, in marathon there is a level called "I wish i had a rocket launcher" and in halo there is one called "I wish I had a super weapon"

tbg

actually, halo is like a souped-up marathon with different names for all the characters. I use a pc but I still like to play marathon on my mac. Why don't you people who say marathon sucks get a clue. You have no idea what brilliant ideas bungie came up with before halo. I bet you never even heard of Rock'n'Roll Racing.

jarro

did anyone think that maybe, forerunner is what the humans/covenant called the ancient race and "jarro" is what they called themselves?

Tim

Just got Halo 2, and hadn't played Halo 1, but I played all of the Marathons (Marathon 2 is on PC AND Mac, BTW)...

First things I noticed were the logo, the spnkr, and (was this in Halo 1)? The HUNTER creature, which is lifted DIRECTLY from Marathon. Looks like and acts like the Marathon hunter. So if they are in different universes, this creature knows how to travel between them ; )

I can't see why people would be so resistant to the connections... they are both excellent, story-driven action games with a lot of similarities... Marathon players know, this is the same universe...

SangreViento@USEast

First of all, the reason Bungie added things from Marthon into Halo, is too attract people who had been Marathon gamers! Secondly, THE FLOOD!!! Finally, you MUST CONSIDER THE FACT THAT BOTH GAMES ARE MADE BY BUNGIE,SO THEY HAVE TO BE SIMILIAR IN THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME CREATORS!!!!! It is the same thing as WARCRAFT and STARCRAFT both are made by BLIZZARD, thus they are VERY simialar!!!!!


HALO IS DEFINATLEY NOT A SEQUEL TO ANY GAME!!!!!

Zachary Mohney

Something that i was thinking about playing halo 2, is that the covenant is attacking earth and possibly aiming to destroy it, which would definately warrent the colony ships that were in the marathon series to start being produced and sent out to attempt to keep the human race alive.

jjaro

why are you so angry that someone thinks halo is a sequel? i dont get it. and stop posting the same thing so much its annoying.

vyroglyph

Many of the employees at Bungie now were not at Bungie at the time of Marathon, so your argument that similarities between the two games are due to them having "the same creators" is invalid. Any resemblance between the two is certainly NOT coincidental.

vyroglyph

Many of the employees at Bungie now were not at Bungie at the time of Marathon, so your argument that similarities between the two games are due to them having "the same creators" is invalid. Any resemblance between the two is certainly NOT coincidental.

merv

The so-called Marathon symbol is also the shape of the control room(s).

Download Aleph One (part of Microsoft's Open-Source Initiative). It plays on Windows and OS X (a Linux version is reportedly in the works). For me, it's like Halo with a better frame rate.

Rygo

Okay, kinda late, but I just gotta say somthing. no one really thinks halo is a sequel, she just wants to see all you dumb ass noobs get bent about mac's (because they kick more ass 'n stuff). as I type this on my my iBook, I have all three Marathon games on my hard drive, and the first halo. Marathon was an awsome game back in the day, and anyone who disses it should be kneecaped. in '95 i was 9 years old and back then it was THE SHIT, so stuff you ass with a cork M$ whores cuz your talking out of it. everyone looks back on something I their childhood fondly, and for me one thing is marathon. (sad? mabey, but now my imagination soars.) it had somewhat less action, but what halo has in action, marathon had in story. as for the similarities, the reasons are obvious: marathon was GOOD. the symbol. just look at it. come on... its cool, huh? and spnkr? thats l33t speek before l33t. and, oh yeah, when you get hit with it, you...get...spanked. in reality halo is a collection of things origionally made for marathon, but up-graded (excepting the plot, but then again, I'm partial to marathon) hey... why not reuse genius?

P.S. M$ stole bunjie from the free world because they needed a kick ass game, and after reveiwing their past record, they knew halo would be good.

I made this for one post

Anyone else notice that on the mission were your on the halo for the first time on halo 2 that the other spartans look exactly like the 'bobs' from merathon?

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