Is Halo better than Star Wars?

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  1. Nutcrusher

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    Is Halo better than Star Wars? (not do you like Halo more than Star Wars)

    As a whole. As a scifi series.

    I was arguing with my friend about which one is better. I won't tell you which side I chose, but it lead to a pretty lively jabs of words.

    Of course, I'm sure Star Wars fans will see even mention of such idea as heresy, but I want to know what other people think.

    And I want people to take their rose tinted glasses off first.
     
  2. Chaos Muffin

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    Hell no

    Halo's cool, but there's just no way
     
  3. Nutcrusher

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    ^Any substantial reasoning?
     
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    Star Wars has an entire universe that's been created with a supporting cast in the thousands. It spans Film, comics, novels, games, TV shows and live events. The characters are an ingrained part of our worldwide culture and their catchphrases are famous from generation to generation. Even my Nan used to know who Luke Skywalker was.

    Halo is a popular game by Bungie on the XBOX.


    *edit* I am aware Halo has branched out into other media too, I'm just making a point - they're not in the same league.
     
  5. Nutcrusher

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    That's not the point. The question is not "is it more popular", "do you like it more".

    The question is, is Halo better than Star Wars as a scifi series?
     
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    moving to Movies & TV.
     
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    Halo was derived from the popularity of the first game and then a story was written around that popularity. The first game had no big story, it was written into something after the game sold millions. So to answer your question, not a chance in hell.
     
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    You asked if Halo is better, I pointed out all of the things Star Wars has that Halo doesn't. That makes Star Wars better in my book.

    I can't resonably think anyone would argue otherwise, unless they really had it out for Lucas in some internet nerd rage type issue.
     
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    As someone who likes Halo more than Star Wars.
    No way.

    Star Wars was a story first, games later.
    Halo started with the game, then branched out into a big story.
     
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    :lol 

    Oh this was serious :( 
     
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    Apples and oranges; you cant compare the 2. A better comparison would be Halo vs Doom.
     
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    I personally enjoy Halo series with it's more relatable characters and it's combination of Sci-fi and Military themes, but I think Star Wars would be considered better because it's bigger with more characters. Even if the franchise has been milked furiously and has produced tons of crap. (I.e., PM, AOTC, ROTS and the newest Clone Wars movie, even though the tv series is pretty okay) So far Halo has been consistently good (well, game #2 wasn't THAT good) but who knows how long Bungie's going to drag it out. (and how long Lucas is going to drag SW out) Though I do love the Clones from Star Wars more than the generic Marines in Halo, for instance.

    Halo is a bit more realistic, but sometimes realistic isn't always better. Though IMPO, I enjoy Halo more. (I know that's not what you asking, but it's all I've got) But really, Star Wars and Halo aren't really comparable, so really all you can do is have opinions on which you like better.
     
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    Space Invaders makes them both look lame, the part when the invaders get low enougth to eat the bases is epic.
     
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    One day the guys at HQ will crack the invader's secret code. Then we'll know just how they all change direction so damn fast. Victory is only moments away after that.
     
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    Wait 20 years and then ask this question again. Then we'll talk.
     
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    Modern "Star Wars?" Yes, but practically everything's better than that.


    Otherwise they can't really be compared because they're in two different leagues.
     
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    This has to be the oddest comparision question ever. Might as well pick Doom vs Star Wars or Halo vs Star Trek.

    Frankly, I think Halo is a terrible first-person shooter that only got popular because of the online feature. Other than that, nothing really makes it stand out from other first-persons of the past.

    Star Wars if only going by the game genre, has KOTOR, Battlefronts, and now Force Unleashed.

    So yeah no comparison.
     
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    If you look at what Master Chief is- a badass clone soldier in a high-tech suit, if I remember correctly - and you compare it to, let's say, another badass clone soldier in a high-tech suit that we all know and love, it's simply not fair for poor Master Chief. :p 
     
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    Not, not even that.

    George Lucas probably didn't have Jar Jar in mind 30 years ago, but he did have the rise and fall of Anakin in mind (regardless of his execution).

    Halo is like the Space Invaders example before. It's like Space Invaders selling millions and then says "Oh shit this is popular" and then writes a story to it as if it had always existed in the developer's head, and that Master Chef was more than just a generic character.

    This also applies to all the novels written and comic books.
     
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    Ok, first of all, I am sure plenty know how huge of a Star Wars fan I am. That being, said, I am gonna look at this in a different perspective so it doesn't sound like I am just picking Star Wars. Star Wars as a hole, has sooooo much involved with it between storyline, characters and whatnot, compared to Halo.

    Now, if you wanna compare stuff we can go into a whole argument of Star Wars to the LOTR stuff like in Clerks 2...I'd prefer to avoid that.
     

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