Marathon on Live Arcade Wednesday

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  1. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    Exciting, I've always wanted to play the Marathon games, especially after reading more about them and how they could be linked to the Halo series. Now i can pay someone $10 for an enhanced game thats been available for free for some time now.

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3161624
     
  2. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I am gonna have to get this one. I wanted Doom, but I still have the original on PC. This I don't have, and a expanded Online system sounds pretty nice.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    hmm. the precursor to halo.... i'd like to play it.
     
  4. Brownstreak

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    10 bucks ain't bad, but all three have been free on bungie's site for a few years now. Still....I just might bite. I ain't got nothing since beating PoP.
     
  5. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    Looks like I get to play it again. I have been looking forward to this for quite a while.
     
  6. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    Teh visuals have cleaned up nice for a game this old. I hope the gameplay is nice and tight. Demo first, but really leaning towards a purchase.
     
  7. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I'll definitely try the demo.

    I admit that I am unfamiliar with the series.
    Is it linked to Halo in gameplay elements and design, or linked to Halo in the story?
     
  8. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    http://nikon.bungie.org/theories.html

    nothing official, but many folks have guessed...
     
  9. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    As for a link to halo. The quick and dirty story.

    Pathways in to Darkness - first meet the JJaro /forerunners have to put on to sleep in the prymids of panama

    Marthon 1 - first time you play as master chief - although not given a name. You fight along side cortanas brother drundal - rescue the compliers/spht/ prophets from the convienat.

    Marathon 2 - Search with drundal and the spht to find there lost clans

    Marathon ∞ - search for an anceint forrunner weapon and meet a forrunner AI called toth.

    Halo - starts some time later. It has to be later since all the weapons/ armour you used in Marathon are now one level or version above what they were before.
     
  10. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Technically they're not the same universe but share many similarties.

    I recall playing Marathon once and it wasnt bad. I was spoiled by most modern shooters at the time, but it worked pretty good.
     
  11. Joe Moore

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    Ok, so who downloaded at least the demo?

    It runs smooth, but it's too smooth. apparently they bumped the framerate to 60 fps. It's a bit nauseating when playing. I don't know if I can play through the whole game like that.
     
  12. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    I got the whole thing. I've defentlty been spoiled by modern shooters. I like the sound effects thought. I'll be checking out more of it later, didnt have much time to play with I got it.
     
  13. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I am waiting till I get some friends to get it so we can take it online.
     
  14. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    One of the reviews said to turn the look sensativity down and it fixes it. I haven't turned it down myself since it never made me feel ill.
     

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