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[Locked] I don't like Blur's cutscenes.

OP Aurik Kal Durin

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Don't get me wrong, Blur has done some fantastic work with Halo 2: Anniversary's cutscenes, but... I still don't like them.

First of all, I don't like the remastered soundtrack for Halo 2: Anniversary... or Halo: CE Anniversary, for that matter. I played through the entire Halo: CE campaign with the updated graphics and the original soundtrack. Unfortunately, Halo 2: Anniversary doesn't let you toggle the graphics and soundtrack independently, and I suspect that it's because the music can't be changed during the cutscenes.

Furthermore, the transition between the Blur cutscenes and the actual game is pretty jarring, especially when it happens mid-mission. I would much rather they just updated the in-game cutscenes to Anniversary graphics like they did with Halo: Combat Evolved, and I very much hope they do so for Halo 3: Anniversary.

Am I the only one who feels this way?
Yes.
Basically. The Blur cutscenes are mind blowing masterpieces that blew all standards at the time out of the water.

The only thing I didn't like about them was their choice for the motion capture actor for Sgt. Johnson. He's way too young canonically (I mean, just compare how old he looks in H2A and H3 – it's like they didn't even try to get age relatively close). Also, his face constantly looks.... well, derpy. Next time you watch the "dear humanity, we regret..." cutscene or the one where Johnson's in the Scarab talking to the Arbiter, just look at his face. It looks so emotionless in a slightly creepy way, like a porcelain doll. Add to that the fact that his voice is so incredibly polar opposite to that and it just makes it unsettling.

Besides that minor critique, however, I can't fathom how someone could look at those cutscenes, especially two years ago, and not be floored.
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I like everything with H2A except the removal of Blow Me Away in Gravemind.
Good song by a good band. Glad they're making music again. Maybe 343 could have them do a song for Halo 6?
No offence, but you're an idea.
Meh i don't know i kind of agree with you and kind of don't
Mr Vacha wrote:
Mr Vacha wrote:
I like everything with H2A except the removal of Blow Me Away in Gravemind.
Is that the final fight before the end of the mission? I hate that they changed the music there, too; every time I get to that fight, I feel I have to switch to Classic mode because the music that plays in Anniversary mode during that encounter is crap.
Yep. Once I get to that part I instantly switch to classic mode to hear it. The song is by Breaking Benjamin - Blow Me Away.
It'd be nice if we could just run Anniversary graphics with the Classic soundtrack at the same time, like we could in Halo: CE Anniversary. How hard would it be for them to make the classic soundtrack play during Blur's cutscenes?

I have to wonder why they ever bothered to remaster the soundtrack at all, TBH. The original work by Marty O'Donnell was perfect. Skywalker Sound's interpretation is 'meh' at best.
I'm pretty sure you can switch to the new graphics with the old soundtrack.
No, you can't. In Halo: CE Anniversary you can, but not in Halo 2: Anniversary.
If you go to Campaigns>Missions>Options, it should show whether you want the old soundtrack or new soundtrack, and the old graphics or new graphics.
Learn to read. It only displays those options for Halo: CE Anniversary. That game allows to choose graphics and soundtrack separately. Halo 2: Anniversary only gives you the option to play in Anniversary or Classic mode.
My bad. Christ.
Blur cut scenes look absolutely amazing, so you would rather have older graphics than newer graphics?
I think the cutscenes are great and I would happily watch a feature length Halo movie done in Blur cutscenes.
I don't understand how you don't like them. Blur did an amazing job while staying faithful to the original cutscenes. If only halo 3 would receive the same treatment...
I don't understand how you don't like them. Blur did an amazing job while staying faithful to the original cutscenes. If only halo 3 would receive the same treatment...
Please don't revive old topics, thanks, especially ones that are over 2 years old
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