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Subject: Two Halo Reach Issues

Hi there :)
I bought Halo Reach a week back and tried to play for the first time yesterday, however there were two things that bothered me a lot so quited immediately.
The first and major issue that I am having is concerning the widescreen. Somehow I get a black bar right and left of the screen, (thought there was none in Halo Anniversary). Which is very annoying.
The second problem: Unfortunately I bought the german version of the game and I hoped by changing the language in the xBox settings I could play it in english (just as it worked in Halo Anniversary) However it seems like that only affected the written part of the game, because the audio in the campaign stayed the same (sounds horribly :( )
If you could help me with either one of them would be fine :)

  • 12.31.2012 10:20 AM PST
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Never noticed ... but it may be a regional problem.

When Bungie released the game here the government forced them to refund/re-issue as there was some problem with Bungie saying it was Full-HD when it wasn't.

Perhaps they should have done an Apple and come up with their own names for graphical quality - lol.

(dont know if they fixed this regions version of the game ... or just changed the packaging to remove the HD logo).

  • 12.31.2012 10:18 PM PST

Posted by: Thapeachydude
I bought Halo Reach a week back and tried to play for the first time yesterday, however there were two things that bothered me a lot so quited immediately.

Sorry to break it to you, but there will be a few more things of "bothered" (who says that, other than Winnie the Pooh).

My advise ... return it and try for a swap before your return period expires.

  • 01.01.2013 4:00 AM PST

I intend to live forever, or die trying,

so far, so good.

There your only two problems.

You should be happy.

You may need to buy a copy for your region, as the German Disc, will be German.

Should be able to find a second hand copy really cheap from your local game store.

  • 01.03.2013 2:52 PM PST
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Posted by: THOMSY99
There your only two problems.

You may need to buy a copy for your region, as the German Disc, will be German.
No, bungie did not do a good job of supporting multiple languages in their game ... very prro when you compare it to something like Assassins Creed.

Not a problem for me as I play in English anyway.

The regional problem was because of the lie bungie told about the games graphics being full HD (for which there is an international standard). Few of my friends said that bungie "fixed" the lie by putting stickers on the game cases to cover up the HD claim.

Again - dont care. Sometimes the scenes blur - like the opening scene before you land. If you watch the other aircraft the image blurs. Sometimes that also happen when you have many characters fighting in one campaign scene.
But this I think is more the slow graphics engine in game.

  • 01.04.2013 9:58 PM PST

Bungie stated that the game renders at 1152x720, which your Xbox 360 will scale to the display resolution selected in your system settings. What output resolution is your console set to display? If you have pillar boxing, the game may actually be displaying at its native resolution, which would be awesome.

Also, to play with spoken dialogue in English, you're going to need an English language copy of the game. I believe the compatibility across regions is pretty good for Reach, so your options should be numerous. It's a great game that plays well online (out of the 3 Halo games on Xbox 360, I believe it performs the best online).

  • 01.04.2013 11:40 PM PST

Posted by: HiredN00bs
Bungie stated that the game renders at 1152x720 ...

Yes, but that is NOT HD ... and yes bungie did claim HD ... and got warnings in a number of countries.

Even after that they still played with words, like;
Go ahead and get your fill in High Definition. Welcome to Reach.
If you cant get away with lies, use cheap marketing tricks?

So it was either a shallow lie OR they dont understand the basic graphic definitions and standards ... you pick?

  • 01.05.2013 5:11 AM PST

Posted by: FatherlyNick
Im the flood's underground member.

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Ah, who am i kidding, we are all basement dwellers...

- random Floodian truest words ever


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Posted by: Thapeachydude
I bought Halo Reach a week back and tried to play for the first time yesterday, however there were two things that bothered me a lot so quited immediately.

Sorry to break it to you, but there will be a few more things of "bothered" (who says that, other than Winnie the Pooh).

My advise ... return it and try for a swap before your return period expires.


This guy is right

[Edited on 01.05.2013 5:26 AM PST]

  • 01.05.2013 5:24 AM PST

Been with Bungie since 1996, and no plans of leaving.


Posted by: Separikakku

Perhaps they should have done an Apple and come up with their own names for graphical quality - lol.

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This guy...

  • 01.08.2013 7:30 AM PST