Talk:Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

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Poster image on other Wikipedia[edit]

Why is the poster image of Halo Anniversary not allowed to be displayed on other Wikipedias (German, Dutch,...etc)? --Aryaz-3D (talk) 19:47, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

I've no idea. I've uploaded it as a promotional DVD cover. May be if you can re-edit its properties you can use it on other Wikipedias but frankly I've never seen any other articles borrowing images from their relevant other language wikis. ASHUIND 01:38, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thats interesting, maybe you have to insert it into the other language wikicommons page. I dont know why you would have to though.P0PP4B34R732 (talk) 02:04, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Need images[edit]

I'll appreciate if some one can put some images of comparison bet'n Halo CE and Halo CEA graphics. ASHUIND 12:40, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Release dates[edit]

Why am I seeing the same release date for countries that don't even have Xbox 360...and it is a worldwide release date too-- (talk) 04:55, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

guys I know you want to contribute to the article bt do it in a creative way n not a stupid way. When its a worldwide release thn why to add the same date for every other country. If its different in some country then only add it with reference too. ASHUIND 07:57, 31 October 2011 (UTC)


I don't understand this sentence:

  • 343 Industries started developing original Halo: Combat Evolved to achieve the gold status (complete development).

ClayClayClay 01:37, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Thats nothing. I just pasted all info for later copy editing. Might have forgotten to edit this one. But let it be since it gives a start to the Development section and rather makes it not look like a listing of info. ASHUIND 04:27, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Good Job[edit]

Good Job guys.:)~Tailsman67~

Thanks dude. I hope to have another GA in Halo series. ASHUIND 15:27, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Regarding Bungie[edit]

I've written whole article but never found even a single mention of Bungie regarding the development. Please If anyone would like to add them as a developer, will have to give the source where it clearly states their involvement in development. ASHUIND 04:07, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 21 December 2011[edit]

BBFC did not rate this 15 THe ACB rating is MA15+ The PEGI rating is 16 (talk) 09:20, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. --Bryce (talk | contribs) 08:11, 31 December 2011 (UTC)



The map used in the Firefight mode is set at the cliff-side beam emitter encounter in one of the last

three encounters of Halo: Combar Evolved's second level, Halo. The map is vehicle-based, and unlike

previous Firefight maps it contains friendly ODSTs and Marines that help out the players against the

Covenant.[12] Despite being previously rumored, the Flood does not appear in Firefight.

Second Line "Halo: Combar Evolved's" This should be "Halo: Combat Evolved's"

Also Bungie is not developing the Halo series, the name was sold and Bungie has moved on to further there development experience.

Skyshadow382 (talk) 15:16, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Media Distribution[edit]

The Media Distribution should be an "Optical disc" not a "DVD"
In other words, "DVD" needs to be replaced with "Optical Disc"

Skyshadow382 (talk) 15:22, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Not done There are many types of optical disks, we use the specific type of disk. Techman224Talk 06:46, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Request for GamePlay Screenshots[edit]

Please add pictures of multiplayer and single-player game play.

--Skyshadow382 (talk) 16:17, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Do you have links to on-wiki pictures? Techman224Talk 06:48, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes Image name is HaloCombatEvolvedsingleplayerscreenshot.jpeg

this is a SinglePlayer Screen Shot

►Skyshadow382◄ 19:17, 7 January 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skyshadow382 (talkcontribs)
Not done: The image is not clear and does not signify much about the subject. In any case, please start a thread and discuss the same and achieve consensus on its inclusion. Thanks,  Abhishek  Talk 12:28, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


It says the game received universal critical acclaim. However, the Metacritic score is only 82/100 - definitely not universal acclaim. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Resolved —zziccardi (talk) 16:48, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: James086 (talk · contribs) 17:24, 26 October 2012 (UTC) These are things I think need to be addressed:

  • In the Gameplay section there are 2 sentences repeated, also the last sentence could probably be integrated into the sentence before it. "The game's multiplayer mode uses Halo: Reach's engine,[11] and features seven maps. Six of the maps are remakes of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 maps. Seven of the available maps have been updated and re-released using Halo: Reach's engine. Six of these maps are competitive multiplayer maps that are remakes from Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Each map has two variants, classic and enhanced. Anniversary also ships with a Firefight map, where players fight against waves of enemies with the assistance of friendly non-player characters or human players. The setting of the Firefight map is taken from a Combat Evolved campaign level."
  • I think there should be some text in the Plot section unless there is consensus somewhere that says otherwise. Something along the lines of: "Anniversary's plot is word-for-word identical to the original game's."
  • The last sentence of the Development section could introduce confusion with 343 Industries and 343 Guilty Spark, perhaps it should say "Since 343 Industries developed..." for clarity.
  • In the first sentence of the Marketing section there is redundancy "later followed up with", could it be reduced to just "followed with"?
  • In the next sentence is the word "unveiling" necessary?
  • Is the MJOLNIR armour for their Xbox Live avatar or in-game multiplayer avatar?
  • In Marketing the sentence doesn't flow well: "and website to celebrate"
  • Should also be an external link to that site either in-line or in the external links
  • Was the Pizza-Hut promo a "tie-up" or "tie-in"?
  • In Reception this doesn't flow well: "which it brought compare to classic version"
  • This doesn't flow well either "The Guardian gave the positive comment by saying"
  • Images are correctly tagged, low-res etc., the article is well referenced, covers everything it should and neutral. Nice work. James086Talk 17:24, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Comment: If I may, the lead does not properly mention reception. --JDC808 22:35, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Looks good, I think it's ready to pass once there's a bit of expansion to the reception in the lead section. James086Talk 11:37, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Agreed. --JDC808 19:17, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
I've added a few lines to sum up the section as it stands now. Apologies for the wait. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 16:39, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

 Pass - Listed it as a Good article. James086Talk 17:06, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 November 2012[edit]

The orchestral score to the Halo Anniversary Edition was adapted and re-orchestrated by the following people: "Paul Lipson, Lennie Moore, Tom Salta, and Brian Trifon". Please include this information under the composer section with the following code:

|Score Adaptation & Orchestration = [[Paul Lipson, Lennie Moore, Tom Salta, and Brian Trifon]]

Ceredshinmor (talk) 19:11, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Done--added to the Audio section. There isn't a spot in the infobox, if that's where you were requesting it. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 19:23, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

FAC commentary that didn't make it in before close[edit]

  • Comment Really excellent work. I commend you for putting the Halo team on your back. But enough praise—I gave it a copyedit, checked all sources, and here are my comments:
Czar's comments
  • Would be helpful if the Sparkast ref had the timecode position
  • Design:
  • vague "they" at beginning—clarify who
  • the PC World New Zealand line extrapolates a bit too much from the source—the quote would make a great pull quote though... looks like it's gone czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • the GamePro ref doesn't really support the statement looks like it's gone czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Eurogamer ref doesn't support the St. Petersburg statement
  • the TeamXbox ref is actually just a page with the BTS campaign video—consider combining those refs and naming timecodes
  • high dependence on the same ref—have any other sources for the Saber stuff?
  • Refs for the vinyl tracklisting?
  • Release: sourcing for first sentence.
  • Unggoy → Grunts? czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Is that sales info going to be worked into the article? Would be useful to have whatever's available, if not a solid figure. czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Strongly second the comment about removing non-notable reviewers from the Reception section—it's fine to use the name of the company as the "writer" if other VG FA/GA articles can be a precedent. It isn't imperative until the final two paragraph with Watters, Reynolds, and Aziz, where you need to backtrack to figure out who's who. Reintroduce them.
  • GameSpot direct quote was off czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Reception: critics had "split opinions" but the evidence doesn't show how the opinion was divided other than the 3D (e.g., who liked the Kinect voice commands or didn't think the lack of four-player split-screen was a big deal)
  • Things I couldn't verify: "bts-campaign", "bts-audio", "bts-terminals", terminals teaser, "gdm-postmortem" magazine (so, accordingly, most of the Saber stuff), no timecode for GameTrailers or "ign-campaign discussion"
  • In terms of beautiful prose, the ending could be gentler. It'd be really easy to end with some quotes about how the game was an exceptional port (something many reviewers repeat) and (because of?) how it carries the spirit of the original fully. Maybe tie in how it set the bar for other ports, etc. ("Legacy"), leaves you wondering about the future, you know? It's nice.
  • Infobox citations?
  • Comprehensiveness:
  • I get that it isn't necessary to duplicate the contents of H:CE's page, but there is very little recapping the basic premises of the original story, controls, setting, multiplayer, the OP pistol, and cultural legacy of these things that led to MS deciding to remake this in the first place.
  • I was also expecting stats on adoption, like how long it was on the top XBL charts, whether the Anniv. multiplayer playlists were popular, how well it sold or was profitable, etc.
  • For as much as the terminals were mentioned, there isn't an expansion on what this contributes to the Halo universe
  • "Legacy" comment from above
  • critical reception of improved soundtrack is missing
  • Files: have any pictures of the dev teams?
  • Things I appreciated: Ringworld link, Unggoy, balanced reviews section czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • This article could have used more rigorous peer review. (Ping me if you'd like one in advance of your future FACs.) I applied minor and pedanic copyediting stuff myself so as not to waste space. Revert where you wish. czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
I would be happy to support once these surmountable issues are addressed. czar · · 10:05, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Bah, if I knew the FAC was going to close, I would have just BOLDly made the edits to save us all time. Let me know if you're interested in collaborating and we can split up the remaining tasks. czar · · 10:05, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

""Thanks. I'll take a look when I've got a chance! Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 15:08, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Note:  Working on this over the weekend czar · · 08:18, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

No problem, I've been gone on vacation the past week anyhow. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 00:20, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

2013 June comments[edit]

File:Halo Anniversary pizza.jpg
Talk page pizza party
  • Did you take a look through the list before asking me to check it? When I went through, quite a few bullets were left unaddressed, enumerated above. You're not obligated to take my advice, but the above would be my thoughts/concerns going into FAC again
  • Ref 43 (second Gamasutra sales) says HCEA was #2 in Japan but the other ref 42 says it was #15. Using one ref as reputable but not the other would be cherry-picking, no? Ref 43 is Amazon stats.
  • Japanese release date is gone, needs to be added back and sourced. It's not the same as the WW release.
  • Do you have a scan of the Saber article, for verification purposes?
  • Price/volume of games sold?
  • Doesn't the new Plot section need citations, even if it's paraphrased from the other article?
  • Also needs more pizza (but that's neither here nor there)
czar · · 08:27, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

360 in lead[edit]

Is it worth mentioning in the lead that the game was released for the Xbox 360, or that it's a 360-exclusive? I see it's something most lead paragraphs do. czar  15:33, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Tweaked the lead. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 16:56, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Verify Saber edit[edit]

Can someone with access verify this edit re: Saber? czar  13:10, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Xbox Live Failure[edit]

If there is to be any criticism, the bulk of the criticism should be pointed at the inability to access Xbox Live and the videos that can be loaded from campaign is a difficult task at best, ergo there we need to address the main problem with Generation 8. -- (talk) 07:48, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Do you have any sources that suggest this issue was a point of comment by reviewers? Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 01:06, 12 December 2014 (UTC)