Welcome to a now playing episode of Halo five campaign, it's been a long wait and we got here three years or so since Halo four.
It's been awhile.
That has been a while.
I'm joined here with Mike Mahardy.
My name is Rob Handlery.
Let's dive in to Halo The Second Mission Blue Team, where you play as Chief and his squad.
And you start the game with Osiris.
Starting with Locke, the rest of them, and Buck from ODST, played by Nathan [UNKNOWN].
We've been playing this campaign for a little bit today.
Yeah, I've been enjoying it.
A lot of Changes I feel like I've definitely raised the bar in many aspects.
Hey let's watch this cut scene here.
This is after the first mission obviously Just captured Earth, or rescued [UNKNOWN].
And chasing [UNKNOWN]
I sent you my position three weeks ago I told you this was happening.
We'll discuss that in private doctor.
What has she done?
How far has it already gone?
Good work [UNKNOWN].
What do you think that's about?
I kinda like how Buck doesn't completely fit into his Spartan suit.
Did you see how far his shoulders were from like the guards?
It was like five inches between them.
Maybe that's cuz-
Right, he was [UNKNOWN] and he got suped up.
Later than the other guys.
This dude, on the other hand, fits into his suit.
You're damn right he does.
I haven't seen chief press himself like
Since we were in boot camp.
He's fine Fred.
This many missions nonstop isn't fun.
Sierra one one seven to lieutenant, blue team has located Argent Moon, signs of hostile activity, she's still here.
Copy that one-one-seven, eliminate all hostiles, secure Argent Moon, you may deploy when ready.
Affirmative, Infinity, 117 out.
Here you go.
Thanks, Kelly, everyone ready?
Blue Team fall out.
assistant throw [UNKNOWN]
out the airlock.
I just **** in my pants.
Like, I [INAUDIBLE].
Fred, Linda and Kelly,
All right, some of the original Spartan two with master chief.
Back before you thought master chief was the last one, they kinda under went all that muscle augmentation and stuff with Halo [UNKNOWN] book which is actually really good, I recommend people read it if they're into Halo at all and have some time on their hands, when they're not gonna be playing this.
It's pretty cool to see them come back, kinda cool fan service.
Yeah so far all the controls have been, oh hi jeez.
And now you have smart link, so you can zoom in with pretty much everything.
Yeah, even the assault rifle shotgun, SMG.
You get all the stupid dash.
Been doing this now, a little slide.
Have you figured out if you can kinda hit people with that at all?
Yeah, it works.
I think what it kinda does is it throws off, like I charged an Elite like that And he was thrown off and.
It kinda like, I don't know.
It makes it.
Oh here's a, So we have station logs.
This map has eight.
Shift AI R2 mode.
Recoding this as a warning to any OE personnel who try to reclaim our R2 mode.
Her air is not safe for humans to breathe.
I repeat, her air is unsafe.
Good thing we got these suits.
It like worked.
It like was noticeably oh wow he kind of freaked out.
So and then of course you get like dash forward, which is always nice.
Side to side.
And you get the smash.
It's pretty awesome.
And I use it a lot.
I use it a lot as well, it's pretty useful.
Oh ****, I shouldn't have done that.
Dashing melee too, which you just send people flying when you're sprinting on them.
I keep thinking those [UNKNOWN] grenades are live.
They're totally similar.
I've been playing.
I swear there are a lot of corridors and areas to go to, like.
There is shotguns everywhere.
Other way around.
Yeah, there are a lot of branching paths.
I mean, I've played through another mission a couple of times and I've found you can turn on these turrets that I didn't even know existed.
You can go through they caves where these, you know, better weapons hidden and vehicles that you wouldn't think of.
Pretty cool that there's that replay value, but also just kind of more Encouragement to these explorer missions.
I always love that when marines shoot a dead body.
Yeah sorry.>>Yeah we were talking earlier hoe the assault rifles are much better in this game
cause it has more range and everything on it
Sound's great as well.
Yeah, the [UNKNOWN]
[SOUND] We're playing heroic.
Playing first level one, legendary and initially, it was like kind of easy.
And then eventually got really difficult.
And I was repeating checkpoints like four times.
Which is great, and that's the first level.
So I dunno.
I love Legendary, I will [UNKNOWN].
It was like, never before cleared away.
Yeah, he just pulled out a gun there.
That's the thing.
He'll pull it out
you know surprises.
And a lot of times, I keep seeing like when they get overwhelmed and you know blue team or Osiris is kind of kicking their ****, they'll kind of retreat back to where everybody else is.
There's a room up ahead here where we might see that.
I think it's cool that they're actually showing more signs of like good AI.
You're teammates can be kind of spotty sometimes.
Because you can command them, you just press up on the d pad you can tell them to shoot certain people, man certain vehicles or turrets.
And we haven't tried weapons yet but you were asking me earlier if you can tell them to pick up, like oh there's a rocket launcher use that.
Yeah I could of sworn I swear video where like.
That would be cool.
You know often times in Halo games you'll reach a break in the level or like a checkpoint and they'll be kind of like a side armory.
And I kind of saw a video where he was telling [UNKNOWN] telling the squad like pick up a weapon and he was like giving them stuff.
You know you can always in Halo games go up to someone and switch weapons.
And you could do that.
There was at one point I played from the AI, I could switch weapons with him, I thought, now with your team directly, so I'm just wondering maybe if the command thing [INAUDIBLE]
Yeah, cuz I know you can swap weapons with, like, the marines when you start seeing them later on in the game.
But you're Spartans, yeah, cuz when you're playing co-ops you start with these certain load outs.
So [UNKNOWN] have a sniper rifle, Fred has his DMR, [UNKNOWN] has a shotgun pistol, I think, but she's a fast one of the group so I think her sprint might be the faster, more prolonged.
Imagine Fred like ground pound might be more powerful or something like that, or just takes more hits in general once the shields go down.
Most direct route to the shipyard is through the wall ahead.
Let's turn here.
They are really handing out shotguns.
The crew of the [INAUDIBLE].
Grab the SMG here.
SMG sounds awesome in this
Some of these [UNKNOWN]
Of course there is a right play sometimes, where a ground pound
I guess we were talking about earlier, too.
There's a lot of brutality.
You're always hitting high ground
opportunities to like have that height advantage.
I mean those are the same thing, if they get above you.
Here we go.
he can do it.
So it's not overpowering as you can see there.
It's pretty, is there a lot of people shooting in your direction?
[UNKNOWN] your teammates to revive you.
I think you just prefer them to be [UNKNOWN] be a little smarter about it, but [SOUND] Still not an automatic, you know, revive.
Constantly try to seek those out.
That and the [UNKNOWN], I love those mid-range weapons.
And long-range too, I guess.
At least you're getting the dodge reflex, though.
Yeah, I've been doing that a lot more [UNKNOWN], because
It is helpful, very unlike HALO.
Yeah, so far I don't mind the changes they have been making, they seem like they are fitting and everything.
I don't mind, it feels like they are being bold about.
That was awesome.
Like killed them, I thought you would just be out there with the shields, nice.
I like the changes they made.
I've played about five missions now.
But it feels really good.
So then you're targeting And like you know we are now target to elite.
Here we go.
That last bullet got you.
Got a little cover there.
Aw Jackal came in.
Come on dude.
Yeah, see so, this is one that I can be dumb.
It's kind of, they'll just all go for you instead of what humans do, alright you two shoot people, I'll go revive them.
AI doesn't really do that.
There you're doing a hover.
Oh, that's right.
That's why I felt weird.
So many times when you're aiming, you're actually, like, incorporating your movement.
I thought, why aren't I moving?
Guess it was this.
The aim, you can get a slight hover.
If you have a good angle on someone in like, multiplayer it's helpful, but at the same time you're kind of exposed.
Kind of a cool tradeoff, risk-reward factor.
[LAUGH] That's the most satisfying thing.
There's a lot to think about in comparison to before.
Like you've got to command your squad.
You really kind of utilize everything you're given.
[SOUND] Doing that.
You're, you know, doing all the new movement abilities.
Like I always like, when I was first playing It was like oh dang I should be doing all these especially with legendary.>>Take some time back [SOUND]
When you do the assassination, I just like reaching for when you're doing
Oh Jeez, when you're behind someone, you hold the melee button, you do that
Punch him, turn around, stab him in the face.
Try to die.
[SOUND] Area all clear.
Oh I was playing this recently.
Yeah there's BMR arena.
Yeah you get so, you get D scope and everything, which in campaign, you know just kind of keeps you from camping on one spot.
I mean you could try to stay in the same spot, but they're gonna try to Down and keep you from having good view on them, but in multiplayer you can kind of use to suppress people so like there's a sniper [UNKNOWN] you're like at least hit him and we'll keep him from scoping.
Which is super helpful it kind of narrows the gap between the power weapon maybe and like a pistol or something.
And the same thing goes for moves like this right, like hovering.
Say I'm doing that, you have the ability to stop me from hovering because if you shoot me, my aim assist goes off and I fall down.
[INAUDIBLE] hope not [INAUDIBLE]
I've never been that good like
Spam the sword.
It's like a fun gimmick and so like, he needs to die.
I always prefer the shotgun.
Especially in multiplayer.
Which I think technically this is supposed to be better.
When they go up against each other the shotgun itself has a [UNKNOWN] barrel and you actually, when they're coming at you.
Oh, do it.
Plasma pistol actually sounds cool in this game.
And yet they keep coming up here.
Guys seriously if we gun a few more we'll finally get them.>> Do it just keep?
Either is one of those guns you can duel-wield in three that's just unstoppable with two of them.
Pink hail, spikes or needles I guess you can tell.
[NOISE] Oh Jeez.
Trying to get that charge, right?
[UNKNOWN] It's like everything has this new heads up display frame.
And needler has that pink screen.
I mean that looks cool.
Oh yeah, it's like a little hologram there on the gun.
See your helmet linking up to everything?
I love that he was hiding behind those crates.
Yeah, for like hours.
start making this game.
They've put him there.
He's like what the ****, come on.
He's not out for like another two years.
Sierra one one seven to blue team, report.
Sierra one one seven.
Does anyone Copy.
The domain is open.
Meridian is next.
John, the reclamation is about to begin.
How is that?
I think Bowen's.
Its one of those their called the claimers right.
I thought the claimers were the chief.
That's what oracle calls them all the time.
Like in the first E3 trailer, teaser trailer, when he's in the sand.
That thing that comes out of the sand, I think that's what it is.
We have a mission to focus on.
[CROSSTALK] I think there's like a bunch.
I remember the last trailer like you see them.
I don't know if it's one.
But you see them in different locations.
So that's, are you talking about the one where he was like, had the cloak over him and it came off?
It was like a Cinemax trailer.
She'll wanna shut them over that.
They are handing out shotguns all day in this map.
People on Argent Moon really like those.
Shotgun has a flashlight now.
Yeah, you were saying that maybe well I mean obviously it's a dark now, but you were saying in multiplayer they might even have that so you kind of, it's more apparent that they have a shotgun.
Which I don't know.
I don't really like, I never had a problem with it.
I'm not a huge shotgun fan in multiplayer.
If the guy has a shotgun, it kinda spoils the fun of it.
I love freaking out people with it.
You could always kind of tell once you looked by the grip on their weapon and everything.
It wasn't like that was he held it differently.
A fairly obvious weapon, but [INAUDIBLE].
[NOISE] Look, there's another [UNKNOWN].
Oh, are they shooting her?
Pally woke them up.
We have nades?
I have no idea.
That is weird.
I think it was the camouflage sword dude.
That was unfortunate.
Someone else woke him up.
I think it could.
Maybe I like hit him wrong.
There's a grunt back there.
Run around with the others.
I can hear him talking.
Oh he just comes in regardless.
Yeah, so he doesn't even have a sword [UNKNOWN], so cool.
What is it, like three seconds to charge that thing up?
Wow, that is worth it.
In beta, I was [INAUDIBLE]
Chief, what did Cortana say to you?
Hey in multiplayer if they look up and see you charging that up, it's probably almost too late.
It's just to have the upper hand and you'll normally pull it off.
Great if someone else is far away.
Like you can get a couple of shots like beforehand but.
Good teammates always shoot them in the face a few times.
Still haven't let's keep going this way.
Still haven't like mastered the up down on the d-pad for command.
Like I keep.
[LAUGH] Commanding them and what not.
Yeah, like I keep doing the other one by accident.
[UNKNOWN] like pointing/.
I know right?
Two worms from the hunter.
Hunters, they're keeping pace with us.
They're pissed about something.
Here comes the grenade.
That'll do it.
This way nothing.
I hope you like explosions.
Oh my god.
I'm just tensing up every time you round a corner.
I know, right?
Oh, no he's not!
Who's fell asleep with grenades, like, in your fists ready to just go live in case someone woke you up?
But you were sleeping in the middle of a room?
Yeah, I would not want to be your roommate.
So yeah, again that's another path.
Like, I feel like [SOUND]
Like, it's like Halo, most Halo maps are pretty vertical.
Like, [UNKNOWN] is usually horizontal.
It's like one way waypoint like, few times now we've stumbled across like a vent or somewhere to like approach a room.
Yeah, it's not as linear as usual.
I mean still you're getting funneled from one area to the next.
But you're not Given just one option to do so.
Reach level three.
The vehicle combat was always pretty dynamic.
I'll go behind this rock so you don't get shot by that wraith and then blown by this ghost.
But, now it's on foot too.
Which is pretty cool.
I like it.
I think you and I have played a few of these missions a few times, but every time I watch it, you always do something different and vice-versa.
Covenant ships exiting subspace.
We're outnumbered here, Chief, a few thousand to one.
Surrendering [UNKNOWN] moon is not an option.
Neither is fighting half the Covenant in close quarters.
Then forget about reaching-
I'd like to imagine Chief actually would just stad there all strapped as well.
That looks freaking sweet.
God, I love my job.
You missed the meeting.
I was saving the universe.
I'm just going to start dialing numbers on my phone like that, just this really stiff point.
Oh they're saying the worms.
Cause the hunters themselves are like two symbiotic brothers that are like.
Their bodies are just these weird dense worm,
He goes into the armor.
So pretty gross but still pretty sweet.
And they're still pissed.
Oh that was so cool dude.
I've never seen you just read about it or hear about it.
You never knew that any of that.
Yeah, they're bringing a lot of the cyborgs to life in this game, which Kelly Linda's bred.
I guess Locke is now, and I never read about him.
I think he's a few of the books, but he started Nightfall and everything, and when blur went back to do that cutscene for Halo 2 in the Master Chief collection, he was in those.
And pretty much, they framed 2 as like The Arbiter telling Locke about Chief.
I mean Hunters seem to be pretty tough now, I mean.
They're not like Halo one or two where you can get one sniper shot or one pistol shot in their back.
Oh, he's ready for it.
For a little auto there?
Here they come.
Oh, like that?
Getting used to the dash.
Only get one, oh.
Though he ran away.
Need some help.
I have two family members named in this game.
I'm just going to start my own [INAUDIBLE] squad.
Oh that's gross.
I wish it would like disband and they would just crawl away when you kill them.
Or just like, fall apart.
That'd be tight.
All right, moving on.
Schematics show a path to the reactor below here.
Does he ever do anything else?
Cannot use the phrase.
NO salvage for the covenant, right let's go.
Carol you play.
Okay, cool, take over.
Go for it.
[CROSSTALK] Oh ****.
I'll figure it out.
Had different control settings, I used fish stick.
Cuz I'm a weirdo.
Fish stick [INAUDIBLE].
So what does that change?
It keeps melee on the right stick, crouch goes back to B.
It's kind of like Call of Duty controls [CROSSTALK]
That they, obviously L still aims, but
Just if I can get that far.
No, they can Yeah, he told me, but also, I like Recon, too, because it keeps action and reload on the right bumper, like they introduced with Halo 3.
Cuz I like not having to take my thumb off to reload.
You can just hit it while you're still aiming.
These are not bad in the beginning, but dash.
[SOUND] B. There we go, okay.
I have my sensitivity up pretty high.
Like, this is at five.
[UNKNOWN] go to six.
I got two [UNKNOWN]
Yeah I found this to be helpful last time.
This is here.
I don't have a shotgun with that.
I'll get a shotgun with that.
I've been seeing that a lot.
Guys on turrets are kind of dumb.>> Yeah.
They're pretty adamant about sticking there.>> Yeah, right.
No, I got one part of the script and I'm not changing it.>> They didn't tell me about this.
This wasn't in boot camp.>> [LAUGH]
I love the carbine.
And miss a few times, [UNKNOWN]
[NOISE] Those, guys now they see us.
And those are just jackyls right, they don't have another name?
Right, they are snipers.
With sniper rifles.
Whoa, whoa, I haven't seen
You should try picking up one of the sniper rifles if you can.
I haven't seen any yet.
****, that shot kinda [CROSSTALK]
Rail gun or whatever it's called.
There it is.
Is someone else playing?
Yeah I think that was one shot from someone else.
Hey Linda, go for this one, bam kill him.
That is very sweet.
See the AI has been kind of ranging from awesome to, I mean,
Understandably I guess I think this game is going to be best to play coop anyway but [UNKNOWN] rifle, here we go.
I am interested in playing this four player coop in legendary.
I mean I wondered if the AI bumps up the more players you have.
I feel like the flow will keep moving now that you can revive.
Because remember Halo 1 Legendary, if one person died you both end up outside too.
Legendary, if one person died you both respond even if the other one had to get the safety.
But, this, you can just revive them.
I mean obviously it won't be that easier said than done.
Here we go.
I thought that might have been the one down there I would look dumb.
Process chambers ready, stand clear of deployment bay.
Tell me to stand clear, I jumped down into it.
The safety systems are set to pump coolant into the reactor.
If this whole plan fails that's what will get the chance to work.
This battle rifle just looks so digital with that scope.
[NOISE] Shotgun looks tiny in your hand.
Yeah it does.
How many levels are there?
Do you know?
I don't know.
I mean, just by the length of this level they're gonna be [INAUDIBLE] [SOUND]
This one especially is pretty long.
This one is very long.
Yeah, that felt good.
Oh wait, is this the sniper rifle?
So it looks a lot different.
I thought this was the storm rifle for a second.
Is this still a two shot having been.
If you can time it, its cool down right.
Just as long as it doesn't over heat.
So that view scoping is going to be good for sniping [UNKNOWN] flare, or bad for sniping [UNKNOWN] flare.
All right, actually I think there is.
I can dash with them way better there just slowly bolting out the way is good.
Nothing a slow ride.
Oh kind of wasted that but it was kind of worth it oh yea so I been running..
Oh, they're right here.
I'm still not used to getting like, having the option to be revived.
I keep going down thinking ****, restart.
Yeah immediately it looks like you're dead, but you get back up.
Turret that can turn on.
I was gonna say I wonder if there is, because
That'd be awesome.
But, there's other missions where you can just turn turrets on that I have no idea about.
Otherwise you can struggle through the old fashioned way.
There it is.
See if I can hit it.
I'm gonna dodge this on the way back.
Find a way to open them.
Fire another one.
Cross his bow and ruffle his feathers.
Actually kill it.
So now we just take out this, oh no wait, banshee.
Let's go, let's do this.
And then yeah, you get to help point out specific people in here.
And they'll gun banshee as well for you.
Yeah, red banshees or probably just try that [INAUDIBLE]
You know, going with a fuel rod, man it would suck.
You've seen the faith in.
That's what it's called, right?
I see from the Promethean air craft.
Then, the one that they have.
Is it the Horner?
We can call it the Hornet.
Is the American.
I think it's just Hornet.
That is like the real life F-18.
Yeah, you want to see one?
So I wonder if I could just have her hit the switch, that would be pretty sweet.
take these coordinates, blue team.
Pretty awesome because then I wouldn't have to get out.
Doesn't look like it.
It would have responded in some way.
I drive a the same time.
Wait right here as they [UNKNOWN] on you.
Where's the door?
Like how you say and then you look to the right it's just an unlocked door, chill the **** out.
Gotta keep putting these bets off.
Keep breaking my door.
Before I go back up there.
Take out as many as I can before I get up.
Can probably use these rockets for Banshees, but I'm just being.
No, hell yes please.
Take your time.
Oh you jerk.
It's probably a good time to go now.
It's gonna shoot.
Let's go do this.
Just gotta destroy these vents.
One of the [UNKNOWN] it has a secondary.
I can't remember, I blew it once.
In the beta.
They're much easier to control than [UNKNOWN] but they're much slower.
From what I remember.
But I don't remember what their weapons are like.
Yeah, they [UNKNOWN] more on a plane than they do like [UNKNOWN] like a speeder or something.
But they I think they had just like a [UNKNOWN].
Like an odd night, [UNKNOWN]
I like that all the different, like the [UNKNOWN] base [UNKNOWN] just outside of the [UNKNOWN]
some of your stuff.
Frederick, find the nearest hangar bay.
We're taking a Prowler.
No signal [INAUDIBLE]
Hangar entrance here.
Prowlers distant side through an airlock.
Are you behind me?
This is a huge ship.
That looked like a hangar bay we were just in.
I mean, thing's like two and a half miles long or something but still.
Something like that.
Probably looked so cool.
Clear them out.
Prep for launch.
Do it quick.
respond All right.
He'll be here.
I hope because having more people would help here.
Oh, oh, what a throw!
Just a suicide.
Just through this **** grenade.
I love it.
I hate you!
Just lob it in my general direction.
Some of this.
[SOUND] Some of that.
Okay I'm just going to press a switch.
**** I don't have that.
Oh yeah right here.
No have you [UNKNOWN] this?
Although this works pretty well.
So there's like elbow.
[SOUND] [UNKNOWN] This is when I rarely got to use a multi player in Halo 4 just because, whoa, we haven't seen this one yet.
Looks exactly the same.
In Four you would only get the Saw.
[NOISE] To an ordnance trap.
And yeah, Montypar.
I think there's one or two.
In single player.
It wasn't two.
It was off the beaten path, I guess.
[NOISE] That's a [UNKNOWN]
Too bad my others are bunch.
And got oracle.
That was a hunter.
He's gonna love that rail gun.
I would say it's got more of like a plasma or electric
Oh, that's not good.
Fred, get up here>> Should be all right.>> Oh, he should be good.>>There's a couple.
Typically I feel like the real gun was a grenade launcher.
Yeah.>>There's like a [CROSSTALK] Yeah, a big slug looks more like electrical.
Please keep jumping up there.
Oh, man can I have that [INAUDIBLE].
You loved it.
I gotta shoot that up whatever
[UNKNOWN] [SOUND] Distract him between and get around that.
If your grenade hits, oh both of them [UNKNOWN].
If your grenade hits I didn't notice the whole red X at the top.
I know, that is a kill.
Got you, that's helpful.
It makes sense though, they probably have better helmets.
Now you know why.
Oh god, I am getting shot quite a lot.
Yeah did he just power spartan charge that guy?
That was tight.
It's like I haven't been seeing enough of that.
[CROSSTALK] Come here.
[CROSSTALK] Oh ****.
[LAUGH] I need to reload.
[LAUGH] Holy **** **** he almost killed me.
[LAUGH] He was like power walking towards you.
I was talking **** then he made me look like a pansy.
All right, he we go.
You put it away?
laser, I always think it's questionable.
[UNKNOWN] while we're waiting.
Fine I'll do it.
I'm ready guys.
You still hiding.
In the spleen or something.
I don't what?
And there it is.
It is blue team.
Second mission hero five.
[LAUGH] Cuz I'm looking really cool just falling [INAUDIBLE].
There we go.
So that's blue team.
That's [INAUDIBLE] dope on it.
Crushing a fly off of it.
Deal with her.
What the hell?
You're to return to Infinity immediately.
I don't like it.
Whoever they are, let's get to Meridian before they do.
No need to do this by yourself, Chief.
Time to go.
Court marshal all of us right.
[Laughs] Would you really court marshal a chief after all he's done.
He actually saved the universe not just humanity or a certain planet.
He's got such a high horse man.
I think they're bad **** looking.
Great that was the blue team.
The second level of Halo 5.
Switch back to Team Osiris the next mission, can I alternate?
For as much as we play, you just alternate between teams each level.
Think we're cutting out here.
Yeah, cutting out here.
Cool, they're not gonna spoil us with this one.
It's been great, yeah.
Halo 5 coming out October 20-
The review will be up the day before, Monday, early morning, midnight, Sunday, Monday.
You are reviewing it.
Yeah, I'll be reviewing it.
Gotten started, obviously, already.
But Multiplayers up next week on the 22nd.
So we'll get to try out Arena Warzone And co-op, which I'm really looking forward to.
Me as well.
Cool, well thanks, Mike.
Thanks for having me, Rob.
You guys take care now.