December 23rd 2013 8:44 am PT

Xbox One: Halo: Spartan Assault

Content: Halo: Spartan Assault

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Description: Halo: Spartan Assault is a fast paced top-down shooter set during the timeline between “Halo 3” and “Halo 4,” progress your Spartan career as you engage in over 30 exciting Campaign missions using many of favorite Halo weapons, vehicles and armor abilities. Team-up on Xbox Live and fight with a friend against waves of the nightmarish Flood in the all-new online co-op multiplayer mode.

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Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • mcmax3000

    I’ve only played a couple of missions so far, but I’m enjoying it. Even though I’m planning on playing from the beginning, the fact that it carried my progress over from the mobile version is pretty cool.

    • mcmax3000

      Seems like you might be on the wrong blog if that’s the case.

  • degstr

    No local coop? What the hell?

    • evilfangs .

      Sadly local co-op is dying in gaming.

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        Why?

        • evilfangs .

          Because developers think us players don’t want co-op and think we are happy with just online gaming and it’s too much work for developers now a days.

        • ImTheMetalLord

          Because developers track what is played and how it is played and just like single player is being phased out so is local co op. We the few are a dying breed.

          • evilfangs .

            The day single player games die is the day a long 20+ years of gaming dies for me. I started my gaming on single player co-op ( obviously because no online back then but still ). I enjoy single player games and online but to kill either of them off is a no no for me.

          • Dylan

            Whoever says singleplayer is dying is downright stupid.

            GTA made 1 billion dollars in the first week with no online available. Skyrim is one of the best selling games of all time, with 20 million units in June, and by far has the record of most users at once on Steam.

            The biggest games of the year included Bioshock: Infinite and the Last of Us. Both either without online or an emphasis on the online component.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            As I did too and enjoy them greatly but the youth don’t know what it is like and seem to prefer more online gaming stuff. I may be wrong but we have seen a switch in what is supplied from developers.

    • mcmax3000

      Yeah, I thought that was pretty dumb too. Some games I understand it, but this one seems like it would’ve been great for local co-op.

    • usrev

      really? this seems like a game that should have had local co-op.

    • Michael Burden

      Considering it is a Win 8 Phone game being ported over to the consoles, this should really be no big surprise. Disappointing? Yes. Surprising? No.

      • A. J.

        Do consider that they raised the price for the Xbox One version above what the Windows 8 Phone price is. You would think that the higher cost could get you something like this. Local multiplayer isn’t that difficult, especially compared to online multiplayer.

        I still plan on getting this game either way, but it would be really nice to have local co-op.

  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

    lol

  • Corellianrogue

    Hey look, it’s the flood, lol! Always thought Trevor Philips was a troll too. Well, after he stopped being a news reader anyway.

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      Lol

    • Shakeslikecrazy

      ninsci weebly com/#comment-1174779915
      It’s still the same nintenscience no-life losers.

      • Guest

        Not me.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Major ban this account

    • Shakeslikecrazy

      It’s the same Hypertallih ultimate no-life troll from before.
      Check out ninsci weebly com and laugh at their patheticness.

  • Anonymous

    Will someone please put this Trevor kid into a mental hospital, thanks.

    • Shakeslikecrazy

      Go to nintenscience and give those losers a piece of your mind. They’re 4 nolife trolls.

      • evilfangs .

        Couple months back I went on a mass down vote spree on their website for trolling and abusing someone on here, they changed sites like 3 times. I stopped because I thought they had learned a lession but I guess not lol.

        • Ilovegoogleglass

          Ha I knew it was you….Liar

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            And you’re one of those nolifers on there, just like TheScienceEnthusiast1130 and his 40 alternate account according to himself.

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Death Dealer its Ok, you don’t have to respond back…

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            I’m not Death Dealer, but apparently you’ve been sucked into the lies from the same troll that was banned here many months ago. Nice to see you’re gullibility.

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            You are…Your using a proxy, easiest trick in the book…

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            Riiiight. Good luck with that.

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Good look with what?

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            Whoa, calm down…I am sure we can still be friends…

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            He is NOT Death Dealer

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          Like I said before, HyperTallih is the one responsible, and NOT anyone else.

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            ninsci weebly com/#comment-1174790280
            Why are you even associating with such a troublemaker nolife?

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            We share a common interest:

            Video Games

          • evilfangs .

            Well it was months back and I only did it because your group of guys decided to come on here for no reason and abuse someone.

            You guys got so upset over 1 down vote which meant nothing, but never took to account how that guy felt when you just randomly abused him for no good reason.

            Some of you guys did say sorry and that’s when I stopped.

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            It’s very clear that it didn’t stop. Look at all the sites associated with their website. It’s truly crazy.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            What happened?

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            hyperscience weebly com
            That’s what happened are you’re just as guilty.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            Ok, I apologise for what I did.

            So…are we friends?

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            I don’t think anybody here wants to be friends with you and your “friends” after looking at your websites. Sorry.

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            But, I will leave this website alone, starting from now…

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Yeah?

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Well at least the air is clear now….

      • Anonymous

        Or you could grow up and ignore them.

        • Shakeslikecrazy

          Definitely, but they should be stopped from harassing Major Nelson’s blog.

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            What are you talking about? Everybody despises you @deathdealer, that’s how you got banned…

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            I’m not Death Dealer, but I don’t think he got banned here. He got people banned, that’s for sure. Did it multiple times even.

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Are you @pauperkiller2013?

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            WHO?

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            HMMM

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            You guys have completely lost it and it’s sad. Got nowhere to go with your life that you have to troll Major Nelson?

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Dude I never troll here you do…I don’t even know you…

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            I know you troll here. You all even admit to it on YOUR OWN website.

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Nope….I like Xbox…

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            He is a user who refers “Playstation” as “PauperStation”.

          • Shakeslikecrazy

            I’ve seen many people refer PS like that on here.

          • Guest

            xd

        • Ilovegoogleglass

          Its been what 4 months and hes still trolling us…..

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          Agreed.

        • Ilovegoogleglass

          Agreed too.

    • Guest

      ??

  • Ilovegoogleglass

    @MajorNelson I need help with something….

    • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      Unfortunately Major is not a Doctor nor Miracle worker
      @Major – you seriously need some better mods to rid these trolls

      • Ilovegoogleglass

        I don’t think he has mods….

      • Guest

        ??

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        Why is that?

  • Ilovegoogleglass

    Why can’t we all just talk about Halo?

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      Halo: Spartan Assault?

      • Ilovegoogleglass

        Precisely…

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        A SCIENCE fiction video game

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          Is that correct?

          • Ilovegoogleglass

            Yes

  • Bennijin

    Another release at £11.99, what a crock. $14.99 stuff used to be £9.99, thanks for nothing Microsoft.
    You know what I’ve done since these sudden UK price inflations? I’ve stopped buying digital content. Since January 2006 I’ve amassed about 300 XBLA games and earned all achievements in more than half of them, but if this is what you’re going to do then I’m finished with non-sale items and can just delve into more of the content I picked up when it was reasonably priced.

    At least since my brother owns it on another format he’ll be able to pick this up on Christmas Day for £3.99, which should really be £3.39 but still.

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      Digital content?

      • Bennijin

        It started a few weeks ago, Mirror of Fate launched for $14.99/£9.99 and then Contrast launched at $14.99/£11.99 with other $14.99 releases following suit.
        Minecraft is $19.99/£13.49 yet Soulcalibur II HD launched at $19.99/£15.99. (Yeah, you thought that one was overpriced before?)

        Funnily enough during and just after the dashboard beta prices on ALL content rose a little bit but came back down after users were more than a bit miffed.

      • billy middleton

        the prices of games here in the uk are being investigated by the office of fair trading after a series of complaints over the exchange rate of items being increased in price.

        prime example are this

        xbox one launch night

        forza 5 = £45 = $73

        need for speed rivals = £45 = $73

        dead rising 3 = £45 = $73
        prices now

        forza = £55 = $90

        need for speed = £55 = $90

        dead rising 3 = £55 = $90

        whats funny is that all these games are $60 or in uk terms £36
        so the uk is paying a shed load more than the usa, thankfully xbox one is region free which means I can now order games from the usa and even with post and packaging works out even cheaper than downloading the game.

        the current exchange rate is

        £1 = $1.63

        Microsoft are charging VAT and then import fee’s for digital content.

        sorry import fee’s ????? did a suddenly get an invisible package delivered.

        the uk is getting ripped off majorly when it comes to digital games on xbox and now you know where Microsoft make the money.

        when Microsoft first went to real currency everything increased in prices and to be honest Microsoft should NOT have scrapped the Microsoft points, that way everyone paid the same in points.

        • GmailIsDown

          we Americans often buy Blu-Rays from Amazon UK as it is usually much cheaper there than in US, even after all the taxes and fees and stuff

        • Bennijin

          Got any links to this complaint? I’ve been keeping an eye on these prices for some time and MS being knocked down a peg or two (not to mention the prices!) would make my day.

        • evilfangs .

          Lets hope something gets done about this then.

          If I import my games from the US to over here in the UK, can I still resell them? The bar code will be different wouldn’t it?

    • evilfangs .

      Yea the exchange rate that Microsoft seem to be giving us is annoying. We already pay enough VAT.

  • SeNiLe911

    Anyone else getting a glitch when leaving a turret your weapon just keeps firing, unloading all it’s ammo?

    • SeNiLe911

      Now I just had it crash on me… :(

      • Pete

        Not had that on the X1 version but I can’t finish level 1 on PC it always crashes on the stats screen :-(

    • Pete

      Yep, I just mash all of the buttons and triggers (try and avoid wasting grenades though) and it seems to stop.

  • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

    So far enjoying it!
    At first I wanted to buy the Windows Phone version but I don’t like this kind of games on a small screen (even thought Halo: SA has the best touch controls I have seen so far). Then I tried the Windows 8 version with mouse and keyboard which attracted my attention. I was still waiting and suddently an announcement of an Xbox One and 360 version – the decision’s been made and I am finally a happy owner. :-)

  • MacUser1986

    Glad to see it released a day early! :)

  • kriegir

    Hey you jerks…get the try before you buy setup like whats on 360. This is bs

    • X1ultimateGamer

      Hey dumbass STFU

      • kriegir

        Wtf why? You don’t like the ability to try before you buy? You’re the dumbass! Stfu!

        • GmailIsDown

          lol at you people. merry Christmas

        • Entity

          I think he means your writing skills suck. I barely understood what you wrote.

    • Superryo

      If you have Windows 8, there is a trial version. I agree that there should be trials / demo like on the 360 but hey at least you can try it out on the PC if you have windows 8.

  • http://www.pathofdestruction.us/forums Xtowers

    BTW this is $4.99 if you already had it on your Windows Phone or Windows 8 Device, before it was announced for Xbox One.

    • FrancoDHorse

      They should highly consider incorporating cross-buying with 360/WP8/Xbone/Win8 just as Sony does with PS3/Vita.

      • Superryo

        I think their eco-system will grow alot if they did that. I got into iPhone/iPad because I can buy once and run it on multiple devices. Imagine buying on windows 8 desktop and can run on tablet, phone and xbox one? I’d switch my phone.

    • GmailIsDown

      it shows up as $4.99 for me as I have it on Windows 8 already. just bought it!

  • John Smith

    wtf!? no 360 version?

    • Michael Burden

      Coming next year I believe, just like Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.

      • John Smith

        Thx man

  • Some Guy

    Serious question: How is this like $5 on Windows 8 / Windows 8 Mobile and $15 on the Xbox One? It’s a direct port of the Windows 8 version with a few additional achievements. This is why people hate the Xbox, they’re a greedy division of the company which is sad considering how altruistic Bill Gates is.

    • billy middleton

      its called “milking the gamer” they do it all the time.
      over price things on the console and claim a bunch or rubbish excuses even tho there all on the exact same server

    • GmailIsDown

      how is this greedy? just because they ported this game to more platforms? no one has a gun pointed to your head to force you to buy it. your logic is ridiculous.

      • Pete

        The discount is nice. I was tempted with this so bought the Windows 8 version to shave a couple of £s off the total price.

        Now you come to mention it though, it’s made me think. I’ve already bought it so I just pay a little more to buy it again. On one hand that sounds good but then I remember…

        I also have a PS4 (expensive year!) and I’ve already got FREE PS4 copies of Flower, flOw and all of my tables from Zen Pinball based on PS3 purchases from months/years ago.

        I have a Vita (someone has too!) and I’ve got FREE copies of Flower, flOw, Zen Pinball, Guacamelee, Motorstorm, Jak and Daxter and many more based on PS3 purchases.

        I’d also mention Guacamelee, Motorstorm, Jak and Daxter and an insane amount more were semi-free in the first place thanks to PS+ but it really does get silly if you start down that road.

        I’ve always been more on the Xbox side of the fence and have always promoted it above PS to friends but this kind of discrepancy is very hard to ignore. MS are playing a dangerous game this generation, I hope they have some kind of master plan (that doesn’t involve TV!).

        • István Cs. Bartos

          Quit whining and whining and whining. So many cry babies on this blog honestly. Always complaining about this and that always ALWAYS. Stop the whining, do you want me to wipe your bum as well?

        • http://about.me/hexeno Hexeno

          Depends on the developer/publisher, the games from thatgamecompany support cross buy, but if you want to get the PS4 of a PS3 game you need to rebuy it full price, even if you already own it on PS3.

          Except for BF4, CoD:G, ACIV, Injustice, you need to pay $10 for the PS4 version if you already own the PS3 version.

      • Superryo

        So if you buy it on windows 8 for $5 then it’s $5 on Xbox? Yet if you buy it only on xbox it is $15??

        • GmailIsDown

          you get $10 off if you already own either the WP8 version or Windows 8 version

          • Superryo

            So you can get it cheaper if you buy both versions rather than just buy the Xbox One version.

          • Bean

            Cheaper if you previously bought it (before December 15th) on W8 or WP8

          • Superryo

            You mean if I went and buy the Windows 8 version now (after the 15th) I don’t qualify for the discount? :(

          • Superryo

            Sigh… I just read the T&C’s. I thought it was strange to have that loophole if the Dec 15th date wasn’t there

      • Some Guy

        Yeah, $4.99 to re-buy the exact same game, what a deal!

    • http://about.me/hexeno Hexeno

      It depends on the userbase and how are they willing to spend.

      Look at Angry Birds Star Wars II, it’s $1 on Android (Or free the standar version), and $50 in Xbox One/Playstation 4.

  • A. J.

    The X1 is awesome, but expensive. It is too much to expect to have one console per person in the household at this time. Games like this really should have local co-op. It seems like a bit of a slap in the face considering the console version is twice the price of the phone version.

    I love my X1 and I plan on getting this game as soon as I have free time (holidays are busy). However, I just wanted to share that this feature seems like a big one to omit.

  • YoGabbaWrex

    Sry won’t be picking this up! I need a demo.. And $15.. Are you guys on crack ??? I’m so confused as to why the cross buy option isn’t a thing seeing as MS is trying to tie all it’s systems together W8/WP8/X1.. Seriously where’s my demos ???? I would like to pick up max n this but no demo no sale and their prices are a little to rich for my blood I’ll wait till they go on sale since I won’t be getting a demo it seems..

  • Volitar Prime

    I’m waiting for the 360 version.

  • Mike Senior

    Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Forza 5 are $50 at bestbuy and Amazon. You guys are pushing digital downloads but wont even match the deals in retail stores. Cmon make it worth while to go digital.

    • Does Not Equal

      How much is this game at those stores?

  • Darklurkr23

    Hope they give some copies away!

  • slasaru

    12 £ compared to 15 usd. Thats not fair ((((
    But still bought it

  • Bush

    117 comments. (ruined by me) sorry guys.

  • Bertrum

    Very disappointed by the lack of local coop. Its an ideal game for this yet coop is online only. Its a bit silly selling a console and having the capability of multiple controllers then pulling this sort of guff, its not like its a heat weight game using the machine’s capacity.
    Poor show Microsoft I hope someone has the sense to release an update to fix this.

  • Reiner Harth

    no coop campaign and no couch coop … that really needs an update (and unloading all of my ammo when exiting a vehicle or turret … QA used to be better)

  • jam201984 .

    totally agree no local co-op is crazy, comon guys we are on next Gen…

  • James Campbell

    Top down shooter? What is this? 1983?

    • Does Not Equal

      They didn’t have ports of mobile games on their phones in 1983.

  • Kieran

    Never liked Halo, i found it boring when i played it. Gears of War I’m waiting for on x box 1, love those games.

    I love if Microsoft had it we could download some of the best games on 360, to the xb1.

    Gears 3 on xb1, while i wait for the new gears would be a dream.

  • Chris

    Would love it if this game were to be cross-platform. I’ve had it for Win8 for some time now, love it. Making it CP would be more fun!

  • Paul Smith

    No local co-op is disappointing.

    Investing in tissues due to all tge crying about it may be worth it though :p

    Come on folks, we’re gamers. Either enjoy it or don’t. Quit the whining.

  • gladbecker82

    Since my Lumia got f.ed up and it was already ridicolous to play because of the battery drain im probably buying it on the 360 for 5€ again. The Game was awfully optimized on phones, lets hope its better on 360

 

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