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Halo 3 Beta - nine unanswered questions

With the Halo 3 Beta on constant play in the GamesRadar office, we've compiled a list of the questions we've been hearing people ask as they're watching or playing. Some are funny but point out odd things, others are a little more worrying...

Why don't the graphics look more next-gen?
This is the main one. And we're still confused about the game's visuals. There are some cool physics and ragdoll effects, some pretty(ish) water and higher resolution textures. And... er... anyone? Gears of War makes the Halo 3 Beta look like an Xbox 1 game by comparison. And that's just not good enough for a game with nearly an extra year in development, especially considering its pedigree. The game's tagline has always been 'Combat Evolved.' So where's the evolution? We've seen the trailer and it promises so much more. How much is Bungie holding back?

Why does someone keep stealing our kills?
We've got a player in our sights and we're unloading a full clip of ammo into his chest. He falls. But where's the kill? It's only gone to someone else who happened to get the final shot in. Can't we even have an assist? Well, technically it does register those, but not score-wise. It's the gaming equivalent of the stuck jam jar lid. We loosened it, but you've got the credit for opening it. Bah.



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