By now I think it’s fair to assume most of us have completed Halo 3’s campaign, seen the ending, wept, saluted et al… It’s also fair to think that multiplayer has probably consumed more than one or two nights since launch as well. One thing that may have been overlooked by many though, and something I’ve really only recently sat down to sink my teeth into… is Forge.
Personally, I think it’s awesome. I know there’s a been a few grumblings here and there to do with limited budgets, specific objects/weapons/vehicles not being available on certain maps and whatnot, but already I’ve come across some mind boggling-ly different variants that have really opened me up to the potential of Bungie’s new ‘in-game real-time object postion-er’ thing.
If you’re like me – and only just beginning to play around. Using Forge to create inescapable rooms filled with spawn points, fusion cores and fuel canisters… you’ll probably agree the most annoying thing about the new mode is the lack of an erase all button. I mean, if I want to create my own totally unique map variant then I want to start from scratch. I want my complete budget from the get-go, without having to go around hunting for objects already placed on each map to delete just so I can place one more sadistic fusion core in the ‘Pit of Death’.
Sadly, short of Bungie implementing such a feature in a future update, that’s exactly what we have to do. Or at least, had to do. One plucky B.net user has painstakingly gone through each of the maps on offer and removed every object placed on them as standard, leaving us with 11 new blank ‘canvas’ maps to get creative with.
So grab your copies from the links above, fire up your 360 and get forging new maps and gametypes. Share them with us below or in our forum and perhaps I’ll even start to showcase the best ones each week accross these very web pages.
I gotta say though… a special 7th Columnist map sure would be swell, wouldn’t it?
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