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Is The Master Chief Collection worth it?

  • I personally loved the Master Chief games on the 360 and original Xbox, although just a question or two... Are the multiplayer servers good? I've heard that they work often, but a lot of the time they crash. Halo 2/3 question. Are the Sangheili playable? Halo 3 question. Does my saved data transfer over, or must I start over?

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    • I personally don't do multiplayer ever on any games, just my preference, so I can't tell you about the servers. You can play as Sangheili in Halo 2 and 3 though, and as far as I know there isn't a way to transfer your saved data, but you don't have to unlock armor permutations since you're given every one to start with. As a side note, I've had the collection since the beginning of 2015, still play it to this day, and am not even close to being finished with just the single player content. Definitely a solid buy if you plan on completing every achievement, or close to it since there are 600 all told if you have ODST downloaded as well, and it's only $5. Also nice to see the older games at 1080p 60fps with remastered visuals in CE and 2.

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    • Are the multiplayer servers good?

      Sadly not, they're awful. At launch it took many people almost hours to find a single match, and although it has gotten better with patches to fix the broken matchmaking, given that it's almost two years old now, the population will be smaller meaning that it'll be quite difficult (although not impossible - I've played it online a few times recently) to find matches.

      That said, lag within matches is impossible to predict, as I'm fairly sure that the multiplayer is peer-to-peer, meaning that one player in your game will be designated as the host, and the whole game will essentially "run" off of their Xbox. Therefore, if they've got a bad internet connection, the game will be laggy. If not, it'll be fine.

      Are the Sangheili playable?

      Yes. In the multiplayer of Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 2: Anniversary, you can select to play as an Elite rather than a SPARTAN. However (and this applies to all of the games in the collection) you no longer get to pick individual pieces of armour, as you did in Halo 3 for Elites. Instead, you pick one full body set, and each armour piece will be the one from that set (or, in some cases, it will use the default armour piece).

      Does my saved data transfer over, or must I start over?

      Your saved data does not transfer, however it hardly matters, seeing as everything in the game is unlocked from the very start.

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    • Ah, then I'm sold. I'm probably going to pick it up.

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    • Well if you have another controller then you can play with other people. The remastered campaign for Halo 2 was awesome. Pity they didnt keep the Sangheli design for Halo 5, but they're going to use it in Halo Wars 2. Soo....yeah.

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    • Best value for money on Xbox one. All games 1_4 + spartan ops and multiplayer..... 

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