Halo Reach PC Performance Review with AMD Ryzen APU Testing

FOV adjustment - It doesn't work on all vehicles...

Halo Reach PC Performance Review with AMD Ryzen APU Testing

FOV adjustment - It doesn't work on all vehicles...

When testing games, we like to do things properly. If FOV options are marketed as a major selling point for a game, you know that we are going to test that option. If it's good enough to make a fuss about, it's worthy of validation. 

Usually, these things are only worth briefly commenting on, either by simply saying that the option works in our articles or commenting on it in the conclusions of our analysis pieces. With Halo: Reach, we thought that the game's FOV options were worth going into a little more detail, as they didn't work as well as we expected. 

Aircraft FOV

Below is a simple comparison, aircraft flight with Halo Reach's default FOV and with the game's maxed out vehicle FOV option. You may notice that nothing has changed, and the only thing that we can say about this oddity is that the option doesn't work on all vehicles, at least on our PCs.  
   


(78-Degree FOV VS 120-Degree FOV)
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Moving to a Warhog we can see that things work a lot better, with wider FOV options widening the game's viewport to give PC player more detail and a zoomed-out look at the action. This helped us be a lot more aware of our surroundings, making driving a lot simpler. 


(78-Degree FOV VS 120-Degree FOV)
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When adjusting Halo: Reach's first-person FOV, players will be given a wider field of view and an opportunity to see more of the game area from their viewport. Unfortunately, the weapon sizes of Noble 6 don't see much of a decrease, but at least players get a wider field of view. 


(78-Degree FOV VS 120-Degree FOV)
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06-12-2019, 03:53:15

Warchild
I strongly recommend you guys get this via Xbox game pass.

So far I have found this service the best one available. Just when you think PC titles are worth it, you only have to jump on your xbox to see the library open up even further.

Halo MCC
Outer World
Gear/4/5

etc

Reach has horrid fps when unlocked as mentioned already in the article (good job mark!), but my god these games are just amazing. First person shooter in their simplicity and yet so good.

I need to look at the FoV myself, i did not notice the same limitations you had, but perhaps that is something skewed from the start for me since I use a widescreen at 3440 x 1440Quote

06-12-2019, 06:38:29

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
I strongly recommend you guys get this via Xbox game pass.

So far I have found this service the best one available. Just when you think PC titles are worth it, you only have to jump on your xbox to see the library open up even further.

Halo MCC
Outer World
Gear/4/5

etc

Reach has horrid fps when unlocked as mentioned already in the article (good job mark!), but my god these games are just amazing. First person shooter in their simplicity and yet so good.

I need to look at the FoV myself, i did not notice the same limitations you had, but perhaps that is something skewed from the start for me since I use a widescreen at 3440 x 1440
The problem I had was only for that one vehicle, but it could be a simple bug. I don't have an ultrawide screen to test here to see what difference it makes.

Yeah, Game Pass is great, especially for the money that you pay for it right now. The value of Game pass alone will help Xbox a lot next-gen.

I'm surprised how well Reach holds up at high resolutions. Great models for all the main characters, well, at least for their armour (The Faces!!!!!!!! Ugh). Lots of detail that isn't really seen on the old Xbox 360 versions. Not bad for such an old game.Quote
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