I don't have an XBOX, but I have the PC version of Halo and have seen a lengthly preview for Halo 2 at my local EB Games. I'm pretty sure I saw a distinctive graphical superiority in Halo 2, with its stunning lighting effects that make it all look much smoother and lifelike. Albeit I am saying this from my experience with the PC version, and I've never actually played Halo 2 hands on.
Yeah that was lame but i had to leave the computer i was on. Well now let me exsplain the textuers are just alot better. So is just about every thing else only maybe a handful of spots look anything like the first halo. Seriously play the first halo then the second if you dont notice a dramatic change i dont know what to tell you.
I agree that Halo 2 has better graphics, but the differences are subtle at best. If you just walked in and didn't recognize the scenery, you probably wouldn't know if I was playing Halo 1 or 2 at a glance. After waiting three years I was expecting something totally different.
East coast of America. I have never heard of 'lengthy' before, lol.
i really am astounded that non of you think they look that mutch better. I played the original halo all the time and as soon as i started halo 2 i noticed a dramatic improvment. I mean every thing looks so clean and crisp and there are so few points or clearly visible lines converging objects any more.