GamesRadar - This might not be news to some of you, but it turns out that Halo is really good. I made this discovery rather rapidly last weekend. Rapidly, that is, following 11 years of total derision. Because I previously couldn't stand it.
It's always great to see people become fans of franchises after some time.
I wholeheartedly agreed, although I am not a Halo fan. We love to hate on franchises but nobody is stopping you from being a fan of MULTIPLE franchises.
Well, you got some catching up to do. (If you really become a fan of the lore, don't over look ODST) "There’s no fear of the cheap bullet-hell onslaught and attritional grind that ‘certain games’ bring in such situations." hehehe
I use to hate on Halo and never understood the hype but after playing Halo 3 it all made sense and I have been hooked ever since. I have not played ODST and will be picking it up this xmas. I did buy the Halo CE anniversary and loved it. Will not buy Halo 2 until the announce an anniversary edition but from what I heard its up there with Halo CE.
I should mention ODST is very different.
A warning then, Halo 2's campaign is the worst of the whole series, it's really an afterthought as the mp took mainstage. All of the other games have campaigns worth playing through mind (except Reach which was generic and boring). Get ODST for sure though, it's campaign was excellent.
Leave ODST alone lol :D People complain about how easy games are these days and so I dare everyone to try and complete it on legendary solo!!!!
Still hate the story. :/ What am I missing?
Not everyone is going to like the story. Believe it or not, there are people out there that don't like the God Father movie is is ranked as the greatest movie ever made. A story is just a story, no matter how deep the Lore is. Not everyone has the same taste in stories. If you don't like the story when waste your time in this article typing that you hate the story? Sounds like trolling to me. Nobody really cares if you like it or not. Just like nobody really cares that the writer is now a fan of the franchise.
The Story is what it is and most likely would make a good movie if done right! I like the story! I just don't like the GAME! You fight the same 3 enemies with the SAME exact A.I. tree until a Boss and then move to another area and repeat! Now granted in Half Life 2 you fight Combine but they all have a different A.I. tree which makes each encounter TOTALLY Different! The repetitive nature of the A.I. in Halo makes Halo SP not fun for me but the MP was sure fun!
Makes sense. Thanks for the replies, guys! I really do want to enjoy the series. :/
Same 3 Aliens? This makes no sense. You say you like the story but seem to neglect the fact that the Covenant alone consists of 8 different Aliens. - Elites - Grunts - Jackals - Hunters - Engineers - Prophets - Brutes - Drones Then you have the Flood which also has mutated - Elites - Hunters - UNSC Marines - Brutes - Parasite - Carriers - Stalker - Venus flytrap mutation - able to stick to walls and shoot from it's mouth. Now in Halo 4 we are introduced to - Nights - Crawlers - Watchers So I am pretty confident that that list there is much more then 3 enemies. But someone who actually knew the story would know that.....
I think some people like to hate on popular things without actually trying to them. Halo is a great franchise and so much more than a first person shooter, I have all of the Halo games, including the Halo Wars Collectors Edition. Great franchise and nice to see someone come around to the series. Halo 4 is by far my favorite in the series now.
Frankly I really don't remember most storylines from games I've played. Call me a bad person however I just don't care about storylines. I just do as I'm asked and kill who/whatever I need to and move on.
That's the definition of shallow, make some effort and the rewards are worth it!
I agree with the author, This is the first halo where I am enjoying to the max. I was never a halo fan to begin with but this game just is awesome! And Im actually really good at the game surprisingly lol. I remember doing horrible in halo 3
I never really understood all the fuss about this franchise. I've said it before but imo there's not really much this series has done that other FPS' haven't done better (save for the way vehicle and infantry combat flows and controls, which other FPS' including vehicle segments should really take more note of). The story in particular was lacking in the original Bungie series. It was intriguing in CE but nothing particularly stand-out, and the games that followed it only continued to bore in terms of narrative. Halo 4 on the other hand? The story was far from masterful certainly but it's a cut above a great many stories. The focus on the relationship between the Chief and Cortana was magnificently handled and Jen Taylor should get a medal/award for her portrayal of Cortana. A much more rounded story all-round as well as providing us some better insight to the character of the Chief as well, as until Halo 4 I'd always thought he was about as deep as the indention on my desk. 343 should be commended for their effort, and those naysayers who denounced them for taking on the series should be given a firm slap.
To dislike Halo on gameplay terms alone is just ignorant. Halo takes several aspects all which can be argued are done equally well in other games, but it combines all of these making for a game that isn't like others. It plays very dynamically and as such is rewarding Truth is people say they don't like Halo but there's either a fanboy reason or a disinterest in what they see at a glance. The mechanics in place differentiate it from being just a generic experience for every time you jump into a level and gameplay alone is fun for being so unique this way
Halo is slower version of Quake.
Pssst. Quake sucked then 1998 and still sucks today 2012
Hmm... I'm still indifferent. He has no personality behind that suit and silence.
Best shooter 2012! Perhaps Brest game :)
I have great memories of playing the first Halo with my cousin when I was little. I sucked so bad at driving that Warthog around... Halo 4 is absolutely spectacular. Beautiful too!
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