Here's an interesting take on the pros and cons of Halo and Halo 2. As this article points out, there are many gaming flaws with Halo 2 yet people still love it? Why is this? See the article at the jump below.
yes. its terrible. play Halo 1.
It just is, I am still playing it, I think its the most perfectly executed online shooter game on the Xbox everything just works perfectly apart from the cheaters of course. I love playing Team Swat can't get enough although the game is certainly showing its age now but I would still go back and play Halo 1 lol it has an awesome story imo.
No, But was it better than Half-Life 2? NO...People loved it because Multiplayer is fun and people are predisposed to HALO. It's almost a foregone conclusion that if you have an Xbox your buying HALO.
i kinda loved both the campaign and the multiplayer mode, halo1 i didnt liked it as much as i liked halo2. both good games......... but for me halo2 was better. also liked the overall level design more.
bad compared to halo 1 anyway who cares i think TS owns the Halo Franchise, you cant even have bot fights on halo -.-
people thought the fight was to take palce on earth and well it didnt.. online is great still play it today.
Halo 2 was a fantastic game in its own right, and was without doubt the second best game on the xbox - BUT it wasnt as good as Halo 1, and because of that people slagged it off big time
I liked Halo2. Halo CE blew me away but I had alot of fun with #2.
Cause I had the game and played the online and trust me there were so many stupid people in Halo 2 that would rather do anything online instead of helping there fellow team member out even I can just go offline and not play at all because thats not how much the game players are cooperating with each other, when it comes to Halo serie's and I'm not going to be to excited about Halo 3 cause hell there probably going to ruin that to lol knowing bungie they did to the 2nd one and plus I wasn't even a Halo fan and further more there just upgrading the game with few new vehicles and put some new weaponry and bringing back some of the old weapons to as well but the whole story line is entirely messed up bungie totally screwed the whole story line about the Halo serie's nice job guy's.
it gets approved - and I don't think it's because the game was awful... First, I agree about the plasma pistol, it definetely zooms too much, but that's about the only thing in this submission I agree with. It's funny how the people who think Halo 2 sucks, always seem to like some other FPS franchise better anyway. Oh well, to each his own... Halo 1 and 2 are both amazing games. And I think it's a little silly to try and criticize Halo 2's multiplayer, when the multiplayer is the reason it was (and continues to be) one of the most successful games ever released on a console. And it's still the best live game - on xbox and 360. So this "article" thinks the game is noobified -- Then what's the complaint? It's too easy to kill people? The game takes no skill? I suggest trying the campaign on Legendary - it really isn't all that noobish... There's a reason Halo 2 was always on top of the xbox live list for years on end, and it's not because it was terrible.
Halo 2 is better than Halo 1. Period. How many people play Halo 1 on Xbox connect a day? < 1000? Versus the 500,000 that still actively play Halo 2. Only idiots complain about auto aim and hitboxes because in the end, the better player STILL always wins. I guess the entire game is ruined because they implemented features to help fight lag. Boohoo... edit: This stupid scrub probably can't even 3-shot w/ pistol on Halo 1, those anti-lag measures are there for kids like him.
your comparing xbox live to xbconnect? Your comparing an official online component to a fan created one? Of course the official one will have more users. Halo 1 is to CS 1.6 as Halo 2 is to CS:S. Noobed. Every novice is in world loves CS:S and H2
oh yes, that is why MLG supports Halo 1 still right? k...
As the game in a whole including SP and MP Halo 2 won it for me, only slightly but both quality games.
No, Halo 2 was NOT really "that bad". First of all, just to get it out of the way, the guy who wrote this article is obviously a dumbass. He doesn't even get weapon names right. "Beam sword"? Wtf is that? Did I miss something? Anyways, yes, he's right - there is more autoaim in Halo 2 than in Halo 1, and there is a bigger 'headshot box'. BUT - this is something that needed to be added for balance purposes. Halo 2 is played online in an arena that is affected by both latency and lag. Compensation is required or the game would be completely frustrating. Halo 1 was never played online, and there was never an issue with latency or lag because split screen play and system link simply don't create issues like internet play does. I'd also like to note that the video in his blog overly exaggerates the issue - notice how much further away the shooter stands in every Halo 2 example than he did in the Halo 1 example. Anyone who's taken simple geometery knows that the angle decreases and the distance increases. Anyways, that's my two cents. People will whine and moan about it until the cows come home. Frankly, it doesn't matter. Halo 1 & Halo 2 were both awesome. I can only hope that Halo 3 tops them both - combined.
H2 is a good agme in its own right. Like the guy stated before me reviewers and journalists really dont play the games or try out the things that they so call "REVIEW" . Halo 2 was bad because they rushed it wasnt there an aritlce about halo 2 being rushed on this site earlier? If you want a story driven game play halo 1 which I think was awesome the atmosphere and everything.. On the Two Betrayls I felt like I was rushing along trying to get to the orange triangle's in a hurry ! LOL If you want fun play halo 2 online its fun except you guessed it the idiot's ex(Little kids, Cheaters) whats funny is if you talk trash to the kids and cheaters they say you have no life haha thats always funny to hear.
Duel wielding sucks! Sniping is too easy! Boo hoo... And while I agree that the story in Halo 2 was a letdown. The single player campaign still smoked Halo 1. The level design was so much better in 2. Does anyone remember how some levels were basically the same two corridors over and over in Halo 1...? If Bungie screws with the gameplay in Halo 3 because of a minority of whiners, I'll be pissed.
Halo 2's story line wasn't as good, but the action was unbelievable - bigger scale, unbelievable action, and no repetition!
I loved both games but Halo 1, even with the repeating level geometry, still had wayyyyy more outdoor kick some alien @ss parts than halo 2. Halo 2 felt way more confined and pushy in a linear direction like Half Life. halo 1 felt more like "here is an area to fight in. KILL! Move on to next area." Halo 2, "kill in hallway, run stuff over, run through small outdoor area, watch marines die, find big area, YAY, repeat." Hunters also felt really really really weak and non vicious. In halo 1 the hunters were something to fear untill you realized you could slap them with a pistol to death. H2 it is not so. Brutes were so plain and boring. And, while the Arbitor was cool, It killed the epicness of the Master Chief. (I think best parts were vehicles, and slapping the prophet in his chair. AWSOME!!"
Yes its terrible, play halo one :) Couldn't agree more
Halo 2 is good. It slaps just about every other FPS about. But it's not as good as it COULD have been, and I think if many elements were more like Halo CE, it would have lived up to (my) expectations. The art design on most of the levels looks rubbish and confused. The brutes were implemeted very badly. The enemy animation was crap compared to Halo CE. The metal textures look like tin, and everything else looks bland and greyish. The vehicles lost their omph factor. The weapon design was rubbish (compared to Halo CE). The story could have been done better. The environments are too cluttered up and confined. And the Flood play like they were added in as an after thought. I could go on and on. The multiplayer is good, but I think (and many of my friends agree) that if Halo CE had XBox Live support, then I would still be playing that. Yes, the multiplayer was been "noobified" but it's still fun. And at the end of the day, that's all that matters. Halo 2 was disappointing, but it was still fun. Halo > Half Life 2 > Halo 2 > everything else.
Despite being top player on Halo 2 online, the online service seem to get worst. More and more players cheated. So many glitches despite being fixed. Halo 1 has great storyline, Halo 2 seems to lack. i've given up on Shoot em up games.
Timesplitters Multplayer > Halo 2 TS owns the halo franchise for multiplayer, plus COD 2 is a much better shooter than halo 1 and 2. I have more fun on Battlefield 2 modern combat than halo 2 online. There aint noobs who spawn camp everywhere.
Sorry, but I disagree. Halo 1 and 2 is better than time splitters in everyway I can think of. Call of Duty was good (on and offline) but...you can guess the rest.
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