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Power of Halo

64MER 2ON3 writes:
"Whether you like the games or not, there is no denying the popularity of Halo. Through perfected gameplay, strategic marketing, and pure hype, the Halo brand has gained a great amount of influence since the first one was released alongside the original Xbox back in 2001...
Guys who used to travel from bar to bar in search of drunk chicks now meet up on Xbox Live to duke it out mano-a-mano. Small kids no longer pray to God for their parents to get back together, they prey to Santa Clause for a X360 under their Xmas tree. People no longer turn to Jesus for guidance, they turn to Master Chief...
To show you the sheer power of Halo, here is a list of simple things Bungie could do to ensure the following four Halo titles become instant best sellers."

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manwich253339d ago

I am truly angry that I will never have that 30 seconds of my life back.

CaseyRyback_CPO3339d ago

30 million dollars in advertising.

urban bohemian3338d ago

The 1980's called and they want their web page back.

Insomnia_843338d ago

"Through perfected gameplay.."
what?? o.0

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II Necroplasm II3338d ago

@CaseyRyback_CPO

That 30 million has been brought back with 10 million copies sold alone

Monchichi0253338d ago

It's still the most played game on my X-box! Every guy I know owns it and we still meet up on Live every Wednesday night and go at it! Yes there are other good games that came out after it, but it's the fact that EVERYONE has it that makes it so great!

TheSadTruth3338d ago

[quote]Halo 3 has better gameplay than Killzone 2. Killzone 2 definitely looks better though. [/quote]

That isn't saying much.. Halo's core gameplay is pretty weak compared to most PC games

I think my biggest gripe is the 30 frames per second, removing the Halo 2 glitches that made it take more skill, the slow game pace, etc.

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farhsa20083339d ago

such an overrated game, xbots have very few good exclusive games and treat this as the holy grail when in reality its just a good game, nothing more.

Deadman643339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Your entitled to an opinion. But no other game keeps me coming back. I think Bungie has perfected the FPS multiplayer experience with Theater, Forge, Party System, New Maps, Fresh matchmaking playlists, and just a great experience with friends over Xbox Live or playing Xbox Live with three other friends as guests. Great system in my book. That's my opinion, and until a game can deliver an experience better than that, I'll continue to come back to Halo 3's multiplayer. So IMO it's not overrated at all.

Oh dumb article BTW.

Sez 3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

i actaully thought KZ2,LBP,uncharted,R&C tod,R1&2,ECT was more overrated than halo.

patterson3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

and a deal was made, Satan certainly put up his end of the bargain, because I can't for the life of me understand why the franchise is so popular.

It's ironic the game is called "Halo".
I'll bet that's an inside joke as well lol.

sack_boi3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

It's so popular because it's good. Yeah, amazing huh. Halo 3 for instance has an addictive multi-player that keeps me and hundreds of thousand others wanting for more.
Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 are the best console FPS to date. You may not agree, but it's ok, you're entitled to your own opinion and so am I.

lowcarb3338d ago

Well prepare for more anger and hate for the franchise because at E3 ODST is going to be huge. Also a comment like yours is something I would expect to hear from the devil. So much hate with no respect for others just to make people angry.

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zoneofenders3338d ago

HALO2 was really good...
i spent hours and hours trying to beat legendary.

HALO3 was a totally different story though...

pain777pas3338d ago

Halo is a fun game. Its like unreal tournament with a real story. I enjoyed all 3 games and I don't see why there is such hate for halo2 it was pretty good no assault rifle sucked but playing the arbitor was a cool twist that noone saw coming. Fun games I get the timelinemixed up sometimes though because they were so similar and I did not like 3 nor remember it well because I was too hyped and I felt that it under achieved but overall the gameplay is good but unreal is just as good and because of mods its more fun multiplayer for me. Rocket launcher one hit kills ftw! Now if Epic would like to go that route keep the third person boarding type stuff but make a real story driven fps then Halo could really get taken off of its pedestal because as a multiplayer game I had more fun playing Unreal and its frantic crazy fast pace.

patterson3338d ago

Well my gosh, I'm so terribly sorry my post made you angry.
I thought it was obviously a joke.

Calling me the devil must have made you very, very angry.
Please get out more this is just a game for chrissakes!

lowcarb3338d ago

"is something I would expect to hear from the devil."

It's something I would expect to hear from the devil,and not you in other words. I wasn't calling you Lucifer and would never call anybody that. This is just a case of two people totally misunderstanding one another. My apologies if you thought that's what I meant.

patterson3338d ago

I apologize for the misunderstanding.

*hugs*

p.s. Actually your first instincts were correct. I'm really the devil! Mwuahaha *curls mustache* ;)

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Foxgod3338d ago

Halo single handily destroyed the playstation, now thats some power.

-x.Red.x-3338d ago

that sucks since the ps3 is only selling less then 10k WW @ double the price and no halo

ps is truly dead

lloyd_wonder3338d ago

Haha. That's the dumbest statement I've read today. Keep it. I smile in the mournings now.

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