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1-Master Chief looks like a power ranger with a Gordon freeman wanna be attitude. 2-The weapons in the game feel like toy laser guns 3-Outdated Graphics 4-Only hip fire for most weapons (what is this golden eye?) 5-Rainbow colors everywhere.. purple vehicles -_- and barely has blood (key in any FPS, after all theyre about violence) in other words a FPS for kiddos..
It has it's plus sides like good multiplayer, but in my opinion Halo 3 wasn't as good as I expected the singleplayer felt meh, the online was filled with L33T's and worst of all was the fact most of this was my fault. Halo is a good game, but not the best FPS I personally think Resistance 1 was better than Halo 3. But Halo 3 is none the less a V. good game.
it is the same game it was 2-3 years ago with nothing updated in anyway. YEA lets all praise a game straight out of 2006-2007 and act like it is the newest best game on the block.
who ever wrote this deserves a medal for just finding a reason to love halo.
halo prepare to flop
1-awesome gameplay pwnds all fps out water! and too is very fun 2-online is most played of all fps in xbox live (around 1.0 m) 3- multplayer splitscreen ( not have splitscreen in all fps of ps3) 4- storyline is the best of all fps 5- master chief the most badass characther of fps
The storyline is not the best among FPS's?? I find Resitance 2 to be much more engaging. Best FPS, no thats Goldneye 007 sonny jim.
I lol'ed at your reason no. 4 & 5. Definitely not the best storyline by a long shot. Master Chief is among my list of most boring protagonists ever in-game. Makes me wonder....have you ever played any other FPS game other than Halo?
I really wish I that I could punch you in the face for being such a stupid bot.
Stop usin your other accounts to agree with yourself knight.
for me its definitely the fun factor in the game... the set piece battles get crazy at times and the brilliant score from martin odonnell keeps the action pumping... i never really got into the multiplayer in halo 3 but halo ce's sniper only ctf's still take up a lot of my time on pc... its definitely on my list of top 5 games
I actually thought Halo CE played best on the PC, to me it feels like a PC style game especially the controls it's just unforntunate that there was no co-op which was alot of fun. It's one of the best FPS out there and the people who say Halo is generic are just plain wrong. It would probably make my top 5 FPS and like you say the soundtrack was incredible and makes the game all that more loveable. For reasons I can't be bothered going into, I don't particulary like halo3. halo2 was good but again overrated. I'm interested to see how ODST turned out however. I have a feeling that the ODST review scores give a true reflection of what the scores should have been for Halo3.
Gunplay is bland with almost no recoil or feel for the weapons. The aimer is awful for most guns and there is not an option to aim using the sight with most guns. The bullets are too slow moving, which causes the shootouts to be about strafing to dodge bullets while firing from the hip. Bullets are too weak, most guns require emptying half a clip into an enemy to kill them. Weapon sounds lack excitement, bullets sound like party poppers and laser weapons sound like they are from a B-grade sci-fi movie. You jump like 5 metres high (seriously wtf). Story is pathetic. Enemy design is mostly stupid, especially the flood. Animation is sub-par. Multiplayer is more about who can find the good gns first, rather than who is more skillful. The biggest reason I hate Halo (and a few other games) is that a lot of the multiplayer revolves around vehicles. In NO GAME have vehicles been good in multiplayer. All the effort that goes into making a balanced game that is fair for all players, is thrown out the window with the addition of vehicles. So there, I can't enjoy Halo because it's a shooter game where the shooting isn't fun.
if you play odst, you would kinda understand why there was no (or barely any) recoil when master cheif fired guns...its cause hes an enhanced superhuman being...when you play as the rookie in odst, you can definitely see and feel the recoil because he is just a normal (but hella crazy) human beings it through me off for a few mins, but got back in the hang of the aiming, but you can definitely notice it in both the silences pistol and smg you have to slowly burst fire to hit a certain spot all the time
I more of a resistance/killzone kind of a guy. halo is more for children really. just look at it. i think you would agree. also Shbzshar, why do you have a mii in your avatar? real question dude? have you ever played resistance 1 & 2? resistance 1 had better a.i. and resistance 2 had alot more coming at you. resistance retribution was challenging as well without infecting it thru ps3. second question? ever play killzone 2? Helghast are frightening clever. FRIGHTENING.
no sadly i havent played killzone 2 or resisntance yet... so i cant comment or base any opinions on those games... but i have played all the 3 halos and i can say that i have genuinely enjoyed the games and like the author i have my own reasons for loving it as well
lol just because of the colorful environments and and somehow cartony feel doesn't mean is for children, just got play with high ranked people u ll see if they are children lol
Ive got them both, check out my trophies, im no fanboy, ive got both consoles and yeah Halo pisses all over both R2 & K2 both in single player and Def multiplayer and co-op , Oh hang on K2 aint got co-op, And R2's co-op is a poor afterthought.
Thats a bit like saying valkyria chronicles is for children. It's awesomely colourful but not really a children's game.
@3.3 U should play r1. Way better than r2. Kinda like halo 1 I'd say.
killzone 2 is depressing.... but very good
5 - Top 5 Reasons to Love 'Halo' 1-awesome gameplay pwnds all fps out water! and too is very fun (no, its the auto aiming thats so fun dude & have you seen halo's water graphics?) 2-online is most played of all fps in xbox live (around 1.0 m) (You mean mostly played by children close to your age... & soilderboy.) 3- multplayer splitscreen ( not have splitscreen in all fps of ps3) (Even worse graphics midgeted for sd tvs) 4- storyline is the best of all fps (story is about aliens trying to destroy the world and only 1 man can stop it. 5- master chief the most badass characther of fps (yes thier is something bad about him. its the annoying women a.i. chip in his head. also, master chief cannot jump a sidewalk curb without jumping over a few houses.)
i wish you did play these games. it would have been more fun to debate you but your experience is your own. have fun.
you say you're more of a Resitance kind of guy, yet Resitance is clearly heavily inspired by Halo. If you havn't already, play Halo CE then immediately play Resistance FOM. The similarities are striking. Both games are great but obviously the points go to Halo for the originality. It's hard to like one and dislike the other... unless of course you are being a fanboy.
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My thoughts exactly.....
1. Halo 1 2. Halo 1 3. Halo 1 4. Halo 1 5. Halo 1 thank you
There are 3 things i hate about Halo3 1. The damn regenarating shield 2. No match making for campaign co-op 3. You have to buy some/all the map packs to play alot of the game modes. but besides those three its not bad, it reminds me of Unreal Tournament MP and i love the UT series, and Bungie seems like devs that are really involved with their fans I personally cant wait to see what their game will be after Reach...hell i wanna see reach im sure this time theyll go all out on their game engine.
they are a great dev and they are rlli involved with their fans as you said. And I'm too rlli excited about reach. ODST is kind of a disappointment since it's sort of the same old stuff again. Halo is just aging to me, it's quite outdated in terms of gameplay, so a new engine will help with Reach, and whatever else bungie do.
God, the health regen killed it for me in 2 and 3. Halo 1 ftw!
halo = generic game
everything after Halo is generic...fps wise.
then why even comment you damn troll.
And after the flood section I got bored to the repeative run from point a to b with rather poor plot. The gameplay was pretty good tough, probably a reason why ppl like to play the game online. Many "veterans" say that the 1st one is the best, but I somehow doubt it especially if they are talking about the single player. Havent tried 2nd or 3rd tough, 3rd one probably has a lot better single player campaign at least based on the reviews I have read.
WHAT!? TEABAGGING ISNT NUMBER 1? Number 2 should be the Library level in Halo 1. :P
I loved the first game. The rest is boring old crap that Microsoft churns out for the money behind it. I laugh at people who worship ODST as if it's sent from heaven or something.....*belch*
You mean like MGS...4, GT..5,........K2. And Resistance & Uncharted have had 2 games already on the ps3......they all churn out mate. @ below, what your saying MGS is a legendary series yey Halo isn't ?, come on take off your sony glasses, Halo is here to stay , just try and get over it, i know it hurts.
@10.1. Seems like your the kind of person to compare a legendary series like metal gear with a generic fps series. The first halo was great, everything else was mediocre at best. Edit: if u disagree then u suck. MGS ftw!!
@10.1 You should go on: GTA...4, Forza...2 Games on 360 already, Gears of War...2 Games on 360 already, Halo...2 Games on 360 already, Fable 2 and 3 is on the way, PGR...2 Games on 360 already So every game with a sequel is a bad one or what are you trying to say? Every game in your and my list is well received by gamers and the media. Come on don't be a fanboy, be a gamer!
MGS = 4 games in 10 years (1998-2008) thats 3 generations of consoles, PS1, PS2, PS3. 3 MAJOR graphic upgrades. MGS1 < MGS2 MGS3 < MGS4 new epic story every time with gameplay improvement (hide in lockers, 1st person aiming, interrogate ennemies, camoflage, CQC, mkII, new weapons, new characters, completely different time and places etc...) GT = 5 games 11 years (1998-2009) same as MGS, 3 generations of consoles, PS1, PS2, PS3. 3 MAJOR graphic upgrades. GT1 GT2 < GT3 GT4 < GT5 adding content every time (more cars, more tracks, more new features, etc...) HALO = 5 games in 9 years (HALO 1, 2, 3, ODST and Reach) (2001-2010) and only 2 generations. minor graphic upgrade. HALO1 HALO2 < HALO3 ODST did content improved? nope. its in fact less and less content. and no real innovation. if you need pics HALO 2 http://image.jeuxvideo.com/... http://image.jeuxvideo.com/... HALO 3 http://image.jeuxvideo.com/... http://image.jeuxvideo.com/... L4D = sequel to be released 1 year after the 1st game. so yeah, please dont put all the games in the same bag just because there is a number behind a franchise doesnt mean its being milked (especially when you wanna prove that halo is not being milked in the 1st place, thats like an hospital mocking charity). thanks.
blah blah blah.. Go play R&C: Quest in Time For a Booty Crack
Halo?? Legendary?? I dont think so.Also I can say that people like Halo but they havent read the novels. Which is sad cause the games are full of crap compared to the novels.
last 3 halo games sell better than the last 3 final fantasy games..hahahahahaha..saying halo is generic,come on,almost all games are generic,look at god of war,final fantasy,uncharted,mario n so on so on..they still rely on the same forumula like the 1st game in the those series,but saying halo is generic means you a sony fanboy or you just jealous halo aint on ps3,go play your killzone 2 mates,the suppose halo killer that ended up a flop..still halo is king,a fps that av sales that top final fantasy n mario..
do people even play games anymore?...
I can think of only a few fps's with a cover system and halo isn't one of them. Killzone 2 = trying to be a little different, halo 3 & ODST = cashing in on people like you. Edit: Half life 2 is the fps king and doom is the fps legend.
haha yeah, those MGS games man, they are so generic! i've played TONS of games like that before, its nothing special at all! solid snake? just another typical game character! brainlessss! story = you kill the bad guy thats all. how about LBP, haha just a platformer! well you can create levels and share them with your friends and all but yeah i mean come on! its incredibly generic! im offered the luxury to create my own level and not make it generic but.. lets spit on that! LBP = generic. haha, what else? heavy rain? man, if one game looks generic, thats the one! i mean, no game over in a game, how generic is that?? very generic if you ask me! and how about team ICO's last guardian, co-op based gameplay with a mystic creature and poetic imagery, really?? that IS the definition of generic in a video games today imo. i've heard theres no blood in the game and no explosion whatsoever. lame. no bazooka. and poetry is GAY anyway. i'd rather play another FPS over all those GENERIC games! up, down, right, jump, shoot the ennemy, thats the way every game should go! /sarcasm maybe you didnt buy the right console?
While I can believe the hype excuse for a little bit...after 4 games, people wouldn't buy them unless they were still fun....it goes to the saying, fool me once shame on you but fool me twice and it's shame on me Why would you buy a sequel when you didn't like the first one (or buy the 3rd one if you didn't like the 2nd one)....it makes no sense... I know Sony fans want to create a villian out of Halo but the facts are it's a very fun and popular game or it wouldn't sell as much as it is...I don't really know how you can disupte that. You may not like it but that doesn't mean other people don't and that it's not a good game
It IS still a good, fun, team co-op friendly game. It's just that the ps3 only owners don't get the same online buzz as the rest of us. Try playing a good co-op game with a decent voice chat service, you'll be amazed how good it is.
Yes, I think that is the bottom line, it's fun and the multiplayer is among the best. It's not everyone's cup of tea but you don't continue to sell like Halo's do if you are living off of hype and marketing only.
I liked Halo & Halo 2 I've played them countless hours with my best friend. Maybe that's the reason why I'm not interested in the franchise ATM. @fm81: Killzone 1 was called the "Halo-Killer" (by the media) not Killzone 2! Play Killzone 2, I think if you like FPS you would enjoy it. Calling a game the "InsertGameOfSameGenre-Ki ller" is stupid. Whoever came up with this term should be slapped in the face (literally spoken ^^). If your comments would be less offending you'd be taken more serious.
halo is the most fun fps period imo. I think its a game you can pick up with a bunch of your buddies and just have a great time.. Me and my buddies have lan parties sometimes and trying to play cod or gears just isnt as fun as putting on halo its a blast.
Wow ur really pathetic so wat ur downing every ps3 game out cuz of halo? i like halo and all but its true its generic. and also the refernce u make about PSN hey its free it does the same thing as LIVE only thats its FREE and having a reliable console with a free service hell i rather pick that then a faulty hardware and pay $50 a year. call me a fanboy w/e but ur proving to be a HUGE 360 fanboy and halo as much as i like the franchise ( i USE to own a 360) its generic to the max and let me quote u "i know the truth hurts"
Got a ps3 sat here . Ive played and completed the Killzone 2 etc, check out my trophie's. I just get sick of twats comin on here slagging off Halo even though they have never played it, also every game site is now biased according to these sony addicts as they gave it 8's & 9's.They should just get over it. As for PSN, i am glad its free but its not as good, its just not. Ive had 2 ps3 failures and 3 xbox failures too, electrical equipment break down. Also you used to own a 360, yet this is a Halo thread and you just cant keep away can you.
How many of you guys that bought ODST feel like it was worth $60? I might rent it, but I honestly don't think it's worth a purchase atm. your thoughts?
Know the exchange rate, but it was £28 here in UK and yeah it is £10 cheaper than other games. it's Halo. I mean if you liked the others you'll like this, also if youve got Live and mates it's much better.
people talk about the 5 or 6 hour campaign like its a bad thing, hell it only took me 5 hours to beat cod4 and it was worth the money i guess people just look for something to complain about
Personally, I wouldn't have bought it but I am definitely renting it through gamefly and I might keep it if I feel it's worth it. There's just too many good games coming out like L4D2 and MW2 and ME2 to buy another Halo game (love the series but I've already got Halo 3 and it's multiplayer so unless firefight is the most amazing thing ever....I'll probably send it back after 2-3 weeks but I don't blame people who want to buy it....I would have if it wasn't for all the other great games coming out this fall
I like Halo just as much as the next guy, but after the first one, it really didn't progress as much as some of the other franchises that were mentioned. Did Halo 2 and 3 offer improved experiences as opposed to the first one? Not really. Besides graphical improvements, and the implementation of the Forge in 3, the series has been pretty much the same. Not that there's anything wrong with that. However, franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Killzone, etc. can show a clear, distinct improvement in their presentations. Sure, new hardware helped, but also the way the gameplay was improved, the presentation, the overall feel improved from game to game. With Metal Gear, the series got better with each iteration. Killzone 2 blows the first one out of the water. That's enough from me. Like I said, I love Halo, but the formula really hasn't changed much over time...
I hate what it's doing to the game industry including the media. It is a product of fanboy wars and it's all Microsoft's fault. I remember Bill gates saying "When PS3 launches, it will be facing Halo 3's launch" as if that one game can stop Sony. Then Halo 3 was DELAYED until fall 2007. That year, 360 fans had the nerve to act like the coming halo 3 would bury Sony. Then about 4 weeks after halo 3, Modern Warfare made halo 3 look outdated and won the AIAS GOTY. Halo 3 didn't win one AIAS award. And now Halo 3: ODST has made Microsoft and some of the media look the most pathetic I have ever witnessed. This 7/10 game doesn't even deserve the 83 or 84 on metacritic. But I'm glad that FPS games like Killzone 2 and Metroid Trilogy scored much higher. :)
Wow, big surprise! You want to know whats worn out and recycled? Your trolling and hating on everything 360/MS. Like anyone gives 2 flips what you think of anything on the 360. I'm only replying to tell you that your act is old..
Just look at your screen name. If Microsoft wasn't so easy to dislike, I guess I would be much nicer to you. You can try to call out Sony, but don't even think you can call me out. My post is about microsoft, not you. Now if you prefer I make posts about YOU, I will. You really want to cry seven times before Sunday? Stay away from Eagle21. :)
Why are you single handedly trying to defend Halo?! =P Its just a game You can refute people's arguments, but don't get personal, thats just sad. I partially agree w/ you eagle, Halo/ MS has brought in a lot of "brain dead" gamers, or as the article itself calls it, its for people to whom " a lot of things don’t make sense" =P I personally also don't like Halo. For people calling it "hardcore" theres nothing more hardcore about it that counter strike ever was, or even Killzone 2 is (those you who have played it know what I mean, it's hard to get good at) I believe it is a good game, and it has added a lot ( online MP on consoles, interesting art style, etc) but I also believe it is far over rated, and sometimes i feel its all 360 fanboys have to fall apon (this and Gears, which I DO like) What i hate the most about halo is that half its fanbase (if not more) consist of kids that never even played effing Goldeneye (they were still toddlers) which was the TRUE CONSOLE FPS that made a difference, yet they act as if Halo is revolutionary...well it made an impact, but its no Goldeneye or Half-Life ;)
I sure as hell am not paying for this pile. Even though I havent played this yet, and cant say I will bother...this Halo business is getting old...old and tired and stale. Ive seen enough in most of the videos to notice it is more of the same, over and over and over again. Bungie is force feeding this crap to us time and time again. Same dated graphics but with oh pardon me, a spin on different characters? FVCK OFF Bungie! They've become the most over-rated sh!tty dev out there who spend more time jerking off to their Cortana posters than developing anything innovative. Is "Halo Reach" going to hold the same old bullsh!t?...Bungie 'reaching' for everyone's money with the same old tired limp crap? Probably. We could only hope for a new graphics engine after 2-3 years but I doubt it.
You feel better? Bungie isn't going around stealing everyones wallet. These people buy the games because they like them. You don't continue to sell games at the numbers Halo see's unless you are providing a gaming experience people want.
Same could be applied to Wii fit right? Ultimate gaming experience..../s
You know what he meant. Wii fit sells strictly to the casual crowd. Halo does not. Halo is a quality franchise. It may not be the all time greatest franchise but is near the top for sure. Considering how many games get released every year and bomb how can anyone think that Halo does not deserve its recognition? No one is saying that it is the best game of all time, but it is kind of ignorant to brush the franchise off as mediocre.
The last point makes halo sound like a dumb-asses game =/... And thats a nice way of twisting the fac that, well, the story is just horrible (its what put me off Halo: Combat evolved) I agree with the multiplayer though, it IS fun =)
Coming to you in a DLC this fall!
horrible spin.. 2/10...