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Top 10 Things Bungie Screwed Up With Halo 3

Halo 3 has sold millions of copies and broken records all over the globe. With all these success Microsoft allowed Bungie to go "Freelancer" by selling Bungie Studios back to its shareholders. Since then they have not seen a single improvement to the reliability of matchmaking or their website.

They have listed 10 issues which Bungie needs to address or have completely screwed up with the production of Halo 3. In no way are they anti-halo or anti-Bungie, they gave Halo 3 a 9.7/10 in their review and are just pointing out the obvious flaws in the Halo 3 game.

Hit the jump to find out the Top 10 Things Bungie Screwed Up.

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Rama262853471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

I've said this before and I'll say it again - how can a game with so many flaws get such a good score?? Gamesrader were the first to do it (admit they gave it a really high score and then go on to complain about all the things wrong with it) and it's the same here, they said they gave it 9.7 but yet there are at least 10 problems?

Someone please explain this to me cause it makes no sense what so ever.

macsto3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

The good overshadows the bad by a great deal with a game like halo 3.

Vespertine3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

The good outweighs the bad as everyone who enjoys the game would say. Theres plenty of replay value in Halo 3. Bungie created a solid, fun, and exciting game that people can enjoy for years and years.

goodganja3471d ago

If this was on PS3, it would have gotten a 7.5 at the most. True reviewers scored the game that way. Halo failed to be true HD and it shows. My gosh it shows. Oh well, when Bungie announces Halo 4 going multiplatform then you might see what the game can really do.

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

FordGTGuy3471d ago

#10 the website is taking long to update and we(the source) think they haven't done anything.

WRONG
Bungie has already added a group of servers just for the site and I would like to see you do something like this when theres a regular of over 1.4+ million games played per day.

#9 the voice chat button and how people don't notice they have to use it.

It only takes 2 seconds to see and recognize the amount of people that will be in your playlist room before the game starts this is not a flaw this is a complaint!

#8 You can't make custom maps for playlist and you have to veto every time because you don't like the map. Not to mention there are no big maps on Halo 3 for big team battle.

This is so f%cking retarded. You can't make custom maps for playlist because that would be cheating if you don't like to playlist map someone else might well thats to bad and what about Sandtrap, Valhalla, and Isolation those are some tiny maps huh?

#7 Blah Blah Blah we suck at shooting Blah Blah

Total complaint don't see the flaw here.

I'm not even going farther then this because i'm already bored of his dumb complaints. BTW for #6 the sometimes "it sometimes lags" those people are probably downloading something on their computer or their brother is playing WoW.

Mwaan3471d ago

You're fighting a losing battle my friend. The Sony guys lick their lips everytime they see an anti-Halo story and can't wait to rip on a game they'll never play for more than 5 minutes. You're outnumbered and they won't listen to reason. I like how the headline reads: "Screwed up with Halo 3." There's nothing there that's a legimate complaint, actually, most of these "screwed up" issues will be resolved with an online update. It's the biggest game on any console with millions playing it everyday. I couldn't imagine how much work it takes to keep it running as smoothly as it does. I think we can/should cut bungie some slack. I've been playing the game to death and the only complaint I have is the fact that I can't switch my right bumper with my "X" button.

w159753471d ago

Wouldn’t a 7.5 be one of the highest rated games out of the 10 or so you can choose from to play on PS3? And before you ask, yes I own a PS3.

DeckUKold3471d ago

its called hype i thought spiderman 3 was gonna be the best movie ever while it was hyped 5 stars everywhere then i saw it DISS-A-POIN-TING

TheSadTruth3471d ago

"You're fighting a losing battle my friend. The Sony guys lick their lips everytime they see an anti-Halo story and can't wait to rip on a game they'll never play for more than 5 minutes. You're outnumbered and they won't listen to reason. I like how the headline reads: "Screwed up with Halo 3." There's nothing there that's a legimate complaint, actually, most of these "screwed up" issues will be resolved with an online update. It's the biggest game on any console with millions playing it everyday. I couldn't imagine how much work it takes to keep it running as smoothly as it does. I think we can/should cut bungie some slack. I've been playing the game to death and the only complaint I have is the fact that I can't switch my right bumper with my "X" button."

You have nothing to complain about because you are bad. Players who are bad do not notice the small things that good players actually notice. Like the flaweed melee system for one. Every single one of these complaints is valid except their netcode complain, because you can set it to play with people only in your region.

skitzoid3471d ago

That wasn't the sad truth but the PLAIN TRUTH!
Almost everything on this list I noticed in the first couple hours of playing online. I just hope Bungie fixing these problems ASAP.

Mwaan3471d ago

"You have nothing to complain about because you are bad. Players who are bad do not notice the small things that good players actually notice. Like the flaweed melee system for one. Every single one of these complaints is valid except their netcode complain, because you can set it to play with people only in your region."

I'm a bad player and don't know what I'm talking about huh? I tell you what. Send me a private message with your gamertag so I can look it up on Bungie.net. Then I will send you mine. I promise that my stats blow yours away. But you won't, because you've never played the game for more than 5 minutes.

TheSadTruth3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

I got level 45 in the first week, and my k/d ratio is 4.0 in social with over 1000 kills, and that's me not trying. PM sent with gamertarg...

dragunrising3471d ago

Please. No game is perfect but the execution of multiplayer is excellent. Collision detection is exaggerated to say the least as are the little annoyances mentioned. Some people who loved Halo 2 are going to hate Halo 3. The weapon balance and gameplay seems to be a pseudo Halo 1 and 2. If you liked both of the predecessors you will love the 3rd.

pswi603471d ago

this article made "sharticle of the week" over at my blog. im a ps3 fan but i also like halo 3 and this guy is full of shart

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thanks

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predator3471d ago

i thought the game was amazing, thats all that counts for me

skitzoid3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

when it's your cash your opinion is the only one that matter. Biggest reason I don't care for "professional" reviews. I would rather hear opinions from users / gamers / consumers. I don't trust the media.

remix3471d ago

because the rights are still owned by microsoft

Says you3471d ago

halo 3 definitely doesnt deserve a 10 and alot of moronic gamers think all of the retardedBox 360 games are great considering there not like wow! what a bunch of "LOSERS!".

razer3471d ago

last place + arrogant Sony ahole + liar = one sorry freakin retard who has never played the game but still can't help but comment because he is so insecure.

StuffRokz3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

with that statement, the idea of you calling xbox fanboys losers is just plain comical. I lol'd. *sigh* i love reading the various fanboy comments, they're just plain entertaining.

Boldy3471d ago

Did you even see the Japanese (FPS Hating land) Famitsu magazine review of halo 3. They gave it a 10/9/9/9 for a total of 47/50, and even said this.. "Halo 3 is undoubtedly the best FPS game in the Japanese console market."

I'm sorry are those biased too or are you just in denial that Halo 3 turned out to be a great game just like the past 2.

Boldy3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

All sony fanboys do is just nitpick through the game just to find some minor flaws and use them as evidence that this game completley SUX, PS3 FTW!!! Please shut up and got back to playin your resistance and warhawk, and let us enjoy our game. I don't see any 10 things that were screwed up lists with Warhawk or Resistance etc. Why is it that Halo 3 gets all the hatin?

dragunrising3471d ago

I says you have never played Halo 3.

I says you don't have a gamertag.

I says you are biased yourself.

I says you are a loser.

I says you should STFU!!!

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AllanWakker3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

Why should Bungie of even tried?

Microsoft spent 10 million dollars buying review scores and a million hype stories all over the Net.

Bungie could have sat around for the last three years surfing porn at work and just included a 1080p goatse image and the game would have gotten 10/10 from the usual Xbot review sites like EGM and 1Up. And it would have sold millions - what the hell else are Xbots going to buy for their 360? You aren't really an Xbot if you don't buy the latest Halo no matter what a complete turd it is.

Top 10 thing Bungie screwed up? Name an area Bungie DIDN'T screw up or botch:

>AI
As articles and people who have played the game have stated many times, Halo 3's AI is laughably bad. Easily the worst fps AI outside of pc shareware titles

> Graphics
Bungie couldn't even get the game to run in HD/720p. Crappy 360 hardware once again like PGR3 and various Activision titles that the 360 couldn't run in HD/720p? Crappy Xbox developers tools? Whatever the reason Bungie crapped out a 640p sub HD jaggy unstable framerate mess of a game. And the final graphical insult is it looks just like last gen's Halo 2.

> Networking
No dedicated servers? Laggy P2P networking? Only 16 players? WTF??? With billions of dollars that Xbots love to brag about, Microsoft didn't even bother to find someone competent to upgrade the crappy last gen networking code in Halo 3.

> Gameplay
Outside of stealing Insomniac's Backlash Grenade, Halo 3 turned out to be the same tired old last gen Halo 2 fps gameplay that real pc fps fans laugh about.

Now that Bungie has dumped Microsoft after getting too sick and tired of dealing with the incompetent Microsoft gaming management, we will eventually see if it was Bungie's fault for Halo 3 turning out to be a turd of a game or was the crappy 360 hardware and dopey execs working in the Dreamcast* division.

*That should have been Xbox division. Close enough.

Vespertine3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

Someone actually agreed with you? Your trying way to hard to make a good game look bad. I know the problems are there, but they haven't stopped me or other gamers from enjoying the game. You fail, not Bungie or Microsoft, you.

AllanWakker3471d ago

Let's sum up:

* Can't handle HD/720p - True Halo 3 only runs at 640p

* No dedicated serves - True

* P2P networking just like last gen - True

* Can only handle 16 players per game - True

* Articles describing the crappy AI - True, even right here on n4g.com

Halo 3 is a shiny green metallic turd.

karlostomy3471d ago

Let's sum Halo3 up properly:

* awesome unmatched gameplay - true

* completely blows away any FPS on ps1, ps2 and ps3 - True

* atmospherically astounding HDR and graphics - true

* Loved by multiple millions of buyers - True

* Loved by multiple millions of multiplayers - True

* Pathetic jealous Sony fanboys bashing 360 - True, even right here on n4g.com

Halo 3 is a shiny green metallic masterpiece.

ryuyasho3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

I wrote a reply just a few lines down stating the same thing about H3.

P.S. Halo 1 IS KING!!!! Halo 2 8min BETA IS Enough Halo 2 for me.

EDIT: Apparently my messege got blocked or something, probably because I wrote the word SH!T with the letter "I". But yes, 3 Focking years in development, jerking off in porn sites instead of making this SH!T better For Fock Sakes!!!

P.S. I'm a fan of Porn but I know when I have to do my job, Bungie learn from me for your goodness sake.

TheSadTruth3471d ago

" Someone actually agreed with you? Your trying way to hard to make a good game look bad. I know the problems are there, but they haven't stopped me or other gamers from enjoying the game. You fail, not Bungie or Microsoft, you.
Agr"

N4G is mostly a PS3 propaganda promoting website. Get used to it.

dragunrising3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

Please find something better to do than constantly SPAM n4g. You spend more time posting negative, immature comments than actually game. GET A LIFE please, thank you.

Sincerely,
The hundreds of people who would rather not reply and need a voice to remind people of their stupidity.

jessupj3471d ago

I don't think Halo 3 is a bad game. As far as games go, it's pretty good. But what I hate is that you fanboys defend it as viciously as your sister's virginity. It's a great game, but it is not amazing. It is not ground breaking, it is not very innovative. and with so many factual flaws that have been listed it still gets almost 10/10 reviews and that is just distusting. The sad but true thing is, if it was instead released on the ps3 with would have got 7/10.

Karlostomy, the flaws in the game mentioned above are fact, not opinion. Most of the "facts" you listed are just your on bias opinion.

"completely blows away any FPS on ps1, ps2 and ps3"

need I say more.

Until one of you xbox fans gives an unbias, objective view of halo 3 and admits it's good points as well as obvious flaws I can not and will not take you seriously. You want your voice to be heard, stop being mindless and start being objective. Like I said, it's a great game, but it's not perfect and does not deserve being worshiped the way it is.

karlostomy3471d ago (Edited 3471d ago )

jessupj, it just sounds like one big case of sour grapes, doesn't it?

Ever heard of the 'tall poppy syndrome'? uh-huh...

All the people tearing down halo3, yep i agree, it is not perfect.
The graphics are not 1080p. *sighs*
The sniper rifle has problems *sighs*
The multiplayers is 16 only *sighs*
Happy now?

It only got 94/100 at metacritic, that being the average of 70 published reviews. That means it aint perfect.
But bygollygosh isn't 94/100 from metacritic an astoundingly high market average???

I do not understand the reasoning of any of the Haters. What do you have to gain by posting nitpicky negative comments?

and one more thing jessupj, here's a quote from you:
"The sad but true thing is, if it was instead released on the ps3 with would have got 7/10."

Oh man, that is just laughable. That is like a quote from Ken kutaragi. A waste of time spent reading it. How do you expect to be taken seriously if you say stupid 'victim ps3' stuff like that?

Anyway good people...
why don't we forget all that arguing and go play some great games on the PS3...

oh wait...

jessupj3470d ago

Have you seen the media? There are a lot that love the bash the PS3. It's not stupid because it happens, I'm not making it up.

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