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HALO, Never Played it... Probably Never Will

Dont Panic | 2028d ago
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I’ll wait a moment until you regain consciousness….. There you go, now sit down and hear me out.

Many would call the HALO franchise gaming’s golden egg, the end all be all of AAA titles; I however do not. Because, well, I’ve never played it. Come to think of it the most time I’ve ever spent with an Xbox 360 is the 30 seconds I spent playing Assassins Creed in a Game Crazy… before buying the PS3 version. Now I know what you’re thinking, “FANBOY!” and you sir are wrong, wrong, wrong. Let’s break this down.

It all started when I got my first Playstation 2. Arguably the best system on the market at the time I formed a bond no mortal could break with my giant black box of fun. It resulted in a library of games rivaling even the most enthusiastic gamers, the purchase of an additional two slim versions, (Had to have that damn white one) and half a marriage. So, when the Playstation 3 was announced I pretty much flipped my shit and instantly knew I would hold out for its release rather than buying a 360. What can I say, the PS2 had done everything so right I expected the same with the PS3, seems logical to me. “Sure” I thought, “I won’t be able to play this HALO thing everyone’s raving about but I’ll just get the PS3 first and as soon as my bank account recovers pick up the 360.” Oh how wrong I was.

Now I’ve spent some time thinking of why in all that time I STILL haven’t invested in Microsoft’s white box and have determined the following answer. I’m having too much damn fun with my Playstation! That’s right folks, with an ever expanding library of games threatening what’s left of my spouse’s patience I simply haven’t had enough time to play/beat all the games I already own. So, in theory, adding an entirely different system to the equation would simply worsen the problem.

Some people including myself (to a certain degree) consider this a downside but if you really break it down, is it? For the longest time I focused on the fact that I can’t play 360 exclusives such as HALO or Gears of War but I now have a different outlook. It just means I get more time with other great games such as the Pixel Junk series, or God of War, allowing me to fully explore the universes and not feel rushed to finish because two new games come out next week, on different consoles! Plus I don’t think I’d be able to choose which system to play and would just start spending all of my precious game time trying to answer that question. New 360 franchise or new PS3 franchise? Why can’t I choose!!!!!!!

Undeniably if the opportunity presents itself in the future I would love nothing more than to explore the 360’s varying universes, that time however, is not now. That said, some may argue that to be a true gamer I should be experiencing ALL our video game world has to offer and for the most part I agree. However, at the end of the day being a gamer is simply about one thing and one thing only, having fun with video games and I can certainly say I’m doing plenty of that.

Oh, and Don’t Panic.

Confused  +   2028d ago
My story is pretty similar except I actually bought the 360 expecting it only to be a way to pass the time until the PS3 launched. I was correct. The games I want to play seem to all be on the Playstation platform.

No disrespect to the 360 ( I still own one ) but my PS3 has more than enough to keep me going.
sid4gamerfreak  +   2027d ago
irs fine if u dont like halo, not everyone has to. Its just like how I don't like heavy Rain.
Trey_4_life  +   2027d ago
3 360's later.....
I have gone through 3 360's and had halo 3 from the start but man did that game get boring, now onto my second ps3 and STILL loving killzone 2.
Double Toasted  +   2027d ago
Its not really a big deal if you don't like a game. But to have to explain yourself through such a paragraph of notions is kind of...lame. Anyway, I'm not a big Halo fan either, but I do realize what people like about the games. Overall, Halo is a great franchise, but I have other preferences. The same thing can be said about God of War. I bought the Collection back in December, I think, and I really couldn't get into it, which is the reason I still haven't played part 3 yet. There are just other games that interest me more.
stb  +   2021d ago
What!!! you haven't played GoW just fail, enough s'd.
Gmarino  +   2028d ago
Look at my Avatar...
LordMarius  +   2027d ago
Took the words out of my mouth.
Montrealien  +   2027d ago
well, aren't you all just peas in a pod. ;P

*takes out note pad*

*scribbles in it*

Noted! You don't like Halo.

*runs back to reach beta*

lol, seriously dude, I respect your opinion, as long as you respect that many other people do enjoy Halo.
foblivion  +   2027d ago
bjornbear  +   2027d ago
what was the point of your comment?
he respects that people enjoy Halo (if you read the article you'll see)...and yeah we are all peas in a pod, including you, because you are a gamer... so

enjoy the reach beta...*smh*
polestar4  +   2027d ago
he dos
You need to read one more time.
SpikeSpiegel  +   2027d ago
There is only one definition of a true gamer.. You enjoy games! I dont need to spend an extra 400 dollars buying two extra systems (which I may hardly play) to be able to say Im a gamer. Preferring once console over another doesn't make you a fanboy, it just defines what you like.
Montrealien  +   2027d ago
I like that, well said man. But I must add one little thing to it.

Hating on another console, does make you a fanboy.
stb  +   2021d ago
Dont Panic  +   2027d ago
@Montrealien: If you had read the post you'd notice that in-fact I have no dislike for Halo or the 360 in any way. I simply found it interesting that there are so many good games out there (regardless of what system you own) that there simply isn't enough time to play them all.
Montrealien  +   2027d ago
well, as I mentioned in the PM, I did read it, and my comments where aimed at the three first comments, trust me, they don't like Halo. So no need to accuse me of not reading it. I actually enjoyed your post.
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Dont Panic  +   2027d ago
Got your PM, don't you love how this shit works out. Die fanboys die!
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   2027d ago
lol nice pointless post on why a sony fanboy who started gaming with ps2 wont play halo
look a sony fanboy doesnt like halo. Why even bother writing about it? Especially when you know NOTHING about it.

You started gaming with ps2, ohhh, must be pretty young or new to gaming, which are the two things that lead to being a fanboy.

yuo are a HUGE FANBOY regardless if you beleive it or not. Why, because instead of talking about why the ps3 is the only system you need, you bring 360 into it for no reason even though you have never played at at all.

Just another sony fanboy trying to convince people the ps3 is amazing, just another free sales pitch for sony.

ALSO_ AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. You dont have time to play all the games but you have time to write this 5 paragraph story on how you will never play a certain game on the system that you dont have. LOL.

Also if you wernt a sony fanboy you would have mentioned PS3 games you will be skipping, not games on the system you dont have. PS3 fanboy? YUP
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CraigC-Lfc  +   2026d ago
Solidus your the one who sounds like a fanboy. Hes clearly stating that he doesnt hate Halo. He just doesnt have time to play it because hes enjoying gaming on his other consoles. WTF is wrong with that.
Faztkiller  +   2027d ago
I'm a huge halo fan not liking the Reach beta but thats a whole other topic

As a dual console owner 360 and ps3 I can see where your coming from I can hardly keep up with one much less two actually I haven't bought a game for 360 since Halo 3 and for ps3 in the last 7 months I've only bought U2, GOWC, MW2, Borderlands, and Gow 3 I gamefly almost everything I miss or try to buy it later
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PRHB HYBRiiD  +   2027d ago
..if u don't want to play halo it's your choice everyone has to respect that not a fanboy of consoles..but of games...if i play a game and fall in love with it..i don't care what system is on i will fight for that game lol....i prefer the 360 games but just a few days ago i got god of war 3 and that's such an epic game...20/10 i know the 360 can't handle that graphics or physics but it still has some awesome games...mass effect,gears of war,fable....u should try them out..its not going to kill u or anything like that xD
Captain Tuttle  +   2027d ago
Meh, your loss.
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Dont Panic  +   2027d ago
This site has gotten a-lot better since my hiadeous! Were currently running at 40% intelligent commenting and 60% mom dropped you on your head one too many times commenting. Bravo N4G, bravo.
bjornbear  +   2027d ago
cool write up =)
i agree, although i played Halo: CE it bored me to tears half way and i never saw whats so special about Halo, but other people have that same reaction when they see God of War or other games I enjoy so, its understandable.

i had same situation as you but like you said, i don't need to get a 360 because i hardly have time to play all the games on PS3, getting a 360 would be over kill
ChickeyCantor  +   2027d ago
" Now I’ve spent some time thinking of why in all that time I STILL haven’t invested in Microsoft’s white box and have determined the following answer. I’m having too much damn fun with my Playstation!"

People dont get a that white box just to own it, its usually for the exclusive content each console brings.
IT just depends on how much of a gamer you are. ( but to be fair we all do have a life and time is precious)

Both provide fun, if not then my fanboy-sense is tingling( and im talking in general) xD.

And not a reason to own a 360 xD
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-Alpha  +   2027d ago
Your missing out, pal!

I enjoy the franchise so much that I bought a 360 just to play it!

But your half-full perspective of having more time to play PS3 games is quite nice. I should adopt that ;)

Nice write up. There are many great franchises numerous people have missed out on. It's a shame really, but I've missed out on MGS (played the span of the entire series for probably only 3 hours max).

I've missed out on many others too I'm sure. But life is like that. As long as you are having fun then more power to you. No one can force you to enjoy something you aren't interested in, but I hope you get the chance to try it out.
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karan8624  +   2027d ago
Well, I played halo 2 but never finished it. I had PS2-Xbox-PS3, So I've gone back and forth between the brands. Halo isnt for me

On as side note:
This new N4G is not fun
All the fanboy comments get mounted with disagrees and minus bubbles, what did they do? Delete everyone and replace them with mods? This friendly atmosphere displeases me
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jdktech2010  +   2026d ago
wow Saaking's 3 bubbles went down fast...I like this new N4G

Anyway, people shouldn't dog on you because you don't like Halo games....not everyone likes everything. I personally love Halo and have played the crap out of the beta but I wasn't a fan of U2 multi (campaign was awesome) and GOW3 while still a fantastic game wasn't worth purchasing because of it's length.

To each their own and quite frankly, if you enjoy something, then do it regardless of what nameless people on the internet think and vice versa with not liking something

If everyone liked Halo, two horrible things would happen:

1) Kids with voices squeakier than old door hinges everywhere
2) no competition which means there wouldn't have been the quest for the halo killer because everyone would just be content with what Bungie put out and wouldn't buy Killzone 2, etc.

And rambled on a bit but basically saying kudos to all non-fanboys regardless of preference of console
giovonni  +   2026d ago
It's really not your cup of tea, Take my advice though, play the First Halo. The single Campaign is a classic. Two and three are alright, nothing special. Halo ODST brought an open world to Halo which was a welcome addition, and also moved away from being Master Chief. However, the short campaign and lack of variety of enemies weapon selections, and scenes really dulls the experience.
Austin_SJ  +   2026d ago
I played Halo for the first time 6 months ago, and it was outstanding even now. Time though is always a factor in what games I play, you will always be trying to catch up on great games. I have 16 games at the moment that I own but haven't started (or have only play for a few hours). Just Cause 2, Darksiders, God Of War 2, God Of War 3, Empire Total War, Napoleon Toal War, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, Company Of Heroes, Company Of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Stalker: Shadow Of Chernobyl, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Demon's Souls, Titan Quest, Evil Genius, Dawn Of War: Dark Crusade and Frontlines.

Plus I want to pick up Red Dead: Redemption, ALan Wake, and Splinter Cell.
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frankymv  +   2025d ago
Never played Halo either since I only own PS3. Now gears and mass effect are two franchises that I am dying to play.

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