Dane Townsend of GameGrin writes about his experience re-playing Halo 3: ODST: "My parents were actually really restrictive when it came to getting videogames with mature content for me when I was much younger. Call of Duty was completely off the table, as were most games with “16 and over” age ratings. Of the games I was denied, Halo was the one I sought after the most. It’s odd, looking back because Halo’s violence and content in general was honestly not much more concerning than anything else I was consuming at the time. I’d long since discovered Thing Thing and all of the horrifically gory flash games popular on Newgrounds and Stickpage, so, really, Halo was like a souped-up Saturday morning cartoon in comparison."