Torturing Myself Through Reach

From The Big Pixels:

"I confess: I’ve spent the majority of the past week playing Reach’s campaign. Sure, I’ve fit in a handful of matchmaking games online, but for the most part I’ve fought through Reach’s 10 chapters. I finished the game on Friday night and immediately started it over, and damnit, I hate myself for doing it..."

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RogueCheddar3029d ago

I feel your pain.. the daily challenges are killing me..

VTHockey4113029d ago

It's just brutal. I just keep wanting to push on....

-Alpha3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

I wussed out and finished it on Heroic. I fear playing Legendary but I'm going back for the co-op...which is ironically supposed to be harder.

I remember the sheer frustration playing through Heroic, but also the immense gratification of finishing and accumulating my achievement score. I love collecting the achievement points and now I find myself wanting to ace Reach.

Loved the campaign, it was full of meaty gameplay variety and was the perfect length (9 1/2) hours. It's well on track to becoming my GOTY, it's definitely my Multiplayer of the Year.

Hank Hill3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )


Whoa, slow down there Alpha. You haven't played Black Ops yet.

lastdual3029d ago

Hehe, I'm in the same boat as Alpha. Pushed halfway through on legendary, realized I was just punishing myself, and dialed it down to heroic for my 2nd playthrough. Heroic feels just right.

Granted, I'll probably go back and force myself through the rest of solo legendary at some point, but for now I'll just take a little rest....

HeavenlySnipes3029d ago

Its not ours (well not mine) but he said its HIS Multiplayer of the Year. Aren't people entitled to their opinions anymore?

-Alpha3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

Actually he makes a good point! BO could be my MP game of the year too because I love CoD and BO is looking awesome, especially with Split screen.

But knowing Hank Hill I suspect that he is implying that BO is a bad game and that Reach is on the same playing field (or lower) as a CoD game.

talltony3029d ago

was not that bad. you just need a little patience.

Raikiri3029d ago

I played halo: reach on Heroic...Co-op(which is harder) it wasn't really that bad, there where points where you had to actually think how to approuch but the rest of it was pretty normal,

now firefight THATS a whole different story

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Munky3029d ago

I was actually surprised at how the campaign was not as hard as I thought it would be. It took me roughly 9 hours and change to beat the game on Legendary (solo).

Munky3029d ago

That comment reaks of sarcasm. But all good, Hab fans have to stick together. ;)

Munky3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

Gotta love the phantom disagree(s). I never said the game was easy, it just wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, reading all the interviews before the game was released from Bungie they said it was the hardest Halo ever. Which in the end wasn't true at all, I had a much harder time with the Halo 3 campaign on Legendary.

VTHockey4113029d ago

I am seriously impressed. No sarcasm! It's a bitch.

Munky3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

Lol... all good man, I was just joking around.

Sabres tonight boii, on TSN and RDS (I live in Montreal).

But remember: Plasma Pistol(charged) + DMR/Pistol = Best friend

VTHockey4113029d ago

I get RDS down here in Mass via my computer. Most definitely watching the game.

Sarcasm3029d ago

Halo Reach is the best Halo game ever.

No Sarcasm there.

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antz11043029d ago


Great article, so true! It took me 3 hrs to crank out the last level on're a better man than me sir; I think about legendary and I go into an epillectic fit :D

Belasco3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

I am still on Nightfall,playing on legendary, and this has got to be the most difficult time I have ever had with any game save maybe Demons Souls.

crzyjackbauer3029d ago

I loved reach on legendary I cleared it all by my self no co-op needed
if you can beat COD4 in veteran you can beat anything
COD4 on veteran was a total pain in the @$$
I do it all for the achivements b!TCH

theonlylolking3029d ago

If you could beat [email protected] vet you could beat anything.(how was I considered trolling in my previous post when I gave you guys help?)

darkequitus3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

Probably because you said the a.i. is dumb at a guess.

[email protected] just cheated. There was no skill required at certain point, just pure luck, and a rush to the checkpoint.
Heroic was a nice jaunt. Legendary solo, you just have to be patient in some areas. I am on the seventh mission where the civilians keep getting in the way. Never take on any two enemies at close range. I took on a brute (who will aloways out melee you on legendary)and a grunt plasma grenaded me.

DMR + Plasma pistol (n00b combo) for elites - Reach legendary is the first time I ever used it.

Needler will take any brute down, even a chieftain

needle rifle for hunters, I find. If you are with any noble team a.i plasma grenade followed by a shotgun in the back.

Munky3029d ago

It only considered the "noob combo" in multi player. The game was designed purposely to finding the right combination of weapons to defeat a particular type of enemy, that has been true since Halo:CE.

HeavenlySnipes3029d ago

Are people disagring with him? Who here completed Heat, the bonus level and 1 shot 1 kill on Veteran with less than 50 tries each? No other FPS this generation is as hard as COD4.

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