Halo Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Gaming & Media' started by Star Lord, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Inb4 Halo Fags, this game is goat. First game I played on Xbox, first game I owned for 360 and have put more hours into than any other game, I spent the first year of my Xbox 360 on Halo 1, 2,3 and Reach, hunting hidden shit and playing online custom games, playing Achievement Horse and building forge maps. I would say its my favourite game franchise of all time. Halo 4 then launched and what a fucking let down, the campaign just wasn't Halo and was not even good compared to others and the multiplayer was god awful, it was the MW3/Ghosts of Halo, hopefully 343 pick it up with Halo 5 but if they dont what will happen with the franchise? Could it have just ended at Reach?
  2. obligatory everything after halo 3 sucks comment here
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  3. We can end the thread now, guys.
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  4. I'm surprised you thought Reach was good. That was a huge letdown for me.
    I was alright with ODST because it connected with Halo 2 and 3.
  5. I liked Reach, dont see why it gets hate, the story was awesome.
  6. Pretty much cause they took away what I loved. I like it, but it's not a game I can play for countless hours like I did with Halo 3.
  7. Reach is the best Halo game, Campaign was amazing with customization and it made you feel like you were Noble Six. Not just Master Chief, because let's face it, he became boring after Halo 2. The Multiplayer had bigger and better maps, with different weapons, the only real negative was the lack of vehicles.
  8. First time I've ever heard someone say Reach was the best.
  9. #9 RoyalRaven, Jan 6, 2014
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    That's because it is, The campaign was better than 3/4, the forge and maps were better than 3/4.

    Anything with Master Chief in reminds me of this.

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  10. The campaign for Reach had the most boring and lackluster story and gameplay of any Halo game I've played, and that's saying quite a lot considering the game series.

    The meta-game was fairly bad for the majority of the games existence, plus the maps were all fairly awful as well compared to 1/2/3. This isn't nostalgia as quite frankly I absolutely hate Halo these days and I played Reach more than any other Halo game, just a straight up unbiased opinion.
  11. My brothers are big fans of the series so I've ended up playing pretty much every installment in the series sans Wars because that lacked co-op and the series is, like pretty much every shooter bar the Battlefront series, at best, meh for me. Considering my dislike for playing online, it's probably not too hard to figure out why I'm not Halo's biggest fan but I'll give a quick rundown of my thoughts on each game in the series because I'm bored.

    I actually really liked Combat Evolved when I first played it, the campaign was great (still can build up the motivation to go through it again on the Anniversary edition) and another plus was the demos including on the disc (I recall some Oddworld game & some Frenzy game that was essentially a collection of mini-games [like ones in the style of Mario Party]). Halo 2 had a lot of flaws but it's my favorite of the series entirely because my brothers are big fans and that's the version we played the most since my second brother (who isn't technically my brother) left to college around Halo 3's release (Unless I'm completely messing up dates and there was some other reason we didn't continue). But yeah, we played local multiplayer, came up with our own stories & characters, introduced a ton of world-building and it was just a lot of fun. Oh, and it's also the only games campaign that I didn't beat on Legendary, I typically hate playing on any difficulty lower than the that but I made an exception for that one. Halo 3 was awful. Again, I mostly played these for the campaigns and this series campaign was ungodly boring until like the last three levels were it finally got fun. However because of how monotonous and lifeless the first however many levels were, it took me over a year to actually get around to beating it. Hate that game.

    ODST I still haven't finished its campaign. Honestly, it might be the best from what I've played. It plays within a more unique narrative structure and seems to put more emphasis on character than the other ones did, which means it should be my favorite of the series but I just couldn't get into it. And my brother doesn't seem to high on it either so he never pestered me to finish it like he did with Halo 3. What salvages this game is Firefight mode, which was by far the funnest mode in any Halo game in my opinion and it's removal in 4 is my biggest gripe about that game. Reach's campaign was pretty good in my opinion. The emphasis on character here didn't exactly succeed, like if I cared about any of their deaths I sure don't remember it. Can only recall like two members on the team but you know what, I do recall appreciating the effort. I thought the space battle portion of the campaign was awful but you know, I also appreciate the fact that they were actually willing to step outside the comfort zones. They didn't manage to make that fun but at least they threw some variety in there. Reach is probably my third favorite game in the series as it still had firefight. Finally Halo 4's campaign is one of my favorites of the series. Everything else about the game pisses me off but I liked the main story mode well enough.

    So yeah, overall it's okay. I can have fun with the series but ultimately it just doesn't appeal to me that much. I get bored quickly with them and while Halo 2 holds a special place in my heart, I couldn't care less about the rest of the series, even though I enjoyed a few others fine. That stated, Red Vs. Blue is tangibly related so I just shout out that that series was awesome for awhile (season 6-10 particularly with a couple misses within those [I think seven sucked], haven't watched it after the first couple in 11).
  12. They ruined the multiplayer.

    Halo CE and Halo 2 are my favorites. I enjoyed playing halo 4, but my black ass plays L4D2 so dont take my opinion to seriously.
  13. Myself and Fooq might hop on H3 for a bit.
  14. Excuse me?
  15. You never heard about the surgery i got? No pancake butt for this guy
  16. :kratos: Pics or it didn't happen.