Friday, September 28, 2007


The Halo Hype

"Halo 3 is the reason the Xbox 360 exists."

"Halo 3 has officially become the biggest entertainment launch in history, garnering an estimated $170 million in sales in the United States alone in the first 24 hours."

This guy is evidently happy about getting a copy:

I keep reading this same message over and over on different game reviews of the much hyped Halo 3. I personally have never really played the previous 2 Halo games. I am more into the real war re-enactment type games such as Call of Duty.

Peer pressure got the best of me and I splurged for the game the day after its release. I admit that the Solo missions and Co-op are a lot of fun to play, but the multi-player game leaves something to be desired. I know there are millions of Halo fans out there that would disagree with me, and thats fine. Cant you just hear the masses now chanting "N0ooOOOb". One thing I despise about online play is how unorganized it is. If you do not have a large group of friends to play the game with, there are little to no tactics involved in team play. More like a bunch of people running and jumping and shooting...thats it. Not to mention that is all your character can

Wont they just die? The beautiful thing about call of duty games is when you shoot someone, they die. In Halo you can empty an entire clip into someone just to watch them run up and pimp slap you with their laser-plasma-pink needle flinging-thingy majig. Thats entire blast of bullets from your machine gun has no apparent effect on the enemy, but slap them with the butt of your gun for instant death. Evidently body armor can withstand the penetration of lead but not the blunt impact of your star wars pistol.

Now that the Call of Duty 4 beta is coming to an end, I will be forced to play Halo until November 5th. Who knows, I may learn to like it after all.