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7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

From Bungie With Love 0

 Right off the bat, let's get one thing straight here. Halo 3: ODST is a Halo game-- more specifically, Halo 3 with some slight tweaks. The core gameplay is all still here, just as strong as it's always been. If you've never been a fan of Halo's style of gameplay however, ODST is not going to change your mind. Some periphery elements have been changed, but at the core there is little different in ODST that will attract new players. That fact might seem elementary, but it's important to remember;...

49 out of 50 found this review helpful.

Sometimes low expectations are a really good thing.. 0

I´ve played through all of the Halo games at least once and I enjoy them as shooters. But I´m not a huge fan of the universe and I don´t think I´ve played the multiplayer even once. I´ve always managed to get caught up in the hype machine for each game but this time I was kind of unaffected by it. I still decided to pick ODST up and boy did I benefit from my low expectations. I went in expecting an ok expansion for Halo 3 but before the campaign was over I ended up feeling like this is my favori...

21 out of 23 found this review helpful.

Oh, how Dusty. 0

  I could’ve sworn that the appetite for Halo was long ago sated. We already got not one but three very sizable shooters. All of which were very similar (albeit incrementally improving) titles that involve largely the same identical marines-hurting-aliens gameplay. Halo 3 was a sufficient finale, offering more of the same chunky levels, all co-op friendly, a strong online component and neatly closing up the story so that the human race need no longer fear the threat of the strange alien alliance...

20 out of 27 found this review helpful.

ODST is a short albeit enjoyable experience. 0

Halo 3: ODST takes place during the ending events of Halo 2 and the beginning of Halo 3. The Covenant have found Earth and are landing in the South African city of New Mombasa. Instead of reprising your old role as the Master Chief you play as an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) and are known as 'The Rookie.' You also have a squad comprising of five other ODSTs. We are first introduced to the squad as they are preparing to drop down in to New Mombasa, and sooner than you would expect you are in...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Prepare to Drop - Into Halo 3.2 0

Halo 3: ODST is a side story in the Halo universe about a small squad of ODSTs that drop into the city of New Mombasa that exists somewhere in Africa.  This title is intended to have a fundamentally different feel from the core Halo games, since the Master Chief is nowhere to be seen, and you take control of "ordinary humans" in the fight across the city.  Thematically, this works well.  The storyline is based on a group of people, rather than focusing on the one man army that is the Master Chie...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Campaign: too short, "detective part" boring. 0

A friend of mine and I like to play Halo on cooperative.  We've finished both Halo 2 and Halo 3 together, so you can imagine we were pretty excited for a new campaign to play through together.   When I purchased Halo 3, he'd come over about once a week and we'd play for a few hours.  It took us about a month of this to beat the first one... it was a pretty good and lengthy quest, and there was a lot of parts we wanted to replay.  Halo 3 ODST took us about two nights of this.  The campaign is far...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Can Bungie's Flagship Shooter Survive Without Its Chief? 0

  This review is divided into parts for the purpose of preserving those precious eyes you intend to use during  your twenty-four hour gaming binges. You can choose whether to learn about my thoughts on the flavorful series that is Halo, ODST's vanilla campaign, its fruity multiplayer concoction, or all of the above. Whatever you do, do not mix the three. Enjoy. A Backwards Glance At The Halo Series If you've played any video games over the past decade, you may have heard of a relatively unknown...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

More Quality Halo: Fun, But Limited Changes 0

Halo is a great franchise that I've loved and spent a lot of time with, but I can't say I've kept up with Halo 3's multiplayer, largely in part due to DLC eventually becoming pretty necessary to enjoy most of it. Then Halo 3: ODST rolls around, offering a new, unique Halo story with the multiplayer coop that I've loved. A new wave survival mode, that, based off similar attempts, I know I'll love. A whole second disc with all the up to date (for now) map packs so I can finally play the multiplaye...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

For a Halo game made by Bungie, this is a disappointment 0

I came into this game with low expectations. From the gameplay videos, interviews, previews, and whatever else I saw, it looked like it was going to be Halo 3, but played from a different perspective with a new game mode added to get some more money.   It turns out that's pretty much what I got. To start off, I'd like to point out that I enjoyed Halo greatly. The second wasn't as great, but the multiplayer kept me playing for hours. The third nearly brought me back to the Halo 1 days in terms of...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Crash Landing 0

Games like ODST make me wish for a simpler time: a time of PC gaming. It seems like eons ago, but I remember when a developer would make a game, and if they wanted to add content, they would release an expansion pack for another $20 or so. They realized that charging full price for a game they had already released just because they added a few more levels or missions would be a rip off and, more likely than not, no one would buy it. Yet here comes Halo 3: ODST, brazenly waving it's ridiculous $7...

8 out of 17 found this review helpful.

Underwhelming but with some decent ideas 0

     Halo has always been about up front, in your face action and ODST attempts to shake up the formula a bit. It’s more or less an expansion off of Halo 3, but it does add some unique components like Firefight that make it stand out.   Hunters are pretty damned scary in this game. Seriously.It may retain the Halo name but once you kick-off the campaign you’ll notice some major changes to the gameplay. For one, you control an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST) who isn’t nearly as...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Great overall package 0

Halo 3: ODST is a very nice follow up to Halo 3 from a couple years back, offering a slightly new approach to the series, while still keeping in tact what you enjoyed about past Halo games. The game offers up an interesting storyline for the most part told through flashbacks that you'll play through as you uncover hints throughout the city. The campaign is relatively short, but is an absolute blast to play with friends. The environments feel a bit more open than past Halo games, which is a put m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's recycled content but Bungie made it work 0

Chevy has currently been working on a new Corvette model that uses recycled parts from the current ZR1 model and the older Z06 model and their calling it the Grand Sport. Somehow, someway, Chevrolet put all the parts together to create something is desirable and worth getting.  The same could almost be said about Halo 3: ODST. Bungie has taken pieces from Halo 3 and have reused them to create a new experience that is desirable but not so much worth getting in every case. You have to take ODST fo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oh Dear, ST 0

I have been a fan of the Halo series since combat evolved arrived on my, now retired, PC, and so thought it my duty to try this stand alone expansion out for myself. I completed it in two modest evening sessions on Co-Op with a friend on legendary difficulty, and also tried my hand at the new, co-op friendly, Firefight mode. In a nutshell, ODTS’s campaign is essentially one flashback after another, as you play the speechless character, imaginably dubbed, The Rookie, who wakes up after a 6 hour ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If you liked Halo 3, you're almost sure to like Halo 3: ODST 0

  Halo 3: ODST is not a full-fledged sequel to Halo 3, nor is it an expansion pack in the true meaning of the word. It comes packing with a decently-sized new campaign, and one new multiplayer mode, called Firefight. On top of that, it comes with Halo 3's complete multiplayer package, including all the downloadable content as of yet released for it. If you liked previous Halo games, you'll probably like this one, and at a reduced price, it's most definitely an attractive package.  Despite...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A insubstantial iteration on an all-too-familiar formula 0

The Halo franchise is incredibly popular, and for very good reasons.  The gameplay and visual style are both excellent, and to many gamers out there the narrative surrounding that universe goes right up there with beloved sci-fi settings such as Star Wars.  Still, aside from a few minor changes between each iteration on the series, Bungie has done little to innovate on their own formula.  With Halo 3: ODST, however, they’ve finally stepped away from Master Chief and have given themselves a chanc...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Its What Halo 2 Should Have Been. 0

If you were one of those people waiting for Halo 2 with baited breath got the midnight release and took the game home looked at the case saw THE FINAL FIGHT FOR EARTH saw the early E3 videos with the earth combat and it looked awesome awe inspiring then you played 3 levels on earth then off to another halo and you died a little inside this game is for you. Its not perfect its not the second coming in fact its pretty standard Halo here but its on earth and it feels like the missing chapter in Hal...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Oh, DST 0

I have had an unusually hard time writing this review for Halo 3 : ODST, in part, I suspect, because I am so conflicted in how I feel about it.  Half of me (the Halo fanboy half) loves it wholly and completely, while the other half can sometimes find nothing but faults.  ODST is very much like night and day, both literally and figuratively, in that way - inspiring equal parts giddy-adoration and controller-splitting abhorrence.  So, let's start with the bad news, shall we? Oh, DST, how I scorn ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An adventure worth experiencing, but not worth purchasing. 0

  Like it or hate it Halo has changed the way shooters are made and the way shooters are perceived on console. It also was also the game that probably justified many people's purchase of an original Xbox. Come Halo 2 and Halo 3 it became very much the same situation. But the fight was finished in Halo 3 and the story of Master Chief came to a climactic end in 2007, however Bungie said that others have yet to finish their fight in the Halo universe and what we got this year was Halo 3: ODST.  ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If you like Halo 3 you will like this 0

Having thoroughly enjoyed the previous Halo games I was looking forward to ODST. Especially since it seems I am one of the few that had fun with the single player in all the previous games. The single player is a bit shorter than any of the previous games, but it is by no means too short for a full game. The story telling method is totally new to the series. It works with the main character being in an over world and finding points to initiate flash back stories. The last piece of the story...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If you’re a Halo fan, you know what to do, if not, become one. 0

 Coming 2yrs after the release of Halo 3 is this tight little expansion, Halo 3 ODST. If you’re a Halo fan, you know what to do, if not, this game won’t change your mind…..8/10. The Good – More Halo, that’s really good to me, which means top notch console first person shooter action. The storyline is a fresh take on the usual formula, you get to see different takes from different character perspectives. It all takes place during Halo 2, basically experiencing a portion of what went down in New M...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

SHORT BUT FUN, HALO: ODST PROVES THE HALO UNIVERSE STILL AS LEGS. 0

SHORT BUT FUN, HALO: ODST PROVES THE HALO UNIVERSE STILL AS LEGS. Playing a first-person shooter based Halo game without being the iconic Master Chief is rather odd at first, though in the end it seems to be a welcomed change. WhenBungie Studios first announced Halo: Recon, it was originally intended to be a side expansion built using the Halo 3 engine. A total name change and a new so called 'full game experience' later, ODST looks to offer Halo fans a different take on a now familiar formula. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Halo 3 ODST 0

NOTE: I ORGINALLY WROTE THIS REVIEW IN SEPTEMBER OF 2009. SOME OF THE ASPECTS OF THIS REVIEW MAY SEEM SLIGHTLY DATED, SUCH AS THE PRICE. ALSO, THE 3 NEW MULTIPLAYER MAPS CAN NOW BE DOWNLOADED FOR THE ORIGINAL HALO 3.  Alright let's start from the beginning. Halo was revolutionary for it's time, and introduced a lot of gameplay mechanics that we see in FPS's today. Let's jump forward 8 years. With two sequals under it's belt, Halo has become one of the most popular game series of the past two gen...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mini-review: "Halo 3: ODST" 0

This game was overall amazing, but since I'm guessing you won't take my word for it, I'll tell you why.First off, I'm not a Halo fanboy. I do like the franchise, but I'm more for CoD myself. Now onto the review.Campaign: I'm guessing a lot of the fans wanted to know what the game was like outside of what Master Chief sees, well then this is the game for you. But this game is also good for newcomers, too. You can see what is happening in New Mombasa. And you get a sort of insight into why the Cov...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

We are ODST! \../ 0

 Lets start off by saying IT ROCKS!!!! lolBut yes,ill go point by point for this review1.MusicIts fantastic!its so different compared to the other halos,and sets the mood in so many ways. Lonely,chaotic,frantic,scary.Favorite song at the moment is SkylineMix of all different types of music in one,kind of blade Runner-ish?/Detective flick2.GameplayWow what can i say?they have done a great job:)Vehicle action has always  been spectacular,and is no different in ODST Gun play is fun,but it is ''halo...

1 out of 14 found this review helpful.

FUN!! 0

ODST is fun, it has good campagin and in my opinion I think its kind of better than the original halo 3, it's nice that it has all DLC maps, but it is kind of crappy for the people who bought the maps before it came out, but atleast we still had fun playing them before this came out, but it's cool that they give you an oprotunity to get recon armour but it will probobly get overused by players, firefight mode is pretty fun to, and the graphics didnt change to much and they give you a new mode wh...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Halo 3:ODST 0

Now it's easy to look at Halo 3: ODST as just a easy cash-in for bungie, but once you play it and see how much new stuff is here, you might ( like I did) see a truly great new game. In the story mode of ODST you'll play as the Rookie, who by some very tragic events finds himself all alone in the dark war torn city of New mombasa.   Your time with the rookie is spent mostly on looking for your lost sqaud, you'll find evidence of they're presence all around the city and once you find one of these ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Halo 3: ODST is a solid expansion to Halo 3 0

Halo 3: ODST is the new expansion to Bungie's extremely popular first person shooter Halo 3 which was released two years ago on the Xbox 360. Now it is important to remember this is an EXPANSION, not a full fledged Halo game.    The game puts you in the shoes of an O.D.S.T(Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) simply called the Rookie by your squad mates which is refreshing for a change since previously you were only able to play as the Master Chief and the Arbiter in previous games. The game begins with ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nothing Much Expected If You Already Own Halo 3 0

Halo 3 ODST is an expansion pack prequel to the previous game from Bungie "Halo 3", and to be honest this game was just plain boring with nothing new. It uses the same engine from the previous halo games and really, it's getting old. If you played Halo 3, then this game is nothing more than a piece of crap from Bungie. It carries the same engine for a two year old game. Who the hell want's to play a game with an engine that's two years old and there are other many great games like Modern Warfare...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Halo 3: ODST - Combat Humanized 0

    Pros:  *The most interesting and atmospheric Halo campaign ever. * Firefight is all sorts of awesome. * Sadie's Story offers a  touching citizens perspective to the militaristic Halo universe. Cons:  * Campaign is short. *  * Second disc is mostly useless for Halo fans. *You spend way too much time in Visor mode. Halo 3: ODST is the next step in the Halo series that people may not have been expecting. As an expansion whose purpose is to tide us over until the next big Halo game (AKA Halo:...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Halo 3: ODST 0

 ODST has caught some flack from various sources for charging full price for less than a full product. I can't totally justify speaking either way because I paid twenty dollars less, but I don't see how the game is worth less than others in the series. It might just come from the fact that there's a 3 in the title and the words "expansion pack" were tossed around early on. The game does feel like a side story, developing events that take place at the same time as the second half of Halo 2, and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Halo 3 ODST is worth the wait 0

So, after playing Halo 3 your expectations for ODST should be quite high, you may also be expecting new innovations in the Halo series and a game thats worth the full price tag, not just an expansion. ODST delivers on almost everything.ODST's story is nothing special but the way it is set up is, you play as the Rookie in an openworld night-time city, and search for clues for each of your squadmates, everytime you find a clue you are taken back to play as a different character and find out how th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Better than Halo 3. 0

Halo 3: ODST was supposed to be a short expansion but in time it became a full game. Campaign is better than Halo 3 was, Firefight is fun with friends and disc 2 contains all content for Halo 3’s multiplayer. No Halo fan should be without ODST in his or her collection. THIS IS HOW A STORY SHOULD BE TOLD Master Chief made a quick visit to New Mombasa, but then he continued his fight into space. Of course that didn’t stop the fighting in New Mombasa. A small group of Orbital Drop Shock Troo...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Is a great game. 0

I thinks this game is fantastic, it makes another kick ass game in Halo franchise besides the firtst Halo. I do agree with We are ODST! \../ The music goes with the game, is really good, it has an special attachment to the environment in the game, like if you spect something to happen in the game. Graphics are great, what else can I say about the game is great, the gameplay and story line. Is a game where you want to kick ass....

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Halo 3: ODST or Halo 3: Mombasa Noire 0

  There are a lot of things I really liked about Halo 3: ODST, and there are a lot of things that bugged me about Halo 3: ODST.   That sentence should nicely sum up my review score. Spoiler Warning! This game is a Halo game.  What does this mean?   There will be a mission where you have to destroy a tank while on foot.   There will be a tank driving mission.   There will be points where you have to hold out against waves of enemies.   There will be lots and lots of grunts saying lots and lots ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Solid shooting, but the rest falls flat 0

The ShortPros- All new single player set during Halo 2 but on earth- Play as somebody other than Master Chief (finally)- Handful of new weapons- New Firefight mode- Story is a very different approach than the other Halo games- Nathan Fillion does a voice in it- Includes a disc for the complete Halo 3 multiplayer experienceCons- Story is stale and doesn't pack promised emotional punch- Firefight is friends only; no open matchmaking- Not much different from Halo 3- While it's nice to have a Halo 3...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Prepare to drop! 0

(review originally posted at http://blog.hntdaab.co.uk)   Its an undeniable fact – Halo is one of our favourite pastime’s landmark franchises, up there next to Metal Gear Solid, Mario and Half Life. It has sold over 27 million copies over all the games. In 2007, Halo 3 was released to “finish the fight” to a rapturous audience. Now its expansion/semi sequel is released to perhaps a bit less hype. After all the story of the Chief is over. Who wants to play another Halo game? Well, ODST is a new s...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Secret Short Review 003- Halo 3 ODST 0

HALO 3: ODST  + Single-player is extremely moody.  + ODST characters are much more human than the cast of previous Halo games, with a great voice cast. - Firefight becomes really mundane, really quickly.  - No Firefight matchmaking or customization  - Basically an expansion pack for Halo 3  A giant hype machine with insanely high production costs, an amazing vocal cast and great musical score, for some reason I couldn't help but think about 2005's Advent Rising. While the Halo Reach beta wa...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

ODST has it's flaws but it's still a fun game. 0

 Halo 3 ODST play much like Halo 3. More like Halo: Combat Evolved, actually. Gone is dual wielding and deployable equipment. Fall damage and the original health model are back. For those unfamiliar with Combat Evolved there a recharging health system called "stamina". Take damage and if you wait long enough with out taking any more you as good as new. If you take to much you'll start taking damage on a base health bar and the only to recover it is finding health packs.To some this will feel lik...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

We Go Feet First 0

There's very little to be said about Halo 3: ODST that many people haven't already discovered for themselves.  As a Bungie game, based in the Halo Universe, hopes were always high for this one.  Sadly, much of the game fails to please the vast majority of people.  I must start here by stating I am a very big fan of ODST: I think it is a very well made game, and is highly enjoyable, however I cannot fail to see the inherent bad decisions which were made with it.  FPS games have always been my pre...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Takes me back. 0

Halo 3 ODST takes us back to the feel of halo 1. This is based on the fact that we are in a new location and setting. We have seen the city in Halo 2 but the city is given a new look that adds a new color and sheen to the city. There are two looks to the game that give you two different types of gameplay. The dark foreboding feel of night with red lights guiding you. With the gameplay of stealth and being on your own.  A bright vivid light that will set you with other soldiers in bigger open bat...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Prepare for Firefight! 0

WARNING: May contain Spoilers and/or Bad Language.  Halo 3 was one of the most anticipated titles and the best selling game in 2007 in the US.  It included amazing features such as: Video Recording and Forge.  How does Halo 3: ODST stand against it's predecessor?  The story takes place between Halo 2 and Halo 3, in the city of New Mombasa.  You play as The Rookie, an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST), you and your squad drop into the city to clear Covenant forces.  During the drop, you and your ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It's definitely a Halo game! 0

It’s clear that the Halo franchise has so much support that Bungie is able to experiment with future game choices by looking into other areas knowing that a loyal fan base will relish any more opportunities to bask in the Halo universe, in the past this as resulted in such opportunities as Halo wars as well as books and anime. Using these incentives ODST was born. Taking the spotlight away from our faceless hero, and placing it on a group of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, we get to see the fight f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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