Halo 3 is an excellent first person shooter
Halo 3 is one of those games people love to hate. It's up there in the league of World of Warcraft and Grand Theft Auto where it's considered to be somewhat trendy to express your hate of the game whether you even played it or not. I admit that as a hardcore PC gamer for a long time I hated my fair share on Halo despite being a huge fan of the original when it made its debut on the PC platform all those years back. I have to say one thing though, Halo 3 is simple fun and to put it simply this game is a blast to play and some of the most fun I've had in a while with any game.
Technologically, Halo 3 is 'good'. The graphics look great in some parts and mediocre in others. The graphics really aren't the big attraction to the game though. They look good and that is all I ever asked for. The characters models of the Spartans and Elites look good in multi-player and single player but the other character models namely your comrades look simply 'o.k'. I have no gripe with the graphics though, the effects in the games look nice and your weapons all look great when you wield them. Halo 3 though is not the graphical achievement that Halo 1 or 2 was though at their time.
As far as gameplay though Halo 3 is as simple as it gets, luckily this is done to a perfection almost. The vehicles and shooting play is just plain fun to do and it's especially great when you are online or playing co-op with a friend. Piling into a vehicle and shooting things may not sound like a blast on paper but trust me it's one of the best experiences I've had while gaming. Simple truly does taste better when it comes to playing Halo 3.
Halo 3 has a beefy single player as well a very good multi-player. The single player campaign is very fun and there is good variety in it. They make sure that by the end of the game you'll use every vehicle, every gun, and everything there is to do in the game. Collecting skulls and achievements encourage play throughs of the games. With friends the Halo 3 campaign is amazing and great fun. It's a bit short sure but what FPS these days isn't. The multi-player is the strongest part of Halo 3. With double XP weekends and very fun ranked and socials playlists, you'll be playing this for a long time. The ranking system is very good as well as the customization you can put into your armor. There is also hardcore playlists for those who are looking to compete with the MLG and other leagues. Though there are some people in the community who are less then fun to play with, most of the people in the game are great people and I have had great experiences playing with them. It's not hard to meet a friendly group of guys to team up with and play ranked team games with. The bad eggs in the community are quite exaggerated.
Overall, Halo 3 is a very fun game and you'll quite enjoy it I assure you. I don't even follow the Halo story but the campaign was great. The multi-player will last for hundreds of hours if you let it and the game is simple and fun to play. Anyone with a 360 owes it to themselves to buy this game since it's just plain great.