Which Halo to get
I haven't played 4. And I really doubt I ever will.
But 3 and Reach were pretty good games. If you haven't played Halo 3, start that one up now. It will probably feel a little dated, but 3 had a really good sandbox campaign. More than half of the missions was just a bunch of vehicles, a ton of enemies, and a huge map.
Then I would play Reach, Reach's campaign was pretty cool. Then again maybe I liked running around with my own white and purple spartan. The space bits are worth it just for those alone, then again it just made me wish Bungie made the campaign revolve around space missions.
What's with this sudden claim that ODST is the best Halo? DIdn't everyone basically pan it at the time?
I'm of the mind that Reach is one of the best, but 3 would tie in nicely to 4 somewhat.
Really tempted to play the trilogy again...
I have no idea. ODST is fine, but I don't see how it's so good. If anything, it was a little weaker, because it was so short. I remember it being way shorter than a normal Halo game.
Anyways, go with Reach if you've played Halo 1, or Anniversary if you haven't.
@project343: Yes I have, and yes it does.
Then I think you are fucking crazy. There is a whole stretch of levels in that game that are complete bullshit and reek of artificially padding out the experience (Library, Two Betrayals, Keyes). I love Combat Evolved as much as the next guy, but them rose-tinted glasses are hella foggy, son.
My favourite from all the games has still been the first Halo, because of how the game let you explore this strange new land at your own pace. Just you, your assault rifle, magnum, and a warthog. The different ways you could approach a combat situation, the reactions from the covenant, and the pace of it all was just fun. Halo 4 feels more like oldschool Halo in my opinion. It's making me feel the way I felt playing Halo 1, like 343 Industries wanted to bring back what made Halo 1 so different. I'm just about to finish it on Legendary. Pretty sweet.
I personally liked Reach over halo 3. I have the Anniversary one still to get through... Listening to the Librarian cutsceme about killed it .....
But that doesn't matter anymore. Giantbomb, and Drew in particular, have broken my spirit. I was not going to get Halo 4., at least right away..But after so much exposure and Drew doing the TNT and all, I slunk down to Fry's today and got a copy. (BTW, F***ing Amazon thursday was wanting an extra 9.00 dollars for Sat delivery..why??????)
But I liked Reach because it played well for me, and I liked the story(grim/sometimes sad)
The Master Cheif thing gets a little annoying to me, though I have to say the beginning cutscene to Halo 4 was kind of suprising/interesting....
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