By jimmah7 15 Comments
I just finished the single player campaign and I've got some gripes. I played through the whole game on heroic and I was fine with this difficulty until about the seventh level. That's when the game reverted to the old halo format of kill one guy, run as far away as possible to get a checkpoint and then run back. Rinse. Repeat. It becomes a battle of attrition with the biggest casualty being the fun. I think the reason I had such a boring, grind-y time towards the end is the unavoidable fact that the AI is too intelligent. Almost at all times I felt like I was outgunned and out-skilled. The enemies went as far as tagging me with a plasma grenade seconds after I died (almost every time) as if they were programmed with taunt functionality. Don't even get me started on how much of a chore it was to kill the super elites that were white or the zealot class elites that are seemingly the only beings sentient enough to wield two weapons in this iteration. Anyone that is tired of a two hunter encounter, please raise your hand now. *Fervent hand-raising with a sad face* Keep in mind that all of my complaints are based on Heroic mode. I probably would be bald from ripping out my hair if I had tried to play on Legendary. Ok I think those are all of things that I didn't like. Moving on to the good .
I DID like the story quite a bit. Everyone had pretty epic deaths. Oh wait, except for Kat. It almost seemed like they wasted all their creative juices on making awesome deaths for everyone else and then just said f*** it. Running into unknown snipers is good enough. I won't judge though, because maybe some people thought it had a deeper meaning? The jetpack was a pretty neat addition to the game even though I only used it for the one portion of the game where it was required. Actually the only thing I ever used was Run, which was a welcome addition to the game.
Well I suppose I'll play the multiplayer for an hour or two before putting this game to bed.