By sirkibble23 17 Comments
My wife saw me playing Halo and decided that she wanted to try her hand at it. I laughed, not because she wanted to play but because the last time she tried a first-person shooter (Modern Warfare 2), it didn't go over too well. She could not get the dual-control sticks down. We spend hours on the training mission teaching her how to coordinate her thumbs. So hearing that she wanted to try this, I was very amused.
After asking me what all the controls were, I decided to take her to Firefight on the newest Installation 04 but on Gruntpocalypse. It's pretty darn predictable and pretty much all points of the map can be seen from the middle of the map. Of course, she spent most of her time on the ground. She actually started out okay nailing a few headshots and even managing a double kill. She's only used to the 2D Sonic era so I think the freedom threw her off and she ended walking off the end of a cliff giving her the only death she had in her first match. She actually did okay. We played about 4 or 5 matches with me basically letting her get all the kills and if she was dire danger, I'd go in and kill some Grunts.
She was getting to a point where I didn't totally need to baby her anymore and she asked me to play like I normally do. I told her I'd get most of the kills cause it's on easy. She didn't care so we played. She actually got 54 kills and 2 deaths which was really good for her considering I was slaying everything else on the map. We tried one more and she got 52 kills and 0 deaths! Then we played one more on infinite rounds and 4 lives and she never died after 5 rounds! I actually died 3 times from random Grunt explosions and a Banshee blowing up on me. She 240 kills. I had 768. But she never died which I think was excellent.
She's ready for normal! That'll stretch her.