By SpawnMan 48 Comments
I barely made it to university today after spending over 2 hours playing Halo Reach last night. I foolishly decided I'd start a campaign mission on Legendary solo, in hopes of eventually unlocking the 'Monument to all your sins' achievement. Starting it only an hours before I had to sleep was a big mistake, so things were already looking bad for me, even if I didn't notice it myself.
I chose the level Nightfall on a whim and began. Holy f*ck the allied AI is terrible! Jun could barely kill grunts! And he'd stick so friggin' close to me that he'd attract all the elites to kill me. I was forever trying to push him off ledges to actually engage some enemies, but he just came straight back up like a retarded dog playing fetch. "No piss off Jun! Go away!" And then that was usually followed by the sound of an angry elite zealot. "Look Spawn Man! Look who I brought to play! He seems nice!" And then said elite kills me. Every. Single. Damn. Time.
So I barely scraped through it with Jun's piss-poor attempts at sniping, dying at least a bazillion times. Once I got the whole quick sniping down to a fine art, I could handle most of the lesser elites. So everything was looking up! I was super tired by this point because I'd been at the game for nearly 2 hours. I reached the point where you have to defend Jun from hunters etc while he sabotages the spire/pylon thingy and was relieved because I knew the end was near.
So I defend him and head off. I die a few times at the next phase and think of using Jun as a distraction while I snipe everyone else. Then I realize Jun ISN'T EVEN THERE! I search everywhere for him. Eventually I find him. AT THE BOTTOM OF A F*CKING CLIFF!! I try everything to get him to come back up, but he just sits there. Why the hell isn't he teleported back up to the top? Especially since I can't jump down there without dying. A hunter must of pushed him off - and since he's not a killable character, he doesn't die. So why hasn't Bungie thought of fixing this since there's no railing next to the pylon and hunters are notorious for punting humans across the place.
Another half hour and I pushed through it. I did have a minor melt down after realizing I just wasted 2 hours of my life and now would have to use every inch of my limited skill to finish the campaign. I threw a cardboard box at my floor and it gave me a huge paper cut on my thumb webbing, so I had to play the last sections with one and a half hands. Luckily, I found the wonders of the plasma pistol! And with that gem, which I wish I had remembered SOONER, I finally managed to finish the level.
All I have to say is crap. Holy crap. Legendary solo is going to be maarveelousss.... Sigh. : (