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Playing Halo 3, why am I having fun with video games again?


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#1 Motoko.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:40

I liked Halo 4's multiplayer but going back to Halo 3, I actually miss the old style of play. It was a winning formula that shouldn't have been tampered with.

Well I guess that's that..


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:07

Ok.

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#3 webeagle12

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:27

brool story co!!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:31

brool story co!!


stop this.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:46

Halo 3 was a terrible game.

The only good Halo was the first one. Back before Bungie got arrogant and ****ty.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:10

I agree with you. I wish it would come to Steam.

#7 OP Motoko.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:32

I agree with you. I wish it would come to Steam.


Do those rumors have any merrit?

It'd be an instant buy if it came on steam with all the maps included

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:46

Halo 3 was a terrible game.

The only good Halo was the first one. Back before Bungie got arrogant and ****ty.

All the old games are better than 4. Tbh, 3 had it about right between the three original games. Bungie just listened to the competitive community a bit too much and decimated vehicular combat on almost all the maps, including Avalanche which was specifically designed for vehicular mayhem.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:03

All the old games are better than 4. Tbh, 3 had it about right between the three original games. Bungie just listened to the competitive community a bit too much and decimated vehicular combat on almost all the maps, including Avalanche which was specifically designed for vehicular mayhem.


I no longer own an XBox, but I did for a while and absolutely love the storyline for Halo. I always got annoyed at the multiplayer though. I prefer more "realistic" combat. Hardcore mode on Call of Duty is always fun for me, or if I'm wanting some futuristic space shooter action, Killzone 3 is really fun for me. Halo always got under my skin, even though I was actually pretty decent at multiplayer, because the winning combination was to spray bullets while running toward your opponent and then melee them as soon as you're within melee range. I always wondered why dumping an entire magazine into somebody never killed them, but punching them in the back of the head was an instant kill. Somebody throw a grenade at your feet? Jump, and there's a good chance it will just launch you into the air a bit and you'll survive.

As far as the campaign mode goes though, there are a lot of memorable moments throughout the Halo series. I haven't played 4 though, and have no real desire to unless it comes to Playstation, because I'm extremely happy with my Playstation 3. It has lasted longer than both of the XBox 360s I owned combined.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:23

Do those rumors have any merrit?

It'd be an instant buy if it came on steam with all the maps included

Nope, Microsoft doesn't care about PC gaming, they're all Xbox.

Really quite funny considering how they still want people to use DirectX over OpenGL too.

#11 George P

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:33

Having devs use DirectX and keeping halo a Xbox only game are two different things. You don't see other console poster franchises come to the PC do you? Not unless we're running an emulator. I don't see Nintendo bringing it's Mario games to the PC, or any of sonys big name first party games coming to the PC either. Why should Halo be different now? Just because the first 2 were?

#12 Jose_49

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:15

Halo 3 Maps are amazing :)

Guardian, Construct, Narrows, The Pit, Valhalla, Epitaph... Crap! I'm getting excited again! Seems I'll be playing them again too XDDD

I'm still wondering why 343i hasn't fixed maps variety (forge maps) for Team Slayer., though. : /

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:23

Any past Halo is better than Halo 4 multiplayer. I think just multi-player wise I would rank 1 > 2 > R > 3 > 4.

On a related note: I think the increased graphical fidelity in Halo4 actually bothers me during multi-player. I find it relatively difficult to tell things apart or may be it is just bland repetitive design of maps. The majestic map pack addresses the size problem but I don't think they have done enough on the look of them.
Their much-talked about playtests have ruined the fun part of the game over the years IMO. It was fun having more people on smaller maps (remember wizard/Longest/Foundation?) but all of that was sacrificed in the name of ****ing balance.

#14 George P

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 14:13

The only problem I have with the halo 4 maps are that most are too big for normal 4v4 team slayer but I quite like the maps on big team slayer.

#15 Jose_49

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 15:59

The Majestic map pack is awesome ;).

Best Halo 4 maps up to date!