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7/18/2012 10:48:03 PM
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The greatest game of all time! :)

I should first explain that Halo Reach is my first Halo game. I do not have xbox live gold so my opinion is biased based on playing system link/splitscreen with my brothers. After playing Reach I got Halo 2 and Halo 3. Halo 2 was just bland and boring. Similar to Reach the campaign tried really hard to be epic and failed by having interesting characters. Halo 3 felt like a perfect film. Then, came the graphics. Halo Reach feels like the textures are too rounded and unrealistic. It feels like much of the game is copy paste. Halo 2 is the same and the graphics are just so sloppy. I was amazed at the detail of Halo 3. How unique the encounters were and I find brutes to be a lot more intersting than elites because elites flail in anger when you are winning a fight making them too boring. The level design was pretty bad in Halo 2 and Reach, but Halo 3 nailed it. It was fun to drive the vehicles and explore the bunkers throuhout. Cortana interupting you added more realism and added to it's film like feel. When comparing soundtracks it's pretty hard to pick a favorite. I like Reach's desert feel, but Halo 2 had a few good songs like High Charity. But the first thing I heard in Halo 3 was like no other. Hearing a tribal drum in a forest was just unbelievable. Then towards the end of the level there was an interesting choir like song. I really liked the song Never Forget. IMO the best song I've heard in the Halo series. Finally, gameplay. Halo Reach was fun, but I really see why people yern for Halo 3. Halo 2 was pretty much like Halo 3 except it missed a lot of the best weapons. Halo 2 had a cool sword, but everything else felt so fake. Shots would hit when I wasn't even close to the target. It felt like this game has a huge aim assist or something (don't know the term). Halo 3 you have to lead your shots and I found this a lot more satisfying. I think the needler. Also, the pistol in Halo 2 was pathetic and did no damage when I used it where the pistol in Halo 3 is almost as good as the BR. Rockets seemed to be more consistent in Halo 3. Lastly, the maps. Nothing compares to Halo 3 maps. Halo Reach and Halo 2 just have bland looking maps with a crappy dark colour pallet. Halo 3 had nice bright maps with lots of interesting shortcuts and detail. Halo 3 is just a perfect game. I really feel sad for missing out and I was wondering how many people still play it online? If enough people still play it, I might be able to convince my parents to purchase xbox live gold.
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  • CE - Beyond reproach. The best game of its time + by a mile. 2 - Added without subtracting. Infinitely replayable. A great effort. 3- Still better than any game without "Halo" in its title. ODST - Recaptured alot of CE's charm...yet... Reach - Eh...They crapped out another Halo. Which is still good...
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  • So Halo 2 has bad level design and Halo 3 doesn't? Halo 3's maps a linear as hell. Did you also know that some of Halo 3's maps are from Halo 2. Halo 3 having the beat soundtrack, really? Have you ever heard Halo 1's soundtrack? It's the same thing. I have no idea what you mean by Reach's graphics being round. I would rather have a realistic gritty military feeling than shooting bright lolipops.
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  • You do not belong to this forum if you are saying Halo 2 sucks. You don't know what a good game is. and Reach for me it's not considered Halo.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sliding Ghost [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 3 had nice bright maps with lots of interesting shortcuts and detail.[/quote]Too much detail can be a bad thing. Examples: CEA Silent Cartographer CEA Truth and Reconciliation Reach Nightfall[/quote] silent cartog and truth and recon were awesome...what are you talking about
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  • How do people say Halo 2 was bad? It was awesome back in the day.
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  • Just because your gun doesn't show up in cut scenes it makes the game worse? Right... [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sliding Ghost [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] toystory2wasok Halo 3 has arguably the worst story out of the bunch. Overall, Reach's story is the worst, but Halo 3's story and presentation is unforgivable.[/quote]Yeah the presentation died after the first level. Cortana moments were interesting at first (marines were curious about you) but then they got real annoying. Cutscenes failed to include our weapons (which was very prominent in Halo 2), preferring Master Chief's trademark AR, which appeared in every freaking cutscene afterward. Only 1 cutscene showed our weapon: Arby points at the Chieftain pushing Johnson into the building. I'd have to say that the return of the AR was 1) dishonorable since it turned out to be a pea shooter, only useful on lower difficulties, and had to be combined with melee to be effective 2) resulted in a weaker SMG 3) eliminated the above cutscene characteristic.[/quote]
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  • halo 2 came out on a different gen console than 3. So of course 3 has better graphics.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] toystory2wasok Halo 3 has arguably the worst story out of the bunch. Overall, Reach's story is the worst, but Halo 3's story and presentation is unforgivable.[/quote] This is funny. As an original Haloer, I can't say that I'm entirely thrilled with 3 on all levels. But to compare it to Reach...Well...that's a...reach... (Dr. Evil pinky to mouth)... 3 is far more compelling and worthwhile than 99% of what's out there IMO. Does it deliver in the way CE did ? No. But would I rather spend time in its world as opposed to anything else available...Heck yes. Heck yes. (Sorry for the language)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] toystory2wasok Halo 3 has arguably the worst story out of the bunch. Overall, Reach's story is the worst, but Halo 3's story and presentation is unforgivable.[/quote]Yeah the presentation died after the first level. Cortana moments were interesting at first (marines were curious about you) but then they got real annoying. Cutscenes failed to include our weapons (which was very prominent in Halo 2), preferring Master Chief's trademark AR, which appeared in every freaking cutscene afterward. Only 1 cutscene showed our weapon: Arby points at the Chieftain pushing Johnson into the building. I'd have to say that the return of the AR was 1) dishonorable since it turned out to be a pea shooter, only useful on lower difficulties, and had to be combined with melee to be effective 2) resulted in a weaker SMG 3) eliminated the above cutscene characteristic.
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  • Halo 3 has arguably the worst story out of the bunch. Overall, Reach's story is the worst, but Halo 3's story and presentation is unforgivable.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Isai16 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Water Beetle Why did you post this in the Halo 2 forum?[/quote] I really don't understand why he did this as well.[/quote] I think he adores the Halo 2 family opposed to the other Game Board's communities. I definitely do not blame him, either.
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  • Sorry about posting this here. I thought this was the Halo 3 forums. I clicked the wrong one and don't log in that much so I didn't realize it till now.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Multijirachi [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] da 70 70 hatred [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 2 was just bland and boring. [/quote] Halo 2 had unique maps with just enough detail to look stunning but not look over the top. The campaign has probally the best story in a Halo game to date (CE close second) and Multiplayer was balanced (Besides Noob Combo), fun (Team BR's on MidShip!) and vastly unique. No two games were the same. And you have to admit, Halo 2 clans were the greatest. I wish they return in H4 so Clan battles can return.[/quote] He never experienced Halo 2 Multiplayer on LIVE. Though I have to agree that the LIVE experience in Halo 2 was amazing. Whilst Halo 3 takes more skill and Reach takes less, Halo 2 still had this fun factor around it that made it far more enjoyable than many of the games. It was definitely a great experience and one of my first (console) online games.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] da 70 70 hatred [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 2 was just bland and boring. [/quote] Halo 2 had unique maps with just enough detail to look stunning but not look over the top. The campaign has probally the best story in a Halo game to date (CE close second) and Multiplayer was balanced (Besides Noob Combo), fun (Team BR's on MidShip!) and vastly unique. No two games were the same. And you have to admit, Halo 2 clans were the greatest. I wish they return in H4 so Clan battles can return.
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  • You should copy and paste this to the Halo 3 forum. It doesn't belong here, and people might be misinformed with the title. Halo 2 is overrated garbage, while Halo 3 is the greatest shooter of all time. I'm glad you share this view (to an extent I guess) and hope you post there! [Edited on 08.11.2012 3:09 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] da 70 70 hatred [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 2 was just bland and boring. [/quote] get out.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by[/b]: Elusiv1 Halo 2 was just bland and boring[/quote] :O Blasphemy! [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RetroMonster Its shocking for me to see people saying "Halo Reach was my first halo game..."[/quote] Most kids these days were only just newborns when Halo 2 came out. [Edited on 08.02.2012 10:34 AM PDT]
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  • Its shocking for me to see people saying "Halo Reach was my first halo game..." It's quite odd to me. However, welcome to the community.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 2 was just bland and boring. [/quote]>:0
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Water Beetle Why did you post this in the Halo 2 forum?[/quote] I really don't understand why he did this as well.
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  • Why did you post this in the Halo 2 forum?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 3 is just a perfect game. I really feel sad for missing out and I was wondering how many people still play it online? If enough people still play it, I might be able to convince my parents to purchase xbox live gold.[/quote] it's 12th place on most played xbox live games. also since january there is this $2 for 2 months deal going on. you can find it by searching the dashboard.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elusiv1 Halo 3 had nice bright maps with lots of interesting shortcuts and detail.[/quote]Too much detail can be a bad thing. Examples: CEA Silent Cartographer CEA Truth and Reconciliation Reach Nightfall [Edited on 07.19.2012 5:02 AM PDT]
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