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Halo the truth!!
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29 / M / San Francisco, CA
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Posted 12/15/06
Halo as a game sucks but the multiplayer online is big because you could bring in friends and play in the multi teams and whatnot. But other than that, it's not that fun. The actual campaign mode is boring and lame. Or maybe people out there are not real gamers? Not being able to recognize what a true fps is? It's just a thought...
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Posted 12/17/06
Oh man, as much as I like to show my distaste for the Halo 2 game, I am unable to defend you Halo-haters right now unless you provide support for your reasoning. Since Half-Life 2 seems to be the game everyone pits Halo 2 against, I will use the game.

First off: the plot
Plot-wise, Halo 2 is very similar to the other fps games you mentioned. There are aliens. You are the main hero. You must save humanity from the aliens. The only difference is when in time you are saving humanity from the aliens.

Second: "faceless game hero"
Not to burst your bubble, but Half-Life 2 and the other fps games you listed didn't exactly have the most thrilling heros either. HL2 had a protagonist who was supposedly a physics genius. How does he show his smarts? By pushing buttons of course! Let's not forget that HL2 had no actual cutscenes where the player gets to see Gordan. It also helps that they released books and a graphic novel for Halo.

Third: graphics
Graphics-wise, both have their strengths and weaknesses. Halo 2's strength is in their environment while Half-Life 2's strength is their character models. Half-Life 2 has a lot of "flat" objects while Halo 2 has a "plastic" models. Before we get into a better argument of graphics between HL2 and Halo 2, we need to determine if we're comparing the XBox versions or the PC versions since both have been released on both the XBox and the PC. If we're comparing the XBox versions, I believe Halo 2's graphics were better than Half-Life 2's. If we're comparing it on the PC, this is just going to turn into a 'who has better specs' argument.

Fourth: multiplayer
Honestly, I hated Halo 2 online. I loved multiplayer in Halo but after Halo 2 came out, I lost interest in multiplayer with the game. A lot of the top players on XBox Live are "modders" (although I heard that it's been getting better) which shows the weakness in Halo 2's multiplayer. At least with Steam, there are fewer people who hack. I also didn't like the behavior of a lot of people on Halo 2 online. The random 'let me talk about waffles' conversations are not needed. I think HL2's gamers seem a bit more mature (although they are not without their faults). At least with text conversations, I don't have to read it and I don't hear a lot of mic conversations that are inappropriate. If I want to listen to any conversation on the headphone, I have to listen to most crap unless I want to spend the time to block the user.

I also don't see why people talk about Halo having the better multiplayer because it's more fun. I have just as much fun on HL2 DM. If you're ever bored of HL2 DM, you can always play Counter Strike. Plus HL2 has custom maps. If I want to play CTF, etc I will play Unreal.

I am NOT a Halo fanatic. I actually think I may prefer Half-Life 2 over Halo (especially as HL2 can release expansions: Episodes, Portal, etc). Just to know I'm not biased, I have played through Half-Life, HL: Blue Shift, HL: Opposing Forces, HL2, Halo, and Halo 2. I've also read the Halo books.

Okay I'm done.

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Posted 12/17/06
HALO is my favorite FPS EVER!!! the story good the multiplayer's good weapons awesome i jus love love love love LOVE LOVE it
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Posted 12/17/06
Dont post unless you have something to offer in defense of your side!!!!!
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28 / M / alabama, usa ......
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Posted 12/26/06
woot i got a 360 and i plan on gettin halo3. may all you halo haters have all the electronics in ure houses explode. i love halo2 on xbox live
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Posted 12/26/06

iamstephen1128 wrote:

woot i got a 360 and i plan on gettin halo3. may all you halo haters have all the electronics in ure houses explode. i love halo2 on xbox live


some here man i plan on getting halo 3 and pwn some halo hater's online
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25 / M / Star IV
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Posted 12/26/06
I think its a good game, but really what defines overrated? I think its a good game that deserved it's hype, but I think other FPS's are way better. And I do think because some really great FPSs came out about the same time as Halo or Halo 2 they were missed.
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27 / M / Here
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Posted 12/26/06
ah Halo
I cant really say if its a good game or not cuz i never played it
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Posted 12/26/06
Halo's gameplay kicks ass. True its not "revolutionary" but it was a great game. 9/10 in my book.
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25 / M / Canada Mates
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Posted 12/27/06
Halo owns although Im personally waiting for Halo Wars and the final Halo Halo3
Well compared to Halo2 Halo is lame and compared to Halo3 Halo2 Will be lame and well Halo Wars who knows how good thats goin be mystery
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22 / M / E7
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Posted 12/27/06
well halo 1 was good halo 2 sucked a bit coz the magnum sucked and so did the needler and the sniper rifle, but hey dule weild! and halo wars WTF? i gotta see that, and halo 3 soon as it comes out im gonna be all ovr it... o yea the halo movies comin out late summer 2007 i think... by the way i sed I THINK...
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25 / M / England
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Posted 12/27/06

shugo1226 wrote:

yes halo is overrated its a game that has nothing real to offer the fps genre at all its all been done already go out and buy battlefield 2, call of duty, medal of honor, DOOM, HALF-LIFE, COUNTER-STRIKE, farcry. then come back and tell me that halo doesnt suck
Ive Got all them, and i still like halo 2, online! as one of my favorites even though it gets boring after a while! BUT"!!! the best game out atm for war is GEARS OF WAR! that is soo fat i got it yesterday and ive only justed done the resonator misson, where it blows up but it doesn't do its job.

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Posted 12/30/06
its true HALO SUKS, go and play CT:S or something even CoD2 they are way better than HALO
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Posted 12/31/06
halo is over rated well its more true with halo but i like halo more and the needler kick ass if u i know how to own with it....its the only gun other then pistol tha i use when i can XD those who dont like it only dont like it cause they get own by it
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halo is all about the multiplayer...the single player is awesome...but comparitively halo's single player pales in comparison to the likes of half life or bioshock...but the multiplayer is a masterpiece....
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