Originally Posted by Ksireaper
Halo CE was an amazing game when playing some CTF on Blood gulch or even some of the smaller maps. Lots of teamwork needed if executed correctly. I remember 2 to 3 hour CTF games on those maps if you met a team of roughly even skill on XBC back in the day. Halo 2 had some good moments but when halo 3 hit it sucked really bad and has not been the same since. Too many personal perks and people started cheating and worrying only about the "slayer" modes. Getting a good CTF or assault game was hard to do.
Aside from the fact that I never ended up playing the original Halo on XBC, I completely agree with this post. Halo 2 4 vs. 4 CTF and assault is probably the most fun I've ever had in a multiplayer FPS. There were no perks that I can remember, other than if you played in ranked matches, you would get points if your team won (the only thing that should matter IMO, everything else is a distraction), a lot
of players used head sets and while the players weren't always the most mature, a lot of them would actually talk about strategy even if it was just basic stuff (telling you where the opposing sniper is, how well guarded the flag is, etc.), and everyone had
to do their part if you wanted to succeed.