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This. Game. Is. Too. Cool.

And I snagged 2 copies while I was at it. I was content to play Doom 3, but I think Halo is waaaayyyy better. After playing the trial for a couple of weeks I decided to get the whole thing. All I can really say at this point is "WOW!" I realize the last Halo thread here was probably 8 pages back now, but hey, can't kill nice. So far I've found the storyline enthralling to say the least, but the interaction with the other guys is pretty cool too.

Anyone play online? My usernick is =HAF=JasonR .
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Nice to see you have joined the world of Halo lol..i love it..Well when i had an Xbox i have it also on pc
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I played it on xbox... beat it on all 3 levels. I never really got into multiplayer. I do have the game for PC though so if you set something up send me a pm or something and I'll play
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post #4 of 24
Same here notify me of your going to play halo online sometime.
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i used to play online all the time, i just might install it
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I'll be using 1.5Mbps DSL, I have had people lag when I host. I'll try to get one going sometime on the Halo server in case anyone's interested, room name will be Tsunami, no password. I don't think it will be tonight though, I'm too busy working through the game

Will Overclock run Halo maps?
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Reaallly... I liked Halo too, but it's not that great. My complaints:

1. Simplistic maps. Heck, they were barely even 3D. Except for a few levels where you fly up or down, the maps are pretty flat. This is probably a concession to make aiming easier with a joypad, but jeez, booooring. Doom 3 and Quake 4 were full of interiors with multi-level structures, creating a much more engaging environment. Halo has room after room of the exact same architecture. Not similar, but exactly the same. It was not uncommon for me to lose track of where I was because every frickin room looked the same!

2. The enemies...so lame. The Covenant are our mortal enemy? Come on, the majority of them run around like a fat kid with ADD shrieking "He's here!" with a chipmonk voice! How is that a threat to humanity?!? And then the Flood...um, Half-Life rip off, anyone? And the little ones...sure, a swarm of balloons can kill me if I don't get all of them, but is that fun somehow? No, give me Doom 3's actual "evil-looking" demon monsters personally. Even the Strogg in Q4 were better, IMHO.

3. This is probably just me, but I had one heckuva time controlling the warthog. Why can't it just drive like a car in car games? But again, that's just my preference.

Remember, I did say I liked it; so don't think I'm a Halo-basher. The two-weapon max and the recharging shields add a tactical element missing from straight run-n-guns like Doom and Quake. And I really loved controlling that big tank thingamajig, I forget what it's called. Overall I would give Halo a 7 out of 10: a pretty good FPS, but with some obvious flaws that keep it from being "great". It's certainly not in the same class as some of the great FPSs like Half-Life 2 and Max Payne.

I haven't played Halo 2 yet, but it's on my list.
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The Flood are just a PITA, but then I guess that's why they're called flood

I have never had a hard time with the Warthogs, but the Scorpion (the battle tank) was probably the hardest to drive being huge and a slow reload time.

It was kind of disappointing to learn that Halo was not a WMD, but at least I discovered a fun and easy way to get to the control room. Grab rocket launcher, kill 3 banshees, take out turrets, take out Hunters, then polish off the little guys that you can see. Hop onto that looong arm that has the rocket ammo under it, walk to the top killing enemies, then slide off on the top floor. It took me a couple of tries before I got it right.

Now don't kill me for asking this, but how do you get the cheats to work? I've run out of ammo and died on several occasions where I really didn't need to die. I've already got -console and -devmode set, but it won't accept the codes like cheat_all_weapons or cheat_bottomless_clip. What can I tell it?
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Can't say, I played the Xbox version, don't have the PC version. But honestly, I never had a problem with ammo. There were always guns to pick up along the way, you just have to discard an empty gun for a full one. That's part of the strategy, and if you use cheat codes to get around it, you're taking away one of the better facets of the game IMHO.
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I'm playing Legendary...there's often vast shortages of ammo all around. Not to mention half the enemies are Hunters and they don't have any ammo of any sort.

I was thinking about starting at Normal and cheating my way through. II've decided that I'm playing Legendary the way it's meant to be played...cause I want to earn the special ending.
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