This is about, yep, you guessed it, The Master Chief, and his seemingly never ending story, Halo. I'll admit I've only played 1 and 2, so if I make a baseless claim about the others, please, feel free to tell me as such. I'm open to suggestion, unlike the Halo creator, who seems to be missing the suggestion of JUST STOP NOW!
Let's be fair though, this series is hardly the first to live well beyond it's time, let's not forget The Simpsons, but that's another topic for another blog post. For now, we discuss Halo.
I can also admit that the first game, Halo: Combat Evolved, was awesome, and I'm currently on another play through of it, but keep dying, so am lacking the motivation to keep going, just to explode in a hail of gunfire, plasma, and cyborgy bits. Not to mention hologram parts....do holograms have parts?
Like I said, the first one really was good. It was a good first person shooter, that kept you on your toes, had a wonderful setting, great characters, and you got a good feel for things. Except for the hunters, why did those things have to hunt in packs of two? Go behind one to get it down, and bam, you're being taken roughly from behind by his best mate. For some people this might not be so bad, but hey, I'm trying to kill people here, business before pleasure.
I really liked the vehicles too, I'll admit I prefferred the Covenant vehicles over the humans. I loved the Ghosts, I can tolerate a warthog, and appreciate the seeming invulnerability of the things, but I just prefferred Ghosts. I just wish things would also stop jumping out of the way when you try to run them over, but I appreciate they want to live. But if they wanted to live they shouldn't have shot at me, it was bound to end badly for them. That is until they kept killing me. At least they aren't as bad as the Flood.
The game also had a really good mulitplayer mode, which I'll go into more detail on later, as it plays a vital role in all the games.
Halo 2, while just as awesome, and even having the option to play as the Arbiter, one of the Covenant, get the other side of the story (awesome btw, loved that mode, more than the human story lol) just didn't feel as good. For most people, personally I loved it just as much as 1. I do have a soft spot for swords though, and Halo 2 had one hell of those, it's why I loved the Arbiter levels, he had it as a default weapon. Once again, the multiplayer mode was expanded upon too.
You'll have to forgive me for not going into as much detail for 2 as one, I'm going through one again, and plan to go through 2 as well, but I haven't played 2 in ages, so I don't remember a great deal about it.
Now for the problems I have with it. The multiplayer mode for a start. It got way to reliant on it. I've not played Halo 3, so like I said, forgive me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know it's a multiplayer game with a single player mode attached, where it should be a single player game with a mutliplayer mode. I've heard it can be completed in six hours. If it takes that long, can you really call it a game?
Not just the multiplayer mode though, but the people on it. I'm kind of glad I haven't got Xbox live so I don't have to listen to those dumb kids. I've seen enough of them elsewhere, outside of Xbox Live. I'm not about to pay to play games online anyway when I have a PS3 that lets me do it for free...or I should say my brother has a PS3. If I wanted to hear stupid children moan at me, I'd look at more blogs instead of writing one and following one occasionally. Grow the hell up already Junior!
There are also now a fair few spin off games, like Reach, and ODST (I think that's what it's called, don't quote me). I just really have to say at this point, Bungie, either bring back the magic, what made us love it, and lower the importance of multiplayer (if I had friends to play with I probably wouldn't be a gamer) or just please, let Master Chief die in peace.