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DarkMage31
December 6th, 2004, 01:35 PM
Like? Dislike? Live up to the hype?

Having not actually played the game, I'm not in a great position to talk. However, I have seen the negative effects Halo 2 has had on the whole gaming community. Now the world is infested by a new breed of gamer: the Halo fanboy.

They have infiltrated the ranks of professional reviewers, and with the single-minded perspective of "Halo is teh roxorz!!!!!!!!!!!!111111oneoneone" they bring down other games. And this really pisses me off. Just look at GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. IGN's review mentioned Halo *8* times. EIGHT! WTF? Note how the User reviews are always higher. Half the users give good scores, half bad. How many FPS gamers, do you think, are halo fanboys? I'd say half is a good demographic.

I rest my case.

Timbjerr
December 6th, 2004, 01:59 PM
meh...I played Halo 1 a couple of times and i'm not impressed. It really added nothing to the FPS genre other than the second weapon, but I'm pretty sure that was done before.

I hate having to talk to Halo fanboys. I mention how cool I think Metroid Prime 2 is, and they come from the other and of the room like, "Metroid is teh gh3y nintendo fanboi's Haloo. Halo is teh r0x0rZ. Bill Gates is God!!!11"

>_>

Kipkip
December 7th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Like? Dislike? Live up to the hype?

Having not actually played the game, I'm not in a great position to talk. However, I have seen the negative effects Halo 2 has had on the whole gaming community. Now the world is infested by a new breed of gamer: the Halo fanboy.

They have infiltrated the ranks of professional reviewers, and with the single-minded perspective of "Halo is teh roxorz!!!!!!!!!!!!111111oneoneone" they bring down other games. And this really pisses me off. Just look at GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. IGN's review mentioned Halo *8* times. EIGHT! WTF? Note how the User reviews are always higher. Half the users give good scores, half bad. How many FPS gamers, do you think, are halo fanboys? I'd say half is a good demographic.

I rest my case.
Halo 2 did, in my opinion, live up to the hype. As for the fanboys, it'll stop in a few years unless another console FPS tops Halo 2. It's like this with every other FPS that's good except for Metorid Prime for some strange reason. They have these little cults that act like Halo fanboys. It's just that Halo fanboys have spread out passed the cult and into the world. This is how the gaming world works. So right now it's Halo, soon it'll be another FPS.

Brittany
December 7th, 2004, 12:21 PM
I think Halo1/2 is the most overrated FPS ever created XD

Intuition
December 7th, 2004, 12:34 PM
I like Halo 1 for PC more cuz I MP much! :D But maybe Halo 2 for PC will be better then the XBoX version ^^ I own the XBoX version of Halo1/2 and I don't really like playing them on XBoX alone.. I like to MP more :D

Elite Trainer Raven
December 7th, 2004, 12:50 PM
I think Halo1/2 is the most overrated FPS ever created XD
How I so agree on that. People went ballistic over something that's been done on PC for so long. Halo mainly attracted people because of its shiny graphics. :| It's the same clich FPS that's been around for ages.

Kipkip
December 7th, 2004, 05:41 PM
How I so agree on that. People went ballistic over something that's been done on PC for so long. Halo mainly attracted people because of its shiny graphics. :| It's the same clich FPS that's been around for ages.
Of course people went ballistic because Halo brought that PC feeling on to a console. At that time and still true today, no console FPS can compete with a PC shooter. PC shooters ruled all. Halo was the best thing they had on a console to compete with the PC shooters which is kind of pathetic because compared with PC shooters, it was average game. But, compared to other console shooters, it was the best ever made. Halo 2 still holds that true today. That's why there's some much hype about it and why PC gamers can't understand why there is a hype with this average game.

Jess
December 7th, 2004, 05:45 PM
HALO2 is basically the same to HALO for me -_-
Although HALO2 had a very crappish ending :(

DarkMage31
December 8th, 2004, 12:25 PM
So you'd say the general concensus here is that Halo is overrated?

BTW, I've played Rogue Agent, and it's definately a great game. No excuse for professional reviewers to sink to the fanboy level.

Intuition
December 8th, 2004, 12:34 PM
Yeah, the graphics of Halo 2 look alot like Halo 1.. Not much has changed ^^ I like the multieplayer of Halo 1 more though :) (I don't play single player :P)

Lokhlan
December 8th, 2004, 03:21 PM
I've really had good Halo/Halo 2 experiences. Halo 2 has been especially fun for me in multiplayer since I'm able to play Halo 2 with my friends on their big screen TV. Not to mention the great multiplayer levels Halo 2 has. Overall, I've simply had a blast.

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Clearing something up:
That crap about Halo being the "best" FPS ever is total BS. That kinda junk mostly comes from immature diehard fanboys. However, it is the XBox's best FPS, so it is (XBox) hype worthy.

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meh...I played Halo 1 a couple of times and i'm not impressed.
Halo 1 didn't have the 2nd weapon option. o_o
Meh, you probably ment Halo 2 anyway.

It really added nothing to the FPS genre other than the second weapon, but I'm pretty sure that was done before.
It has been done before, but that's not the point. You weren't able to wield two guns at once in Halo 1, so it's not hyped because people see it as some breakthrough, but because your actually able to do it in Halo 2. That's why so many people are all hyped up about it. (Mainly XBox fanboys)

I hate having to talk to Halo fanboys. I mention how cool I think Metroid Prime 2 is, and they come from the other and of the room like, "Metroid is teh gh3y nintendo fanboi's Haloo. Halo is teh r0x0rZ. Bill Gates is God!!!11"

I hate having to talk to the "I'm right, your wrong" type of fanboys. Personally, I'm a Nintendo fanboy, but I still play & enjoy games on other consoles.

I wouldn't even compare MP 2 & Halo 2. The peeps you talk to about video games are way too partial. o_o

Shadow
December 8th, 2004, 04:42 PM
I hate having to talk to the "I'm right, your wrong" type of fanboys. Personally, I'm a Nintendo fanboy, but I still play & enjoy games on other consoles.
Yeah, *cough*Brittany*cough*PSP*cough*

I haven't played Halo or Halo 2 (got a lot of people shocked in my school when I said that =/), and personally I don't plan too. I'm not the biggest fan of FPS, and if I want to play one I'll go paly Unreal Tournament or Goldeneye (go Oddjob hehehe).

I mean I don't see what the big deal is. Looks like another Unreal Tournament or Half-Life or <insert monotous kill everyone in sight FPS here> with a different hero and slightly different plot.

Oh and Halo 3 is supposedly coming out next year. =/ You just pump out new versions of titles that are popular, don'tcha Micro$oft?

Spiro
December 8th, 2004, 05:32 PM
I played halo1 and Halo2, i was more impressed playing Halo1 than Playing the 2, i am raelly dissapointed

Crimson_Blade
December 8th, 2004, 05:45 PM
I thought they were both actually good. But what I like aobut Halo was the gameplay and Halo 2 I liked the graphics but if they put them together then I would really like the game. But othewise they're both great.

SBaby
December 13th, 2004, 07:13 PM
Reason why everyone was more impressed with 1 than 2: Everyone was expecting a severe improvement over the first one which already set the graphical standard on the XBox. The second one had many improved features, such as dual-wielding certain weapons and new vehicles, but graphically, it does look the same, or to be more specific, similar. But there are lots of games like that, new features same graphics. I personally would recommend it to the true FPS Fan. If you are a true FPS Fan, you will like it.

The Fallen
December 13th, 2004, 07:29 PM
I haven't tried it yet,but i didn't like the first one,so i'll rent it first and see if i wanna buy so i'll give it an ehh.

Spartan117
December 13th, 2004, 09:04 PM
I've played both games. Halo 2 is better IMO. In the multiplayer u can use energy swords and use banshies(sp?) in Halo 2. I'm actually impressed that they made the game "game of the year" supposively.

S117

Star6
December 14th, 2004, 01:03 PM
I enjoy the Halo gmaes but that just maybe I like anything in the future with aliens. But i like the grphics and the storyline and it did live up to the ype.

~Ozy~
December 14th, 2004, 07:12 PM
I like them yes, I've always preferred console to PC and this set a console FPS standard. Am I a creepy fanboy? By no means. They're enjoyable, yes, but I still prefer to boot up the N64 and play a game of GoldenEye, despite having 33 pages of glitches for it. I think the creepy fanboys were the ones most dissapointed by it, they were expecting the impossible: Perfection. What'd they get? A good game, but one that was overall, quite samey.

[Fair]
December 16th, 2004, 10:23 AM
Halo 2 did, in my opinion, live up to the hype. As for the fanboys, it'll stop in a few years unless another console FPS tops Halo 2. It's like this with every other FPS that's good except for Metorid Prime for some strange reason. They have these little cults that act like Halo fanboys. It's just that Halo fanboys have spread out passed the cult and into the world. This is how the gaming world works. So right now it's Halo, soon it'll be another FPS.

At our last cult meeting, my friends and I sacrificed a small GOAT! ^_^ -_^

*Ahem*

Halo 2 is a great, solid game. The single player was a serious let down, but the Multiplayer keeps me coming back for more everyday.

But, I also own a GameCube, and hopefully I'll be getting Metroid Prime 2 for Christmas! :)

(I do my best to not be a fanboy of anything... Except for Alias. Cuz, Alias just plain rocks.)

Kipkip
December 16th, 2004, 06:41 PM
']At our last cult meeting, my friends and I sacrificed a small GOAT! ^_^ -_^
:laugh:Funny.:laugh: It's an inside joke. Or at least I can make it to be one if it wasn't intended to be.
The reason the SP might have been disapointing was becuase Bungie made us to believe that the entire game would focus on Earth. Well, that wasn't true and some gamers find it a disapointment, but I don't think so.

protoman
December 16th, 2004, 06:53 PM
yay for the story, dubble yay for the on line multiplayer

Champion Steven
December 19th, 2004, 07:07 AM
Yay for the story, ten yay:s for the cooperative!

Elite Four Lance
December 19th, 2004, 08:27 AM
Yeah I agree with you Champion Steven! ^^

PoKeSaFaRi
December 19th, 2004, 10:07 AM
I think Halo1/2 is the most overrated FPS ever created XD

Totally agreed there. Metroid Prime for Gamecube impressed me MUCH more than Halo or the othe shooter sony just released.

The problem with MICROSOFT and SONY is that they have no originality, they limit themselves to improve the same game it's been done over and over.

Prime adds some new features to the shooters.. such as the cameras, the ball thingy and all that.

Halo has gone popular for one and only reason: it's the only noticeable game in the whole Xbox catalog.. which is pretty sad*shrugs*

Champion Steven
December 20th, 2004, 11:02 AM
I think your wrong, the reason why Halo is popular is that the story is one and only and they've come up with lots of new aliens, weapons, vehicles and much more!

Spectrum
December 20th, 2004, 11:10 AM
Actually, I agree. Halo is overrated - it's just like a combination of all those games you got tired of when you were younger.

As for me, I'd like to get it, but I doubt I could convince anybody to buy it for me. I have a nack of giving up hard games (and continuing them later, but they don't know that =P)...

Elite Four Lance
December 22nd, 2004, 04:29 AM
Yeah Halo 2 is really good.I think they updated a lot of weapons and vehicles.

SBaby
December 30th, 2004, 07:22 PM
It's a shame that so many people think the Halo series is overrated. Especially when you consider that if it weren't for the first Halo, the XBox would have had a very poor lineup of titles at its launch. It might have been so bad that it may have died in its baby days. I wonder what happened to the good old times??

Spartan_117
December 30th, 2004, 10:51 PM
I disagree halo2 is cool.

Shadow
December 30th, 2004, 11:46 PM
It's a shame that so many people think the Halo series is overrated. Especially when you consider that if it weren't for the first Halo, the XBox would have had a very poor lineup of titles at its launch. It might have been so bad that it may have died in its baby days. I wonder what happened to the good old times??
You're right, without Halo being overhyped as it was, the X-Box most likely would have failed (and we'd be a lot better off too *cough*). The main thing is X-Box fanboys go around saying its a perfect game that everyone loves. The thing is, I dislike FPS; ergo I dislike Halo. I am in no position to talk, never playing either of them though (OMGZ NEVER PALYED HALOZ!!!???one!), but from what I've heard, the second one added almost nothing, had a horrible one player mode (which is what I usually all I can play having almost no real life friends), and has several odd points in multiplayer.

I'm not saying the games are bad, they're just not perfect like lots of people say they are.

Drizzt' Do Urden
December 31st, 2004, 12:54 AM
I liked halo 1 better than halo 2, but there both ok games.