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Halo 3 ODST: Fail or Success? (in your opinion)

Discussion in 'Halo Discussion' started by Blaze, Sep 22, 2009.

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    Blaze Active Member


    I would have to say the game it self is honestly my most hated game. I really didn't have very high hopes of it from the begining. I figured it was just Bungie trying to scam out some more of our money like they usually do. :p 

    What I got through of the story was pretty unique in the ways that it pieced it together, but deff not worth the price nor the head ache.

    The extra disk that came with the special edition was perfect though, in my case. Including ALL the maps, Matchmaking, Forge, Customs, Theater and Screenshots.

    Obviously, not my taste.

    The character hud was a cool idea, but it ended up just giving me a major head ache. Just like halo 1 and halo 3 they only added 1 path that you can go not giving you any freedom to use any strategy or make the campaign competitive.

    You are going against A.I. I think if they had this at all, they should have just made it like 500 microsoft points (or something) on the marketplace.

    They took out the BR. That alone took a lot out of the game for me...

    Now for your opinion. I want to see what people like and dislike in the game. PLEASE No bitching at other people's likes/dislikes.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009

    Scobra New Member

    It's them trying to tell a great story through a great game. They wanted to price the game at $40 but it was Microsofts choice to make it $60. They make games they want to play and to tell a great story and they accomplish the latter greatly in ODST.

    Headache? How do you mean? The story pieced together the time on earth between 2 and 3 almost perfectly. The characters kept me interested and I actually had a feel for them, which is the opposite of a normal Halo game to me.

    Then don't use it. It's as simple as that. Plus, who cares if the path is linear or not? A good majority of shooting games have linear paths. If you want the campaign to be competitive or strategic then make it strategic. Go play it on Legendary and challenge yourself to not use certain weapons to actually change the game in a way. Just because there isn't a mode to make it strategic or more difficult doesn't mean you can't challenge yourself to make up one yourself and go by an honor rule of not using a certain weapon or something.

    Also, the campaign is meant to flesh out the story of the games. I could care less if it's competitive or not, I'm mainly into Halo because of how much I enjoy the story of it and all the history in the games.

    Who cares. It works, and it's fun. Playing it on Legendary with a large group of friends is rewarding enough. You want your strategic Halo, this is as close as it can get so far. If you bought the game, you might as well play it. I was skeptical at first but it really grew on me and is intensely fun when playing with three other people on the hardest difficulty.

    If the Battle Rifle was in this game, it would turn into Halo 3's campaign/multiplayer, which is just all BR's all the time. Besides, the Pistol and Carbine are good substitutes. ODST is meant to try to make you feel like your not some super soldier like Master Chief, and the BR really takes away from that illusion. You don't feel as strong on Legendary as you would if you had the ever powerful Battle Rifle and that's what makes this game great to me.

    And most hated game? It's only been a day. I think you're too quick to judge but if you insist on hating this game for not having what every FPS just has to have (PvP Multiplayer, Matchmaking, etc) and for the lack of a Battle Rifle, then you can go ahead and do that. It just goes to show how sad it is that the Halo story is overshadowed by it's redundant multiplayer, as well as most FPS game's stories.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009

    SaytanicHorde New Member

    ^ This.

    I actually just make my own difficulty mode that way...;D try doing it without the new pistol!

    iRaynne New Member

    ODST is incredible.
    Anything but a fail.

    Firefight keeps you constantly challenged, and the campaign is an artististic beauty, both gameplay, story, and visual wise.

    I love it.
    Iv0rY Snak3

    Iv0rY Snak3 New Member

    Everyone lied. Pistol is ****.

    TehRandomBoi New Member

    Unless you were already decent (as in got at least 1 kill) in Matchmaking with the Halo 3 super-dumb pistol.

    ShaddoBlade Fuzzy Little Man Peach

    ODST was hyped sooo much that the average gamer will be let down by what, IMO, should have been a game add-on. Obviously, Halo fanboys are going to love it. Halo 3 fanboys are going to hate it. The best procedure is to not expect much from it, so that you are either pleasantly surprised or it just meets you low expectations. No letdowns for me.

    Conkerkid11 New Member

    So is it worth my $60 or what? Because it's either that money goes into ODST, or I buy myself a 3-month card, and wait for Borderlands. For only a campaign mode and some stupid multiplayer mode that only works if you happen to have another 3 people willing to play with you is just stupid. This sucks... It's such a difficult decision...

    I think I might have to get it for the achievements and the new dlc...

    Orange New Member

    oh teh noez, u cant 4 shot bks, cmon scoped pistol and scoped SMG make up for it, and it is there, u just cant get 2 it, go to PAX video of bungie #7, someone mentions it

    Matty New Member

    The pistol doesn't even have a scope, neither does the SMG, it has a dot-sight. Neither should have a zoom feature. I would have liked the BR.

    But i don't think i'll be disappointed. People should stop treating this as a seperate game just because it's on a seperate disc. I think a larger variation within the campaign is just what i wanted. I still **** around on Halo 3's campaign so this will be great. And between Firefight, Forge and Halo MP, how can i be bored?

    Mace Old Tyme

    You're [insert deragatory term about inteligence] If you were expecting Halo 3 MatchMaking, you've been living under a friggin rock.

    EpicFishFingers Active Member

    I like the game so far. Quit yer bitchin'. I'm playing on Heroic.
    However, I always liked the Halo 3 campaign for all its flaws so obviously those of you who like the MM in halo, then you shouldn't have bought it :p 

    CaptnSTFU New Member

    I love it it brings back the feel of a real solider game, it kinda reminds me of halo ce's campaign especially on heroic and legendary, only having the ar and a pistol and having to grab other weapons and improvise.

    Definitely a win for me, a 5 out of 5.
    BWO Kilroy

    BWO Kilroy New Member


    But it really is a good game. I do not agree with the OP. The campaign is AMAZINGLY involving compared to most of the other games with a story along the lines of..(Theres some aliens) (Your a super Soldier) ( Heres a Gun) (THE END)

    I very much enjoyed ODST. I will probably play the campaign multiple times.

    shockwavekp44 New Member

    It looks friggen amazing

    Juggernaut New Member

    Well, it was a tad disappointing in how long the campaign was, other than that I believe they executed it beautifully. The visuals are fantastic, the difficulty and A.I. has indeed been improved and they story is also fantastic. I'd have to say I enjoyed how they did the campaign. Although I felt it was short, and others do too, you gotta remember it's supposed to be a sort of expansion. Firefight will give me something to do ALL the time with my buddies, especially when I get angry with matchmaking.

    And yes, they took out the BR, which doesn't make sense, but I felt it was a great idea. The BR would have made campaign too easy, honestly. Replacing it with the pistol was a great idea, but it didn't feel right because every, or most, ODST's you came across in Halo 3 held a BR almost every time. It just didn't make much sense...

    In my book, ODST gets a solid 9.5/10, only because it felt a little short.

    Also, I enjoy this because it shows how much of a good soldier you must be in order to live in this battle as a Marine or ODST. They don't have special stuff like Master Chief.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009

    CaptnSTFU New Member

    It was short but if your trying for all the achievements it was fun to run around and see what all you encountered. In all honesty the ending has been done before, someone wrote a halo fan book that was basically this exact same thing. Kinda funny i wonder if Bungie got their inspiration from this. But i agree Firefight with the MC would be so freaking easy. I sometimes get really pissed cause im used to being the mc at how easily i die, but its a learning process and i figued out that gahndi hopping (you know the pro on mlg or he reitred i think) helps a lot when facing a ton of enemies by yourself.

    Mace Old Tyme

    This. At one point, I was across the map from two hunters and a handfull of brutes, with almost no ammo, and they wouldn't rush me. I had to make a run for it under fire.

    Zombievillan I don know bout this...

    I havent gotten very far yet, but I am going to beat it solo on legendary first. I really like the way they made the sniper rifle and carbine sound sick when you shoot them. Plus, the magnum is awesome too.

    Mace Old Tyme

    i love how the snipers carry more amo on pickup than ususal.

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