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Halo 3 (Xbox 360)

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Written by  :  satanicbakedbeanz (8)
Written on  :  Jul 28, 2008
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Summary

Single Player Mode A Let Down

The Good

Halo 3 emerges you in the Halo universe with its sci-fi plotline and weaponry. Being a hero who defies odd's beyond comprehension is pretty cool. Halo 3 has beautiful visuals and a control scheme that is both natural and easy to master. Halo's story is one for the hardcore player and though you don't need to have played all three halo's to have figured what the heck is going on, it helps. Multiplayer online is widely considered the best online game ever and I agree that if you get the right people, Halo 3 really is an emphatic online experience. No wonder MLG run multi-thousand dollar tournaments on this game.

The Bad

Halo's single player campaign felt underwhelming, its actually not that great when you consider. It doesn't have the grittiness of Gears Of War and the plotline will be more difficult to pick up than other FPS games. Halo 3 failed under its own hype but get passed the single player campaign and you have a cracking game.

The Bottom Line

No holds barred out and out action that is outlandish and out of this world. The halo universe is both colourful and full of foes. For a sci-fi FPS this game is up there with the very best. To really experience the campaign mode, you need to play it online, rather than having clunky, dodging AI with you throughout the game. Halo 3 is a great game and can be completed in under 10 hours, but the multiplayer adds to the life span considerably.