Halo 3: The Fight is Finished

I just finished the single player of Halo 3 on Heroic.

Don't read on if you don't want to know details...

Overall, I was happier with 3 than I was with 2. 2 was....lame. The ending sucked. Even if it was a cliffhanger, it still could've been challenging and it wasn't. The ending in 3 reminded me of 1 where everything is falling apart around you and you have to book it out, fast. The Flood still scared the crap out of me. The storyline was uneven, and I found it very hard to hear the dialog. I wish the developers would've put subcaptioning on every time someone spoke (i.e whenever the Gravemind talks or Cortana does that weird talking thing). I'm sure there's a site somewhere that has all of the dialog but I wish that was done automatically. So...I'm not really sure why I had to do the things I had to do. But I still had fun playing the single-player, a lot more than I did with 2 (but I still think the 1st one has the biggest impression on me). I'm also glad that I finished on Heroic. The first two I did on Normal because I didn't really have any skills. I realized I played a lot of Halo 2 online and while I didn't become an expert it made me better at the game. Would I beat it at Legendary? Probably not, but I don't care.

So, is Master Chief dead? OK, thanks, Wikipedia!. So I guess I should've actually watched after the credits because it looks like MC isn't dead after all. I know there's a Halo Wars gaming coming out sometime and there may be a movie sometime in the near future, but I think the Halo series as it has been defined by the trilogy of games is done. I know, I know, why would Microsoft not milk this cash cow for all its worth? I have no idea, but I really don't see where the story can go from here. I'm sure someone can come up with something - the Halo universe is, well, big, and there's lot of ways this can go. The Elites and the humans have a truce, the Covenant is smashed, the Flood is dead (so it seems...but maybe they're still in the other Halos which still exist...somewhere). Maybe that's the way the story goes on from here. Master Chief is brought back, and some new alien race has discovered the Halos such that the Flood has been released on all of them, and it's time for the Elites and humans to wage war on the Flood. Sounds like a dumb idea, I know, but...who knows.

Will I move on to multiplayer? I'm honestly not sure. PGR4 is out, and Mass Effect is coming soon, and I have presentations to do in the next couple of weeks. So...probably not a lot until November. I plan on taking the rest of the year off from extraneous activities. No more presentations, no more seminars, no more outside projects until 2008. I really need to take a break from all of the things that I've been working on off-hours and just have fun for the rest of 2007. Not that I haven't been having fun this year; far from it.

* Posted at 10.09.2007 10:44:28 PM CST | Link *

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