Again I got caught up in the hype surrounding Halo 3: ODST, and bought a game. But this time I was smarter - I bought the original Halo 3 instead (for 15.49 EUR)- a game I never played, because I bought the Xbox 360 a year after its release, where Gears of War was the big thing.
Finally got it by mail from play.com - 10 days delivery time. Played the first 3 missions.
Completed the fourth mission of the campaign. A mysterious ship fell from the sky... What could be inside? I hoping to see the first glimpse of the enemy that is so horrible that it is only dared mentioned in whispers... The Flood.
It's a bit dauting with all this Halo stuff... Forerunners, Covenant, Loyalists, Separatists... I kind of wish I'd played the previous games.
The Halo vehicles are great. Especially the tank!
Crazy plot twists...
John? His name is John?
completed the game on Normal difficulty.
So it is completed. Had to run away from a lot of explosions... so ... many ... splosions! I wish it were possible to make this kind of game without the same tired clichés repeated over and over again. A sci-fi story can still be good without being a carbon copy of Return of the Jedi.
By the way, I did really like this game ... the gameplay is rock solid.
Apparently, I can't get enough; I started playing again on the Heroic (hard) difficulty level. It's way more fun, as you have to be careful to stay alive right from the beginning.