Since when was Halo 3 EVER considered a good game?! I come to this board ans people are harking left and right about Halo 3. I know, opinions and all, but last time I checked the consensus was that Halo 3 was garbage and the worst in the series.
So now Reach gets the hate now?! I find the whole thing ridiculous, is this board just crowded with kids that started with H3?! I've been playing since CE and its almost laughable when people actually say 3 was the best in the series.
The Chief: "...you are also getting a new partner" Blasto: "Are you engaging in reproductive behavior with this one?"
What consensus are you talking about? The consensus of nostalgic Halo 2 fans who were sad they couldn't superbounce and BxR?
Because that's about the only group of Halo fans that hates Halo 3.
Halo 3 had two minor mistakes and that's about it: the BR spread was a too big, and the game wasn't hitscan.
Neither of those things makes the game obviously the "worst of the series" unless you're in the category described above.
Now, when it was just Halo 1, 2, and 3, there were people who thought that 3 was the weakest MP of all of them (because criticism of Halo 1 is generally not admitted to the discussion and they thought Halo 2 was better). But those people typically don't think much of Reach, and so Reach has taken more of the "consensus" about what is the worst game of the series.
Here's how I felt about it. Halo 3 disappointed me, because I didn't like it as much as 2. I figured, damn, this must be the lowest the series can go in quality.
I was wrong. I was SOOOOOOO wrong.
Reach came out, and I hated it. I still hate it. It's a bad Halo game. I know some people really like it, I don't care. It's a bad. Halo. Game.
So, now 4 is out, and I love it. It's a million times better than Reach, and that's all I care about. I don't need it to be as good as 2 or as good as 3, because those will always be good now in my memory because of how atrocious Reach was.
Halo 3 was the last true Halo. It's multiplayer pushed the gameplay limits as far as it could without completely ruining the integrity of the game. Reach/ODST/Halo 4 are what 15 years olds think Halo is (because they weren't around for the original trilogy), so naturally all the new gamebreaking perks/upgrades/weapons/garbage maps seem amazing to them. It's also edgy for them to trash CoD because it's popular and has multiplayer that is actually fun and works.