Review by im_a_whale
"Why don't you own this game yet?"
Why don't you own this game yet? Go and get it, you will not be disapointed.
Halo 3, despite the gross amount of hype, delivers. It is an amazing finish to the epic tale of humanity's fight for survival from an advanced conglomerate of alien species known as the covenant and will provide years of lead-filled fun. To anyone new to the halo series I recommend playing the previous games if only for a grasp of story. Even if you haven't played the other halos the game will keep you sweating over the controller as you run from explosions and terrifying enemies.
Campaign is the main attraction and wraps up the human/covenant war. No matter the difficulty you will find yourself narrowly escaping explosions and laying waste to deadly fleets of aliens, or, more fun still, taking down giants three times your size and firepower. Certain levels can get tedious and if you don't like driving well then your in for a few frustrating levels. But if you like the feeling of adrenaline then this is your game.
Music: 100/10 (10/10)
The musical score is one of the halo franchise' saving grace, with fitting and epic scores tuning in at the begining of a heated battle. The music will stick in your head even after you turn your Xbox off. It will keep you going through boring levels and make the experience and thrill grow ten fold.
Multi-player, the reason most stick around for seconds of the meal. Without Xbox live this game really misses something and playing Xbox live will let you experience a great aspect of the game, although you will be subject to the horrible community and swearing, cussing, and screaming people, which is the only thing that takes Multiplayer down. The maps are varied and exciting and have little secrets that will have you getting a kill from flukes like flying traffic cones and exploding barrels. Equipment makes this mode even sweeter and more interesting with escape plans and protective shields. You WILL have fun shooting your friends or your enemies.
A breath of fresh air into the halo series that added an element of fun into custom games. In this mode you can place weapons where you want them, place barricades and fusion coils, tanks, grenades and anything else but the actual geometry of the map. And creates glorious gems in custom games. Although it takes a while to get a forge map just the way you want it and is a major pain sometimes while trying to place items exactly.
This is not a game play mode but more a video of you playing. Want to show off you L337N3SS to a clan or the whole world? No problem. Boot up theatre and record your moments of glory. You can also show you friend how you no-scoped him from cross map or see how you mysteriously died that one time. Although moving the camera gets old after a while and it gives you the urge to actually play.
Halo 3 was the biggest entertainment release in history for a reason. It's just that fun. Sure it may not have the best graphics or engine, but it's just more fun. Now wander to your nearest electronics store and join in on the phenomenon.
Reviewer's Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
Originally Posted: 01/28/08
Game Release: Halo 3 (US, 09/25/07)
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