I just purchased Halo 3 from seeing a great deal (just $37) on the CheapAssGamer.com‘s Best of the Sunday Ad Video Game Deals blog entry. I’ve been following CAG for a week or so now and there’s a lot of great deals posted there for video games and DVDs. That deal was even better than the Amazon.com used game deals that had it listed around $40.
I’ve never been a FPS (first person shooter) game lover, but I’ve played a few and I did okay at them. I’ve just started playing this game in both solo and co-op modes. I’m a bit lost with the story because I’ve never played any of the previous Halo titles. Well, I did play one quick session of Halo 2, but I didn’t learn much about the story besides shooting aliens.
I guess that I’m just one of those gamers that actually cares to listen to the story/dialog – maybe that’s because I’m a RPGer at heart. Maybe I should buy some of those Halo novels (graphic novel, another, and another) to read up on the story…
The game play has been pretty good, but the controls are a bit foreign to me due to the lack of previous Halo experience. The graphics have been superb and I’m looking forward to finishing the campaign after I finish my Mass Effect multiple play throughs.
One of the great things about this game is the Bungie Online Halo 3 community web site. You can upload screenshots from the game to the web site and it keeps track of your character’s accomplishments and statistics. The web site also allows you to use your in-game character’s customizations as your community avatar.
I really feel that this is the direction new XBOX games should head. Forza Motorsports 2 also has a community similar to this that allows uploads of your customized cars. I’d really love to see more communities connected to your XBOX games like this.