Video game recommendation for a lover of Halo, please!
August 21, 2010 8:28 AM Subscribe
I like the video game Halo: Combat Evolved and have played it off and on for several years, both single player and multi player mode. I would like another video to game to play that is similar to the campaign Halo: CE, but in very specific ways, but is not Halo 2 or Halo 3.
posted by nomadicink to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's the actions and speech of the marines and grunts that I love the most about the game. The marines talk smack and the grunts quiver and talk smack back. I LOVE THIS, it completely cracks me up laughing and is a large part of the reason why I keep playing the single player version over and over, especially the levels that have the marines. The library would have been bearable if Marines had come along. The Flood are boring to fight because they have no personality.
That said, I'm disappointed that the marines and grunts aren't in the entire game at every stage and also that other villians, such as Elites or Jackals don't speak in anything resembling English, 'cause that would have been AWESOME. Also the marines aren't very helpful and seem tied to only certain parts of certain levels, which is frustrating.
I liked the game play, story line and large outdoor levels which allowed you roam around. Sadly, the levels didn't totally let you roam around, nor could use all of the vehicles in the game, such as alien drop ship or the pelican (without hacking)
tl:dr: I want a game that has all the stuff I like about Halo:CE and as few of the negatives as possible.
What i liked:
Trash talking marines and grunts, that constantly spoke and said what seemed like an endless stream of funny stuff. This is the main feature I'm looking for, background characters that talk and say amusing things throughout the entire game.
The marines were useful and sometimes helped you fight.
The large levels where you wandered all over the place, indoors and outside, using a variety of weapons and vehicles.
The intense gameplay for short periods along with the various different types of enemies
Good story line
Creative limits (only two weapons at a time) which forced you to think and use strategy. I'm not looking to an exact duplicate of this feature, but rather creative limits which force you to think a bit.
What I didn't like:
The marines and grunts were not in the entire game.
The marines seemed a bit constrained in where they could go when they were in the game
Some aliens didn't speak in English, so they may have been saying something funny, but you'd never now.
Restraints on where you could go: For instance, on the island, as you're searching for map to the control room, you could not go down the shaft or across it without hacking. In Truth and Reconciliation, there was no way to get on top of the the 'trenches" you were in, you had to wander through them and shoot you way out. I realize that's part of the game design, but it would have been nice if you could have gotten above it, so there was an additional element of exploration.
So, What other games would you recommend, besides Halo 2 and 3? Platform doesn't matter, if it's good enough game, I'll buy the console. I am in America.