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I have yet to buy a next-gen system. I still have fun with my old Xbox games, but I'm curious about Halo 3. I have 1 and 2 and I enjoy them well enough, but they were, or at least the second was overhyped IMO. I'd just like to hear an objective opinion about the gameplay mainly in the campaign as I usually judge a game based on single player experience. If it's not fun in single player, it's not worth buying IMO. Multiplayer is gravy. Thanks in advance.



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Effy



P.S. No fanboys please. I'm too old for "PS3 rox, Xbox sux. " hogwash. Just judge the game based on its own merits please. Thanks
 

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I just picked up the game today. Wanted to wait till all the crazy people went home. :wink:
 

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Picked up Halo 3 today, for my teenager. I've never been a big Halo fan but I'll give it a try. Been playing a game called Bioshock, which is one of the best games I've ever played. Yes..I'm a 40 something gaming geek, I admit it.
 

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Havent branded my 360 with the halo 3 YET. But I used to be a diehard playstation guy but I am a xbox convert cannot wait to sell off arm and leg to get it
 

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I'm picking it up tomorrow. I'll give a review sometime soon. Halo2 was hyped up more than it should have been (perhaps mostly by the kids). Same engine, same system, just different game layout.



Halo 3 is for the 360 and it's a new engine.



Looking forward to Team Fortess as well, played that like crazy years ago.



Just wish I had broadband @ home. I miss playing live.
 

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i bought halo on the orig. xbox and never got into it. however, after i bought my 360 i was HOOKED on Gears of War. that is the best damn game i have ever played, PERIOD. i cant wait until the sequel to that. PREY is also alright. not to change the subject, but does anyone like the clancy series Rainbow Six?
 

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i bought halo on the orig. xbox and never got into it. however, after i bought my 360 i was HOOKED on Gears of War. that is the best damn game i have ever played, PERIOD. i cant wait until the sequel to that. PREY is also alright. not to change the subject, but does anyone like the clancy series Rainbow Six?
 

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sorry for the double post there :oops:
 

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Gears of War didnt do it for me but I will say my fav tom clancy is rainbow six vegas.....Theres something about getting into firefights on the strip that just feels so.......good
 

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i thought it was a really good action title. i like the real guns and equipment. i also like splinter cell, although it is more action packed than realistic. i went to the store the other day and reserved a game, the clerk thought i was insane for not getting halo. maybe i just dont get it.
 

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My 12 year old son can't get enough of it. I like the more colorful environment and much larger open spaces compared to Gears of War which was his favorite. He loves for me to watch him play it and comment on how he is doing.
 

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beat level 3 last night

I bought it on Tuesday when it came out.



I never played Halo2 but I just recently got into the whole Halo franchise. I bought the original game this past summer and just got around to beating it a month or so ago.



I find that Halo3 is basically the same thing as the first version. Very similar game play - just nicer looking graphics and a few different weapons/tools/toys for your character to use. There are also improvements in the AI of the characters you don't control. Your fellow marines are better shots and, while they still make assine chatter - their verbiage is at least relevant.



Apparently all the "super cool" features are in the multi player modes which I don't use much. I don't have xboxLIVE so I only play in multi-player when my one other gaming friend comes over.



If you have the $60 to spend, its worth buying and adding to your game collection.
 

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Thanks for the replys. I don't have a 360 yet. I'll probably get one once they get the 3 red dot kinks worked out and I finish some old xbox games. I enjoyed both Halo games but they weren't life altering experiences, though I think I'm past that age where a game can consume me. I've regressed to a casual gamer I guess but I'm ok with that. ;> I just wanted to know if it's truly "next-gen" as many games I've seen really aren't as impressive as I thought they'd be.



When they make a new Star Wars KOTOR, that will force me to buy a new system. The KOTOR games are really up my alley.





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Just finished Bioshock and it was one of the best games I've ever played...and I've played alot of games. Will start Halo 3 this week. Looking foward to Half Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2 in the Orange Box due in October.
 

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Gordon Freeman, their waiting for you...in the test chamber. I loved Half Life. Is Bioshock anything like it? I am a 48 yr old gamer
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I just picked up my copy on Friday. I was a huge Halo fan on the original xbox, and Halo2 was "just plain badass" when it hit stores. I played it nonstop for months, it seemed. Halo3, honestly, is a disappointment. It's not the huge improvement over Halo2, that Halo2 was over Halo. I have a 46" HD TV, and the graphics are certainly an improvement over Halo2, but nothing stands out as "wow, that looks amazing!" Except for the reload button, the controls are the same as they've been since Halo. They've added a 3rd type of grenades (insert sarcastic "yay" here), added some cooler vehicles and weapons (which IS a long awaited addition). The campaign is way too short, as it only took me one day to complete it. The multiplayer is a bit better, with much better maps than halo2. They added the ability to record your games now so you can go back and watch them (not really sure why you would want to sit and WATCH yourself play).



All in all, it's a good game. If you're a halo fan, you'll like it, and find that you HAVE to play it. But after I played through it....the multiplayer isn't a big deal for me, personally. One thing that is very cool is the fact that you can now have 3 other people across xbox live join you and all 4 take on the campaign mode.



BUT...I got spoiled. I bought Rainbow Six Vegas back in November when it first came out, and that game is still leaps and bounds above any first person shooter I've ever played. I keep trying to compare Halo3 to it (even though I know there were much different intentions with each), and Halo3 doesn't compare. But....for what Halo3 is supposed to be...it's a great game.
 

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I've been playing Halo3 the past 2 nights and so far I like it but nothing very different that the first 2 as far as game play goes. Graphics are way better than the first 2 (as it should with a more powerful console) as well as how charachters move, talk, etc. Jungle scenes, explosions,etc are much more detailed. I like that you can blow more crap up. I'm looking forward to using the Flame Thrower when I find it.



I like the fact that the controls are the same. I hated when games of the same series weren't consistant with this. You ended up getting pissed because you dropped a grenade right in front of you instead of switching weapons because some developer thought his control layout was better.




I loved the Ghost Recon series even with the frustrating quirks it had like the enemy seeing you because 1 pixel of your "body" was in view to them. Rainbow Six was good, just not into it as much for some reason.
 
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