What About Halo 2?

What About Halo 2?

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I've had a few people e-mail me this morning to ask why I haven't posted about today's release of Halo 2. Well, although I was part of the beta program, and I think Halo 2 is a very good game, I'm personally much more excited about next week's release of Half-Life 2 for the PC. Don't get me wrong...I love my Xbox. But, I generally prefer first-person PC games over first-person console games because of the improved graphics, depth of experience (which isn't always better, but can be), and...

Controls.

What!? Controls!? Yes...call me crazy, but I still maintain that a mouse and keyboard player always has an advantage over a console player when it comes to first-person games. I can "twitch" a mouse and leverage mouse acceleration to change my perspective and aim much more quickly and accurately than I could ever hope to achieve with a pad or stick. For games that aren't first-person, I don't think there's as much of a PC advantage. I do owe it to myself to check out the SmartJoy FRAG adapter...I just haven't had the time.

That said, Halo 2 is fun on Xbox Live, and the graphics are definitely improved. Plus, the ability to simultaneously wield two weapons is sweetness. I thought about going out last night to one of the midnight events at our local Best Buy, but I ended up deciding against it. Did anyone else make it out at midnight?

Update: Here's a MSNBC article on the phenomenon.

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  • well i played halo2 at my friends house yesterday really takin in the action because we had to go inl like 10 min. hmmmmmm well i have played about 5 maybe six levels in that game and sounds to me u barley get to be master cheif :( his that damn main person not the elite. i also don't like the fact that the last level umm srry if anyone has not gotin to this level or dose not have the game but ur an elite which is cool but don't u think the ending of the game should be with the main person not some secondariy person. well the level was good the boss was easy as hell since u have about 5 elites of your on going for him blue red and gold elites u can actully just walk off and your elites will kill him there selfs. after we bet him it gose to earth of couarse u see the covendent drophips flying down then u see the ship mc in the genreal tells the gun to fire at the ship then mc talks to him then says i'm goin to end this fight sounds like a level is about to start well your wrong damn credits come up then i got this feeling wow ok what did the game just tell me wait another five years get a new console <xbox2> and wait for halo3 umm will i'm goin to be at colloegde and not much time to play video games. well all in all the story line suck well kinda suck ending really suck game play aswome multiplayer ok-good depends how many ppl your playing with 2 ppl kinda lame but 16 ppl now you got something good there. the grahics are good weapons good duel weilding u mit jsut kinda wish u could weld like two brute shot fuel rood even those carben guns i would like to have seen the orignal assult rifle well if anyone knows more about the game then i do please tell me some fun and good and bad stuff u think about the game o and damn i wish i could right a scarb in that game the big spider thing awsome f#$@ing awsome
  • You know what?? I kinda have doubts about halo 2 ever coming out on PC. I mean if it does, the, f***ing great! I was just playing halo 2 on xbox live and i cant stand the controls!! man..it feels so slow compared to using a mouse and keyboard! I hate it hate it hate it!! i dont give a rats ass what anybody says, but you have way more control with mouse and keyboard! This can even be proven! how you may ask?? Take halo 2, put it on PC and allow them to play against those bastards who play the game on consoles! we'll see who has more control then! God....that dumb joy stick controller thingy was like a nightmare! oh, and dont get dat smart joy frag adaptor..it doesnt give you TRUE mouse movement. Its movement increments are still limited on da xbox! BRING HALO 2 ON PC!!!
  • hail,

    we must wait for the coming of the antichrist.

    JOIN WORLD COMMUNITY GRID OR EXPERIENCE A HORRIBLE DEATH.

    PS. I AM WAITING FOR HALF LIFE 3 SO I CAN KNOW WTF HAPPENED IN HL1 AND 2

  • AND THEN WHEN I HAVE FINISHED HALF LIFE 3, I WILL BE WAITING FOR HALF LIFE 4 AND 5 TO EXPLAIN WTF HAPPENED IN HALF LIFE 3

    HALO IS SIMILAR STORY ONLY THAT YOU REACH HALO 9 AND 10 TO EXPLAIN WTF HAPPENED IN HALO 2
  • AND HALO 11 WILL STILL BE EXPLAINING WTF HAPPENED IN HALO 2

  • lol ya the stroy is kinda like that.
  • I think that Halo to is an awesome game but the storyline disappointed me also bungie left out allot of things they said were going to be in the game like what happened to defending earth the whole game was on halo again except for 3 levels that was lame and vehicles what happened to the ATV they were going to add and all toughs different wart hogs you hardly got to use the one they added in fact I think its only once and they totally took out the demo level from the game personally that 9 minute demo that came out before the game looked cooler then the actual game you don’t even get to see toughs covenit canons at work in the game im sorry but im way disappointed
  • ok people... srry to spoil the fun but... HALO 2 will NOT go to the PC. You know why? After Halo came out on PC people didnt like it as mch as when it was on the Xbox. So then Microsoft just dropped HALO 2 for PC and now Halo PC Edition is now basicly a collectors item because they have completely stopped making them. Be rdy for Halo PC to go outta stock... sryy for the spoiler...
  • the guy above me is wrong, because halo 2 is on PC and will be released later on in the year.

    You have to watch out for peoples opinions, because some people think they are always right, and therefore think their opinions are fact.
  • The reason halo on xbox did better then halo on PC, is because everyone who had a xbox could play halo, whereas everyone who had a PC, needed to have the specifications to be able to play it.

    Also, people that played halo on xbox normally did so with their mates. This was alot better on the xbox because it doesn't lag like the internet does.
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