If I could be afforded the time, I’d like to share a story with you people. I happen to come from Bungie.net and I’m rather new on these forums so bear with me.
Halo 2 was the very first game I ever played on Xbox LIVE back in the days before the Xbox 360, when Xbox LIVE was relatively new. I played on the account BEAN 88 and logged an impressive amount of games over the years and now that Bungie has departed from Halo I can easily say that Halo 2 was the crown jewel of the series. It’s an opinion not many have, mostly because of the Campaign that for some reason doesn’t get the credit it deserves.
I can understand the dissapointment in the ending, it was abrupt and the Master Chief’s final piece of dialouge certainly raised the anticipation to ‘Finish The Fight’. However, this is one of the reasons why I personally find Halo 2 to be the best, the campaign was long enough, filled with memorable missions and characters with a Sci-fi plot that was on the level of Halo CE. It had a story that climaxed with each group clashing in a memorable showdown and an unexpected twist that improved upon an already solid story.
Halo 2’s ending succeeded in one thing, and this is hyping up the sequel Halo 3. Immediately after the credits started playing I was eagerly anticipating Halo 3 and that was probably what most effectively marketed Halo 3, ‘Finishing The Fight’.
Halo 2 also had, incase you have been living under a rock, arguable the best multiplayer in the series and in FPS’s in general. It may just be nostalgia but the maps, weapons and players that were a part of Halo 2 made the multiplayer the best on Xbox LIVE and no game aside from Halo 3 has come close to touching it.
So, that’s my take on Halo 2. As I said I am new here, after posting on Bungie.net for many years I thought I would come on here and share my thoughts on my favorite game in the Halo series.
What are your thoughts on Halo 2 and how do you think it compares with other games in the series?