Monday, September 21, 2009

Should I buy Halo 3: ODST?

I'm a fan of Halo 3 and I still play online from time to time. It wasn't the greatest game in the world but I did enjoy it and still have a lot of fun playing. When I heard that Halo 3 was getting an expansion to it's campaign I though "awesome! Sounds like a fun time." but then I heard they turned it into a full game all of it's own I though "well.... maybe... still sounds like fun though."

So as you can see I'm a bit on the fence about getting this game, so what better way to make up my mind then read a bunch of "reader reviews" from sites such as IGN.

from GentleManne
Halofags get what they expected

I can already tell I'm going to enjoy this guys review. Nothing like a good insult to get my attention.

It's ratings have all been spectacularly high, as many unintelligent people play the game, and websites don't want to lose their viewers. It received a 10/10 from BRO, as well as an 11/10 from SD.

Ouch.... so if I play THIS game I'm stupid... hmmmm... something to think about before buying. I don't want to be too stupid. I do need my basic motor functions to eat and poop and stuff. Hopefully if I do get the game I'll retain some knowledge of my humanity and still be able to wipe properly...

It will take a normal person about one hour to play through the entire campaign, which is comparable to the game Portal (Valve's innovative puzzle masterpiece). However, it lacks the humor and depth of the puzzle game, and instead insists on calling upon a player's ability to hold down the right trigger. Though really, it doesn't matter. After all, you play as a SPACE MARINE.

If I buy this game it's not another completely different game?? But what if my stupid brain forgets about portal?? Ahh this is too confusing... so i wonder if he likes it...

I give this game a 0/10. It's an unimaginative piece of trash. Anyone who believes that I am some sort of butthurt PS3 fanboy is wrong. I'm just a sensible person.

Guess not... so there's one for not getting the game... but wait it's not out yet... did this guy even play it?!

This one seems Promising. GET THIS NOW!!!!!!! by Dingglewart_Fart_man

I know I can count on this guys review. Very enthusiastic with a great name.... this guy's a class act all the way around!

September 19, 2009 - !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He does make an interesting argument. Instead of typing a well thought out review he must be playing the game. He doesn't have time to type crap when there's fun to be had so it must be a really good game... right?? Lets read on...

Its 2007 all over again...for the 360... by EmissarySiskoDS9

So far so good. 2007 was a great year for me! And it was also a great year for gaming. So this guy must really like Halo... right??

Back in 2007 Halo 3 was released, and the PS3 "big guns" bombed (Heavenly Sword, and Lair).

..... so tragic....

Now 2 years later, it seems Microsoft has gotten very lazy, releasing an expansion of Halo 3 for $60. It has the same engine, and same gameplay as before. Also there are no great exclusives in sight for the 360.

hmm... he does make an interesting point. The game does seem like a Halo game.... I mean it is a Halo game, but it's too much Halo and maybe not enough Halo.... I'm getting confused...

On the other hand, the Sony has released a cheaper "slim" PS3, and has sequels to several award winning exclusives, ie,

Uncharted 2 (not an expansion)
R&C:Crack in time (not an expansion)
NG Sigma 2 (not an expansion)
Tekken 6 (not an expansion)
Gran Turismo 5 (not an expansion, or a prologue)
Demon Souls (not an expansion, or a sequel)
GOW Collection (a rehash of the prior games, and priced appropriately for the upcoming GOW 3)

wait... what about your Halo review.. this is just a list of PS3 games in the Xbox 360 section of the website. Well so much for that review...

IGN IS REATRDED by mazza453

I see nothing wrong with this title.


seriously you fucktards you're opening the floodgates for halo noobs to rate 10 constantly, and when it inevitably flops the reader average will be high and you wont look like complete twats.

He's not a wordsmith but he can see into the future. You see the line "when it inevitably flops" That means he's seen the future and it doesn't look so good for Halo or IGN.

So there you have it. There are plenty more reader reviews at and they all make good and bad points. The game does seem like an expansion that's been packaged but I guess I'll have to pick it up and report back later. After all it's just a game and if I don't like it I'll just sell it to somebody who will. So whichever system, game, or games float your boat, happy playing!


Blake said...

I think Dingglewart_Fart_man makes the best argument!

You can't go wrong with advice like that.

Josh Rodgers said...

I think that's how I'm going to write all my reviews from now on. That and I'll bad-mouth another system for no reason. Take that Dreamcast!