#1
Quick question. I'm probably getting HAlo 3 for christmas, since I haven't played some in years. Ah, nostalgia...

Question is, does the story deserve me playing Halo 1 and 2 over, to freshen up and get spine tingling at the end of 3?

Same goes with Gears of War, if any of youse've played it. Only played the original though.
#2
No, and Gaming Thread.
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#8
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Like?


Skyrim.

Or, since you're looking for a shooter: BF3.
#9
You might appreciate 3 more if you play the first two beforehand, but you could just read up on the story online and you'll know what's going on.
#12
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Meh, Skyrim doesn't look THAT good to me. I've got Morrowind instead.


Skyrim's better.
#14
Dead Space 2 is brilliant
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


I've got a handle on the fiction.

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#15
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How? I kinda hate these dragons and swords games. I'm more into Resident Evil/Silent Hill/Bioshock games, though Crysis Halo and GoW have also rocked my socks off.

Dead Space 2 anyone?


Because there are fucking dragons.

Dragons make everything better.
#16
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Because there are fucking dragons.

Dragons make everything better.



So much true.

Skyrim- awesome, has dragons
WOW- awesome, has dragons
Halo- doesn't have dragons
#19
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Guys, if he doesn't want a game you suggest, just drop it.


It's a thread about video games outside of the Gaming Thread.

You know you're fighting a losing battle here.

TS - Maybe try picking up the Halo Anniversary edition?
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.


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#20
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It's a thread about video games outside of the Gaming Thread.

You know you're fighting a losing battle here.

TS - Maybe try picking up the Halo Anniversary edition?

#21
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Jeez, you sound like a Chinese 13 year old full of acne.



You want to buy halo, therefore your argument is invalid.
#22
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Guys, if he doesn't want a game you suggest, just drop it.


I'm not pushing anything on him. He asked for my opinion.
#23
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Quick question. I'm probably getting HAlo 3 for christmas, since I haven't played some in years. Ah, nostalgia...

Question is, does the story deserve me playing Halo 1 and 2 over, to freshen up and get spine tingling at the end of 3?

Same goes with Gears of War, if any of youse've played it. Only played the original though.

No for Halo you don't really need the previous story-lines in order to enjoy Halo 3.
The matchmaking of Halo 3 is pretty dead so I don't know about buying the game now.

For Gears you definitely do, although there is an short recap of what happened in 1 and 2 before you start the campaign. I would advise to play gears 1 and 2 first
#24
Probably the two games that I've played the most ever are Skyrim and Halo 3.

Anyway, Play in this order:
Halo: Reach
Halo: CE (if you can, the anniversary edition)
Halo 2
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 3

Enjoy.
#25
I honestly found Halo 3 to be short, disappointing and just tiresome. But that's just me!
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#26
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I honestly found Halo 3 to be short, disappointing and just tiresome. But that's just me!


Actually this. Halo 2 was better. Haven't plated Reach yet because my 360 died like a year ago and didn't do that much on it anyways
#27
Halo 3 will be cheap to get now, so you might as well.
also people need to get over skyrim, its a good game but the fanboys need to be quiter.
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#28
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Halo 3 will be cheap to get now, so you might as well.
also people need to get over skyrim, its a good game but the fanboys need to be quiter.


Let me guess... Someone stole your sweetroll?
#29
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Halo 3 will be cheap to get now, so you might as well.
also people need to get over skyrim, its a good game but the fanboys need to be quiter.


I used to be anti-bandwagon like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
#30
Sweetroll?

Edit: Not anti-bandwagon, I have the game and play it to death, but fanboys are annoying.
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#31
Halo 2 had the best story of the Halo games. It was interesting to see both sides of the conflict.

3 just became "aliens are bad mkay" from the start. Not to mention the ripe dialogue ("To War"). Overall, it was still really good, and the relationship (if you can call it that) between Chief and Cortana was done well, Gravemind was interesting, and the Arbiter and Johnson both had their moments. But it was more simplistic and after opening up so much in 2 it was a little disappointing.
#32
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Sweetroll?

Edit: Not anti-bandwagon, I have the game and play it to death, but fanboys are annoying.


It's not fanboyism. It's a great game and everyone should at least give it a try.

Also, a person who plays the game "to death" would get the sweetroll reference.
#33
I remember the whole sweetroll thing from fallout 3, but haven't really encountered any references in skyrim yet, maybe I'm looking hard enough. Just looked up that its a running joke through Morrowind and fallout and stuff, maddness.
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#34
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I remember the whole sweetroll thing from fallout 3, but haven't really encountered any references in skyrim yet, maybe I'm looking hard enough. Just looked up that its a running joke through Morrowind and fallout and stuff, maddness.


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#35
Those adventurer wannabes! Complaining about their knees all the time, telling me put stuff back. The swines.
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#36
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Actually this. Halo 2 was better. Haven't plated Reach yet because my 360 died like a year ago and didn't do that much on it anyways


Agreed, I really find Reach to be the best of the Halo games.

Maybe that's just me
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