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#1
Hello UG, i have a dire need of opinion here. Many of the people i hang out with believe that Halo sucks, hard. While i question why this is, they always follow up with "Its so overrated" or "It just does...". Tell me, do you think that people hate something just because its "over-hyped" or that if everyone likes it, then it automatically sucks?


PLEASE DONT GET ME CONFUSED WITH A FANBOY


I have Halo 3 and its a fairly decent game with good multiplayer, definately beating the snot out of many fps games that are out today.

Please, i dont want any flaming, just an answer to the hype machine.

Thanks.
Last edited by first_aid at Sep 26, 2007,
#3
It's a great game and deserves most of the hype. It's just that some people want to be "rebels" and disagree with whatever is popular.
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#4
ok thanks, just making sure that i wasnt the only one that wants to support the majority opinion for once.
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It's a great game and deserves most of the hype. It's just that some people want to be "rebels" and disagree with whatever is popular.

Exactly.
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#8
Yeah.

(sorry for the comparison here Classic rock heads)

Kinda like a lot of Classic rock bands. They're typically pretty over-rated, but just because Hendrix isn't the best guitarist ever doesn't mean his stuff to is easy to play or that any normal guitarist isn't influenced in at least some small way by him.

Just because Rhapsody of Fire makes better battle music then Zep's - Immigrant Song doesn't mean I don't like to groove to my Led Zeppelin everyonce and a while.


The thing you're probably gonna notice about a lot (a lot not all) of the Halo haters is that they only hate Halo because they got sucked into buying a PS3 instead.
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#10
Gears isn't an FPS game, you fanny.
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#11
I played it for the first time tonight it was decent
i guess it was kinda overhyped lol but i still thought it was amzingly enertaining
ya so i think overhype didnt take anything away from the game
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#12
I don't like Halo because I enjoy other games, sorry to burst your bubble. That's kinda how things work for me when I don't like something - there's usually something else out there that I enjoy much better.

PC games in that category are much more fun. Halo may be fun but its popular because it appeals to more people since it is console based. Console based games keep it simple by just having to own a console and not having to worry about hardware adjustments but in reality, PC games have been far ahead of console games.
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#13
it's a sweet game. i just have better things to do with my time than play a game.
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Gears isn't an FPS game, you fanny.



You are absolutely right, tired from school/work.


But still, i believe that halo is better game than gears, but gears does have its high points.
#15
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I don't like Halo because I enjoy other games, sorry to burst your bubble. That's kinda how things work for me when I don't like something - there's usually something else out there that I enjoy much better.

PC games in that category are much more fun. Halo may be fun but its popular because it appeals to more people since it is console based. Console based games keep it simple by just having to own a console and not having to worry about hardware adjustments but in reality, PC games have been far ahead of console games.



You see, this is a constructive reason why sithian dislikes Halo, not because its "overhyped". This is what i want to see more of in my society, but alas, the idiots are taking over...

BTW, i agree 100% with you.
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You are absolutely right, tired from school/work.


But still, i believe that halo is better game than gears, but gears does have its high points.


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#17
I think Halo 3 rocks because it raises my Microsoft stocks over three points in one day.
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I have Halo 3 and its a fairly decent game with good multiplayer, definately beating the snot out of many fps games that are out today. *coughgearscough*




I'm gonna be a nazi and tell you Gears isn't an fps.


I do want Halo 3...I've said this three times...It seems so much more epic that Halo 1 or 2. Bigger maps, more vehicles, new weapons.
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#21
Yes, again, i had school then work so ima little on the tired side, ok fps nazi? Just trying to make a point is all. And yes, halo 3 is pretty damn good.
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I'm gonna be a nazi and tell you Gears isn't an fps.


I do want Halo 3...I've said this three times...It seems so much more epic that Halo 1 or 2. Bigger maps, more vehicles, new weapons.



It's been said, tired from school/work.
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It's been said, tired from school/work.


Sorry. Didn't read the other posts.
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#24
Good story, good gameplay, decent graphics; There really isn't that much to hate about Halo.

The line in the sand, as it were, is the fact that probably the last truly epicly legendary FPS us console jockeys had was Goldeneye (which ruled, btw), while PC gamers have had plenty of great FPS games that work more smoothly. Halo can easily hold a candle to any other FPS, but many of the things we are not used to on consoles the PC gamers have had for ages, thus you get a lot of people denouncing it, saying that it is nothing new.

Personally, I think its a great game, but if you don't like it, thats fine too, just play what you want to play and let others play their games in peace. There is no absolute standard that says which type of game is the best, so if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go rock out on this next song on the Guitar Hero demo unit in Best Buy.
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#25
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I'm gonna be a nazi and tell you Gears isn't an fps.


I do want Halo 3...I've said this three times...It seems so much more epic that Halo 1 or 2. Bigger maps, more vehicles, new weapons.

You consider 2 ( that i noticed) new weapons, 3 new vehicles that much epic?

You obviously havent played it yet.

I started playing after 12:00 am aussie time and finished it at 8 am that morning.

Dont get me wrong it was good but not epic, i felt like i was playing halo through some parts.
#26
I have not played it yet...I guess that's why I'm exaggerating


From what I've read and seen it just looks a lot more fun.
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#27
theres alot more people who say its the best game ever than people who say it sucks. i don't believe it neccesarily sucks but i do believe it is extrememly overrated. there are many other games, including FPS's i'd rather play than any Halo's.
#28
Metroid = Original
Halo = Overrated
Metroid>Halo

Thats not to say that halo isnt good, just metroid came first and is better
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#29
Halo 3 is a decent game, although I played it long before it ever came out, back when it was called WOLFENSTEIN!!!
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#30
Those who say that Halo is overrated/sucks 99% of the time do it for one or more of the following reasons:

1. It's "cool" to be on the anti-bandwagon bandwagon.
2. They don't own an xbox/got tricked into buying a PS3.
3. They have never played any of the Halo games.
4. Sony/Nintendo fanboy.
5. PC elitist.
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#31
What the hell is wrong with Playstation?
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What the hell is wrong with Playstation?


Actually that part was semi-facetious. My only real problem with the PS3 is that I don't want to pay $200 extra for a system that runs/looks exactly the same as an xbox. I'll be getting one...after they drop the price a few times.
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#33
Fair enough.
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#34
I played it for the first time today. I can honestly say I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. After many years of playing both Halo and Halo 2, I reckon this kicks the **** out of 2, and is mildly better than Halo. The new weapons and vehicles are fun and balanced, and work well with the maps. The multiplayer is the best fun I've had on a console FPS.

I do think Halo as a series on the whole is overrated, as I never saw anything really innovating about it. Yes, it had a good if somewhat cliched storyline [aliens attack Earth], which eventually fanned out into something original. All I recognise and appreciate Halo of doing, is making Xbox popular.

I myself would give H3, about a 9/10.

I might edit this when I can be bothered adding more.
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#35
Thanks for the quick reply guys, i really appreciate it!

If you have a 360, then do make a note to at least rent H3, its definitely worth it.
#36
i would like to start by saying HALO 3 FKN ROCKS!!!!!!! i played it this arvo and my god, it is THAT much better than halo 2. as for those saying its overrated...ur bad? sry? honestly, its one of the best FPS's of its time, not saying its the BEST, but its up there. (halo 2 was overrated though, halo 1 and 3 are awesome)

also erm, how isnt gears a FPS game, you're in 1st person mode, and you shoot...hence... yeh...
#39
I honestly don't see how Halo is soooo much greater than other shooters. There are plenty of other ****ty games out there where you run around shooting aliens with lasers. I've played both games, couldn't discern a difference between them, and the multiplayer bores me, to be honest. sorry.
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I honestly don't see how Halo is soooo much greater than other shooters. There are plenty of other ****ty games out there where you run around shooting aliens with lasers. I've played both games, couldn't discern a difference between them, and the multiplayer bores me, to be honest. sorry.

You see if iI bought it, I would buy it for the multiplayer.
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