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3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing, 16 Nov 2004
This review is from: Halo 2 (Video Game)
Okay first of all let me start by saying how much of a fan i am of the first halo game. The first halo was excellent and was everthing you want in a first person shooter.
Now the best word to describe halo 2 is disappointing.
When i first put the disc in and watched the introduction scenes i was gobsmacked. i thought could this possibly be the best game i'm ever going to play.
The intro really gets you into the game immersing you straight into the storyline.
The first level aboard your space station is excellent and is just what you might expect from the game. The space station is being boarded by the covenant and you must defend it. Straight away you get to see the much improved A.I. with the marines taking cover and actually managing to kill a few of covenant.
The next few levels are again quite good as these are set on earth which really provides a guerilla warfare scenario. The marines drive you around in the warthogs which allows you to man the gunner turret.
I thought at this point if this is what the first few levels are like then what am i in for later.
Unfortunately i wish i hadnt had asked myself that question as i was soon to be very, very....very disappointed.
The later levels offered very little in terms of variety and especially as you HAVE to play as the covenant which is not what im interested in doing.
When you play as the covenant the game seems to drag and you cant seem to get into it.
The replay value of the game seems to have dropped severly. I still play halo 1 and have completed it on every difficulty setting yet i can still go back and find it engrossing.
I have only had halo 2 for less than a week and cant see myself playing the levels ive done again. The levels get boring very quickly.
Many of the new features such as dual weapon hold and boarding which allows you to kick someone off a vehicle are quite good but not really enough to keep you going. I was especially disappointed with the melee attacks in this game as they are extremely weak. This especially shows during multiplayer games when melee attacks are used when charging down players.
The multiplayer levels are good as you'd come to expect and i can only say that this game was made for xbox live.
Ratings:
Graphics: 10/10 this area cannot be faulted
Sound: 9/10 again this area is excellent
Gameplay: 6/10
replay value: 5/10 not vey replayable
A definite try before you buy.
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