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Good game, but frustrating when playing it at a harder difficulty level
on 30 November 2014
Along with HALO REACH, probably the best in the series and one of the greatest FPS along with COD.
Story and graphics are stunning, as you would expect, feels like you've entered STAR WARS or STARSHIP TROOPERS, except HALO has it's own universe and characters. I think you definitely have to like sci-fi fantasy and SHOOTERS to enjoy HALO, otherwise you'll find it irritating, although not as flat as some of the Japanese Manga anime.
The only problem I had with the game, is firstly that I prefer to play shooters on 'difficult' level rather than 'normal', because the enemies tend to be too easy and the game moves to quickly. On H4 I put the difficulty level on 'heroic' and find most of the enemies take almost an entire round of ammo to kill, meaning that you're constantly running out of weapons of ammo, and making the whole game experience utterly frustrating. Even on COD, when you play it on hard, the game designers never let you run out of ammo completely, so that you atleast have a fighting chance rather than committing suicide to restart from the checkpoint. Hand to hand combat with the larger enemies also seems ridiculous, unlike COD or FAR CRY 3, where you can stab the enemies with a few blows.
Secondly, for some reason, I don't know if it's a fault with the game or XBOX, but occasionally the game doesn't save properly and you end at an earlier checkpoint. I eventually got tired of this and didn't finish it.