Ohai thurrr.

I have a few choice words for you.

My two days with Halo: Reach.

with one comment

So it has not actually been two whole days since Reach has come out, but still. My two days with Reach have been… different, and I actually enjoyed the different it brought to me. I was leaving the large frustration of a game that is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Noob tubes, Commando, One Man Army/Danger Close, spawn tubes in Hardcore Search, the lovely UMP.45, tryhards with the Intervention, and ridiculous lag. I ventured away from all of that to come to a new experience, well sort of new.

I played Halo 3 apparently 240 some games according to Bungie. I remember like… 5 of them. But apparently I played that much Halo when I had Halo 3. When it came down to it I actually did not like Halo 3. Then I picked up The Orange Box and played Team Fortress 2 on that for so many hours. I would say about 100+ hours was put onto that game from when I bought it up until I bought Modern Warfare 2. I currently have about 37 days played on Modern Warfare 2, a 10th prestige level 70, and enough skill to say that I am legit 10th. The prestige lobbies in Modern Warfare 2 had everyone that was a 10th at any point in time labeled as a 10th prestige hacker. Another thing I disliked about Modern Warfare 2 were the constant messages from 10 year olds saying, “Message to all friends and recent players my friend is hosting a 10th prestige lobby, 1600 microsoft points. Message me back for an invite.” Every 30 minutes I get about six messages saying that, and I wish I was kidding.

Anyhow, Halo: Reach has an incredible multi-player with an apparently short campaign. I have not finished campaign but I have played a ton of multi-player. When you first boot up your Xbox 360 and pop Halo: Reach in and you get past the title screen, you get to customize your Spartan/Elite. With customization you can buy armor, things to put on your helmet, among other things you can buy. You can put colors onto your Spartan/Elite, mine being violet and I believe green or a yellow. You have a wide variety in how you can create what type of emblem you would like, mine being a rooster with something behind it that makes it look like it is wearing a hat. Once you get done with that you get to look at what is the menu screen. Your choices are; Matchmaking, Campaign, Firefight and Theater, and more than likely Options/Settings.

Of course when I got home from the midnight release I came home did all that and went straight to Matchmaking. Being a Call of Duty person I had to of course figure out what the hell I was doing. I can know figure out when someone will get killed, and I do enjoy when someone starts shooting at me and I turn on them. For those of you who do not know what turning on means, it means when someone starts to shoot you from behind and you turn around and kill them. I cannot tell you how many times I have done this in Halo: Reach already. There are a bunch of game types including Slayer, Invasion, Big Team, and some others. I however really like to play the Free For All playlist (that is not what it is called but it is basically a Free For All every game.) because I can be by myself and not worry about my team taking my kills.

The biggest flaw I see with Matchmaking is one big thing: if you quit a certain amount of times for any reason besides network problems, you get temporarily banned from Matchmaking. This is incredibly weird and incredibly unneeded. Yes rage quitting is a problem but not when the problem is Bungie themselves. When I play the Free For All playlist I want to play Slayer, and not Oddball, Invasion, or any other game types. When the game type has been chosen you can only back out of that lobby when the game has started. So last night I kept getting things that were not Slayer so I kept backing out. Today I have been in danger of getting the temporary ban hammer basically all day. So I decided to go into Firefight because Firefight is really fun. I accidentally betray someone and they boot me. That boot temporarily bans me. This honestly is the only issue I have with Reach so far. The guns are balanced, and you can get kills by aiming at their head or just plain being smarter than them and out smarting them.

All in all: Grab this game if you are tired of Modern Warfare 2, a Halo fan, or just want something to pass the time for a little bit.

It is an amazing game that I can see myself playing for the next two months until Call of Duty: Black Ops comes out on November 9th.

Advertisements

Written by omfgwtflawl

September 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. dude i love reading your articles! 🙂 keep them coming please XD

    Peter

    September 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: