Please, don't even delay, GET HALO FOR XBOX.Target and some other stores are routinely selling Halo at muchless than the going $49 rate. I picked up my second copy for $30a few weeks back. Check your local sunday flyers.You are going to LOVE coop.
Welp, Fry's had a sale about a week ago and I picked it up. Mostexcellent. Finished singleplayer on Normal and I'm a couple oflevels away from finishing it on Heroic now; may take a breatherbefore Legendary. :-)Unfortunately no co-op so far, since SCII came out and issucking up most of my housemates' Xbox time, but I may get oneof them to hog around on Silent Cartographer with me one ofthese days...
Xbox under his arm. This is a great windfall for me of course,but! I've got some cognitive dissonance because a) I'd alwaysplanned to get Halo if we got an Xbox, but b) the PC version issort of imminent. I'm pretty sure I'll get the PC versioneventually if its Internet multiplayer is solid. The questionis, do I get the Xbox version, and if so, do I get it _now_?On the one hand, it would be nice to experience Halo first underthe best conditions. There's the possibility that the PC versionwill have been fixed up a bit compared to the Xbox version, andI'll probably be building a new gaming PC for Doom 3, HL 2, etc.which will boost the graphics. Plus of course there's thesuperior control scheme on the PC.On the other hand, I know the only way I'm going to get to doany Halo 1-on-1 or coop with my housemates is if I get the Xboxversion. And doing my first run of the singleplayer game as acoop would be ideal, if the coop mode is solid. Is it? And doesthe 1-on-1 play have longevity?(BTW tunnelling for Internet play is not a factor, as we justdon't have the bandwidth for that.)Anything else I should weigh in the balance?And while I'm asking stuff... any other cool coop games on theXbox?(Meanwhile I'm deep into MechAssault and JSRF. Good times.)
Legendary is truly that... legendary. It's one tough mofo, andreally shows how Butcher, of Myth fame, is very adept at AIprogramming.
For the next 3hours, I think, I tried that damn fight sequence over and over,
OK maybe it wasn't 3 hours. :-) (Remembered that I started laterthan I thought.) It was a horribly long time though.
That could be a thesis topic...The Time Dilation Factor of Gaming Time vs. Real TimeI just think them up...someone else can write it...