November 09, 2004


Played Halo 2 for about a total of 5-6 hours so far. Half of that single player and the other half on Xbox-Live. Both ways of playing are... extreme. The dual-wield (where you can fire guns from both hands) took a little getting used to, but was a really cool addition to the game. The Party option for multi-player is nice too. It lets you keep playing with the same group of guys instead of find new players each time the match is over.

The previews that I saw didn't really do the game justice. The maps are huge, and the detail of the levels is just awesome. I especially like the damagable scenery and vehicles. (Except that time when I had the flag, and right before I hopped into a Warthog [kind of like an atv on steroids] someone blew it up. Two seconds later, I was watching some red-team guy standing over my corpse...)

The cut scenes between the levels are done very well. With almost no difference between actual game-play graphics and movies. They didn't need any. I'll say this much to anyone playing it for the first time. You have to watch all of the cut scenes or you won't have a clue as to what's going on in the game. (You might not even understand who you are. (But that's the only little spoiler I'll say.) The cut scenes are informative, without taking up too much of the game. So they're a pleasure to watch. At least the first time.

Well, I'm at work right now typing this, so I can't play anymore for today. But if anyone sees GEB the IV on Xbox live after midnight tonight, say hello. Hey, you could even invite me into your clan. Or maybe just a party. I have to warn you that I'm only so-so at playing online though. :-)

Posted by GEBIV at November 9, 2004 04:31 PM


Read your comment on Blackfive. I'm new to Xbox Live, so I don't exactly have a friend list yet, But I'm gonna add you too it.

My Handle: Pass The Ammo

See you on!

Posted by: Chad at November 13, 2004 05:37 PM

From all the reviews I'm reading, it sounds like I'm missing something by not having H2.

Of course, I'm still working on Doom 3, so my life isn't SO bad :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 14, 2004 11:30 AM
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