Halo: The Most Overrated Game Ever Made?
I’m sorry but if you are prone to crying, feeling offended easily or have some undying love toward Halo be warned: WE are about to exchange words. I dare say after this we may never have a chance at even being Facebook friends. Though you may still follow me on Twitter. I guess. I’m not going to repay the deed because I’m sorry but I'm NOT SORRY to say Halo is the Most Overrated Game Ever Made of all time. Period!
When I think Halo I think that old saying, “You have to plow a four to appreciate an eight.” Halo is like a two on my scale with herpes. There are so many things about it that just honestly infuriate me. It’s not even that I don’t like it, it sincerely offends my gamer soul. And if you don't feel the same way then you haven't played enough games.
Halo got its start in the PC world and should have died there. This is a PC game kicked into gaming platforms before its time. And yes, there is a time for every game to have its day – I don't care if its made a billion dollars. That doesn't make it a good game. Sorry. It doesn't. Halo’s time has yet to come.
Here are the top three things that kind of make me want to cut the power cable on my Xbox 360 or/and toss my system in a tub filled with water because Halo exists.
Seriously? How do you say that name and not chuckle a little. Way to go the extra mile and think of a creative name for the hero writers.
Again, the reason they didn’t think of a cool name is because THIS IS A PC game pretending to be a platform game. It’s the tragic ugly-ducky trying out for an American Idol like show. It’s sad to watch because in this case it just doesn't cut it even with blind judges.
Not that this story is complicated to figure out -- because it’s not. It’s just WHO bleeping cares?! Honestly, Halo’s storyline is one of the poorest stitched together plots I have ever experienced. And I use the word "experience" loosely.
Even in crappy games I remember something about the storyline. Not with Halo. Probably because every turn, moment, and scene is some knock off generic, wannabe, cliché moment I’ve seen a hundred times before!
Look…sigh… If I’m going to spend sixty dollars on a game I expect it to look a certain way. If I’m going to put said game into my Xbox 360 IT BETTER 360 my brains off! If I’m going to spend hours upon hours exploring a game, for the love of Zeus give me something to explore!
Halo has one of the cheapest graphics I’ve ever seen. How this game survived the 90's is beyond my good grace.
The only thing keeping this game alive is the multiplayer franchise. Which, hate to repeat myself, but I will, started in the PC world where Halo meant something.
Take away the multiplayer game play and Halo’s got nada. And let’s be honest, with games like COD out there how the heck does Halo still have multiplayers? Honestly, someone tell me how! What am I missing? Why the bejesus is this game still around? Why are they still making it? And don't take the easy answer and say it's because it's making money. Yeah, I get that. That's all you got it? Really? You getting a cut of that money? No. Oh, sorry to hear that.
Give me one good reason why I should play this... anyone. Please step in and defend this franchise. I beg you to.