To begin with I was never a huge Halo fan. I thought it looked like crap, didn't play well and was quite boring. I also felt there were some much better games out there such as Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon. Which to this day I still feel that those are the better games compared to the first Halo.
Then Halo 2 came out... I was impressed with the graphics for sure cause it was a huge leap from the first game. Still the same game though but I definitely enjoyed. Also the big bonus was an actual online mode so you could play on Xbox Live with anyone in the world. But at the time I was still into Ghost Recon 2 and was still playing Rainbow Six. Ghost Recon 2 had made leaps and bounds as far as graphically and game play. So I was definitely hooked into that.
Halo 3 is launched. I've been waiting for this game to come out and like I said earlier I'm not a huge fan of Halo but this one is good. Way better than the last two and with some new features such as the ability to share video clips of game play and screen shots. This is something the first person shooters have been lacking for a long time and I'm glad it finally has come cause this is definitely one of my favorite features of Halo 3. My other favorite thing about Halo which was carried over from the last is the Party feature. It allows you to invite friends into your lobby then you can easily find a game together. Which makes for a great online gaming experience.
The Bad about Halo 3... God Damn Beat Downs!!! Sooooo... Many.... Timessss..... The panzees will be ten feet from you and lunge towards you and take you down with the beat down. The gay thing about it is that I too hit the beat down button and get nothing. This is the most frustrating thing about this game. It's so damn frustrating I want to throw my controller through the tv. So that's my only complaint about the game. Overall it is pretty damn sweet. I you don't have it, get it. You will be happy.
If you are wondering about the single player action it's actually pretty good too. The story gets finished up very well. I would talk more about the story but I don't want to spoil it for someone (Shane).
(All images taken from my actual game footage.)