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8. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 15, 2012, 15:18 Beamer
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 14:44:
Cram wrote on Oct 15, 2012, 02:06:
I never really "got" Halo. I played Halo 1 on the the PC years ago and was so SO offended by it I never bothered with the others.

It was the console version of Doom except shittier and was superseded by PC franchises even at the time of its release. Think of your favorite franchise as a kid, then pretend you only ever had a console and transplant that memory.

I think its silly given how little is unique about the story, setting and whatnot but you can't argue with nostalgia.

"Console version of Doom except shittier" sounds weird. You couldn't jump in Doom. In Halo you had large battles with tanks and planes. That preceded BF1942 by a year.

You can argue all you want about the gameplay, whatever, and the lack of online multiplayer made the first a bit dumb as far as multiplayer went, but comparing it to Doom and saying "shittier?"

I can't think of any FPS games on the PC at the time that gleefully let you steal a flying vehicle and dive-bomb tanks. I may be missing some, but UT2K4 added them later, BF1942 added them later, U2:XMC added them later, etc.

I played a ton of Halo on the PC. What it lacked in performance, which was quite a bit, it made up for in sticky-bombs, Warthog hit-and-runs and strafe runs. Plus it wasn't well received yet still had a large and healthy community, meaning better gamers likely went to other games, making it easy to dominate Halo. There was one PC exclusive level that was a long bridge with planes. There were absolutely rounds in which I'd grab a plane in the beginning and never get knocked out of it. Man, those were the days.
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