Numinar wrote on Jul 1, 2019, 10:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 1, 2019, 05:01:
Rhett wrote on Jul 1, 2019, 04:33:
The games really aren't that bad. They're solid FPS experiences, they fully support coop, and have typically been very polished.
Obviously Microsoft has milked the hell out of it, but it really can be fun with friends. Did you guys really not play Halo when it came to PC?! That was awesome!
No, we played Half-Life 1 and 2. Doom, Doom 3 and Quake 2, Quake 3, Wolfenstein, System Shock, Deus Ex
I played all those games as well! I think they are in the same conversation as Halo, genre defining classics that are still worth playing today with a bit of extra polish/port effort, though most of them predate OG Halo of course except HL2.
Some of them have worse shooting than Halo, less fun enemy AI and design and none had co-op except Doom, which wasn't great, and maybe the Quakes but I think you had to do it one map at a time. Certainly not good out of the box 4p online co-op like Reach. Also none of those games had awesome vehicle physics, with co-op/PvP support and boarding mechanics, or an in built level and film tool, though mods are better of course. I don't think any of them had ADS for the one guy to whom that is important to, except maybe some select weapons or with a macro in Quake.
I also think you guys missed out. I can't wait to co-op this with my kids. Almost old enough now... minecraft has them trained up at controller FPS controls good and proper!
Agree that H4/5 didn't cut the mustard, though they had their moments. They just were not pushing boundaries and features like Bungie used to, trading functionality and ambition away for some nicer, smoother graphics. H5 even had the return of the Arbiter and the trip to the Elite civil war which seems so awesome on paper, but that game was such a disjointed mess. The only one I havn't finished once let alone the dozens of times of H1-3, HR and ODST. Doom, Doom 2 and Hexen are probably the only games that compete for playthroughs and I struggle to enjoy those these days,
Well, you are absolutely right
But we also played BF1942 <3
I guess I only wanted to make the point that your path into gaming can hugely define how you look at Halo. If you are a new player RIGHT NOW then you really don't have a ton of good MP FPS to choose from either. I mean I am like the biggest Battlefield fanboy, and I hated BF1 and SKIPPED BF5 (because it is BF 1.5 to me). If I wanted a good FPS right now I'd be pretty lost..... I am not half averse to trying out Destiny 2.
Also Half-Life 1 will always have a special place in my heart, I actually did a few speed runs on that, got to 50minutes... record is 21.. oh well. But it was fun learning some of the tricks to get through faster. And you can get through really fast, stuff like using buttons through walls is something that you can never unsee and will try everywhere after that.