Zero Punctuation: Halo 3

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alright this hole thing is starting to piss me off. ever since this review I cant get away from Halo 3 hate so I will take the liberty on pointing out exactly why halo is such a popular and critically exclaimed series.

1. I always here the argument that Halo has never done anything original and that its just another bland FPS, this is completely false. Halo 1 broke away from extremely linear and constricting level design by having vast open landscapes with a more sandbox approach to battles. anybody who has ever played the silent cartographer or assault on the control room level knows that. bungi continued this level design throughout H2 and H3. almost no FPS can compete with the scale, epic feel, and fun of Halo's battles

2. story. yes I said it story. Halo may not have as compelling a story as Half-life or thought provoking as Bioshock but that can be ok. halo's story is meant to be entertaining and thats what it does. Its a relatively simple but interring story with some really cool twists and turns. The story can satisfy the casual gamer as well as the hard core.

3. game play. the game play of Halo is solid. it is smooth fluent and flows nicely. every battle is exiting well designed and above all fun. lots of weapons vehicles and smart challenging enemies keep the pace steady. and its a game that actually does good driving sequences.
some complain about the friendly AI isn't up to par but I followed the development of the Halo 3 and the friendly AI was actually intentionally tuned. this is because the developers noticed that battles became too easy when all your allies were doing all the work and that this took away from the intensity of battles and the feeling that you are facing overwhelming odds.

4. Art. The environments in halo have always been some of my favorite in game history. they are a cool and original blend of ancient architecture and futuristic technology. also in a market so crowded by gritty realistic games whose only colors are black white brown and sometimes red halo stands out with a more colorful comic book like style that gives it a cool exaggerated over the top almost fantasy like appearance that really fits everything els in the game. this leeds me to my next point.

5. graphics. I always hear how bad Halo 3's graphics are but I argue that there as good as any other 360 game just in its own ways. I find it funny how yhatzee criticizes games for their colorless approach to graphics but then does the same to Halo 3 for having to much color. Halo isn't so pose to have photo realistic graphics. the art style allows Halo 3 to have extremely crisp and detailed environments. take a close look at the textures in Cod 4, bioshock, or gears. then do the same for Halo 3. the detail in those games don't come close to H3. also the game looks crisper than most other games with no areas that aren't detailed. You also have to remember that Halo 3 has much bigger environments than all the games it is compared to so for it to have the graphical level that is does with NO slowdown is technologically amazing (lag aside because every game has that)

6. multiplayer. It is nothing short of amazing. as balanced as you can get, lots and lots of cool weapons and vehicles, well designed maps, and awesome extra features. saved films are soooo fun cool and convenient (if you didn't wish every game had it you'd be lying) Forge is fun creative and the fun you'll have playing your very own map with friends is unmatched. some complain about annoying people and I agree with them but that is why bungie created the mute option. yhatzee didn't play Halo 3's multiplayer which is sad because he was missing half the game.

I could go on but those are just a few reasons Halo is so popular and a great game. but because halo is so popular it attracts blind scrutiny by people who think its cool to hate whatever is popular. not saying that that is all people who dislike halo, if you have a legitimate reason than I respect that, but if you spread blind hate than your loss. your missing out on enjoying some amazing games.

lukemdizzle:

2. story. yes I said it story. Halo may not have as compelling a story as Half-life or thought provoking as Bioshock but that can be ok. halo's story is meant to be entertaining and thats what it does. Its a relatively simple but interring story with some really cool twists and turns. The story can satisfy the casual gamer as well as the hard core.

You're right, well said (if not grammatically perfect).

I'd like to point out that Halo takes a rather unique approach to sci-fi story-telling. What I mean is everything is not explained to you, you have to think (a foreign concept to many, I know).

SPOILERS An example: the message Cortana sends on the Flood infested battlecruiser. There really was no solution to stop the Flood without firing Halo. Cortana knew the Gravemind would know her message and she knew it would go through the portal to stop them. And she knew that a rebuilt Halo on the Ark could eliminate all the Flood once the Gravemind was there. SPOILERS

The surface story of Halo is simple, but there's a depth to the universe almost unmatched by any but the greatest of sci-fi franchises. Literally hundreds of allusions and a comprehensive history for everything make the Haloverse one of the most interesting settings ever.

Eldritch Warlord:

lukemdizzle:

2. story. yes I said it story. Halo may not have as compelling a story as Half-life or thought provoking as Bioshock but that can be ok. halo's story is meant to be entertaining and thats what it does. Its a relatively simple but interring story with some really cool twists and turns. The story can satisfy the casual gamer as well as the hard core.

You're right, well said (if not grammatically perfect).

I'd like to point out that Halo takes a rather unique approach to sci-fi story-telling. What I mean is everything is not explained to you, you have to think (a foreign concept to many, I know).

SPOILERS An example: the message Cortana sends on the Flood infested battlecruiser. There really was no solution to stop the Flood without firing Halo. Cortana knew the Gravemind would know her message and she knew it would go through the portal to stop them. And she knew that a rebuilt Halo on the Ark could eliminate all the Flood once the Gravemind was there. SPOILERS

The surface story of Halo is simple, but there's a depth to the universe almost unmatched by any but the greatest of sci-fi franchises. Literally hundreds of allusions and a comprehensive history for everything make the Haloverse one of the most interesting settings ever.

Those cortana messages were complete shit that was a dumb move by Bungie

shatnershaman:

Eldritch Warlord:

lukemdizzle:

2. story. yes I said it story. Halo may not have as compelling a story as Half-life or thought provoking as Bioshock but that can be ok. halo's story is meant to be entertaining and thats what it does. Its a relatively simple but interring story with some really cool twists and turns. The story can satisfy the casual gamer as well as the hard core.

You're right, well said (if not grammatically perfect).

I'd like to point out that Halo takes a rather unique approach to sci-fi story-telling. What I mean is everything is not explained to you, you have to think (a foreign concept to many, I know).

SPOILERS An example: the message Cortana sends on the Flood infested battlecruiser. There really was no solution to stop the Flood without firing Halo. Cortana knew the Gravemind would know her message and she knew it would go through the portal to stop them. And she knew that a rebuilt Halo on the Ark could eliminate all the Flood once the Gravemind was there. SPOILERS

The surface story of Halo is simple, but there's a depth to the universe almost unmatched by any but the greatest of sci-fi franchises. Literally hundreds of allusions and a comprehensive history for everything make the Haloverse one of the most interesting settings ever.

Those cortana messages were complete shit that was a dumb move by Bungie

Bad move, yes. Complete shit, no. This is more of the "makes you think" aspect that I find appealing to Halo's story. The Chief and Cortana had been together so long that a corrupt bit of her is left in him (SPOILERS or maybe it's from when Cortana copied herself in First Strike so that she could stay with the ship and help him at the same time SPOILERS) and will briefly interfer with his electronics from time to time without the true presence of Cortana to blot it out. And this corrupt bit seems to sync with the real Cortana when they're within range of each other.

But there should be some way to skip them, that would make the game slightly better. And it would be for the best if Halo 4 (if it ever comes) does not have those at all, or limits it to just talking and maybe some effect on the visuals.

Also, wrong message. I was refering to the actually plot item that convinces Master Chief and Miranda to go with the Elites through the Portal. (you know, the thing they watch in that conference on Shadow of Intent)

Eldritch Warlord:

Bad move, yes. Complete shit, no. This is more of the "makes you think" aspect that I find appealing to Halo's story. The Chief and Cortana had been together so long that a corrupt bit of her is left in him (SPOILERS or maybe it's from when Cortana copied herself in First Strike so that she could stay with the ship and help him at the same time SPOILERS) and will briefly interfer with his electronics from time to time without the true presence of Cortana to blot it out. And this corrupt bit seems to sync with the real Cortana when they're within range of each other.

Oh come on now. A bit left over that can communicate across mass distances (the copies went insane) thats ridiculous even for a sci fi game like Halo.

shatnershaman:

Eldritch Warlord:

Bad move, yes. Complete shit, no. This is more of the "makes you think" aspect that I find appealing to Halo's story. The Chief and Cortana had been together so long that a corrupt bit of her is left in him (SPOILERS or maybe it's from when Cortana copied herself in First Strike so that she could stay with the ship and help him at the same time SPOILERS) and will briefly interfer with his electronics from time to time without the true presence of Cortana to blot it out. And this corrupt bit seems to sync with the real Cortana when they're within range of each other.

Oh come on now. A bit left over that can communicate across mass distances (the copies went insane) thats ridiculous even for a sci fi game like Halo.

I didn't say "mass distances," I said "within range." I implied a certain proximity, no greater than planetary-scale distances. I also used bit throughout my statement and added the paranthesed Spoiler to suggest that the bit may be from the copies (not a complete copy).

I'll go into some technicals, when something is "removed" from a hard drive it remains on the hard drive until it is written over by new data or purged. Cortana was removed from the Chief's data storage device but nothing wrote over her data, so it is reasonable to assume that she's still there in some unpurged fragments denied total functionality because there was no interfacing with Master Chief's nervous system (at least not in the way she's meant to).

This arguing is pointless, we should be allies in this forum of Halo-haters.

Amen Mister Yahtzee. Halo sucked since day one. (Plus Master Chief is just a jacked up version of the Doom Marine. XD) I have noticed a lot of the FPS' have the same setting and designs. I will say this: all of those Halo junkies should get a real life and play Warhammer 40K. xD

Mad kudos.

"I dont play multiplayer"

Well thanks for wasting my time asshole. It isnt like the entire reason that Halo is such a hit is because of its ONLINE GAMEPLAY YOU "TWAT". So sorry the "game critic"(btw, youre just an OK comic that has a little attention because you make jokes about games)couldnt be bothered to play the fucking game.

But the new mario, THATS a game worth buying.

Edit: Oh, and I like the fact that there are no BOSS fights. Boss fights are the most tiresom piece of trash left over from the 8 bit generation. I just got done slaughtering an army but some big dick cock munch is supposed to be my REAL problem. Screw that and screw you.

And I played your crap ass thief game. apparantly whoever designed the security of those places being burglarized didnt expect some "twat"(i like your use of the word Twat, particularly when Im using it about you) to duck or flatten out on the wall. Funny i cant find the review of that crap ass game.

You are just a knee-jerk jerk-off that cant aim so you just piss on shit

the rest of you are just yahtzee nut-riders and should get fucked.

cry more noob

Note: Considering Pansies i mean Yahtzees vulgar language I feel perfectly fine speaking the sameway

Lololololol

I just watched it again. You was attempting to take a tank out with a warthog? AND you had time to get out and switch?

lolol Yahtzee played on easy!

I feel bad now. Its all falling into place. Poor lil guy. No wonder he doesnt like it. His lil C.H.U.D. hands cannt respond fast enough.

Man I must be late to the game or something, who the hell is this Yahtzee guy and wtf makes him so great other than hes funny? Im looking at all these little vids on here and all I see is some no skill hack making jokes and talking shit and then a bunch of people fauning all over him.

Dont give a shit about multiplayer and then reviews games whose greatest FEATURE is multiplayer FUCK YOU MR. D.J. NOSKILLS!! Just STFU then and dont act like you know something!

I dont even believe you and just think you are full of shit. Tell the truth, you got FSR(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VmyrHNEmFI ) teabag rolled in Halo 2 and are just salty.

Act like every other game critic/gamer in the world is just so oh so la di da wrong about EVERYTHING and just listen to me old chum. Maybe its just YOU that sucks, and a handfull of the nut-riders here. Ever think of that? Maybe thats why you designed a 2-bit crap of a game that you couldnt get 2 bits for and is hence FREE?

You're just a big bully bodiddly83.

PurpleRain:
You're just a big bully bodiddly83.

Troll my friend, troll.

Just report and move on.

bodiddly83:

lolol Yahtzee played on easy!

And so what if he played on easy? The man has to play a game, note down criticisms of it, elaborate his criticisms, write them all into a hilarious script, record it with no mistakes (at that speed it's hard) and also do the 4 minute animation and syncronise it to his voice... all in one week

bully my ass. and report me? for what? This fowl mouthed aussy can rip shit all up and down and act like he knows what the fuck hes talking about(and he DONT ez mode non aiming motherfucker) and everyone is just supposed to flower him with worship? He needs to stfu about shit he cannt understand or deal with. HE is the fowl mouthed motherfucker talking shit. Im responding in kind calling his oh so obvious BULLSHIT.

And whats with that crap about a little girl talking to him in the game? Is this asshat talking about Cortana? What kind of sick fucktard thinks she looks like a little girl in the first place?

Go wank your wii stick to mario.

bodiddly83:
and the only trolling I do is with my nutsuck across Potzees chin if he ever had balls enough to find out what all that multiplayer shit is about. game critic my ass.

Who didn't see this coming?

It's good that the comments section on the ZP video becomes intelligent conversations, sucks people like bodiddly83 come in though. And only 7 days, a tad bit soft don't you think?

Man, I'm late onto the boat on this one (wish I'd known about Zero Punctuation and it's hilarious butchery back when this was a new development). First off, yes, one would need to have played the other two titles in the series in order to gain some notion of what the heck is going on. That said, it wouldn't make much difference because, tragically, the singleplayer of Halo 3 is, well, dull. At times It was so hard that it kicked my ass until my nose bled, and then promptly reversed so that I could get up and do something else without pausing it. This is coming from someone who awaited this game's arrival with something dangerously and shamefully close to fanboy-ism. The first game, despite the many valid criticisms that could be levied at it, had a good story (in my opinion). somewhere, I guess they switched emphasis from single- to multiplayer (which, admittedly is awesome sans the frothy-mouthed thirteen year old dicks that inhabit it).

Err...This is really late for me to do this, but I'm doing it anyway, because I just made an account. That reveiw, was great for what you reveiwed... But you only reveiwed half of the game, people go to you looking on your oppinion on a game, to catch it's flawes, but you poined out, the "shitty" part of Halo, the bad half. You pointed out that this girl is average at masterbating, but you never experienced a orgy, the better part. Bungie spent half of their time making the multi-player portion, and your not even going to reveiw it? But then again, I'm to late.

How long ago was this video made???????!!!!!

Move on to Halo wars ya douch bags.

-_-'

JOE COOL:
How long ago was this video made???????!!!!!

Move on to Halo wars ya douch bags.

-_-'

That's not even out yet. Won't be 'til next year.

Thats a Shame.

Cannibalistyk:
Err...This is really late for me to do this, but I'm doing it anyway, because I just made an account. That reveiw, was great for what you reveiwed... But you only reveiwed half of the game, people go to you looking on your oppinion on a game, to catch it's flawes, but you poined out, the "shitty" part of Halo, the bad half. You pointed out that this girl is average at masterbating, but you never experienced a orgy, the better part. Bungie spent half of their time making the multi-player portion, and your not even going to reveiw it? But then again, I'm to late.

The guy doesn't care about multiplayer, do you expect him to try to enjoy it? He wants to go one on one with the girl, he doesn't want 7 other guys there with him.

yourkie1921:
The guy doesn't care about multiplayer, do you expect him to try to enjoy it? He wants to go one on one with the girl, he doesn't want 7 other guys there with him.

He cares more than he'd have you believe, he did afterall review Team Fortress 2 which he could've just ignored as the multiplayer portion of The Orange Box as he did with the multiplayer portion of Halo 3.

I'd think he'd feel inclined to play team fortress 2 since he reviewed the rest of the orange box and regardless of what anybody says TEAM FORTRESS SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS A DIFFERENT GAME. You can't review the game without mentioning multi-player on a multi-player only game. Halo3 has single player and it's not a couple of training missions. It's a campaign. He doesn't feel inclined to review the multiplayer because if all the focus was on multiplayer there would be no singleplayer. It's kind of like how he played smash bros. brawl with a few friends, HE HAS TO.

Cannibalistyk:
Err...This is really late for me to do this, but I'm doing it anyway, because I just made an account. That reveiw, was great for what you reveiwed... But you only reveiwed half of the game, people go to you looking on your oppinion on a game, to catch it's flawes, but you poined out, the "shitty" part of Halo, the bad half. You pointed out that this girl is average at masterbating, but you never experienced a orgy, the better part. Bungie spent half of their time making the multi-player portion, and your not even going to reveiw it? But then again, I'm to late.

The point of his reviews is to nitpick and create comedy from them. It's not as though his word is final

Just to keep it all up to date D.J. CantAim(putzhee) plays on easy and thats why he doesnt play Multiplayer. He sucks. Nothing to see here folks, just some idiot trying to take on a tank with a Warthog/Jeep on easy mode and STILL got blown the fuck up.

If you want good AI dont play on Easy(Bitch) mode.

A game critic ignoring Multiplayer because he "Doesnt give a flying shit" about it is like a fashion critic ignoring pants because they dont like pants,"Im just going to comment on shirts!" Which is PANTS ON HEAD RETARDED.

Its like a baseball ref ignoring pitches because he likes batting!

Its fucking DUMB.

bodiddly83:
Just to keep it all up to date D.J. CantAim(putzhee) plays on easy and thats why he doesnt play Multiplayer. He sucks. Nothing to see here folks, just some idiot trying to take on a tank with a Warthog/Jeep on easy mode and STILL got blown the fuck up.

If you want good AI dont play on Easy(Bitch) mode.

A game critic ignoring Multiplayer because he "Doesnt give a flying shit" about it is like a fashion critic ignoring pants because they dont like pants,"Im just going to comment on shirts!" Which is PANTS ON HEAD RETARDED.

Its like a baseball ref ignoring pitches because he likes batting!

Its fucking DUMB.

He pointed out that the game shouldn't be getting perfect scores and constant praise from critics if half of the game is so blighted. If the game is getting perfect scores, it shouldn't have such a flawed campaign that was touted as the second coming. If other critics give the game a perfect score while pointing out the negatives of the single-player, shouldn't Yahtzee be able to ignore the multi-player? It's only fair.

Blighted? How would he know? He played on FUCKING EASY MODE.

Lets get a few things straight here.

If you are a "game critic" and you play on easy you dont get to comment on AI. At all. Chances are that marine was shooting at something WORTH shooting at as opposed to a fucking tank. If the AI could think, it would prolly be something like,"Why the fuck is he driving toward that tank when there are perfectly good targets this way?"

If you dont bother with Multiplayer because of some bullshit excuse like you dont like it, you dont get to say if a game is any good or not. All you can comment on is single player and you had best keep your psuedo-review qualified by saying something along the lines of, "The single player is just ok, if you are a BITCH and play on easy." You dont get to comment on the game as a whole.

Pastey Old Greg:
He pointed out that the game shouldn't be getting perfect scores and constant praise from critics if half of the game is so blighted. If the game is getting perfect scores, it shouldn't have such a flawed campaign that was touted as the second coming. If other critics give the game a perfect score while pointing out the negatives of the single-player, shouldn't Yahtzee be able to ignore the multi-player? It's only fair.

He doesnt GET to point out any percieved flaws in anyone elses review because unlike him they PLAYED THE FUCKING GAME. The "half" that he played was played on easy. His critic revolved around AI(hello EASY MODE!!) and him being a PANTS ON HEAD RETARD. Nothing is flawed about the campaign, NOTHING. As for your hyperbole with the second coming, must have been pretty spot fucking on since people are STILL buying the game and STILL playing it online. You will not EVER see tournament play on any Piece of Shit game Putzhee puts out. EVER.

"If other critics give the game a perfect score while pointing out the negatives of the single-player, shouldn't Yahtzee be able to ignore the multi-player? It's only fair" What the fuck kind of logic is this? Oh, wait I know. Its the BS logic of a fanboy trying desperatly to defend his dreamy-eyed hero. Go get em tiger.

And BTW, Putzhee is a big boy. He doesnt need you MAKING UP excuses for the bullshit that comes out of his mouth.

How does the difficulty level he played on affect whether the game is good? Guess what: not everyone is a gaming superman. Some people play on easy. They would also like to know if a game is good. If the game isn't good on easy, I fail to see how making it harder will make it better. That rule only applies to penises.

Just let it die already...

Sledgimus:
How does the difficulty level he played on affect whether the game is good? Guess what: not everyone is a gaming superman. Some people play on easy. They would also like to know if a game is good. If the game isn't good on easy, I fail to see how making it harder will make it better. That rule only applies to penises.

It has a whole hell of a lot to do with it, when his major gripe with the game is AI. FFS it has EVERYTHING to do with it. No game is good on easy. EVERY game sucks balls if played on easy. EVERY game has stupid AI when played on easy. Thats why you people(Putzhee included) play it on easy. You dont need to be good cause you just make everything else suck worse than you. Well, surprise!! Enemy AI does dumb shit when you turn it down to Bitch mode. The fact that you fail(epic fail btw) to see how "making it harder will make it work better" ONLY FURTHER REINFORCES THE ARGUEMENT.

Easy mode for the win

and let it die??? Why, so some suck ass can act like king cock of Nerdville?

Sledgimus:
How does the difficulty level he played on affect whether the game is good? Guess what: not everyone is a gaming superman. Some people play on easy. They would also like to know if a game is good. If the game isn't good on easy, I fail to see how making it harder will make it better. That rule only applies to penises.

Haha. amusing

bodiddly83:
No game is good on easy.

You may want to rethink that statement.

and I might not. the statement holds true to just about all of those(at least the ones Ive played). AI sucks on easy. Enemies die by sneazing on them on easy. THERE IS NO GETTING AROUND THIS. You people can defend this shit till youre red in the face. Easy mode motherfuckers

there is no point to playing any game on easy unless you are 8 years old or literally retarded no matter how many ok games you link. my girls 8 year old LOVES halo and ninja lameden and all sorts of games on easy but then he is a kid and not a FUCKING GAME CRITIC and certainly not basing his enjoyment of the game on computer AI(or just looking for excuses to be/appear avant garde) AND for him easy is kinda hard. Oh, and he plays the games multiplayer aspects which makes him more qualified than Dorkzhee to make an informed critic of the games he plays.

anyone who plays any game on easy and acts like it sucks because it is in fact EASY(duh) needs to get fucked and thats the whole fucking point

Funny you should link Metal Gear Solid considering the latest one was panned by Yuckzhee and the forum posters have already pointed out there that he panned it in large part for enemy AI and then pointed out he, again, played on easy. And yes, it sucks on easy.

The guy has no buisness being taken seriously.

any game that has difficulty levels can be breezed through on easy, but if you do so and then shit all over it because enemy AI is dumb or die easy you are a FUCKING IDIOT.

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