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Oh Nostalgia, how it blinds the brain
Date: 6/26/13 9:40 am
In Response To: So, about H5, E3, and H2A (Avateur)

All everyone seems to remember or talk about is the "good" stuff about Halo 2. I hated Halo 2, it was not a good gaming experience for me.

I remember:

- Legendary not being "Legendary", it was an un-fun perversion of what HCE defined legendary as.
- Buggy graphics in game
- Cut scenes and that "pop" that they liked to do
- "Hi Earth! Bye Earth!"
- Stupid 3rd party bands
- Stupid AI
- Boring, uninteresting, bullet sponge Brutes
- Sniper Alley
- Weak vehicles
- Shadow being in the game for 10 min.
- One gun to rule them all, campaign and MP.
- Giant plant monster that would have benefited from more explanation in the game
- Boss fight. That was...not very Halo-y to me.
- Cliff hanger ending

- Rampant standby by other players
- Boosting
- Button glitches
- Super bouncing
- Backwash being robbed from me

All I remember are game magazines throwing 9/10 and 10/10 at it like it was perfect, and it was very much NOT. Though, that could be attributed to the fact that it had "halo" in the title and people were clamoring for a sequel. The same could be said about Halo 4 too. That game was getting 9s and 10s everywhere and its not a 9 or 10 game. Perhaps that has more to do with game media not really being honest and needing money etc.

I digress.

On one hand, Halo 2 seems like the IDEAL candidate for a remake in my mind. Fix the bugs, polish the look, and give the campaign a face lift it deserves.

On the other hand, people will only want it for MP because Halo 2 MP is what put XBL on the map, but the funny thing is, is that if people actually GOT Halo 2 MP, as it was back then, unmolested, they'd get bored with it.

"Make it faster, I need sprint!" "Where are my armor abilities?"

People never take into account how much progress something can experience over time and they let nostalgia cloud memories to the point they only remember the good.

I guess I'd be with Grizz on this one.

My take? Sure, go ahead and remake the campaign ONLY, as a standalone item. Include the full MP maps as part of Halo 4 or Halo 5. People that want to relive the campaign win, and the MP population isn't split. I really liked Halo 2's MP maps, but I didn't enjoy them outside of a LAN.

Or, they could just not remake it at all and let people live with the lie that it was the greatest Halo game ever! :P


My favorite moment from Halo 2? The Howard Dean scream the Marines would do jumping into the waterfall. HILARIOUS.

Messages In This Thread

So, about H5, E3, and H2AAvateur6/25/13 10:48 pm
     Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2AGrizzlei6/25/13 11:09 pm
           That was a bold statement and I apologize *NM*Grizzlei6/25/13 11:10 pm
           Don't apologize for speaking the truth *NM*rhubarb6/25/13 11:24 pm
           I strongly agree to the above. *NM*robofin1176/25/13 11:28 pm
           Only Thing I Didn't Like Was The All Bold.Morpheus6/25/13 11:35 pm
           Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2ALeviathan6/26/13 12:10 am
                 Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2AKermit6/26/13 8:18 am
                 Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2AUrban Reflex6/26/13 9:58 am
                       I would too *NM*scarab6/26/13 1:57 pm
                             Re: I would tooLeviathan6/26/13 2:40 pm
                                   Re: I would toopadraig086/26/13 2:53 pm
                                         Re: I would tooSonofMacPhisto6/26/13 4:11 pm
                                               Re: I would tooLeviathan6/26/13 6:50 pm
                                                     Re: I would toopadraig086/27/13 10:24 am
                                   Re: I would tooUrban Reflex6/26/13 6:44 pm
                                         Re: I would tooLeviathan6/26/13 6:49 pm
                                               Easy solutionZackDark6/26/13 7:09 pm
                                               Re: I would tooUrban Reflex6/27/13 3:02 am
                 Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2AQuirel6/27/13 2:06 am
           She speaks the truth! *NM*Quirel6/26/13 1:02 am
     Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2ACody Miller6/25/13 11:40 pm
     I desperately want a H2A!bryan newman6/25/13 11:45 pm
           Re: I desperately want a H2A!Grizzlei6/25/13 11:53 pm
                 Re: I desperately want a H2A!Leviathan6/26/13 12:20 am
                       Re: I desperately want a H2A!Grizzlei6/26/13 12:22 am
           Re: I desperately want a H2A!Captain Spark6/25/13 11:58 pm
           Re: I desperately want a H2A!padraig086/26/13 10:41 am
     Oh Nostalgia, how it blinds the brainRevenant19886/26/13 9:40 am
           Amen...munky-0586/26/13 10:59 am
                 Re: Amen...Revenant19886/26/13 11:22 am
                       Re: Amen...padraig086/26/13 11:44 am
                             Re: Amen...Revenant19886/26/13 12:12 pm
                                   Re: Amen...padraig086/26/13 12:21 pm
                             Re: Amen...Louis Wu6/26/13 1:20 pm
                                   Re: Amen...padraig086/26/13 1:41 pm
                                   Re: Amen...Schooly D6/26/13 1:55 pm
                                         Re: Amen...Louis Wu6/26/13 2:25 pm
                                               Re: Amen...ZackDark6/26/13 3:11 pm
           I disagreeChris101b6/26/13 11:40 am
                 Re: I disagreepadraig086/26/13 11:49 am
           If it's not a remake....serpx6/26/13 11:58 am
           Re: Oh Nostalgia, how it blinds the brainCody Miller6/26/13 2:08 pm
           Just have to say . . .cheapLEY6/26/13 4:58 pm
     Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2Apadraig086/26/13 11:01 am
     Re: So, about H5, E3, and H2AGeneral Vagueness6/27/13 9:57 pm

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