Friday, February 11, 2005

Halo 2, Half Life 2 And Me

My question to the rest of the world is this: What in the world is so great about Halo 2? I mean, I own it and I like it, but I don't understand the huge hype about it. It doesn't even compare to Half Life 2 and it didn't get a whole day dedicated to it. It just seems so... linear, whereas Half Life 2 is much less linear, what with the gravity gun and whatnot. I mean, be honest, would you rather shoot an enemy with some boring SMG or battle rifle, or would you rather, say, pick up a circular blade with a gravity gun and literally chop an enemy in half. Here are some of my other opinions abot Halo 2 and Half Life 2:

Halo 2 has the LAMEST ENDING EVER and Half Life 2 has a brilliant story (no cutscenes, you have to figure out the story yourself.) Though, I have to admit, Halo and Half Life 2's graphics are pretty much equal (on my machine) so I really can't complain there, except for the annoying rendering artifacts in the cutscenes in Halo 2.

The gameplay in both games aren't better than one another, just different. Halo 2 has more of a linear shoot, then think type of gameplay, whereas Half Life 2 has more of a think, then shoot type of gameplay. Both are fun, it's just that I find that Half Life 2's style of gameplay suits me better. Though some others may perfer the Halo 2 type of gameplay *cough* casual gamers *cough*...

Now, lets talk about multiplayer; this is sort of a haves and have-nots sort of thing. If you have broadband, then Halo 2 blows away Half Life 2 (Counter Strike Source/Half Life 2: Deathmatch.) However, for the rest of us, no online multiplayer. Half Life 2's multiplayer allows for those of us who are less bandwidth rich. In fact, on some servers, your latency (ping) can climb down too the 100's that's really close to the broadband folks. It's really fun, too. You've got CSS for the team stuff and HL2:DM for the individual stuff.

I guess you don't have to agree with my opinions, just read them to help you form your own opinions. If you have tried only one of the two games, please play both before forming your opinion. It's rude to those of us who are educated on the subject. Halo 2 fanboys have as much a right to comment here as anyone ;)


Blogger Kristof said...

Firstly, I have as much a right to perfer Half Life 2 as you do to perfer Halo 2. Second, Half Life 2 was talked about as much as Halo 2, if not more. I think someone has a bit of unconditional fanboyism... Besides, have even played Half Life 2?? I mean jeez, don't get your undies in a bunch, its a VIDEO GAME!!

PS: I don't have a digital girlfriend. Even if I did, I have a professional strength firewall. Kevin Mitnick himself couldn't get in (not that I'm inviting any attacks.)

11:33 AM  
Blogger asdf said...

By the way, Mason left the second comment.

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7:10 PM  
Blogger asdf said...

And no, Mason has NEVER played half life before. I would like to play it and see how it is, but until then, I will just have to play H2. *sigh*.(could I please borrow Half Life 2? PLEASE!)

7:13 PM  
Blogger Kristof said...

I would love to... but it uses Steam. Which makes sharing a copy impossible. You could come over to my house and play it though.

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