So yeah, no matter what I do, I just can’t get into any of the Halo games. I played the first one maybe half way through and got bored, and all the others haven’t managed to hold my interest for very long at all. I just don’t get what people find fun about Halo games. They’re financially successful and generally get good scores with other critics, so why do I hate them so much? Is it just me?
I’ve wondered this for a long time, but I just rage quit from the ODST single player campaign after getting fed up with the million little annoyances in that game. Everything from the controls feeling as if they’ve seen little to no refinement from the first game, to the graphics being mediocre, average voice acting, a lifeless and boring game world filled with debris that serves no purpose other than tripping up you or the vehicle you’re in, weapons that aren’t that much fun to use, enemies that are goofy looking and boring, and a story that isn’t really any better than something you’d find on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
I feel like I’m a guy who has enough experience with games to have a pretty good grasp on what’s good and what’s not. I’ve been playing games since the 80’s, and even if I don’t like one of the “big name” games I can at least see what other people find fun about it. With Halo, I’m just completely lost here. Why is it regarded as this big revolutionary thing when it’s not even on the level many games were at years ago? Is it just because of the marketing?
I’ve got to write my review for ODST sometime this weekend, and I’m really struggling with finding my true feelings for the game. I feel like I should be enjoying it a lot more than I really am, but that’s based entirely on the experiences of other people. Half of my friends list is playing ODST at any given time, yet I’m pretty much hating it so far.
What’s wrong with me? :(