Halo 3...this is an amazing game. This review is coming from someone who literally hated everything about Halo 2. The entire game was hype. The only reason it was so popular, was because it was the first real FPS on a console that had balance. That is a matter of opinion to me. The few times I played it, I hated it. I wasn't bad at it, just didnt like it at all. No balance. Halo 3 is totally different. The balance in gun fights are amazing. None of the pulll the trigger melee and reload at the same time garbage, just good clean gun fights. The graphics are 4 times better than any Xbox 1 game. One of the best games of the year. Plus, for god sakes...ach. points...what more do you want? For those, no this wasn't a Halo 2 review, but on a trilogy, what else can you compare it too?
That being said, I am slightly disappointed with the co-op. If you are using a widescreen TV, BE WARNED, co-op mode will put black bars on either side of the screen. Not only are you losing 25% of the screen real estate that you paid high dollar for, you also risk suffering BURN depending on your TV and game play habits. Bungie could have at least incorporated some moving pixels or something to prevent it, but no.
Other than that, the game looks great (not perfect but great) and the new weapons and items add a different spin and change some strategy.
I love you bungie, and I wanted to give you a perfect 10, but I can't in good conscience.