Man i finally have my hands on my favorite FPS after selling it a while back, everything about this game is awesome, Co-op campaign, Multiplayer, Forge etc.. i recommend this game for anyone who likes the halo series, Cops n Robbers good times.
posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) May 30, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
Before you dismiss this as a review from some hipster wanting to bash the Halo series just because it's popular or some Sony fanboy with a dog in the fight, read onwards. I realize most of the game journalists gave this universal acclaim, I simply disagree. Halo 3 simply gets away with too many technical issues that would have labeled most other shooters not branded "Halo as mediocre. Let me start by saying, the multiplayer saved this game for me. Without it I probably would have given this a 5/10.
The technical issues I pointed out above is the behavior of the partner and enemy AI (mostly the partner AI though.) There were countless times my partners or even the enemies would just continue walking even though they were facing a wall or something similar. The nearly useless partner AI is especially noticeable when driving.If you put one of them in charge of driving a warthog (the vehicles in the Halo universe) while you man a turret, the behavior of the partner AI is erratic and completely the opposite of what you feel they should do. I've had them drive us straight into mortar fire, killing us. I've had them continuously drive forward and then reverse an extremely short distance in a loop. I've had crash in a corner and sit completely still until I got off the turret and drove out of the corner myself. The aiming reticular seems to be erratic too. Sometimes it glows red to indicate that you have an enemy in your sights. Sometimes it doesn't even though the reticular is clearly overlapping them. And there are just some flat out frustrating vehicle sections. Particularly near the end of the game there are two that come to mind: The part where you fight the two scarabs and the very last playable section of the campaign. These aren't deal-breakers, but I can't help but feel that if Killzone, The Darkness, Borderlands, Far Cry, or any other FPS had similar problems it would be grounds for most critics to score it a 5/10