I played "Halo 3" before many, many years ago. But i only managed to play the first two missions and then i gave up because i thought it was so boring. I played "Halo 4" a month before this and that game was really good. I liked it and i completed it. But "Halo 3" on the other hand was a big letdown. And this game was the peak of the X-Box-franchise. Back then this was a huge event and Microsoft spend millions into the marketing-campaign, which was all over the place at the time. And because i had nothing new to play i thought it was time to revisit "Halo 3" and give it my "Hour of Power"-treatment, where i play a game for exactly 60 minutes and decide if i´m willing to continue to play or if i just quit. Spoilers: i gave up.
The game itself isn´t bad at all, especially when you´re a Halo-fan. But i grew tired of Shooters within the last couple of years. The controls were good, but there were so much things that annoyed me. First of all i hated the character-design for the enemies. I hate those little comedic Aliens and how they ran away once you killed the big guys. But that was my problem with the Halo-series since the beginning. The taller enemies looked kinda cool and i think that they had some cool designs for the big guys in later missions....but once again: i am not going to play this one til the end. The other thing that was a huge problem for me was the little amount of ammunition. Of course, you can pick up any weapon from a defeated enemy...but that guns sucked. The standard-Halo-gun is the one i liked the most, but it ran out of ammo pretty quickly and i had to use the alien-weapons. Maybe it´s just me and i am a noob, but i don´t like it when i don´t have enough ammunition. Especially in shooters. But the biggest flaw i had with "Halo 3" would be the level-design. The levels were way too linear. I got stuck with the Master Chief in almost every single wall and i couldn´t move as i wanted to, because the space wasn´t enough. And i get it: The missions are set in a very small base and you don´t have that much room in those environments. But the first 2 missions are set in a jungle and are still not that extensive to begin with.
So these were my issues i had with "Halo 3", which is considered to be a classic of the shooter-genre. Well, as i said i am not the biggest fan of shooters (anymore) and nowadays i am used to different styles of gaming. Maybe i would have liked it more back then when it came out. But i don´t think so. The level-designs, the lack of ammunition and the comedic alien-enemies are just a little too much for me. I can´t say that i didn´t enjoyed it in this "Hour of Power", but i felt like i had seen enough of the game. Maybe i will try to play another title of the series in the future, but for now i am done with "Halo" as a franchise......
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