Halo 2 Vista Review

So obviously it’s 2014 and supposedly Microsoft said that the servers would shut down in summer of 2013 for Halo 2 Vista.  I had the good fortune of being able to purchase the game, play online, and beat the campaign. Again… It does not run as good as I want on my PC. However, it’s still very fun to play. I found Easter Egg, Scarab Gun and blew up everything in my path. It was amazing to finally be able to use such a weapon.  Aside from that, I found multiplayer was difficult to do anything in. There were less than 50 players, and sometimes I couldn’t even connect to the damn server. I honestly really good at Halo, but Halo 2? I couldn’t beat the other players, they were always about 6 kills ahead of me. It’s usually the other way around, but that’s in Halo; Reach, Halo 3, and Halo 4. Anyway, the online experience was “meh” as in like above 5 out of 10. The game itself must be around 8 to 10.  A weird thing though is that the achievements were a little off. Complete the campaign on Normal Difficulty, worth 100g. There rest are 10, 20, 30, and 50 gamer score for any other in-game achievement. Other than that, the game is fun, multiplayer is a bit different, and I frankly can’t stop playing in the past with this great game.

343 owned and it's affiliates. I do not own this image.

343 owned and it’s affiliates. I do not own this image.

 

I do not own this image, it belongs to rightful and respected owners: 343industries and Microsoft.

I do not own this image, it belongs to rightful and respected owners: 343industries and Microsoft.

Taking a Step Back

I’ve probably pondered this for a long time with out actually saying or doing anything at all. What is this “thing”? Well back in 2012, February 22nd, the PS Vita was released. Now, this isn’t the first mobile device we’ve seen. There was Game boy Color, Game boy Advance, Nintendo Ds and all those Nintendo products. There are also iPhones and other small mobile devices. PS Vita however, brought the intense magnitude of a gaming console. PS Vita was a huge success and inspired Nvidia to create their “Shield” mobile device. Look at where they’re at with that thing?!?!?

Now, my question is, where is Microsoft’s Mobile Device? I once cared for kinect, but when it had little of use, I decided to no longer care for it. Which is another reason why I still refuse to purchase an Xbox One. Anyway, PC Laptops are cool, but the real question is Microsoft capable and willing to actually create a Mobile gaming device with the same strength of the Xbox One? I mean it’s been quite some time, and it seems as if Microsoft is only concerned with their new modeled Xbox One and their little camera. Great games should be mobile and not only on Console. Examples: Halo. Halo use to be able to be on Xbox and PC. Now since the release of Halo 3, there is no PC version available. So do what you will with this info, just know that Microsoft is behind in the race of Entertainment and currently losing the console war.

TITAN’s and SPARTAN’s!?!?!!

I was asked(being a big Halo fan) which would win in one on one deathmatch. The Spartan of the UNSC or the Titan produced by Hammond Factories and Robotics .The answer is simple, Spartans. Why? Spartans are more agile making them harder targets. Their shields aren’t the best, but still have an amazing durability and faster recharge than that of a Titan. I will upload a video with gameplay of both games and how each armor system’s work. Not much information is given about when Titans were in production with Hammond Factories. However, we know that Spartans were secretly in development in the earliest years of the first human-covenant war.

About 500 years from now is when Spartans were produced and used to take down insurrectionists of the UNSC. Until the Covenant appeared, then all of the UNSC’s resources when directly to research and towards the war with the Covenant. Titan’s were built for what Hammond believes “a safer Frontier “. In this case, the colonist had to live under the IMC and the Militia thought that was bad. Again, not much information is given to the community as to when the game itself is set and questions arise such as, “How the hell did the Militia get so many Titans?”. In the game Hammond is the factory builder of the Titans and Spectre’s. So, this leaves a number of theories for that whole question. “Did Hammond sell the Titan’s to the Militia?”, ” Where the Titan’s stolen?”, “Is there another mass producer of Titan’s besides Hammond’s factories?”, and finally, “How did the Militia even get the amount of ships that they have in the game?”.

Now back to the whole Spartan vs Titan: Spartans have years of training and experience in fighting. If a contact scenario occurred between a Spartan and a Pilot with his Titan. It would be no different than a Spartan taking down two pairs of hunters. Titans have denser armor and spartans weapons aren’t the greatest either. The weapons a Spartan can use on a head to head battle with a Titan are a Spartan laser, Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, and a Sniper Rifle. These weapons have immense power and when used to the maximum of skill, can be an unstoppable force.

Titans of course could just attempt to squeeze the life of a Spartan, but lets not forget that it’s the pilot mostly in control. Spartan vs Pilot, Spartan would win. I don’t think I need to explain why. But the more interesting battle is Spartan vs Titan. I will leave it up to the Gaming Community to answer this question. My opinion is my own, ultimately we will have to wait for Respwan Entertainment to release more info on the Titanfall story.

 

 

Halo 4 Montage

I already spoke about this not too long ago, but I am now working on Chucky14’s Halo 4 Montage. It will be released between now and the 25th of April. Am I going for an amazing montage? Yes, I am. I need to work with some tinkering with my editing software and need time to record game play and perform the actual cuts/editing. I will publish a new post with the actual video and I hope you guys will enjoy it when I release it :).

In other news:

Halo 2 Anniversary has been confirmed and will be released around November of 2014. YAY! Halo 5(Halo Xbox One, or whatever it’s going to be called) beta rumored to come with the purchase of the Halo 2. Or pre-order. I forget at times :3. More videos will be released as we continue through 2014.

Here is the Let’s Play line-up:

 

***Doom 3 BFG Edition

***Metro Last Light

***Aliens Colonial Marines

***Diablo III

***Halo: Anniversary

***Wolfenstein: New Order

***BioShock Infinite

***Fallout 3

***Fallout New: Vegas

***Dark Souls

 

Co-Op/Multipalyer Lineup:

 

***The Orange Box

***Left 4 Dead 2

***Halo: Spartan Assault

***Call Of Duty: Ghosts

***MineCraft

***Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

***Grand Theft Auto IV and V

***Halo 3: ODST

***BattleField 3 and 4

***Portal 2

***Dead Island

***KEEP IN MIND! I would like to all these games, but we can’t get’em all***

Numbers, Numbers, and more Numbers.

No matter what game, no matter what situation. There is always a way to win. Numbers against and individual doesn’t mean a single thing if they can’t communicate. Communication is the key to any successful team. If your ever in a match where there are more enemies than teammates, use that as an advantage. They need to kill you even more repeatedly than normally. You can strike at the enemy at different angles. The tactic in surprising the enemy is using the map as an edge. For games that rely on gunshots to be seen on the mini map. Be careful if you are killed. If you are killed to many times, the enemy can deploy a “UAV”. This will allow the enemy to see you for a short period of time. For other games like Halo, stay crouched and hide under the radar. This will give you the edge to strike at your enemy where it will hurt. These tactics can make the difference in winning and losing. Aside note, if you like creeping up on your enemy. Its good to use a quiet weapon.