Posted 09 November 2004 - 12:34 PM
Well last night I got my Halo 2 (sort of). Apparently my brother waited in line at Walmart and was lucky enough to be the first person in line after they ran out of copies. Everybody but him and the people behind him got a copy. Bummer. So he went to Game Crazy inside Hollywood Video. Waited about 2 hours and found that Hollywood video had rental copies available. So he went over, rented it, and brought it home. He kicked my ass out of bed and we went and played Halo 2 for two hours.
It's pretty nice, graphics that are pretty close to Doom 3 in terms of prettyness in game. The x-box sometimes even struggles, especially through the movies. But it is impressive. What I like most is the method for dual weapons (similar to red-faction 2) and the assault rifle is an acquired taste. They also pumped up the Covenant's weapons, which is a welcome change, and made the needler a tad on the nerfed side (pardon my use of the term).
Everything is nicely balanced, and I'm pretty happy with it, if not for one thing, fucking splitscreen. We are stuck on vertical alignment splitscreen and have no idea how to make it horizontal. I fucking hate vertical splitscreen. I would be 8 times more likely to blow my load with Halo 2 if I could play coop splitscreen.
As for refreshments, we chose pints of Guinness, which went very well with the full-bodied flavor of this game.
Conner MacManus: Jesus! He brought a six-shooter!
Murphy MacManus: There were nine of them, you retard! What were you going to do with the last three, laugh them to death? Funny man?
-brothers Macmanus, Boondock Saints