So today marks a glorious return to one of my all-time favorite games : Halo 3. It was surprisingly easy to convince a group of friends to get together and enjoy the fragfest multiplayer. Gone were the now ubiquitous progression-based unlocks and replaces by pure carnage that is Halo multiplayer.
As our numbers slowly whittled down, we started the 4-player co-op campaign. It had been too long since I had heard the familiar sound of a grunt birthday headshot ringing out, or the roar of a Warthog’s engine. The Covenant threat was once more at it’s peak until crushed underneath our heels.
After playing through Halo 3 again, I’m surprised at how well it holds up. I’ve never felt more in control of Master Chief than I do here. All the weapons are satisfying and fun to use.Visually, it is a lower resolution than its successors, but Halo 3’s art design is iconic, and colors vibrant. The most stunning feature that stood out was the environments. Campaign levels featuring the Ark are marvelous, as you can see the rest of the installation in the distance.
For its time, Halo 3 was the top 360 exclusive, and for good reason. I have enough hours into this title to put the rest of my library to shame: thousands of Ranked, Social, and Custom matches and more campaign playthroughs than I can remember. After the two follow ups in the Halo franchise, my friends and I still talk about “that one time in Halo 3.” If you have an Xbox 360, then this title is a must-own. Who knows? We may meet on the Halo 3 battlefield one day, you’ll fire your BR, and I’ll fire mine, and it will be glorious.