If you don't mind the constant screaming of children or love a game where most people just cheat online, try Halo 2.
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Gameplay: The good amount of weapons (though many just kill in one shot), the grand storyline but with a bad ending (not many FPS have great story lines), and many enjoyable secrets, Halo 2 has successfully made its name as being one of the best games of the xbox. When I first played Halo it was one of the greatest FPS I have ever played since Half-Life. Halo 2 was good too, but not of course as good as its predecessor. The gameplay itself is basically the same with some new weapons that are not that original (Carbine...just a battle riffle but is worse, Fuel Rod...just the rocket launcher but is worse, Alien Sniper Riffle...just a human sniper riffle but is worse, and "new" brute plasma riffle is the same as the elite plasma riffle but is red!!!!!). I am not saying Halo 2 is a bad game, but I am saying that it is not the "greatest" game. The Halo 2 story was short and had a horrible ending with us having to wait for 3 years for Halo 3 after Masterchief ends it with "I'm going to finish this fight"! The game itself is alot of fun though, while playing on easy is just a walk in the park that makes you feel like a god, and legendary making the game an actual challenge to beat. The levels and maps of the game look to have had alot of detail put into them and with many long routes to take, it is a very pleasing game. The multiplayer is what drove me off the edge. I am not making an excuse that it is is horrible just because I suck because I was a level 39, it is just that there are so many modders, glitchers, and annoying kids screaming in your ear throughout the game. Never has any game had such a horrible on-line community as Halo 2 has. Everyone thinks that they are the greatest **** because they were able to kill five people in a row with the illustrious energy sword that kills with one shot using an incredibly unrealistic lunge. The maps online are good it just ruins it with all these cheats, kids, and braggart **** There are also alot of in-game glitches...alot...Without all of these downers, Halo 2 online is one of my favorite online games to play.
When Halo 2 is not that much different in graphics from its original, but they are still very amazing for its time. The explosions, the character movements, the background actions all have their own defined details and stellar graphics. I have almost no complaints for the graphics in the game, just that the game will still be loading a cut scene or level 10 seconds later while it is already playing.
This is my favorite part of the game...the sound! The music in this game took me by storm, it is just simply amazing. Every part of this game has its own sound effects, from the birds, to the gun sounds, to the background noises.
The game today is worth 30$ and is worth the money for the game itself, but I did not like the prices of the multilayer maps that were for sale. I don't have the price in my head, but I know it was like $30-40 altogether for 8 maps. I am sorry, but if the game itself was worth $50 when it came out, the multilayer maps should not cost almost as much when the game comes with more maps already. It was good that they became free though...points up!
The story is great and the graphics/sound are amazing enough to keep you playing this game for a long time.
The game is even since everyone can get the "kill-in-one-shot" weapons if they are near it, and they are not hard to use. there are many glitches but many don't even give you huge advantages online, they are just plain annoying. Almost everything in this game pretty much averages out.
Final Words: I used to love this game, but like most normal people, I moved on to bigger and better games. I just have one little complaint about some of the people who play this...I know many people that have bought a 360 and still only play Halo 2 or are only waiting for Halo 3 to come out! There are many other great games to play; Oblivion, Gears of War, RB six:Vegas are good choices to go play. In conclusion, this is a very good game but it is not the best but has many many many great things to offer for your enjoyment.