Escape From Mount Stupid: Halo

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Halo series in one handy video. Presented by Danny O'Dwyer.

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200 comments
syler4815162342
syler4815162342

Nice Job for the Video GS, my favorite Halo is Halo Reach it  just has really epic story!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Halo:CE LAN parties, those were the days.

ratchet200
ratchet200

Look at the date bellow the video guys, this was released November 16, 2011.

Code135
Code135

Favorite Halo game - Halo (the first game), cause it's the only Halo game for PC ...

Before people start the hate and dumb comments - Halo 2 required Vista which was out of the question compared to XP, and now I don't feel like giving money to M$ to play it on Win7. So yeah, Halo 1 - best game ... only game.

handedtoo2
handedtoo2

Halo 1 and Halo 3 were the best campaigns for me. Reach was well on the spot, but fell short for me. Halo 4, though looks the same as all the others, looks fantastic and i can't wait to order it

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

This is a really old episode. This was like 2 Seasons ago.

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

Raise the damn sights to the center. Tired of aiming at the ground while I'm running.

ACMC85
ACMC85

Also, great quick history lesson.

ACMC85
ACMC85

Halo 1 and the LAN parties.

nate1222
nate1222

I've played the first three Halo games, via my brother's Xbox and Xbox 360. I beat the first two Halo games.

 

Of the three games I played, Halo 2 was my fav. Playing as the Arbiter was pretty cool and it was even more interesting to see the story from his perspective. The Arbiter really got the shaft when you consider that he was misled by a bunch of crooked religious zealots.

Humdinger80
Humdinger80

The most recent EFMS shows aren't as funny as they used to be, Danny used to find ways to satirize the parts of a game series or genre that was a particular weak point but always keep whatever he was featuring in reverence, now he just seems to cut straight to the point of the subject matter and just give us the facts, still interesting but none of the humor that made the old ones great. Basically he got lazy but still the best show on GS!

glack123
glack123

I don't hate the story in Halo, but how could you give it such importance in this video but then completely gloss over the story in the Metal Gear Solid video? MGS has a way better story than Halo. It can get convoluted, especially in MGS2, but it kicks Halos ass!

santinegrete
santinegrete

The first Halo I played was CE on PC in 2005. I had some problems with it at the start since my standards have been rised thanks to Call of Duty 1 & 2, MoH Allied Assault and Half Life 1 & 2. And how great it was. Still don't get why so many people hated the library level and the flood, they were good for a change of pace and I loved their unrelenting fighting style (something that has been changed in Halo 3 for the worst). I can say with no doubt it was one of the best shooters I played. The quality curve touched rock bottom with Halo 3 for me, but that's because I'm a SP gamer for most part. Good thing next halo games at least have been going up with that curve, and I hope Halo 4 sticks to that.

jessie82
jessie82

thought the series ended?!

chuckls
chuckls

I still play on my old xbox...with the Duke gamepad. Halo was the reason I got one.

Shika_Stoner
Shika_Stoner

Halo: C.E. > Every other Halo game. They may be great but they have yet to best it.

alimorshid
alimorshid

will there ever be a gta episode ??

andrewwittmaier
andrewwittmaier

I remember having LAN parties in high school with projectors and many, many Xboxes linked together.  It was amazing to hear people react in the adjacent room when something crazy happened.  We would play that game for 10 or 14 hours straight.  It was amazing :)

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

how about going meta and doing a EFMS on EFMS?

halo-freak
halo-freak

Finaly halo!

 

Now do red faction! It was my first fps and loved it.

DiogoNSilva
DiogoNSilva

"Even Beyonce likes it!" I LOLed so much...

badlalo59
badlalo59

This was my 1st purchase for the Xbox and I'll never regret it.

gibbey531
gibbey531

It's Halo....it's going to have the "Apple" effect on people.  It's going to follow a mold, people will defend it with their life and say everyone that doesn't play it is a "newb".....and I played every halo till this one.  The outcome is EXACTLY the same ever time.

Granpire
Granpire

Playing with a human head?

 

Boy, this show has been a bit more sanitized since these episodes.

nick_000000
nick_000000

lol Danny you're such a Jameson monkey, what am I talking about I'm the Jameson monkey :D

 

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

What a great show this is! I've never owned an xbox so I didn't know if this would be a great episode to watch but it so was! Danny your a Legend!

emperiox
emperiox

Hey Danny, can you do an Escape from Mount Stupid: Runescape please??? It's like the best game EVER!!!!!!!!

SkamArtist
SkamArtist

This is from when the series was called Bluffer's Guide

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

LOL Space Parachute Jerks

 

I've watched the video twice to try and understand Halo's story and it still doesn't make sense. The story was never it's strong point imo anyway.

 

Btw, does the Seb controller come with a wireless option?

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Loved the series.Played a bit of the first one on PC.Was excited about Halo3 until Microsoft announced "no more Halo for PC".Was Extremely disappointed.And then came Gears of war.Played it on a low specs PC but still enjoyed.Was expecting GOW2.And then the same old story."No more GOW for PC".

That's when my hatred for microsoft began.

Should probably write  a song on it.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

 @Humdinger80 This episode was from 2011 - perhaps that explains this? Or not, I do get tired easily.

Duke_51
Duke_51

 @glack123 I thought he mentioned in that episode that the story in MGS would take multiple books to explain properly. So, he wasn't going to go over it in a ten minute video.

 

But yeah I see what you mean.

glack123
glack123

 @Duke_51 Yeah, I guess it would be hard to cram into one short video.

emperiox
emperiox

 @Ultra_Taco Yes it is. Halo sucks and runescape is like a million times better...

 

emperiox
emperiox

 @JESSITO hey noob i bet you dont even have a rune plateset!!!

 

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

 @Ultra_Taco I doubt it.

And Halo isn't my type of game, I don't have a 360 and quite frankly I don't care.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

 @emperiox  @Ultra_Taco ah yes the never ending mine is better than yours so shove it argument of the typical internet tough guy fan boy... that never gets old.

JESSITO
JESSITO

 @emperiox you bet your ass i don't, i do got all kindz of gainz tho.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

the series is called 'mount stupid' not 'mount fanboyism'

laltoofan
laltoofan

 @jayjay444   @Ultra_Taco  Wow, you guys really are stupid! Getting all upset by someones opinion! Seriously. I do not have an xbox and I watched the video. 

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

 @jayjay444  @Ultra_Taco Please read my comment again, slowly this time so you get what I'm trying to say.

 

Now correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of the Mount Stupid series to get players who are unfamiliar with a series the full run down? I watch these videos to learn about games I've never tried, it might change my mind and I give a series a try.

 

No, I don't have a 360 and haven't played a Halo game but I don't see why that should be a requirement to watch this video, like I said I might get interested and actually invest in a 360. Good thing you're here to give me a nice impression of the kind of fanbase I can expect for this game, huh?

 

Chatting shit? I said the story isn't the game's strong point, there's nothing wrong with that, why do you make it sound like I called this game a complete flop? If Halo wasn't a good series it wouldn't have such a huge fanbase. I think the majority of players like Halo for the multiplayer, in my opinion (emphasis on opinion) the multiplayer is where the game really shines.

 

Yes, please keep calling people stupid and cuss because they have different points of view than yours, it really proves your point. I never said the game was bad, I said the story isn't its strongest point in my opinion and you go and throw a hissy fit. Calm down, you're really giving a bad name for fans of the series and driving away potential future fans.

jayjay444
jayjay444

 @mav_destroyer  @Ultra_Taco yes i am a halo fan hence the reason i CLICKED on a halo video? u really are a moron, halo's story was never it's strong point? u do know 80% of people buy it for the campaign and the story right? and then u say halo isnt your type of game and u don't have a 360... so if u dont have a 360 then why the fuck are u here its a 360 exclusive. and u are chatting shit about something u clearly have never played and too stupid to understand the game any way. 

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

 @jayjay444  @Ultra_Taco I used to have a PS3 and it died. Now I play PC games. I came to watch this video to learn more about the Halo franchise because I was interested, do I have to play a game first before watching any videos about it? Even Danny admitted the story made no sense to him initially.

Now, why don't you go away, calm down and do something productive instead of venting your aggression at people stating their opinions? It doesn't take a genius to figure out who's the fanboy here.

jayjay444
jayjay444

 @mav_destroyer  @Ultra_Taco so your profile is lying now is it? u have never played halo so why click on a halo video? your an idiot fanboy who's that stupid u probs got knocked down with a parked car.... this guy explained the story and u still to stupid to understand it do me a favor and go away.