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- Product Type/`Software`
- Platform Supported/`Xbox`
- Software Sub Type/`First Person Shooter`
- Software Main Type/`Game`
- Brand Name/`Microsoft`
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- Platform: Windows Vista
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Halo 2 is a nice attempt to tide fans over for Halo 3, but come on, guys, the worst part of this game is the cliffhanger at the very end of the game, and not to mention that the flood are back (why can't the pussies just be at a tea party?)! The flood are really easy to kill though, and now you have more options for killing them, but in 1-2 player campaign, it's sometimes very EASY to get lost, unless you have a 100% idea on where you are going!
Unlike in Halo 1, the pistol doesn't have a zoom on it. making it the most useless weapon in the game (well, I guess the plasma pistol could be more). You can dual wield guns, but you can throw grenades, so there's a major pro and con. It's better just to use weapons like Energy Swords, and Shotguns, so you can still throw grenades with powerful weapons.
Another complaint is that there is a not a lot of ammo for the GOOD human weapons in this game, making you rely on covenant weapons a little bit more, but the human weapons now have special upgrades (all except for the pistol, which has been downgraded), making them worth more, actually.
Multiplayer is quite fun, but all of the maps are completley different, except for Cogulation, but that's just a remake of Blood Gulch with a few differences.
Even though this is quite a fun game, you may want to rent it first, but obviously you will probably like it at LEAST a little bit.
The biggest complaint I have for it is why do we need to have emblems on our character in multiplayer matches?
5 stars for fun
4.5 stars overall
PC users have been waiting for HALO2 to be released for Windows for over 3 years. Now is too little, too late. Not to mention the shameless WinVista promotion.
All these years Microsoft was dragging its feet. Why? The release of (compatibility-hell) WinVISTA was coming - and HALO2 was planed to boost sales. Then WinVISTA got repeatedly delayed - and so was Halo 2.
RESULT: In 2004 the graphics were cutting edge, in 2007 they are just presentable. Even though the game requires an above average (and quite expensive) Hardware configuration, it actually looks worse than UNREAL TOURNAMENT 2004.
QUESTION: why is HALO2 only compatible with WinVISTA since it does NOT take advantage of DirectX10?
ANSWERS : (1) let's help sell those WinVISTA finally!; (2) there are hardly any affordable DirectX10-compatible video-cards available; (3) let's charge the users for playing OnLine with WindowsLIVE!!
The gameplay and overall presentation is not that different from the original Halo. Sure, surfaces got better textured, shiny reflections got added and now (limiting and clumsy) dual-yield is available - but do these actually make a difference to a real gamer?
It is truly a shame that PC users get exploited in such shameless way. After all, HALO3 is getting released for X-BOX.
Wow! We get the privilege of playing the previous generation game! Aren't we lucky...
Some new features are
~*~ New Weapons ~*~
The Battle Rifle- Its an upgraded Assault Rifle that shoots a slower but more powerful round, it also has a scope.
The SMG (UZI)- This gun is small but big in a way. It aint no rocket launcher powered weapon but it shoots fast. You can also equip two of these.
Covenant Rifle- I just found out about this gun. Its like the Battle RIfle except a covenant version.
Light Sword- You can possible use the ELites sword also. Maybe even the Hunters fuel rod
There are new versions of the warthog with a Rocket launcher instead of machine gun. Also Marines can drive them so you can fire the gun. You can also kick covenant off a ghost, which is also upgraded. There are rumors that you can get in a coventant tank but I dont no. Also, the Pelican dropship also has a Warthog type machingun in the back so you can fire to provide cover while ur comrade run to safety.
~*~ New Species~*~
Brutes- They are elite sized, hunter strengh, monsters. The look like elites with brown hair growing on there feet, shoulders, and chest. Just think, shaved Bigfoot. There ya go.
Prophets- These are the Covenant leaders that hate the humans and believe destruction of the human race is important. These guys can float and use tele-kenetic powers to stop you.
This has improved alot. Now with Xbox Live it is now loaded. THere are Elite v. Spartan matches. You can be elites or marines in multiplayer. There are new maps too.Read more ›
Halo 2 promises better graphics, sound and even more combat options such as wielding two guns, peeking around corners, dropping your left or right gun and even holstering your weapons completely to do a quick sprint. These sound pretty tricky to pull off, but it's the quick sprinting that has me worried. Where is the function gonna go and will it slow down gameplay? The d-pad on the controller was never used for the first Halo, and for a very important reason: It would hinder movement when switching from the thumb stick to the d-pad (especially not good for multiplayer). Using the d-pad sounds fine for peeking around corners (press left or right), but it definitely should not be used to holster your weapons to sprint (why should we stop moving to press up on the d-pad?)
Which brings me back to the first Halo and its multi-task X button. If the X can do 4 things why can't the other face buttons have additional functions. To pick up a new gun in Halo just walk over to it and hold down the X button. Brilliant. It was certainly combat evolved.
Now... imagine in Halo 2 moving towards a cliff: the gap is too wide, your gonna have to sprint.Read more ›
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Perfect! Came earlier than expected, NO SCRATCH at all! Thank you so much!!Published 7 days ago by Lau
Came in box, not opened, still had the seal sticker and it's amazingPublished 6 months ago by Dylan L.
Works perfectly on Windows 8.1. No issues installing or running, key worked for online play, etc.Published 8 months ago by Josh