Sticky Grenade Anyone? Perhaps a Brute Shot?Halo 3. Is. Here. And? It fricking rocks! So when Halo 2 was released, I stood in line at midnight and picked up my reserved copy. Pizza hut gave us free pizza for the wait. It was grand. But I'm a couple years older now and the prospect of waiting in line with 12 year olds no longer impresses me. So I simply waited until the store opened and picked up my copy of Halo 3. Yes, I'm a geek and I enjoy playing video games. Kill me.
I spent the first few days playing the campaign and finished in short order on the "Normal" level. I then decided that was too easy and went back through the campaign on "Heroic". It took a bit longer, but another few days and I was done . . . again. Now I want to go back through and find all the hidden skulls . . . which basically will require me to complete the campaign again. C'est La Vie.
Where Halo 3 really shines though is in multi-player through Xbox Live. I should also point out that my wife Teri plays Halo. And LOVES it. She's the only girl in our group of friends that has successfully completed Halo and Halo 2. I think she's the only one to ever play it even. She's on the campaign right now on Halo 3 and I'd bet in the next couple of weeks she'll finish it as well. When we first played after bringing the game home, I'm embarassed to admit she kicked my ass the first couple of games we played. I think I'd take her now though. :-) As I was saying, on-line on Xbox live this game REALLY REALLY shines. The past two Friday and Saturday nights, Teri and I have been on-line with up to 6 of our other friends playing against people all around the world. Oddly, it's a bonding experience for us. What's really cool though is that everyone has a headset and we can all talk. So even though you don't get a chance to see your friends very often, you can chat on-line while blowing each other up with a sticky grenade, sniper rifle or a Brute Shot.
Personally, I've been having an absolute blast catching up with friends . . . and killing them the past couple of weeks. We even have one friend, James, that lives in Florida. Pretty cool. And last night when James, Scott and I were playing, we got matched up with some guys from Mexico. I'll tell you what, organizing a team when each half speaks a different language is no easy task . . . but we won! Forget wars, forget fighting amongst other cultures . . . everyone get an Xbox and we'll settle our disputes on the Halo 3 battlefield! If only it were that easy . . .