First of all:
Michael Scott: I hate, hate being left out. Whether it's not being picked for a team... or being picked for a team and then showing up and realizing the team doesn't exist. Or that the sport doesn't exist! I should've known. "Poop ball?"
So I picked up ODST yesterday. I have to say I am really digging this game. Played a little solo Campaign, Co-op Campaign, and firefght.
I really like the open feel of this halo. At first I felt like I could play it like any other halo, but after a short run in with a brute and some grunts I can tell it is different.
The graphics engine was updated a bit, but you can see how the H3 engine is starting to get dated within the game.
The music is very well done so far, since it is really setting the emotions of where you are. But the music seemed very different in this game.
The mood in the game really makes you think you are not some super hero Spartan that can take on anything or any one. Even though it is always fun to play co-op, while i was play Solo I could really tell that you want to have wingmen with you to cover your back. While Solo, you really have this sense you are very vulnerable.
The game play is nothing like H1-3, there are these low periods when you are sneaking around searching, but then a firefight will break out as you stumble on a patch of brutes. It is not a straight keep going and after every turn it will be 20- 1 and you kick ass. It has a much different feel which is very refreshing in the game.
I don't like that the in Co-op it dosen't seem to be saving the audio files we are finding. We found 2, and then jumped out of the game to pick up a 3rd and when we went back in we found another but it said we only found one. It was weird. Plus when we picked up a new player, if you don't just continue the game, it seems you have to re do all the levels you have done. I am not sure how this works so far.
This is sweet. Played just a little last night until for some unknown reason I got kicked from live and it took 10mins to get back on, but it was really fun. We only had three of us but it was a blast. Tried a couple different levels and it give a fun twist to the game mode. I can see a lot of this being played.
Being a Halo universe fan, I have really enjoyed the game so far. I know i have played only for a day, but it is really fun so far.