For those that care, there will be spoilers dealing with the 'plot' of the game HALO in my post. Beware if you care.
Derek wrote:Halo is a fun game but its plot is outrageous and stupid.
Halo 2 is a rehashed game with no sense of originality and its plot is even worse.
Stupid? So you think other FPS have a better story? There is a reason why theres so many fans, there is a reason it beats any othe crappy FPS out there. And you argue with empty words, why isnt it original, why is the plot lame? Details would be nice. Dont you think I also sneezed at Halo when I first saw it? I did and I though OMG another lousy shooter with nothing interesting neither in storyteling or gameplay., but once I got into the story and the rest its quite an interesting piece of american sci-fi, well except if you hate everything regarding that.
I do not think that other FPS games have better stories, but that is a moot point. Simply being the best in an area when everone else is terrible does not equate to quality. The reason that so many people enjoy the game so much is because of the solid gameplay, and I wouldn't have logged in those 100+ multiplayer rounds online if I didn't agree with them. The story though is an entirely different beast of its own. Lets break down the story carefully so that we can examine its many facets.
1.You are a super powerful warrior, with the none too subtle name of Master Chief, and for the record his voice is far too generic.
2.An alien race, that is so much more advanced, decides to wage a holy war against the humans(I will not comment about connections and or exploitation of the terrorist attacks in the United States with this, but I do find it suspicious that your enemies are religous extremists.)
3.And then you crash land on a planet and discover a race of crazy organic creatures that assimilate creatures into their fold.
Now besides the obvious fact that this three pronged alien thing is very tired, StarCraft or Alien v Predator to name a few, it would have been nice if any of the characters were more than stereotypes or, even if you want to argue against that, if they were anything but static. None of the characters develop or go beyond what you initially see them as. Frankly, if a story is to be considered good on any level, I would argue that there must be some development in the central characters, and since these are the only two(minus the floating head, who isn't dynamic) I would say that this moots the point of any discussion there.
I could go into more detail, I assure you, but I'm not sure if you want to continue the discussion or not.
Sorry for the delay on this, I've been preoccupied with other things.
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