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    ViewtifulBoe's GameLog for Halo 2 (XBX)

    Friday 12 January, 2007

    For my first gamelog game I decided to play Halo 2 for the X-Box. Halo 2 is a first-person shooter that takes place in the future. Basically, humanity discovers an alien race called The Covenant. The Covenant are attempting to "purify" humanity, in other words, they are attempting to destroy humanity. I played a few hours of the single player game and I played a few hours of the multiplayer game as well. The original Halo was revolutionary because of the games incredible artificial intelligence. The levels in the single player are large and well detailed. The levels are interactive and the opponants are intelligent and powerful. Your own troops are supportive and interactive and they carry a massive array of weaponry including battle rifles, shotguns, sub machine guns, magnums, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, and many more. There are also many Covenant "plasma weapons" that the player can take. The player can also carry up to 8 grenades, 4 are human "frag grenades" and 4 are Covenant "plasma grenades." There are also multiple vehicles such as the "Warthog" which is a mix between a hummer and a dune buggy that seats 3 players and has a hounted gatling gun on the rear of the vehicle, the "Ghost" which is an alien hovering vehicle that seats one rider and has 2 mounted cannons on the front the vehicle, and the "Banshee" that is an alien plane that seats one passenger and has mounted cannons on the front of the ship. The vehicles are easy to control and have the potential to be very powerful.
    The multiplayer mode was also a great experience. The levels ranged from very small to very large and incorporated all of the weapons and vehicles from the single player mode. The multiplayer can have up to 4 human players or can have more if there are more x-boxes in the local area network or have "X-box live" which is an online gaming system that allows players to play agains't other opponants who also have "X-box live." I believe that there can be up to 16 players in a level when there is a LAN connection or an X-Box live connection set up. The players create there own character in the character creation portion of the game. They choose whether they want their body type to be human or covenant (the choice does not determine what team that you play on in the multiplayer), you choose your characters colors, name, controls, and the symbols that are marked on them (examples: #1, military symbols, rank, star, eagle, etc.) There are also many types of gaming modes in the multiplayer. My favorite is called "Slayer." The object of a "Slayer" match a free-for-all round where players kill as many human opponants as they can until someone reaches the maximum kill count (standard is 25 kills), if you aquire the most kills you have won the round. There are also team matches, capture the flag, king the hill, and many other modes that I haven't gotten to try yet.
    Halo 2 was an amazing game. The weapons were balanced and fun to use. The computer players were intelligent and challanging. The levels ranged in size and environment type. Overall, Halo 2 was remarkable.


    Homie, I wtfpwn n00bs

    Friday 12 January, 2007 by Lüc
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