Are you planning to buy Halo 4 and Black Ops II?

  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/buckman/public_html/neo/modules/advanced_forum/advanced_forum.module on line 492.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/buckman/public_html/neo/modules/advanced_forum/advanced_forum.module on line 492.
Matt Barton's picture
I'm buying both!
3% (4 votes)
Halo 4.
14% (17 votes)
Black Ops II.
3% (4 votes)
Neither one.
80% (100 votes)
Total votes: 125

Comments

Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
I like the Halo games, though

I like the Halo games, though my favorite is the first. My major gripe about them is how many times you have to shoot enemies to kill them. That just feels like a time-waste mechanic to me. I'd rather be one-shotting lots of weak enemies than having to shot a single mob fifty times in the head to kill it. That gets really old. It just feels like the weapons are too weak in this series. On the other hand, I love the vehicles and sense of being part of a team.

Some of my favorite FPSs have been Half-Life 2, Far Cry, and COD World at War. Deus Ex is also quite enjoyable. I thought Black Ops was fun, too.

I'm still waiting for a really good zombie apocalypse game. A few have gotten close, but IMO none have truly nailed it.

n/a
clok1966
Offline
Joined: 01/21/2009
A.M. at least you can find

A.M. at least you can find some of those.. I believe many of the Console shooters have the option now (gears of war? does i believe, Bulletstorm?) I know i have played several on the 360.. but there are so many FPS on that console that are average its hard to remember which are which.

Halo- ever since I played the first on the PC I never understood the love. I was playing BF42 at the time it was released (much better team, and deathmatch game) (and yes i know Halo came out months before it.. but on PC it did not) and many, many other FPS games on the PC that where better. Halo has one thing going for it that i cant deny, it worked pretty good on a console, stripping guns, ammo hunts, health hunts, secrets, limiting the enemies on screen (and in game for that matter)and making them jump like a 7 year old after helloween so they are harder to hit.. Limiting hte background to the same static underground walls, (this worked ok in Daggerfall 10 years before it.. but tech had come a long ways.. part of the thrill l of a FPS is seeing new.. even if its new graphics on walls) it worked because it was everything a PC one wasn't.. all LESS.. Of course I must admit they did the Health/shield thing the best.. its been so cooked now by copy cats you almost cant die in a game anymore. No.. I have all the halo games for my 360, even played 2 of them (on the 360) 4 if you count the first on the PC and the RTS one. I guess i will pick up when its $15 or something down the road for completion sake..

BO II- a solid maybe.. there are so many of those on the PC now i cant keep track.. I think i picked up the last big release (mw?) on steam about 3 weeks back when it was $19 on sale. or was it $24? I played a couple mission and haven't been back.. (torchlight II, Borderlands II, and now X-Com)..

I'm of the opinion WWII is the best spot for a FPS.. and when they moved to modern i lost alot of my interest..

I guess in the end I WILL probably buy both.. but not at $60..

A.M. (not verified)
A minority negative?

I would not buy either game, but it's not necessarily due to lack of interest. I would try a Halo game in a second if the game included a third-person option. I've never quite understood why--perhaps it's my optomistist's prescription--but playing first-person shooters of any kind just brings on a near-migraine level headache. A couple of months ago, I forced myself to play the first full level of Wolfenstein 3-D on iPad and I regretted it the rest of the evening! I've tried other first-person shooters in the past--particularly NOVA, Gameloft's iOS Halo knockoff--and I've never had any luck sticking with them.

There have been many disappointing passes--particularly the first BioShock--but at least Skyrim allows a player to switch points of view...

Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
Gaming
Rand wrote:

Never purchased or even played any of their predecessors, don't see any reason to start now. My interest in shooters is commensurate with my interest in watching paint dry.
Nothing I've heard about either of them indicates this is likely to change anytime soon.

That's too bad. Are there any shooters you do like? I find even genres I thought I didn't like can be enjoyable with the right game. A great game is a great game, regardless. Of course just because someone thinks a game is great, doesn't mean it's a great game for you, but I still hate to poo poo an entire genre...

n/a
Rand (not verified)
Never purchased or even

Never purchased or even played any of their predecessors, don't see any reason to start now. My interest in shooters is commensurate with my interest in watching paint dry.
Nothing I've heard about either of them indicates this is likely to change anytime soon.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.