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Halo 2 Review (OXM)

Alright, in the OXM review article that I got a few days ago it had the review on Halo 2. Now they said that the only minus was the ending. Now does that mean the ending was gay and sucked?? Or does that mean the ending was bad because the game was over? They also had pictures of the new prophet guards, the drones and some other stuff. I hope I didn't anticipate for 3 years just to get some stupid game that's not gonna be as good as the first and that I'm gonna beat in one sitting...

Please bungie! Please don't ruin this for me!

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Halo 2 Review

Yea, that is the same question I had about the ending. Anyway at least they said the rest of the game rocked. I think it is cool about the return of Blood Gulch (Coagulation). The Honor Guard looks awsome, great job Bungie. Can't wait till 11-9-04.

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The ending thing is probably

The ending thing is probably how the first Halo ended, with a cliff hanger. It kind of gave you an ending, but left a lot for the sequal. I think that's what OXM meant. And Bungie knows what they're doing, they'll put out a great game. If didn't know Bungies been making FPS for a long time. I'm just glad they got something that's this big. I highly doubt they're will be any disappointments.

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halo 2 ending is good

really dont worry about the ending i read the whole article very carefully and all it said was that the ending left them wanting to keep on playing the game. the ending was good but it just left them wanting to keep playing halo 2 which in my book is good.

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yes the ending is awesome. i

yes the ending is awesome. i consider it a Lord of the Rings ending, it maps out what you will have to do in the next one which is cool(so were not left with "this is only the beginning." the multiplayer levels are cool, but i feel as though they structured them too much for xbox live. no more small lan parties. see im a big fan of the small levels and i was dissappointed to see that the smallest was bever creek (battle creek 2). but what are you going to do? but overall the game was awesome. the only dissapointment is that, when the plots finally start to make sence its over. haha. i think thats a major turn off for people because there are two plots, and its hard enough to figure out one. but halo 3 should be awesome. i wish they had another species come into play like the flood. there were no huge surprises. i just remember being like holy shit when i saw the flood. i also loved the helmet cam video from the first. but overall it was a great game. but the almighty question- did it surpass the first? i would have to say no, it came close, but i think they tried to go too detailed it the graphics and gave up smoothness for it. sometimes it is overwhelming what is happening around you in this one. but still was definitly an awesoem game.

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ending

well its a crap end and oh lets leave it for halo 3

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yeah and...

even if halo2 has a crap endin its still gonna be the most pladed game on xbox live and most played game by itself for years to come!

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it da bomb

it da bomb

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Halo 2 Ending

Just beat Halo 2. Took about 12 hours of play. Ending was extremley stupid. They delayed it for two years and that is the best they can come up with. I understand trying to hook players into buying Halo 3 but geez at least end with some kind of ending. Game play was excellent. Thought it was going to be the greatest game I had ever Played until all of a sudden the credits popped up out of no where and it's over. Absolutley ridiculous.

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yeah man seriosly...fuckin no

yeah man seriosly...fuckin no reslotuion you didnt feel like you completled the game...it was like "I got work to do" your all pumped for the seemingly alst elvel of the game and ...shit on you credits pop up....damn

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halo 2 ending

The ending is realy gay and sucks ass.

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Halo 2's ending

Yes I beat it in one sitting and no I was not happy with the ending... The game play was fantastic and I was excited every minute that I played...untill...Oh no credits. Oh well It was an enjoyable game and I am a halo muliplayer fan more than single player, so I am still never happy with the new game. So off to play more multiplayer to try and forget how much of a teaser this game was ending like that...

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sucked

maybe if halo 3 came out at the same time as halo 2 itd be good, but then whod pay for 1 game twice:/.

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ending halo 2

the ending is so fucken gay.... why does it have to be so bad... the game should have been much longer.

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AHAHAHAHA

WHAT THE FUCK WAS UP WOH THAT ENDING?!?!?! 4 years for THAT?!?!?!?!?!?! ARCGH

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halo 2 ending

the ending of halo to was gay and it sucked big fat balls, i was pretty pissed off. The game was pretty good, but overall i was dissapointed.

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i loved the game, but the end

i loved the game, but the ending just totally sucked donkey dick. it totally leaves you with a feeling of, "did i really just finish the game?" i think it was such a cheasy and incomplete ending just so they can guarantee another $125 million opening day with Halo 3 and xbox 2 =\. gayness.

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Halo 2 ending

Did u see the ending after the credits

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Yes

The ending after the credits with Cortana and the Beast from below. Kinda makes ya think if cortana will sell out

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The end = shit. the game was

The end = shit. the game was amazing, but the end... sucked.

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I'm a disappointed Halo2 fan.

Here is Edos' Halo2 analysis article for Thomo...

The Good
The graphics are detailed. Some good scenary.
Although I haven't played it with friends yet but the multiplayer looks good. Mainly because there are new scenes.
New guns are always good.
New characters are always interesting.
the complkimentary Halo2 hint booklet was professionally produced. Excellent!

The Bad
The graphics are detailed but I have found that this level of detail has made it difficult to locate enermies, especially when they are motionless.
I had a go on the multiplayer on my own and the only thing that annoyed me was the ability to jump off anything (like an 8 storey building) at any height and you wouldn't suffer any health loss. A little unrealistic.
Yes they have included the flood. The most hated Halo charater of all time. But this time, the flood have just been put into the equation with no thought as to the role in which they will play in the overall storey. They are a manace and an annoyance. They haven't been introduced the flood into the storey properly as in the first Halo. Not enjoyable.
Despite the good level of detail, often you don't spend much time at a particular location in order to really appreciate it. You can walk around it but just walking around looking about doesn't do it for me.
Some of the levels are like a typical maze and you simply follow its direction. Boring!
I haven't come across any alternate pathways as it was rumoured which meant a slightly adjusted storey could be completed. Which would have been good for re-use value.
I played it through the easy level which I was hoping to have guidelines given to me about the new tricks etc. but these guidleines where limited.
The scene where you are driving a warthog through freeway tunnels is boring and predictable. You spend 10-15 seconds drively aimlessly through the tunnel not seeing any opposition and then up ahead you see a turning point in the road. Surely the convenant will be there waiting? Yes they are there waiting and you simply drive past them, no engagement, and drive for another 10- 15 seconds, waiting to come across someting else. Boring!
The early levels have dark spots. There will be a battle scene between yourself and the convenant in the dark and its hard too locate the enermy. Sometimes you may be empting an ashault rifle but you are spraying the ammo in the general direction of the convenant, hoping it hits them as you really can't see them. I have found myself at times standing next to the enermy with its back to me "...shit ! I better kill it." And it is because of the dark locations that has made it difficult to locate enermies. Halo had night time scenes but never were you confused or blinded by the darkness.
I haven't found a way to turn up the gun, tank, explosion etc noises. Often these cool noises are muffled by the loud Halo 2 background music. I want to hear the weapons fire and things blow up... yeee ha!
Scenes are too predictable generally speaking.
A flying menace (drones) are crap. These are flying characters in which you look up into the air and basically fire aimlessly into the atmosphere because it is too hard to lock onto them as they are buzzing around firing at you. They are like the flood part2 - hated characters.
There are no indicators of you being fired upon (as in Halo). Without indicators you start spinning around trying to locate the enermy while still being fired upon. Which direction is it coming from??
There is a convanent 'super-bug.' A six-legged insect-looking machine which is massive in size and looked really cool climbing over buildings etc. But it was soooo easy to destroy, again I was disappointed.
There are only a handfull of new scenes for the multiplayer. I was expecting a whole lot more.
Maybe I need a little time to get into it but ?Halo2, given that it was going to be sooo good, has let me down.

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maybe you should try plaingit

maybe you should try plaingit on something other than EASY you wus.

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Ending

Ending Sucked, then the credits, then some more to the ending, still sucked.

Game was good, BUT not the 97/100 score they gave it on XBOX magazine. I would give it a 90/100.

It's like they spent too much time on getting it technically working, and forgot all about FUN, remember FUN?

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You are retarded

Please God, next time you write a review, look a word up in the dikchunery if you don't know how to spell it.

Also, there were other problems worth complaining about that made sense, but you chose none of them. "Enemies are hard to find" only describes your incompetence. I had no trouble finding enemies, even in the dark. There's a flashlight button, you know. Or maybe you should adjust the contrast on your TV? Hmm, simple, simple solutions.

And yeah, I was pissed about the flood being back too, but I got over it. You know why? Because the little spore-flood thingies have been drastically reduced to a piddling small annoyance. They didn't hurt my shields at all, even on Heroic. I'm sure on Easy, you had no problem with them.

"There is a convanent 'super-bug.' A six-legged insect-looking machine which is massive in size and looked really cool climbing over buildings etc. But it was soooo easy to destroy, again I was disappointed."

1) It was like the 2nd level so yes, it's easy.
2) You're playing it on Easy mode.
3) Shut up.

" haven't found a way to turn up the gun, tank, explosion etc noises. Often these cool noises are muffled by the loud Halo 2 background music. I want to hear the weapons fire and things blow up."

Yes... you strike me as a person who only cares to hear things shoot and explode.

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.....

i used to be totally sure that the halo2 campaign would blow all other games ive played away, but frankly i got a better sense of, ok this is the end of the game, from halo 1s last level. i honestly thoguht the game wasnt over until.....DAMN credits. MAJOR DISSAPOINTMENT. O and by the way screw xbox 2.

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why

Why screw Xbox 2?

Did you honestly not expect that one day, there'd be a new version of the Xbox, just as with every other console, and that your Xbox would be relegated to collecting dust?

Of course, mine does that already... but I think that's because of gravity.


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Rampant for over five years.


Rampant for over se7en years.



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Wait that can't be it.....

Has anybody beaten it in the hardest mode. Maybe a different ending will appear. Please, I need hope!

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WHAT HALO2 ENDING CUM ON!!!???!!!

That cant be it i mean jesus then when the f$£k is halo 3 cumin out
or an expantion i would of been willing 2 w8 another few moths for a final ending but now we have 2 w8 somthink like 3 years or more xbox live better keep us entertaned til then

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NO, I bet Halo 3 is ready and

NO, I bet Halo 3 is ready and will be lanched with Xbox2

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question about the ending

i beat the game on normal.....but is there an extended ending for beating it on legendary?

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HALO 2 ending

if anyone wnats to know the game itself is soooo coool but i dont get whats with the dogdy(poor) ending i dont know anyone who has said it is a good ending but i suppose they have left it out for a number 3 well but stilll grrr

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Ending...way too easy, and dissapointing.

Alright, what's with the whole difficulty of the game? My friend and I beat it on Heroic without even trying. Sure, some parts made us try a few times, but we literally flew through the game with ease... Yeah, lemme say it agian. ON HEROIC. We started on heroic, and it wasn't even hard! Heroic on Halo 1's quite hard to be honest, and it takes a lot of skill.

The ending on the other hand is really dissapointing, and unsatisfying. Bungie- what the hell? You've made us wait 4 years for this garbage? That's just unacceptable.

The overall game's good, but the difficulty and ending is just crap.

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me too

i justr finished halo 1 1/2 as i now call it ,half the clips i saw on previews weren t in game
and also stupid ending its not even a ending i thought it was end of chapter 1 or somtihing
com on at least they could of gave us a bonus level or somthing

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HALO 2 is GAY

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! i want a refund

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gay ending

It was too short of a game and the ending was terrible...you didnt really destroy something large enough to leave you at least somewhat satisfied...i feel like the head russian guy in the movie rounders where he says "i feel so unsatisfied..." Bungie came in and gave us a quick little demo of HALO 3 to hold us over...as in to make us play XBOX live so microsoft can make $$$ off of that...i mean everyone is playing the multi-player and i think it took this long for HALO 2 to come out because they were fixing up the multi-player only...and the development of the multiplayer maps is what made the heroic and legendary difficulties longer..they just closed off a bunch of doors making them red in the easier difficulties and let you roam in the more difficult ones....its just a bullshit cop out... i think we deserved better

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ending sucks butt

the ending sucks big fat butt.although the game was good, it was way to short. i beat it in like a day or two.

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or 2?

or 2?

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true

true

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thats not the point, the poin

thats not the point, the point is Microsoft has screwed with Halo to make Xbox 2 look better or more apealing, and anyone who realises this probably doesn't want to buy Xbox2.

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E3 2003

the E3 2003 demo wasnt even in Halo 2. whats up with that. why make a demo for something and not even put it in the game.

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halo 3

does anybody know anything about halo 3. or if there will be one

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Will be a Halo 3
I think there will be a Halo 3.
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Co-op mode

The first two so called 'levels' of Halo 2 are not shown on co-op mode, I played co-op mode with a friend before playing single player and had a really hard time following the story.

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Co-op mode

The first two so called 'levels' of Halo 2 are not shown on co-op mode, I played co-op mode with a friend before playing single player and had a really hard time following the story.

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Halo 2 ending pised me off

The Covenant are invading Earth this time full force and Master Chief who is onboard a covenant ship (after chasing down the prophet of truth), is asked why the hell is he on a covenant ship. and the Chief responds with "Sir, I'm finishing this fight!" Implying he still has to kill the "leader," prophet of truth. and save earth with a really awsome last level just like the last halo. But not a second after Master Chief says the word "fight," you get the game's ending credits slammed right in your face. I mean i litteraly yelled "WTF thats bullshit!"
But clinging to the thought that bungie could never write somthing so shitty i rationalized that the last level was only playable if you beat it on normal or higher since i only beat it on easy. As i soon found out, that was the end there was no other level past that. I now have to say dont waste money on halo 2 unless your a hardcore fan who must have it just for sake of it being Halo. The plot line and the scripts were not well constructed and the gameplay just dosent have the same value as the first one did. There were alot of fun elements of the first Halo which bungie left out of the halo 2.
So the only really awsome thing about Halo 2 is the new and improved Xbox Live multiplayer stuff which is shitloads of fun especially when you have the headset mic!
So Halo 2, Campaign-sucked, multiplayer-fun.

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Ending

Fantastic Game! Terrible ending. Unexpected ending.

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ending blows

halo 2 sucks cawk and bawls like George W Bush :o

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Bob Dole

Bob Dole hates Halo2

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yep, ending does suck

yep, ending does suck

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yeah totally. At least it ass

yeah totally. At least it assures that there will be a halo 3.....

hopefully....

FUCK!

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