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Things people complained About for H2 (Gaming)

by Robot Chickens, Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:24 (546 days ago) @ Joe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)

As I said previously, this does not match my perception of the time. I would have described the contemporaneous response to Halo 2 in terms of online discourse as initially majority negative.


Dude, I don't know what to tell you man. I spent my fair share of time on B.net, I remember most people being pretty cool. A lot of story speculation back then that you don't really see today.

Are you kidding me? Things people were upset about:

New Mombasa levels never looked or played like the E3 demo

They shipped a game they didn't even finish.

Final level as Arbiter, not Chief??

The HCE pistol was gutted

Duel wielding was required for certain weapons

Quicktime punching the bosses which made them more "bossy" and less like regular enemies.

Bullet-sponge brutes

Where did the one-shot-in-the-back hunters go?

Destructible warthogs ruined the game.

The switch to the Havok physics ruined the "feel"

Super-Bouncing

Melee-lunging

BXR was a skill you had to learn

Competitive playlist numbers and SBM incentivized de-leveling and hiring people to get to 50 or whatever the number was

Incubus ruined Marty's epic soundtracks

Jackal Snipers on Legendary ruined the balance

Elites speak english rather than Worting in alien tongues.

Anything else I'm missing?


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