footle Posted April 15, 2004 Share Posted April 15, 2004 Halo is popular because not many people have played many other console FPS games and those that have, lack the strength of character NOT to jump on the "me too" bandwagon. Admittedly, there are passionately sincere individuals who do love the game but those are pretty few and far between. Bwhahaha. It's popular because other console FPSes (anything that's been released on the PS2 for a start) are rubbish. In particularly they don't tend to allow (I'm going to generalise here, since individual games might do one or the other) more than 4 players to play, don't allow linkup, aren't properly optimised for a gamepad, suffer from appalling framerate drops in multiplayer mode (which is why I can't play goldeneye), don't provide the same degree of customisation of the multiplayer mode, don't contain vehicles, don't support co-op, suffer from obvious clipping/horizon issues, have AI which is even worse than the appalling Halo AI whose response to any given situation can be easily predicted, don't support DDigital 5.1, don't exhibit even Halo's degree of weapon balance (I agree about the pistol being a bit too powerful) etc. etc. "Me too" and/or "strength of character" has nothing to do with it. Indeed if displaying a complete disregard for others opinions is your definition of "strength of character"... I await my flaming for being an obvious Edge-fanboy for daring to disagree with you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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