Yeah so I finished my solo Heroic playthrough of Halo 3. Maybe someone should have mentioned to Bungie that the game’s difficulty curve is completely backward, with the most vicious encounters in the earliest stages — although admittedly the main reason I breezed through the last two missions is because I finally realized that Flood are now susceptible to “head” shots. When twelve bursts from the battle rifle equals twelve kills, those massive melees seem a lot less intimidating.
I was initially annoyed that I didn’t get my Heroic achievement points — I’m guessing because I finished several missions while Live was overloaded, so the servers never got the all-clear announcements — but then I remembered: Who actually cares, anyway? I find that apathy makes so many things in life less infuriating. The point is, I’m done, and now I can spend time revisiting the real Xbox 360 game of the year. I never did get to try out the downloadable harpoon gun.
Up today here in GameSpite land is a review of Blazing Lazers. Or should I say, half-review, half-why-modern-shooters-are-lame screed? A screed fully endorsed by me.