So, this funny thing happened to me over the past month. I played Halo 4 and I liked it. I played Halo 4 just to try it and hoped certain friends wouldn’t mind it. What’s it matter what others think? Well, only so much when you come to realize that some things out there are just better than you expected them to be. This was the case with Halo 4.
What happened with Halo 4 happened pretty quickly once it did. I originally rented both Halo 4 and Black Ops 2. I knew what I was getting into with the latest CoD game (spoilers: same crap). I played a match in Halo 4 as well as a match in Black Ops 2 for content. I enjoyed Halo 4. Because more people I knew had Black Ops 2, I stuck around with it and continued to play that. I later realized that I did have fun with Halo 4 and maybe it’s a better option. I already came to terms with the fact that the hit detection was better by a longshot. I wanted to bring people something that wasn’t just another match though. I ran a Halo 4 stream where I decided to go all in, never playing any previous Halo games, and play Halo 4 on Legendary. I progressed, but not quickly, and it didn’t go well. I wouldn’t dare go back. This wasn’t long after the game’s release.
Time passed and I decided to go back to the file I had. I knew I had to be close to AT LEAST getting the first of eight missions done. I was and I did it pretty damn well, actually. Then it started. I had gone too far. I had to finish what I started. The quest to become “Legendary” had started. I think the stream helped with that as my audience had non-believers. One said I sucked, the other found it amusing, and my other viewer who stuck around for most of it simply watched and commented accordingly. Yes though, I sucked. It was my first Halo game and I started on Legendary. The past few Call of Duty games were easy on Veteran, so this was a chance to truly challenge myself again and prove to myself that I could do this. Solo. Long story short, I was successful.
Since becoming the stuff of legend, I proceeded to do the entire first episode on Spartan Ops, all on Legendary as well. Harder than Campaign, but easier as well, because you get infinite respawns. This brings us to where we are now. I randomly decided to record one of these missions and give people a feel of what to expect in this game as well as how I play in general. I would also end up going back to the first mission of the game to hunt down two achievements (yeah, I’m on a mission for those too). I made the first mission my bitch. Seriously, headshots left and right as well as sweet pops with cheering when it was done to grunts. Yes, I was going for the three skulls achievement on legendary and I put on Grunt Birthday Party for one of them. I admittedly chose easy modifiers that really didn’t make the mission that much harder at all (Cloud and IWHBYD were the other two I used). The point is, I didn’t spend like two plus hours on the very first mission of the game. This was with rushing people. I am so much better now than I was when I first started.
So, here is is people. I’ve been trying new things and you all get to witness one of them from my perspective. My impatient, reckless, run-and-gun perspective. Who would have thought that playing Halo 4 would be the start of a brand new series I thought of where I rush people in the face and see what happens? I sure didn’t. I didn’t even think I’d like the game. I was wrong. Dead wrong.