For the first time ever, I played Halo 3 Matchmaking on my own Xbox 360. I'd played local and online at other people's houses, but this was a momentous occasion. Unfortunately, I observed a few flaws with Halo 3's multiplayer compared to Halo 4:
1. Smootheness. Halo 4 plays waaay smoother than Halo 3, even on a lower sensitivity... not sure why, but it just does. If playing Halo 4 is driving a fine Audi sedan, Halo 3 is a 30 year-old school bus with the bumper hanging off. There are also too many ######?!?! moments in Halo 3 - I understand that adds a bit of fun to it, but I think those detract from the overall experience.
2. Weapons... The lack of loadouts basically consigns you to either grab a BR/carbine or run for a power weapon. Unfortunately, if you miss out on those, you are stuck with the default AR and magnum, the two worst weapons in the game, in my opinion. However, as cool and awesome as it is, dual wielding is largely ineffective outside of close range and the BR completely outdoes most non-power weapons in the game.
3. Grenade spam. In the matches that I played, there were grenades everywhere. At one point, I was literally just lobbing frag grenades, hoping to snipe some poor soul, because there was a plentiful pile on the ground. Basically, I (and the other players) never had to worry about conserving our grenades, so we were just tossing them left and right.
That said, don't get me wrong, I do not believe Halo 3's multiplayer is much worse than Halo 4's. Halo 3 will always have a special place in my heart above all the other Halos. They both have their flaws and this fresh opportunity made some of them stick out to me.
Edit: **** is censored ... ?
Edited by Makaru, May 25 2014 - 09:01 PM.
of course it's censored.
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