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I thoroughly enjoyed ODST for the side-story and expansion of our knowledge and understanding that it brought in the Halo universe, and particularly from an interesting perspective.

  • 09.24.2012 10:43 PM PDT

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Had a great story mode. But for 60 bucks the game was very short.

  • 09.24.2012 11:24 PM PDT

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I like ODST too :D it really makes you feel alone when you play as the rookie, and vulnerable (I still don't get how an ODST can punch through a Brute's shields and armor with his fists though O.o)

343i really should make a game like halo 3 ODST but with the EPIC graphics and a Spartan ops-like mode only for ODSTs.

and also...ADD MORE CUSTOMIZABILITY FOR THE ODST I DON'T WANT TO BE LIMITED TO 7 characters!?

  • 09.27.2012 4:19 PM PDT
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Agreed. True dat.

  • 09.29.2012 4:25 PM PDT

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

I agree here, but it wasn't exactly Bungie's fault. Their ambition to create more than DLC bumped the pack into a higher, pricier bracket. this many years down the line, I don't regret paying for it.

Posted by: EAGLES5
Had a great story mode. But for 60 bucks the game was very short.


[Edited on 10.03.2012 4:40 PM PDT]

  • 10.03.2012 4:40 PM PDT

I love ODST.
Brilliant setting and music, good storytelling, interesting and amusing characters (I suppose this is due in part because of the fact that it's one huge Firefly reference) and it's fun. A bit unique, and... yeah.

Generally, I'm a fan of the unpopular Halo games. I love Halo Wars, Halo Reach, and ODST.

  • 10.03.2012 8:46 PM PDT
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The tongue is like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.

Im planning to get this game, mainly cause its got firefight.

  • 10.06.2012 8:44 AM PDT

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

Ah, firefight was a more enjoyable experience in ODST in my opinion. The ease of dying really made teamwork a must. Hey, for $20.00, you can't go wrong!

  • 10.07.2012 10:01 AM PDT

Posted by: EAGLES5
Had a great story mode. But for 60 bucks the game was very short.

This ^ ... bungie just got greedie ... they wanted some easy cash to pay for the development of the reach engine.

Everyone knew it was an expansion pack [at best].
And when people argued that point they went the 'exclusive reach beta access' route ... talk about cheap.

  • 10.27.2012 2:15 AM PDT

When Marines can't do it, and there ain't no Spartan to save the day... Only the ODST's are up for the job.

Heck, no one appreciates Rookie and Vergi's development. Seriously, I love those two. They work together to survive a failed battle. It's awesome... I actually like him better than chief.

  • 10.27.2012 7:01 PM PDT

Posted by: RookieRules
Heck, no one appreciates Rookie and Vergi's development. Seriously, I love those two. They work together to survive a failed battle. It's awesome... I actually like him better than chief.

No jumper love on here ;)

And sorry, but MC is the man ... even the two rookies held the respect.

  • 10.28.2012 5:43 AM PDT

When Marines can't do it, and there ain't no Spartan to save the day... Only the ODST's are up for the job.


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Posted by: RookieRules
Heck, no one appreciates Rookie and Vergi's development. Seriously, I love those two. They work together to survive a failed battle. It's awesome... I actually like him better than chief.

No jumper love on here ;)

And sorry, but MC is the man ... even the two rookies held the respect.


It really depends on what type of character you like really. Master Chief is known for explosions, saving our galaxy from the Flood and the Halo Array, but I prefer characters who don't blow things up and take a more intelligent take on the story.

Chief is 'the' man in Halo. But I like Rookie the same way I like Vergil better than Cortana. Both characters have development. It's subtle but it's there. But then again, Halo 4 is supposedly character driven, so maybe they will change my mind. I just like how Rookie has a subtle but interesting relationship with Vergil in the story. You only see it in the Gameplay usually, but it's there.

Anyways, lets not turn this thread into another Spartan's V.S. ODSTS thing. That is one thread I now stay away from. So many fanboys with way to much time on their hands.

  • 10.28.2012 2:22 PM PDT

Posted by: RookieRules
Posted by: Oh GodLike One
And sorry, but MC is the man ... even the two rookies held the respect.

Anyways, lets not turn this thread into another Spartan's V.S. ODSTS thing. That is one thread I now stay away from. So many fanboys with way to much time on their hands.

Agree - the ODST are a good crew.

And my respect comment was in reference to the early cutscene, when you see Amber Clad (just as the drop starts) and one of the jumpers make a comment in reference to MC.

  • 10.29.2012 5:01 AM PDT

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

You know what I would have really loved? If the ODSTs made just a few more references to the Halo Universe, or what happened when the Chief landed in Old Mombasa. That would have given the game just a little more personality, you know?

  • 10.30.2012 2:01 PM PDT

There was (example above) ... but they are subtle - kinda same extent as Stan Lee's appearance in Marvel comic movies.

  • 10.31.2012 5:19 AM PDT
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i know this is off topic but i have a group on face book that talking about halo 4 if anyone wants to join here'
s the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/378426315570362/

  • 11.02.2012 3:14 PM PDT

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i know this is off topic but i have a group on face book that talking about halo 4 if anyone wants to join here'
s the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/378426315570362/

If you know that it is off-topic then don't post it. Also don't advertise your facebook group. This is not the website for that.

  • 11.02.2012 6:18 PM PDT
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  • 11.02.2012 9:18 PM PDT

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Posted by: unsc_guy24
i know this is off topic but i have a group on face book that talking about halo 4 if anyone wants to join here'
s the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/378426315570362/

If you know that it is off-topic then don't post it. Also don't advertise your facebook group. This is not the website for that.

Cant hurt ... bungie will close the site one day, why not get a backup suport structure up and running. Not like 343 are going to want all of bungie cast offs.

  • 11.03.2012 5:10 AM PDT
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/378426315570362/ join my group on facebook plz talking about halo 4 and stuff

  • 11.03.2012 1:54 PM PDT

Posted by: unsc_guy24
https://www.facebook.com/groups/378426315570362/ join my group on facebook plz talking about halo 4 and stuff

Good move ... keep the adds rolling.

  • 11.03.2012 7:35 PM PDT
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It was a good game, but it just wasn't worth $60. It was an expansion pack and it should have been advertised and priced like one.

  • 12.29.2012 2:37 PM PDT

Posted by: Insolence
It was a good game, but it just wasn't worth $60. It was an expansion pack and it should have been advertised and priced like one.

^ true.

bungie even started off calling it an expansion pack.
Hell, even the name tells you that it was an expansion on Halo 3.

bungie just got greedy [again] ... even tried the "oh, we put more into it than was originally planned" and then got called out in an interview when the magazine compare it to the original announcement ... and it was actually missing features.
Doh ... major Doh.

They then tried "oh, it also includes an exclusive invitation to th reach beta" (like, big deal - not) ... and then come the reach 'beta' [cough] release they could be seen releasing more invitations ... how was it 'exclusive to ODST'?
Rip Off.

  • 12.29.2012 7:03 PM PDT

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

*sigh*, If you were around Bungie.net during ODST's development, you'd know that they didn't decide the price as it is Microsoft's decision. They regretted that it cost as much as it did, but Halo fans, I hope, didn't mind paying the extra as the effort put into the project was phenomenal.
Posted by: Oh GodLike One
bungie just got greedy [again] ... even tried the "oh, we put more into it than was originally planned" and then got called out in an interview when the magazine compare it to the original announcement ... and it was actually missing features.
Doh ... major Doh.

They then tried "oh, it also includes an exclusive invitation to th reach beta" (like, big deal - not) ... and then come the reach 'beta' [cough] release they could be seen releasing more invitations ... how was it 'exclusive to ODST'?
Rip Off.

  • 12.29.2012 11:39 PM PDT

Hanger one I just shredded with the SMGs until ammo was out and I just threw 'nades like a boss while BRing.

My experience playing Cairo Station on Legendary

Exhibit A G4 Interview where Bungie staff discusses the pricing.

  • 12.30.2012 12:03 AM PDT