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Guide to immortality : Sleep with Life
I had a pretty big time thread once.
Here's me bragging about it.
Well one important thing I would have done with ODST is change how this game was treated. They gave ODST such little support after release. Bungie didn't defend ODST at all with all the hate it was getting, and basically conceded that it was a $60 expansion pack. And to add insult to injury, for those of us, like myself, who loved ODST..well we were just left in the dust.
This game deserved some DLC. I'd say some story-related content. Think Batman: Arkham City's Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC. It also deserved AT LEAST 4-5 DLC firefight maps. I will argue with anyone about how ODST firefight destroyed Reach's sad, sad version. Getting 200,000 points on every map was great fun. Did I not love some maps? Yeah, but I liked how I was forced to at least try them for the sake of achievements. And contrary to what many people wanted, I thought firefight matchmaking hurt Reach more than anything. The best part of ODST firefight was fighting with your friends. In a sense, you and your friends were soldiers fighting for your lives, rather than playing with a bunch of AFK'ers for a short, boring match.
All ODST needed was support. I loved the campaign. If I wasn't so nostalgic for Halo 2 and 3, I'd probably put it at #1. Heck story wise I'd definitely have it at #1, it just couldn't compare co-op wise with the other two in my opinion. And of course firefight was an inventive game mode. I liked horde from Gears of War, but I thought this gametype fit Halo better.
Bungie dropped the ball, plain and simple. In fact, I'd say right after ODST's release it was immediately downhill for them. Reach was a disaster, and honestly I think Microsoft wanted them gone. They promised after Reach that Halo 3 would still have double xp weekends for some time after, and that never materialized. They just tried to please everyone, from CoD gamer to casual, and failed miserably. Of course this is completely off topic and I apologize. I just feel ODST could have been even better, and I hate to see how it was treated.
[Edited on 11.09.2012 10:26 PM PST]