Evilducks wrote:FPS games are always substandard on consoles. END OF STORY
funny you should use that term, because the story is the thing I like most about the Halo series, both video game wise and novel wise.
I'm as excited about Halo 3 as the next guy, but the multiplayer aspect of the game is only a secondary interest to me.
The story is better than say Doom...
Gameplay trumps story for me. This is why I thought Total Annihilation was a better RTS concept than WC2 or SC. The units actually behaved as I would have expected them to. I am currently enjoying Supreme Commander for the same reasons. The stories for the games are kinda simplistic but the gameplay is amazing.
Halo was an amazing concept that was unfortunately bought up by MS and forced onto their console. They forced it out the door too soon and that left poor level design on top of the already poor console controls. At least Halo 2 had better level designs, but still the same bad gameplay.
Now, a game with good gameplay and a great story are very entertaining to me, this is why I'm so very addicted to WoW.