Halo 3:ODST Wow….

Posted on September 28, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Halo 3:ODST takes place shortly before the events of Halo 3, and shortly after the events of Halo 2.  That might seem obvious and trivial, but for people that really follow the story and the mythology of Halo, that’s pretty important.

Without giving up much detail or secrets, our protagonist, “The Rookie”, is an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST, for short).  The ODST drop in pods that are released from space and all but crash into the ground and can then be opened to let the trooper out.

Key thing – these guys and gals have minimal armor – nothing like a Spartan.  What this means is that your tactics change completely.  There is no dashing into a firefight and simply ‘blasting it out’ with the Convenant soldiers.  If you’ve played Gears of War – your strategy has to be much more like that of Marcus, Dom, or any other gear.  You have no regenerating shields, only medi-kits that you find in New Mombasa, where the story takes place.  And, there is a big story here, with lots of mystery.  You dropped with the rest of your team, but because the Convenant battlecruiser went into slip-space (think warp drive in Star Trek) as you were dropping towards it, everyone is scattered – and possibly killed during earth entry.

You start out on your own with a silenced pistol and a silenced machine gun – and your wits. And, a bunch of Covenant that don’t know you’re there yet…..

This is one awesome game – find me on Xbox Live it you want to play co-op, or the new Firefight mode, which seems to be a heck of a lot like Gears of War 2’s Horde mode.

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