Thursday, September 27, 2007
Master Chief beats down Spider-Man
Cha-Ching - Much to absolutely no one's surprise, Halo 3 is well on its way to being the best selling game (dramatic pause)...of...all...time. A press release from Microsoft yesterday estimates Halo 3's game sales at around $170 million dollars in its first 24 hours of availability, blowing the doors off of the last Spider-Man movie and this years highly anticipated Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows.
Sure the game was hyped to death, but over the last few days its lived up to its billing. A proper analogy for the effect Halo 3 has on gaming is almost impossible to comprehend, but we can start with a number - $170 million. That's absurd! How can a game possibly be so huge? Because it actually delivers on what gamers want. I know there are some haters out there that are just plain Halo 3'd out. Long time gamers are fed up with the hype, and because its been non-stop, will view any flaw bigger than it really is and therefore believe it to be a disappoinment. This is what the media has turned people into, pessimists.
While I love the game and think its all that and a bag of Funyons, Halo 3 does have some issues. The graphics, while solid, don't really look like a next-gen leap. The game play has only been given minimal changes. The multi-player has been surprsingly laggy. To all that I say - who cares? Why screw with something that's so great to begin with? Bungie did exactly what gamers wanted, they gave us more Halo and improved on what already was a brilliant series.
Name another game that does for gaming what Halo 3 does. Name another console title that brings this many gamers together. And now that I think of it, why the hell am I defending this game?!? This is Halo! See what the media has done to you? I blame Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Damn that three headed harpie and its over publicized sexual escapades and poor parenting! Don't let The Man keep you from owning this game. You should be playing Halo 3 and embracing it. Don't miss out on the gaming event of the year. (Today's rambling rant was sponsored by Microsoft)