As my first introduction to the Halo world, Halo 3: ODST was awesome fun. I brought it second hand so the short length campaign play was not too disappointing, but I really enjoyed the dark stalking around the city, searching for clues, and then the more action orientated sub-missions to complete the plot. Very enjoyable.
I really struggled with using the controller to move and shoot, compared to mouse and keyboard combo, as said previously, all the buttons are on the wrong side of the controller once you switch the look and move sticks.
After completing the game, and doing a few levels with some skulls turned on, I tried the online multi-player mode. Very fun, but very much more intense compared to the slower stalking play of ODST. Also the buttons being misplaced is even more pronounced. I did find a different layout “Bump and Jump” with the melee and jump buttons of LB and RB which is better, but had to learn to twist my right hand, to bring my fingers on top, to reload (A or B) while using my thumb to move.
Now that I’ve played the ODST, I’m keen to play a more classic Halo, to get a more grounded Halo experience. Not sure if I should play Halo 3 or move to Halo 3 Reach, any opinions?
Also I noticed the fire fight mode of ODST on Wikipedia, so now I’m going to have to try that out, to collect the achievements. Achievements are such a great way to hint that you’ve not experienced all of a game, I love them…