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Why Did You Buy Halo: Combat Evolved on Xbox Prior to Halo 2

First Introduction to Combat Evolved: Campaign or Multiplayer?   9 members have voted

  1. 1. Campaign or Multiplayer?


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DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN POLL IF YOU WERE INTRODUCED TO HALO AFTER THE RELEASE OF HALO 2 OR THROUGH THE PC PORT

 

I've been having a debate of sorts with another Halo player on the subject of if campaign or multiplayer was the biggest driving factor on sales for the original Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolved. I'm interested to see, out of the people who were introduced to the Halo franchise through Combat Evolved on the Xbox, if it was campaign or multiplayer that first introduced you to the game.

 

Also, this is not a debate on if campaign or multiplayer is better. This is simply a poll to see how you were introduced to the game. That is it. If you were introduced to it through someone showing you the campaign, vote campaign. If you were introduced by marketing and bought it for the campaign, vote campaign. If you were introduced to it through local splitscreen or system link, vote multiplayer. If you were introduced to it through RvB, while this might be a stretch, that would still count as multiplayer.

 

Feel free to share your experience on what first introduced you to Halo. Love hearing the stories.

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Tiddy-bits:

1 hour ago, WaeV said:

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This all started from someone saying that they thought 90% of people who bought H:CE on Xbox never touched the mutliplayer. I was taken aback on the comment. Talked to others and Tucker even thought that statement was probably true.

 

I was introduced to it by a friend on Christmas 2001 begging me to come over to his house to play with him, his brother, and their friend. I was familiar with PC shooters (namely Quake) and also console shooters (GoldenEye/Perfect Dark). I assumed it would be clunky just like the rest of the FPS games on console were at the time. We started off with Rockets on Wizard, moved over to driving vehicles around Blood Gulch, and playing doubles on Battle Creek. My mind was absolutely blown away. Came home begging for my parents to take back the PS2 they had gotten me for an XBox saying that I'd rather have Halo even if it meant I could never have a single other game again. My parents doubted that statement but here I am lol.

 

After that, I was invited and attended countless system link parties with people and the lunch room at school was filled with talks about Halo (mostly about multiplayer but a good bit about campaign, too).

 

It's odd to me because, when talking to people that think not many played the multiplayer, it's down to it not having online capabilities. It's like people have forgotten how important and popular split screen multiplayer was to kids and how we used to play games. I can't even count all the games that I used to spend hours on with friends playing split screen.

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The multiplayer was big of course but let's not leave out the split screen co-op. Like you, I had a friend begging me to come over and play it with him, but he wanted someone to play the campaign with. We spent many hours playing 1v1, of course, but when that got old (as it always did) we went back to the campaign. I think that's how the game was played most often. The LAN parties were a more rare treat.

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6 minutes ago, Sunstriker7 said:

The multiplayer was big of course but let's not leave out the split screen co-op. Like you, I had a friend begging me to come over and play it with him, but he wanted someone to play the campaign with. We spent many hours playing 1v1, of course, but when that got old (as it always did) we went back to the campaign. I think that's how the game was played most often. The LAN parties were a more rare treat.

Well, yeah, definitely. Co-Op was awesome and campaign was a a large part of why I bought the game. When I went over to that friend's house in 2001, I stayed the night to play more. Once everyone fell asleep in the middle of playing the game, I switched over to campaign and got all the way to Two Betrayals before morning came and everyone else woke up. The main point I'm trying to make here is that saying 90% of people didn't even touch the multiplayer is ridiculous.


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1 hour ago, WaeV said:

Sidewinder splitscreen system-link at the local gamestore was definitely an eye-opener for me. I was just dying to get the PC version when it launched. Didn't own an Xbox way back then so I can't vote in the poll.

RIP. Like I said, I wasn't planning on getting an XBox either because it was clear how much better game selection was for the PS2. It's a miracle Halo turned out as good as it did for the XBox's sake.


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I can't technically vote since the first one I "bought" was the PC port just because my family didn't have an Xbox but we did have a computer, but I played the fuck out of Halo CE Xbox MP with my family whenever we went over to their house, or when they came here they'd bring the xbox with them.

 

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Just now, Vuthakral said:

I can't technically vote since the first one I "bought" was the PC port just because my family didn't have an Xbox but we did have a computer, but I played the fuck out of Halo CE Xbox MP with my family whenever we went over to their house, or when they came here they'd bring the xbox with them.

 

Halo is love, Halo is life.

You can still vote on this as long as you were introduced to the series with the first one on Xbox. All that I'm wanting to gauge is how people were introduced to the franchise at the very beginning.


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