What is Halo 3 ODST?

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Feb 7, 2009

What is Halo 3 ODST? by R2DJ at 9:05 PM (1,898 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

  1. R2DJ
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    Sorry for asking such a noob question. The truth is...I am a Halo noob. I tried the Halo Wars demo and I really really liked it. Then most of my friends suggested I should get Halo 3. So I decided to buy that when I buy the Rock Band drum kit.

    But then I saw at a gaming site that this "Halo 3 ODST" will have all the map packs and I figured it would be a good thing to have since I am not planning to buy a lot of MS points.

    I know that this game is an "expansion game". Is it?

    A) something for Halo 3 (do I need to have Halo 3 to play this?)
    B) a new Halo 3 but with the said map packs
    C) a game different than Halo 3?
     


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    Its a game different than Halo 3.
     
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    Its a " stand alone expansion" to Halo 3 meaning, its not Halo 3, its completely different, I believe its like events leading to Halo 3

    If you going to buy it get.. COD4 or CODWAW. [​IMG]

    I hated Halo, but if your going to get it, dont get ODST get the normal Halo 3

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ODST
     
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    I think it's like a little side story sort of... not the actual Halo 3 game though.

    In my opinion, there are FAR better games than Halo 3 for the 360. The only good thing Halo 3 has going for it is the online multi-player matches, but there are games with much better online than Halo.
     
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    Agreed, Call of Duty, Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead, Rainbow Six Vegas 2,Assassins Creed... this list goes on a ways
    There's far better games on the 360 IMO than Halo
     
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    meh, I've been playing a lot of 360 lately with my roomate and we went through the split-screen co-op for gears 1, and then started gears 2, but we just got halo 3 and have been playing that, and honestly it's been a lot more fun than either gears games...

    But honestly you shouldnt have had to ask about ODST: http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/852/852871.html

    "About This Game

    Halo 3: ODST's tale focuses on the legendary ODSTs or 'Orbital Drop Shock Troopers' as they drop into the ruined city of New Mombasa, looking for clues behind the Covenant's catastrophic attack on the city.

    The new campaign chapter predates the events that unfold in 'Halo 3' and gives players a new perspective through the eyes of a new hero in the 'Halo' universe. New multiplayer maps ensure that the award-winning Xbox LIVE experience of 'Halo 3' continues to thrive."
     
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    I apologise for being lazy and noobish. I'm busy with coursework as well but I just done some parts for today.

    Thanks for all. Even though I think Halo is really overrated, I'll still try it.

    Main reason that I got the 360 is to play the best version of GHWT and Rock Band. Luckily, the demos convinced me to get FPS games as well.

    So far, I got Assassin's Creed and Ninja Gaiden 2 (but I haven't played them because I figured that I'll finish games one by one as I tend to forget the control schemes)
     
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    Lol take out Assassins Creed please. Replace with Battlefield Bad Company or Saint's Row 2 [​IMG]
     
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    Its still a good game, better than Halo IMO, oH and Saints Row/GTA ect.
     
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    wow why the hate for halo 3?

    It has a solid multiplayer.
     
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    And that's about it.
     
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    Fixed again. The multiplayer is good but its just a personal preference not to have racist, homophobic twelve year olds with horrible parents yelling racial slurs at you constantly while they t-bag you. I understand these kids are everywhere but no game attracts them more then Halo 3.
     
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    You don't seem to understand that you can mute them easily.
     
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    Oh oh! You're one of them! [​IMG]
     
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    and why couldn't the OP use the same gaming site that spurred the initial question to, i don't know, find out more about the game?
     
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    Because when the OP asked the question, he was taking a break after finishing a ton of coursework. The OP didn't have that much energy.

    Like I said day/s ago, I apologised for not going deeper into what I've researched.
     
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    so instead of using any of your time, you decided it would be a good idea to use other people's? considerate.

    and how much energy would it have taken? any respectable game site will have a link to the game's index page from the news article, and from there it's just a couple clicks and a couple minutes before you're reading previews or watching the trailer.
     
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    Meh...
     
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    It's called "trying to create a discussion" you asshole. Using your logic, forums wouldn't exist.
     
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    no, using my logic, forums would actually have discussions.

    "what is halo 3 odst" is different from "what do you think about halo 3 odst? here's what i think"

    one of those quotes creates a discussion, the other is a stupid question that shouldn't have to be asked when you have sites like google, and the fact that he was already on a gaming site when he found out about the game, and couldn't be bothered to take the extra minute to look into it himself. but he felt perfectly fine posting into a forum and hoping someone would hold his hand and compensate for his own laziness.

    so, insult fail

    can't even say it was a nice try. it was actually really pathetic
     

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