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Tales from a Halo Noob: Halo CE

OP Postmasta

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Postmasta wrote:
i remember going to toys-r-us and buying an xbox.
i picked out Star Wars Obi Wan and Halo CE in December of 2001. i do not regret either of those purchases hahaha

glad to see people still picking up this game and getting involved with the story and games. if you really get into the lore of Halo, you must begin reading the books, all are must reads.

have fun!
I was thinking of reading Fall of Reach to start out with the Lore, I'm just not sure if I should read it right away or wait a bit till I finish some of the games.
iirc "fall of reach" is actually Halo CE with a lot more detail of what is going on.
if anything, reading the books before hand is always a good start, then playing the game just puts you in their "boots" hahaha
You're thinking of 'Halo: The Flood'. That one goes into more detail about the events of Halo CE.

'Halo: The Fall of Reach' is set entirely before Halo CE and details the Spartan II training, the destruction of Reach referred to in the Halo CE manual and ends with the beginning of Halo CE.
ah, thank you!

i believe 'fall of Reach' is where Blue team had the mission to kidnap/assassinate a Prophet?
No problem!

And yes, you are correct. That was their original mission, which was made irrelevant once the Covenant began their attack on Reach.
im going to have to read these books again!

right now i am in the middle of the Forerunner series. great stories for sure.
I love hearing about new Halo players trying out the game and loving it through and through, because I am passionate about the game as well. Trust me, all of the Bungie campaigns are just phenomenal, especially Halo 3. Then again, the favorite campaign of many other Halo fans is Halo 2.

I'll let you form your own opinions about Halo 4 and Halo 5. Just realize that the campaigns you are playing right now were developed by Bungie, but Halos 4 and 5 were taken by 343 Industries. I'll just say that those games definitely took a different approach to the Halo story, but by no means a bad one.
Postmasta wrote:
Hello fellow Spartans and ODST troops! I am very new to the whole Halo series and I kind of like to share my experiences so far. I just finished playing the campaign for Halo Combat Evolved. I have to say I completely regret not getting into this series back in the day. Halo CE was challenging, fun, immersive, and overall a great game. I completely understand and personally validate the old school Bungie and Halo hype. I was personally so into the whole story but I will say the Flood freaked me out and stressed me out alot! Some of my favorite moments from CE were shooting down Banshees and unloading my assault rifle on hordes of those Covenant -Yoinks!-! haha. I just started Halo 2 and I'm already even more pumped for this game what with battle rifles and dual wield. I am so very late to this franchise and some say what past it's prime but I'm happy I got to it eventually.

~ Recruit: Spartan Postmasta signing off.
Hey, better late than never! Extra points for actually starting with Halo CE instead of jumping into one of the newer games! The Halo Community is amazing and the Halo games are incredible. I will be curious to see/hear your opinions on how the games change and if you prefer the Bungie Era Halo games or 343 Industries.

If you EVER need help, don't hesitate to ask. Hit me up on XBL if you ever want a co-op buddy. GT: TheLegendary117
Postmasta wrote:
Hello fellow Spartans and ODST troops! I am very new to the whole Halo series and I kind of like to share my experiences so far. I just finished playing the campaign for Halo Combat Evolved. I have to say I completely regret not getting into this series back in the day. Halo CE was challenging, fun, immersive, and overall a great game. I completely understand and personally validate the old school Bungie and Halo hype. I was personally so into the whole story but I will say the Flood freaked me out and stressed me out alot! Some of my favorite moments from CE were shooting down Banshees and unloading my assault rifle on hordes of those Covenant -Yoinks!-! haha. I just started Halo 2 and I'm already even more pumped for this game what with battle rifles and dual wield. I am so very late to this franchise and some say what past it's prime but I'm happy I got to it eventually.

~ Recruit: Spartan Postmasta signing off.
Hey, better late than never! Extra points for actually starting with Halo CE instead of jumping into one of the newer games! The Halo Community is amazing and the Halo games are incredible. I will be curious to see/hear your opinions on how the games change and if you prefer the Bungie Era Halo games or 343 Industries.

If you EVER need help, don't hesitate to ask. Hit me up on XBL if you ever want a co-op buddy. GT: TheLegendary117
Thanks man, thats very kind of you, I am just in love with this Franchise so far. I'll add ya for sure.
Postmasta wrote:
Postmasta wrote:
Hello fellow Spartans and ODST troops! I am very new to the whole Halo series and I kind of like to share my experiences so far. I just finished playing the campaign for Halo Combat Evolved. I have to say I completely regret not getting into this series back in the day. Halo CE was challenging, fun, immersive, and overall a great game. I completely understand and personally validate the old school Bungie and Halo hype. I was personally so into the whole story but I will say the Flood freaked me out and stressed me out alot! Some of my favorite moments from CE were shooting down Banshees and unloading my assault rifle on hordes of those Covenant -Yoinks!-! haha. I just started Halo 2 and I'm already even more pumped for this game what with battle rifles and dual wield. I am so very late to this franchise and some say what past it's prime but I'm happy I got to it eventually.

~ Recruit: Spartan Postmasta signing off.
Hey, better late than never! Extra points for actually starting with Halo CE instead of jumping into one of the newer games! The Halo Community is amazing and the Halo games are incredible. I will be curious to see/hear your opinions on how the games change and if you prefer the Bungie Era Halo games or 343 Industries.

If you EVER need help, don't hesitate to ask. Hit me up on XBL if you ever want a co-op buddy. GT: TheLegendary117
Thanks man, thats very kind of you, I am just in love with this Franchise so far. I'll add ya for sure.
Awesome! I'm glad you love it! Hopefully you'll still love it once you get to Halo 5
Postmasta wrote:
Postmasta wrote:
Hello fellow Spartans and ODST troops! I am very new to the whole Halo series and I kind of like to share my experiences so far. I just finished playing the campaign for Halo Combat Evolved. I have to say I completely regret not getting into this series back in the day. Halo CE was challenging, fun, immersive, and overall a great game. I completely understand and personally validate the old school Bungie and Halo hype. I was personally so into the whole story but I will say the Flood freaked me out and stressed me out alot! Some of my favorite moments from CE were shooting down Banshees and unloading my assault rifle on hordes of those Covenant -Yoinks!-! haha. I just started Halo 2 and I'm already even more pumped for this game what with battle rifles and dual wield. I am so very late to this franchise and some say what past it's prime but I'm happy I got to it eventually.

~ Recruit: Spartan Postmasta signing off.
Hey, better late than never! Extra points for actually starting with Halo CE instead of jumping into one of the newer games! The Halo Community is amazing and the Halo games are incredible. I will be curious to see/hear your opinions on how the games change and if you prefer the Bungie Era Halo games or 343 Industries.

If you EVER need help, don't hesitate to ask. Hit me up on XBL if you ever want a co-op buddy. GT: TheLegendary117
Thanks man, thats very kind of you, I am just in love with this Franchise so far. I'll add ya for sure.
Awesome! I'm glad you love it! Hopefully you'll still love it once you get to Halo 5
Added you. my GT: Postmasta
Postmasta wrote:
Postmasta wrote:
Postmasta wrote:
Hello fellow Spartans and ODST troops! I am very new to the whole Halo series and I kind of like to share my experiences so far. I just finished playing the campaign for Halo Combat Evolved. I have to say I completely regret not getting into this series back in the day. Halo CE was challenging, fun, immersive, and overall a great game. I completely understand and personally validate the old school Bungie and Halo hype. I was personally so into the whole story but I will say the Flood freaked me out and stressed me out alot! Some of my favorite moments from CE were shooting down Banshees and unloading my assault rifle on hordes of those Covenant -Yoinks!-! haha. I just started Halo 2 and I'm already even more pumped for this game what with battle rifles and dual wield. I am so very late to this franchise and some say what past it's prime but I'm happy I got to it eventually.

~ Recruit: Spartan Postmasta signing off.
Hey, better late than never! Extra points for actually starting with Halo CE instead of jumping into one of the newer games! The Halo Community is amazing and the Halo games are incredible. I will be curious to see/hear your opinions on how the games change and if you prefer the Bungie Era Halo games or 343 Industries.

If you EVER need help, don't hesitate to ask. Hit me up on XBL if you ever want a co-op buddy. GT: TheLegendary117
Thanks man, thats very kind of you, I am just in love with this Franchise so far. I'll add ya for sure.
Awesome! I'm glad you love it! Hopefully you'll still love it once you get to Halo 5
Added you. my GT: Postmasta
Good to know! Ill add you when I log in again later tonight! :)
I remember when I first played Halo CE, the flood just freaked me out and I literally smashed the back of my head on the wall behind me. :p
Primortem wrote:
I remember when I first played Halo CE, the flood just freaked me out and I literally smashed the back of my head on the wall behind me. :p
HAHA! I was scared for sure so I hear ya Spartan. they just keep flinging themselves at you!
I’m only 17, and I’ve been playing Halo since I was 6, and I totally wish I could go back and relive all of the nostalgia I experienced during these games. Have fun on your journey through the games, and don’t forget to turn every moment into a great memory like I did!
Xengii wrote:
I’m only 17, and I’ve been playing Halo since I was 6, and I totally wish I could go back and relive all of the nostalgia I experienced during these games. Have fun on your journey through the games, and don’t forget to turn every moment into a great memory like I did!
Thanks for the support Spartan! I am loving Halo 2 right now on MCC
Postmasta wrote:
Xengii wrote:
I’m only 17, and I’ve been playing Halo since I was 6, and I totally wish I could go back and relive all of the nostalgia I experienced during these games. Have fun on your journey through the games, and don’t forget to turn every moment into a great memory like I did!
Thanks for the support Spartan! I am loving Halo 2 right now on MCC
No problem, Spartan! Halo 2 is probably my favorite game, so I have some awesome memories of my own from it. I hope it leaves the same impact on you that it did on me!
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