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What was it like to have to wait for Halo 1-3?

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I -Yoinking!- love Halo, but sadly I came at Halo 4 so I never got to experience the hype for the games, I have heard the songs and seen the videos but I just wish I could have experience it for myself. I have gotten so hyped for Halo Infinite but I just wanted to know what it was like when the hole world was going crazy for it.
P.S. Check out this song https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kvanJYOGlus
Same I was young but I remember how awesome it was playing halo 3 I was hype everyday to play. When halo reach when my dad told me I was amazed. But same
I started playing in 2003 so got to experience the hype for 2 and 3. It was incredibly fun. People weren’t constantly connected and media was not as readily available, so there was a sort of charm to that. Every detail and video seemed to hold more value than the equivalent for today’s games. Times were also more lighthearted back then, so the commercials and other media were a lot more humorous. And lastly, no one worried about buying a game and getting a virtual casino for free. It was always all about the game once it was in your possession. Just a few things off the top of my head. Hopefully they give you an idea :-) And here’s to having that sort of hype make a big comeback for Halo: Infinite!

Note that I’m not hating on today’s culture, just commenting a bit in absolute terms about the past.
tuhin94 wrote:
I started playing in 2003 so got to experience the hype for 2 and 3. It was incredibly fun. People weren’t so constantly connected and media was not as readily available, so there was a sort of charm to that. Every detail and video seemed to hold more value than for today’s games. Times were also more lighthearted back then, so the commercials and other media were a lot more humorous. And lastly, no one worried about buying a game and getting a virtual casino for free. It was always all about the game once it was in your possession. Just a few things off the top of my head. Hopefully they give you an idea :-) And here’s to having that sort of hype make a big comeback for Halo: Infinite!

Note that I’m not hating on today’s culture, just commenting a bit in absolute terms about the past.
I think Halo 6 will be clean up but if they make Halo 7 like finishing the whole fight then I think they might have a chance.
i had no build up for CE, as i bought CE on a whim when i picked up my xbox along with Star Wars - Obi Wan.
i remember following Halo 2, watching the demo and seeing the BR have the single shot when zoomed in, we were all thrilled and excited waiting for H2 to drop.

Halo 3 there was excitement, but we had H2 to hold us over as H2 was extremely popular and pretty much the only game everyone seemed to be playing on xbox live.

as far as ODST, Reach, H4, H5 there was no excitement except to just get more story and lore and to pick up the game. playing online started to diversify for me once H3 started to slow down.

BUT there is some serious hype for H:infinite!!! i cannot wait for more news to follow!
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer.

The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
Amen
Nakey Jakey's Halo series on YT will explain a lot of what youre looking for OP.
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
don't forget the Halo 3 Mountain Dew Game Fuel and slurpee flavor. and I think even Burger King promoted it. It was EVERYWHERE! I had never been so hyped for anything, and haven't been since..
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
don't forget the Halo 3 Mountain Dew Game Fuel and slurpee flavor. and I think even Burger King promoted it. It was EVERYWHERE! I had never been so hyped for anything, and haven't been since..
I want that slurpee
I bought Halo after it was already out for a while, I played a tank battle on Blood Gulch at a friends house and knew that it was something special so went right out and got it.

When Halo 2 was gearing up to be released the hype created by the trailers was crazy. I was in college then, in a computer science curriculum so we analyzed some of the advanced rendering that was present in both the announcement trailer and the E3 demo. It seriously disappointed me when I finally booted up the game and they'd removed most of the advanced shaders, stencil shadows, deep normal maps, and post-processing.

While I waited fro Halo 2 to come out, there was a small group of us that were just trying to push Halo 1 to the absolute limit and discover everything we could about it. I duplicated almost everything Frogblast had figured out and did some exploring on my own. I'm not sure if this had started yet, but I also seem to remember that people had started to push hard to the T2T trick at that time. The tricking community was all honing our skills so that we could be the first to explore various parts of H2.

I wrote this thread several years later: http://highimpacthalo.org/forum/showthread.php?s=4202ee1bdf144a76b306197980ae3c93&t=38385 (I can't believe it still exists) and most of those tricks I learned how to do while waiting for H2 to come out.
I can't comment on Halo CE or Halo 2, as I didn't have an Xbox until 2006. I DO remember the commercials for Halo 2, namely the "I need a weapon" line, but that's about it. I thought it looked like a cool sci fi game at the time and I wanted to play it out of sheer jealousy that Xbox players could.

However, after reading The Fall of Reach for the first time (which sparked my interest in Halo) and playing CE and 2, I really got into the series. So when the Halo 3 trailers came out, I was super hyped. Everyone talked about it. There were commercials about it. There were ads everywhere. And I wanted to see how the series ended, or at least that story. That was during a time when video games were treated like video games and not glorified movies. Halo's trailers weren't dark, they were exciting. Everything felt more optimistic and we knew we were buying a VIDEO GAME, not a free to play piece of crap like Halo 5. It was an event the likes of which we will probably never see again for any game.

Halo Wars and ODST also had me psyched up, though it was to a lesser degree for everyone else. I love RTS and building simulators, so Wars was awesome, and I wanted to see what it was like to be an ODST as opposed to a Spartan, so I wanted to get ODST bad. Commercials weren't near as popular however. The hype picked back up again for Reach, probably because of the popular subject matter and that it was a prequel to CE. I couldn't wait for 4 either due to the same reasons. However, since 4 fell below my expectations (but don't get me wrong, I enjoy the game), and a million and one EU materials started popping up at once (seriously 343i, slow down on the books/movies/shows/comics), I lost interest with Halo due to series fatigue pretty quick. Halo 5 pretty much buried the series for me, and Infinite will show whether or not I have any interest in any future titles.
Halo 3 was the most anticipation I've ever had for a game. I remember being pumped for halo 2 as well but the hype wasn't as big
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
don't forget the Halo 3 Mountain Dew Game Fuel and slurpee flavor. and I think even Burger King promoted it. It was EVERYWHERE! I had never been so hyped for anything, and haven't been since..
I must have been playing ALOT during that advertising campaign because I don't remember seeing a single commercial or ad for the Burger King or Slurpee. To be fair, Slurpee is a 7-11 drink and the closest one to me is 4ish hours away so that makes sense
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
don't forget the Halo 3 Mountain Dew Game Fuel and slurpee flavor. and I think even Burger King promoted it. It was EVERYWHERE! I had never been so hyped for anything, and haven't been since..
I must have been playing ALOT during that advertising campaign because I don't remember seeing a single commercial or ad for the Burger King or Slurpee. To be fair, Slurpee is a 7-11 drink and the closest one to me is 4ish hours away so that makes sense
I have like 12 7-11s in a small radius by me so I was there like everyday. as for burger king, I only know it had some advertising because I randomly went there in the ad time frame. it was just the logo on the cups and fry holders.
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
I still have 'fake memories' of playing the Halo 2 campaign demo.
That part @3:55 when the player jumps down and starts dual wielding smgs, taking out grunts. I still wish I could actually play that demo.
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
don't forget the Halo 3 Mountain Dew Game Fuel and slurpee flavor. and I think even Burger King promoted it. It was EVERYWHERE! I had never been so hyped for anything, and haven't been since..
I must have been playing ALOT during that advertising campaign because I don't remember seeing a single commercial or ad for the Burger King or Slurpee. To be fair, Slurpee is a 7-11 drink and the closest one to me is 4ish hours away so that makes sense
I have like 12 7-11s in a small radius by me so I was there like everyday. as for burger king, I only know it had some advertising because I randomly went there in the ad time frame. it was just the logo on the cups and fry holders.
That's awesome! I gotta hunt down those old school Halo cups to add to the collection one of these days. I went to BK fairly often so either I never noticed or the promotion didn't last very long where I'm at.

AshamanND wrote:
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
I still have 'fake memories' of playing the Halo 2 campaign demo.
That part @3:55 when the player jumps down and starts dual wielding smgs, taking out grunts. I still wish I could actually play that demo.
I believe there is still a way to play that demo, to a certain degree, I'm just not entirely sure where
There wasn't much build up around Halo CE but I played the campaign demo, on an Xbox Kiosk, for months leading up the release with the original Xbox. Halo 2, on the other hand, was amazing! The E3 2004 Halo 2 Campaign Demo got everyone all sorts of hyped up then we saw the E3 2004 Halo 2 Multiplayer Demo which pushed everyone over the edge! Everyone was chomping at the bit to play Halo 2! It's all anyone and everyone was talking about.

There was actually leaked Halo 2 Alpha Footage, before we saw anything at E3, of MLG players playing Halo 2 for the first time. I tried to find the video but the Alpha version of the game apparently can be found/downloaded online so I stopped looking. That leaked multiplayer footage really excited alot of people. The anticipation swelled leading up to Halo 2.

Halo 3 though, was the cream of the crop. The hype and excitement around Halo had never been higher. Nothing since then has ever come even close to how monumental Halo 3 was. It all started with the E3 2006 Halo 3 Teaser then continued in December 2006 when the Halo 3 Starry Night Trailer debuted during Sunday Night Football. May 2007 finally came and we were finally able to play the Halo 3 Beta which nearly destroyed the Xbox Live Servers because so many people were trying to log in. Between the invitations that Bungie sent out and the invites through buying Crackdown, the servers were pushed to their limits. One of the final BIG trailers was the E3 2007 Halo 3 Campaign Trailer. The old glory days of the old Halo games were unlike anything we've seen in the last decade. I'm happy that I was a part of all the hype and excitement of the older Bungie Era Halo Games and wish I could better convey how that time was truly the BEST time to be a Halo fan. It was, honestly, a time when every single Xbox owner had an Xbox because of Halo. No other game came close. If someone wasn't playing Halo, it was because they were playing on a Playstation or Nintendo.

Those were the best years to be a Halo fan.
don't forget the Halo 3 Mountain Dew Game Fuel and slurpee flavor. and I think even Burger King promoted it. It was EVERYWHERE! I had never been so hyped for anything, and haven't been since..
AshamanND wrote:
I still have 'fake memories' of playing the Halo 2 campaign demo.
That part @3:55 when the player jumps down and starts dual wielding smgs, taking out grunts. I still wish I could actually play that demo.
I believe there is still a way to play that demo, to a certain degree, I'm just not entirely sure where
After some quick searching, I couldn't find anything. Just a lot of discussion.
If it ever become playable I don't even know how I would react! =)
I didn't know anything about Halo CE until my college room mate had it and I played with him. It was amazing. We were both hyped for halo 2 and didn't have long to wait. The demo of halo 2 in the earth city was mind blowing. He got it on release day and we played the whole thing in two sittings I think. We were shocked by the ending. We thought we had done something wrong or skipped something so we loaded up the last level and went through it again on legendary expecting that maybe the final level was locked behind the legendary difficulty. After that we were kind of just let down. The game was fun, but that ending just kind of killed it for us. Also was hyped and then dissapointed by the earth levels.

Didn't feel hype for halo 3 until e3. After that hype was high. Big battle on earth! The end of the story from halo 2! When it came out I was able to play it when a friend who got it. But we didn't like it all that much. It wasn't as immersive as CE or as arcadey as 2. I really didn't like the halo 3 brutes. I had thought they would be like the halo 2 ones but with shields or something, but really they ended up being less interesting to play against than the elites.

Later on once I graduated, I got my own 360 and got ODST and Reach as I couldn't just mooch off of roommates and friends anymore. I was hyped for ODST because it was a game about what halo 2 had promised. I had thought Halo 2 was going to mostly be about the battle for earth, but was somewhat disappointed by the only two levels and the fact that the art style didn't match halo 2's e3 look. Halo 3 ODST was going to make up for that mistake in halo 2 and it was going to be about a weak ODST going through an over run city and I was hyped because I thought we were gonna fight elites again. ODST mostly matched my hype. The city was amazing, the music was great, loved the pistol. Was sad that no elites were there. Was confused with the timeline. Overall I felt that ODST was almost worthy of the hype.

By Halo Reach I had kind of lost the hype because of the almost continuous disappointment with the halo games. Still I was interested in the new mechanics and the fact that custom armor would be in the campaign. I also thought the DMR was the Halo 2 E3 br finally being released. I thought armor abilities would be cool, and I was excited to see Reach. The game mostly matched my expectations and I really enjoyed the game. To me it somehow felt like the first halo game to be close to that initial halo ce gameplay. I don't know why I felt this way exactly, but I think halo reach is my second favorite halo game.

Halo 4 had a minimum of hype for me. I was a little excited to see chief again and I wanted to know what 343 would do with the franchise, but I was already biased against 343 for what they had done to Halo Reach's mp. And so there is my story of hypes.
I really got into the forums and waiting for H3 after I found out about "ilovebees" (R.I.P), and playing the demo for Crackdown. Ended up standing in line on release night for 3.

I probably put in over 2000 hrs. on my friend's accounts for H2, and that's where my love for the game came from.

Waiting for the release of any game is an endurance test, but hey, it's coming out eventually unless it's P.T.

I also picked up hobbies when I wasn't working while waiting for a release.
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