Lately I have heard of a hubbub involving ODST not being worth $60. To that I say are you seriously joking? For $60 you get a terrific campaign, a new multiplayer mode, and all the maps from Halo 3. This is the game I wanted when I purchased Halo 3. Firefight mode alone could be worth have the price. The piss-ants say, "Why do I want Horde mode when I have gears 2?" Well because Gears 2 horde mode was the start of a new form of multiplayer and like the old adage goes, "The first will be the worst." Granted Horde was not terrible. Firefight is simply better. With the skulls involved the game-play consistently changes and keeps it fresh, interesting, and tense. In horde mode if you died you could not comeback, in Firefight you respawn, but are limited by a number of lives. The entire concept of horde mode was to allow the non-competitive to shine in an area, but gears horde mode serves new players a severe penalty if they die. In order to avoid this being all about firefight I will just say that firefight improves on a great idea and makes it much better. The story and atmosphere in the campaign is another sight to behold. Strolling through the ruins of New Mombasa in the night time is a glorious experience. I think the biggest change in the game though is that you are a human and not a badass marine wearing awesome armor... scratch that you still are but you feel more vulnerable. The entire game shows a different side of halo and that is that those who are fighting are people with lives, stories, and love. Just seeing the gloveless fingers of your ODST reminds you of what you are. After reading all this if you still think ODST is not worth $60 then all hope is lost for you.
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