My life with Halo
I’ve more or less grown up with Halo, but it wasn’t until college until I really dived into the universe. While going to middle school, I witnessed a Halo 1 LAN party on the original Xbox. Later on, I merely dabbled in Halo 2 at a friend’s house. Finally, I bought an Xbox 360 and got Halo 3. This game was out for a couple of years at this point, but I didn’t care. These games were amazing to me because of my fascination with Sci-Fi and just the basic fact that Halo is awesome. Being on the Halo side of the “Halo vs. Call Of Duty” was always fun too. Look, I get the intensive moments of Hardcore Search And Destroy… was even a constant ‘COD” guy myself. However, nothing tops alien weapons along with drivable vehicles. Running over enemy players with a ghost… “tea bagging” other lifeless Spartans/Covenant members sprawled on the ground… hearing grunts scream in terror and flee… these games never grow old.
From console to PC
While in college, I also “borrowed” a copy of the original Halo game a few times. Although I never had a true gaming PC at this point, keyboard and mouse gaming was still a big step forward in ergonomics when compared to a controller. Especially for shooting games. Racing and other genres of video games that don’t require the accuracy of a mouse are still exceptional on the handheld device.
What truly saddened me was the realization of any Halo game past Halo 2 wasn’t ported to PC. That, to put it in the “zoomer” language, resulted in me having a big mood. Thankfully, a few years after building my custom gaming/whatever PC, I discovered the modded Halo 3 multiplayer port known as “ElDewrito”:
ElDewrito is a community-made mod for Halo Online, a cancelled free Halo 3 derived PC game for the Russian market. It…
Downloading and installing this fan-made port to PC was quite simple and ran like a dream. Finally! Halo 3 on PC… but…