Ok, so me and my brother went and bought Halo 3 at midnight yesterday and we played for 7 hours straight -> classes -> more halo. Halo 3 is just so fun. All i've played was Live online with my brother and haven't even touched the singleplayer yet. While playing, I was just enchanted by all the cool stuff and new weapons but after a while, i realized: What makes Halo 3 any different than Halo 2? What is so revolutionary that no other game has done? This question just popped into my head and I thought about it. There's nothing "revolutionary" about Halo 3.
Don't get me wrong, I love the game, I got it at midnight, and am going to play it again right after finishing this post for at least 4 hours. But i came to the realization, what makes you want to buy the game? basically they upped the graphics, added new weapons and vehicles, new and redesigned maps, dev mode, etc.
But what is new that no other game has done? New maps, weapons, vehicles, are nothing too special. Could've been added as an addon package you buy off of Live like maps. Dev mode is nothing new, garry's mod anyone? Don't say it's different, i'm talking about the concept. Again don't get me wrong, I love this game I'm going to play it for years, I've jumped on the hype train ever since i finished the halo 2 single player and especially when they announced it. But after all that, i've come to a realization and when i compare this to other games, it's just a upped graphics and new stuff. I expected this game to be godly, and it is, but not to the point where it is the be all end all revolutionary game that i've hyped so long for. I guess it's because i've hyped for this game and waited for so long and expected a game to be godly but was let down with a game that was only outrageously awesome. I guess now, all i can hope for is Crysis (Hopefully Godly gameplay, but I know graphics will be definitely Godly) and Spore (anything Will Right touches is Godly and turns into money)