February 14 2008

Online Wars: Halo 3 Vs Call Of Duty 4

Halo 3 Vs Call of Duty 4I can’t believe it, but I think I’ve been swayed from my love of playing nothing but Halo 3 on Xbox Live.

Triston McIntyre, of, told me while we were co-workers that I should give Call of Duty 4 a try. I mumbled and grumbled that I was fairly loyal to Halo, but since he was such an ardent supporter that I decided to trust him and give it a try.

Well, Halo 3 has not returned to my Xbox since.

This is strictly about the online portion of the game, as I found the COD4 off-line portion too short, just like I did with Halo 3.  I think game makers are starting to ignore the single players games a little much, and need to remember that not everyone gets online all the time.

That aside, I’m loving the online version of COD4 far more than Halo 3, like a lot more.  For those unfamiliar with either,both are First Person Shooters (FPS) where you are placed in to the role of someone fighting some form of enemies: in Halo it is either other soldiers or aliens, with COD4, it is alway some form of soldiers.  The perspective is always that of looking from behind the gun, or just slightly behind your character depending on the weapon you’re using.

So why is COD4 winning me over?  I feel like I’m accomplishing something as opposed to just going around shooting people.  Yes, they are both video games, but Halo 3 gives you medals and ranks that earn you nothing but shiny things to look at; COD4 unlocks more weapons, special weapons, and challenges as you increase in rank.  So while you’re going around fighting your enemies, you’re also thinking, “I need to get another headshot to finish off that Marksman achievement.”  It adds another layer of fun to the game and extra value.  What do you do when you max out your rank, and finish all the goals?  Well, when you hit rank 55, you get to start all over if you like, but with new rank badges that indicate this isn’t your first time through the game.

Call of Duty 4 POVThe biggest selling point to me, and one I can’t even begin to guess why it happens, is that there aren’t nearly as many idiot running around shouting how “gay” something is, or how wonderful it would be to be raped.  It’s not that this is some sort of intellectual game, but there certainly does seem to be a higher maturity level in the players and how they act inside the game.  My theory is it has to do with the game being far busier than Halo 3; you almost always have a vulnerable direction you could be shot from, or your thinking about finishing your challenges, you don’t even have time to talk, let alone be annoying.

Overall it is a far more satisfying experience in the multi-player game than Halo 3, and that is something I honestly never saw myself saying.  I have been a die-hard Halo fan for some time now, and now it just seems like a far less satisfying system.

So, if you’re looking for a game, RUDEBOY71 is my handle and you can join in a game and you can promptly kick my behind.

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  • Roy

    CoD4 is awesome. I’ve been playing it when I can on my PS3 although I haven’t tried the online version yet cause I suck and don’t want to be called “gay”

  • Roy – Oh come on, give it a try :-p

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  • Anonymous

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  • arty

    I THINK THAT BOUTH GAMES ARE THE best but we all know that we spend are tiime on each but my thought is that like halo better because you can check sats wacth games and get medals for thing like triple kill and it much harder to get exp in halo so you to be better in halo call of duty you can know how to play in like a day and get nasty in a week so in loved bouth and but my favo id halo it just had more sucess and mucher harder in call of duty

  • Jordan

    you guys are shit call of duty owns i rock on online Add me iChiina and we will catch up other wise you are all gay play live or sell it allrite…..

  • Jordan . iChiina


  • Reilly

    Jeez… so how do you really feel, Jordan? Btw, calling an unknown person gay for any reason at all only makes the reader wonder about the sexual preference of the poster. Duh!

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  • iChiina

    Yeh its me again ichiina look soz if I offended u but seriously play cod its much beta realistic and all beta online and add me iChiina ……… yeh this is anerd website I was just serching cod and decided to post these sorry sean or wateva ur name is..

  • Damienn

    i like them both but i honestly think halo is a little butter but COD is still awsome!!!!

  • Damienn