HaloRadar: 37 reasons to hate Halo 3!

 9. Hayabusa Armor
There’s ninja armor, and there’s a bunch of generic armor. No cowboy armor, no Spider-Man armor, no scuba armor, no dinosaur armor, etc. And yet people still wonder why everyone on Xbox Live wears the frilly armor from Ninja Gaiden rather than Generic Armor No. 4 with the extra shoulder padding nobody can see.

10. The Covenant are our friends
We’re sure there’s some kind of plot device that we’ve done our best to forget about or not bothered to untangle that explains why we don’t want to start shooting at the Halo series’ posterboy evil alien alliance. We just wish there wasn’t.

11. The number of maps 
There are only nine maps in Halo 3. Really, only nine? No, there are actually more, but we’ve never played any of them. Once we saw one come up in the pre-game lobby, but it was vetoed before the match started, so we played Snowbound instead… again.

Above: The only way to choose your own map is by setting up a system link game

 12. Getting a Killjoy
Nothing says you're doing a good job better than getting a medal that can only be acquired if someone on the other team has at least five kills in a row.

13. Xbox Live players play Halo 3
Who wouldn’t be excited about getting to play Halo 3 with these guys?

14. Legendary isn't as legendary
It used to mean something to have beaten Halo on Legendary difficulty. With the teammate-revival feature reinstated, even the hardest sections are breezable, with one guy hanging back while up to frickin' three other guys hurl themselves forward and whittle away at the enemies before respawning safely away from combat next to player four. With up to four people able to play through the campaign together, shouldn't Legendary be harder than ever instead of easier?

15. The Flamethrower
If your buddy picks up the flamethrower, go the other way as quickly as possible. This thing is so unwieldy that it's a virtual guarantee that the user will blind herself, light completely random targets on fire and generally confuse and kill without regard for teams. It almost sounds fun, until you consider how cool a useable Flamethrower could have been.


  • ItsDaKoolaidDude - August 4, 2014 11:33 p.m.

    First: Fuck you dude for making me make an account ([{JUST}]) to slap you in the face for saying "hate this game for these stupid reasons", goddamn twat. Second: Reasons #2, 6, 9, 12, and 30 are completely stupid to even try to make anyone hate a game just for those pathetic things to rant on! They're small details that are arguably unavoidable in just about every damn game, deal with it. Third: #24: In case you didn't really play the game, the damn place was about to wipe every living thing out of existence, OF COURSE YOU WOULD ALLY WITH YOUR WORST ENEMY IF IT MEANT YOU COULD STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING!! Not everyone loves playing that "oh so sad but makes you manically and evilly laugh" bad ending to every game, fuckwit.
  • Cwf2008 - December 2, 2009 6:58 a.m.

    Lol flamewars ftw! I like the Hornet one: I think its armed with a machine gun. But who ever notices it?
  • Telekinesis - September 16, 2008 12:04 a.m.

    Uh how about there is no way to reasonably set up a co-op campaign? You cant just search for people who want to play co-op like other modes, you have to clumsily find people who wan to play on internet forums then become friends then if your lucky enough gater 4 people together to play. Complete screw up. Why not just make a lobby like all games have been doing for the past 15+ years....hello McFly, hello.
  • themooninites - September 21, 2009 8:35 p.m.

    @ 108796a you have a right to complain about the game if youre paying 70 and up for it. halo 3 was majorly flawed...such as the fact that the campain was boring as hell and the missions seemed alot like the last two games missions except less fun. bungie must of been like, "how can we make master chief look like a big pussy....IVE GOT IT! make him fall in love with an annoying computer program! thats what the fans want, right?"
  • neon6 - September 21, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    @D4rk2triker: He said the WEBSITE GLITCHED glitched on him saying his post wasn't entered in, he typed it in again and OH THERE'S MY POST AGAIN. Please read the comment carefully before posting less you look like a asshole. BTW, we don't have to deal with it. If it sucks, it sucks. No reason we have to go with it because of someone else.
  • D4rk2triker - September 19, 2009 12:47 a.m.

    @Scorchstx: Your keyboard should have an edit button called the BACKSPACE key, or another one that removes characters in front of the little bar called DELETE. About the article though: Some stuff I agree with but its all part of it, DEAL WITH IT.
  • 108796a - June 29, 2009 3:49 a.m.

    god wats wrong with you bitches the only problem i see in the game is that people have TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT!!! like u guys could make a better game...
  • Assassin4than - April 28, 2009 4:17 a.m.

    jackf-11 Oh no he didnt just play a battle in xbox live. then message the [people in the last battle and ask if they wanna campaign. or if you didnt know. th campaign is 1 player too :). only like 9 of the 37 reasons are true. but those still have explanations like 33. i dont like that either but if we were in our chosen colour it would be very hard to quickly recognise your team and you could be hanging around the enemy.
  • nadrewod999 - March 17, 2009 8:31 p.m.

    Hey, is anyone else able to access the Mythic Map pack with their Halo Wars codes? I can't even use the cards, and the guy at Gamestop says that the maps AREN'T EVEN FINISHED YET! Also, I completely beat Halo a while back (except possibly for Cortana on Legendary *shudder*), and for the most part I just play online, do a Burnout on a City street at least once a week (without ever getting arrested for speeding), and wait for new fun games to come out. P.S. Did you catch a game name in what I said? You'll get free epic win sauce if you do. Everyone else will get a consolation prize of epic lose sauce, which is still epic and is still a sauce, but isn't the same.
  • CapnCrotchPunch - September 21, 2009 10:03 p.m.

    @EVERYONE ITS A JOKE! And don't bitch about the website, its fine
  • Liamrules42 - April 10, 2009 9:26 p.m.

    oh, and at the risk of sounding like a fan boy, all these don't matter, it's still a brilliant game, plus the halo series spawned red vs. blue, completly letting it get away with everything (except the flood, they suck)
  • Liamrules42 - April 10, 2009 9:23 p.m.

    Wow, did someone take a dump in scorchstx's bed, cause he seems slightly cranky
  • Scorchstx - March 22, 2009 6:24 a.m.

    Now I have a third complaint, you're little website glitched up here and said my second complaint didn't get posted, well here it is twice do to it actually getting posted.
  • Scorchstx - March 22, 2009 6:20 a.m.

    I have another complaint/suggestion as well assholes, put a fucking edit button down so I can fix my fucking typos.
  • Scorchstx - March 22, 2009 6:19 a.m.

    I have a complaint/suggestion for this website as well assholes, put a fucking edit down so I can fix my fucking typos.
  • Scorchstx - March 22, 2009 6:16 a.m.

    I have quiet a bit to say in response to this blog, first of all,jackf-11 is just being an ass and shunning a good suggestion from telekinesis. "Most people don't have this problem because they have friends?" Well, I have friends. Not many x box live friends, that's just want I need so I can be cool like you, friends from a community of trash talking wusses who discriminate anyone with an accent other than american. As for the complaints with the blog- How is the grenades being powered down a bad thing? hell they should remove the things, grenades take the skill right out of fps when there loitered about everywhere and spawning with people like in halo, just because someone sucks with grenades doesnt make them a noob, the way they're used is poorly designed, I mean the friggin things don't even go where you aim half the time. 2.Is also a stupid complaints, more games should do like halo and stop letting people choose the maps they want to play when searching for non custom matches. I mean people always say halo is skill suposedly one of the most skill based games ever right? Well playing the same map over and over then owning on it hardly makes a player skilled, just un fair for the people who don't play the map all the time.
  • nadrewod999 - March 17, 2009 9:21 p.m.

    Also, when I played Halo, I used the pistol most of the time because I knew how to use it. It has a small crosshair so that you can aim like you are zoomed in without losing the view of what is directly in front of you (like a big angry Hunter getting ready to swing his shield at you either like a baseball bat and send you all the way to Reach or like a sledgehammer and either send you straight to the other side of whatever planet you are currently on or get all your buddies guns jammed with your blood, guts, and armor).
  • nadrewod999 - March 17, 2009 9:10 p.m.

    No offense GamesRadar, but I both like the missiles and, when they aren't EXCLUDED (thank you, Avalanche), use BOTH triggers (AKA both the missiles and the machine guns).
  • jackf-11 - December 24, 2008 1:14 a.m.

    Well most people don't have that problem because they have friends. This comment brought to you by epic win sauce.

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