Ten years ago today, Microsoft & Bungie launched the 3rd in the Halo games series, a game that had a big impact in my life. To be honest, It was part of the reason why I purchased the Xbox 360 in the first place. As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s impact has been significant. I made friends playing this online like no other game.
It’s campaign can be played solo as or with up to 3 other players & I remember it quite fondly at the time. Halo 3 was the first to include Forge which is a map & game type editor which meant people like me to create & play custom game types. Game types like Rocket Race, King of the Hill & other custom games. I lost count of how many of these I actually played. you see Halo 3 wasn’t simply a game to me, it was a form of stress relief from working in the real world.
Going Online & becoming someone else was (& sometimes still is) a form of escapism I developed. The fact I could join others online & have some fun soon became a great way of doing this, whilst I have played other multiplayer games it was Halo 3 that started this trend. Thanks to this game I have made friends that have spilled out into real life too & it all started early one September morning.