"Stinger1990" <willn2010@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Wondering how this game is, what system requirements are. well my computer
> can run Gears pretty nice, will it run Halo 2?
> Do I need a Gold account to play online, or can I do what I do with gears
> and play Live List
> and another thing, Can I play with Xbox live players, one of the main
> reasons I am getting. I have heard you can, and I have heard you cannot...
> What is the truth?
> Thank you,
I purchased Halo 2 for Vista PC's and I want my $50 back. The game is
originally designed for the Xbox, and in the porting to a PC version, it's a
bit rough around the edges. The minimum requirements for the game,
according to the information on the box are the following:
Processor: 2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM with 7 GB of free hard drive space
Video Card: Nvidia 6100, ATI X700 or above
My brand new, Dell Inspiron 530 with an Nvidia 128 MB, DirectX 10 video
card, 2 GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.8 GHz Intel processor barely made the
playable requirements. The game played just fine, however.
The most discouraging part of the game is how linear it is and, I hope this
isn't a spoiler for you, the fact that you don't play the entire game as the
Master Chief! As part of the storyline, you play a good portion of the game
as one of the Covenant Elite! I didn't know this when I purchased the game
and I was not happy to encounter this situation in the midst of game play.
And . . . to top it all off . . . there is no ending. Yes, you read that
right. No ending. The game ends in the middle of a level and that's it.
The plan being that you will now, of course, run right off to the store or
go online and purchase Halo 3 to finish this portion of the story started
way back in the original Halo.
My opinion is that this game, Halo 2, can't hold a candle to the game that
set the standard for First Person Shooters, Halo. Halo is by far a superior
production. If you want the game, email me and I'll sell you my copy for
$25, plus a couple of bucks for shipping. I have Halo as well, and if you
want it, I'll throw it in for another $10. Halo will play on your Vista