Frost, on 16 June 2014 - 03:24 AM, said:
Now that I've talked it up, the main problem with the game: Peter Dinklage phoned in his performance as Ghost, your AI guide. Which is shocking considering how good he is in other roles, but there it is. It wouldn't be a problem with other characters, but you're going to be hearing Ghost a lot.
"It can't be. The Hive. What are they doing here."
All said completely deadpan. When I hear him, I don't hear a character, I hear what sounds like a guy reading lines one after another while bored in a studio and they're going with the first take of everything.
I can't imagine Cortana being as interesting a character if Jen Taylor sounded totally disinterested and slightly bored at all times. Which isn't really the actor's problem so much as poor direction.
To his credit, he is supposed to be a robot - devoid of emotion. I did find his voice acting lacklaster though.
The funnest part for me was when I just randomly exploring an area, killing a few Fallen, but nothing to intense. All of sudden this massive Fallen tank drops into the area, and we get an area event where we have to take it down. We had 5 minutes to kill the tank, and there was about 4 human players gathered to together at this point. We then immediately split off and surrounded the tank, attacking from all sides, and calling out the 'crit spots' to eachother as we found them. The tank was hard enough to defeat that we didn't actually kill it within the allocated time, and it left, so we failed the mission. Still extremely fun though.
It feels like Halo (physics, gunplay, etc.), plays like borderlands (complete objective and missions across an open world for sweet loot), and also feels like an MMO in the sense that you feel like you are apart of something much greater, but doesn't feel like an MMO in the traditional sense where it's a grindfest that will take hundreds of hours to reach max level and get good gear.