ODST, the prequel campaign between Halo 2 and Halo 3, offers users the unique opportunity to take on Covenant forces as a rookie Orbital Drop Shock Trooper rather than the head honcho Master Chief. Although the rookie characters are smaller- about the size of the grunts that the Master Chief towers over- and have less armor and weapon choices than offered in previous games, they still hold their own in battle and get the job done. In addition to the new perspective, Halo 3 ODST also marks the return of the frequently utilized vehicle gameplay from previous Halo games, allowing players to get a better idea of the immensity of the Halo universe.
Halo 3 ODST mainly encompasses street scenes in the city of New Mombasa. Rookies seek out nearest vehicle vendors and ask questions about the plasma cells, fusion detonators and so forth. Once complete, the rookie will hop into a vehicle and speed across the city to an extraction point. There, he will need to make his way to another NPC,venture man, and have him transport him to another location.
All the while, teammates will assist the rookie in getting the job done. The rookie will experience a split screen wherein he/she is on the one playing the game and an NPC is on the monitor watching the player navigate his/her way. This is the same functionality that was featured in Halo 2.
The career mode is where it really gets interesting. As the player is promoted to higher Squad Mastery, he’ll find that certain vehicles and weapons are unlocked. There is (of course) a catch though. Vehicles you’ve unlocked carry an increasing amount of Damager damage, while weapons also become more powerful.
The catch is that you can only perform one single upgrade upgrade in any given vehicle before you must buy it from the vendor. This could be frustrating for someone who preferred buying/unlocking vehicles via the marketplace, but it’s still relevant to make the needed vehicles stronger.
However, you won’t be alone for long. Just when you thought you had things figured out, another obstacle arises. Someone will enter the game world and tell you that a crowd of fuel rod monsters are approaching. Essentially, you’re Looters from previous Halo games. The best strategy for the single player campaign will be to use your vehicles to combat the enemies.
Because you have limited ammunition for your vehicles, you may want to mark your prey down before attacking. Because you may focus on one target, it’s important to look around and surprise the enemy by attacking from multiple angles.
Halo ODST New Story
That said, don’t worry about your single player campaign ending. Who cares if you get to the end of the game and still aren’t over it. Because Halo ODST is the start of a (enty) new story, and the new games are Rising Rising, Halo Wars, Halo 3 ODST and Halo: Reach, the players won’t be going over the same ground that you’re used to playing in one installment of the Halo series. Of course, you’re still getting your fill of conflict and combat.
The ( plenty ) of weapons in Halo ODST range from the light machine guns to the assault rifles. Anything from the DMR to plasma rifles can easily be found. Just choose the DMR in your arsenal. This weapon is highly effective up close. The gunbike mount allows you to ride in the middle of the action, and shoot up there. The different types of grenades remain to be a part of the game. Depending on your play type, you’ll find that different grenades will launch you into battle. Take advantage of the new armor abilities to boost up your armor and help you evade the enemy fire.
ODST moves to the next generation. Halo 2 and Halo 3 both left things feeling fresh and fun. Even Halo 3′ previous flaws, the facial customization and armor abilities, have been fixed. Campaigns open up in the new ODST game. You’re not just doing one thing, but two different things. The campaign shows off the new Halo locations, including the developments that you’ll see in the next game in the series, Halo 5.
The addition of the campaign lets you see how the war happens between Earth and the flood–and how it might affect you. I wasn’t sure how the new Shooter would turn out, since it’s the first Halo game to keep things fresh. The campaign shows off the new locations, new equipment, and job advancements. Some of the additions to Halo ODST are great. The addition of armored vehicles that plow through the terrain with their gunaan cannons is fun. Even the addition of War Games, where you and your buddies must survive an extended fight even though you’re not the strongest, is a welcomed addition.
One of the big challenges in Halo ODST is the addition of new armour abilities.