I Still Come Back To You

Something strange is happening to me, I can feel it. I’m changing… maybe. For all I know I was already this way and it’s more of an awakening than a transformation. I’ve been fighting it for a long time. I’ve never been one to follow a crowd, to be drawn to what’s popular. I resist because I must, for fear of being labelled a sheep. I’m different goddamnit! I’m not like all the others, I play it for my own reasons! Well one reason – cause I pwn my friends at it. I don’t care about the campaign, honest. I totally skip the cutscenes cause I just want to get on with the killing. Who cares about the characters or the plot!? Booooring. You lot got me all wrong, just cause I’ve played a gazillion hours of a certain game, night after night since release doesn’t make it my favourite game ever, as if!!! It’s all about the kills, the headshots, the beat downs, the fact that I can win. I cannot and will not become one of the things I dread being labelled the most… a Halo fangirl!

Halo_ edit

Oh fine! You’re not buying it, I know. It’s time I came out of the closet, that tiny, glass closet that I have been curled up inside of all this time. It’s all this stupid book’s fault. I love you, Ready Up, I truly do but you’ve brought this confusion into my life. You tipped me over the edge. I thought ‘Hey, review a book!? Cool’ I saw it as an interesting and brand new challenge. I didn’t expect it to inspire me in such a way. I didn’t think it would truly interest me. But it did. It did more than that, it gave me a total gushing nerdgasm. The really indulgent kind, the kind that makes you forget yourself so completely that you don’t care in the slightest who knows about it.


Timelines, schematics, biology of alien species. It’s all a blur now, mixed up in my brain waiting to settle back down into a blend of ‘ordered’ information and images. Now there are those that despise Halo, there are some that don’t believe the Halo series to be anything special, I was one of them. In a way, I think I still am. But there’s something that keeps me coming back to the game, something that makes me squeal at the sight of a dude in a Master Chief costume or get excited over the Halo: Reach trailer that reveals next to nothing about the game and that’s the fun, the experience, the whole ‘strafe, shoot, jump, beat-down, shoot, plasma stick, BOOM, CHARGE!’ dance that is Halo.  Yes it’s cheesy, yes the multiplayer is full of squeaky, whiny kids but I’m a Halo player and I’m proud. Halo is disliked by many an intelligent gamer, it’s over-hyped, it’s predictable,  the graphics ain’t that good, the story isn’t as deep or original as the fans would have us believe and there is way too much back-tracking! But even so I accept its flaws. I love Spartans, I cackle at fleeing, wailing grunts and I’ve spent many a night owning n00bs while I trash talk and abusing corpses, maybe that makes me totally immature or something, but whatever, your mum likes men.

Halo - Me







11 responses to “I Still Come Back To You”

  1. Darach avatar

    I blame Waypoint for my current state 🙁
    I went and asked for Halo Wars for Xmas, just so I could get more Waypoint medals! :'(

    Hello, my name is Darach, and I’m Halo Fanboy 🙁

  2. Markatansky avatar

    Halo is rampantly overrated. Good game, but not what half of America seemingly makes it out to be.

  3. markBOSS avatar

    that pic at the bottem is priceless! lol

  4. Del Torro El Sorrow avatar
    Del Torro El Sorrow


  5. Del Torro El Sorrow avatar
    Del Torro El Sorrow

    @Markatansky Halo is famous largely because it provided the basis on which FPS games are controlled these days. If you were to play Red Faction on the PS2 you’d understand why Halo is praised for revolutionising. They didn’t revolutionise the genre in any way except to give a console FPS usable controls.

    It’s the ease of control that makes Halo great. That and the manouverablity of the Chief. Mixed with the variety of weapons makes for a multiplayer experience that is very VERY difficult to match nevermind beat.

    I don’t think Halo is over-rated in the slightest. It’s a great game. It’s only “mistake” was to put gameplay over polish and if you ask me that’s not a mistake at all.

  6. Markatansky avatar

    Maybe I just don’t like how Bungie treat their fans. Remaking old Halo 2 maps and reselling them like they’re something brand new? Ignoring the fact that fans wanted a Custom Games Online Multiplayer Playlist? Something not right about that.

  7. Del Torro El Sorrow avatar
    Del Torro El Sorrow

    A Custom Games playlist just wouldn’t make any sense. The whole point in Custom games are to mess around with your mates. If you go online in a game and you aren’t playing with your mates surely you’re wanting to properly play the game? If you mean adding custom game types to playlists, they’ve done that.

  8. MrCuddleswick avatar

    I still need ODST achievements god dammit.

    Nothing wrong with being hopelessly devoted to Halo.

  9. Del Torro El Sorrow avatar
    Del Torro El Sorrow

    You and me both brother. We should hire Laura out for her talents.

    Halo talents that is.

  10. Mike avatar

    YOU COW!!!

  11. Laura avatar

    Chuckles! It’s a tribute >.<

Leave a Reply