Confessions of a Casual Girl Gamer: I Beat Halo 4 on Legendary!

That’s right, suckas! I beat Halo 4 on LEGEND (wait for it) DARY!

I mean, I was all up in there, shooting bug robot thingies and monster dogs, running in for a tight melee! WHAM!

What’s that? Yes, Master Chief can punch you in the FACE!

My tendency toward Leeroy Jenkins-ing is well documented, and I will be the first to admit that I am not a patient person. Why wait behind cover, sniping at an enemy until you’re out of ammo? Just go in and get the job done! And if you fall into an impossibly deep chasm of some kind, there are benefits. That ammo you were running low on? You got it back!

There’s really no downside, here. Just keep at it until you get it done! Or until the guys you’re playing with get it done.

Me! Image courtesy of halowaypoint.com.

I suppose it’s worth mentioning that I dropped into the game via XBOX Live with my husband and our friend, John. I guess I should also say that I didn’t join until their second night of playing, and that I was used more for a spawning point than anything else. Oh, and I drew a lot of fire!

I’m helpful like that.

I like to think of myself as the wild card in these situations. They’re serious about the game, but so am I! I just play…differently. I play for the pure escapism and improbability of the situation! I’m a huge space man (Woman! I changed my avatar and everything.) with ridiculous strength and unending luck. How cool is that?

Giant aliens? No worries! Have you seen how hard I hit? I got this.

A turret? Zig-zag, zig-zag, hide, and pounce! (I totally did this, by the way. I pulled the Elite off the turret and killed it, post haste! Then, I sorta fell off the platform, but, that’s beside the point, right?)

I will confess to no skill at all when it comes to flying (Except for ghosts…I’m okay with those. But, they’re really not that high off the ground, so I don’t think they count.). Frankly, I’m terrible at it! There’s a level near the end of the game where you must fly into the Forerunner Didact’s ship. I crashed. A lot. Actually, I spent most of that level doubled over in laughter. I couldn’t help myself; I just kept crashing, and I found it hilarious!

My husband and John? They tolerated my jocularity rather well, but overall, I don’t think they cared; they were focused on their end goal, beating the game.

As was I! But, for different reasons.

For me, playing a great game like Halo 4 is about seeing where they take this beloved character and his bff/girlfriend/AI. Is Cortana finally going to freak out totally? Will she flip out and kill the Chief? Will the Chief ever learn to make friends?

That’s what it’s about. For me, it’s not about achievements and equipping your avatar with new armor and designs. (Although, I did give my lady Chief a female designation and fashionable red armor. I figured you can’t see all the blood if you’re already red, right?) It’s all about the story.

And button mashing.

There are those who disagree, and that’s fine. It’s their right to be wrong.

 

((Featured image courtesy of halowaypoint.com and can be found at http://www.halowaypoint.com/halo4/en-us/#!images/screenshots/ce74650a-bfc6-4126-a02d-d7db778eff25.))

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