I’ve sunk more hours into playing Halo 3 than I have done a fair amount of other things. Many a night was spent awake with my stable of friends on Social Big Team Battle. Usually the 8 of 12-14 of us would get together, sometimes we’d break up into two groups of 6, or 7 this way we could constantly get matched together. Granted, this was back when there were a few thousand people playing H3 daily, but we still never had much of a challenge getting matches.
Even with all the theater, and the tools at my disposal, I rarely went back to re-watch videos of my crazy amazing kills, and crazy amazing deaths. I was having too much fun playing the games themselves and trying to make new crazy amazing experiences.
I’m not quite sure if any video game will ever be able to recreate that level of experience I had with Halo 3. I wore out multiple Xbox 360 controllers playing that game. I Red Ringed an Xbox 360, and I have more deaths than kills, but I had some great time, with some great guys back in the hay day of online gaming.
I still miss it, and I want to play. I think I will dust if off this weekend. I just hope that I can find a match.