Why is Halo 2's Campaign SO AWESOME?!

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The Act Man

3 жыл мурун

Widely considered one of the most controversial video games. Halo 2 has had a lot of praise and a lot of hate since it released in 2004. But what exactly is it that makes Halo 2's Campaign SO AWESOME?! Well, you're about to find out!
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The Act Man
The Act Man 3 жыл мурун
You know me, when I make a promise to review Halo 2.... __________Time Stamps__________ #1 Blown Away (Intro) - 0:00 #2 Right Where I Left You - 3:49 #3 Deadly Ambition - 7:17 #4 Gameplay… Devolved? - 10:51 #5 A Badass to Match The Chief - 18:50 #6 The Characters - 22:01 #7 The Dialogue - 26:39 #8 Plotty Plot - 33:10 #9 The Feels - 35:28 #10 A Legend Cemented - 38:39
nathan1776 3 күн мурун
#11 An Absolutely Awesome Soundtrack
Connor Croll
Connor Croll Ай мурун
Does anyone know what the song played in part 10 is called? I cant find it and love the song
Larrys Phat
Larrys Phat 4 ай мурун
The Act Man lucky me
Kyle 5 ай мурун
I respect at how well you make these videos
TIMMEH! 5 ай мурун
Btw has anyone did the banshee and the final boss that one that one was so easy with the banshee
Mr McScrub
Mr McScrub Саат мурун
The E3 demo is the only legitimate complaint I've ever had with Halo 2. That shoulda been in the game, it was way badass and probably would have been the the most fun part of the game.
Jorge Soto
Jorge Soto 5 саат мурун
Blow me away is cool 😎
Gaming With Daniel
Gaming With Daniel Күн мурун
Yeah I remember trying to play Halo 2 on legendary. I was never able to get past the first level alone. The difficulty was just ridiculous and not fun.
Kamikaze Carbine
Kamikaze Carbine Күн мурун
Imagine how cool Halo 3 world be if Tartarus listened to The Arbiter
Gehn Saavedro
Gehn Saavedro Күн мурун
Bro I usually hate reviews of games online....but you come off as really objective and level headed. Kudos!
Craig 2 күн мурун
0:15 lol
p247 2 күн мурун
29:27 - how is it a surprise that there are multiple Halos? I think Guilty Spark mentioned it in the opening cutscene of Two Betrayals in CE.
some ferret on the Internet
some ferret on the Internet 2 күн мурун
Hearing act man's commentary with "blowing me away" in the background is so badass
Jfry Toys
Jfry Toys 2 күн мурун
The best game of all time
Tama Matu
Tama Matu 3 күн мурун
I never really got the hate on Halo 2 legendary. I loved legendary cause I usually played with my other 3 brothers. So each time someone dies they have to pass the controller. We did the same thing for Halo 3 but it took long for someone to die you had to wait to play.
Tee 3 күн мурун
It's more then awsome Godly
Slick Serpent
Slick Serpent 4 күн мурун
_The twist that there are more halo rings was honestly unexpected and mindblowing at the time_ Unless you count Guilty Spark saying “Once the other rings follow suit” in the first game
Devon Adamson
Devon Adamson 4 күн мурун
I normally get super bored during videos and end up clicking off halfway thru, but this video had me glued to the screen.
BitBANANA 4 күн мурун
Nobody: Socrates: 1:09
tigger 4 күн мурун
hahaha the catholic church
Zombl337 6 күн мурун
I still have the same love for HALO that I did back in the day! Every HALO game, good and bad, still holds a place in my heart.
kristin fremlin
kristin fremlin 6 күн мурун
I love act man's videos but honestly nothing that he says can't change how much I love this game
Kameron Gatton
Kameron Gatton 7 күн мурун
Blowth away 1:10
Boris Corbyn
Boris Corbyn 7 күн мурун
Finnished the campaign earlier today. Its absolutely brilliant. A really different animal to CE. More story and feel behind the game. Some annoying bots but was really fun.
Richard Alfaro
Richard Alfaro 7 күн мурун
Umm halo 2 was easy .... maybe 90 percent of people just suck .. I mean if yiu look at ranks average was 12 and 26 and 31 ... it was almost impossible to break 40 and to get to 50 it was like .001 of people
LeoPlay117 6 күн мурун
Jacob Waller
Jacob Waller 8 күн мурун
I bet halo 2 on legendary for the first time a couple weeks ago and im 13 and it was really hard good on anyone that can beat that game
Connor Falcon
Connor Falcon 9 күн мурун
Me and a buddy did heroic with 6 skulls on. Two of which involved grenades. Yes we hate ourselves.
Lee Wakadia
Lee Wakadia 9 күн мурун
The fact that tv presenters were publicly taking the piss out of the halo 2 launch shows how much more accepting society is of gaming now. Back when I was a teen (born in 1990) it wasn’t cool to talk about gaming with strangers. If you openly said you loved video games you were tagged with the words “lame”, “geek”, “nerd” etc
ryantheminer1 10 күн мурун
halo 2 do be vibin tho
oscar gomez
oscar gomez 10 күн мурун
What a stupid voice
Linty Castle
Linty Castle 10 күн мурун
Please, don’t shake the lightbulb
Diego Messori
Diego Messori 11 күн мурун
i think the perma "iron skull" in halo 2 makes the game muuuuch better than just dying without consequences, i mean is just like playing solo git gud!!!. Yes the legendary difficulty is pretty unfair but it is fun it is challenging and you feel veeery good when you finish the campaign, damn Halo 2 is my favorite what an awesome game.
Russell Porter
Russell Porter 11 күн мурун
>Dozens of grown men and probably about three women have crawled out of their parents' basements tonight- Fast-forward a few years and an entire generation has abandoned this form of news >[Surprised Pikachu face]
Schiny 11 күн мурун
Bungie should work with Microsoft to remake halo 2 the way they wanted originally. Basically add that 1/3 or 1/2 of the game they had to cut
nic tse
nic tse 12 күн мурун
just asking what if u miss? i won't!
VG X10
VG X10 15 күн мурун
Does anyone one know what song the actman use in the intro
Thaddius Butler
Thaddius Butler 16 күн мурун
Actman: The prophets are basically space popes Me: *laughs in Protestant*
not koda
not koda 16 күн мурун
I'll be honest, after playing all of Halo mcc legendary, Halo 2 was probably the most fun. Halo CE was close but didn't excite me just as much as h2. Halo 3 on legendary with 4 people is so easy. so as much as it has a lot of really fun experiences, it wasn't enough of a challenge to justify a feeling of accomplishment after a boss fight or that really awesome scarab fight on The Covenant. Even the warthog run felt really fun but really easy much unlike the Halo CE run. I think on legendary to get a good difficulty, play with 2 people. Halo 4 is pretty hard but most of it is also kinda boring as well so it's not as fun to do legendary by yourself. Halo 5 is just really boring with a weird downing system that sometimes just takes the risk out of jumping into a fight head on.
Glenn Quagmire
Glenn Quagmire 16 күн мурун
I hate every Halo game except Halo 2 and combat evolved and three ain't bad but the rest can go die in a fire
Gary The Stormtrooper
Gary The Stormtrooper 16 күн мурун
I don’t think religion is a bad thing, even though I’m an atheist. Sometimes people need something to believe in a guide them to do the right things, however, I don’t think it’s good to blindly follow religion. Asking questions makes us human, and a lot of religions (especially Christianity) look down upon questioning things and how things work and you could be dubbed a “heretic” or something like that. And sometimes, most of the time actually, those who impose religion are just as clueless as you and are teaching you things that can sometimes be downright lies. It’s up to ourselves to question what is right and what is wrong without being misguided. The story of the Arbiter taught me that.
Born Stellar1337
Born Stellar1337 18 күн мурун
Just like Chris Raygun, I too was going to catholic school when I first played Halo 2. I wasn't a believer at the time, but I never voiced my opinion. (I'm 25 btw) Seeing Arbiter's realization about everything felt so familiar, as if it were confirmation that someone (The arbiter) had that realization that nobody I knew at the time, did.
Rohail Mushtaq
Rohail Mushtaq 20 күн мурун
It would nice to see a halo game bring this level of hype. Highly doubt it though
Zack Jl
Zack Jl 21 күн мурун
mich0 22 күн мурун
They should’ve added what they were intended to do when they were making halo 2 anniversary,it wouldve been awesome
Orphan ChopShop
Orphan ChopShop 22 күн мурун
For those who forgot, they mentioned that there were multiple rings in Combat Evolved during the cutscene when 343 guilty spark turns on you
Orphan ChopShop
Orphan ChopShop 22 күн мурун
In this video here kgpost.info/will/video/vHuW0Kqhzaqqhbs go to 2:50 and read the subtitles as it says "Technically this installation's effective range is 25,000 Light-Years." It may not be explicate, but it is mentioned that there are multiple rings
Avani Gharpure
Avani Gharpure 23 күн мурун
Now don't get me wrong, Halo 2 is an amazing game. However, I think the best sequel is Empire Strikes Back, not Halo 2.
Catank 23 күн мурун
37:37 u used firth again.
Catank 23 күн мурун
flood juggernauts were op that's why they got yeeted.
Tionna Anderson
Tionna Anderson 23 күн мурун
If I saw all those things I as a kid I would have lost my marbles
derrek the boomerang fish
derrek the boomerang fish 23 күн мурун
I didn't even notice the new armor until halo 3s customization
Not Matt
Not Matt 24 күн мурун
I love how the halo 2 pistol looks but to bad it sucks
FromThe3PointLine 24 күн мурун
Halo 2 was only for the online, if it didn't have online co-op campaign, it wouldn't be played
Alvvays Native
Alvvays Native 24 күн мурун
Spent so many hours exploring New Mombasa & Delta Halo with the glitches & easter eggs back when I was a wee lad with my bro s. Damn did I enjoy this game growing up 😪💚
Tj Choken
Tj Choken 25 күн мурун
What if halo 2 was a movie
Ragulous ss
Ragulous ss 25 күн мурун
Man bungie did so good... but now...
bml2007 26 күн мурун
Halo 2 was an all out blockbuster
Taniel, The Traveler
Taniel, The Traveler 28 күн мурун
beating this game on legendary is one of my life accomplishments
Infinite Gaming
Infinite Gaming 28 күн мурун
Hey! I just started a new journey with master chief on my youtube channel! Come check it out if you love Halos! I will complete every game in the series.
Tyler 29 күн мурун
We need a complete remake of Halo 2 for it's third anniversary. Using the original design documents to put back in what way originally cut, yeah it won't be the same, but it would be really neat to experience it how it was originally planned.
ChrisFFBoi Ай мурун
I was very annoyed by the character of Miranda Keyes. She's so monotone and the facial expressions are very wooden and stale. Not to mention how forgettable she is.
ChrisFFBoi Ай мурун
I got the Master Chief Collection on Steam on I've beat Halo 1 and 2 in the past 4 days. Pressing TAB and seeing the original is night and day. They did a fantastic job with the remastered versions in my opinion.
jabez tewodros
jabez tewodros Ай мурун
halo 2 is the best halo ever and a masterpiece
Josh Ua
Josh Ua Ай мурун
Best game ever made, sucks we'll never get to play or see all of the cut content
Emo Kid
Emo Kid Ай мурун
"And probably 3 women " Lmaaaaoooo
Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas Ай мурун
Imagine if the anniversary cinematics were the original cinematics for Halo 2, would have been insane.
Globe Trotta
Globe Trotta Ай мурун
Your analysis of how ridiculously difficult legendary is so hilarious it kills me.... like legendary on halo 2. Well done, sir!
Galendramatik Ай мурун
TL;DR you're a casual halo player if you think halo 2 is too hard.
Crystian Chavira
Crystian Chavira Ай мурун
I just love how this dude says fuck of fucking 😂
Vylizio Mega!
Vylizio Mega! Ай мурун
Arbiter is fucking epic as shit honestly prefer him over master chief
Nathan Marineau
Nathan Marineau Ай мурун
Dude, great video! I loved Halo 2 when it released and I love the Anniversary edition. Then again, I've never had the balls or the skill to play on legendary. Playing as the Arbiter was brilliant, for all the reasons you listed. I was dumbfounded that so many people were against it.
SwNick32 Ай мурун
imagine if the content was all restored with the MCC....one can dream
Thicc Biscuit
Thicc Biscuit Ай мурун
My dad was pretty frugal with money back when this game came out.. but yet he still bought the limited edition version of halo 2, and goddamn i played that fucker probably 50 times and i still go back to it and play it
Matthew Given
Matthew Given Ай мурун
I don't care what the critics say, Halo 2 is still my favorite shooter of all time and the middle chapter of a trilogy always ends on a cliffhanger(Just look at Empire Strikes Back or the Two towers) so I went in expecting an ending like the one we got. I love this game and I got an Xbox for it. If it were not for this game I would still be on Playstation.
werefett Ай мурун
Halo 2 is such a great game. Everything about it is dense with detail and momentum. Every halo that followed has never been quite up to par with its world building. The only thing that came close in my opinion is the Didact from Halo 4, but for some insane reason 343 killed him and Halo 5 pretty much has no interesting bad guy. The Warden sucks. The forerunners themselves would have been interesting to explore in Halo 5, but whatever.
Logan Harris
Logan Harris Ай мурун
Yessir no longer did i have to shoot my marines to grab the gun they have....
ooOmegAaa Ай мурун
level design and difficulty balance sucked @ss in this game. at least they made sure multiplayer was awesome. CEs campaign is way better in every way. especially how the flood was something that was easy to kill but so numerous you just said "fuck it" and ran through them blast them with shotguns and running for your life. in halo 2 they are ridiculously strong and smart, ruined the flood concept.
Timothy ventura
Timothy ventura Ай мурун
You have to understand, I played CE for years until I learned there was a second one. I was too young to finish the first game and to hear about launch. Hell, CE On PC was revolutionary in elementary school. I saw halo 2 and I fell in love and finished it that day
Joe Mama Memes,Games& More
Joe Mama Memes,Games& More Ай мурун
Did you know Jen Taylor (Cortana, Dr. Halsey) voices princess Peach from Super Mario
William Slater
William Slater Ай мурун
Was it really an unexpected twist that there are more Halo rings when Guilty Spark mentions "the other installations" and calls it "Installation 04" in Combat Evolved? Why, you haven't played Halo at all!
Darth Azul
Darth Azul Ай мурун
Don't make a girl a promise, if you know you can't keep it....😩😥😢
ItzYaBoiGladz. Ай мурун
I have respect for people who play halo 2 campaign on heroic or god forbid legendary.
fresh frozen
fresh frozen Ай мурун
I was 6 and couldn’t speak English but this was my first proper shooter game
Cashbanucita 00
Cashbanucita 00 Ай мурун
My fave cheif line in 2 is still when he arrives in the council chamber BOO!
BetterCallRaul Ай мурун
In hindsight the ending to halo 2 was ahead of it's time for blockbuster storytelling. All film verse end on this note now. *coughs infinity war *coughs bvs *coughs every spiderman movie.
Adam Hampel
Adam Hampel Ай мурун
People didn't like the Gravemind back in 2004?
jellyfishsii Ай мурун
I am a painter. I often under estimate how long it will take to bring what is in my mind's eye to life. Think about it. Picture a house fully constructed in your head. Picture all of the steps it takes to get to the finished products. You can run through those steps in about a minute. In real if will always quite a while longer. I have painted hundreds of paintings and yet this is still something I deal with. So it is understandable that Bungie would have pie in the sky ideals when going into the Halo sequel. Also, be nice to George R.R. Martin, he is writing the conclusion to the most popular and anticipated fantasy series ever. Give him a little understanding.
Stephen Truman
Stephen Truman Ай мурун
I had more fun playing as The Arbiter than Master Chief, and his armor looked better in Silver.
Robert Reviews
Robert Reviews Ай мурун
one of my favorite things in story telling is the use of having John's award ceremony going on at the same time as Abiter's public torcher and banishment. It was a subtle way to show how these two's stories will be crossing paths fully in the next game.
I stutter like Joe Biden
I stutter like Joe Biden 2 ай мурун
0:16 who tf even is he?
Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson 2 ай мурун
I appreciate the use of the great Breaking Benjamin song.
Kadren Wolf
Kadren Wolf 2 ай мурун
I've seen like 12 women in that line
Ryan Davidson
Ryan Davidson 2 ай мурун
Anyone that has MCC and loves playing Halo 2 that is reading this, try playing Halo 2 on heroic with just the Anger skull on. It feels just right, feels like Halo CE legendary but you're playing Halo 2. Also sniper jackals won't just aim bot your head as the first pixel of it turns the corner. You will still die fast because of the Anger skull, so just like in CE you will die fast if you have bad positioning but the game will still feel fair and when you die it was because you messed up. Been playing Halo 2 since it came out 16 years ago. Probably beat in on legendary dozens of times (counting both solo and co op), but sometimes you just want to play your favorite levels with a hard yet fair challenge. When MCC came out I experimented with the skulls to get that "feels just right" difficulty. Come to find out all you need is just the Anger skull turned on and nothing else on heroic.
mc yes
mc yes Ай мурун
I would do that... But I had a struggle beating it on normal difficulty lmao
Arska 2 ай мурун
For a regular player i can understand why its hard, but im used to games where taking cover and predicting enemies are a must, halo 2 was the most fun for me
Halo 2 Anniversary Cortana is butt ugly, why they have to do Cortana like that?
Radiant Clips
Radiant Clips 2 ай мурун
Miranda got the fatty
Derrick Stegall
Derrick Stegall 2 ай мурун
Halo 2, a great game that had a troubled past, but through the mud and the water did it become a respected game.
Joaquin Mercado
Joaquin Mercado 2 ай мурун
kid we r talkin about halo 2 not halo 2a
Ultimus Shadow
Ultimus Shadow 2 ай мурун
This game is great. Halo 2 has the best Story of the series it's the perfect bridge between the beginning and end of the trilogy it's the 'The Empire Strikes Back' of the franchise. Immediately I was skeptical of The Arbiter because of MGS2's awful Raiden. But Arby was done really well and I wouldn't mind him returning in Infinite or a Halo CE spin off staring him as Supreme Commander. All the new characters played their roles perfectly and the dialogue is spot on. Only negative is that in Arbiter's levels the UNSC Marines should have been fought as enemies at moments. Bungie shouldn't have been afraid to put the player on the other side entirely. However this is only a minor criticism. The OST is perfect. The gameplay mechanics and variety are improved over CE in every way radically. Obviously because of the hellish development the Legendary difficulty balance is as even as a Grunt and a Brute sharing a weighing scale. Elites spam Plasma Rifles without cool down, you die too fast and the Brutes are OP as Bungie admitted they were late additions. The difficulty balance makes this game the 'Ninja Gaiden II' of the franchise, extremely fun but unpolished a rough diamond of sorts.
Prince Uket
Prince Uket 2 ай мурун
Halo 2 Halo2 Halo2
Jason Moore
Jason Moore 2 ай мурун
Yes but it's ass hard. Gravemind is kicking my butt today. Through my glasses and broke em
A R 2 ай мурун
Replaying it right now... It seems rather boring.
Diego Venegas
Diego Venegas 2 ай мурун
Halo 3 is better thats my opinion
Krusnik66 2 ай мурун
I think the CGI they used would work great for a movie or tv series. I was mesmerized by the detail and animation in the cutscenes.
Nix 2 ай мурун
Great overview, however it would be more appropriate to use and discuss original cinematics while talking about things like how great body language was "FOR A GAME AT THE TIME"... New cinematics follow original very closely, gotta give them that, but some things were changed. For example Johnson DID NOT have his cigar in his mouth in the Delta Halo "That is another halo... SAY WHAT!?" moment. That's a great detail that made me laugh, but it was not there in the original. In fact the whole editing of the scene was a bit different, as with most cinematics for the game.
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