Why Is Halo 2's Campaign SO F**KING HARD?! (Ft. Hokiebird428)

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The Act Man

2 жыл мурун

Halo 2's Legendary Campaign is notorious for being one of the most challenging first-person shooters ever made. Most people agree it's the hardest in the Halo series, but why is that? What exactly makes Halo 2 so difficult? Beyond just the obvious Sniper Jackals? Well, let's find out....
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The Act Man
The Act Man 2 жыл мурун
FuSioN Ай мурун
but johnson said: "you told me you were gonna wear something nice" meaning HE KNEW IT ALL ALONG
Mark Kirchner
Mark Kirchner Ай мурун
shebz aquaticz
shebz aquaticz Ай мурун
*Laughs in sniper jackal*
Ethan N
Ethan N 2 ай мурун
Thanks i needed to remember this game I remember playing this game with my brother for hours
Freddy Fazbear
Freddy Fazbear 2 ай мурун
Huh, My ass!
Vek D
Vek D 22 саат мурун
Your so right but if aliens ever do attack it would be like Halo 2 Legendary but they would never because I know a hundred percent aliens from space do not exist.
ChocolatePorter 5 күн мурун
When I did h2 legendary I finally killed tartarsauce and naturally t-bagged him. Then I randomly died for some reason. Nothing shot me, nothing exploded, I just flopped dead. THE GAME IS SO HARD YOU DONT EVEN HAVE TO GET SHOT TO DIE
Andree 5 күн мурун
I just did it for the MCC after 10 years of doing it on the Win Vista version. It was FUCKING UNBEARABLE
Homasaur .
Homasaur . 5 күн мурун
Marines can soak up more damage than you
dreuzz 6 күн мурун
I'm currently doing my own nostalgic replay of the Halo series as I played Halo 2 nonstop for about 2 years when I was younger. I must say, I'm keeping it at Heroic difficulty, although I remember enjoying Normal the most, because you actually get the opportunity to do stuff that is fun like roam around in vehicles without dying in two hits. I feel like Heroic gives you that difficulty that you need: you need to think and react and you won't die just off peeping your head around the next corner. There are still these few nightmare spots which ends up taking 10 deaths before you get through - but it is manageable and feels great once you progress.
Legion pony
Legion pony 6 күн мурун
Yeh I beat it on heroic... And that was a painful experience.... I hated it. Also painfully low ammo counts... Like halo ce let you carry 660 rounds for the AR and certain weapons such as the sniper rifle had lower ammo counts but the trade off was less ammo for more firepower. Meanwhile halo 2 does no such thing.
Phi6er 7 күн мурун
These are exactly the things that make Halo 2 legendary so fun... to watch someone play.
Phi6er 8 күн мурун
Heroic is the true difficulty though. Legendary is supposed to turn the tables and make you the hunted.
TarMyne 8 күн мурун
When I played the game I noticed that the marines can tank more than the player. Sure.....
Hordika Man 38
Hordika Man 38 8 күн мурун
All the other things were absolutely right, Halo 2 is far from perfect, but the Flood being smarter and tougher than they were in Halo CE is probably a result of them having a fully realized Gravemind.
The Destroyer
The Destroyer 8 күн мурун
James Rhodes
James Rhodes 8 күн мурун
Playing Gravemind right now on MCC on it is disgustingly bad. Halo 2 is still one of the best games out there, but jesus christ it take like an entire magazine or more to kill anything other than a grunt or jackal lmao.
PARKER THOMAS 9 күн мурун
I have the og halos from my dad like combat evolved and Halo 2 from the original Xbox and I use to play halo 2 all the time it is so fun
Brendan1021 05
Brendan1021 05 10 күн мурун
"Chief is supposed to be the pinnacle of humanity, mankind at its absolute strongest. So why is he dying so quickly and hiding behind cover like a little bitch?" Because that is humanity at its strongest.
AHS ATX 11 күн мурун
fuck halo 2
Luckynumber 64
Luckynumber 64 14 күн мурун
I always wondered why they didn't bring back the health system from the first game. Could of made it less frustrating.
xpenox774 15 күн мурун
U forgot about the halo 2 brutes
Jason Wooten
Jason Wooten 16 күн мурун
I can barely beat high charity on normal diifucatly
vouned 17 күн мурун
why does everybody think halo 2 on legendary is so hard? ive played through it on legendary multiple times and ive never had much trouble. i get that the sniper jackals can be a pain sometimes but im so confused.
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 17 күн мурун
Oh you thought Halo 2 on legendary was hard, wait til you play God of War on "give me God of war" difficulty
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 17 күн мурун
Fortnite's difficulty reaches to hard to borderline unfair
Inquisitor Dan
Inquisitor Dan 17 күн мурун
Legendary? I play on heroic, and it's suck like legend.
derrek the boomerang fish
derrek the boomerang fish 18 күн мурун
That's why I always put on The bandana skull on legendary I was master at halo 2 legendary it was not super hard but hard
Zane Heaston
Zane Heaston 20 күн мурун
How times did you die / restart a mission on Legendary
Ying Yang Spinny Thang
Ying Yang Spinny Thang 21 күн мурун
master chiefs armour is made of saltine crackers on legendary
reptiles are da bomb !
reptiles are da bomb ! 21 күн мурун
Imagine doing the library on laso with halo 2 difficulty
Emmanuel Padilla
Emmanuel Padilla 21 күн мурун
Tbh halo reach on legendary was harder
•Wren’s Nesting•
•Wren’s Nesting• 25 күн мурун
It’s hard, but I completed it on legendary once, all in one day
Ultimus Shadow
Ultimus Shadow 26 күн мурун
I've always likened Halo CE and Halo 2 on Legendary to Ninja Gaiden Black and Ninja Gaiden II on Master Ninja. Because while different genres HCE/NGB requires extensive knowledge of the game, mechanics and being overall very skilled. Extremely challenging, punishing but fair and balanced. H2/NGII unpolished, unbalanced, broken, chaotic, tedious and rushed. However very rewarding when conquered, they demand a completely different play style from their predecessors because of the flaws. Unpolished sequels, rough diamonds so to speak.
Ryan Davidson
Ryan Davidson 27 күн мурун
Hey Act Man I hope you see this, and well anybody else that loves Halo 2. Do you want an enjoyable Halo 2 experience? Something that isn't unforgiving like legendary but slightly harder that heroic? Well try this out, it's what I've done for years now on the MCC and to me it feels good. Not brutally unforgiving kill you in less than a second of legendary but not too easy like default heroic. Put the game on heroic and turn on the Anger skull. Just that one skull alone seems to give an enjoyable experience. Not too difficult but still hard enough you need to use cover when fighting. Try it out, run a few levels like that and see how you feel about it. Also like you said in the video, this would now allow you to experiment with different combos and play styles and not always needing just one
Nicktasteless 28 күн мурун
it's not hard, probably just noobs. If a 7 year old me can do it on the hardest difficulty when it first came out. then why can't you.
Crimson Chin
Crimson Chin 29 күн мурун
My tank blew up before i got around the second corner believe it or not i hijacked all 3 ghosts but best believe i died alot
Dalura 29 күн мурун
The shield charges faster than before. Ah nice i thought.... Then i finished kairo station and only thought YEAH the shields are charging faster but it feels like im FIGHTING THE F4CKING COVENANT NAKED so fast I'm dying!!!!!
Jerzy W
Jerzy W Ай мурун
The ingame explanation for stronger or weaker armor through out the game is, that as the war rages on weapons get more powerfully and shields would have to keep up with it, sometimes the armor and shields can’t keep up or sometimes the weapons damage can’t catch up
Linnea Lager
Linnea Lager Ай мурун
I loved halo ce but I struggle so much with halo 2 right now (playing both on heroic). I am not enjoying it much at all sadly. I find myself just sprinting past big parts. The worst thing for me is that everything feels like bullet sponges. Many of your points in this video can also be applied to heroic.
Arska Ай мурун
Things i hate about halo 2: -Scorpion controls -The fact that vehicles are as durable as wood -marines stealing my warthog or otherwise making me feel like a kindergarten lady -fucking drones Plus jackal snipers are not that bad. Halo 2 is much more fun in my opinion than ce even tho ce is my childhood
The Cat Squad - Roblox
The Cat Squad - Roblox Ай мурун
World record swearing 0:02 me no likey
Vbot 2000
Vbot 2000 Ай мурун
S would be perfect for grinding for multiplayer in the new games lol
baconmaster233 Ай мурун
Halo 3 on normal is hard
DeathStryker Ай мурун
Jokes on you I never played halo 2 on legendary
Jacob Levesque
Jacob Levesque 28 күн мурун
Neither have I, and I never want to.
Neon God
Neon God Ай мурун
on metropolis past the bridge and the dark section where you are offered the shotgun we once had killed all twenty sniper jackals but where left with an ultra who had taken the gauss turret of the warthog there. i looked around a corner when my teammate had distracted him to look to his position. the turret was still pointing 90 degrees away from me towards his position but the guy just shot in a right angle directly into my face. that also kinda killed the immersion :P
Neon God
Neon God Ай мурун
oh wow i think the fact that i startet with halo 2 may have imprinted on my playstyle massively... i really only feel comfortable playing defensively with BR / DMR / carabine and snipers...
Jgoldie318 Ай мурун
Halo 2 on legendary vs Call of duty world at war on veteran...
Max Hayward
Max Hayward Ай мурун
I’ve just completed it 😆
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis Ай мурун
Lol looks both Bungie and and 343 didn't do much about the grenades. In fact all explosives kept getting more nerfed with each game till the point they look like cheap firecrackers in Halo 5 🙄
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis 27 күн мурун
@Jacob Levesque Yep. Totally agree
Jacob Levesque
Jacob Levesque 27 күн мурун
Kevin Lewis Yeah but I think my main problem with the bungie games is how they kept making the guns weaker as the series went on. And damage where is the guns being at their worst in ODST.
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis 28 күн мурун
@Jacob Levesque Not to mention that both Halo CE and Halo 2 anniversary were based off the PC ports. The Halo CE PC multiplayer had some serious issues with hit detection and weapon mechanics
Jacob Levesque
Jacob Levesque 28 күн мурун
Well one of my problems was that 343 when they came out with MCC that they made halo to the exact way it launched. I wish they made it the exact way it launched but made the campaign fair.
String Ай мурун
Finishing Halo 2 on legendary literally turns you into Master Chief.
ElliYeet Ай мурун
Were it not for the noob combo, this game would be almost impossible on legendary.
NovyNotNavi Ай мурун
This game makes me realize how bad I am at games
Zack Woods
Zack Woods Ай мурун
Let's say there is a difficulty scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being something you can hand almost anyone the controller and they can beat and 10 being on the difficulty of Battletoads NES. In most halo games the difficulty progression is something like this (CE would boost all of them by 1). Easy: 3 Normal: 4 Heroic: 5 Legendary: 6.5 LASO: 9 This is what Halo 2 looks like. Easy: 3 Normal: 4 Heroic: 5 Legendary: 8 LASO: 10
Cbandit Ай мурун
No health! Ah, o ly shields, much harder
Charles Cleveland
Charles Cleveland Ай мурун
It took me a week and a half to beat h2 on legendary, and it took 1 WEEK TOTAL TO BEAT THE REST OF THE HALO GAMES ON LEGENDARY (on mcc) and the only reason i did h2 (and the rest) on legendary was to get helioskrill on halo 5 so i could show it off to my friends And you know what i get "fAkE HeLiOsKrilL", and "HaLo 2 IsNt eVeN thAT HaRd"
MrXxsesshomaruxX Ай мурун
17:26 umm does he know what the flood is? The flood is very very smart and should be even smarter in Halo 2 because they’re being controlled by a gravemind...
Adam 2 ай мурун
One single spartan vs the entire covenant armada and you ask why?
IN IT 2 WIN IT 2 ай мурун
This game on legendary wasnt that bad 🤔 the first level was the hardest imo
SoKo 2 ай мурун
I love hokiebird! Awesome you two collared lol. I’ve been using his guide to legendary for all my runs and it has saved my ass. When I got screwed and hit a checkpoint when a teammate died and couldn’t go back and save them like he recommended, it was so much more difficult. Not having his “rocket hog” was always a game ender, almost restarted from halfway through the mission just to have it lol
Omegle 2 ай мурун
Heroic is the way it’s meant to play. The description of legendary says suicide..... Also the devs admitted that they didn’t have enough time to tweak the enemy ai
Davian Thule
Davian Thule 2 ай мурун
"legendary is the true difficulty", sorry but bungie themselves actually said that heroic is the actual difficulty of the universe and the canon "difficulty" spartans face in the story. Heroic is also the damage multiplier used by default in halo games.
ALUCARD7729 Ай мурун
Davian Thule still , halo 2 legendary is broken, no excuse
orangemirror 875
orangemirror 875 2 ай мурун
"Your new armor system is EXTREMELY resilient" Me: that is a fucking lie
Jhonatan IxRxMxA
Jhonatan IxRxMxA 2 ай мурун
Its unfair. That's it.
Max Muetzel
Max Muetzel 2 ай мурун
Marine: Your new armor shields are extremely resilient. Arbiter: Who told you these lies?
Jack Cozad
Jack Cozad 2 ай мурун
I think another factor was the dramatically reduced grenade throw range. As they say, you're supposed to feel like a super soldier , and in CE you could throw really far which made sense. But in Halo 2 you really have to elevate your aim point to even get a moderate throw by CE standards.
Sbentsen27 2 ай мурун
Dang I’m not gonna lie Halo 2 has dropped a cpl points in my view 😬 bad form lol
Danny Mckenzie
Danny Mckenzie 2 ай мурун
I'm suspicious the MCC halo 3 update made legendary harder. I swear I'm getting killed in fractions of a second like on halo 2
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 2 ай мурун
And I thought Halo 2 on Heroic was hard enough.
AbsolutelySolid 2 ай мурун
Me: oh this should be a fun video of people reflecting on the hardest campaign and possibly game I’ve ever play Me after the video: *shakes in corner*
Syfiliz 2 ай мурун
One of my favorite memories from the MCC was finally getting through all the sniper jackal's and trying to kill an Elite. The Elite had disappeared, only for me to hear "I am upon you" from behind me. Got absolutely trashed. Couldn't stop laughing
Righty Studios
Righty Studios 2 ай мурун
Random person: halo isn't hard The act man: sniper jackals
David Bolttman
David Bolttman 2 ай мурун
The only fun way to play Halo 2 is to speedrun it. It is fun, until you get to Regret, then you're forced to play the game again. When the most fun way to play the game is to completely break it, you know you have the best game in the series
K. Nasse
K. Nasse 2 ай мурун
Excellent analysis, impressive!
Ricardo 2 ай мурун
legendary is for ascending a god-level, being a true master chief!
R B 2 ай мурун
I mean it wasn't THAT hard.. I kept track of my deaths and only died 178 times lol.
Jacob Levesque
Jacob Levesque 28 күн мурун
Peasant I died 200 times lol
Zack Zander
Zack Zander 2 ай мурун
I can still remember my friend screaming bloody murder when a energy sword elite tanked 2 Sniper Shot without flinching while charging at him when playing Legendary.
randomstuff508 2 ай мурун
17:24 Well, on a technical note, all of these combat forms are actually controlled by a central gravemind, correct? So, that means that these combat forms have intelligence that is far superior than any human or covenant.
Ethan Ultra
Ethan Ultra 2 ай мурун
15:43 Bruh that part always kept me dying and dying, fricking Jackal Snipers spawned out of nowhere and shot behind my back. Just, bruh.
Specter _Of _The Stars
Specter _Of _The Stars 2 ай мурун
Reminder the council chamber start is bugged.
BongoBilks 2 ай мурун
The 1k people that disliked this obviously ran through with LASO on without dying.
Alfa Films
Alfa Films 2 ай мурун
What’s funny is even if you use aim bot your most likely gonna die once.
confusedindividual 2 ай мурун
14:36 I believe the trigger for enemies to notice you is a jackal patrolling the top level. If he’s positioned too close to the grav lift when you come down, he’ll alert everyone else. If that happens, your only chance is to stick one of the brutes with a plasma grenade and run off to the side for cover; maybe even jumping down a level. That said, your point about this encounter being affected by RNG still stands
Tadeo Gerke
Tadeo Gerke 2 ай мурун
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Hunter Clark
Hunter Clark 2 ай мурун
At least in mcc you can somewhat play on legendary without getting completely obliterated because of the envy and scarab skull but it's still difficult as shit but at least you can go temporarily invisible to kill those stupid damn sniper jackals
Internet Citizen
Internet Citizen 2 ай мурун
Halo 2 isn't necessarily the most difficult but where most of the frustration comes from is because there is a lot of RNG involved and there's only really one viable playstyle, that being the hugging cover until all of the enemies are dead playstyle
Scanman24 2 ай мурун
I showed this video to my friend trying to express how difficult this is, I'm playing all the campaigns with him so he can experience them for the first time, he said he wants to do legendary of every game so I'm looking forward to see if this changes his view
[Dallas] 2 ай мурун
oh fuck im playing ce and will have to play this next oh no
Moon Raven
Moon Raven 2 ай мурун
We all know it was gimped deliberately cause he was butthurt Johnson never told him how he escaped the destruction of Halo "My ass!" indeed.
Ich Nicht
Ich Nicht 2 ай мурун
Sniper jackals 🥰😍🥰
大銀河帝国の皇帝 2 ай мурун
Heroic is the difficulty the games are ment to be played on, not Legendary. It states so in the in-game description. The Legendary description literally states "this is suicide" and "you will die over and over again."
Alex Luca
Alex Luca 2 ай мурун
14:50 I can safely say act man,after playing it a million times,the reason why those brutes turn around is because a patrolling jackal or grunt(rarely a grunt)notice you and throughout noticing you the brutes realize that its not allies coming down(bullshit actually,once someone notices you everyone knows and also they know exactly where to look at)
jordan 2 ай мурун
G Trivette
G Trivette 2 ай мурун
The AI allies are stronger than you
ALUCARD7729 Ай мурун
G Trivette every single thing (only exception being infection forms) is stronger than you
Splace 2 ай мурун
Personally, I choose to play on Heroic and use skulls to increase the difficulty and bring it as close to the Legendary difficulty of any other Halo game as I can, without pushing things to Halo 2 Legendary levels and ruining the Halo experience. The main skulls I use to do this are ANGER, THAT'S JUST... WRONG, and MYTHIC which are rarely interchanged. If I'm feeling like I'm having an easier time than usual, I use GHOST. Now something to keep in mind, you're going to want to play around with these skulls as well as others and you may even want to avoid using some of the skulls I've listed here, because not all of them fit well into every play style. I suggest finding what skulls best fit the experience you're looking for in a difficult Halo 2 play through. Just a quick disclaimer. You'll need to change up these skulls depending on the level of the game, some vehicle levels are incredibly difficult with these skulls even on Heroic, and don't even get me started on Jackal Snipers. You're going to want to heavily alter all of these skulls I mentioned, and whatever additional ones you're using, because let me just put it this way, in my experience, these skulls elevate them to levels quite close to Legendary if not worse in some cases, which is to put it nicely, an experience worse than contracting aids. If you still want to use these skulls against them, be my guest, it's doable but it's painful as all hell.
Oddant1 2 ай мурун
One issue right off the bat. Bungie has said in interviews that Legendary is a "fuck you" difficulty. They're up front that Heroic is the real "hard" difficulty and legendary is for crazy people. You can find interviews where their designers say this especially in regards to Halo 2. In other words, while I really enjoy this video, legendary (especially in Halo 2) is not supposed to be fair and balanced. It's supposed to be torturous and barely possible. There are interviews with Bungie designers that say as much. If you don't want that then play on Heroic.
MR FREEZE-98 2 ай мурун
This is me dying all the time, I can’t even get past Cairo station
angus jones
angus jones 3 ай мурун
halo 2 on easy: PILLAGE AND PLUNDER halo 2 on legendary: uggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh....pain...
19E37 3 ай мурун
Playing legendary campaign made me a boss online where the real fun was
jdgonzo1982 3 ай мурун
great video - really helped me to confirm my negativie feelings concerning enemy spawns and just how pathetic the new shield is!! How could they mess Halo up so much?? Original Halo just became even more impressive to me!!
jdgonzo1982 3 ай мурун
Halo 2 sucks in comparison to Halo...the combat is awful...the guns are awful...the enemy "arenas" over and over again are awful...and the shotgun...it's awful!! bad game...too much time put into cinematic cutscenes and fart sniffing...felt like Bungie trying to make a Call of Duty game.
Dragonbird 3 ай мурун
Played it on heroic and still got my ass split in half.
K1NGP1N 3 ай мурун
i mean its easy like super easy even though its the highest difficulty
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