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The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - Halo 3: ODST

Jack Gardner



Halo 3: ODST broke from what was expected of a game in the Halo franchise and from what many expect of first-person shooters. It shifted the focus, if only for a moment, away from super powered Spartan soldiers and focused instead on the struggles of the normal people caught up in the aftermath of galaxy-altering events. Players experienced the story from multiple angles and perspectives while unraveling the game's central mystery. Daniel Jones lays out why you should certainly consider giving this Halo title a chance. 


With schedules being what they are, sometimes coordinating a full episode of The Best Games Period can be difficult. When we can't have a proper discussion, we will be breaking off to do these shorter mini-casts, Honorable Mentions, to talk about fringe games that we might not otherwise be able to talk about on a full episode.



Outro music: Halo: Combat Evolved 'Fall From Above (You Can't Stop)' by Arkimedes (


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ODST happens to be my favorite Halo in terms of storytelling. Moody, accessible and vulnerable, the soldiers you play tell a more interesting and poignant tale of mortality and sacrifice. 


I know this is an unpopular opinion, but to me it was the last enjoyable Halo title. 

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