When it comes to any skill set, let’s face it – we’re never as good as we think we are.
Let me rephrase, before I sell everyone else short: when it comes to any skill set, I’m never as good as I think I am. 🙂
I’ve played through the Halo games with varying consistency for the past ten years – with Reach being my most constantly playing title to date – so when someone asks me if I’m any good my response is, “I’m okay.”
(Actually my first response is tear-inducing laughter, but let’s keep this moving…)
The “okay” I refer to is how good I am is compared only to my own career – I’m nothing if you stack me up against other Spartans, but when I look at my overall CSV I have improved.
It was this sense of improvement that brought me to the “Firefight: Crater” achievement on Halo 3: ODST earlier this month on 4/7/2012. (For those of you who have read about recent other events, this was the same weekend.)
If I was ever going to get this achievement, this would be the best way. A free evening ahead of me, co-op action with one of the best gamers I know (ISnake86I if you need him) and the skills to see it through. Sure 200,000 points is a big goal – but between the two of us we should be able to get it.
Set on Heroic to get the point count up, Crater took that hope and crushed it with the force of a Chieftain-wielded gravity hammer.
Granted, it was our first time playing the ODST version of Firefight in quite a while, but roughly thirty minutes was about as far as we made it on both attempts.
Yes it was fun – the teamwork was great, Hunters in the “safe” spawn areas and providing support with the turret while Snake took out fools with the hammer were all high points – but make no mistake: the Covenant got the last laugh on this one.
So now what? Do I hang up my MS6 and give up on the Firefight achievements? Definitely not – but if it’s going to happen I think it will have to be through 4-player co-op.
If anyone’s interested (or found out how to get the achievement solo/two-player), please let me know!
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