That phrasing really isn’t appropriate. A more suiting question might be, why isn’t halo 3 so good? Halo 3 offers a stunning campaign with refreshing storytelling and a competitive yet ludicrously fun multiplayer element. That is what I salivate over when it comes to first-person shooters, and I think I speak for a large portion of the gaming community too.
My experience with Halo 3 is an uncommon one. I played the game when it was first popular like many, but not enough to allow myself to understand why it is so loved. However last year the game became available on Xbox Live’s “Games With Gold” and was free to download. Of course I jumped at the chance to replay the classic shooter. And within a week I had finished the campaign on the hardest difficulty. I dived into the Halo universe head first and I am so glad I did. I finally got to see why Master Chief is such a popular character, for his unfailing endurance and a healthy amounts of luck make Master Chief very easy to root for. The campaign was an epic finish to a lovingly constructed trilogy that blew me away from the first combat scenario to the adrenaline fuelled final driving mission.
However, you need not simply take my word for it. Did Halo 3 deliver for other gamers when it first arrived? Well… A score of 9.5 on IGN.com and a 94 on Metacritic do all of the talking. The third Halo game is acclaimed to be the best game of the Xbox 360 generation, and I could certainly get on board with that.