Oops.. I didn't associate "halo" with the game.. lol!
I have played halo (for about 10 minutes, which means i don't know a thing about it ). Still, I think i'm right, it doesn't have a massive destruction doomsday machine in it, right?
Actually . . .
Halo Plot Revealed
The Halos (there are several) contain an onboard weapon capable of killing all sentient life in the universe
. It's a failsafe in case "The Flood" contained onboard breaks out. So, it has a little bit of a death ray.
As for the game, I'm not usually a FPS fan -- BUT. I found Halo's environments to be vibrant enough and plot to be interesting enough to warrant the mindless shooting stuff gameplay. For me, the series has been something like an interactive action film -- and as much, I've quite enjoyed it.
It doesn't have the exploration of the metroid series, strategy or cutenes sof pikmin (for you Mouser
) or the equipment upgrade based progression of zelda or castlevania. Halo is straight forward. You run around, kill stuff, get more guns and ammo, maybe have to figure out how to open a door, repeat -- all while watching what I thought to be a really cool plot unfold.
As for console V. PC gaming -- that's an argument that will go on for as long as time. Personally, I don't care for PC gaming as I find console configurations (and my couch!) far more comfortable. PC = tool. Console = toy. I don't like to mix my tools and toys. I can completely see the arguments PC gamers have for their medium of choice as well. Both sides have their merrits. I like analog joysticks and a couch. Works better with Jerry on my lap than the PC anyway.