Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del
If you allow me a new assertion, I'd say that Halo perfected the characteristics found on modern shooters and successfully transported them to a new generation.
Right on, Ctrl. Halo is the best of what is good in shooters. Same can be said of WoW to mmos.
I love shooters and rpgs. Combine the two and you get Mass Effect, which was awesome. But that doesn't always work for some reason. One of the worst games I ever played was the Godfather for pc. It's a relatively recent title from EA games, and in theory should have been great. Put GTA and its do anything at any time free-roam rp mentality and put in a great setting with plently of action gameplay and you'd think I'd love it. I paid full price for that game, played it for about a half hour and was truly bored to tears. I just could not get into this game. Least favorite, by far. It was such a let-down.