Posted on October 11, 2007,

Sessler’s Soapbox: Dear Halo Haters

I’ve always been a fan of Sessler’s Soapbox, since I find them to be very straight to the point, and there’s never any doubt about the X-Play host’s thoughts on a subject. This time around, it’s Halo 3 – or more specifically, all of the people out there that are doing anything and everything they can to bash the game. Sessler makes an excellent point in saying, essentially, Halo 3 is more than the sum of its parts. The graphics might not be the best, there might be bugs, it might not be the longest game, but it doesn’t matter – it’s a fun game, plain and simple.

As a self-professed Halo fanboy, I actually clapped after hearing Sessler’s parting words. (Hey, there’s no one around. …don’t patronize me!) So, whether or not you like Halo, give the above video and watch and see what you have to say then.

Oh, and if bleeped-out expletives offend you, you’d be well advised to skip the ending.

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18 Comments on Sessler’s Soapbox: Dear Halo Haters


On October 11, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Did he actually say that Bungie getting an FPS to work so succesfully on a console was ‘revolutionary’?

Not a big Goldeneye fan then.


On October 11, 2007 at 6:06 pm

Yay for Sessler!


On October 11, 2007 at 6:20 pm

lol…i dont think he realizes that alot of folks who hate Halo….are really hating the game…
they hate Bungie for selling out to M$ and then that partnership ignores the PC market except to dole out a scrao now and again in the form of a piss-poor xbox port.

maybe now that Bungie has shed the shackles of M$ they might bring something worthy of the Halo name to the PC.


On October 11, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Halo may be good on xbox but dont even try it on PC. Its a average fps, multiplayer is medicore and the single player is nothing special. Also Halos level design etc etc isnt even that good….xbox or pc..


On October 11, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Since when do people care what sessler has to say about anything?


On October 11, 2007 at 7:11 pm

Halo 3 was the worst over hyped game ever in the history of gaming consoles. Good for a rental but not a purchase.


On October 11, 2007 at 7:56 pm

I was caught clapping at the ending by my wife. She doesn’t get Halo either. I do enjoy the multiplayer of Halo 3 to no end though, and am sure I’ll be playing it even longer with my online friends than we did with Halo 2.


On October 11, 2007 at 7:57 pm

And I don’t think anyone has stated any better what the hater’s can do than what Adam had to say at the end. :mrgreen:


On October 11, 2007 at 10:19 pm


ya wanna see an actual interesting, funny review of Halo 3?

zero punctuation:


On October 11, 2007 at 10:29 pm

X-play is a great example of what the general public views the hardcore gamer as. Back when TechTV ran the show it was a fun, informitave show about our hobby. Now days, its about as much fun as being lobotomized. On top of which, people like Adam standing as a representative of the gaming community does nothing but perpetuate the stereotype of the lame, geeky, out of touch gamer living in his parents basement.

used cisco

On October 11, 2007 at 11:57 pm

I don’t think the problem is that Halo 3 is a bad game. Its not. The problem is that while good, its so much less than they made it out to be. Halo does not achieve the same greatness on 360 that the original did on the first xbox. Maybe its unfair to expect it to. But people who snapped out of the hype machine and realized that the game didn’t deliver for this gen whats its predecessors did for the last gen, are not necessarily haters. I think that after having played the game, we just decided to put the kool-aide down.


On October 12, 2007 at 12:13 am

well what if the haters are chicks?

and the haters don’t hate it because its a bad game, cus its not. they hate it because of the hype (my guess at lesat). halo is like an STi yea its fun to drive but it sure as hell isn’t the best car out there or the fastest, so don’t hype it like ferarri is launching an econo car with 500bhp that gets 40mpg. not sure if that makes sense, it made more sense in my head :D


On October 12, 2007 at 10:33 am

Sessler has a point!

kim morin

On October 12, 2007 at 11:34 am

what the hell are you talking about.this is best halo ever.better game play,better maps and alot more depth than both other games combind.

used cisco

On October 12, 2007 at 7:59 pm

Actually, STIs are pretty fricken awesome. Sorry, they are.


On October 12, 2007 at 8:31 pm

“Actually, STIs are pretty fricken awesome. Sorry, they are.”

Sexually Transmitted Infections? :shock:

used cisco

On October 13, 2007 at 9:37 am

Get your mind out of the gutter Norbit!


On April 24, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Call Of Duty is more worth my time than Halo 3.