Halo 3 is a Decade Old
On September 25, 2007 Bungie bestowed their greatest achievement upon the world.
It's hard to think that Halo 3 is already ten years old. Aside from the game just being a sheer masterpiece (fact, not opinion) it is also extremely representative of a bygone era.
Halo 3 is one of the last games associated with an older play style of game. Link up to four Xbox 360s together for a LAN-party, wait outside GameStop until midnight to pick up your game, beat a campaign with a buddy on the couch. There were games like this is the years that followed Halo 3, but none perhaps as revered in the gaming community. We just don't get games like this anymore.
Sure, modern Halo games still pack the same amount of great content, but audiences don't gravitate to those games as much anymore. In a world where people want to hide behind their computer screen from a desk, we see a less locally connected gaming community. Of course gaming is bigger than it has ever been, but something about all nighters at a friends house, playing Xbox 360 and drinking Mountain Dew Game Fuel is lost in today's world. Now, we simply download games from the comfort of our homes and connect with people almost exclusively via internet connectivity. And if you're anything like the majority of people, you aren't playing hearty games like Halo 3, you're playing free-to-play multiplayer only, spend your money on skins, eSport games. Nothing wrong with that, but man have the times changed.
Halo 3 is a special game for more than just that though. It's campaign was extraordinary, and closed out the epic trilogy nicely. The multiplayer was better than ever before, and seeing Halo in HD was stunning.
Thanks Bungie for creating one of the greatest pieces of entertainment the world has ever known.