I went to visit my brother in Colorado over the weekend, and he had a copy of Halo 2 with an X-Box Live subscription. I didn’t get to play it, but I watched him quite a bit.
X-Box Live is hailed as the big thing that propels Halo 2 into gaming infamy. However, in watching my brother play, I was struck by how much it looked like a similar, older game: Tribes. It was perhaps more graphically advanced than Tribes, but it didn’t look much better than Tribes 2.
Gameplay dynamics seemed pretty much the same. My brother was amazed at the idea of playing people from around the world in a giant game of capture the flag, but I just couldn’t kick the thought that I had seen this all before.
Is there anyone who has played both Halo 2 and Tribes 2 that can comment on how similar they are or which is better? Is Halo 2 that good, or is it just Tribes 2 for the console-playing masses? (The flame doors have just swung open…)