Why the Halo 3 ODST Story was Amazing


Jaime Vergara, Reporter

Halo 3 ODST felt like a DLC for Halo 3, but it’s a standalone Halo game that originally came out in 2009. Halo 3 ODST was different since you were playing as a regular human instead of the icon Master Chief.

The game takes place on Earth in a futuristic city named Mombasa. You play as a squad of the ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) who drops in during the covenant invasion of Earth. You mostly play as the Rookie while wandering through the city looking for the rest of the squad while also investigating and searching for clues of where your squad went. The Rookie is not as strong or powerful as Master Chief, so you get to experience a normal marine’s perspective as he fights his way through the city.

The game is different since you now have a map and choose where to go, an area will be marked on the map to indicate a clue. When you interact with a clue, a mission starts, and you play the mission as a squad member and see what they did before leaving a clue for the Rookie.

The story is different since you have to piece together what your squad members did and have to use the items they left behind to find them. The gameplay is the same as Halo 3, but you can’t dual-wield and have to find med kits to heal your character; this shows how the Rookie is more vulnerable than Master Chief. Instead of the flashlight, the Rookie uses his helmet visors to see the outline of enemies and to see in the dark.

Halo 3 ODST is a great game to play, and the story is the best part. To play the game, it’s a DLC on the Master Chief Collection or you can find the Xbox 360 Version.