I am a big fan of the Halo series on the Xbox console and have been since Halo Combat Evolved which first appeared on the Xbox and PC. My favourite aspect of these games has always been the online multiplayer side where you can compete with other gamers online in ranked or social playlists.
Halo can be a very competitive game and I sometimes feel that people take it a little too seriously. I have found in the past that my best play comes when I am just enjoying the game for what it is and not trying to hard or thinking negatively about the people who I’m playing with. I wasn’t always like this and would sometimes make myself annoyed with the game which would eventually lead to me turning the Xbox off in frustration.
My change of approach to this game came when I started watching Halo Montages on YouTube and the Halo 3 Forum. I could see straight away that the best montages where by people that simply enjoyed the game and weren’t trying too hard. Watching these montages was a revelation to me and I could see them having an impact on the way I play the game almost immediately.
The main reason I enjoy watching Halo montages are for entertainment, strategy hints and tips. Below you will find my top five montages of the month.
Kampy :: Apex – A Halo 3 Montage – AMAZING Gameplay – A MUST SEE!!!
Full length review of this montage: http://gear61sblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/apex-review.html
This is a Halo 3 montage from Kampy, entitled, “Apex,” and it contains some of the BEST gameplay I have EVER seen. At least one clip in this montage will make your jaw drop, I promise you. And unlike most of his montages, there is a hefty amount of MLG gameplay so everyone’s happy. What’s really awesome about this montage is that every time you think the clip is going to end, he just gets another kill. The editing in this montage is also great. It’s quite simple, but you can tell he put a considerable amount of effort into it. Simply put, it gets the job done, allowing you to focus on important stuff, the gameplay. In my opinion, this montage is at least as good as his 4th, if not better. Anyways, enjoy!
Chimp – Halo: Reach Montage 1
This is Chimp’s 1st Halo: Reach montage, edited by Klima. The gameplay is really sick, showcasing tons of nice sniper multikills, a lot of which have no scopes. Look out for the nice killtrocity on Boardwalk and 2v2 overkill on Asylum. The editing is great as well, flowing very well with the soundtrack. The syncing is well done, the effects are just clean overall, and the editing never takes away from the footage. Even though the video jumps through music selections a bit too often, the soundtrack is unique and I did like it. This is one of the better Reach montages to have come out recently so I hope you enjoy it.
Dutchy :: Final Halo 3 Montage – AMAZING Gameplay!
This is Dutchy’s final Halo 3 montage, edited by himself. If Dutchy was trying to go out with a bang, he certainly accomplished that with this video. I just found everything in this montage to be fantastic. The soundtrack is very relaxed, and the editing flows incredibly well with it. The syncing is fantastic, and the couple angles here and there are very well done. And of course, with Dutchy being Dutchy, the gameplay is sick nasty. The montage starts off with a ridiculous no scope killtrocity in a game of MLG Team Slayer on Narrows and goes on to showcase several more incredible clips such as an overkill snipe on the guy going mancannon, a ricochet overkill extermination, and a play on Guardian in which he grenades himself to get the higher ground, netting a killtacular shortly afterwards. Similar to Kampy’s Apex, this montage perfectly pulls off the classic laid back editing with mind-blowing gameplay formula. Enjoy!
Origins – An INCREDIBLE Halo 3 Trick Jumping Montage
This is a Halo 3 trick jumping montage from the trick jumping clan, “Project Air,” entitled, “Origins,” edited by MasteroMexico and featuring an introduction and credits from Joshington. Nothing’s perfect, but this video comes pretty damn close. The jumps are flat out ridiculous, and I was just shocked at how much of the material was original even though trick jumping has been around for quite a long time and dozens of sick trick jumping montages have been made. There are at least 5 jumps in here that will make you say, “How in the world did they think up of that?” The editing is also fantastic. Of course, it accomplishes the task of syncing a couple things here and there and having great, smoothly done angles to showcase the jumps in a clear manner, but it goes far beyond that. I really liked the simply yet very unique intro, and the credits are among some of the best credits I have ever seen in a Halo video (if you’re a Mirror’s Edge fan like me, you will definitely love them). To top it all off, I loved the soundtrack as well. It was relaxing, unique, and just very melodic in general. All in all, this video simply does everything right, and I really hope you enjoy it. So… enjoy!
| Phalanx | – We Built This City – Amazing Halo 2 Montage
This is |Phalanx | ‘s 5th Montage, titled We Built This City, based on the song playing. It features amazing gameplay, as do all the videos I take time to upload here. Like his other videos, tremendous editing, snipes, amazing sticks, many multikills, battle rifle ownage, etc. Also, in the very end, it shows a Kilimanjaro! Great footage that I hope you enjoy!