Saturday, August 11, 2007

VIDEO GAMES: Halo 3 is Ready to Burn

Bungie has finally decided to provide fans with the weapon they've been begging for; the flamethrower.

The flamethrower was initially supposed to be a prime weapon in Halo: Combat Evolved. It didn't make the final cut.

Halo 2 rolled around and, once again, the flamethrower was rumoured to make an appearance. It was cut once again.

Now, after over eight years since the first glimpse of the portable fire-starter was seen by fans worldwide, it finally appears as if it will make the final build of Halo 3.

I never really jumped on the flamethrower craze. While it seems like a cool weapon, I'm a much bigger fan of guns that kill my opponents immediately (see shotgun) instead of slowly chipping away at their health as they burn to death. I'm sure it'll be a visual treat and work well for specific situations but I haven't been won over quite yet.

It also has to be mentioned that the flamethrower will be a "turret" weapon similar to the missile pod and the stationary turret. This means that whenever wielding the weapon your spartan will move slower and you'll view the action from a third-person viewpoint.

Check out the image above to see how the flamethrower would have looked in Halo: Combat Evolved and right-click HERE to download a 360 degree view of the weapon as it will be seen in Halo 3.

What do you guys think of the flamethrower finally making an appearance in the Halo universe? Post a comment and let me know.


 Subscribe in a reader