@Legend, but the thing with MGS series is that people LIKE the story, I know for a fact I do, some people out there like games that play more like movies, myself included. Halo's story is by no means bad, in fact I wish they had more cut-scenes. Plus it plays exactly how they intended it to be played, there is lots of sneaking, and the story's are extremely well crafted with plot-twists and truly dynamic cinematic experiences.
Smash brothers I can more or less agree with even though I love the series, but thats just the way Nintendo does things :x
Halo at it's core is supposed to be a Sci-Fi shooter, and I've personally played many games that do everything Halo's done but better, yet never garnish a fraction of the hype or praise.
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