It pains me to do it, but I’m putting Halo 2 up on a shelf for a while. My gameplay the last several weeks has been nothing short of frustrating, and I’m afraid that I’m just not having fun with it right now. I don’t really know what happened, why my head isn’t in the game these days, why I can’t seem to do even the most rudimentary things without it resulting in my dying. A lot. But I can’t, and I’m not, so Master Chief is going to have to wait on me for at least a couple of weeks while I try to cool off, calm down, and remember why it is I love this game. Maybe a hiatus will do me good.
I don’t plan to give up my Friday nights on Live with the guys; I just think we’ll have to play something else for a week or two – _Splinter Cell_ or _Rainbow Six 3_ or something else. There _are_ other games out there – I just tend to ignore them in favor of Halo 2.
I won’t completely be on a Halo 2 dry spell – there are a couple of events coming up in which I’ll be participating. But I’m hoping that I’ll play better and enjoy it more if I _don’t_ play Halo on my regular Friday evenings.
We’ll see how things go. Halo 2 is still my favorite game for the Xbox, probably always will be. I just need some space for a while.