13th March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

During the conversations and comments yesterday I had a thought about a new blog to start, detailing my events in Mass Effect 3, the decisions I make, their outcomes and what I may or may not be missing. I’m designing and writing the groundwork at the moment, but I’ll link to it in a day or two so if you’re playing through the game as well you can join in discussing the events as you see them compared to my characters. I’m definitely interested in hearing about other people’s experiences.

With so many different options throughout the three games there are a number of different ways to experience it, which is becoming more fascinating as events unfold. The decisions I made yesterday are two of the hardest in video games I’ve had to make!

Today’s challenges are:

  1. Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR
  2. A Simple Spree – Earn any spree in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR
  3. Inclement Weather – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with the Thunderstorm Skull on – 3000 cR
  4. Triple Thrill – Earn any 3 Sprees in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2000 cR

Commentary follows after the break…

Light Fare – Kill 100 enemies in any game mode in Reach – 3000 cR

If you want to do this specifically (as you’ll get it just playing for the other challenges) then jump into something on Score Attack, maybe Gruntpocalypse, 2X Score Attack or Fiesta Attack to get it done quickly and rack up the kills.

A Simple Spree – Earn any spree in Firefight Matchmaking – 2000 cR

Sprees cover a lot of options, 5 kills with Shotguns, Sniper Rifle, Plasma Grenade sticks, Swords… and so on. Frankly, 10 kills with anything gets you a spree, so just do that and you’ve got a very easy 2000 credits, perhaps a quick visit to Crashsite/Generator Defence just to do it in a minute or two.

Inclement Weather – Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic or harder with the Thunderstorm Skull on – 3000 cR

I’m giving exactly the same advice as every optional Campaign mission challenge – run Nightfall, get this done in 10 minutes, tops. As a guide to Nightfall speed run I’ve picked this video off Youtube randomly, but there are hundreds like it. In fact we have further options and details on the time we did it in LASO on this Weekly Challenge page and comments. There are other levels you may be more familiar with, but honestly, you can do this in 5-6 minutes with minimal stress.

Triple Thrill – Earn any 3 Sprees in a multiplayer Matchmaking game – 2000 cR

This should apply to any spree, not just kills. So you can get sprees using:

  • Hammer
  • Shotgun
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Plasma Grenade sticks
  • Sword
  • Vehicles (two here – kills in vehicle where you do the killing, and kills as driver with passenger killing)
  • Spartan Laser
  • Assists
  • Some for specific variants of Juggernaut, Invasion and Infection

See the list on Halopedia for everything. What’s easiest to get? Well trying to get 5 kills with a Hammer, Sword or Shotgun nets you two straight away. Through in some Grenade sticks and you’ll be there. Vehicles might be another easy way to do it in Invasion or the new BTB Heavies, team up with someone so you can work on your assist levels too. Grifball of course is a good one if you can get your Hammering eye in and take out a load of guys in a row. And although I’ve not tried it everyone says that Infection is really good if you can Shotgun 5 zombies that’s your three sprees done (shotgun, zombie and killing).

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10 Responses to 13th March – Halo Reach Daily Challenges & Commentary

  1. Locklear66 says:

    Is ME3 a FPS or a RPG

  2. Krandyt says:

    Must say I’m looking forward to the new blog, totally hooked on the mass effect games, think its the only series of games that offer multiple play throughs and I’m actually going to do it, I figured 3 on each game taking different routes and options to get the most out of each game. As far as challenges go not a bad payout for a few easy and quick games then back to ME.

    • André says:

      Good idea! see if I can get all 4 challenges then right back to ME3 storyline.

    • Dan says:

      I’ve played Deus Ex more than a dozen times through and still want to play it again. If you like old school games it’s at the top of the list. To avoid confusion I am referring to Deus Ex 1, not Invisible War or Human Revolution.

      • Locklear66 says:

        Iv played the fIrst level of Deus ex:Human Evolution but that was as far as I made it.It almost bored me to death but I would like to try the first one.

      • Dan says:

        Deus ex requires much more skill than standard shooters. In the first one especially, it’s not a game you can just zoom through. The first time I played it it took me a month to complete, playing every day for hours on end. It gives you the freedom of coice unlike most video games these days; you can play according to your concience, or you can be a jackass to the npcs in game, but there will be reprocussions later on in the game if you act like an ass. Human Revolution is harder because of the damage system and ammo scarcity.

        On top of those points alot of exploration is involved but not necessary, although you will reap rewards for taking your time and exploring every possible area. After 15 or so playthroughs I still find something new. It also offers 4 difficulty settings. Easy, normal, Hard, and Realistic. Let me tell you, having completed it on realistic, if you get shot in the head, you’re dead! The enemies have to aim just as you do, and at the start of the game you’re aim isn’t the greatest. They do as much damage as you do on realistic. Also keep in mind the game came out in 2001 so if you don’t mind dated graphics you’ll do just fine!

  3. xXDeaThxxGoDxX says:

    Not sure if any of you have tried it, however, Kingdoms of Amalur is probably one of the best stories I’ve seen in an RPG lately. The graphics are fairly nice and it has some pretty epic gameplay. I am about halfway through my second play through and haven’t gotten tired of it in the least.

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