Weapon balance in Halo: Combat Evolved6 by
The human weapons in Halo: Combat Evolved were easy to understand. I'm a human, and I know what we use guns for. But the weapons used by the aliens of the Covenant were another matter.
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"The fact that I'm especially interested in certain aspects of games doesn't mean I'm resentful or angry about the other aspects. I accept them, I enjoy them, sometimes I love them."