My greatest Halo accomplishment…
A Monument to All Your Sins Completed every mission in Halo: Reach alone, on Legendary Gamerscore = 150 Acquired on 29/12/2010
I almost cannot believe that I got this done. Never before had I even attempted a solo Legendary run in any previous Halo game. But Bungie went and dangled that 150 Gamerscore achievement in my face, so I knew (or rather dreaded) that I would have to attempt to complete Halo: Reach…on Legendary…alone.
I will admit I was a little stressed to begin this quest. I am not a fan of being repeatedly beat-down and having to do sections over and over, but my Halo skills have really improved over the last two years, so if I was not training for this moment then what was I doing?
The final results were that it actually was not too bad. Most levels took me on average an hour with only a handful of firefights giving me fits. The Elites, especially the high-end ones were very difficult, and the fight where I was faced with multiples almost broke me. The final level, The Pillar of Autumn, nearly pushed me over the edge. But 168 minutes later (nearly 3 hours) I finally was able to reach the mountain top and look down on all I had accomplished.
For my efforts I pulled in a tidy 300 Gamerscore and an Armour unlock from Halo Waypoint, so the effort was not without its reward. Halo on Legendary truly is a punishing experience, but it is doable, and it does give you as much of a sense of accomplishment as a video game can offer. Next time I do Legendary campaign, I am bringing some friends for the ride!