Halo 3: ODST‘s out, and the consensus so far is that the pudding’s chock-full of proof. And space marines. Space marines in hideously awesome single-seater orbital insertion pods, raining down all over the Covenant-riddled burg of New Mombasa like droplets from God’s Almighty wang.
The “crash-landing into a fight” sequence is pretty well-worn rope. ODST‘s appearance is a good excuse to revisit some timeless examples. Videos after the cut.
1. Medal of Honor: Frontlines (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)
Storming Normandy’s virtual beaches under heavy pillarbox fire and Luftwaffe bombardment has to be among last generation’s most memorable tutorial levels.
2. Killzone 2 (PS3)
Lord only knows why you’d send men into battle atop an unarmed dropship with only a handrail between them and thin air, but the results were rather exhilarating.