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Old 11-21-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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How hard is Legendary?

Me and a friend were planning to do a playthrough on Legendary, but I was just wondering how hard it is before we went out and got it. We breezed through ODST together but had trouble with Reach. So how does it compare to them?
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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Legendary is a challenge, but I remember plowing through it solo way back in the ol' days. The skulls make things A LOT easier. Load up Pillar of Autumn with Grunt Funeral, Birthday Party, Bandana and Boom: one headshot to a Grunt in the middle of a group will clear a room pretty quick - and it is so much fun.
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Not very hard in the least with multiple people. A bit harder than Reach, but overall not that bad. Playing solo might be a bit of a challenge though.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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Its hard unless you put on grunt funeral bandanna and boom. If you do that it makes it a cakewalk
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:49 PM   #5
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Easiest Legendary ever, IF you do this:
  • Co-op with another person OR split-screen with another profile.
  • Bandanna, Grunt Funeral, and Boom skulls ON.
  • Make one controller sit back for respawns when you die.
These three things makes it incredibly easy. Did it all using this method.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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Wasn't Grunt Funeral the pre-order bonus? Is there another way to get it, if so? Also, will it work if only one of us have the skull?
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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Wasn't Grunt Funeral the pre-order bonus? Is there another way to get it, if so? Also, will it work if only one of us have the skull?
Halo Nation website sites Halo Waypoint website in stating the following: "This skull will only be available to those who pre-order the game." Here is the url: http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Halo:_Com...versary_skulls.

Yes, you must have pre-ordered CEA to get this skull.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 PM   #8
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in co op its easier than reach cos in reach enemy AI scales with number of players in solo its harder than reach but bandana and grunt funeral skulls (if u have it) + boom on open levels helps alot.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #9
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Most people can't beat this game without skulls...which is sad because it's not that hard at all. I beat game on single play in one sitting, then I got skulls, my achievement order can tell you the truth about this lol I can help you co-op any level in under 1 hour without grunt F skull GT - Lucky Irish man
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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if you had already played the original Halo CE then i think the legendary is a breeze on solo. make sure to use Boom and Bandana skulls. in the initial levels, use needler and the pistol. later levels with the flood, you are better off with shotgun and rocket launcher.

also play it on heroic or normal and remember the small tricks and you are good to go.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #11
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if you had already played the original Halo CE then i think the legendary is a breeze on solo. make sure to use Boom and Bandana skulls. in the initial levels, use needler and the pistol. later levels with the flood, you are better off with shotgun and rocket launcher.

also play it on heroic or normal and remember the small tricks and you are good to go.
The shotgun is a must with the Flood but you have to be really careful with the rocket launcher if you have Boom on. All the grenades that the Flood drop set off some crazy chain reactions if you use rockets. It's bad enough without Boom on, it's a nightmare with it on.

I recently finished Heroic and the Flood never once killed me, it was always the grenade chain reactions.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #12
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I recommend NOT activate boom skull
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #13
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Sorry if I sound like a noob here but does activating any of the skulls disable your achievements?
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #14
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Sorry if I sound like a noob here but does activating any of the skulls disable your achievements?
Nope. The skulls do not affect achievements!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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With Bandana and Boom/Grunt Funeral? This Campaign on Legendary is piss
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #16
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Nope. The skulls do not affect achievements!!
Nope but keep BOOM OFF. You're much more likely to survive in close quarters this way. Unless you're a hardcore nut like me!

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Old 01-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #17
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Legendary can be a challenge but with your friend along, it should not be too difficult.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #18
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Legendary can be a challenge but with your friend along, it should not be too difficult.
Agreed. This was tough in solo but pretty with a friend and skulls.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #19
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Almost done on legendary with skulls and a co-op partner, so far not that hard but on solo it would be a pain in the ass.
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If attempting Solo Campaign on Legendary...

Basically use the tips provided earlier in this thread if you want to make it as easy as possible. I will add one thing: The Library on legendary regardless of co-op or solo is ridiculous. Checkpoints are good breathing spaces throughout the levels, but just be careful where your grenades are landing. I got grenade happy on several occasions thanks to infinite ammo and it ended up blowing my grenades back towards me and I did not notice until it was too late. Again, just basically follow the great tips provided above and just stick it out one checkpoint at a time. Solo can be challenging, but you will find it is doable with patience and time.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:38 PM   #21
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I just completed it on legendary and to go back to my previous post you defo need a co-op partner to make this so much easier. I played the last 3 levels on heroic previously and they took a hell of a lot longer on my own than with some one on legendary so find some one to play with or be prepared for a long haul of frustrating difficulty peaks.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #22
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Skulls make it pretty easy. I wouldn't use them though as it takes a lot of fun out of legendary. If you're new to halo and just don't have the skill then you should use them. No point in pulling your hair out just for this one achievement. Honestly I've been playing Halo since 2004 and reach was my first legendary completion. What makes Halo: CE hard on legendary is the lack of checkpoints during some parts. On reach you could kill 2 - 3 enemies. Run back to a check point. Kill 2-3 more and repeat. So yeah, TAKE your time and use the skulls if you have to. And of course try having fun with it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #23
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I did this With Bandana and Boom Skulls on, Just stay back and use grenades all the time. I got 100% on this game, so everybody can do it.

The worse part for me was "Never tell me de odds", that was my last achievement and took me 5 days and 12 hours to finally unlocking it.

The trick is never giving up.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #24
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I did this With Bandana and Boom Skulls on, Just stay back and use grenades all the time. I got 100% on this game, so everybody can do it.

The worse part for me was "Never tell me de odds", that was my last achievement and took me 5 days and 12 hours to finally unlocking it.

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Yes Same method that I used. Although for me, The Library, level was the most annoying and time consuming. Kept getting bombarded by flood and kept getting killed a lot.
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I found the game hard first time legendary no skulls. I'm just happy I played second time through with the Grunt Funeral and Bandanna skulls on.
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without the bandana and boom skull, I'd say its tough. but with them it's a piece of cake.
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reach was much harder than halo cea
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Reach Legendary solo was probably the hardest game I've played to date (Including all COD Veteran Campaigns), but CEA is ridiculously hard.
COD was simply CHEAP on Veteran. Re-spawning enemies, quick shot kills and unlimited grenades lobbed at you was simply cheap and irritating. Good thing MP was so damn superior because I hate their campaigns on Veteran. Just cheap to me.

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I know this isn't a bitching thread but CEA Legendary Solo is harder than Reach. I finished Reach Legendary Solo in 5 days. I started CEA Legendary solo on January 23rd with no end in sight.
You will have to learn the way to engage the enemies. But I agree, Halo 1 on Legendary is the hardest of them all (save Sniper Jackals from Halo 2).
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MixMaker1, I just noticed you rocked the games in your sig. I really would like to commend you for your completion of all the Halo games. I am almost there and I can see how hard you worked for that. Congrats and I hope Halo 4 works for you just as these did. See you on the battlefield.
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MixMaker1, I just noticed you rocked the games in your sig. I really would like to commend you for your completion of all the Halo games. I am almost there and I can see how hard you worked for that. Congrats and I hope Halo 4 works for you just as these did. See you on the battlefield.
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