The spirit of the spirits
Good thing that you had a friend to play with, it can really make certain games feel different. I still remember that I enjoyed Mercenaries 2 demo with friend once, just because it was open world game and you could mess up the city for some time.Yeah the one I played was the 2010 version, and I only played it sharing with the guy renting a room in my house at the time. Usually, games games with him was extremely fun too. He hated Halo as well so don't feel bad about that.
He had Gears of War, the only time I played that game was with him and I couldn't stand it. I think wrote a post on here, but it was probably the characters that did it for me.
I liked Uncharted 3 story a lot and characters were entertaining, but the actual gunplay was pretty bad and not worth going through again.
Well, I obviously already named the "worst" game, but I'd probably add that I didn't enjoy Far Cry 2 much but I didn't play it much either.
For what it's worth, I enjoyed GTA V when I first did the main story but I haven't touched the game at all besides just seeing it run on my old desktop. It was more important at the time because everybody I knew was using slang directly influenced by that game. Now it is feels like crude humor at this point.
That friend had acquaintance, who claimed he had Xbox 360. When I came to his flat, it was obvious that he had the old original Xbox. I told him that it wasn't 360 and he actually couldn't believe me. Apparently the friend I played some games with played some Halo CE and he said that it bland and forgettable game. So I know that games like Halo definitely aren't universally liked. To be honest, I don't even know why Halo games are attractive to some people, especially on a console. ODST was probably the worst received game in the series too. Mostly because Bungie wanted to quit Microsoft and they had an agreement, that they must make two games in short time. That's why ODST was even a thing. It was a rushed project which wasn't a disaster, but it wasn't living up to standards that Halo series seemingly always had. Some reviewers also said that it was just a stopgap product until they release Reach. Also some said that it was more like DLC rather than a full Halo game. So it wasn't a great Halo game even back then.
And since you mentioned PS3 game, I want to tell you that I recently got a PS3 just so I could try out Gran Turismo 6. It was an awful thing to do, because I knew that PS3 kinda lacks anything else, that I would want to play and seller of it scammed me a bit. I got broken PS3. Anyway, I was recently trying to come up with a list of games that I think I could enjoy and whose are PS3 exclusives (there are exceptions to this rule). Here's the list:
wipeout hd (fury)
little big planet
the ico and shadow of collosus collection
ratchet and clank (tools of destruction) (collection)
ridge racer 7
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F
Toro to Morimori
What do you think about those games?