Feb 27 2015 - 9:33 pm

Twitch is now Playing Halo, and it's going about as well as you'd expect

It’s always fun to watch the Twitch community try to cooperatively play like Pokémon
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It’s always fun to watch the Twitch community try to cooperatively play like Pokémon. But what about Halo?

That’s right, the Twitch Plays Pokémon crazy has translated over to 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved.

It’s an odd choice. Pokémon made sense. It was a 2D RPG in which falling off cliffs or being killed by a Goomba was impossible. Halo, on the other hand, is 3D. It has moving enemies. Aiming and shooting is difficult when you have over a thousand people entering inputs to try and progress the game. Granted, it wasn’t the insanity that Twitch Plays Pokémon was, in which hundreds of thousands of users were entering in inputs simultaneously.

Users can move about by typing in ‘a’, ‘s’, ‘d’, or ‘w’ to move left, down, right, and up. Moving the reticle requires users to type in ‘up’, ‘down’, ‘left’, or ‘right’. It’s understandable why progress is so slow.

If Twitch is able to beat Halo, we’ll most definitely give everyone an update.

H/T Polygon | Photo via Joshua Ezzell/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)