: The flood spawn things are a lot of fun with a shotgun, as are the flood
: zombies and such, and so nice to have such a big clip in the shotgun! But
: the irony becomes that it takes ages to reload, although we can interrupt
: it, and we can't dual wield it, lol ... not even when Halo 2 brings back
: the very concept of dual wielding, strangely lost to Bungie between '96
: and '01.
I know a lot of people like the Flood, but I don't. They're boring. Space zombies have been beaten to death by all manner of sci-fi, but that's not the main reason I dislike the Flood. If Bungie had made them more interesting to fight, I would actually have liked them - they really did fit very nicely into the plot, but they didn't give them any interesting behaviors. Their AI is essentially a modified version of Marathon's monster AI: follow shortest path to enemy, while shooting incessantly and then meleeing when close enough. That's just boring.
If, alternatively, they had mixed the existing swarming methods with some smarter behavior, similar to that which is performed by the Covenant, I think the Flood would've made for far more interesting opponents. But, alas, it shall never be.