I take comfort in knowing that I'm not the only person thinking that the XBox Halo 2 (Legendary) is an insanely hard game, considerably harder than any other Halo game (I've played only Halo 1 before on PC, and it was muuuch easier on Legendary). At least if these youtube comments are to be believed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kDHgds_4W4
(some comments claim that is not really Legendary difficulty level, I can't say for sure... some areas do seem have less enemies that I remember encountering, but then it is a bit hard to see all in that fuzzy video.)
In fact many seem to feel this very first level, where I'm still stuck, is possibly the single hardest part in the whole game (which seems to be generally considered the hardest Halo game to date). Apparently later there will be some enemy snipers which can kill you with one hit, that sounds rather unpleasant too...
As one of the commentators put it (something like this): "Halo 2 Legendary was Bungie's way of trolling us gamers.". Sounds about right.
Anyway, I'm still up for the challenge, I haven't given up quite yet especially as the reports indicate it gets easier after that part. In fact, earlier today I was quite close to clearing that area (only three enemy soldiers left, and I still had some plasma grenades; I guess I got lucky or something.)
But then the power failed. Not in the game, but at my home. Ha ha. So much for that game. The power came back after a minute or so.
That reminds me why I like laptops: it didn't care about the power failure at all, it just kept running despite it. If only I had been playing the PC version of Halo 2 on it.
Oh yeah, I'll have to make some advancement in the damn game soon, because my gf comes back home in two days. After that I know I won't be playing much console games on our only TV set, so not much Halo 2 for me anymore either.