Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Series Reaches Its End

After ten years, one of the most well known video game series has come to an end. The Halo series, which started back in 2000, has gathered many followers and has grown immensely in popularity. Halo Reach marks the end to the saga that revolutionized first person shooters, and the game industry as a whole. Making a full circle, Halo Reach ends the series by starting off before it actually begins. Reach is a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved, making an easy transition to anyone wishing to start the series now. Reach provides players with an unprecedented amount of customizability, allowing it to live on past the time when Bungie, the creators of the Halo series, will be producing for it. Eventually, it will be the players who produce for Reach's multiplayer, and Bungie will only be selecting the maps to put into the playlists. In addition to an amazing amount of customization, there is also three different ways to play online. You can play with your friends in campaign with up to four players. Then there is the online, which the Halo series is known for. And finally, there is Firefight, a fan favorite from Halo 3:ODST which has been revamped for Reach's standards. Each of these modes allows you to earn credits, which in turn can be used to unlock armor pieces to customize the player's look. As you can see, there is no wrong way to go about playing Reach. I don't want to mention anything about the campaign, as I don't wish to ruin anything for you, but I can say it won't disappoint Halo fans. Bungie has done a fantastic job with the franchise, and although they won't be making Halo anymore, their future games are sure to be good! If you would like me to write a review of this game, please leave a comment saying so. I am off to kick some Covenant butt!


1 comment:

  1. Please write a review of your experience with the new game