posted by JaredKeplinger (GILLETTE, WY) Nov 21, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
This remastering or remake of the original Halo CE is terrible, at first the game looks great but then it begins to show its massive flaws. The game is jittery, jarring at times and riddled with errors. Co-op is horrendous and should have been done away with rather than being launched. Great concept but the fact remains that 343 put out a BROKEN game to consumers and then didn't fix it, which in itself is a travesty. In a practically 24/7 connected world a fix or patch to this game would not be difficult to push to fix this BROKEN game. But no 343 chose rather to focus on another game AKA Halo 4 instead. Thanks 343 you suck. If I could rate this negatively I would. EFFFFFFF this game.
There really isn't too much to say. It is a great remake of the original game. One really neat feature is being able to see switch between the original game and the HD version while you play.
One of the downsides is that it doesn't have all of the multiplayer maps of the original. It is a good rent, but not likely a buy since you've probably already played this a ton and the multiplayer community is really small.
Halo: Combat Evolved was the first game I ever really got into. As a fan of the Halo series I think 343 Industries did an excellent job recreating one of the best games of all time. The ability to play it in old school or new school mode by just a click of a button is amazing. The game is completely the same with no change in performance or feel. Its not so much a remake as it is just an updated reissue. Old players of the original will still enjoy the ability to "backpack reload," as well as other button mashing/glitchs that made the original so fun. The idea to add skulls and terminals to the story is great. It gives old players that played the original a chance to explore even more into the Halo world and fall in love with this amazing game all over again. Great job 343. My only complaint is WHY NO MULTIPLAYER?? Halo 1 on Xbox Live would be phenomenal.