gamers (48%) found this review helpful
This game is 100% worth 60.00, trust me, the multiplayer is great because you can buy stuff, i have played this game since i got it, i feel like a kid all over again! It gives you that warm feeling inside. I give it a 10, perfect!!
gamers (46%) found this review helpful
First off let me say that I'm not a major Halo fan, but I have played every Halo game. I understand that millions of people love this new Halo Reach and although I agree that it is a good overall game, it could have been so much more.
This Halo feels very much like Halo 3. Although you can tell that they put A LOT more effort into the story, the character development still was lacking. The members of your Noble team really just spit out one liners the whole time and for the most part you could care less what happens to them. Why should you? You really don't get a chance to know them all very well. However, the single player campaign is by far the best of all the Halo's.
Sure in this Halo you can unlock armor pieces as you progress in either the Story, Firefight or Online play, but the Armor is purely for looks. So why you might enjoy how your character looks, it adds no strategy to the overall game.
Overall to me it's Halo 3 with improved graphics. Sure there are great add on features such as the Forge and Firefight but the main focus, which is Halo's Online mode... not much has changed other than Jet-packs. While fun at first there isn't much incentive to keep playing. The items you can unlock are worthless other than how your character looks. I really would have preferred being able to modify my weapons, my armor, and have had more "perks" to choose from but that could all be earned.
Instead you are instantly handed all of the Armor Unlock abilities and there is nothing else to unlock but making sure your character looks his best for the game. This is like giving you all of the classes fully unlocked in a game!
Listen I won't deny that Halo doesn't have fun multiplayer and isn't a fun game overall. But I feel they only added very few things to make it really stand out from Halo 3. Just a few new weapons, just a few new maps (Not remakes). For this being the last Halo game, I feel somewhat let down.
gamers (47%) found this review helpful
I find the Halo series to be too repetitive. 90% of what I saw in Halo: Reach I have seen in every other installment of the series. I do love the game play & the cinematics are absolutely beautiful but I have been a faithful Halo player since Halo: Combat Evolved & I simply am getting bored with the "same old same old." Plus I found the ending of the game to be even less epic than previous Halo games including Combat Evolved. The cynicism I hold is that, ten years later, we’re still doing the same thing. Sure it’s got a few bells and whistles and the functions of jetpacks & holograms do add new flavor to the otherwise staple campaign or matchmaking, but I’m still a little let down by it. It’s just Halo & it does what it does best with no reason to distinguish itself. All the things it does like Forgeworld, Theater, customizable Firefight, and the always-stellar matchmaking create such a tightly solid kit it’s impossible to call it a bad game, even when the campaign almost refuses to change for the better. I am just disappointed taking into consideration that this might be the last Halo game made. (I am not confirming that... I just feel it is going to end here.)