Conclusion: All this is fairly minor and sporadic. The same can’t be said for the narrative—a boring, banal sci-fi mishmash that continues the trend of strained video game storytelling. The game pauses for a lot of cutscenes to attempt meaning for all this merciless destruction, but really the biggest...
Excerpt: Making the transition from card to video game isn’t something I normally like to do. I prefer sitting down with one of my friends (or some punk kid) and talking trash after I pull off a spectacular upset. I just prefer the over all feel and atmosphere a card game creates.
Excerpt: The best game on its system. The best of its kind. The best this era. The Best Game Ever. While the sound bites rolled on, once the dust had settled on the hype train of the original Halo, we were undoubtedly left with a title that changed perception for genre and generation.
Summary: Halo 2 is one of the few examples of when the hype does a game justice. If you have fifty bucks to spare, you must run out and buy Halo 2. If you have five more, hurry up and nab the special edition while it lasts.
Excerpt: Let me start by saying this – I own the original Halo – since it was bundled in with one of the Xboxes we use for reviewing – but have never had a chance to play it. With the “to be reviewed” stack generally piled at four or five games high, the addictiveness of the likes of Pro Evolution Soccer 4...
Excerpt: After the destruction of the covenants religious artefact, known as Halo, the cybernetic hero Spartan 117, aka The Master Chief must once again put his life on the line to save the earth. The destruction of Halo only enraged the covenant and finally they have reached their ultimate goal.
Summary: After a seemingly endless wait, the highly
anticipated Halo 2 has finally arrived on the Xbox. As the sequel to what many
consider the best console FPS of all time, Halo 2 has a lot to live up to.