Excerpt: Put your armour on, load up your weapon, and get ready for a 10-12hr blast of adrenaline. Halo: Combat evolved is a fast paced, intense battle based first person shooter that will keep you on your toes at all times.
Summary: Kudos to the programming brain trust over at Westlake Interactive for pouring their hearts and souls into this title. Not only is the port rock-solid, but their work on bringing pixel and vertex shading, as well as the proprietary Windows APIs used for the user interface and networking code, was...
Excerpt: Halo is a great game on a system lacking many truly remarkable games. As the years go by, games innovate less and less and many hardcore gamers would be quick to tell you it is a sign that the Golden Age is over and that all “killer aps” have already been released.
Excerpt: > Halo is one of the marquee launch titles for Microsoft Xbox. As the first game I owned for the Xbox, I would have to say it's the best I've seen. For Microsoft's first game console this is the kind of game that will sell systems and let the Xbox have a place in console history.
Conclusion: Halo should be given away with the console (and frequently is), and is a true 'system seller', or 'killer app' - Proof positive of the texture handling & polygon pushing capabilities of the Xbox, and also that maybe MS do know what they're doing in the games biz - Even with the likes of Half Life 2,...
Pros: Great story., Superb graphics and animation., Perfectly balanced gameplay with 4 difficulty settings., The best multiplayer options on a console.
Cons: It ends., Halo 2 isn't out for ages., It makes all other Xbox FPS look poor., No Xbox Live play., There's so much going on sometimes that the frame rate drops.