Reviews and Problems with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
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20 March 2015
Summary: To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of not just the original Halo: Combat Evolved, but also the original Xbox hardware, Microsoft and new Halo series developer 343 Industries bring us a remastered version of Halo called Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
Excerpt: [viddler id=1ce3afa6&w=900&h=570] A transcription of the review is below: John-117 returns to relive his first battle against the Covenant in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary , a reimagining of the original smash hit.
Pros: Beautiful HD restoration, Same excellent Halo gameplay we know and love
Cons: Multiplayer taken from Reach, not the original, Driving still SUCKS
Xbox 360 Review - 'Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary'
1 January 2012
Summary: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a remastered version of the original Halo campaign, created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the franchise, featuring a bounty of new features, including cooperative play over Xbox Live, a bundle of multiplayer maps reimagined for Xbox Live, new...
Excerpt: The importance of the original Halo on the original Xbox can’t be overstated, nor can it be denied. While not the very first console-based first-person shooter, it was the one that popularised the idea of this genre on anything other than a computer while the game’s resultant success no doubt played...
Excerpt: After crushing the Covenant and retreating from Reach, it only seems fitting to end up right where we began in Halo Anniversary, a commemorative update of Combat Evolved that brings the series full circle.
Pros: Halo's campaign remains the standard that all other sci-fi shooters are measured against; really nice graphical upgrade and 5.1 surround support; creative weapons and enemy designs; co-op play over Xbox Live; good value at $39.99.
Cons: Multiplayer is little more than a map-pack for Halo: Reach; best multiplayer levels from the original didn't make the cut; Kinect functionality is gimmicky at best; some level designs show the game's true age.