Summary: I'll come right out and say it. Halo: Reach is easily the best Halo game yet. From the campaign to the multiplayer to the forge to Firefight, everything in Halo: Reach is uniformly polished and excellent. The gameplay is sharp and precise. The presentation is stunning.
Conclusion: This was with us knowing that the fate of Reach was that of a hopeless one, but watching the Spartans and human society struggle and fight for every inch of land made the experience that much more satisfying. Halo Reach's experience is an accumulation of Bungie's hard work on the series.
Excerpt: Halo: The Fall of Reach Written by Eric Nylund Books written about videogames are odd prospects. Fiction expanding on published properties has existed for years, but it's been mostly limited to feverish fantasies written by fans in dark corners of the Internet, usually involving bizarre and...
Excerpt: The final chapter of a good book is often sad and rewarding at the same time - even more so when the book is the last in a franchise of great books. That is the feeling of millions of gamers worldwide as Bungie wraps up its tenure as the gatekeeper of Halo.
Excerpt: When Microsoft announced that they were re-releasing an updated version of the original Halo game, it was hard for Halo fans not to be excited. However, the game seems to be more of a cash-grab from Microsoft in a season when their flagship franchise is without a major iteration.
Conclusion: Ultimately, this is something you're going to have to experience for yourself. Bungie couldn't have given their last Halo game better treatment, and a part of us kind of hopes that Microsoft will just leave the core franchise alone, at least for a while.
Summary: Ready your pitchforks and torches, for I am no “Halo fanboy.” Truth be told, when the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” hit the X-Box what feels like ages ago, I played it and barely managed to reach the end.
Excerpt: I expected Halo Reach to be the best Halo game yet. And it is. But it has a few shortcomings. The game starts before the invasion and eventual destruction of the planet Reach, the United Nation Space Council's military stronghold and on the doorstep to Earth.