Halo Reach

Halo reach box art

Halo Reach- The final entry in the Halo franchise by Bungie. Do they send off this popular franchise to great heights? or crashing into the ground? Bungie does a brilliant job with Halo Reach and makes possibly the best since the original game.

The campaign in the game was fun, exciting and a blast to play. Great new weapons, armor power ups and flying vehicle combat help the game feel fresh and different from other entries. The graphics are upgraded from previous entries like ODST and Halo 3 and looks gorgeous. It’s one of the best looking Xbox 360 games. With new varieties in the game play it helps differentiate itself from it’s previous entries creating a similar but fresh experience. Not to mention the story is different from the other as it follows The Noble team and their final moments in defending their homeland Reach as it falls to the power of the Covenant.

I do have some gripes. All of the characters are way too underdeveloped and we never get a chance to know who any of the Noble team really are as people. All of the characters are one dimensional and lack emotional depth. But what it lacks in characters it makes up in plot and does good at bridging some gaps in the Halo story.

It’s a great game and if you haven’t played it yet (doubt it) you might be pleasantly surprised how good and fresh it is. To me this is the first Halo game since the original that deserves the praise it receives. Overall 9/10

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