Average User Score: 6.2Nov 28, 2010PROS--Intense and Involving Campaign, with a well-done story; little details on guns are cool; new setting for campaign(not WWII or MW)PROS--Intense and Involving Campaign, with a well-done story; little details on guns are cool; new setting for campaign(not WWII or MW) CONS--Graphics are worse than MW2; not much new multiplayer stuff (more of the same); maps are not well done; Zombies has not changed at all; lack of support for offline play; Lags and bugs online; level system AND CoD points dont go well together. OVERALL: If you want more of the same, then buy it. Otherwise, you should buy it when it is 30 bucks, cause that's how much it is worth.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Nov 19, 2010The only PS1 game better than this one is Spyro: Ripto's Rage. That's all. I am putting more words like this one to meeeeeet the minimumThe only PS1 game better than this one is Spyro: Ripto's Rage. That's all. I am putting more words like this one to meeeeeet the minimum requuuiiirement of 150 charrractttersssss.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 28, 2010First off: Whoever gave this review under a 7 or over a 9.75 is crazy. They're just fanboys and should not live. I would like to start offFirst off: Whoever gave this review under a 7 or over a 9.75 is crazy. They're just fanboys and should not live. I would like to start off saying that I am not basing this review on the originality of the game, I am basing it on how polished it is. However, I will take in account how similar it is to past Halo games.
And similar, it is not...at least not that much. There are still much of the same weapons, but each redone, and a few newbies. The winning gameplay formula is still present, but with a huge addition: armor abilities. I cannot express how much it improves the gameplay; maybe not so much in the campaign, but a lot in the multiplayer. It adds copious amounts of gameplay variation to come into play, and also improves the addiction factor.
As far as campaign goes (clocking in at about 10 hours), it is Bungie's best attempt yet; capturing the feeling of being on a team and enveloping you in a story that is at some moments touching, and at others action-packed and just plain fun. In fact, at some moments, I was so sad, that I cried...inside...not outside cause that would be weird. With a beginning that sucks you in, and a perfectly crafted climax, this campaign is, by far, the best of the Halos.
Unlike past Halo titles, this title does not suffer from the recycling of gameplay sequences; all are different. There is not one place that is identical to another. In fact, in one level, you come across a dance club that has been overrun by 9 or 10 hunters. It was probably the best, if not funniest, gaming atmosphere I have ever been in. Nevertheless, Halo Reach's campaign does have its shortcomings. For instance, there are some frame-rate issues that can diminish some parts of the game. It almost seems that the new graphics (and they are great) and what is happening can't keep up with the game's engine. However, this does not really fade the overall experience.
Apart from the campaign, there are numerous other game modes and and extras. Some of them include Theater, Forge, Character Customization, Firefight, and On and Offline Multiplayer. Theater is not unlike other Halo's, however it is easier to interact with.
Forge is almost completely redone, featuring an expansive user-friendly interface, and a massive world made entirely for forge.
Character customization is, again, completely redone. You can customize any and every part of your spartan through the purchase of parts by credits, which you earn by doing anything at all, be it forge or campaign or multiplayer. Also, your character model is present in both single and multi-player.
Firefight has finally met its potential in Reach, featuring numerous options and modes. Furthermore, there is a matchmaking option to firefight, which was absent in ODST.
Finally, there is multiplayer which is the without-a-doubt the best in the series. There is a lot more replayablity and strategy in this game than previous games. The armor abilities really add that extra feature that was seemingly absent from Halo 3. Furthermore, there is also a feature-filled stat tracker system that tracks any stat you could possibly imagine, be it from the campaign or the multiplayer. It even shows your service record from previous games.
Overall, this feature-rich, almost perfectly polished is a must-buy for Halo and multiplayer fans alike. Besides the minor foul-ups, this game is well deserving of every bit of praise it has received and will be played for years to come.
Graphics: 9.5 Once again, Bungie is at the apex of the Xbox graphics.
Gameplay: 10 A winning gameplay formula is furthermore improved by armor abilities, among other things.
Replayabilty: 9 As with all multiplayer games, it is infinately replayable. However, the campaign is always better the first time.
Story: 9.5 Involving, fun, well-paced, well-told, and a decent length.
Presentation: 10 An innovative menu system further improves an otherwise, almost flawless presentation.
And there it is, a Halo Reach review as told by a 16 year old.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Oct 22, 2010Length of the game aside, King Kong is one of the most engaging games that I have ever played. If you want to feel desolate and scared, as ifLength of the game aside, King Kong is one of the most engaging games that I have ever played. If you want to feel desolate and scared, as if you actually are in the game, than play this game. I bought it about a month ago for about 10 bucks. The HUDless screen really adds to the atmosphere. It is probably one of my favorite games that I have, and I have a good 30 including a few call of duties, all the halos, both assassins creeds, bioshock, and the elder scrolls and none even come close to how much i enjoyed this game. It is a launch title, and it is still better than most of the current titles.… Expand