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November 9, 2008

HALO: 3 Game Reviews

Filed under: HALO — Tags: , , , , , — elzubeth @ 1:52 am

Introduction:

Halo 3, yet another exciting title of famous Halo series was released on September 25,2007 in North America, Brazil, Australia, India, New Zealand, and Singapore. Halo 3 was also a huge hit with over 4.2 million copies preordered before its official release. After its release it broke all records set up by its both prequels Halo 1 and Halo2. Halo 3 grossed $300 million within one week of its release, thus making it one of the most successful games ever. According to a study Halo 3 is the seventh highest rated game of Xbox 360till date.

Development:

Developed by Bungie Software and published by Microsoft, this game has been made exclusively for Xbox just as its previous versions. While both of its prequels were later designed for windows, Halo 3 is not available for Personal Computers till now. May be it will be released for PC version in near future.

Plot:

Story of Halo 3 starts just after the end of Halo 2 when Master Chief returns to earth to finish the fight against “Covenant”. The earth has been occupied by this alien race and this has uncovered a strange object in Africa whose secrets are still unrevealed. Player takes the role of “Master Chief” the main character of game.

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Thumbs Up:

Halo 3 is certainly a great game with interesting storyline, which holds the player during gameplay. Halo 3 provides features unavailable in previous versions. Various new vehicles, weapons and gameplay are introduced which are very interesting. Four-player co-op mode is also available in online mode, which is really great. In addition to this Halo 3 have options available for saved gameplay and forge map editor to modify the levels. Various new multiplayer options are also a bonus for gamelovers. In addition to this the graphics and soundtrack and soundtrack are also excellent.

Thumbs Down:

Although the whole game is indispensable but there are some small faults. One thing is that although the option of rewinding of save gameplays is available, yet it does not work the way player expects. Online mode is very slow due to large number of players. Al-controlled marines in t he game may disappoint you while you are expecting some help from them. These flaws are small but are completely dominated by the positive points of Halo 3.

Responses:

Just like its both prequels Halo 1 and Halo 2, Halo 3 also got amazing response from game lovers all over the world. This game was launched on September 25,2007 and till January 3, 2008, 8.1 million copies has been reported be sold throughout the world. In USA its first day grossing were $170 million thus beating Halo 2, which grossed $125 million in first 24 hours. Highly exciting storyline, awesome graphics and great soundtrack made Halo 3 an experience of lifetime. Halo 3 got great appreciation from critics as well game lovers. Halo 3 won award of “Best Multiplayer Game” by Spike TV. Time magazine crowned it as “Game of the Year” award IGN selected it for “Best Xbox 360 Online Multiplayer Game”.

November 6, 2008

HALO: 2 Game Reviews

Filed under: HALO — Tags: , , , , — elzubeth @ 1:58 pm

Introduction:

Halo 2 is the sequel of one of the most successful X-Box game Halo: Combat Evolved. It was a major hit in USA and other countries after its release on November 9, 2004. As it was the much awaited by game lover who were stunned by its prequel Halo 1, 1.3 million copies already been ordered before its release. Due to this record anticipation by game lovers it became the most popular video game of X-Box after its release.

Development:

Bungie Studio developed Halo 2 for X-Box initially. Later on Microsoft developed PC version of Halo 2, which was released on May 17, 2007. Pi studio also worked on its and developed editing tools, which helps players to create multiplayer maps.

Plot:

Story of Halo 2 starts in continuation with its prequel Halo: Combat Evolved. Storyline depicts future of twenty-sixth century where humans have colonized a large part of galaxies and are engaged in war against an alien race called “Covenant”. Player portray role of “Master Chief”, a cyborg and main character of game. In addition to this there is one more playable character, “The Arbiter”. Some changes had been made in gameplay of Halo 2 which are pleasing to the players especially who have played Halo 1 before.

Thumbs Up:

Although Halo 2 is equipped with every thing that a normal gamer loves; excellent graphics, superb gameplays and many more but the most impressive thing is game’s story. In many ways it is superior to Halo 1, especially actions in game are outstanding. One thing that is worth noticing is its great multiplayer support with many customization options, which was unavailable in Halo 1. Graphics and game designing are so excellent that sometimes players can just look it at some point of time when they are clueless about where to proceed. Music and soundtrack of Halo 2 is again a winner to its prequel. Soundtrack of Halo 2 makes use of Ambient Sound technology and Dolby 5.1 Digital surround sound. A perfect blend of action and story gives you a great experience when you will fight to survive and to save the earth.

Thumbs Down:

Although there is no major down point of Halo 2, yet there are some cons such as short campaigns, minor graphical faults at some points and co-op mode of game is limited to split screen only. At some point repetitive gameplay as in Halo 1 may bore players. But, inspite of these shortcomings Halo 2 is a fun and a great adventure.

Response:

As Halo 2 was much awaited by game lovers due to huge success of Halo 1, it got great response soon after its release on November 9, 2004. Halo 2 grossed $125 million within 24 hours of its release in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and USA. During first week of its launch in UK, around 260,000 copies were sold thus making it as third fastest selling title in UK. Up to May 2006 it was crowned as best selling X-Box game of all times with more than 8 million copies sold throughout the world. Halo 2 was also appreciated by critics for its great soundtrack and included multiplayer option. Halo 2 grabs many awards such as Game Critics Award for best console game in 2004, Game Developers Choice Award and Interactive Achievement Award for best audio effects and sound design in 2005.

November 5, 2008

HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED Game Review

Filed under: HALO — Tags: , , , , , — elzubeth @ 12:24 am

Introduction

Halo: Combat Evolved, popularly known as Halo 1 was the first game of Halo series was one of the most successful games. A combination of amazing plot, awesome graphics and gameplay Halo 1 was awarded as game of the year in 2001 by many premier game magazines. Launched on November 15, 2001, Halo 1 was a huge success with over five million copies sold worldwide till November 9, 2005.
Development

Halo 1, was developed by Bungie Studio a pioneer video game developer of America. This game was basically designed for X-Box gaming system. Later on Microsoft launched PC version of this game for Microsoft Windows in 2003.

Plot

Set into the twenty-sixth century Halo 1 depicts the future where Earth has colonized in various parts of Galaxy. In the game, player act as “Master Chief”, a cybernetically advanced soldier, who has to destroy an alien ring planet called “HALO” and to save the earth from a race of aliens called “Covenant”. The force of Covenant includes Elites, Grunts, Jackals, Hunters and Flood all with different powers and abilities. While some of these enemies are easy to take over, some powerful covenants are hard to defeat. Master Chief is accompanied with “Cortana” an artificial intelligence system to help him in mission.

Thumbs Up:

Halo 1 is one of the best first person shooter, focusing on combat in 3D environment. Plot of Halo 1 is great with engaging story. Advanced weapons used in Halo 1 are great, each with different features, abilities and above all have a unique purpose. Game features various vehicles such as, Armored Jeeps (Warthog), Tanks (Scorpion), Alien Hovercraft (Ghost), and Aircraft (Banshee). Flying on Ghost and Banshee is really very exciting, but you need good skills to master these vehicles. The best thing about the combat is that artificial intelligence in Halo 1 is heavily supported. Combat becomes exciting when enemies take covers, use suppressive fire and grenades, and sometimes when their superiors are killed they retreat. This gameplay demands the player to be very tactical and increases the pleasure of combat and to win. Locations and scenes where combat takes place are really well designed and look great. Background music and sound effects of Halo 1 are remarkable. Created by “Martin O’Donnell”, audio director of Bungie Studio, this soundtrack received admire from various media.

Thumbs Down:

Although Halo 1 was a good game, there are some disappointing things about this game. At some moments it contains frustrating type of repetitive gameplay that leads to lose in interest at some points. Weapons in Game are limited and player cannot carry more than three weapons at a time. One other negative point of Halo 1 is that its extremely violent. But this may be a positive point for most of the game-lovers that are used to of such games.

Response:

Halo 1 broke all past sales records of video games with over 1 million units sold within 6 month of its launch. Almost every game magazines and game lovers critically acclaimed it. Halo 1 also won 5th annual Interactive Achievement Award by Academy of interactive arts and sciences.

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Filed under: Introduction — elzubeth @ 12:06 am

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