Halo:Reach released in September of 2010. It was one of the most highly anticipated games of all time.
As a big fan of the previous Halo titles from Bungie, I bought this game with high expectations and boy did they deliver!
The graphics in this game are so amazing! In the previous Halo titles that was one of the big areas that people complained about, but I can guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed with the visuals in this game. However, the graphics are just a very small part of why this is my favorite game.
The main reason this game is so much different than most first person shooters is because of the fact that it actually requires team work! Almost every other FPS I’ve ever played is about one thing and one thing only, and that is true skill, but in Halo:Reach they developed a way to make winning rely on working together. Communication is the key in team work, and it makes this game so enjoyable that I never want to stop playing it!
There was also many additions to this game that were never in previous Halo games, such as the introduction of Armor Abilities! Imagine having a jet-pack, being able to sprint, or sending a hologram into enemy territory! The addition to these abilities has increased the possibilities of strategies within the game exponentially. There is also a plethora of new maps in this game. A lot of the past games were all about making remakes of even older games, but a lot of the maps in Halo:Reach are brand new! Granted, there are a couple of remakes like “Zealot”, the remake of “Midship”, but for the most part there’s a whole new world of gaming within Reach. On top of that, for all of the people who do like the older Halo 2 or Halo 3 maps, there is a section online called the “Classic Playlist” that is totally dedicated to Halo’s old style of play and old maps. So if you are afraid that this game has strayed too far away from it’s roots, there is still a classic option waiting for you.
Playing online is super easy with Halo:Reach and it takes just a matter of seconds to have you connected with 7 other people around the country and the world waiting to play! So many people play this game that there’s absolutely no idle time waiting for a match. Don’t forget that you can also play with your friends or even create your own team to practice together.
The replay value of this game is extremely high, and there is so many aspects to the game that I never get bored with it. If I don’t want to play online I can play the Campaign (Normal storyline), make my own maps in the Forge, watch past videos of amazing matches in the Theatre, or even play against the computer. Bungie really nailed this one on the head when they came out with this game. It’s not all about just shooting the other team anymore, and that is why Halo:Reach is not only my favorite game at the moment, but of all time!