Halo: Reach: Final Verdict

Posted by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -

The Good: New weapons, like the Needle Rifle and the Focus Rifle, kick ass. New armor abilities, like the Jet Pack and Armor Lock, kick even more ass. Reach's multi-player offers engaging maps, varied gametypes, and an addictive, challenge-fueled ranking system. Plus, even I have to admit that single-player's Mission V and Mission X (the midpoint and endpoint of the game's campaign, respectively) are entirely memorable.
 
The Bad: The rest of the single-player campaign is completely forgettable. In short, a half-dozen helmeted soldiers identifiable only by the colors of their uniforms and the diversity of their accents stage a contest in the midst of an alien invasion to see who can die the most laughable death. It's five hours of been-here-done-this padded with (or "punctuated by", if you're feeling generous) a few random vehicle segments like a bare-bones dogfight in space. Mercifully, though, Reach's multi-player has only a few minor flaws, such as the occasional failed host migration and a match-selection voting system that could use a couple of tweaks.
 
The Stand-out Moment: Soaring into the sky with the aid of a Jet Pack for the first time.
 
The Final Verdict: 9.0 (out of 10)

#1 Posted by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -

The Good: New weapons, like the Needle Rifle and the Focus Rifle, kick ass. New armor abilities, like the Jet Pack and Armor Lock, kick even more ass. Reach's multi-player offers engaging maps, varied gametypes, and an addictive, challenge-fueled ranking system. Plus, even I have to admit that single-player's Mission V and Mission X (the midpoint and endpoint of the game's campaign, respectively) are entirely memorable.
 
The Bad: The rest of the single-player campaign is completely forgettable. In short, a half-dozen helmeted soldiers identifiable only by the colors of their uniforms and the diversity of their accents stage a contest in the midst of an alien invasion to see who can die the most laughable death. It's five hours of been-here-done-this padded with (or "punctuated by", if you're feeling generous) a few random vehicle segments like a bare-bones dogfight in space. Mercifully, though, Reach's multi-player has only a few minor flaws, such as the occasional failed host migration and a match-selection voting system that could use a couple of tweaks.
 
The Stand-out Moment: Soaring into the sky with the aid of a Jet Pack for the first time.
 
The Final Verdict: 9.0 (out of 10)

#2 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Final Verdict 7/10.

#3 Posted by big_jon (5723 posts) -

Disagree with most of that.
#4 Edited by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -
@big_jon: Care to elaborate?
#5 Posted by cuevas (45 posts) -
@RAmpersaND said:
" The Good: New weapons, like the Needle Rifle and the Focus Rifle, kick ass. New armor abilities, like the Jet Pack and Armor Lock, kick even more ass. Reach's multi-player offers engaging maps, varied gametypes, and an addictive, challenge-fueled ranking system. Plus, even I have to admit that single-player's Mission V and Mission X (the midpoint and endpoint of the game's campaign, respectively) are entirely memorable. The Bad: The rest of the single-player campaign is completely forgettable. In short, a half-dozen helmeted soldiers identifiable only by the colors of their uniforms and the diversity of their accents stage a contest in the midst of an alien invasion to see who can die the most laughable death. It's five hours of been-here-done-this padded with (or "punctuated by", if you're feeling generous) a few random vehicle segments like a bare-bones dogfight in space. Mercifully, though, Reach's multi-player has only a few minor flaws, such as the occasional failed host migration and a match-selection voting system that could use a couple of tweaks.  The Stand-out Moment: Soaring into the sky with the aid of a Jet Pack for the first time.  The Final Verdict: 9.0 (out of 10) "
What difficulty did you play it that made it 5 hours long?
#6 Posted by Rockdalf (1275 posts) -
@cuevas said:
" @RAmpersaND said:
" The Good: New weapons, like the Needle Rifle and the Focus Rifle, kick ass. New armor abilities, like the Jet Pack and Armor Lock, kick even more ass. Reach's multi-player offers engaging maps, varied gametypes, and an addictive, challenge-fueled ranking system. Plus, even I have to admit that single-player's Mission V and Mission X (the midpoint and endpoint of the game's campaign, respectively) are entirely memorable. The Bad: The rest of the single-player campaign is completely forgettable. In short, a half-dozen helmeted soldiers identifiable only by the colors of their uniforms and the diversity of their accents stage a contest in the midst of an alien invasion to see who can die the most laughable death. It's five hours of been-here-done-this padded with (or "punctuated by", if you're feeling generous) a few random vehicle segments like a bare-bones dogfight in space. Mercifully, though, Reach's multi-player has only a few minor flaws, such as the occasional failed host migration and a match-selection voting system that could use a couple of tweaks.  The Stand-out Moment: Soaring into the sky with the aid of a Jet Pack for the first time.  The Final Verdict: 9.0 (out of 10) "
What difficulty did you play it that made it 5 hours long? "
To be fair though, higher difficulty just means that you'll be hiding behind cover more often than less.  It doesn't really change the context of the campaign.  I thought it was a little dry myself, but then again, I care about the multiplayer more. 
#7 Edited by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -
@cuevas: Normal.
 
@Rockdalf: Exactly. The true fun and the true challenge are both located online!
#8 Posted by Agent47CSim2 (1085 posts) -
@RAmpersaND said:

 
@Rockdalf: Exactly. The true fun and the true challenge are both located online! "
I respectfully disagree.
#9 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

Final veredict 9/10..   still after 10 years of Halo im done with it, i haven´t touch it the last couple of weeks 
 
tyred of the same old basic game mechanics, you can´t change that.. nothing wrong with the game Im just burn of it. 

#10 Posted by RAmpersaND (107 posts) -
@DonPixel: Bungie shook up the playlists a couple of days ago, so the game might be worth one more shot!

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