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Posted by drewbert

To those concerned with spoilers: all campaign and cinematic footage used in this review was taken from the first half of the game.

Posted by Blair

Great review, Jeff.  The haters can suck it.

Posted by RobotHamster

I love me some video reviews.

Posted by PerryVandell
@drewbert said:
" To those concerned with spoilers: all campaign and cinematic footage used in this review was taken from the first half of the game. "
Thanks for letting me know Drew!
Posted by Fjordson

Woo, Reach Day! The game is the shit.

Posted by RE_Player1

I'll start the stupid comments off since a lot of random people will be blasting Jeff... 4 stars Giantbomb fuck you. 

Posted by Trnck
@drewbert said:
" To those concerned with spoilers: all campaign and cinematic footage used in this review was taken from the first half of the game. "
..."But everyone already knew how it's going to end when it starts, right?"
Posted by Yummylee

lmao 50 seconds in and this is already one of my favourite GB video reviews.

Posted by wewantsthering

Great review! The green screen is a little sketchy around Jeff in HD though. :-)

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Posted by AllanIceman

Always a good review Jeff.

Posted by ch3burashka

Oh, Bradley, your shenanigans never tire.

Posted by killer_meatballs

Great review. 

Posted by AndyPhifer

Knowing the Titanic was going to sink didn't make seeing Kate Winslet's boobs any less fun. Spoilers would suck!

Posted by Dustpan

The UPS guy that delivered my copy of the game delivered it to the wrong house. Now I have to wait two extra days to play the game. Fiddle sticks.

Posted by StevieQ

Great video review, Jeff. Nice job.

Edited by Kajaah117

I finished it in one sitting last night/this morning and was blown away. Reach is the first Halo game to capture entirely that sense of awe I got playing Combat Evolved. A lot of the levels even play out like fan service if you're very familiar with the series. I got a lot of "Silent Cartographer" and "Truth and Reconciliation" vibes from 2 of the levels in particular.   
 
Jeff's not kidding about the latter third falling flat though. After completing the final missions I thought, "Oh no, that was how they decided to end the saga?" but the post-credits sequence end the series on a more interesting note. I'm still so used to a huge, spectacle-filled Warthog race at the end, so the final mission in Reach was a little jarring.
 
I vastly prefer the pacing and gameplay of the Halo series to military shooters like Modern Warfare, so this game is a 5 out of 5 for me, no question. I completely understand the rationale behind the 4 though, and I always respect the Bomb Squad's opinions, even if they differ greatly from my own. 
 
Awesome review, Jeff. Don't worry, some of us do recognize that a 4 is still a great score.

Posted by pantzing_nome

Just picked up my copy of the game as soon as I finish watching this I'm heading online.

Posted by ezdude

And yet again we see Jeff getting into the most hellish checkpoint situations I can never imagine.

Posted by emem

Nice review Jeff, also interesting checkpoint timing and a cool airrocket - if that was a rocket.. have never been that into Halo.

Posted by valvelessalarm

Great review, keep it up

Posted by RedSox8933

I have never been a Halo fan so I will not be purchasing this game. I tried the beta, it wasn't for me.

Posted by halfameatball

Reach is amazing. I absolutely love what I have played so far. It is definitely the ultimate Halo package, and a fitting farewell from Bungie to the franchise and its fans.

Posted by MiniPato

Reach puns, Reach puns everywhere.

Posted by BD

Bad checkpoint

Posted by Rio

So are other people getting the messed up video with the HD stream? Mine has a lot of blocky splotches popping up like static.  Tried both progressive and streaming on multiple browsers.

Posted by Finstern

LMAO that exact same scenario at the end happened to me in halo 1, me and my coop buddy spent an hour trying to bailout just right so we could save our progress

Posted by big_jon
@drewbert:
Thanks, now I will watch it.
Posted by TwilitEnd656

Cool, cool... Doesn't help that I'm still in Korea for the next to months or so, but, whatever, I didn't want to play Reach anyway... 
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I have food! Lots of GREAT food! Am I convincing anyone yet?!

Posted by MarkWahlberg

FOOOORGGGE WOOOOOORRRLLLD 
 
 
It looks alright.

Posted by Chewii101

lol Jeff always finds himself in those shitty situations. 

Posted by TekZero

Wasn't there a halo game released not too long ago?

Posted by Pop

lol at the checkpoint... wtf did you do? did you start over? anyway great review... Jeff is the man man.

Posted by MeatSim

Jeff got eternity in checkpoint hell I see.

Posted by project343

Love love love the game. It returns to a lot of the gameplay roots of Combat Evolved (my favourite in the series) while keeping the advances made in 2, 3, and ODST. 
 
Fantastic job on the video review--really justified a fair 4-star rating. :D

Posted by cooljammer00

So that ending, is that like...the game saved at a checkpoint right before you died?  And so you were screwed?

Posted by HatKing

I really wish I had more of a gaming budget.  Sadly I just can't spare the cash this month.  If I could though....
Posted by papercut

right at the end, that sucks.

Posted by Afroman269

Having shit tons of fun with this.

Posted by Someguy0504

Awesome, good to see some new video review action!

Posted by Cramsy

Holy shit the Bungie.net stats are good. The Halo 2 remakes had be 'nostalgiaing'  so hard when I first jumped online 

Posted by JeanLuc

Great video review Jeff. I feel like you nailed it perfectly. 
 
As a fan of Halo, I've been loving this game. It will definitely be somewhere on my 10 top list of 2010.

Posted by JoelTGM

I like how glowey and shiny the game looks.  It looks pretty awesome in comparison to all the brown and gray shooters.

Posted by Sephiroth9997

This review just SCREAMS attention.  Losing all integrity here guys...
Posted by MisterMouse

I like how jeff is holding his hands...

Posted by ProjektGill

That situation happened to me like 20 mins ago near the end of mission 3. After getting fucked over by the checkpoint of me skidding off a cliff into the giant lake. The game just reset me back one more checkpoint and I was fine.

Posted by Wrighteous86
@pantzing_nome:   How are you watching this if you're not online?
Posted by mafuchi@gmail.com

Makes me want an Xbox, if only my Wii would go through puberty and become one.

Posted by armaan8014
@TwilitEnd656 said:
" Cool, cool... Doesn't help that I'm still in Korea for the next to months or so, but, whatever, I didn't want to play Reach anyway... ... I have food! Lots of GREAT food! Am I convincing anyone yet?! "
no
Edited by Thrillhouse87

hah, that exact same thing happened to me. (checkpointing after falling off)
Posted by Anwar

best checkpoint ever

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