Microsoft’s new studio 343’s crack at the Halo franchise. It feels like more Halo to me. You run around and shoot people in first-person as Master Chief.
There is something about the Halo franchise where I don’t know what is going on. Within the last two years, I played through the Original and now this game and I can’t tell you anything that has happened in the story of Halo. It’s so weird, it just goes in and out of my brain so quickly, I have no idea what is happening.
Also, I guess Master Chief and Cortana are in love? Maybe I should be paying attention a little more.
The strength of the Halo series is the gunplay, they’re well-made shooters and they feel good to play. My problem is, there are a lot of shooters that feel good so there needs to be more if this franchise wants to stand out but it just doesn’t. I recognize that the Halo franchise is the first first-person shooter franchise that controlled well on console but I came to the franchise late. I appreciate this franchise but I don’t really care for it.
In the classic Halo formula, its more the same layout. It’s fairly linear with some backtracking here and there.
Approximately 8 hours to complete the campaign.
Recap: The Good
Recap: The Bad
Recap: The Okay
Recap: Final Thoughts
It’s okay, I know this review may come off as a little reductive but this game just feels like more Halo to me. Nothing stood out to me as anything special or unique. I feel the exact same about the Halo now as I did then. It’s okay.