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Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Combat Evolved
"They call it... Halo"
Published by samejamesbond
02-16-2010
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Average 92%
   
Halo: Combat Evolved

Most likely my last review before I head to Arizona for vacation.


Story:

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After escaping near death at the hands of the Covenant Armada above the planet
of Reach, the UNSC capital ship "Pillar of Autumn" has stumbled upon a strange
ringed world the covenant call "Halo".

The sole Spartan, super human cyborgs designed to be the ultimate soliders, John-
117 or the Master Chief as he and Cortana, his AI companion, are sent off the
Autumn by Comander Jacob Keyes to avoid Covenant capture.

After landing on the ring world, both Master Chief and Cortana soon learn it's
become a battle for the survival of the human race.


Gameplay:

The gameplay is where Halo has always exceeded.

Master Chief has two meters, a shield bar and a life bar, his shield bar will
regenerate over time, but health must be replenished via a health pack.

There are two main sets of weaponry, Plasma and UNSC weaponry. The Plasma
weaponry, while effective against shields, they do lack luster damage against
health, while UNSC weaponry are the opposite, requiring players to balance out
their weapons set to benefit their game. The guns are very well balanced (except
for the pistol) allowing for very smooth gameplay and fast paced multiplayer.

In addition to a wide selection of guns, Halo recieved a nice array of vehicles to
choose from; the speedy Ghost can be deadly to looming soliders but is open to
attacks from many sides and the Warthog, the staple vehicle of the series, is a 3
seater perfect for attacks on the enemy base.

Halo offers a multitude of modes which are very diverse and easily enjoyable:
Slayer has individuals pitted out to eliminate opponents, Capture the Flag has
teams retriving flags from the enemy and returning it to home base, Oddball has
players controling the skull for the longest to achieve victory, Assualt is a reverse
Capture the Flag and Race has players traveling from checkpoint to checkpoint the
fastest.


Graphics:

Unlike Halo 2 and 3 which looked beautiful for their time, Halo wasn't upto par
with games at the time. Suome N64 games such as Perfect Dark or Conkers Bad
Fur day looked superior to the Xbox launch title.

Sound:

Halo has a rich orchestral soundtrack that is classic that easily set the mode of this rich title.


A Walk in the Woods:
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Covenant Dance:
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Devils... Monsters... (Flood Theme):
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Main Theme:
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Challenge:

On the normal and easy settings, the game doesn't get to hard or easy, but on
higher difficulties, it becomes a fight for survival.

Overall:

Halo: Combat Evolved is a brilliant First-Person Shooter that still has a stong
following to this day and it spawned Machinima, movies made from within games
such as Red vs. Blue:

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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

Looks like a fun game.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

lucky.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

I loved this game but the level designs were terrible. Most indoor levels just repeated over and over with no creativity. Some levels were cool though.

You say a wide selection of guns but that really isn't true compared to other FPS. The vehicles owned though.
Also you call them plasma weapons, that may be technically true for some but they're actually Covenant weapons. Master Chief is trained to use any weapon or vehicle, human or alien.

Besides that I like the review. I doubt it will be popular on this site though since almost everyone seems to hate FPS and/or the 360.

@Tails- Lucky? What do you mean?
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

His vacation.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

Oh well maybe you should've elaborated so people know what you mean. I thought you were making some weird joke about Halo.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

I had the PC version of the game when that came out. Before that, It looked liked an odd series, something I thought I'd never get into. I was incorrect. While it definately isn't a game for everyone, if you think you might like it, give it a try.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

wow r ppl still really talkin about this game i liked halo 2 until the world went crazy over it and started obsessing ... it was cool but i never got all the hype same bs diff game...same bs storyline .... the hype made me actually despise all of these games... just my opinion... there are alot better games than it....even the newer ones were just a turd polished to make it look gold

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ya dont even get started on how horrible the x box 360 is

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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

I enjoyed the Halo games because the multiplayer is fun. I played the campaigns off and on but it was never a big deal for me. Either way no other FPS that I played has been able to match the vehicle combat in Halo, specifically the Warthog, Ghost and Banshee.

360 is good. It has Shadowrun so that alone makes it worth getting.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

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wow r ppl still really talkin about this game
I still talk about Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night with my friends. Is that problematic? If people enjoy talking about a game, I don't see the problem.
Besides, Halo is a pretty solid game, from what I've played, especially the multiplayer.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

Now that I think of it that's a pretty funny question to ask on a site like this. We're still talking about games that are older than most of you guys.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

Should I get Halo when I buy myself a 360? Is it that good?
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

It's a good game if you like FPS. Halo is also good because it has vehicles in most modes. If you get one I'd suggest Reach since it's the newest and it still has a community.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

I'm more interested in the story mode. I don't think I'm going to be spending too much time online.
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

Well I dunno then. I'm not a big fan of FPS story modes anyways. I hear people say that Halo has a good campaign but I can't vouch for it.

It's not technically FPS but you should probably go with Mass Effect. Great RPG and the combat is third person shooting, pretty close to FPS. The new one is gonna have a coop multiplayer, you can shoot aliens with dudebro.

Fallout is another that has FPS style combat and is big on story.

I hear Bioshock is a FPS with a good story but I never tried it.
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I'll shop around. Thanks DB/
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

bioshock is meh, but halo 1 has the best story of all 4 out now, and fallout is amazing
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Re: Halo: Combat Evolved

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bioshock is meh, but halo 1 has the best story of all 4 out now, and fallout is amazing
I dunno, I kind of like ODST's "bottom deck" story better.
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