XBox360, FPS,9/10 – September 2007
I waited for Edge Magazine to review Halo 3 and was surprised they gave it a 10/10 which only 5 other games have got since it was first published in 1993. An Edge 10/10 basically dictated I had to play it. so, we bought an XBox 360 (i.e. Basically Halo 3 cost me £300) and it was worth every penny.
There’s constant action that builds and builds throughout the game. There’s no waiting for loading and the graphics are the best I’ve ever seen. The events that happen and the scale they happen on are breathtaking.
I wouldn’t say it feels different to Halo 1 or 2 but at the same time, I’m not sure it should be called Halo 3 – it should be called Halo 5 because the developers seem to have put MUCH more work into it than merits a single increment version change. I’m trying to imagine what would happen if Halo 1 and 2 had never come out and this was the first Halo game. I think everyone would worship it like nothing before, however it has to lose a point for not feeling all that original.
Some of my favourite additions since Halo 2: Grunts with Jet packs, new vehicles, being able to use the grunt hammer, the flame thrower, deployable cover, marines being able to drive you about, Even better enemy AI, larger playing fields, being able to shoot down covenant spaceships.
I’m not really into games that much any more, but Halo 3 is an exception. How could anyone not be into it?
I’m a fan of happy endings 🙁