"I have a varied history with shooters. I absolutely adored Rise of the Triad and Counter-Strike, and spent my fair share of time playing some of the other standards of the genre, but even so, I never once considered myself a real fan of the genre as a whole. Over the past few years, this has shifted somewhat, and I now find a shooter as one of my favorite games of this generation, much to my surprise. I also find myself sincerely enjoying Halo’s multiplayer, which has been a long and highly resisted road. While I still don’t primarily identify as a fan of shooters, they do have their own place in my pantheon of gaming, and I seem to have started anticipating unique takes on the genre. In more than one way, Hybrid is one such unique take."