Depriving ourselves of a good game because of a bad reason is rarely worth it.
Halo- one of the best games of all time
yeah it is. it really felt like being a super soldier playing as master chief.
Why? Because it had shields? Everything else was pretty normal and made you wonder why you were in a suit of armour in the first place. Crysis makes you feel like WAY more of a super soldier than Halo.
@clan Um. Halo released in 2001...crysis is 2007...are you daft?
H:CE was such a masterpiece of it's time.
The thing that impressed me the most about it was how good the AI in that game was at the time, the Covenant anyway. It's one of the few older 3D games where enemies still behave in believable ways, then Halo 2 improved on everything, minus the ending.
I love the feel of the game. The animation of smacking a covenant with the butt of your pistol just feels so good. The weapons were fun, the controls were tight, the music was great and the enemies were a lot of fun to fight on the higher difficulties. Phil Spencer has said he’s open to the idea of bringing Microsoft IP to other platforms. I’m not asking for Halo 6, but Microsoft would have a lot to gain by putting the original Halo on the Switch and PS4. It’s a game that has had almost decades of time to be an exclusive, everyone with an Xbox with an interest in Halo CE would have already bought it. It would benefit from being on other consoles.
I loved Halo CE the most of all the Halo games, and I played them all. Too bad none of the other Halo games were even half as great as the original IMO, as far as campaigns go. The MC Collection for Xbox One is actually my only experience with the included games.
I liked Halo 2 and 3 just as much as the original. Halo 2's ending was ridiculously bad. But the campaign itself was a lot of fun and had a good story.....up until the giant plant monster. Halo 3 was great! I will admit that nothing was cooler than going into that underground bunker in CE and finding all those slaughtered marines and discovering the Flood for the first time though. That was awesome!
Every FPS since Halo have aped Halo's control scheme. This game is more influential than even non-fans realize.
The funny thing....well, two funny things....is that when that game came out, you just instantly KNEW it was going to change the FPS landscape forever. Also, the 2nd thing is how "meta" the name was. "Combat Evolved". It's like even Bungie knew that what they were about to unleash on the world was going to influence FPS for decades to come. Few games give you that feeling of the first time playing through Halo: CE. Hell, I think it's easy for most of us to forget that not all games can be like that. It takes those trailblazers to really set the stage for more greatness to follow. Even though, no matter how good anything is that comes next, it still won't give that same feeling as the very first time you experience the new playstyles and innovation of something like Halo. It's seriously a true classic.
Fun fact: Bungie didn't want to call it Combat Evolved. That part of the name was forced on them by Microsoft, purely for marketing as they thought people "wouldn't get" the name otherwise.
7 Sony fanbois disagree with your comment which is fact
Well it's an opinion but hey, Halo's quality and legacy speaks for itself.
Would love to play it. I just can't stand FPS on consoles. Too bad the PC version was a Games for Windows crapware.
But......it had a flamethrower that wasn't in the console version. Lol Kidding....it was pretty bad on PC. (Even though a flamethrower would have been nice to have against the Flood)
There’s a lot of people on this site who deprive themselves of a good games for fanboy reasons. Oh well.
Nothing will ever top Halo for me. The combination of story, gameplay, multiplayer, music, and it all happening at the perfect time in my teenage life. I'll always love Halo.
I am in the same boat as the author. I played Halo Reach towards the end of last gen, and then at the beginning of this gen, I played through the Master Chief Collection including Halo ODST, and just fell in love with the series.
Halo Reach was soooooooo good. The campaign anyway. Not so much MP. I really loved the survival Horde mode though. My buddies and I would set up a map and just take turns seeing how long each of us could last. So much fun.
The original trilogy is absolutey quality.
One of the best games made.
Halo:CE set an industry standard for the console FPS. I remember reading the game informer issue that covered the Xbox release and Halo. I ran out the next day to get one. It was the FPS I dreamed of since golden eye/perfect dark.
halo is one of the greatest games of all time, love that game. i finish it from medium to legendary. legendary was tough but awesome and fun at the same time.
Nothing will top Halo. I couldn't tell you how many hours I've invested in the series. I have close to 60 days worth of play time in 5 alone. The atmosphere Halo gives is unsurpassed. The gameplay, mechanics, story, content..... it's one of a kind.
5 isn’t very good. I was a halo fanboy until 4 then 5 just pushed me away completely.
5 lacked in campaign but the mp is best of class
love halo side from 5s campaign
At the time, I loved halo for the co-op campaign. Me and my brother always played together. Loved halo until 3, which was a little lackluster campaign wise. After that, the series never recaptured me. Bought the og xbox specifically for it.
After 3 i lost interest, and then i tried playing 5 and it felt completely different like a different developer had made the game... oh wait...
Polygon just now getting around to playing halo makes complete sense. They always seem a little behind to me.
Just don't play past Halo 3. And Reach.
Best Halo games (Bungie) Halo 1, 2, and 3 Worst Halo games (343 industries) Halo 4, 5,...
Halo: CE was great, I kind of wish the series hadn't changed so much from the original trilogy. I really like the struggle between the covenant, the humans and the flood. Never really enjoyed the new robot enemies.
They’re pretty bland and boring. Shooting robots in general can be very boring.
I love Halo. I have since I first played the PC port of the original. I am however a major Doom fan. I love Doom 2016 and Doom 3, but my favorite first-person shooters of all time have always been Ultimate Doom/ Doom 2 and Final Doom. No matter how the FPS genre has evolved over the years, the original Doom games have always been my favorites. I can't see that changing anytime soon.
The original quake games were amazing too... Id love for the first Doom and Quake games be remade by 2018 standards.
I haven't played the recent ones but I still think Halo:CE is the best in the series. The graphics, controls and scope were unparalleled at the time on console. The game that made me rush out and buy an Xbox after my friend hired one and brought it over. A fantastic achievement by Bungie.
Played a couple, watched a couple more intermittently, not for me. Didn’t care for the cartoony graphics and silly looking enemies, not a fan of no ADS, the characters/environments/score didnt pull me in, collecting skulls to make things harder didn’t appeal to my inner conpletionist either. My fave MS 1st party remains Forza.
I bust out the Master Chief collection a few times a year and enjoy it every time. I can't wait for the update this summer! A plus. If the MC collection got the PC/cross play treatment.
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