Halo: Reach Hands-On Final Impressions (PlanetXbox360)

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"Love it or hate it, the Halo franchise is, for lack of a better word, one of the main pinnacles of first-person shooting gameplay, across the board. It's easy to point out that the series would probably struggle on the PC, that nothing about it is particularly realistic, or that while first person shooting gameplay has progressed into the realm of role playing games, team-based zombie killing, plot-based multiplayer, Halo has largely ignored most of those gimmicks. Sometimes it can even feel a little vanilla, that underneath all of those bright colors and crazy weapons is a standard feel-good shooter that will always do what it does very, very well. From four-player online or couch play co-op, to the fantastic 16-person multiplayer endeavors, the game is tightly balanced and infinitely malleable."

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UltimaEnder2692d ago

From what I've played I think Bungie has a winner on their hands - only ten days or so, crazy this year has flown by so fast; will Reach do numbers like Halo 3 did and own 2010 in terms of sales, what do you guys think?

GiggMan2692d ago

Don't know about overall numbers, but I know you can count me down as one sell. This will be my first Halo that I have bought since the first one.

dragonelite2692d ago

Should give Odst a run.
Cant be expensive it was already priced as a expansion by retailers at release.

Retailers=/=Microsoft price range i guess microsoft sells their games for what $30 to retailers.

Baka-akaB2692d ago

i'm with you here . it will be the first halo title i've ever bought .

I can't say i care about the graphics , wich are standard (and good enough) , what motivates me here , is that i finally had a big glimpse of what Halo 1 promised to be when it was originally a pc project , before microsoft bought bungie for the xbox .

Plus halo always had the best matchmaking system so far .

Troll_Police2692d ago

You're forgetting a little game called COD: Black Ops.

jdktech20102692d ago

I haven't but to me Halo>>>>COD

I'll still buy both (unless something gets released newswise that breaks BO for me)

KiLLUMiNATi_892692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Black ops having a better matchmaking system then halo reach, are you high on something. Halo 3 has a better matchmaking system then all cod's. Picture what reach is going to do to black ops. O yea they have theater mode um lets see where they copy that from..

Gam3s4lif32692d ago

uhh. black ops whats black ops??

halo reach will wipe it off the ground cos campaign and multiplayer plus the CoD games are so easy to play, can finish veteran easy as, multiplayer u can just spray and u will get kils, on halo if u spam u will die.

Imperator2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Reach = September
Black Ops = November

I'm sure that's a big enough gap that will ensure that neither title overshadows that other.

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FACTUAL evidence2692d ago

Wow looks cool. Looks exactly like halo 3!

ManBearPork2692d ago

I felt almost the same when playing the beta, but when returning to halo 3 after the beta you can see there really is a preety big difference.
It's just that games look better in your memories

Hallmark Moment2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

It will break the record(or records). The 360 fanbase is much bigger, the product is way better and most devs have adjusted their launch windows to avoid the Halo window.

N4PS3Fanboys2692d ago

It will easily surpass Halo 3. It's already far outpacing Modern Warfare 2 for the 360 in pre-orders, and that is the fastest selling game of this generation. You can expect at least 5 million copies sold in week 1.

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LaurenKB1232692d ago

I have a feeling it'll sell great, can't wait to see what the review scores show next week!

Garrus_Vakarian2692d ago

Man I can't wait for this game. Gonna try out all Skirmishers on Legendary in Firefight.

rakunado2692d ago

Stop it already, enough about nightfall and tip of the spear... just release it already... the wait is killing me... 10 more days... gaaah XD

Thrillhouse2692d ago

We've waited 2 years since it was announced, another 10 days should be a piece of cake . . . Okay, who am I kidding? DO WANT

joypads2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

game is going to sell "millions" according to "you know who" yet the max number of online players wont pass the 700 thousand players just like it was in the other "big seller" halo 3. something is seriously fishy when it comes to Halo sales,can it be overhyped too (faked) ? everything is very possible these days (M$).end of the day Halo is what the xbox is all about. ;)

jdktech20102692d ago

maybe not everyone plays Halo online? They feel like the sub fee isn't worth it? Or maybe, just maybe you're getting your facts from a wrong place.

As an example, the beta had about 2 million seperate players according to Bungie over 2 weeks. That's when the experience was exclusive to a disc that not many people bought compared to the thinks your one bubble says more about your comment than I could

darkequitus2692d ago

For example, If you look at my halo profile(darkequitus) on bnet, you see I have not played online much because I tend to get my rear end handed to me. In fact, apart from horde mode on Gears2, I don't played online at all. That includes the COD games

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