StrengthGamer: Halo Reach Review

For those rare few that haven't been following this game, Halo: Reach is a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved (the first installment released in 2001). Rather than control Master Chief, you see the world of Reach through the eyes of a nameless Spartan on "Noble Team". It's up to you and your Spartan crew to defend the planet against the Covenant, and without giving too much of the story away, it's a losing battle.

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Hallmark Moment2963d ago

Think I'll skip the Midnight launch this time.

Convas2963d ago

LOL, good call. Going to be like the housewives at the after-christmas sales. Damn madhouses Amazon FTW!

Fred-G-Sanford2962d ago

There are gonna be a ton of hurtbutts around here if this game keeps getting 10's.

Definitely won't be pretty.

Independent_Charles2962d ago

i can imagine some freaky arse trolling ovewr the next week

Fred-G-Sanford2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

Yes, and be on guard at all times against the spoiler troll.

I sense he is nearby...

Bobbykotickrulesz2962d ago

lol why would people be upset this game is getting great scores?

Everything I've seen of this makes it look like an amazing game and Bungie should be proud of their hard work.

I wonder if some of the Naughty Dog guys are gunna pick this up at launch.

DelbertGrady2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

"lol why would people be upset this game is getting great scores?"

Because it's a 360 exclusive and because it's released in the same time frame as a high profile PS3 exclusive.

MerkinMax2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

I have both a PS3 and 360 and love them both. Halo Reach looks amazing! But, if I didn't own a 360, I wouldn't care what it's games scored and vice versa with the PS3. Fortunately for me, I am a gamer who plays GAMES regardless of the console.

SilentNegotiator2962d ago

Wait a minute, isn't the embargo still up?

Oh right, it's higher than an 8/10, so the mods don't care. Just like with all of the Halo: ODST reviews, where they failed the 8s and under and kept the 9s and higher.

mercsfan2962d ago

You know it's funny why is it allowed that a ps3 game gets a good review it's legit but a 360 game and it's pay reviewers or afraid to tell the truth , truly funny . Why can't the haters man up and say good for 360 owners oh wait it's N4G my bad.

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TROLL EATER2962d ago

wow 10/10 and he didnt even mention forge world. must be dat good

wray772962d ago

you heard of sliced bread? It ain't got nothing on reach.

Cueil2962d ago

with Pb and J or ham and cheese, but I think it'll be ramen in the microwave for me on the 14th

T9X692963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

"If you are already a fan of the series, prepare to lose your job, lose your significant other, and forget that the Sun exists. Halo: Reach is going to take over your life, and guess what... you won't feel bad about it."

This is funny because I felt the same way about SOCOM 2 hahahah

The only Halo I ever really liked was the first one, and after playing the beta I felt Bungie took the same direction they did with the first one in Reach. So I'm definitely going to pick this up.

@Urmomlol - Dude people get games early all the time especially reviewers. I can get any game I want before it comes out because there is a mom and pop store on my block. Some people are just lucky enough to have access to those stores, that doesn't make them pirates. Don't be mad because someone can get something before you do.

Urmomlol2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Wow, review pirated games much?

None of the big name sites have their reviews up, but this half-assed site does? Psh. Someone report these ass clowns to Microsoft for piracy. You know what? Forget it --I'll do it myself.

Urmomlol2962d ago

Because I actually care about what's right and wrong.

It's silly, I know, that I actually try to uphold some standard of morality.

wray772962d ago

You go wit yo bad self, you bad mammahammabananabobannajamma you.

AnthonyAccinell2963d ago

It's not pirated. A lot of stores broke street date. And big review sites have embargo dates and money for their reviews. Plus this site is top 100,000 in the world so they certainly aren't small.

Urmomlol2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago ) I'm going to go with pirated. Prove me wrong --show me your receipt.

And judging from your submission history, it looks like you write for Strength Gamer, so I'm not surprised at all that you're sticking up for your site's clearly unethical behavior.

Yes, ethics. Maybe you've heard of them. Journalists are supposed to have them. Even if you did "buy it from a store that broke street date" (which you didn't), you know an embargo exists and you still broke it. Just because someone didn't give you a rule book doesn't mean the rules aren't there and doesn't mean you look any less of a jackass when you intentionally flaunt them, especially when you're cognizant of the fact that they exist to begin with.

Jesus H. Christ. I'm 14 years old and I'm aware of this. Is the state of video game journalism so deep into the gutter that a teenager who barely has hair on his balls knows this kind of stuff but an editor for a web site doesn't?

Chuk52963d ago

You're a fool, of course stores break street date.

Urmomlol2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

Of course stores break street date.

Do I believe they actually bought the game instead of reviewed a pirated copy?

Not a chance.

Did this no-name site actually do the leg work of hunting down a retailer that would risk massive fines to sell a game weeks before its release date, or did they merely download the disc image from torrents and play it like THOUSANDS of modders are already doing?

Do the math here. It's not hard.

garos822962d ago

when your older urmomlol.

have fun "obeying the rules"

you talk about ethics as if you have a clue what it means

lucifon2962d ago

Not going to say it definitely isn't pirated. But it is true some small stores have leaked it out early.

Raider692962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

first the discussion is not about if he is reviewing a pirate version of halo reach,its about review Reach!The pirate version is the same you are going to buy at the release date just like im!I already had the pleasure of tasting this wonderful game (Yes a pirate version!)but im glad i did because after playing it i have made a preorder straight!Stop all this bashing, if you dont like the 10/10 and think its unethical go play with your dolls!

Chug2962d ago

LMAO!! I pictured you stomping your feet as you typed that.

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AnthonyAccinell2963d ago

yeah i do write for StrengthGamer. It's a great site. Very ethical. Just wanted to post the review so everyone would know how amazing the game is. Nothing "unethical" about it.

Urmomlol2963d ago (Edited 2963d ago )

It is unethical (also illegal) if you pirated the game. It is also unethical if you know the game review had an embargo and you elected to break it in order to gain traffic.

Just show me the receipt and I'll get off your back and even apologize. For the piracy accusation, mind you. Not for knowingly breaking the embargo. You're dead wrong for doing that and I think you know it.

BloodyCHAMP2962d ago

why does it bother u soo much, its soo funny seeing you trying to prove these guys wrong, like i dont care how he got it, i wanna see the review not figure out how the game was purchased, like relax, go snitch to the cops

pr0digyZA2962d ago

How do you have six bubbles? or is this like a temper tantrum thats happening right now.If some one breaks an embargo thats their problem get over it , life won't go the way you want it to.

SHOGUN 36o2962d ago

Hey urmy... you do know review copies are intentionally released via disc and/or download to get reviewed. You must be 14 because that has been the case since you were shitting in diapers.