AOTF: Halo Reach Review

From the beginning, you know the end. In Halo: Reach, players experience the fateful moments that forged the Halo legend. It's the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers, and their final stand on planet Reach, humanity's last line of defense between the terrifying Covenant and Earth. This darker story is echoed by grittier visuals amid a backdrop of massive, awe-inspiring environments. Characters, enemies, and environments are rendered in amazing detail by an all-new engine designed to deliver epic-scale encounters against the cunning and ruthless Covenant. Halo: Reach was created by developer Bungie Studios, in it's last installment of the heralded series.

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HyperBear2893d ago

Is the embargo today or tomorrow? I thought it was Sunday, but who cares. I guess this a great start for Reach reviews, but knowing this site, everyone won't classify aotf as a credible source, so we'll have to wait for one of the big guns to release their review.

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Natsu X FairyTail2893d ago

Good review.

is that okay to say without enraging everybody?

HyperBear2893d ago

just wait and see....(the flamebait and hate has yet to come)

Cyrax_872893d ago

You should of left out that last're basically asking for attention now.

wray772893d ago

Call me crazy, but I think that's a fair question on this site.

Chuk52893d ago

hahaha.Damn, Natsu can't catch a break.

8thnightvolley2893d ago

damn natsu is getting it hard.

N4BmpS2893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

For the rest of us that have sense, it's okay. But for the 15 that disagreed no.
And Cyrax had a nice point.

Heisenberg2892d ago

"Good review. is that okay to say without enraging everybody?"

Clearly you're looking for an argument, otherwise, "Good review" would have been quite enough. You're entitled to say you think it's a good review, and likewise, others have the right to say they think it's a shit review... I've said it before and I'll say it again, there are far more people here who complain about fanboys than there ever are fanboys.

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Mista T2893d ago

can't wait for Reach! possible GOTY contender!

KiLLUMiNATi_892893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

Damn all you halo/xbox haters stay out of this article cause I'm sure the hated comments are coming and it's just began.

Chuk52893d ago

Why people have disagreed with you is beyond me. Even if you don't like halo, it's clear this game has a Goty contention. I've never really liked driving sims and I even know GT5 has Goty contention.

Zeal0t2893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

Bungie polished this game to the max and added so much value, i think it's fair to assume that Reach is going very strong for Goty 2010. Time will tell

Myze2893d ago

Completely agree, although it has some stiff competition. Lots of really really good games this year.

In my opinion, the top 6, by the end of the year, will be Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2, GT5, Halo: Reach, LittleBigPlanet 2. I think it will come down to SMG2 and LBP2. As popular and great as RDR, GoW3, GT5 and Halo are, the admiration that SMG2 has received from most sites and the same for the previews of LBP2, I just see those as the two most likely candidates. (For the love of God, please don't let Black Ops enter this list unless it really deserves it, which is unlikely *cough*gametrailers*cough*).

Great score for Reach, I expect quite a few (if not all) 90+'s. Great 4th quarter this year (Reach, Fable 3, LBP2, GT5, Castelvania, etc.).

trancefreak2893d ago

It doesnt matter what console a great game is on if your a gamer. Im locked and loaded for reach. wont miss out on this game no matter what.

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-Ikon-2893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

About time Bungie took ya 3 games to get it right.. All the trolls will disagree but Halo3 and ODST where not up to this gen standards or past Halo standards.

Glade to see they finally got it right and took the TIME instead of cash ins.

I'll have to borrow my buddies 360 to play this game.

comp_ali2893d ago

just curious , where are the 100/100 score in the review?? it doesn't say anything about the score

N4PS3Fanboys2893d ago

Last paragraph of the review.

Motorola2893d ago

last sentence, "If we had a number review itd be A+,10/10 or 100/100."

Kakihara2893d ago

I wouldn't give it 100/100, maybe 10/10 but not 100/100, no way.

Arnon2893d ago

10/10 and 100/100 have the same value.

AngryTypingGuy2893d ago

"10/10 and 100/100 have the same value."

That's pretty funny. I know what he means though. With a 100 scale as opposed to a 10 scale, you can afford to be more nitpicky. Maybe give a score like 95 or 98 out of 100. Sure, with a 10 scale you could always give a decimal number like 9.5 or 9.8 for a score, but I don't know of many that do that. If you are going to do that, you might as well use 100 for a grading scale.

ArmrdChaos2892d ago

At least they didn't do something totally retarded and give it an 11/10.

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TROLL EATER2893d ago

was surprised this was actually quite a nice detailed review.

Jaces2893d ago

Finally a Halo game that will surpass the horrid 3rd installment and ODSTs' lackluster campaign.

Can't wait! :D

Jazz41082893d ago

Don't mention the word install that belongs to the installstation

Christopher2893d ago

While I enjoy their obvious liking for the franchise as a whole, let alone the latest game in the franchise, it's not that great of a review. They spend more time talking about how great a franchise it is, how many it will sell, why it's better than other games, etc.; instead of really detailing the elements of the game as much as they could.

I got their opinion, but would be much nicer to see some more detail to the game rather than just their general love for it.

This winter is definitely going to go to the 360 with Halo: Reach and CoD Black Ops being out there. I do wonder how much Halo: Reach may eat into CoD sales, though.

Chimerhazzard2893d ago

Great score, I had a feeling this would be an awesome game since I first saw the teaser.

I would like to congratulate all the Xbox 360 owners for having the oportunity to play such a promising game, good for you guys.

I have a feeling that this game will be as epic as the first halo. I want to play this too :(

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T9X692893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

Pretty good review. Can't wait to pick this up Monday, woo hoo for mom and pop stores!

@Disagrees - Sorry I just don't like games or outside of stores :P

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Iceland2893d ago (Edited 2893d ago )

Just get out man, no one likes a troll.