Giant Bomb: Halo Reach Review

When taken with the appropriate context--namely, that the game's original developer is saying goodbye to the series and passing it off to a new team--Halo: Reach feels like a wholly appropriate stopping point for the series, filling out some more of the relevant fiction that surrounds the core trilogy while building the multiplayer out in such a way that Halo fans will have something to play until whatever's next is ready for release. While I do feel that the formula has worn thin in a few spots, Reach feels like a love letter from the developer to its fans. If you're one of those fans, you should have this game.

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RockmanII72898d ago

How are you gonna give MW2 a 5/5 then give Reach a 4/5? I don't get that.

JonnyBigBoss2898d ago

Maybe because Modern Warfare 2 is the better game?

Bobbykotickrulesz2898d ago


I laughed.
MW2 is NOT better than Reach. Hands fucking down.

Roozium2898d ago

MW2 is a better game... when compared to Robocop on the original Xbox.

T9X692898d ago (Edited 2898d ago )

Well Gamesradar gave MW2 a perfect 10 as well and Halo Reach an 8. Any site that gives MW2 a perfect 10 should be smacked across the face, I'm not saying Halo Reach deserves a 10, but Reach offers WAY more than MW2 and is overall better designed and should be at least a 9.0 if the same site gives MW2 a 10.

@Tru3_Gam3r - Killzone 2 shits all over MW2 in every aspect.

TRU3_GAM3R2898d ago

modern warfare 2 got 94 metascore and killzone 2 91 that mean mw2 is the better game right ? right ?? because the game with the better score that mean the game is better?

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Roozium2898d ago

Giant Bomb = CoD fanboys, easy as that

Fanb0y2897d ago

And also automatic halo haters. You should listen to their impressions on their podcast. They don't even try to understand the game.

ABizzel12897d ago

1. The reviewers could have been different people.

2. They've played Hal Reach, while many of you haven't yet you somehow already know what score it should get.

3. It review was based off what he likes. Not everyone is going to like Halo, God of War, Mario, or whatever else.

And 8/10 is a good score.

tinybigman2897d ago (Edited 2897d ago )

they gave it 4/5 the world is coming to an end. does every big game have to get a 5/5 or 10/10 from every site? and no they don't need to change their ratings system.

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JonnyBigBoss2898d ago

I trust GiantBomb more than any other site to deliver solid reviews. Jeff Gerstmann inspired me to start writing reviews back when he was on GameSpot.

HyperBear2898d ago

Wow...I honestly don't know what to say about this...I thought giantbomb was gonna deliver the 5/5...but I don't know wtf to say about this 8/10 from GiantBomb???

mrv3212897d ago

A 4/5 DOES NOT EQUAL a 8/10 in review terms. They use this system to prevent a huge cluster of reviews at 9+/10 with no big difference between a 9.3 or 9.5... and it works

A 5/5 game is GREAT and a must buy
A 4/5 game is good

Look how FEW games get a 5/5, Out of 313 reviews only 40 odd games get a 5/5 and most of those games are games I own or recomend. I feel they've made their point clear about Halo: Reach being similar to Halo 3 which it kinda is.

darren_poolies2898d ago (Edited 2898d ago )

I hate it that people complain about an 8/10, Gamespot have given the same score and are being give so much flak with people saying 'clearly they are just looking for hits'. Well how about it's just there opinion *gasp* I know its crazy isn't it? That different sites and writers have there own options, I had a mini heart-attack when I found out. /sarcasm

An 8/10 is a good score people!!! But I'm not going to trust any reviews for Reach because Halo 3 was getting the same kind of praise and scores and man that was disappointing. Online was awesome but the single-player was pretty bad and it had received lots of 10's and 9's for some bizarre reason claiming it was like the second coming of Jesus. Lets hope this is not the same with Reach.

HyperBear2898d ago

Its not that I dont think its a bad score. I just look at other games such as MW2, which they gave a 5/5, and then look at these games like Alan Wake, Halo 3 ODST, Skate 3, etc..all get 4/5's and apparently Reach is on the same level as them? This is where the whole /5 rating score blows, and they need to improve it.

darren_poolies2898d ago (Edited 2898d ago )

I agree with you but Alan Wake and Skate 3 are in a completely different genre than Halo Reach so I personally wouldn't compare them scores to this. The MW2 score is stupid but I bet that a lot of sites would change that now it they could I just think that with that, hype got the better of them.

I completely agree that the rating system needs to be changed and not just on Giantbomb. I believe all site should do ratings out of 100, it just makes a lot more sense.

But I still stand by my point that people complaining about an 8/10 are just being greedy and silly really I mean there not goign to be able to buy it them be like 'zomg I cant buy this it got an 8/10 omfg wth am i going to dooo' they are still going to buy it so why complain. Btw HyperBear my post wasn't aimed at you just people who complain like 8/10 is a bad score.

HyperBear2898d ago

I know right. I know those games aren't in the same league as Reach, or genre for that matter, I just picked some games that had the same score to use for examples. But I mean, they gave ODST a 4/5, and I guess they felt there was no difference between ODST and Reach?

I agree, ratings should be out of 100. That way, if they were to score ODST the same as Reach out of 100, then we know something is wrong with them. But because they chose to have ratings /5, we can't really complain about them because they only have 5 numbers to rate games out of.

darren_poolies2898d ago

Yeh I have to agree with you, this doesn't deserve the same score as a full-price expansion pack and if ODST scored an 8/10 this should have at least received a 9/10. But it could be different writers who written the reviews and this one just thinks that Reach is a 8/10 game?

I don't know and it doesn't really matter as I'll be buying it either way. They just need to change there rating system at the end of the day.

HyperBear2897d ago

Yeah, me too. Its a Day 1 for me, and agreed, they do need to change their rating system

HeroXIV2897d ago

Sorry I can't find that Gamespot review of it. Got a link?

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