DS writes, "Halo: Reach encompasses both the beginning and the end. Bungie’s final entry in the Halo series goes back to where it all started; planet Reach. After the conclusion of the Halo trilogy, fans are now brought to the events that occurred before it all. Bungie has decided to move backwards in the story with a prequel, but that’s not to say what they have accomplished with Halo: Reach doesn’t push the series forward. Since its debut almost a decade ago, it is safe to say that Halo was responsible for making Xbox and Xbox LIVE the gaming staples they are today. It could also be said that since the debut of Halo and the sequels thereafter, developers have been forced to step up their game (literally) when it came to making solid first-person shooter titles. It has made itself one of the standards (if not the standard) in the extremely popular genre. Halo: Reach continues that trend...."