Reviewing Halo games is hard. See, you aren't judging just one experience – this is the rare franchise in which campaign and multiplayer are equally popular, and must be considered with equal weight.
I think all these scores are legit. People aren't reviewing them with hype goggles. I hope other games coming later like GT5 get the same treatment.
Yeah, the best reviews are the ones that are as non-biased as possible. "FU gamesradar, Halo reach isnt less than a 9." Why not? Please entertain us. Explain to everyone here why a person can not believe that Halo: Reach deserves less than 9+ score? Opinions are opinions. If someone gave this game a 3/10, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I already know I'm getting Reach regardless if I buy a 360 this year simply due to the vids I've seen and the fact that I LOVED Halo 3's multiplayer. The only reason I'm even looking at these reviews is to get info on the game to wet my appetite. @Meisadragon- My friend, u must understand that not everyone sees things they way you do.
the production values its an AAA game 9 +
I am with you on this one. This should also debunk the myth that only ps3 fanboys complain about good scores such as 8s and 9.4s and such. Edit: why the disagrees saying that only ps3 fanboys complain about good scores is a myth. Go read every comment in every halo reach review and you will see some fanboys complaining about the good score. Look here for a easy one http://n4g.com/news/603753/...
i don't think anyone thought that only SONY fanboys complain about good scores...it's just that Sony fanboys are the only ones that complain about PERFECT scores. just watch this. http://g4tv.com/videos/3655...
look at the link buddy someone complained about a 9.4 Also in that same video someone says that killzone 2 is worse because of the .1 difference.
This whole gen has based most of its scores around amazing graphics, killzone 2 had a decent campaign but the graphics gave it a free pass. Gow 3 was a big let down but again the graphics gave it a free pass, honestly the first gears campaign wasnt anything above average but again graphics gave it a free pass. All a game really needs this gen is decent gameplay with amazing visuals in order to score high. I would place uncharted 2 on this list but although I don't believe it deserved a perfect score of 10 I'd still give it a 9 based on the overall experience which is more than i'd give other games.
@mrcash I mostly agree with you and would even add the hype train factor as a free pass (CoD anyone?) or the desire to be noted (I loved Heavy Rain, it was good to great, but the ammount of reviewers praising it was unreal, it's obviously not a game we expect everyone to enjoy)... but GoW3? Really? GoW 3 not only were a prettier GoW, but a better game too. I rushed through GoW 1 and 2 buttle mashing, even in titan mode if I want. But in GoW3 you can't do that, not even on normal, unless you want to stay 5 hours fighting Hades. It also features way better animation, more upgradables that even gives a reason for the auto-regenerable yellow bar be (in GoW2 it was only for slowmo), more and better boss fights... Maybe it only looses to GoWII in enemy variety (would have to consider the color swaps and still woult not loose by much) and GoW 1 in story (as in the first GoW Krato's past were constantly being revealed, while in GoW 3 he looks like not bothered by nightmares or his past anymore, except when around pandora or in the final nightmare). I'm a fan of hack'n'slashers first and foremost and GoW3 was the game to push the franchise into my top10. It was an improvement in almost every aspect, I don't think it was overrated at all.
Uncharted 2 doesnt deserve a 10 and yet you are here complaining because REACH deserves a 10 and not an 8?? The irony. To your information Reach has the BEST graphics of any HALO today. It also has the most colorfull graphics of any FPS available. It cant compete technically with KILLZONE 2 but on the 360 it is the best looking FPS. Smooth, colorfull, clean and incredible effects and lightning is what I have to say about REACH graphics. So saying they gave the games with high graphics achievement a better score is just stupid and really showed how ignorant and fanboy you are. PEACE AND GAMING!!
gamesradar, Halo reach isnt less than a 9.
Personally, I wouldnt know. Unless you have it (and proof) neither would you. I can't wait for the game but each reviwers opinion is their own.
Because is more of the same. Its not proffesional to judge other games on both consoles based on how much they bring new to the table but give a free pass to the biggest franchises like Halo, Mario and Gran Turismo. I said its an 8.5 game. Its the best Halo but its more of the same. Lets see the disagrees roll... LOL! PEACE AND GAMING!!
"FU gamesradar, Halo reach isnt less than a 9" TEEEEEAAAAARRRRSSSSSSSS!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! YUMMY!
Someone can't accept a less than average score.... :P
5 hr campaign...
Sorry to dissapoint you but its not a 5 hour campaing... even on the easieast settings. Im not going to give more details but the single player campaing is solid. the best of any Halo to me. Ohh and way more cinematic. Any Halo fan will drool over it. Also for me this series has been overrated and overhyped since the first and im tired that to some people you cant say something negative about it without being called a SONY fanboy. Not everyone in the SONY camp like God of War and they arent 360 fanboys. The same here, they believe Halo Reach is an 8 so that doesnt change the mind of the fans who are buying it day one. PEACE AND GAMING!!
not that I don't accept the score, I just dismiss its validity. A Review is nothing more than opinion that is being presented for people to accept or dismiss. I have bever found Gamesradar to be a site that factors into my opinion forming process. However, I do subscribe to Gameinformer, Gamepro, and OXM, and I typically prefer the reviews from those publications more so than just web based entities.
GamesRadar is the sh!t. They know what they're talking about. I find it quite hilarious that this game is not as good as you fanboys were hyping it up to be. Most anticipated GOTY my ass.
You are going to dismiss the perfect scores that it has been given by other sites and publications, and accept the 8 from gamesradar, and then call out other people as fanboys? that is TFF.
Actually, isn't Gamesrader normally biased against PS3 games and lenient on 360 games?
Yep. They have written some ridiculous pieces about PS3 titles at Gamesradar. Their coverage of games like Gears of War 2 before launch was so good and their negativity about Killzone 2 before launch so prominent that the guys at Neogaf ripped them a new ass. When one writer posted a query, this happened: http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
Gamesradar gave MW2 a perfect 10. After that, anything they say means absolutely nothing to me, PS3 or 360.
The 8 is summed up by this. "Do you buy Halo mostly for the multiplayer? Then Reach is everything you'd want and expect from Bungie's final contribution to the franchise – perfectly polished familiarity with exactly the right amount of fresh features and bold risk-taking. If you're counting on an epic, sweeping and satisfying campaign story, however, you might want to keep waiting for Halo 4." The singleplayer just isn't unbelievably, perfectly and astoundingly perfect. Not bad, just not perfect. And rather than sweep that under the rug, they let it show on their final score. But if you're buying this for the multiplayer, well, $60 incredibly well spent.
You don't know what your talking about. I go to gamesradar every day and listen to every Talkradar and I love them but some times it just pisses me off at how biased they can be against the PS3.
Wow. Interesting review setup. Will they extend this setup to every game with MP now? Also, kinda sucks they're forced to give it one score for the BS known as Metacritic. Good job Bungie, congrats!
I'm suspicious now. I always suspected the campaign would be weak. If it is, I'd say Halo Reach deserves the 8. It's not going to stop me from playing the MP for the next few years, but I've never considered Bungie good at making SP campaigns. Their idea of a good story is pretty contrived.
No one is surprised you guys would wait for the lowest score from a biased/hit-seeking site to become "suspicious"
"you guys" check my comment history. seriously? me? everyone knows you're a 360 fanboy. everyone.
Why did he even troll you? You said you were still going to play in the multiplayer. There are better people to troll then you in this article. We both got disagrees it was probably from hallmark
It's because he's a loser. He doesn't like any criticism at all of any game on the 360 or for the 360 itself. I love the Halo series but I have my opinion and that is the Halo Reach campaign is not as strong as the multiplayer. There's always some mundane problem with the campaign that keeps it from being amazing. Like the final boss battle in Halo 3 was against 343 Guilty Spark, and it was so lame. I wouldn't be surprised if the campaign in Reach was weak.
"It's not going to stop me from playing the MP for the next few years," is exactly why I feel this game deserves a 9 or higher. How many games can you honestly say that about. Me and some buddies played Halo 3 a few weeks ago for a few hours. A game thats 3 years old. Honestly games are for fun in my eyes. Not graphics, novel like stories, or even movie quality acting (all nice but not gamebreaking). Its a game and if for $60 dollars a game can entertain me for 2-3 years then it sure as hell deserves a 10 in my book.
Well, if that's the criteria then I have to wait 3 years before I can give Reach that perfect 10. I think Halo 3 deserves 9.5 for the fact that I played it for 3 years. I took the .5 out of the score because of the price of the map packs.
wow...dang. I thought the lowest score Id see for Reach is 8.5. Never thought I'd see an 8.0...These guys must not like Halo at all.
Dude if they did not like halo is would be below a eight. Disagrees: Why. You would have to like a game to give it a 8/10. You cant hate a game and give it a 8/10.
8 isn't a bad score and 8 doesn't mean they hate the game.....They gave Killzone lower and they hated that game.....Its because people think it deserves to be high but they just didn't like the single player that much so they gave it lower....some other reviews like IGN loved the single player and respectably gave it higher its a matter of opinion people....Just buy the game and judge for yourselves
8 isn't a bad score. Like at all. That's like saying you wouldn't want a B in school. I think everyone would've loved getting a B on your report card. This is why I don't like reviews nowadays. They gave so many perfect 10s that anything less than that makes people say it's a bad game. Even a 7 is good!
i cant wait to play it, then i can see really that what score it should be for me .
seems like they didn't like the campaign, and why would they compare it to Bad company2?
The are both FPS, have vehicles combat and are squad based. The only real difference is one is based on real combat and the other is fantasy. Other then that they are very similar games. Less than 2 days to go. Disagree? Um one of them isn't an FPS? Doesn't have vehicles? Not based on team? Oh please point that game out because I feel a little silly now. /S This place is a riot. It's the main reason I keep coming back.
I've played the Beta, I know the gameplay of this game is very solid. I know the features this game has, they dwarf any other shooter on a console and will provide years of playtime for many. Its not hard to realize if this is an 8 than nothing else in the genre deserves anything higher or close for that matter. Edit: The site gave Bioshock 2 a 10.
wow really? that says alot actually
GamesRadar isn't professional in any way.
nice review!!!! rent it in day 1.
Publication / Halo 3 / Halo: Reach Worth Playing / 9.6 / 8.5 IGN / 9.5 / 9.5 Planet Xbox 360 / 9.8 / 10 GameTrailers / 9.8 / 9.3 GameZone / 9.7 / 8.5 1UP / A+ / A+ VideoGamer / 10 / 9 Eurogamer / 10 / 9 GamePro / 5/5 / 5/5 Game Informer / 9.75 / 9.5 IGN UK / 9.5 / 10 GamesRadar / 10 / 8 Destructoid / 8.5 / 10
why did you post this here?
Yeah, I fail to understand why as well. Truth be told, after playing the game and finishing it, it first feels like Reach and Halo 3 are two different titles. It's only when you get to the end do you realize that Reach is a natural evolution of the Halo formula - what 2 and 3 should have been (ODST doesn't exist for me). Reach feels like the next (and last, for Bungie-developed games) step in evolution for the franchise. Comparing it to a game that's lower down in the evolution cycle is sort of pointless ("let's compare sea-gulls to pterodactyls!" See what I mean?).
Strange place to post the above statistics here. :P
It is an okay review for an obviously biased website. No matter though, it is clearly the reviewers opinion. However, their "review system" is defunct. There is no possible way that a hockey game (NH11) is better than Halo: Reach. Obviously, this "system" needs revision. I really can't explain my opinion without some bias as well, but it seems that GamesRadar usually picks and chooses which games they "want" to like. By the way GamesRadar, this game is 10x better than Halo 3.
Hmm Halo3 wasn't perfect that's true i think.A score of 10/10 sometimes seems fair in Halo3 when it's at it's very best but a lot of the levels pull it down a fair bit.I'd personally mark a 9/10.With that in mind then, i'd go with this being a slightly odd review score considering Reach is likely far more consistant
reviews are basically just opinions. This was his opinion, so be it.
Reviews are mainly based off the gameplay itself but also opinions.
Just read IGN's review their and 360 crew has really no credibility or objectivity,.. Or they are just blatant 360 fanboys,..or they got a nice check,.. Not even true Halo fans,.. who will understand it is really not all that great in every aspect of the game,..
you going to say the same thing about Gameinformer, Joystiq, Gamepro or 1Up? Each one Gave Reach very Good scores (honestly Gamepro's score surprised me).
Good review, non-biased.
ign gave it 9.5-10 and this gave it a solid 8, makes you wonder which is telling the truth, I for one will first rent it to find out how good it is for myself then buy it when the price goes down a little
goto metacritic and see for yourself. http://www.metacritic.com/g... only two sites thus far to give Reach a 8 are Giantbomb and Gamesradar, two sites whose opinions have never mattered to me personally.
Remember Reach. All I see is 10's. Eat a Dick Giantbomb and Gamesradar.
I havent played it yet (i did play the beta) but I predict I would rate the multiplayer a 9.5. It has so much to offer content wise Ill be spending a lot of time in Forge. I never was a fan of the story and it seem as if its not better than the first which so far still had the best campaign. I predict its a 7.5 or 8 so that puts my final prediction score at 8.5 to 9. I cant wait to play usually my first impressions of games are what I think of it after beating it. I wouldnt want to go into it thinking its a perfect game, this way I will have more fun.
Just got a 360.Having never played a Halo game.Is it worth playing the others before I play Reach?
find that to be a tough querstion. My first answer is I think you should at least read tbis if you don't want to play halo 1-3. http://halostory.bungie.org... That being said, if you like FPS and you want to see how the story and game evolved then I suggest you give the games a try. Remember that Reach it is a prequal to the events in Halo 1.
no point now except to practice online. Reach will be the best one and its a prequel so just play that then the other ones in order. If you cant wait play Halo 1 until Tuesday
But still . gamesradar giving an 8 , that too for a halo game . Pretty Ballsy.This site used to give 9s and 10s like freaking cupcakes. Anyways the review seems fair enough , Let"s see if it is actually that much true. from all the gameplay vids , it seemed like Reach would have ODST type storytelling. Bah , they should have just stuck to the tried and tested Mastechief Formula of "one man Army" , just let us play as noble 6 through the whole game and let the rest of the Noble team do their own thing.
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