Ten years ago, the original Xbox launched with a title that revolutionized console FPS gaming and took off in student dorms everywhere. The problem is even in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the game is starting to show its age.
This isn't a bad review, but I have one complaint about it. It's SUPPOSED to show it's age. The game play mechanics and physics of this game weren't touched, only the visuals. In fact, we kind of knew about this for a few months before the game even released. I do agree with one of his cons that the loading time between classic and remastered graphics can be a bit too long.
I dont know if he means that showing its age is bad, but rather that the ways it does so are not as expected. Everyone expected it would play like the original Halo, but the same mid-level loads? Anyway, looks awesome.
The loading time between the feature is negligible. Seriously, it's not enough to be a great distraction. It's a feature that's there for novelty and after the first few times, it loses it's luster. That said, I seems a lot of reviewers did not pay attention in the lead up to this game's release or a plain uninformed or just want to nitpick. The game is the same as it was 10 years ago, same campaign which is dated by today's standards, same quirks, same linear gameplay. ONLY the visuals and sound were given a fresh coat of paint.
Halo1 is still a bloody amazing game. It's better than the excellent sequels too. Quirky perhaps when you frst go back to it but clearly still a very good game I would argue that more could have been done to the anniversary version regards to content and that there are issues here and there with this conversion, but all i seem to read about is how it's aged- and frankly that's bollocks because it really hasn't- even up against the latest modern day campaigns. Halo1 was obviously a fluke You get the definite impression half the reviewers never really played these games to death or that they aproach a review from the one playthrough of a game. I'm beginning to care less what these so called experts think these days
I love how i got the feeling of *crap i finished it* when the credits rolled. Its a true gem.
The Library level ...
Completely brilliant. If not the best example of HD port yet.
scores don't matter when iy comes to games like this, people who played the original will probably buy it. It already has the credentials and this is an oppatunity for haters to finally get to discredit halo even though its a last gen game the are scoring it by this gen standards which shows just how good the game was
So far I'm enjoying the game, I agree with Christopher though. It is really starting to show its age.
This is a great game and it remastered in hd makes it even better
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