DualShockers Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection - All Hail the Chief

Joel Taveras writes, "Asking someone to pick their favorite Halo title is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. It’s such a difficult task because each has its own unique identity that you love and cherish. Luckily with Halo: The Master Chief Collection you don’t have to pick. You can have them all. In any order you want. And then some.
I’m here to tell you that this landmark in fan service is not just a Halo fan’s dream come true, it is arguably one of the best and most feature packed compilations I have seen in a video game."

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strangeaeon2266d ago

Great review, this means quite a bit coming from DS.

Mr Pumblechook2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

Dualshockers: "Asking someone to pick their favorite Halo title is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. It’s such a difficult task because each has its own unique identity that you love and cherish."

Dat hyperbole!
I love gaming but sometimes it's best not to drink all the PR KoolAid else you sound a bit detached from reality and the review is undermined.

spicelicka2266d ago

No not really, what he's trying to say that everyone has certain memories and nostalgia attached to each game. I played halo 2 the most, but I'd have a difficult time too if i was asked which is my favourite.

This is how halo fans feel so I don't think its hyperbole.

Naga2266d ago

@ Pumblechook

Did it ever occur to you that the people might actually love this series, regardless of the PR?

dodgemoose2266d ago


It can be a simile and hyperbolic. They're not mutually exclusive.

Mr Pumblechook2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

@Naga. It's okay to love a game. But when you've had children it's sounds really silly to have someone compare the way you love a game to the way you love children. I love Halo. It's my favourite FPS. I don't think the reviewer is being dishonest, I think he is being honest. It's just that when you've had children you wouldn't equate the love of, say, Halo 2, to the love you feel when you first hold your child!

@LogicStomper. It's hyperbole. I have taught English in the past. Some people think that because you are black and they are white they can tell you how to speak and write English and that's not right.

XBLSkull2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

Anyone reviewing fairly is giving this collection 10/10. Best collection released since the Orange Box and IMO even better.

I'm interested to see the AC Unity scores and if pro-PlayStation sites knock points off because it shares the same CPU bottleneck as the X1.

mixelon2266d ago

He's not saying "people love Halo like they love their children" - he's only saying choosing between them is difficult - similarly to how it would be with children.

"Asking someone to pick their favorite Halo title is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child." - it doesn't equate the two.

breakpad2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

the only good halo is the very first Halo CE (which is stellar not simply good) all others (including remasters) are at best mediocrities

4Sh0w2265d ago (Edited 2265d ago )

Mixelon, exactly I have 3 kids I love very much but your explanation is exactly what I gathered from what he wrote. The feeling of trying to pick between them is what he expressed, not comparing your love for the game to the love you feel for your kids.

I think dualshockers is spot on here. Nice to see all around better balanced coverage from them lately.

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DougLord2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

Wow DS I am impressed. Several mags out there have been giving this a lower score then any of the 4 individual games got because they have an Axe to grind with MSFT.

Some of the reviewers are too young to remember how big of an impact Halo had on console shooters and online. It created the genere. Before that FPS was keyboard and mouse and online was PC only. To these kids comparing Halo vs Far Cry or Crysis, it looks and feels old.

Hope people aren't expecting the best gfx ever. This is about doing homage to the most ground breaking series of all time, warts and all.

snookiegamer2266d ago

Why are you impressed??

Dualshockers is NOT exclusively PS!

They cover Xbox & PS brands as well as others.

MCC is worth the scores it has so far received, but it is a remaster just like TLOU-R...regardless of 100 maps!

darthv722266d ago

its a remaster...yes. but not like TLOU. It would be more in line with the other remastered compilations like R&C, J&D, sly cooper...

Not just a facelift but a culmination of the series as a whole. in one nice and convenient cost effective package.

it would be difficult for me to pick my favorite. i have such respect for each game and the differences each one introduced. halo 2 though...driving the scorpion tank along that long highway and firing off rounds in the distance....classic.

MasterCornholio2266d ago


Was it because he mentioned the Last of Us?

I honestly don't see anything wrong with his comment. He didn't say that the MCC was bad or anything on the contrary he's saying that the game deserved the high reviews that it got.

KiwiViper852266d ago

If it was just Halo4 in 1080p/60, you would have a valid argument...

VforVideogames2266d ago (Edited 2266d ago )

Don't worry in another six months we're going to have tlou the ps4-anniversary-ultra-alpha-su per-remastered-half-a-year-edit ion.

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voodoogts2266d ago

Xbox One releasing lots of HIGH QUALITY HIGH RATING games lately. Good Job Microsoft.

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