Complex Magazine: "Halo: CE Anniversary" is a Reach

In short, Halo: CE Anniversary feels dated. Behind its updated graphics, it still plays like a 10-year-old game. Conversely, when playing with the original graphics settings turned on, you’re reminded of all the charm the game had.

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aviator1893148d ago

"Behind its updated graphics, it still plays like a 10-year-old game."
Well, that was 343i's original intent, was it not? Leave gameplay absolutely untouched, and upgrade the visuals.

tigertron3148d ago

Yeah, its funny how this game gets put down because it "plays like an old game". *facepalm*

darthv723148d ago

GoW with its new coat of paint still plays like an old game but that isnt a bad thing. Same with halo anniversary. The gameplay is what made those games great not the gfx.

Now the gfx has been brought up to a level equal to the original gameplay. I give it an 8.

PetitPiPi3148d ago (Edited 3148d ago )

"it still plays like a 10-year-old game"

LMAO! This deserves a SMH. = Garbage.

MerkinMax3148d ago

It's the same as those who didn't realize the multiplayer was in Reach's engine. 343i was 100% transparent with all their design choices and intentions, yet people still found a way to be misinformed.

IQUITN4G3148d ago (Edited 3148d ago )

I still play this exceptionally well crafted first campaign, over any fps in fact if we're talking about which fps i always go back to. The combat easily holds up and is still the greatest example out there- that's a statement easily dismissed of course, but not to those that still love to play this game 10 years on. I very much enjoyed the sequels- a lot in places-, but they're flawed and on a very different page to the first astonishing game

Without equal

DJ3148d ago

I wish every PS3 "HD Collection" was treated like Halo: Anniversary. At least 343 Studios went through the trouble of upgrading the visuals, not just porting over old assets.

Paradicia3148d ago (Edited 3148d ago )

The reviewer has it all wrong. The whole point was not to disrupt the formula but to enhance the visuals and re-live the experience 10 years on, not just for a quick money grab like so many HD collections out there. This is one of the best examples of how remakes should be done. I'm only sorry I didn't have enough money to buy it.

Gam3rSinceBiRTH3147d ago

So true. I would love real HD remakes of classic Sony games. The God of War remake was pretty bad.

spicelicka3148d ago

motherf***** idiotssssss, it's an HD motherf***** remake, like god of war HD, beyond good and evil HD, shadow of the collosus HD, goddamit...

Zynga3148d ago

Let it be man and if your letting this guys opinion get to you, just go back to your gaming.

spicelicka3147d ago

lol ok good idea, he didn't get to me don't worry, i just wanted to get to himm.

m233147d ago (Edited 3147d ago )

I'm having tons of fun with it, any Halo fan should pick it up. Online co-op is great, but the standout for me is the addition of terminals which are great little insights into the Halo universe.

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