It’s been etched in stone; Halo: Reach will be the last Halo game and after almost 10 years of getting gamers addicted to the Halo series, Bungie is leaving fans with the perfect “swan song” and giving them everything they’ve ever asked for with Halo: Reach.
Welcoming Halo: Reach has a bit of bittersweet feeling to it because I know that although I can’t wait to get my hands on the latest Halo game, but as I wait on the latest game of Halo, I know that I’m also welcoming the end of the Halo series. After over 9 years of being a hardcore Halo fan, I must admit that it is a bit difficult to welcome the end of my favorite gaming series of all time, but Bungie is trying its best to make the break up between Halo and Halo fans a lot easier with Halo: Reach – by jamming Halo: Reach with all of the features Halo fans have been begging for for years.
Bungie’s decision to delve deeper into Reach, the events that took place leading up to Master Chief being the last Spartan and what lead to Halo – of course – is a much better way to end the Halo franchise than it would have been to bring Master Chief back in Halo 4 and leave Halo fans with more questions unanswered that answered with Halo 4. Bungie also did the Halo community justice by making the Halo: Reach campaign’s maps more expansive, getting rid of “the flood”, adding better graphics and more enemies into the fray.
Bungie made Halo: Reach like a huge early Christmas gift for fans by bringing back long awaited and sought after features like the Halo: CE pistol, space combat, jetpacks, more old-school Halo matchmaking map remakes, more Spartans to choose from, added armor customization, and new concepts like Campaign Matchmaking, the Arena, Loadouts, and Armor Abilities.
I do regret that Halo: Reach will be the last Halo game, but I’m glad that Bungie didn’t half-ass the fans as they close the file on the Halo series and move on to other things. Thanks Bungie and long live Halo: Reach.
For more, read The 5 Best Changes Made to Halo: Reach After the Beta , Can the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Survive Without Another Halo Game? , and Why Halo: Reach Lives Beyond the Hype of Just Being Another Halo Game
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