Halo: Reach is on the verge of being one of the most popular video games in the history of ever and while lots of people believe that Halo: Reach is the best thing since broken glass, some feel that Reach is just leveraging its popularity from being a part of the Halo franchise. Of course, Halo: Reach can’t escape the fame associated with being a Halo game, but Halo: Reach has more than enough merit to stand out on its own.
To be fair, I can see where the Halo: Reach critics are coming from; everyone doesn’t “get” Halo, with its alien races, bulky vehicles and men in spacesuits. The Halo series has done exceptionally well in the past and with Halo: Reach being the last Halo game that Bungie will ever release, lots of people feel that Halo is just a bunch of media hype.
Sure, Halo: Reach may be hyped up a bit, but underneath all of the Halo: Reach hype is a kickass game that’ll rock your socks back on. I’ll go as far as to say that if Halo: Reach were the very first Halo game and didn’t have the backing of the epic success of its predecessors, it’ll still be the most talked about game on the “interwebs.”
Halo: Reach has something for everyone; casual gamers will love having the ability to fly around on jetpacks, the cool animated assassinations, and the other armor abilities in Halo: Reach, while hardcore gamers will love the accuracy based weapons like the DMR, Pistol, and the reticle blooming sniper. All gamers will love the detailed and beautiful graphics of Halo: Reach, the schmorgesborg of game types and playlists, and the new Credits system that’ll let them add a bit of style to their Spartan or Elite.
Halo: Reach is far from just being a Halo gimmick – points at Halo Wars – and pans out quite well as an excellent first person shooter. The Halo: Reach beta was kickass and the final version will prove to be even better. While some critics may have valid points, the vast majority of them are the type of people that’ll hate on anything popular – iPad, 3DTV, iPhone 4, etc. – but just like with the other popular items, they’ll only hate until the final product is release, then they’ll eventually be converted over like everyone else.
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