Monday, 2 November 2009

Halo 3: ODST

My previous game posts seemed to imply that I would reviewing each of the aforementioned games as they were released. So here is Halo 3: ODST.

I said that what got me excited about this was that it had a much darker look than the previous games. It fulfilled its promise there, the stunning scenery that you would usually expect from a Halo game was there with a whole new look, it was dark, it was cold it was windy and rainy.

My favourite thing though was the elite actors in this game. We've got half the cast of Firefly, spouting out lines from that wonderful show every few minutes and if that isn't enough we have the hot Cylon from Battlestar Galactica playing the role of Dare, an ONI agent.

The story was a lot of fun, the stealth elements worked well, without the Bungie folk having to employ any new and fancy stealth game mechanics. The map alone brings a whole new dimension to Halo, giving you the ability to plan your attacks and even avoid fighting in some cases.

I'm coming to the end of my second run through, it's even more fun this time round. The story is wonderful, fantastic voice acting, epic scenery, a great new feel, fun gameplay, everything you want from a Halo game and more.

In other game news, I won't be reviewing Forza 3 for the forseeable future, as I'm not crazy keen on splurging my money at the moment. The same goes for Modern Warfare 2, I really want to play it but that price tag is insane, don't think I'll be buying that for a while. Still not decided if I'm going to pre-order Assassins Creed 2, my most anticipated game of the year, but probably won't get it until Christmas.

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