Friday, November 12, 2010

Oh no, Halo Reach

Halo: Reach is the sixth game in the Halo franchise which, like most video game franchises, stops numbering sequel titles at some arbitrary point and starts inserting random words after a colon instead. So for instance the first sequel was called Halo 2, then there was Halo 3, then they decided to mix things up with Halo 3: ODST. Also there was an RTS called Halo Wars, even though all Halo games are about wars. But we digress.

We don't want to spoil the plot of the single-player mode, though Halo: Reach is a prequel to the original Halo, so if you have played any of the previous games you sort of know the ending (SPOILER: THE GOOD GUYS EVENTUALLY WIN). Let's just say that it involves level after level of shooting increasingly strong aliens using more and more powerful weapons. The plot of the multiplayer is similar, only with the added layer of teenagers vigorously reading from a thesaurus of racial slurs.

The Halo series exists in rare air in the video game industry along with the likes of the Mario, Zelda and Grand Theft Auto franchises, in that the release of a new game grosses the kind of money rarely matched by any product launch--Reach grossed a mind-boggling $200 million its first day. In the middle of a worldwide economic collapse.

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  1. Well, what did you expect from a game aimed at 13 year old kids...

  2. Black Ops just beat Halo in terms of sales. =T

  3. I curse whoever decided to add live chat to online gaming and add a microphone to the sale of every xbox. Now you have to listen to every mouth breather, racist, and screaming child... is this supposed to enhance our gaming experience?


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