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Halo: Reach Beta Impressions

Everyone was super hyped about the Halo: Reach Beta, and it is a game from Bungie, so that comes naturally. I was not riding the hype train because if it did not play well in the end, I would have been with all the other anti-Halo people in saying that it completely sucks. My strategy paid off. Halo: Reach is Halo 3, no doubt. It feels like Halo 3, it looks like Halo 3, it even sounds like Halo 3. I’m not saying that it is a totally bad thing by any means, Halo 3 was a good game but Halo: Reach is just more of the same. Sure there is new weapons and abilities, but armor lock absolutely sucks during any game mode without vehicles. Sprint is only for oddball, even though you can’t even sprint with the oddball. Cloak sucks. And the jetpack is mainly what everyone uses. This game uses a point system to have you unlock armor pieces such as a helmet, shoulders, or a chest, but they really don’t do much other than make your spartan look slightly different. The game modes in the beta are the worst part of Halo, in my opinion. Oddball, CTF, and 4v4 Team Slayer are all you can play. I can’t wait till they get Invasion in, I like the big team playlists where you can actually work as a team. I have spent most of my beta time not wearing a headset for the plain and simple fact that the Halo community are full of racist douche-bags. Every time I go on, I hear some profanity out of some 1o year old’s mouth. What are parents teaching their kids these days? I am good at the game, don’t get me wrong (I usually get the highest kills or dominate in Oddball), but it’s just not that fun. Bungie could of also done a better job making it look different. Sure the new weapons look cooler and feel slightly different but whenever I look at the level design I always say to myself, “This could be in Halo 3.” Overall I like the fact that Bungie is trying something different with class based gameplay, even though it’s not really class based, but I think they just aren’t trying hard enough. I would like to see the single player and see how that pans out but this is probably not going to be my top multiplayer game of the year.

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  1. thatguykalem
    May 11, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Paragraphs, Josh. Where are they? =P

  2. thatguykalem
    May 11, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Paragraphs, Josh; where are they?

  3. May 11, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Nobody told me I was supposed to be professional… 😀

    • thatguykalem
      May 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      I’m hardly being professional with my multiple ‘Submit Comment’ clicks =P

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