I’ve never had a meaningful relationship with the Halo franchise. Having never owned an original Xbox, I missed out on the universe Bungie has painstakingly crafted over the last ten odd years. I played Halo and Halo 2 multiplayer via friends over the years, but never in a serious way and I never did more than one or two campaign missions. I picked up Halo 3 because at the time I had just purchased my 360 and was looking for stuff to play. I enjoyed the game, but felt like I was missing something story wise having not played the first two, so I played through it once, messed with the multiplayer for a few hours, then shelved it. I share this information because I feel like reviewing a Halo game is a difficult proposition for somebody like me. There are fanatics (Zealots if you will….I know enough to drop lame puns in this article!) that will enter a state of lunacy at the slightest criticism of their beloved franchise, but honestly, they are probably not reading many reviews anyway, they’re playing the game. So take this review from a specific perspective: Is Halo Reach worth buying as a game on its own, aside from all the hype and fanboyism? The answer is yes, but the game is not flawless as many tout it to be.
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