Today Halo Reach gets released and if everything goes as planned, I’m getting my hands on a copy. To prepare for it, I decided to watch Halo Legends, the anime project that was released a while ago. I’d put off watching it for the longest time, even though my best friend told me several times to watch it. Yeah, I’m an idiot that way.
But now I’ve watched it and I really liked it. Then again, I’m a complete Halo nut, so that’s hardly surprising. The DVD has everything a Halo fan can ask for, ranging from Forerunner back story, comedy bits (the 1337 episode was bordering on too silly, but it pulled it off), awesome action, insight into the Elites and it had lots of nods to the novels for those of us who have read them. The last episode where Master Chief, Kelly and Fred save Catherine Halsey was full of that kind of references, for example, but it wasn’t the only one. Basically, more projects like this should get done, because the end result was awesome.
So Halo Reach will be in my hands soon. I’m debating whether or not I should play it immediately or save it for when my best friend gets back from a work trip so we can co-op our way through it. It’s not like I have a lack of quality games to take on in the meantime anyway… We’ll see. Maybe I should get a poll going or something? “Which game in my pile of shame should I take on first?”
After watching some videos for Halo Reach, I’m starting to build up a lot of expectations. Normally, I’m pretty mellow when it comes to me buying into the hype of games. I can look forward to playing games, but that doesn’t mean that I go nuts about them. For some reason, I’m not like that with the Halo games. Here’s a video where one of the Bungie guys are showing off some multiplayer action while providing some interesting commentary and all the small details have gotten me all excited.
It’s nothing extremely special, really, but it’s all the small things put together that I really like. The funny thing is that I haven’t actually played Halo 3 that much online. I’ve been wanting to, but I’ve had other games that I’ve wanted to play more, mostly to get through single player story stuff. But I think that I might actually log a lot of time with Halo Reach. I bought Halo ODST, so I should be able to download the Reach beta and try it out.
I also can’t wait for the story mode of Halo Reach. I usually play it through myself first and then I get a few playthroughs co-operatively with some friends and I expect the same to happen with this one.