One heck of an awesome game
By Red Squirrel
The end is very cool and nerve racking. You better be good at driving the warthog and running over enemies that get in your way or bring your health down (which will most likely be at red to start off with from the previous level). Halo is 25,000km in diameter, and an explosion that will start in a few minutes will wipe it all out so you need to move your butt!
I think there will be a Halo2 coming out soon, or maybe it's already outů The way it ends is mysterious. First, something is said about Halo being destroyed, but that it's just the beginning. And after the credits, you see a very short clip of one of the main enemies making it's way away from the explosion of Halo.
But wait, there's more!
Once the mission is over, you probably won't want to redo it, and if you do, maybe only a few times, so there's way more to it other then the fact that there's different difficulty levels, you can also play online against other people. There are various game types such as capture the flag. Probably the most violent and action packed capture the flag game you'll ever play. The online quality of the game is great, it's not choppy at all, and everything is real time and there's no network lagging whatsoever, at least from my experience using ADSL. This is good news since it means it's networking uses the full potential of your connection, and does not bottleneck the speed like p2p programs do allot.
Playing online is very straightforward, simply choose multiplayer and decide if you want to join a game or start one. You can play on a LAN or online. When anyone starts a game online, it adds it to a list, so when you choose to play online, you can see what games are available to play and choose which one to join in. When starting a game, you can also password protect it so you can get a bunch of friends to join, or just leave it open for anyone else to join. Even if you are behind a router, you can still start a game and people will still be able to connect to you. This is something good to know if you are on a home network as you won't need to do any port forwarding which does not always work since some programs such as Kazaa will send your local IP to the peer and not your real one, but Halo is well designed in this aspect so it works even behind a router. You can host games or join no problem.
Now, a game review is not complete without screen shots. Thankfully Halo does not use anything silly such as overlay so you can still take screen shots using "print screen" so go to the next page to see them!
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