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Halo for PC Review
One heck of an awesome game
By Red Squirrel


The mystery
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.

Pros
  • Very awesome graphics and sound
  • Great story line
  • Can be played online with other people (no need to subscribe to anything either)
  • very interactive, grenades make dead bodies fly and stuff
  • I could go on

    Cons
  • sometimes you will get a "loading" screen at the worse time and it will make it freeze for a second and it messes up game play. (just in the single player mode)

    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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    Posted by sintekk on March 03nd 2006 (09:19)
    QUOTE (Holocaust @ Mar 1 2006, 08:27 PM)
    I dont know what you are talking about but Halo's graphics on my comp are definately not crap .And if you complain about the online play , Well ,what does that say about your connection speed and the server, because all the games i play are mostly real time with no glitching. and yes try legendary you pussy...
    Overall its the best FPS game evermade ,that is until halo2 is out on PC ...
    PS. and Master chief is not on steroids, he is a geneticaly engenered/cyborg soldier

    While the graphics aren't crap by any means, I've certainly seen much better games for the pc that came out a year or two before it did. That's simply how it goes with ports.
    As for the best fps game ever made, well, that's certainly debatable laugh.gif

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    Posted by upload420 on October 10th 2005 (14:02)
    i don't know were you guys have been but i have been playing Halo 2 for about 2 months now and it is awsome. NOt that the first didn't kick some a$$ but the second enhanced there graphics and changed to AI and the physics. I liked the campaign better in the first for some reason though the second halo has a good campaign. But the multiplayer of Halo 2 is inserpassable. I just hope they put it on the pc cause i know i will be able to smoke anyone on the internet. with my mouse.
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    Posted by Red Squirrel on December 12rd 2003 (11:27)
    Really, I find lag has been a minimum, but lately it's been horrible but I think it's gamespy's server or something because it seems to be in every game I join or start, and before I never had lag, unless someone showed up with a ping of 1000 or something crazy like that.
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    Posted by Red Squirrel on December 12nd 2003 (00:01)
    Such as what? I enjoyed it and still do. Only thing I wish there would be more then one campain thing because that one was quick and easy to do. I would not want it to be longer either, just have more then one. But I think the whole point is that halo 2 will be the continuation of that one, and I'm looking foward to see it.
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    Posted by rovingcowboy on December 12th 2003 (03:59)
    biglaugh.gif roflmao.gif dancingbanada.gif cool.gif

    ok guys that play halo or might get it this christmas. you are able to join in the screensavers lan/wan party if you can learn the game you will need the full version of the pc game and the mods for it. it seems the pc have has maps in it that the xbox does not have, all info is on thescreensavers website at techtv.com

    they said the next lan / wan party is in Jan 2004 the second thursday? they are doing all repeat shows from now until dec 26th then leo is doing a call for help telethon for 12 hours. then back to the repeat shows until after new years. so you got a lot of time to practice the game.

    they said they like halo a lot and that is an inucation they might play it several more times next year? cool.gif

    like i said i dont play it but i am just telling you that cant see the show so you can join in on the web, go to their site and reguster for the lan party. em320.gif

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