Well, what can I say about Halo? Not sure really where to start with this
one. I was one of the few Xbox owners who couldn't get into it when it was
originally released. Being a hardcore PC FPS fan, the transition to a gamepad
just frustrated the hell out of me. I like my FPS fast and action packed, and
I like my controllers to like wise be fast and responsive. A gamepad just
sucks for this in my opinion. Mouse and keyboard all the way baby!
So, now Halo has arrived in all its glory on the platform of choice for FPS
fans. How does it stack up? Well pretty good, but not perfect. The game in my
opinion lacks the atmosphere of the great old PC games like the original Unreal
and Half-life. It replaced this atmosphere with hordes and hordes of Covenant
(your current foe) with even more mutants from the Flood. It is almost a hybrid
of Unreal and Serious Sam.
This isn't a bad thing really, as it does make it action packed, but it also
does make some game aspects very repetitive and eventually fairly boring (i.e.
the indoor zones). But there are some saving graces. The outdoor zones are
beautiful and the vehicular mayhem you can create in a warthog or scorpion tank
is a hell of a lot of fun.
One thing to note however, make sure your system is top of line if you want
to play this game the way it's meant to be played. My P4 3ghz couldn't run the
game in all its glory at decent speeds when it had a lamer GeforceFX 5200 in
it. Now I'm running it with a Radeon 9800XT and the game just flies. Just be