The fifth installment of the epic Halouniverse is upon us. Now is the time to place your preorder for a chance to receive the Longshot Assault Rifle and the Athlon Iccus Armor. However, there is a more important reason to place this preorder- you will own the latest installment of the Halo universe.
Let me give you some back story about my association with Halo. In my youth, I was a Macintosh gamer. I was in the unhappy position of choosing amongst a dearth of games in a very limited library. One game, however, gave me some hope. The game was called Marathon, and it was one of the first big releases from Bungie. My friends and I would haul our computers to each other’s houses to link up and frag out. Some of my most fond memories growing up were of LAN parties with Marathon, so you might be able to imagine my excitement when I hear Bungie was making Halo.
With the newXbox Livenetwork, I was finally in a place where I could comfortably call myself a real gamer. I played Halo so much I had to set time off for myself so my eyes could recover. My dad had to tell me and my friends to stop playing and socialize at my own high school graduation party. Because the Halo and Marathon universes are somewhat linked, I decided that my first tattoo should be of the marathon symbol. I dare anyone to tell me I am not a true fan of this game series.
The purpose of this blog is not to taunt or say I’m better than you or anything like that- It’s to say that I’ve seen this game in action and I believe it to be the best Halo yet. In this game, the Chief has gone missing and there is reason to believe he has gone rogue. A new team of soldiers led my Spartan Locke must hunt him down- lest the human race fail. This game has a much bigger scale than before- stretching across three worlds. This being the first Halo built for the Xbox One, you can expect a full graphics upgrade on top of superior system performance. Fight alongside your friends with a 4 player co-op mode or against them in massive 24 player battles.