Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Halo 3 War Report

I finally jumped onto the huge lumbering hype bandwagon that is Halo 3 yesterday, when I picked up a preowned copy of the game along with Bioshock for £40 yesterday. After having played the game almost non-stop since I bought it, I am going to have to admit that most of the hype is justified (though I still think the best game of the year is Super Mario Galaxy.

The single player campaign manages to capture the essence of what was great about the original Halo, and fixes things that Halo 2 did wrong. Likewise, the addition of experience points to the multiplayer mode adds a whole new level of depth, and I love being able to watch real time videos of your last 25 games in the Theater. Forge mode sounds great too, but I haven't really messed around with it much yet.

It will be interesting to see whether I keep playing the game when I have to go back to work, and I reach my skill level plateau where I can't get any further. At any rate, the game will get regular use thanks to the fact that everyone I know who owns a 360 also owns a copy of the game.

Finally, here's a screenshot I took at the start of my first Team Slayer victory, when I'm about to start kicking arse!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Boycott Gamespot

Firstly, I know there was no update last week and I'm sorry for that, but things are a bit hectic for me at work at the moment. There is light at the end of the tunnel however because next week I am on holiday for almost three weeks, and I plan to post some articles while I'm off. What I am really here to say though is that from now on I will be boycotting Gamespot completely, due to the controversy surrounding the firing of Jeff Gerstmann due to his harsh Kane & Lynch review. It is my personal opinion that games journalists should be allowed to say whatever they want in a review, without fear of censorship or recrimination - indeed they owe it to their readership to give an honest opinion. It is obvious after reading through this post on Joystik that there is something very fishy going on, which I for one can do without. I urge you to read the Joystik article and decide for yourself.