Let me start off by saying this is one of the most exciting FTS shooter games I have ever played. I have been playing Halo games since the beginning of time and was overjoyed when this game was released. In fact I called in sick to work that day…lol. Not to mention I would have to question your loyalty to Halo if you didn't get the Collectors Edition. This game is really the best of the series and I will show you why in this review.
First, they totally revamped the whole menu system which was much needed. Why is this so great? Well for starters you can display your friends that are playing Reach, and also you can keep track of them for good old fashion party games. Honestly, starting or entering a different gaming mode is easy as hitting a couple buttons (not to mention your friends can come with you every place you want to go).
In the campaign mode everyone knows that they storyline are truly epic and Halo Reach is by far the best. You can play by yourself or with up to four players, and this time you are the newest member/members of the Noble team. In your first challenge you are to seek out and discover a "distress signal" in a mountainous region. Like any other Halo game a full out war erupts between alien invaders. You will have to fend for yourself with a ton of FTS tactics. This is by far the best Halo game you will ever play!
I don't really want to ruin the story or anything, but it will start out a little slow, but each level will really build onto the next, you will be on the edge of your seat by the time the final level has unfolded, though. Just when you get comfortable in a rocky environment the level will change into a military outpost or even a rural farm. You will even be able to enjoy the all new vehicles (which actually handle quite well).
So as far as replayability goes, Reach wrote the book on this in my opinion. You can play multiple levels with friends online/offline and customize the attributes of the weapons, shields, and strength of gravity, of course the difficulty level, as well. Hell, you can even play in user generated matches online which are even more customizable. Don't forget about the competitive matchmaking system, which makes the online play freaken awesome. Also, the online mode comes with a new and improved voting system where you can actually play a more non-biased match.
I really could go on and on about how good this game is but you probably don't want to hear me blow my load about how great this game actually is. Top that all off with brilliant graphics and excellent sound and you have a state of the art game. Honestly is there anyone here at RAG that doesn't like this game The collectors edition comes with a nice box, stickers and awesome booklet in which the standard edition does not come with though. It is a must for any true Halo fan, buy, this game and I will beat you online. Lol