Halo: Reach developed exclusively for Xbox 360 is the blockbuster prequel to the landmark “Halo” video game franchise and is the biggest game yet in the Halo series. Halo: Reach tells the tragic and heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be perched on the brink of destruction.
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With the release of this new version of the famous game Halo, tons of Halo fanatics can’t wait to start playing. This new version of Blood Gulch of Halo comprises a bigger terrain than the previous. I had this chance to check out the new world of Halo and yes indeed - it’s absolutely bigger than before. You could even say it’s larger than large; it’s colossal!
In Halo, a new born version of Blood Gulch has risen with its series of map terrain that makes the Forge World more exciting; this new iteration is called the "Hemorrhage". Forge World consists of several maps/areas - 5 to be exact, dubbed as Canyon, Island, The Rock, Quarry and Coliseum; which is very suitable for Griffball, an extremely fast paced sport game type that's played on an open court between two teams of four players. Each team has a goal and each player carries a gravity hammer and an energy sword.
If you want a multiplayer mode in a gigantic battle, you may use all the five different areas of Forge World. You may also create your own terrain of Halo: Reach’s Huge Forge World according to your preference.
Bungie created and released the new Forge World inclusive of the new Forge Tools which you can use in Hemorrhage and likewise with two other levels: the Pinnacle and the Cage. The Forge Tools gives you ideas on how you can build your levels with relative ease.
Pinnacle is a perfect stage for team games such as Crazy King or Oddball. This is a reincarnation of an old-school map, the Ascension. With its newly-built terrain and sniping towers that Halo fanatics have been waiting for, Halo is sure to make you reach for the highest peak of thrill and excitement.
Outside the Griffball arena, you can also view the newly created map that floats, which is strangely called the Cage. It’s suitable for big battles in both melees and long-ranged characters. This is one of the intense maps that Bungie ever created for the world of Halo. Cage is the best example of the great improvements of Forge. Tools and options have been added to make this game a breathtaking experience; you could easily get hooked on. This game utilizes some physics and geometry application which makes the game a little bit confusing; but with the help of the Forge tools things get quite easy in the whole game process. Moving objects with its corresponding coordinates even allows you to place specific orientations effortlessly.
In the multiplayer game, two vehicles are introduced. One is the Falcon which is a must-use vehicle in the new world of Hemorrhage. You can’t shoot any kind of artillery but other passengers can shoot turrets that can lead your enemy to its final destination - yes, Death, what else? The Banshee definitely doesn’t stand a chance against the Falcon in a one-on-one bout.
The other vehicle is the Covenant. It acts like a ghost crossed with a Wraith Tank; a two-seater that moves so nimbly it can also simultaneously fire enormous plasma balls. It’s a very powerful vehicle that’s absolutely worth using as it can really cause massive destruction; however, it doesn’t provide that much protection to the river.
So, with all of Bungie’s creative effort, the Forge has become kind of extravagant. The new Halo: Reach is now within your grasp, but the frustrating part is you can’t play with other players that are not listed in your Friends list. It is only limited to some hoppers. However, Bungie is planning to upgrade and take Halo to its next level. Meanwhile, if you intend to play the crazy map remember that you need online friends to get the real feel of matchmaking.
Halo: Reach takes another step to the next level in gaming experience. Despite the presence of some flaws that need to be corrected, they’re not really that much of a nuisance to the Halo fanatics.