Quantcast
The Official Halo: Reach review thread

Forums - Microsoft Discussion - The Official Halo: Reach review thread

themanwithnoname said:
CGI-Quality said:
themanwithnoname said:
CGI-Quality said:

93 is a solid Meta. Should hold at least 91 or 92 to the end though, and perhaps even 93 or 94, depending on the 8s and 9s. Anyone read any of the sub 9 reviews?


Giant Bomb's complaint is that the campaign is too similar to other Halo games. I think that's the only complaint I remember in the whole review.

Oddly enough, that's what keeps people coming back to this series. You'd think that'd be a plus.


Well, there are a couple of headscratchers in other review I've read so far to be fair. The IGN review tries to say the number of maps for multiplayer is lacking by comparing it to the Halo 3 maps plus its 12 DLC maps, which is a baffling comparison to make imo. Gametrailers was complaining about the beam rifle and plasma grenade launcher being too strong, but from what I can remember from the beta, killing people with those two weapons isn't exactly a walk in the park.

It's hard to imagine anybody on the fence who hasn't played a Halo game, though I do wonder what the thoughts of people who've never played it before are about these reviews.

My third tool of destruction in the Reach beta was the beam rifle (I killed a couple hundred people with that thing and only got killed by it about 5 times)....that thing was ridiculous.  

But I'm guessing the reason why they don't like them is because they got raped by those 2 weapons one too many times.



Around the Network

The score system is not perfect yet 93 is a very high score. Maybe they should put a warning  on the Meta score that it can be off  plus/minus 5 points when  comparing games so people won't make such a big deal with a past game getting a one or two higher than a new released game.



videogamezone

http://translate.google.de/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=http://www.videogameszone.de/Halo-Reach-Xbox360-232052/Tests/Halo-Reach-im-Test-fuer-Xbox-360-Ein-sehr-gutes-Actionspiel-aber-nicht-ueberragend-773769/2/

87/100



In-Kat-We-Trust Brigade!

"This world is Merciless, and it's also very beautiful"

For All News/Info related to the PlayStation Vita, Come and join us in the Official PSV Thread!

Very good reviews, definitly looking forward to it.

But seriously guys, stop complaining about lower scores than 10s, scores are in the end nothing more than opinions of the reviewers.



2012 - Top 3 [so far]

                                                                             #1                                       #2                                      #3

      

excellent reviews, not quite in the very rare SMG1/2, UC2 and ME2 range but still excellent scores and I cant wait to play this game!!!



My current Soul Silver Team:

Around the Network

I'm really happy with the reviews it's getting... not too high and not too low ^___^ . The problem I had with Super Mario Galaxy 2 is that the reviewers hyped and praised it so much, that when I got around to playing it I was expecting something extremely awesomely amazing. I loved it still, but there was no way that the game could match what I hyped it up to be XD. 

I still predict Reach to end up being 94 on metacritic... a very nice place to be 



  

360 homepage says 92 after 17 reviews. Reach page says 93 after 12 reviews.

Metacritic is all in a tizzy.



CGI-Quality said:

93 is a solid Meta. Should hold at least 91 or 92 to the end though, and perhaps even 93 or 94, depending on the 8s and 9s. Anyone read any of the sub 9 reviews?

It's not good for Halo though, certain franchises need to live up to certain expectations, if this were an unknown franchise though you're right, it'd be fantastic.

I'm a little dissapointed, but the best sites are giving it high scores though so that's something



 

snfr said:

Very good reviews, definitly looking forward to it.

But seriously guys, stop complaining about lower scores than 10s, scores are in the end nothing more than opinions of the reviewers.


And fanboys, who use the meta score to undermine games that are not on their console. All too common a problem, and very annoying at best.



Past Avatar picture!!!

Don't forget your helmet there, Master Chief!

A lot of companies know by slating Halo Reach they will get free advertising. People will visit their site to read the bad review rather then go and read every 100% score. Reading some of the lower score reviews it is obvious that is what a few have done. A few of them are genuine scores too. It would not surprise me one bit to see Reach get a 7 score from someone.

The only review that should matter is your own. We live in a world now where sites review games on a lot of different external factors rather then just the game itself. Some think they should get a free weekend in some hotel and some think they should get some special treatment. Very few places these day's review the games and score them totally on just the game. The only place i tend to agree with is Eurogamer. A 9/10 score from them is a massive score. Too many games this gen have got 9 or 10's when they didn't deserve them.