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Old 09-23-07, 02:31 PM   #1
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Reviews are in. Pretty solid all around.


Gametrailers: 10
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/25485.html

1UP: 10
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3163125

GamePro: 5/5
http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbo...s/135749.shtml

Teamxbox: 9.7
http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1387/Halo-3/p1

Gamespot: 9.5
http://www.gamespot.com/video/926632...-video-review-

IGN.com: 9.5
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/821/821911p1.html
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Old 09-23-07, 02:44 PM   #2
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kickass. i wan't wait for halo 3 to arrive on tues morning.
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Did anyone expect anything different?
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Gametrailers gave it 9.8

Looking forward to playing it!
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Old 09-23-07, 03:22 PM   #5
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Yeah I'm picking it up.

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Implying the scores were bought?
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Old 09-23-07, 03:30 PM   #6
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You can tell this game has a ton of hype following it. Just look at the size of the video reviews! IGN's write up is like 5-6 pages, lol.
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Old 09-23-07, 03:45 PM   #7
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Can't wait to play this... I love Bungie!
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Guess I'll take back my comments so I won't look like an ass.

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Old 09-23-07, 03:53 PM   #9
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Implying the scores were bought?
I wouldn't dout it, Most reviews say its lacking on a technical level when it comes to graphics but it plays smooth without much hitching yet it gets a high score in graphics? Would think a game thats high on the technical level would get a score like that...

Also you would think with the piss poor teammate AI in the game (that the reviews agree with) it would have gotten lower considering this is a common issue with the series...

Basically they say negative things yet the games score isn't affected.

I mean this game got higher or equal scores to Zelda: Twilight Princess... Zelda got blasted by being too much of the same but it offered far more changes to the series then Halo 3 has.
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Old 09-23-07, 04:01 PM   #10
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http://www.joystiq.com/2007/09/23/halo-3-pre-review/

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The UNSC is still enlisting an army of dumbbots, whose highlights include ceaselessly ramming a Warthog into an anti-vehicle force field, like birds into glass. Smash. Reverse. Smash. Reverse. Smash. Reverse further back. Smash! This would have been the subject of our first game clip, if only game clips could be recorded from campaign episodes (unfortunately, only screenshots can be taken -- unable to capture this distinct moment of stupidity). The truly difficult sections in Halo 3 are those that call for teamwork, but are played alone. You can spend dozens of attempts swapping between the driver's seat and the turret, trying to maneuver through a chaotic vehicle battle with NPCs who shoot at distant targets when you're under fire from yards away or, when called to drive, park onto a wall and wait for a Wraith's incoming mortar. Yep, all dead. Again.
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An inconsistent -- just downright random -- checkpoint system will sometimes trap you, cornered in one case by a dozen Brutes and a turret gunner, and other times be nonexistent.
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This is not the Xbox 360's graphical showcase, falling short of benchmarks set by Gears of War last year, and more recently Bioshock.
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Will Halo 3 live up to the hype? No. There isn't perfection here. There isn't an absolute, please-all quality. But this is Bungie's masterpiece. And there's still so much more to be said and experienced. If you play games, play Halo 3.
I don't dout that this is the best Halo out of the three but I don't believe it deserves the amount of praise it is getting.
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I dunno I think its kind of sad to bag on a game you have not even played. What scores do you all think it should have got being that you have not played it? Atleast wait until you try it before saying the score is high. Thats kind of pathetic. Must say though that I am surprised at Gamespot review. There usually brutal on any game so Halo 3 must have some redeeming qualities.
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I'm one of those guys that managed to snag Halo 3 early from a shader retailer downtown. I finished the campaign yesterday and I have to say that this one is definitely the best in the series. Yeah, it's still Halo, and it feels like it. I don't think anyone was expecting something completely different.

However, the gameplay has been refined to perfection. I thought the first 2 were "good" games, not great, but this one blows them right out of the water simply because the level designers finally managed to get things right this time. There are no long, boring stretches where you're doing the same thing, room after identical-looking room. There is virtually no repetition here. Sure, the campaign is a bit shorter as a result (I finished in 2 sessions) but sometimes shorter is better.

Multiplayer matchmaking services are down until tomorrow (or Tuesday maybe) so I can't comment on that, but as far as single-player goes, this is the best in the series. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the story wraps up nicely without giving you the "I waited 5 years for this?!" feeling.
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