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This is my third attempt at a review of Halo PC and Iím glad for the chance at a second sober thought. The first review was glowing, the second tore into Halo PC for not measuring up to the original. Here, finally, I can appreciate the clean port that Gearbox has done and the solid campaign but make enough of a fuss to demonstrate general disappointment with the state of multiplayer. Sure itís popular. So were Ford Pintos.
The brightest point about all this, is that if Microsoft wants to spend the money, all of these problems can be patched away. A better chat interface is easy Ė even color-coding messages would help tremendously. Co-op is a long-term project but not impossible, and the griefer-or-bunny server choice could be remedied by putting a cap on TKs, implementing a voting system, etc. Of course, this will happen if and only if Microsoft wants to spend the money. And why should they? Itís not likely that Halo 2 will come to the PC Ė not any time soon. So hereís to hoping, but expecting little. Cheers.
You are the last of your kind. Bred for combat, built for war, you are the master of any weapon, pilot of any vehicle and fear no enemy.
Bent on Humankind's extermination, a powerful fellowship of alien races known as the Covenant is wiping out the Earth's fledgling interstellar empire. You and the other surviving defenders of a devastated colony-world make a desperate attempt to lure the alien fleet away from Earth. Shot down and marooned on the ancient ring-world Halo, you begin a guerilla-war against the Covenant. Fight for humanity against an alien onslaught as you race to uncover the mysteries of Halo.
Halo, the award-winning and critically acclaimed science fiction epic adventure, is coming to the PC, courtesy of Bungie and Gearbox Software. Packed with action, Halo contains all the thrilling gameplay and rich story that made it a smash hit with gamers all over the world. Now you can take the battle online with all new multiplayer including new maps, weapons and vehicles available only on your PC!
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