Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Halo. How it changed the world. Was it the right thing to do?
This message is coming to you directly from Dagobah. Nobody has any illusions to how 'Halo' changed the world of gaming. It single handedly made the Xbox what it is. It brought console gaming to a new level. I'll never forget riding in the back of a warthog letting rounds from my machine gun fly into helpless hoards of covenant filth. In a lot of ways, it changed my life and possibly made it better. My question is this. Was it worth it? Now, you have to sort through the masses to find anything that is not a first person shooter. Yes, I know other games exist, but the bulk of the big release titles are just trying to emulate what 'Halo' did for us. Don't get me wrong. Some achieve this and in the case of the 'Call of Duty' franchise surpass it. But, that can only bring so much solace when the rest try and fail time after time leaving us, the loyal followers very little console gaming options. Did 'Halo' do the right thing? That's something this video game Jedi cannot answer. This message has come to you directly from Dagobah.