Why was Halo so great?


Why was halo so great? The halo series has produced timeless videogames year in and year out. (except halo 4 and beyond.) The first entry in the series was Halo combat evolved or Halo CE. It released November, 15 2001 along with the new Xbox. Halo revolutionized gaming at its core. During this time in history most of major first-person shooters were played on PC. (Personal Computer) At that point in time consoles did not really produce a good first-person shooter yet. When Halo it started a wildfire for first person shooter after it, and changed the gaming industry at its core.  Halo CE brought us this badass character that you took control of to fight tons of convent enemy’s and other key side characters to make it a well-balanced story. Not only did it bring a well-balanced story, it also brought us the halo ring, which pushed the Xbox power to its limits with a vivid world and landscape. Then 3 years later Halo 2 was released and it was better, if not as good, as the first Halo. Halo 2 improved on its graphics, weapons, characters, story, and a myriad of other things. The biggest thing that set it apart from Halo CE was the online multiplayer. Halo 2 was launched with the announcement of Xbox live. Halo 2 was one of the best-selling Xbox games because of this. Then there was Halo 3. Halo 3 released with the newly announced Xbox 360. Halo 3 had a lot of pressure and hype on its 2007 release and it delivered. It tied the best parts of Halo CE and Halo 2 in one package. Its story was probably the best out of the 3 and the multiplayer was defiantly the best out the 3. It improved on Halo 2 problems in multiplayer and way more maps and game mode. It also gave to different perks for rank up. For example, exclusive amour or helmets. Also, to top it off they added forge which players could create their own game modes, and adapt or make new maps. Then Halo Reach dropped in 2010 and was in my opinion the last great halo game. Halo reach had an awesome story and great multiplayer.  Its forge was the best to date allowing to make tons of different game modes and make whole makes from scratch.  After Bungie left halo the games were not the same and 343 industries could not live up to the standards. But comment on how you feel about halo and the direction the series is taking?       

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