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Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)
Posted By: bluerunnerDate: 9/17/10 1:54 p.m.

In Response To: Thoughts on Reach (4K words) (Cody Miller)


I think you nailed it on the story. I thought it opened well, but I never really felt any involvement in the story until the Package. Not that the middle missions weren't fun, in fact they were some of the funnest missions of any of the games, but I kept wondering when I was going to learn something new or see some kind of twist. I guess getting Cortana from Halsey was the twist, but I had already expected that after seeing A Spartan Will Rise. Seeing a forerunner structure under Reach was no surprise either. I kept waiting for that big "oh crap" moment, like the first time you encountered the flood. Never got it.

It had some good moments, particularly surrounding the death of each Spartan. Well, I still don't know what happened to Jun. He wasn't really that important anyway.

Jorge was the most fleshed out character, and his death was a moving experience.

Kat's was totally unexpected and right at the moment I was starting to like her, which made more of an impact.

Carter, well I never felt much for Carter. Kat seemed to be the leader more than Carter. He just seemed like the mid-level manager that goes along with whatever his smarter underlings suggest. His death seemed more like a "Me too!" thing. Everybody else is dying a dramatic death, so he wants to join in.

Emile seemed too stereotypical, sort of the token funny black guy, right up until his death. Watching him take on those elites made me finally respect him. Peace out, brother.

Noble Six was kind of a blank slate, which is expected, but his death was the hardest thing for me to watch. It felt like watching my own death. That last shot from the helmet cam just keeps playing over and over in my head. I don't think I've ever had a scene from a video game affect me that much.

In terms of Gameplay, I like Reach as much or more than Halo 1. I need to play it more to make that decision. I haven't played much multiplayer, but so far I have enjoyed it more than Halo 3.

My big dilemma is that I can't make up my mind what I want to play. There's just so much fun stuff. Do I want to forge, play matchmaking, play customs, firefight, or campaign? They're all so much fun.

: Congrats Bungie, Iíll be playing this for quite some time.

Me too.


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Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Cody Miller 9/17/10 11:57 a.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)General Battuta 9/17/10 12:15 p.m.
     good thoughts *NM*Schedonnardus 9/17/10 12:17 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)terminator182 9/17/10 12:34 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)General Battuta 9/17/10 12:56 p.m.
                 Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)DHalo 9/17/10 6:02 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Ducain 9/17/10 12:43 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)General Battuta 9/17/10 12:57 p.m.
                 Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)uberfoop 9/17/10 1:03 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)NeoN 9/17/10 1:19 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)General Battuta 9/17/10 1:32 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)gspawn 9/17/10 1:21 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)NeoN 9/17/10 1:38 p.m.
                 Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)BanditORR 9/17/10 2:41 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)tln 9/17/10 1:40 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)bluerunner 9/17/10 1:54 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)gspawn 9/17/10 2:03 p.m.
     Let's take a better look at that... *SP*BlueNinja 9/17/10 2:01 p.m.
           Re: Let's take a better look at that... *SP*bluerunner 9/17/10 2:05 p.m.
                 Oh snap! *NM*BlueNinja 9/17/10 2:09 p.m.
           Re: Let's take a better look at that... *SP*Hawaiian Pig 9/17/10 8:07 p.m.
     I beg to differ.munky-058 9/17/10 2:31 p.m.
           Re: I beg to differ.Ducain 9/17/10 5:26 p.m.
           Re: I beg to differ.Hawaiian Pig 9/17/10 6:03 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)bluerunner 9/17/10 2:40 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Cody Miller 9/17/10 2:52 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Ze Moose 9/19/10 12:38 a.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)DEEP NNN 9/17/10 2:53 p.m.
     Agreed on out of bounds msgs and plot presentationreprobate 9/17/10 5:37 p.m.
     Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)General Vagueness 9/17/10 5:42 p.m.
           Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Hawaiian Pig 9/17/10 6:00 p.m.
                 Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)General Vagueness 9/17/10 6:34 p.m.
                       Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Crab 9/18/10 11:26 a.m.
                             Re: Thoughts on Reach (4K words)Hawaiian Pig 9/19/10 12:40 a.m.
     DropShield is most useful on Legendary by far. *NM*c0ld vengeance 9/18/10 10:17 a.m.
     Character investmentkapowaz 9/18/10 5:34 p.m.
           Re: Character investmentHawaiian Pig 9/19/10 12:37 a.m.
                 Re: Character investmentLouis Wu 9/19/10 8:08 a.m.
                       Re: Character investmentHawaiian Pig 9/19/10 4:14 p.m.
           Re: Character investmentZe Moose 9/19/10 12:44 a.m.
                 Re: Character investmentkapowaz 9/19/10 3:11 a.m.



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