Halo 5 Guardians review Nov 1, 2015 20:43:51 GMT
Post by Anthony on Nov 1, 2015 20:43:51 GMT
343 Industries have excelled themselves with the latest installment in the mega-selling Xbox franchise.
It's bigger, bolder and more blockbuster than before.
The space shooter shows off the Xbox One's "next-gen" power to true effect.
Epic battles are the name of the game, as a tight storyline thunders along at movie-like pace.
The introduction of Spartan Locke and his efforts to capture the apparently-Awol Master Chief bring a real tension to the tale.
And his face-off with Microsoft's leading man a real peak in first-person shooter gaming.
From the off, you're propelled into the fight, battling your way through spaceships and on alien lands.
scale and visual impact is triple-A all over.
You'll be hard pressed to find a bigger title that really lives up to it's epic qualities on console.
Graphics excel as you come across monstrous creatures hell-bent on killing your hero.
Cut-scenes are so realistic I can’t tell the different between CGI characters’ faces and real life.
Star Wars would be happy with these effects.
It runs smooth as silk and the game plays like a dream.
The guns are everything in a good shooter game.
And I'm happy to report here 343 has captured various rifles, shotgun and alien weapons with aplomb.
It feels satisfying as you blast away at baddies, taking back the galaxy piece by piece
The multiplayer suite away from the main game campaign is as good as any Call of Duty multiplayer.
You've got a host of different modes to fight on, tackling internet rivals and pals alike.
It's fast, frenzied combat, looks amazing on the Xbox One and has a real addiction to it as you level up and unlock weapons and gear.
Sprinting and aim-down-sights allows us to compare this title to CoD like never before.
And while it is not quite as frantic as its shooter rival, 343 have worked hard to make multiplayer matches intense and, at best, real cat-and-mouse chess-like face-offs
Ultimately, they've not re-invented the wheel here.
It's a Halo game through and through.
If you don't like Halo, I doubt the extra pizazz will do much to win you over.
But for the average gamer and series fans alike, there's enough content and 'spectacular' in Halo 5 to warrant a buy.
Only next month's Rise of the Tomb Raider really now has the chance to be crowned 'exclusive must-have' on the Xbox One this Christmas.
And Lara Croft will have to go some to beat the Master Chief's big comeback