Halo 3 and Command and Conquer
Dude, with the Halo 3 slash Command and Conquer concoction that's out, I'm lost with what the heck is going on with Halo 3. I mean, here's the thing, the Halo franchise is HUGE, and rightfully so, but, I believe it's in danger of being diluted. Although not yet, just sayin the red flags are on the horizon, so far so good. For those of you that moved on to other shooters, you know that when you try to get back into Halo for a bit, you can't help but have the feeling that you're swimming in a fish bowl, seriously. Anyway, I thought the whole Red Alert thing using Halocharacters was a cool idea, I've never played it, but a good idea non the less. So what's up with Halo 3 Recon.
I'll try to sum it up real quickly.
It takes the gap between Halo 2 and Halo 3 and fills it in, but sense it's an independant effort from Bungie, new things can be expected. I expect to see a more personal story tracked sequence. Basically, they're gonna take the helmet off a few ODST's (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), and show some of the supporting cast behind the effort. Think of Halo 3 crossed with Mass Affect, minus the choose your own adventure BS, and the awesome Halo 3 mechanics and physics. Mechanics being how the players interact with imput you provide with your controller, and physics being how they interact with the other items on the screen. I don't know if this is industry techy lingo, but it makes sense to me, so I use it. Either way, wether you agree that Halo should be careful of dilutiion or if you think they should start crossing over and putting the Halo brand on everything (i.e. Halo Tetris, Lego Halo, etc...), that's up to you. From what I've seen and read so far, I think Halo 3 Recon will be a solid release and will please the vast majority of it hungry fan base. Some of which are so infused with Halo that they refuse to buy any other games for thier Xbox, nuff said about the power of Halo. Oh, one more thing, for all you Halo peeps that are yearning for the highly coveted, near impossible to get Recon Armor, you're chance is upon you! Work on your Vidmaster Challenge achievements to get a jump on your homies.
Till next time, stop wiping your hands off on your pants.