Halo: The Master Chief Collection
why i bought my one
All the halo campaigns with master chief. plus all the maps from all 4 Halos playable in Halo 2 anniversary multiplayer. that's a whopping 68 maps (correct me if im wrong) with remastered audio. A option to press the back button and look at the old graphics and the new in the Halo 2 campaign. With 7 announced old multiplayer maps running a revamped version. Plus dedicated servers that offer cloud computing. Then u get a access code for the halo 5 beta in December. Then Ridley Scott productions brings in halo night fall. Wait and its all on one disc. WOW!!!! Halo 2 is the game that helped create MLG. It made FPS what they are today on consoles. Halo 2 set the bar for competitive matchmaking along with the foundation of xbox live. There was the legendary Halo 3 release. (that's here too) before that was Halo 2 in its prime bolstered a regular of 500,000 players back when xbox live was only 2 years old. I grew up playing this game. Halo is the reason i left playstation. I loved my PS2 until i played 1 match of Halo combat evolved and i was hooked. I never looked back. The reason i own a xbox one is for Halo. I will pay tribute and will enjoy every savory bit of this collection for its unrivaled content at a mere 60 dollars. Cant wait.
Cool idea. Gamers too chaotic online
Well I guess its just been too long. I remember buying an xbox and getting the first halo. I was awesome at it. Then the second. Same story and so on. I bought this game when I got an Xbox one and Im awful at this thing. Some dude on the online multiplayer was getting pretty upset with me on the team, but hey. I have a real career, and trying to remember the controls and everything about each halo game is pretty darn difficult. Sorry that was my first few games back in i don't know... YEARS. Not really worried about it. It was real funny to listen to him freak out and yell. Dude. Much bigger things to worry about than this. And if not, I guess you have nothing going on in life. Actually, Im probably the one paying for your groceries. So don't be rude dude.. be thankful. But really. Chill. This is just a game. And a game that most of everyone already owned and beat. Thats the last time I played it btw. around the end of December. Just got bored. I dig the xbox one controller. The watch tv feature is pretty sweet.
Wait until they fix matchmaking
Ok if you are into halo then you've heard all the news about this game's matchmaking being broken. Its true. If you want to buy this game for campaign then do it, you will not be disappointed. The graphics are awesome and going through the old halos has been a lot of fun. If you want to buy this for the multiplayer (this is the category I fell into) then you should wait until they fix all the multiplayer issues. You will spend more time searching for games and then when it finally puts you into a party it drops you most of the time and the game restarts itself. If you are lucky to get into a match the team matchups are horrible and completely imbalanced. you'll have 5v2 games or the teams will be completely stacked where you have one team on slayer reaching 50 kills while the other team barely reaches 20.. Overall a lot of bugs that need to be fixed. I was so excited for this game and this is the reason I purchased an xbox one. Had I known that I bought a broken game I would have waited..
A solid remaster
The graphics in this game are absolutely amazing! I'm glad that Halo: CE has close to the original graphics, but Halo: 3 looks close to the original, which sucks. It also takes way, way, way to long to find a match online, even when there are tons of people online. Overall it is a good game, with smooth 60 fps and beautiful 1080p.
Matchmaking isn't good
Campaign, Custom Games, Forge, are all great on all games. But the matchmaking disappointed me. You can only choose a certain game type and play it o all all halo games. Or you can choose a single halo game and play a variety of game types. You can't play a specific game type on a specific game. Say you wanted to play halo 4 swat, you'd have to play swat playlist and hope you get lucky enough to play a halo 4 map. same goes with all other game modes. very disappointed
It's Halo and remains so.
While yes the graphics have been upgraded its still Halo, its awesome in a Halo sense, but its not really anything new. If you're a Halo fan its a good buy, but I got it for the nostalgia not the multiplayer so to each their own. If you want the Halo classics buy this, sadly it doesn't include Reach, but its worth it just to replay them on the current gen.
Where to even begin? Bottom line is 343 had no business releasing this game as it is now. Its a complete mess. Matchmaking is horrible. Very difficult to get a match, if you can get one at all. This morning I logged on for an hour and got a total of one game in matchmaking of halo 3 .Also if you back out of the lobby,whoever you sent an invite to play with gets booted as well and you have to resend an invite, which often times does not even work. oh, and when I do manage to get a match my teammates get split up from me and added to the other team in slayer. Lag is still an issue in a decent percentage of games. Numerous non game glitches which freeze up the game. Lack of good stats. half the playlists , plus the entire halo 4 game is not playable at all. This game is an embarrassment as it is now. I'm sure they will remedy this issues over time but to release it this way and ask people to spend their hard earned dough on this is just not right. If they can actually fix this game so it is playable it would deserve a higher rating for sure.
God this is awful
Good thing it was free with my XboxOne. I've tried many times to get into this game and I'm sorry, I just can't do it. It's probably great if you're 13.
Halo fans Rejoice!
This game is absolutely amazing. I hadn't played Halo since Halo 2 on the original Xbox. This game remastered it and made the cut-scenes amazing! This game includes Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 so in essence you are getting 4 games for the price of 1. The campaign offers many hours of game play and I for don't regret buying this game. If you are looking to get into Halo or to just get a refresher on the story before Halo 5 comes out this is the game for you. The only con's this game has is the multiplayer can be a bit buggy online when setting up a match which is why I gave it a 9/10 instead of a 10/10.
old vs new
my first console buy was the original xbox. halo was a freebie that was part of the bundle. the minute i played i was hooked. amazing story, gameplay and even great multiplayer. no, a decade passes and here comes halo the master chief collection for the xbox one. now, being a fan of halo i grabbed a copy thinking, okay time for some great memories. i played them all except halo 4. you can notice a difference from bungie to 343 studios. i pop the cd into the xbox (notice i didn't say blu-ray disc) and wait for the game to install. after a lifetime of waiting here we go. popped up halo combat evolved. and the nostalgia was there from the opening credits. everything has changed from the original halo to this new / old gameplay. strangely odd tho no where on the disc itself nor on the xbox one box does it give the high def level nor does it say blu-ray disc. that left a bad taste in my mouth. not knowing if this halo was in true hd or merely running at 900mhz. equal to a plasma tv. but anyway this game is great. enjoy it at your own leisure or just jump right into multiplayer. your choice.