Halo: The Master Chief Collection(Xbox One) – Master Chief is back!

written by Michael Owino (@mikoniablogs)

4 stars

Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 all wrapped into one game is worth every penny. The Master Chief Collection continues to glorify not only the success of the franchise, but the impact our hero (Master Chief) left on all of us. Over the years, Bungie Studios has bolstered the First-Person shooter, thus taken it to new heights, and 343 Studios has promised to continue where Halo 4 left off, with Halo 5: Guardians, expected later this fall.

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The collection additionally celebrates 10 years since the release of Halo 2, which gets given a slight tweak, as opposed to the other games. Six of its popular maps, have been revamped, and included in an anniversary playlist, which includes the famous “Lockout” and “Midship”. At launch, technical issues hindered my gaming experience, thus making it almost unplayable at times. The enhancements on Halo 3 and Halo 4 are less convincing, although I can’t complain on how they all play out.

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The fresh, new layout makes it easy to navigate between all four games. The ability to adjust the controls on all four games is convenient to say the least. With every single map available instantly (even the PC exclusives from Halo 3), players will be able to transition between the games, at a faster rate than ever before. Nostalgia automatically kicks in, from the first ever mission on Halo: Combat Evolved, to closing out the journey on Halo 4. If there’s a game to pick up on Xbox One, The Master Chief Collection should definitely be a contender.

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