Halo Series Discussion | Breaker Debates Ep.40

Welcome to the 40th episode of Breaker Debates.  Halo, one of the biggest and most know video game franchises, as definitely helped to shape the world of gaming (particularly the first-person shooter genre).  Narik and Ken sit down and talk about Master Chief, Cortana, and the events surrounding them in the Halo Universe.      

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Halo Wars Review

Halo Wars is a 2009 science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  Released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows the plot is set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved, human soldiers aboard the warship Spirit of Fire wage war against a collection of genocidal aliens, the Covenant, in an effort to stop an ancient fleet of ships from falling into their hands. Positives: Challenging gameplay Good score Good story Extensive campaign Good visuals Fun game modes…

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Halo 4 Review

Halo 4 is a 2012 science fiction first-person shooter action video game developed by 343 Industries, published by Microsoft Studios. It is the fourth installment in the Halo franchise, released for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The plot follows cybernetically enhanced supersoldier, Master Chief and Cortana four years after the events of Halo 3 in which the two are caught up in a conflict with remnants of the Covenant as well as a new threat in the form of ancient Forerunner guardians known as Prometheans on the Forerunner planet…

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Halo 3 Review

Halo 3 is a 2007 science fiction first person shooter action video game developed by Bungie, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  It is the third installment in the Halo franchise, released for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  The story centers on a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier, Master Chief, an alien warrior, Arbiter, and the combined human UNSC and elite forces as they wage war against the Covenant who have found the Ark and seek to activate all of the Halo rings. Positives: Great soundtrack Competitive multiplayer Extensive campaign Great characters…

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Halo 2 Anniversary Review

Halo 2 Anniversary is a 2014 science fiction first-person shooter action video game developed by 343 Industries, published by Microsoft Studios.  Serving as a remake to 2004’s Halo 2 and released for the Xbox One; the story follows Master Chief and Cortana who lead humanity in the conflict with Covenant while alternately following the Arbiter who must prevent civil war within the Covenant. Positives: Great graphics Great voice performances Great score Highly competitive Good story Memorable characters Negatives: Linear campaign Campaign: Features a very immersive campaign that not only is extensive but…

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Review

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a 2011 science fiction first-person shooter action video game that was developed by 343 Industries, published by Microsoft Studios and released for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.  Serving as a remake of 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved details the story of a super soldier named the Master Chief and his A.I. companion, Cortana, as they explore the artificial ringworld called Halo while combating the Covenant, a group of aliens bent on mankind’s destruction. Positives: Great characters Great story Competitive Multiplayer Terrific Score Great graphics Great voice…

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Halo: Reach Review

Halo: Reach is a 2010 science fiction first-person shooter action video game developed by Bungie, published by Microsoft Game Studios.  Serving as a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved and released for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the story follows a group of Spartans known as Noble Team, who are deployed to the human world known as Reach which is under attack by a collection of aliens known as the Covenant. Positives: Great characters with personality Great voice performances Great visual effects Engaging story Great score Challenging gameplay Negatives: Linear campaign…

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Halo: Combat Evolved Review

Halo: Combat Evolved is a 2001 first-person shooter video game that was developed by Bungie Studios and released for the Xbox, Xbox 360, and PC. It is the first game in the Halo franchise and details the story of a super soldier named the Master Chief and his A.I. companion, Cortana, as they explore the artificial ringworld called Halo while combating the Covenant, a group of aliens bent on mankind’s destruction. Positives: Extensive campaign Great voice performances Great soundtrack Competitive multiplayer  Interesting story Negatives: Dated graphics Linear campaign Campaign:  Features…

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Halo: The Flood (Halo #2) Review

Halo: The Flood is a 2003 military science fiction novel written by William C. Dietz, published by Del Rey Books, and based on the 2001 video game Halo: Combat Evolved. Set as a sequel to Halo: The Fall of Reach, the story follows a super soldier named the Master Chief and his A.I. companion, Cortana, as they explore the artificial ringworld called Halo while combating the Covenant, a group of aliens bent on mankind’s destruction. Positives: Great characters Great suspense Good story Good writing Negatives: Writing could be better Plot:…

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