Sunday, May 27, 2007

Halo 3 Beta

Last night, I had the opportunity to play the Halo 3 Beta. It was a lot of fun. It looks great at this point of the process. The water is beautiful, the textures are really crisp, and most importantly, the game play is classic Halo. The guns are different and it took a while to get used to the maps, but I really enjoyed the game. The Beta is limited to on-line, multilayer games on 3 new maps.

The thing I have noticed lately is that sometimes as the graphics on video games gets better and better, it is harder and harder to see the improvements. When a game is bad, you notice it, but when they improve something, it gets so good that you don't notice it any more. With things like textures, or grass the changes are really evident. If it is the same 3' by 3' section of grass replicated over and over again over a vast part of a map, that really sticks out, but when grass is really well done, you just ignore it and pay attention to the game play, and Halo looked so good, I forgot to pay attention to how good all the details were. And that's just the Beta.

My opinion is that September is going to be a good month, and Halo 3 is definitely something to look forward to.


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