In November 2001, it went on sale Evolved HALO combat. Who would tell us that this legendary game, the luxury companion of Microsoft’s first video game console, would forge one of the most emblematic sagas in the world of video games. Your community has never stopped growing, and his fans number in the millions around the world. This character on the cover, in green armor with an MA5B assault rifle in hand, would come to stay. Since then, the Master Chief has continued to star in episode after episode, leaping from generation to generation.
In this article we will go over what has been Halo in its latest current version. With HALO 5, 343 Industries achieved the most impressive technical finish ever seen in the series, but not satisfied, they want to hit the table with a next-gen change. The game called to drive the Xbox Series X / S, HALO Infinite. Therefore, we will also keep an eye on the future, with a game that promises to go back to the origins and to the purest essence of the Master Chief’s adventures.
The end of one generation, the foundation stone of the next
HALO 5: Guardians is the latest adventure in the series, the finishing touch from 343 Industries to the Xbox One generation. Like always, the title presented us with an action-packed path and a most spectacular technical section. Officials developed with him a narrative to continue exploring the universe HALO, as well as the current status of Master Chief, Cortana, and Osiris Strike Team. The Spartans squad, commanded by Jameson Locke, will have the difficult mission of tracking down the Master Chief and ending the threat that is wiping out the planets.
Peace is shattered when certain colonial worlds are unexpectedly attacked. And when humanity’s greatest hero leaves, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting down the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy. “
The game begins with one of its refined cutscenes. In a lonely and tranquil setting, Dr. Catherine Halsey transfers Cortana to an armored matrix.. A scene that gives way to the team of Osiris, which leads a frantic raid on the surface of Kamtchatka. The objective, to recover and extract Dr. Halsey from the forces of Jul´Mdama.
On the other hand The Master Chief heads, after the loss of Cortana, to the position of an ONI ship (Argent Moon). This one, along with the rest of the blue team, must climb aboard to defend it from the Covenant forces. What the two teams wouldn’t know was the series of events that would bring them together during the adventure, go from confrontation to combat side by side.
The plot of HALO 5 encompasses the Master Chief’s defection and hunting for him by the Office of Naval Intelligence. In turn, a terrible threat, he finds himself destroying planets without control. During such an epic journey, 343 Industries has recreated incredible landscapes, scenarios which, being linear, offer wide spaces in which to develop all the action.
Whether on foot, driving a Warthog or shooting a Scorpion tank, the battles of HALO 5: Guardians they ooze epic and fun from all four sides. A first person shooter that has retained the gameplay that made it great from the original Xbox. All this, complemented by a sublime technical section, which highlights a spectacular soundtrack, by composer Kazuma Jinnouchi. What future awaits the Master Chief saga? at the very least, we hope it will be as exciting as this generation.
HALO Infinite, the colossus called to lead the X / S Series
When we learned of the new X Series at the Game Awards a long time ago, user euphoria exploded. In your cover letter, we saw a lot of high quality video games, but there is one name more closely related to the Microsoft brand than any other. The Prodigal Son had to wait, but eventually those at Redmond and 343 Industries provided us with clues and information.
E3 2018 had already anticipated with a brief but fantastic teaser, executed according to what he said in his last moments, with the Slipspace motor. Later, we would see another spectacular preview at E3 2019, which was scheduled to launch this Christmas. Unfortunately, after much of the public’s discontent with its first gameplay, Phil Spencer and the creatives made a decision as tough as it needed to be. Despite the game’s postponement to 2021, it’s clear that the return of the Master Chief will be a party in style.
And what does that HALO so special ?, there are many reasons why it is worth the wait. This sequel to the series is the biggest challenge for those in charge, and it’s the power of new material can lead to the most complete title in the series. In fact, it is already said that it would be the the most expensive video game of all time, and we are not surprised. Maybe the first look at its gameplay wasn’t the best, but on the other hand, we saw some very noticeable aspects.
An open world full of possibilities for HALO Infinite
Its open world, it seems a declaration of intent by 343 to return to the beginnings of the saga. Even some of their promotional images predict this similarity to Evolved HALO combat. The frame can give rise to very beautiful images, with great exploration possibilities as we have seen in its gameplay.
The experience at the controls is hard to improve, and is that I saw so far from HALO Inifite in this section he is more than polite. Agile action, with the firepower to which the saga is accustomed, and with an additional novelty in the form of a hook that will lead to epic battles. The enemies scattered on the map guarantee this frenzy, a non-stop during the adventure. If we are in the middle of the main or secondary mission, it is the lesser, as danger lurks for the Master Chief around every corner of the ring.
Loading screens, with Microsoft’s new machines, will be history, another important section which will give much more rhythm to the adventure. The Warthog is postulated as the best means of transport, which without these limitations, will be used to travel without rest to any point of interest. And it is that freedom is another of the premises of this HALO. We will have an entire ring to explore for the first time in the series.
We have always believed in heroes. Now is the time to become one ”
The Master Chief’s adventure in HALO Infinite It will finally arrive in 2021, with native 4K resolution, 60 or 120 frames per second and X Series Ray Tracing.. On the other hand, fans who have not yet taken the plunge, can also play from their Xbox One, with the advantage of Smart delivery for a leap of future generation. And as always, since its launch on Game Pass.
It promises to be the most ambitious game in the series HALO, with a technical and playable level never seen before. A challenge that Microsoft and the creatives of 343 are embracing with enthusiasm, and whose delay only accentuates the importance and care given to video games. In a year as difficult as this one, the messages of some studies and others have been repeated.
From Xbox Area, we also can’t wait to sink our teeth into the Master Chief’s next adventure, and while it’s a shame we don’t have it this Christmas, we’re sure it will be a solution that promotes the final quality of HALO Infinite. Remember yesterday we reviewed the history of Halo. Also, in case you haven’t heard, we got to interview songwriter Marty O’Donnell.