Halo: The Mas­ter Chief Col­lec­tion

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Col­lec­tion takes a buf­fet ap­proach with its de­sign.

Be­sides hav­ing Halo 1 through 4 in their orig­i­nal form, the col­lec­tion also bun­dles the re-mas­tered Halo: CE An­niver­sary plus and in­tro­duces a newly done up Halo 2: An­niver­sary. In many ways, this is the star of the col­lec­tion. Of­ten con­sid­ered the black sheep of the se­ries for the rushed end­ing and dual pro­tag­o­nists, the An­niver­sary edi­tion comes with Full HD sup­port and amaz­ing cutscenes done by the folks who did Halo 4’s retina-melt­ing ones.

Need­less to say, once you team up the time­less game­play of the se­ries with more mod­ern graph­ics, For less than RM200, you are get­ting a mas­ter class in the con­sole age of FPS de­sign along with a les­son in how the genre has evolved, from the dual wield­ing in Halo 2 to ar­mor perks of Halo 4. This col­lec­tion is a re­minder that Halo has flour­ished not on just its brand name alone but be­cause of just how con­sis­tently good each en­try has been.

All the games, from the orig­i­nal to the lat­est Halo 4, had ex­cel­lent sto­ry­telling, huge sand­boxes and some of the best AI along with map de­sign and pro­duc­tion val­ues that hold up till to­day. It is not a stretch to say that many of to­day’s shooter fa­vorites owe a lot to Halo. The real ques­tion is, should you still get this col­lec­tion if you’ve al­ready played all the pre­vi­ous games be­fore, in­clud­ing the Halo: CE An­niver­sary Edi­tion back in 2011? The an­swer is, yes.

Sim­ply put, Halo: The Mas­ter Chief Col­lec­tion is kind of like a make-yourown-Halo adventure. All the cam­paign chap­ters from all four games are un­locked from the get go. You can play the whole game start to fin­ish for a truly mem­o­rable ride through nos­tal­gia or you can cus­tomize that playlist in any way you want. You will also have full ac­cess to all the skulls and other game mod­i­fiers from across the games too. You could al­most say that the Mas­ter Chief

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