Halo: Anniversary Hands-On
The old, the new and the 3D.
But what can we learn from playing a game whose advertised is its unchanged decade-old gameplay? Quite a bit, as it turns out.
The very first thing I got down and dirty with was the campaign, and I was immediately struck with how well the gameplay has aged. Everything feels and is identical, but it just goes to show how little the core gameplay of first-person shooters has changed in ten years.
Diving into the 343 Guilty Spark swamp level, everything remained in sync with my memories. And that is not at all a bad thing, with no feeling of aged gameplay and much more active gunfights than the more modern focus on cover-based firefights. No iron-sights for you!
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