Gamertroll's attitude to so-called 'hd remakes' has been almost universally one of 'Meh'. They illicit an even bigger 'MEH' when they're prematurely rebuffed like the recent re-release of 'The Last of Us' on ps4 - a fantastic game to be certain but hardly more than a year old on the PS3. Halo 2 however, was made a DECADE ago, a period that might as well be a geological epoch set against the break-neck pace at which video gaming technology advances; if anything making it over-ripe for a 5-star resurrection.
It's not often that Gamertroll is surprised by the amount of content in a game release. Whichever way you slice it, Halo: The Master Chief Collection (HMCC) offers a staggering amount of high quality gaming on it's single disc - it would make a no-brainer of a Desert Island disc choice.
When the news first broke that 343 industries 10 year anniversary edition of Halo 2 would not only include a 60fps version of their previous Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary but also super smooth 60fps editions of Halo 3 and 4 on top: you could have heard a pin drop in the cave. Surely they couldn't mean all 4 Master Chief games, could they?
The thing was.. Gamertroll always loved 'the Library', with bloody good reason too. It was a fantastic showcase for the sublime combat mechanics of Halo. The Stripped-back feel of that massive, endless area exposed the raw playability that nestles at the game's core. Now running at 60fps the singular thrill of the combat is at it's purest. For Gamertroll It is here, whilst beating back the relentless hoard of Flood that one can become Zen in dispatching them and therefore glimpse the core genius behind the Halo games.
|10 year old Delta Halo aaaand-|
|Hey Presto! New Delta Halo - See? It's endless fun. Marcel Proust would have loved pressing that button.|
-with 3 more of the best games ever made unnecessarily thrown in too - If that doesn't deserve 10/10, nothing does.
It don't, so it don't. You dig?