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Saturday, February 4, 2012
23. Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
What memories I have of the first Halo. I’d go to system
link gatherings just for the chance to play the multiplayer. I remember crazy
fights over “screen watching” and all that jazz, but mainly I remember how much
satisfaction I felt when I killed one of my friends onscreen, the glee that
came with the taunt “I owned you.” I really feel that split screen first person
shooters are almost a lost art form, and Halo 1 was the top of its class. Of
course, sticking friends with plasma grenades was fun as all hell, but the
single player campaign was no slouch either. You could even play the entire
thing cooperatively. Basically, the story is you’re Master Chief, and you crash
land on an ancient artifact called Halo, where you proceed to kill all the
aliens you find on it named the Covenant. You’re humanity’s last hope, or
something like that… but really, just kill the aliens and have fun.