My Latest Obsession

I don’t know what it is. I’ve abandoned all games I’ve been playing. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Mass Effect 2 (going for my final achievements) and Skyrim are sitting on the shelf, collecting dust. Why you ask. Why would I put Skyrim on the shelf. A very addicting game with so much depth to it. Why would I do that? I have rediscovered my love for the Halo series. It has become my obsession.

I had never hated the Halo games. I remember back when I was in seventh grade, my friend (who had wealthy parents) bought him the original Xbox and for those who don’t know, the Xbox cost $300 back in 2001. We would stay up all night playing multiplayer, inviting friends over and having LAN parties. I never got an Xbox until 2004 which I did end up playing through Halo and Halo 2. It was then that I began getting into different games. I eventually got a Xbox360 in December 2007 and played Halo 3 and being disappointed with it. After that, I stopped playing Halo. I got into Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, etc. It wasn’t until the end of last year that I started playing Halo again. Mainly because of Halo Anniversary. I played through and it I loved it. I immediately went out and picked up Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, Halo Wars and Halo Reach. I love each one of those games.

I think part of the reason why I like Halo so much now is that I like engaging stories. When I was younger, all I wanted to do was shoot things up in video games and now that I’m almost half a decade old, I look more for engaging characters and interesting stories and Halo has both of those.

Halo also has quite a few different adaptations. There are books, graphic novels and an animated movie. I can say the books are excellent. I just finished “The Fall of Reach” by Eric Nylund was excellent and its Master Chiefs origin story which is very interesting.¬†Another contributing factor to my recent Halo obsession would be my love for science fiction. I like the Star Wars games and movies, my favorite television shows are Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. I think that is a huge contributing factor.

I was a little worried when bungie had announced that they weren’t making anymore Halo games and that 343 Industries was taking over the next part of the story. Then I played Halo Anniversary and saw how they stayed true the original game and only tweaking graphics and the controls. After that, I know 343 Industries loved the original games and wouldn’t do anything to ruin it. I look forward to Halo 4 (and hopefully an HD remake of Halo 2?). It’s on my list of most anticipated games of 2012 list (which I am working on getting out to you guys) and I will be at Gamespot at midnight to buy it.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, here is the trailer for Halo 4. GET PUMPED!