Halo 1, the darling of the X-Box generation, the jewel in Microsoft’s crown, has been re-mastered and given a fresh lick of digital paint. Microsofts killer app also has a new title, Halo Anniversary which does make absolute sense as it is 10 years since the original game Halo Combat Evolution was released on the original Xbox. From what we can gather from the title, this re-release should be about celebration and appreciation for the first games’ massive impact on the gaming scene.
But will the diehard fans of halo be happy with this new reincarnation of their beloved game? Does it still have the pulling power today to attract new fans when there is stiff completion on the market from other first-player-shoot-em-ups such as Call of Duty 3 or Battlefield 3? Will its engaging story line and easy to learn controls be enough to give this timeless classic a welcomed return?