Halo 3: ODST reviews digest

No Master Chief, No purchase?

From 1Up’s Jeremy Parish – “…a side diversion in the Halo universe, but it’s an awfully good one”.

MTV Multiplayer’s Rush Frushtick – “For Halo fans, it’s a no brainer”.

Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo – “Bungie’s done good this time. That’s a victory, even if that’s a departure from a series which has often seen Bungie do great”.

The Guardian’s Tom Roberts – “At the end of Halo 3, Master Chief put himself into cryogenic freezing. If  Halo: ODST’s fresh approach delivers on its potential, as far as I’m concerned, he can stay there”.

The initial word is very positive – and I have to admit that I’m intrigued by the prospect of non-linear storytelling influenced, in part, by Film Noir – but I wonder if there’s enough here for anybody who isn’t a dyed-in-the-wool fan of Bungie and all things Master Chief.

I didn’t try “Halo Wars” for that reason, and I don’t know that I feel involved enough in the series to pick up this premium priced campaign extension.

Jayne, Wash, Zoe and Mal

Jayne, Wash, Zoe and Mal

Of course, the vocal presence of some of these chaps could well sway me in the queue at GameStation.

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