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Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Combat Evolved
Offered by Pixel Perfect Video Games
Price: $38.00
503 used & new from $0.24

39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best console First Person Shooter ever., November 19, 2001
This review is from: Halo: Combat Evolved (Video Game)
Being an avid PC First Person Shooter advocate of games such as Unreal Tournament, Halo for the Xbox was a gamble to me. I had read numerous reviews, all saying it was nice. It still bothered me, there was no keyboard and mouse, how could it be nice?
Needless to say, I picked up the Xbox and Halo a day after it was realeased in the US. I powered on the machine and threw in Halo. To my dismay, the game was alright on a controller. The learning curve was about thirty minutes to an hour for the control via the dual analog sticks, but after that, everything was smooth and precise.
The game itself is a modern console masterpiece. If you are a PC gamer, a console gamer, or both, pick up this game. The story is nice, the control is nice, the graphics are overpowering, the soundtrack kicks in at just the right times. Voice acting is also superb. Alright, so it is nice, that doesn't mean it is a masterpiece. Well, I am moving to that in a minute. AI, artificial intelligence is where the game becomes a masterpiece. AI on both sides, your marines, and the enemies (The Covenant and The Flood) are both amazing. It never feels like you are battling ET, these are full fledged strategic beings with energy weapons. They will strafe, hide behind obstacles, send out decoys, everything that you would do.
On a final note, Halo offers co-op mode. A buddy and yourself can play throughout the entire story together. To put it bluntly, this mode rocks! The game is a five star by itself. Then add a great co-op mode and the scale needs a few stars added to be able to keep up with Halo's gameplay


BLACK Duke Controller [OFFICIAL]
BLACK Duke Controller [OFFICIAL]
Offered by You Name the Game
Price: $84.99
17 used & new from $7.49

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY UNDERRATED CONTROLLER, November 19, 2001
For all of those people complaining out there that the conroller for the Xbox is too big, or the buttons are out of place. Give it some more time, it will grow on you. I just finished playing Halo straight through, I say straight through for the the second time. That's about twelve hours straight for one time through. My hands are not tired, not in pain, and not cramped. The controller is large, it is the largest controller of any console in recent history; the controller still maintans ergonomics. It is comfy, especially when played with the dual analog controllers. In all honesty, the one complaint that I can honestly forsee would be playing any game that makes use of the d-pad. That would be slightly uncomfortable. Any other game that uses the analog or both analogs is very ergonomic. The left and right triggers are the best in the business. The six buttons that appear to be in a "clump" are actually nicely placed. The white and black buttons are conveniently placed out of the way for a reason. They take on the roll of secondary functions such as activating a flashlight (as in Halo) etc. Other features worth mentioning. The cord is 9 1/2 feet long! Compare that to anything else out there. Plus, the cord has a special breakaway portion close the the console itself. So that if someone trips over the cord itself, it will not whip the console around or send it crashing to the floor. Ingenious? I think so. I would actually give this controller 4 1/2 stars due to the d-pad being a little low. Otherwise, it is definitely worthy of the highest rating available.


Nightfall in Middle Earth
Nightfall in Middle Earth
16 used & new from $5.92

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blissful to the ears of all., November 7, 2001
Being an avid listener of melodic heavy metal, bands such as In Flames, Soilwork, and Dark Tranquility; Blind Guardian was kind of risky, moving into very fast paced Medieval melodies. All I can say is that it was worth the risk. Blind Guardian will please anyone's ears.
Quick drum beats and killer guitar riffs, all combined with classical instruments and one hell of a singer will bring you into a land of which words do no justice. Listening is the only way to experience the auora of Blind Guardian
If there is a single song that I would stake my taste in music on, it would have to be Mirror Mirror off of this album. The song incorporates every human emotion into the few minutes the song runs.
Blind Guardian shall lead you on an aural journey throughout time, the listener will not be disappointed.


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