Halo ScreenshotHalo Reach is almost upon us! Tonight at midnight around the country, gamers will be gearing up for another installment of the Halo franchise, sure to rake in millions more for Bungie and Microsoft. Golly gee. Should be a damn good time. I personally am only moderately excited. Halo 1 was fun, Halo 2 was amazing, Halo 3 was close, ODST was kind of disappointing except for firefight, so I’m not sure what Reach is going to do. It seems like we’re on a sloping downhill, but I remain hopeful. My love for Master Chief and the Halo saga burns deep in my soul, so I will be purchasing a copy late tonight. Afterward I’ll post an update and give my first review of the game. Or maybe I won’t because I’ll be so entranced by it’s remarkable story and gameplay. Either way, eventually I’ll write something about it.

UPDATE 1: It’s going to be a late night… :D

UPDATE 2: It was about 5 am last night when my fellow comrades and I finally set down our controllers, tired and weary. Our eyes heavy and spirits worn, we cheered proudly having just beat the campaign in one sitting. How would I describe it? Totally bitchin’. It was epic start to finish and had some amazing moments as we watched humanity fight for its right to survive the convenant invasion. Mac cannons blasted ships, innocents died, the battles were fierce, but we the spartans pushed forward with one purpose: to save humanity or die trying.

If you haven’t played the campaign yet, get on your fat ass and load it up because you’re missing a great experience. One recommendation though, do it with some good friends. I played with a couple of my best friends last night and we laughed, yelled, cheered and gasped together all the way through. Wouldn’t have it any other way.