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Herlock- A look back at 2009

Posted in Herlock's Writings, Top Picks of the Year, Top Ten Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by herlock3rd

Back in 2009 I made my List of the best games of the year now that I have played more games 2009 I would like to revise the list a little and look back on my decisions: Continue reading

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Covenant, and Ringworlds, and Super Soldiers, Oh My

Posted in John's words with tags , , , on November 3, 2009 by John

Wow. I’m actually making a post.

That aside, let’s talk about Halo.  The Halo series is a great series of first person shooters, in my opinion.  A lot of people seem to think that Halo revolutionized the first-person shooter, but I find this hard to understand.  Did Halo bring a new type of narrative to the table within the frame of the FPS genre? I’d say so. As far as I can recall, the Halo series was one of the first in the genre to really have full-on cutscenes that laid a groundwork for a decently complex story. While I don’t deny that there existed other games prior to Halo that attempted cutscenes in similar styles (Perfect Dark springs to mind), it seems that Bungie struck upon paydirt with their formula, as the series started off a great success and only grew from there.

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