FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360 Monday, September 13, 2010 | 9:00 PM

The First 10 Minutes: Halo Reach

The First 10 Minutes: Halo Reach

Since Gamersyde started reviewing games, it is true our First 10 Minutes videos have become a bit less frequent compared to the old days. "Thankfully", because Microsoft France did not think sending us a review code would be necessary, at least not yet, Halo Reach is getting the First 10 Minutes treatment. It will certainly not make up for the absence of a full review, but it is unfortunately all we can do. The gameplay footage was captured in Heroic difficulty and we used a retail version I paid with my own personal savings. Please note that the audio is in French because we did not have any choice, it actually is the only language available on the French DVD.

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Commented on 2010-09-13 21:11:20
Don't watch!

Must wait for game to arrive in the mail.
Commented on 2010-09-13 21:18:34
This is really a complete GAME.. you name it we got it
Commented on 2010-09-13 21:26:52
Oh, I'm not a Halo fan but I like the way the game looks. Seems more interesting than the other titles.
Commented on 2010-09-13 21:55:10
Okay then, Heroic looks tough and I did not now Elites could catch and throw nades back, shit :/

I'm sure Kat shouted out 'Viva la France' too :D
Commented on 2010-09-13 21:59:40
best halo by a loooooong way, maybe best xbox shooter?? not sure yet, still have 4-5 missions left in campaign but so far it has been superb

tip for everyone, use Shopto ;) never disappoints in getting me my games early
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:18:10
@GangStarr

Best shooter?

OMG have U played MW2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:19:06 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
@GangStarr

Best shooter?

OMG have U played MW2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have. Halo > All. On consoles, obviously.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:25:37 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I have. Halo > All. On consoles, obviously.
Halo 1 was the best shooter of its time (on consoles). Halo 2 and 3's campaign keep me from making that oversimplification. Halo 3's multiplayer was excellent, but I'm primarily a campaign kind of guy and Halo 2 and 3's disappointed me to no ends. Empty promises and a lack of that back to the wall feeling that the ads would have you believe left me feeling empty. Halo Reach looks to recapture the glory of Halo 1 and I am excited.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:30:41
Halo 3's campaign was enjoyable but a bit of a misstep for me too. They took the easy way out far too many times w/ the plot, but I still thought it was very fun.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:32:21 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I have. Halo > All. On consoles, obviously.
In your opinion.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:35:03 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I have. Halo > All. On consoles, obviously.
QFT!
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:36:37 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
In your opinion.
Thank you for stating the obvious.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:38:52 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
@GangStarr

Best shooter?

OMG have U played MW2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MW2 was dissapointing as hell, way too short campaign mode and the multiplayer was also dissapointing, of course all in my book.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:54:27 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
MW2 was dissapointing as hell, way too short campaign mode and the multiplayer was also dissapointing, of course all in my book.
Mine too, though the single player was nice though. Short, but pretty "hollywood" like as usual which I liked.
Commented on 2010-09-13 22:59:46
The fact that this version was purchased and not sent, thus not allowing a review doesn't matter that much. Just give it time to play, i bet everyone will read it with a better eye when all this Reach, reach, reach tide clams down.
Commented on 2010-09-13 23:01:51
Not that i've played much of either Modern Warfare or it's successor, but i could never get past the stupid kill streaks. Why the f*** do they award the guy who is obviously already doing fine? It just takes the competition and breaks it over a knee, and that's not mentioning fucking character progression in a competitive shooter. No, Modern Warfare seems like a complete casual-fest and i'm not interested. Halo 3 had some pretty sweet multiplayer and i hope the same is found here, without any retarded panderings to the crowd that needs a pat on the back every 5 seconds to keep interest up in a game. If anyhting they should have bloody death streaks. Die 10 times in a row and get a homing scud rammed up the top players ass.

Also i didn't watch the video, wouldn't want to spoil anything when i know i'll be getting the game soon :P
Commented on 2010-09-13 23:11:40
Graphics look like a real step up from Halo 3. I thought it would look more bland, but the environments look very detailed. I'm impressed.
Commented on 2010-09-13 23:14:50 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Not that i've played much of either Modern Warfare or it's successor, but i could never get past the stupid kill streaks. Why the f*** do they award the guy who is obviously already doing fine? It just takes the competition and breaks it over a knee, and that's not mentioning fucking character progression in a competitive shooter. No, Modern Warfare seems like a complete casual-fest and i'm not interested.
I 100% agree. I sometimes just can't believe the direction developers take games.

Having said that I still enjoy playing COD. Singleplayer is a romp, and MP can be a good fun. But it's no where close to what I wish such a shooter would be.

i like Halo and I am getting Reach "DAY 1" but I am never that excited to play it. it's just kind standard now to lean back on some Halo when I get bored of the other standard shooters.

Any thing I play now a days is just to fill in the wait until Fallout New Vegas is released.
Commented on 2010-09-13 23:33:58
Damn, the wait is getting hard - even though it's only a couple of days for me.
Commented on 2010-09-14 00:21:57 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
Any thing I play now a days is just to fill in the wait until Fallout New Vegas is released.
No way i'm touching that game... i'm still shy of 1000 Gamerscore on F3... and still have the expansions to play. 80 hours in. -_-
Commented on 2010-09-14 03:25:37 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Not that i've played much of either Modern Warfare or it's successor, but i could never get past the stupid kill streaks. Why the f*** do they award the guy who is obviously already doing fine? It just takes the competition and breaks it over a knee, and that's not mentioning fucking character progression in a competitive shooter. No, Modern Warfare seems like a complete casual-fest and i'm not interested. Halo 3 had some pretty sweet multiplayer and i hope the same is found here, without any retarded panderings to the crowd that needs a pat on the back every 5 seconds to keep interest up in a game. If anyhting they should have bloody death streaks. Die 10 times in a row and get a homing scud rammed up the top players ass.

Also i didn't watch the video, wouldn't want to spoil anything when i know i'll be getting the game soon :P
I see what you mean and fully agree. I hate killstreaks in MW2, and therefore Barebones is a very welcome game-mode in the MP. The thing is...sadly in Black Ops there will still be killstreaks...sigh
Commented on 2010-09-14 03:35:40 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
I see what you mean and fully agree. I hate killstreaks in MW2, and therefore Barebones is a very welcome game-mode in the MP. The thing is...sadly in Black Ops there will still be killstreaks...sigh
Killstreaks aren't really a problem. What is a problem is the fact that the better perks and weapons take time to unlock. This creates a compounded disadvantage in games between those with limited play time and those who played longer. And the fact of the matter is that the matchmaking for CoD is not up to snuff so you are oftentimes pitted against a guy twenty levels above you who has some bullshit perk like martyr and a one hit kill sniper rifle. Halo doesn't do this and I welcome this fact.
Commented on 2010-09-14 09:03:43
LEGENDARY is the way to play it
Commented on 2010-09-14 11:18:17
It looks nice. Though I never played a Halo game.
Commented on 2010-09-14 11:20:34
Dudes.. seriously its in french :(
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