Every so often, I play a game that is so good, I beat it in a few days. ODST is exactly that. ODST (a.k.a Orbital Drop Shock Troops ) are soldiers that are the best of the best (next to Master Chief of course.). In this game you play as the new recruit called “the Rookie” , and you are being dropped from space into the African mega city of “New Mombasa”. The mission: stop the aliens called the Covenant. Or so your told. The true nature of the mission is, of course, top secret.

But something goes wrong. After you crash to earth in your pod, you notice something. You are separated from your team! You, will fight to survive in the dark, for the Covenant are out, looking for stragglers to slay. You will also find clues to find out where your team is. Usually in Halo games, the missions are usually search & destroy, but ODST is like a mystery game, where you look for clues to find your team.

A great break.

ODST also brings a beast mode called “Firefight” where you fight increasingly harder waves of Covenant. The main objective: how long can you survive. But, its not the only multi player mode. There is a second disc that has the classic shooter modes (CTF, DeathMatch, etc.) , character creation, and map editor. It also has all of the maps from Halo 3, and two new ones, so you don’t have to buy Halo 3 if you don’t own it.

But, the reason why I won’t give it a ten, is the disc with the maps. If you already own Halo 3, why do you need all the maps?

I give the game 9 points out of 10.


Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund REVIEW

The story of the Halo game series was always an enigma to me. This was because I’d never played campaign mode at that time, only deathmatch mode. Then, I found Halo: The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund. It proclaimed on the front in yellow letters “The Prequel to the Award-Winning Xbox game”.
I picked it up right away.
The book is sent in the 24th century. Man has colonized deep space, under the UNSC alliance, rather than countries. This alliance of men has been threatened by an alien threat hellbent on destroying the human race, with highly advanced plasma weapons.
They are a group of aliens called The Covenant.
Man is fighting back, and dying under the onslaught. The only hope is the highly efficent SPARTAN-IIs , a group of super-soldiers that never lose………but will that be true when fighting the aliens?
This book is not just recommended for gamers, but also fans of Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Orson Scott Card, and Tom Clancy.
Happy reading! 🙂
5 out of 5 stars.