Most of you will have already seen the news that Spartan Games has got the licence to produce a range of tabletop games set in the Halo Universe So I’m not even going to try and pretend this is News and post worthy in its own right (who would do such a thing 😉 ). But when I first read this I might have had to change my underwear due to the strength of the Nerdgasm it induced in me 😉 . I love the HALO back story
I did love the first couple of games too. A lot of that is quite personal to me as it was Playing the original HALO in cooperative mode that me and my stepson first bonded over. He was only 4 at the time and insisted on having all the cool guns leaving me with the pea shooters which would have been fine if he hadn’t also insisted on hiding whenever it got really frantic leaving me to face the ravening hordes of the covenant alone with inadequate weaponry 🙂 one thing guaranteed to send him scampering away was these guys. After a number of unfortunate incidents involving rocket launchers in tunnel we did have to introduce a no high explosives indoors rule 😀
I continued to buy and play the full campaign modes for all the HALO games even after the standards started to fall which I personally felt started with ODST and got worse with reach I know a lot of multi player fans loved reach but the campaign I found quite dull. I think the problem comes is that the developer’s feel the need to show a measurable leap in features and graphics with each iteration but I think this came at the expense of game play and feel. Was smacking an Alien in the face ever as satisfying as it was the Original HALO I think not. I would have been happier if they’d just provided new missions and cut scenes to advance the story line
I’m not the only one out there with this much love for the HALO universe just go stick cool halo art into Google images and enjoy
Here’s the original Spartan Games announcement incase you missed it. I think the most exciting about this is that there working on a ground based combat game too :Date I might wait for that
Spartan Games has entered into a License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation to design and produce tabletop miniatures games for “Halo®”, the global entertainment phenomenon. The first products will be on sale around the world through Spartan Games’ sales and distribution channels in 2015.
The award winning “Halo” franchise was first seen on the Xbox in 2001, but has since transcended video games to build a worldwide fan base of millions and inspired best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. Now exciting tabletop miniatures games can be added to the list.
Neil Fawcett, Creative Director, Spartan Games said “Our design team are huge fans of ‘Halo’ and this opportunity is the icing on the cake for them. After six years of successfully creating our own games and models, we can now work with Microsoft to bring epic ‘Halo’ spaceship battles to gaming tables around the world. And if that’s not enough, we’re making fast and furious ground combat games as well. Hard to tell what is more exciting: invading Reach with our Covenant Fleet or assaulting ground defences with Spartans and UNSC Marines?”
For more information keep checking our website at www.spartangames.co.uk