Halo Online is only being released in Russia and is catered to that market, what with its rampant game piracy and love of free-to-play, but that doesn’t stop me feeling, well, a little jealous.
Which is weird. Halo Online is basically just Halo 3 with bells and whistles, but damn… those bells and whistles look especially fancy.
It appears as though the game takes Halo 3’s mechanics, adds some new custom levels and a whole menagerie of weapon tweaks to suit the free-to-play model. The end result looks pretty snazzy, and I’m pretty sure Halo 3 is going to look great on a decent looking PC with the settings cranked.
And if I had to call it, I’d probably say that Halo 3 might have been the best overall Halo in terms of its multiplayer balance. It’s definitely — in my opinion — in possession of the best maps. Guardian and The Pit are my particular favourites.
So yeah, even though we’ll be able to play Halo 5 in the near future, I’m still sort of envious of this Halo Online. It looks a little bit great.