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Old 07-18-2002, 01:53 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Hey guys, if any of you have Halo.... or have an interest in Halo.... check out this novel called "Halo: The Fall of Reach".

I read an excerpt from it and it sounds pretty good. I'm going to buy it as soon as I can.

It's the official prequal to the Xbox game.

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I already have it and read it. Its a pretty good book.
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omg... I read a few revies for the book. All of them were good. VERY good. They said it was probably one of the best books they have ever read. Except one. And this is what it said. Yes, this is EXACTLY what it said, ONLY what it said, copy + pasted.

XBox and Holo are no good compared to Counter-strike.


And to think the review was for the novel.... and not the game... or xbox.... and.. he.... said.... counter strike!

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heh heh heh stupid ****
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screw counter suck, play americas army!
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lol thats a review that can screw up sales.
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lol thats a review that can screw up sales.
It certainly took it's rating down. It went from a 5 starer to a 4 and a half.

He gave it one star.
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i think the whole Halo thing is just a ripoff of Larry Niven's Ringworld series.

if you guys like Halo books, you need to check out this series
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i think the whole Halo thing is just a ripoff of Larry Niven's Ringworld series.

if you guys like Halo books, you need to check out this series
I'm getting the novel because I loved the game and it's story... I want to know more about it.

Edit: I haven't read Niven's novel or even heard of it, but have you played Halo/read it's novel yet? Or have you just assumed it's a rip off because it has a ring world thing?
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I never heard of it before. Anyway this is based on a game like viper said. Its what makes the book good.
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Has anyone read any StarCraft/WarCraft books? There's a lot of them. I havent read any of them though. But they have good universes/stories to base books on. Anyways I never played Halo single player. But from the looks of it and a brief (I mean VERY BRIEF) brush of the story, it sounded like Half Life. I played the beginning though, it was like Half Life with people dying and the aliens coming and in the lab and such. Just my observations. I dont know the real story so I'm not saying its Half Life clone/exactly like it, but those things reminded me of how it was.
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That sounds interesting I want to try some War books.
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Actual the story is very different from Half Life...

The reason why the begining is like Half Life, with people dying etc, is because... well, let me start from the begining.

There has been a huge war, humans vs the Covenant, the Covenant are the aliens. They have been destroying planets... and they were getting close to Earth. The space ship that you are on in the begining is to basically lead the Covenant away from Earth. Well, that means they are chasing you. You are the last of your kind, a genetically engineered super soldier. The Covenant start attacking your ship, and you are basically the last hope to destroy the Covenant and save Earth... so they bring you out of your cryogen tank or whatever it is, and you have to get your way to an escape pod before the ship is destroyed. You land on Halo, search for other survivors that made it to escape pods, and the story moves on...
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Ah I see now.
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It must be a good novel... just got back from 3 different stores and they were all sold out. *sigh* looks like my last resort is to buy it online.
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Just for the record Microsoft is the biggist group of @holes ever to have released Halo on Xbox first(when it had been promised to be released on the PC before or at the same time), then delaying the release until everyone is tired of Halo. Gates is obviously the devil incarnate.
PS. I also find it ironic that Microsoft bought Bungie, one of the biggest game developers for the Mac. No more Mac games from Bungie I guess(does anyone remember Marathon series?)
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