By Stewie Sutherland
Released worldwide on both DVD and Blu-ray, Halo Legends takes one of the most popular franchises of our time and spins seven short films about it. It goes without saying that in something like a war for survival, there are many interesting stories to tell. When that war for survival is scattered across colonies, planets, star systems, space stations, artificial constructs and alien worlds, you get an appreciation of just how many of those stories are out there. 343 Studios and Warner Brothers intend to bring new and old fans of the Halo series a handful of those tales to their living rooms.
Last month, AMO reviewed the first half of this set, which had been already previewed to the public on Xbox Live. Now, we complete it by reviewing the other four films and the Blu-ray release of this compilation.
By Stewie Sutherland
What do the Monopoly guy, Tears For Fears and Bungie have in common? They all want to rule the world of course, and Bungie is getting closer all the time. What started as a system release game, Halo has grown into one of the biggest franchises of our time. It is also bringing video games into every medium it can. You can now buy Halo toys and games, Halo novels, comics, and you can even wear Halo clothes while playing O.D.S.T. and waiting for the new Halo Reach to hit shelves. It therefore wasn’t very surprising to hear that there was going to be a series of anime/CGI films based on the franchise (the only surprise was that it took them this long!)
By Duncan Voice
There’s something quite unnerving walking around a big city on your own at night. It can be a lonely experience, with the fear of coming across a gang of thugs ready to ruin your evening. Overturned vehicles line the streets, corpses strewn along the pavement. No, this isn’t a stroll around Gloucester on a Wednesday evening, this is a night in the life of The Rookie, an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.
This expansion-cum-full-game pits you as the aforementioned Rookie, as he tries to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of his squad after they were knocked off course by the Prophet of Regrets ship, during a drop into New Mombasa. The game attempts to expand the Halo storyline, and takes place during Halo 2 before The Covenant vitrify the city.