Is Halo Really the Star Wars of Games?
It is fair to say that Xbox are hyping up their latest releases, especially their exclusives as being one of the greatest line ups ever. In one interview though Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has made a statement that is questionable to say the least.
In a recent Gamespot interview Greenberg compared Halo 5: Guardians to Star Wars:
“What’s really so special about Halo, and people will feel it the moment they start playing the campaign, is just the richness of the universe and the story and it’s very much like what Star Wars is to movies, Halo is to games. You have that special sauce–it’s unlike anything else. So I think that whole universe and what the team has done at 343 with this game and I would stay staying true to what is Halo as a Halo fan, but also modernizing it and innovating it in some ways that I think makes the game a lot of fun to play and really engaging.”
I’m sure that many would argue that Star Wars is actually the Star Wars to games. To be fair to Greenberg though you have to take his comment in the context he is making it in. What he is in fact saying is that there is a vast universe built up around the Halo games, and this is true. Just ask fans of Halo about the story from the game and they’ll run down important events, Master Chief’s importance, what all the enemies are called and their weaknesses, and all other kinds of intricate details about the Halo universe.
While Star Wars arguably has just such an expansive universe, and even bigger than Halo’s the question has to be, is Halo comparable to Star Wars? Let us know your thoughts below.