Halo 2: Anniversary – Remaking The Legend Now On Xbox

Remaking The Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary is now available on Xbox Video. The feature length documentary details the efforts to remake Halo 2, a classic of the original Xbox era, to current industry standards and the techniques they had to use to both update Halo 2 graphically and to preserve the spirit of the original. Xbox One owners will be able to get their hands on the remade Halo 2: Anniversary November 11th (2014) as part of the Master Chief Collection. As of now 343 studios has no plans to release Halo 2: Anniversary as a standalone game similar to Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

I only have hazy memories of Halo 2 myself. I was a fan of Halo on the PC but played the second game on the Xbox. I can recall being very tired at the end of a 16+ hour marathon playthrough. Looking at all the effort that has went into remaking Halo 2 makes me smile though. It’s a unique way to preserve video game history that can’t really be done with any other medium. Some purists might argue that it really isn’t preserving anything, but I disagree. A well done remake does preserve a game as well as introducing a classic to a whole new generation of gamers. Now if only I could convince Microsoft to release Halo 3 for the PC so I can actually finish the fight.

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Jeremy Effinger
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I am 26, a bibliophile, an amateur chef, and a gamer. I've gamed on the NES, SNES, PS1 and PS2 platforms, before switching to PC as my primary gaming platform. These days I tend to fill my gaming time playing Dota 2, and various RPGs of the WRPG or CRPG variety. I also enjoy the occasional shooter, open world game, 4x strategy games, stealth, and turn based games. I'm also an avid table top gamer and have been playing the same campaign weekly for the last four years.

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