Halo: Combat Evolved… 14 Years Later

As the start of a brand new series, COG’s Lucas “CuHnadian” Raycevick digs deep into each installment in the Halo franchise, beginning with Combat Evolved.

Bungie were climbing a tall hill during Halo’s development. During a time of financial struggle, company acquirement, genre shifts, extended pre-production, and tight deadlines, it’s rather impressive that Halo even come into existence. Where other developers have caved under immense pressure, from fans, critics, and employers; Bungie managed to release an overwhelming critical and commercial success; one that continues to live on.

But, as we will discover, a great product isn’t a flawless one.