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Jez plays… Halo Reach

Halo: Reach is a 2010 first-person shooter developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios, originally for the Xbox 360. The fifth installment in the Halo series and a direct prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved, Reach was released worldwide in September 2010. The game takes place in the year 2552, where humanity is locked in a war with the alien Covenant. Players control Noble Six, a member of an elite supersoldier squad, when the human world known as Reach falls under Covenant attack.

On September 10th, 2020, I conducted a viewer poll to determine which Halo game I would play first, having never played one before. Halo Reach was the victor, and off we went:

A week later, on September 17th, I played again:

This Saturday, October 10th, during The Jez Show 12 Hour Stream, I will likely play some more Halo Reach. Tune in!

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Jez plays… Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PS3)

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an action-adventure video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to 2005’s Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. The game is a third-person shooter with an open world, set in a fictionalised war-torn Venezuela. The game’s primary objective is to kill the President of Venezuela whose betrayal of the protagonist mercenary acted as a stepping stone to their current position.

I started a playthrough on August 19th, 2020 and, for the second time in a week, had a fight with the not-so-intuitive controls. This is a fun game, though, with lots of scope for exploration and wanton destruction. Enjoy the playthrough!

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