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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For those of us who just can't get enough Halo
If you've logged more hours playing Halo on Xbox Live than you have down the pub; if you bought Halo Wars and actually played it to the end; if you know your Rooster Teeth from your This Spartan Life, then why are you reading this review anyway, as you've probably seen most of these short Manga films on Halo Waypoint?

For the rest of you, this may need some...
Published on 26 Jan 2010 by Andromeda Descendent

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better
Halo Legends is a compilation of seven short animated films. The films vary in style and offer new views and material from the Halo setting. If you consider this as Halo's Animatrix you won't go far wrong.

The highlights for me were the exploration of the Halo universe's history and forerunner mythos, and the 'The Duel' which was an entertaining take on the...
Published on 15 Feb 2010 by R


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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For those of us who just can't get enough Halo, 26 Jan 2010
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If you've logged more hours playing Halo on Xbox Live than you have down the pub; if you bought Halo Wars and actually played it to the end; if you know your Rooster Teeth from your This Spartan Life, then why are you reading this review anyway, as you've probably seen most of these short Manga films on Halo Waypoint?

For the rest of you, this may need some explaining. You may have clicked onto this without realising it's a DVD not a game. The basic history is that Microsoft set up a company called 343 Industries to manage and promote the Halo brand. 343 commissioned seven short films from top anime studios, and the resulting short films were premiered on Xbox Live (via the Halo Waypoint add-on) in a one-day window. Each film ranges in length from around 10 to 20 minutes.

Although the stories are described as being canon (with the exception of one film, which is a parody), they often explore areas of the Halo universe and mythology outside the storylines of the games, though there are also many encounters with characters you'll recognise. The style of animation may sometimes seem at odds to some people with the western influences of the game, but for the most part that works well and gives a new take on it. Sometimes it doesn't work at all - for example, The Duel is basically Elites turned into Samurai, and although it is the first time we see female Elites they are more human in feature than Elite and extremely subservient. But the good thing about this compilation is that there may well be episodes you hate, but there are bound to be ones that you love.

It's not an essential purchase, unless you're a serious fan of the game, but it comes recommended as something you may be glad you took a chance on.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another expansion to the Halo franchise, 5 Jun 2010
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Halo Legends is a collection of animations centred around the Halo universe. It is to Halo what the Animatrix was to the Matrix - an exploration of the history and lore of the series coupled with some original stories in animated form.

The stories range from a rundown of the Halo backstory from its origins through the three main games, to alternate stories involving Spartans other than the Master Chief. The man himself does appear in several of the stories along with Cortana and other Halo personalities. All are entertaining and recommended for any serious fan of the Halo series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Halo, 13 Jan 2013
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This helps to give background to the Halo universe, both human and Covenant. Some good pieces here, some not so good. But it shows John with other Spartans before the war and just gives a little bit of depth to the character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Halo Legends, 15 Mar 2010
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Great CGI animation. I am not a gamer but if the game image is only half as good as this DVD your in for one hell of a treat.

A slection of short stories which tell the beginning of the war between Man & the Coven. How the Spartons are the 'Best Of The Best'

Would reconmend this for gamers as light relife from the game & any one who love Manga & CGI films
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better, 15 Feb 2010
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Halo Legends is a compilation of seven short animated films. The films vary in style and offer new views and material from the Halo setting. If you consider this as Halo's Animatrix you won't go far wrong.

The highlights for me were the exploration of the Halo universe's history and forerunner mythos, and the 'The Duel' which was an entertaining take on the Elites imagined as Samurai. Though disappointing that the alien culture was not more 'alien' the episode more than makes up for it in its quality and imagery.

The biggest disappointment was the episode "Odd One Out", the inclusion of which was jarring. The episode seems to be aimed at a completely different audience to the others, and though there were moments of humour overall it detracts from the rest of the collection.

I don't think this DVD is worth the RRP, but if you enjoy the Halo setting this is well worth picking up if you spot it at a bargain price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Anime, 29 Jun 2014
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I read a load of reviews on here, I was already purchasing it anyway because I was originally watching this on the Halo xbox 360 app,
The person that didn't like it who purchased this for her child really doesn't know what she is talking about, great anime in many different styles, isn't for your average audience especially for those who don't appreciate the style or indeed the Halo universe, this takes place before Master chief being the main character in the games which means you understand the Halo universe that little bit more, overall great sequence of events. This is a must buy especially if your a big anime fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 20 Jun 2014
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I chose this because there was nothing on the TV ,But I was glad I did because in true anime style it was a great piece of animation,and a great show
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the watch, 5 Jun 2014
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As a huge halo fanboy Halo:Legends makes me feel great.
The chapters stick with the lore perfectly and add more to what was already there.
Animated my many companies with their own takes and works great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good viewing, 9 May 2014
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a must for fans of the genre, seeing into master chiefs background and other spartans from the halo universe is interesting
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4.0 out of 5 stars Halo Legends, 5 May 2014
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Whilst I am a newbie into the world of Halo, this DVD of nine episodes helped me understand the Halo universe. With different animators anime skills being incorporated, it is a decent quality buy for beginners or hard-core fans who want an entertaining product at a decent price.
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