The corridor-packed map of Orbital is set in the docking station of the Quito Space Tether. It looks to be the bastard child of Halo 2’s Terminal map meets Elongation, minus the conveyor belts. Except it’s the bastard child you end up loving. Though the map itself is small, its asymmetrical layout and two-floor, U-shaped corridors make it seem longer and larger. We found that it was confusing to get around at first, but after a few rounds of running and gunning through it, we got used to its non-uniform design, whichallows for many different routes and strategies during matchmaking types like One Flag and One Bomb. Orbital also gives you a couple of Mongooses parked and ready for joyrides through the tight spaces.
Some of us still play Halo 3 multiplayer every now and then, and some of us have the game collecting dust on our shelves, but overall we’re excited for the release of the Mythic map pack. Though it still hasn’t caught on to trendier multiplayer modes like Gears of War 2’s “Horde” and Call of Duty’s “Nazi Zombies,” Halo fanboys (and girls) can appreciate this new map pack, full of fantasy-fulfilling Forgery, new achievements, and exclusive unlockables.
Feb 27, 2009