The Nobel Map Pack is here. And for $10 it is well worth your money.
We'll start with my personal favorite map Anchor 9. A basic small 1v1 map with a twist that makes it playable for at absolute most a 5v5 match. This map is a lot of fun to play. It's balanced with no power weapons being on one side of the map to give an advantage to one team. Overall its best for CTF, Slayer, and Oddball. Its also got an outerspace section that is so flawlessly encorperated into the map that is evident that it was not just a gimic. This map gets a 5 out of 5.
The Next map is Breakpoint. This map was not built for slayer matches. Dont get me wrong this map is very fun, its just not built for slayer. The spawns in slayer are too close together and teams have different power weapons at each base. EX, Shotgun and Rockets are at different bases. Though Invasion is MAD fun on this map. It encoperates the entirty of the map and it plays very nicely. Though some parts of the map are unfair, their is a cliff top at the middle of the map that actually has a sniper at the top of it, so Snipers have a HUGE advantge in this map. Overall this map has its problems, but it does what it was made to do, Invasion and CTF. Nothing more. This map gets a 4 out of 5, only because this map with a few teaks it could have been made into a Great invasion map that could handle Slayer.
Now onto the only real set back of this map pack the map Tempest. O how I hate this map. Its my opinion I know, but this map just isnt fun for anything that I have played on it. I played Snipers and CTF on it and neither match was fun. Though this map is meant to be a forge map I have heard, and I did play a custom Race match on it and the map was actually good for that. But in matchmaking its not really made for it. Overall I give this map a 2 out of 5. Its fun for forgeing, but we have forge world for that so its not really a good map.
Now the Achievements. You can get a possible 250 gamerscore from this map pack. A few acheivements are fairly easy, Double Kill with a shotgun, Destroy a vehicle with armor lock, and win an offensive game of invasion on breakpoint. Now one is very difficult to get legit, get every flag in a stockpile round, and not to mention that its worth 42 points which is really annoying. But for Achievement hunters this is an easy 208 points legit, and if you have some good friends an easy 250 points.
For fans of Halo Reach this is a must buy, for fans of shooters and well fun this is a must buy. If you think Halo Reach is an ok game this map pack honesly isnt for you. Anchor 9 is a map that almost everyone can enjoy, Breakpoint is full of noobs who just spam heavy weapons and if you dont get them you have almost no chance of making a comeback, and Tempest shouldnt have been in matchmaking, its not a fun map from what I have played.
Thanks for reading, this is my first review of anything, so please dont destroy me in this. So thanks a lot for reading and if you like Halo Reach you can stop reading this and go buy it now.