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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

"…After a couple uninspiring efforts (neither ODST or Reach were really authentic Halo games,) Halo 4 sees the return of Master Chief to centre stage, up against both the Covenant and the newly revealed Forerunner forces. 343 have managed to provide a proper Halo experience – the game feels like a Halo game. The level design, enemies and weapons are all have that authentic and the difficulty is scaled almost perfectly.
Sadly, the plot and pacing of the game are well below what was expected. The campaign starts off well enough, with a number of engaging set pieces and cut scenes. The big reveal a third of the way through is well handled and the framework is there for a great experience. Instead, the game trails off to a rather numb conclusion. No grand set piece, no panic, oddly, there isn't even much of a challenge…
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Dunadan Inactive Member11 Nov 2012 5:00 p.m. PST

Won't be able to play the game due to lack of XBox, but I really enjoyed the Forward Unto Dawn miniseries.

CPBelt Inactive Member11 Nov 2012 6:06 p.m. PST

We're playing H4 right now. My son's buddy completed the campaign in 7 hours. As he said, "Halo is not a love story!" It also messes with the continuity.

I'm really displeased with the weapon sound effects. As my son put it, every weapon SFX sounds like it's been layered over a .30 cal machinegun. Why they had to mess with that, I have no idea.

He and all his buddies hate the new grade system, which is just numbers instead of rank names. In Reach, my son had the second highest rank IIRC.

Honestly, my son gets the game for online multiplayer, which is why people buy it. IMO ODST was story-driven all the way. I like ODST--my boy dislikes it.

No one in my son's college-age group of friends likes the new series, finding the acting bad and the story cheezy. I haven't polled my students yet, but they haven't mentioned a peep to me about it. They know we play Halo.

BTW we are so stocked up on Doritos and Diet Mt Dew it isn't even funny! All for the Double XP promotion.

LVLAURN Inactive Member11 Nov 2012 6:42 p.m. PST

I played it through and I liked it allot, although I did have a few issues, but that's normal for most games. I loved the graphics and cut scenes and thought the story was good even if I did not get a warm and fuzzy feeling about the plot.

A couple of things I did not like were the warthog sound effects and the way the grunts no longer make funny comments when things go wrong.. I also thought that the new alien weapons, although they looked cool..we're basically human weapons with a new look. Another thing that bothered me (minor) was the "Hind" style Pelican… I don't know why they changed it to look so low tech, but to me that made no sence.

But aside from that, I liked the experiance. I am a big Halo fan and I will never turn down a Halo game… I even loved Halo wars.

Little Big Wars Inactive Member11 Nov 2012 7:04 p.m. PST

Console-only, so I have zero interest. FPS games are best played with a keyboard and mouse.

PapaSync Inactive Member11 Nov 2012 8:02 p.m. PST

I could never figure out why they held back on making all the Halo games pc game. I mean MS did make windoze why not support it with more games.


Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2012 9:57 p.m. PST

I liked ODST the best. Halo 4 is on my xmas list so not played it yet. I enjoy the games, like the novels and thought the online mini series was kewl.

Jason O Mahony12 Nov 2012 8:06 a.m. PST

Mouse and keyboard are the only way to go. Never understood the reason for not doing a pc version. Wouldn't even mind the wait for a proper port and allow for the usual Xbox exclusive to run its course.

However, I have played through them all on a friend's console in spite of the gamepad because I love the series.

ODST is one of my favourites. Reach was okay, I just never felt any attachment for the main character.

I enjoyed Halo 4 but I agree the end felt rushed. The 'Death Star' run was silly. The sound also irked on occasion when the voice was drowned out by the SFX and music.

Forward Unto Dawn is class and has me longing for more.

sharkbait Inactive Member12 Nov 2012 10:09 a.m. PST

I wish I had an Xbox360. I played Halo & Halo 2 on the original Xbox and really enjoyed them.

I too would like to see the newer games on the PC. Oh well, I guess I'll have more time for miniature gaming.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

Thanks for your comments boys!.


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