Halo 4 marks the start of an epic new saga within the award-winning Halo universe. The Master Chief returns in this award-winning first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the Chief returns to battle against an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation...the universe will never be the same.
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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this, my first Halo. I found the single player fun and worth replaying on higher difficulties. The combat puzzle, as it were, was fun to solve for me, especially with the nice variety of neat weapons and distinctive enemies. I also got into the multiplayer at the time and I found that I was able to do reasonably well despite inexperience with the series. Sprinting around, using armor abilities and shooting dudes was good fun. Full marks.
solid first entry by Halo's new home developer who has been estabilished following Bungie's departure.
Halo 4 takes place 4 years after Halo 3 and follows Master Chief on a quest to defeat the Prometheans a new race who threatens Earth once more.
in gameplay Halo 4 is solid, the gunplay felt great during the whole game and weapons were very satisfying to shoot, the game now features the Sprint button to be an permanent ability to the player to use though Armor Skills are still in the game following their debut in Reach.
the campaign is overall solid and the levels were varied enough and the game was paced quite well but the final boss "fight" was a joke to be honest, clearly they did not had the time to do it properly.
343 did a good job on the game's presentation, Halo 4 looked gorgeous back in 2012 on the Xbox 360 and it somewhat holds up very well even today, locations were very lively and beautiful and the character animations and facial expression is top-notch especially on cutscenes.
the game's story is good and I liked the expanded relationship between Chief and Cortana, the writing was also decent though the main villain and the Prometheans were very forgettable.
overall an very solid entry especially coming from a new developer taking over Halo at the time, let's see how they apparently fucked up the sequels.