Submitted by LaughingFish 961d ago | opinion piece

Halo 4: The First Halo Game I Won't Be Buying

An analysis of why "Halo 4" is not shaping up to be worthy of its legacy. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

BanditGamer  +   961d ago
Meh, you opinion.
EVILDEAD360  +   961d ago
Good for him..Don't worry millions of true Halo fans will be there day one..can't wait to see what this team pulled off..

ginsunuva  +   961d ago
How does this guy have so many bubbles?
StanLee  +   961d ago
Writer is another person with a blog and an opinion. SMH. I was really hoping he had something more than, "it's not special!".
Godmars290  +   961d ago
I'm not getting why'd you say something as simple as it was obvious.

Halo looks like its more of the same, a FPS that's wrapped up in a story too big to be covered by just a FPS, and this guy's just wondering why many are acting like its the next big thing.

Its not necessarily a bad thing that its more of the same, but it is when fans become overly defensive at the accusation.
BobSnappy415  +   961d ago
Oh I'm sorry, I didn't release you got the game early. It's too bad Halo 4 hasn't made nearly the amount of improvements to the series as games you Sony fans adore, such as God of War 3. Oh wait....
Godmars290  +   961d ago
For future reference, "looks like" is not a definitive term or an indication of precognitive ability. Its an opinion, much like the one expressed in the article.

Your comment however is a perfect example of being overly defensive, just like GOW3 is of "more of the same" not being a bad thing.
Robochobo  +   961d ago
Some views like this are why developers extremely change things in later games and completely alienate it's fanbase. People don't believe there's enough change to call it a new game. From Halo's standpoint now, there's not much they could actually change to have it become a significant effect. Halo 2 had dual wield, Halo 3 had forge mode, Reach had sprinting and armor/item abilities. Sooner or later people run out of ideas, and if they decide to improve on earlier game enhancements, that's ok for me. Pooling together new ideas for next-gen is something they should do, and make this the most polished/balanced Halo yet. Yet, as the man above me stated, it's an opinion.
SavageFlamingo  +   961d ago
Well said, sir.
Robochobo  +   961d ago
Thank you kind fellow!
Stansolo  +   960d ago
I second that.
PhantomTommy  +   961d ago
What's with everybody judging games based on snippets of information these days? For now, there is absolutely no reason to believe that Halo 4 will not advance the Halo franchise, and so what if Spartan Ops reminds you of Spec Ops? Will that diminish the fun at all? Spec Ops was a good mode so why not take inspiration from it?
PockyKing  +   961d ago
People hate just to hate. Just because one game uses another games idea and makes it its own people go nuts. Which is really stupid because every game has taken an idea or two from another game.
Dlacy13g  +   961d ago
What cracks me up is that Spartan Ops is NOTHING like Spec Ops save for a similar sounding name.

Spec Ops - Call of Duty version of Horde mode, you battle w/ 1 other person vs waves of enemies and try to survive as long as you can while earning level up perks, etc... That are played on a set number of maps.

Spartan Ops - weekly download missions - 5 per week can be played solo or coop (up to 4 players), have unique CGI movies to go with each set of missions to help tell that weeks episodes story. locations and mission goals are assumed to be quite different from week to week.

I see the similarities now. /s
CandyCaptain  +   961d ago
Well actually there is 2 modes in call of duty's spec ops. You merely described one half of it. The other is side stories/missions.
AO1JMM  +   961d ago
"each game has a bold new step"

Halo 4 brings in the Prometheans/forerunners

Story based episodic content aka Spartan ops.
DivineAssault  +   961d ago
im not buying it either.. Not at launch anyway. maybe when its $40
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Summons75  +   961d ago
eh thats one less cry baby playing it then, good.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   961d ago
bubbled "well said"

also.....well said.
DarkBlood  +   961d ago
well what about them high pitch kids that almosts become hard to figure out if he sounds like a boy or a girl? :P
OrKuun  +   961d ago
The mute option is our best friend
cstyle  +   961d ago
I will be picking it up on day 1. So far, I like what 343 has done even more than what Bungie did.
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Skynetone  +   961d ago
halo4 looks amazing, youed be mad to miss this game, and its the first halo to be hd
The Meerkat  +   961d ago
Anyone who does not want to find out what happens to the Chief and Cortana was never a true Halo fan.

November 6th is going to be special.
Halo 4, Colorado, Oregon and Washington will make sure of that. ;-)
Dms2012  +   961d ago
I have a friend that will not buy Halo 4 simply because its no longer Bungie making it. I think he is an idiot.
DarkBlood  +   961d ago
did you tell him or her that the bulk of the bungie team has moved to the new team?
munish23  +   957d ago
That's not true. It's not a "bulk," only a few Bungie employees have joined 343i.
robavila95  +   961d ago
Reach did not perfect any game elements from last titles. Reach is the less popular Halo for a reason. 343 realized this and so far Halo 4 is shaping up to be what Reach should've been and much more.
OrKuun  +   961d ago
Gonna have to contest that view. Reach is no less popular than the other Halos.

What it did get wrong 343 is improving in Halo 4, though, so that's a good thing.
Hicken  +   961d ago
I liked Reach more than the other Halos I've played, though I've never really been a big fan, so I guess that's saying something. Still, Halo 4 looks like it's gonna be a pretty good game, so I wouldn't pass it up for some of the dumb reasons people come up with.
tigertron  +   961d ago
Whatever, I have the limited edition pre-ordered.
munish23  +   957d ago
Same here. Although I am a bit disappointed that everything we get is digital including the FUD series which will be stream-able on Waypoint rather than on disc.
DiRtY  +   961d ago
I will be buying every Halo ever made, because it is a great series and I have the money to do so. Not trying to sound arrogant, but that is the case. I remember when I was in school, college etc and did not have the money.

I am sooo looking forward to this game, not only because it is Halo, but to check out what 343 is capable of.
BattleTorn  +   961d ago
IQUITN4G  +   961d ago
i have far less doubts than i did originally when it was announced 343 were to make Halo games from now on. It's not as if Bungie got it perfectly right anyway certainly considering campaign consistency for example- Reach felt underdeveloped regarding sections of the campaign as if they perhaps run out of time or the full weight of Bungie wasn't there. The problem was likely from the top because it appears a part of Bungie were sick of the franchise enough not to play test as well as they should have

343 with there looking more to what made the first campaign so highly thought of does sound very good especially as the team is formed from industry talent that were fans of Halo and know how it's meant to play
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Sgt_Slaughter  +   961d ago
If people have legit reasons for hating Halo 4, then I could (maybe) understand... but then their are the majority of people who hate for 2 reasons...

1) It's not made by Bungie... I know, it's really stupid but, whatever... and

2) They don't like the fact that they are making another Trilogy so soon. The 1st one lasted from 2001 to 2008, so this one could take even longer because of Spartan Ops.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   961d ago
Halo4>black ops 2
HacSawJimThugin  +   961d ago
Day Wiz-Un!!
GearSkiN  +   961d ago
One less jerk i prob wont have to worry about on halo lol.
OrKuun  +   961d ago
How is Halo 4 new and fresh? Let us count the ways:

* Customizable loadouts
* Armor mods to enhance personal performance
* Ongoing episodic campaign with 5 new missions each week for 10 weeks, altogether the equivalent of 50 slightly-shorter campaign missions
* Major improvements to Forge (with more forthcoming), including basically 3 Forge Worlds to choose from
* New enemies instead of the same old stuff we've been fighting for years now
* New weapons, AAs, assassinations, armor permutations, etc.
* Freakin' DRIVABLE MECH (shown in a comic-con video)
* New campaign that may very well be more emotionally-impacting and better than any campaign before (if the expanded universe is any indication)
* Graphics and visuals that will top anything that has come before in the Halo franchise

Let me know if I've missed anything.

Seriously, if your reaction is "Meh" over all that, it's not the developer's fault, maybe you're just bored with Halo. Don't go calling us sheep for thinking, excuse me, KNOWING it'll be just as good, if not BETTER, than any of the other games.
Stansolo  +   960d ago
Your making me want the game even more, god I can't wait.
I would just like to say this as well seeing as its my last bubble, Halo multiplayer online is the best fun and gameplay I have had. Theres some great players on Halo and I love playing againt them. Even if I do die a thousand times...lol.
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munish23  +   957d ago
No more forge maps in main playlists!!
William5150  +   961d ago
this is what u need to hear

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urwifeminder  +   961d ago
Aw poor guy must be a gen y gamer full of whinge and entitlement..
aviator189  +   961d ago
I honestly think that the author is confusing the "incremental" and "unsatisfying" changes of Call of Duty for Halo.
Stansolo  +   960d ago
Your loss, I can't wait for the game.
Halo no mater what anyone says is a great game, no ifs or buts its a legend of a game.
To all Halo fans, keep the faith and take no notice of what critics say because Halo will always stand above the rest.
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TotalSynthesisX  +   959d ago
The author is saying Halo 4 hasn't added anything new?


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