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Submitted by Nercay 982d ago | review

Halo 4 Review - Xbox Reviewer

Master Chief is considered missing in action or even dead; that is at least what both the UNSC forces and the Covenant have believed for the past five years. Sadly fans have been left wondering if Master Chief’s apparent fate was in fact the truth, and had quickly given up hope of ever battling with the super soldier again. There has certainly been no shortage of Halo games in recent years, but sadly none of them have featured the Spartan space warrior that the franchise was built upon. I’d personally given up on playing as Master Chief again and in fact given up hope that there would ever be another great Halo game ever again. Thankfully though, Bungie have hung up their developer gloves (for the Halo series at least) and have passed it onto the amazing 343 Studios who have managed to make a Halo fans dwindling love for the series become reinvigorated as they step up to the mark in a serious way and attempt to bring the Halo series back to its former glory. The question is though, did they succeed? (Halo 4, Xbox 360) 9/10

IQUITN4G  +   982d ago
Best Halo in a while with only a few missteps ie Spartan ops sometimes demonstrates better use of the new Promethean encounters at times. 343 though have done very well with their first effort

Good use of Thunder skull in making Elites awesome
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Monstar  +   982d ago
They have perfected the formula, pure and simple. But IMO the next Halo cannot ride the same one, some evolving and rebooting needs to be done to give halo a fresh feel. Hopefully 343 Surprises us.
IQUITN4G  +   982d ago
Yeah I think with the power afforded by next gen we should see more in the way of expanded sandbox ie grander scale with more of the sandbox being in play at once at certain parts. Perhaps even crossing over to Halo Wars territory to a point in this regard
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   982d ago
I agree. Halo 5 on next gen tech will be of a much grander scale. The chief is home and ready to be debriefed. I expect the whole UNSC fleet to start moving close the the forerunners worlds again.

Things are going to get huge in the Halo Universe. I expect the Flood to also reappear.
aviator189  +   982d ago
Story should definitely pick up in Halo 5. But my most anticipated possible future event is the likely encounter between the chief and halsey. It'll be interesting to see how things bow out, considering halsey, a mother-like figure to the chief and who has been in many battles with him, is in chains and branded a war criminal.
FarCryLover182  +   982d ago
I hope in Halo 5 for the next xbox, I hope they bring back the flood and make them a beast to be reckoned with. I hope Master Chief is on Earth or a colony and we see the flood outbreak happen, infecting all the humans and whatnot. It'd be cool to have 3 missions like this.
optimus  +   982d ago
I swear i saw an interview on g4 with some lady from 343 industry (i think it was during E3) where kevin asked her about the flood making a return in halo 4 and she smiled and hinted they would be... seeing as how (SPOILER)------they weren't in the main game i'm guessing they will "unleash" them as a dlc episode later down the road...although, personally i hope they don't as i felt they were the most annoying part of the 1st Halo.
FarCryLover182  +   982d ago
I think she was hinting about Flood mode in multiplayer honestly though. I think theyll be back in full force for Halo 5 though. Sure, Flood are annoying, but they are an integral part of the halo franchise to me. ODST, Reach and 4 felt weird without them.
optimus  +   982d ago
I don't think so cause kevin asked about "...a return of the Flood." specifically... I do think this will be the last halo on the 360 which is why 343 industry will be loading this game up with a lot of dlc (so they say)...to stretch it out long enough until the next xbox is released.
marcmjm  +   981d ago
They were pretty damn terrifying in the terminals. Be interesting to see that carry on over in to actual gameplay for a change (not just combat forms/spores, but giant, consuming masses like in the cinematics).
greatcrusader44  +   982d ago
Am I the only one that didn't like the Prometheans? If felt like the knights were the only real new enemy. With the crawlers flying things being easy but not really fun to kill like the Grunts or Jackals. Liked the game overall though
IQUITN4G  +   982d ago
Watchers are especially fun to fight and crawlers a force to reckoned with if you forget they are there- and you do sometimes in the thick of it. My only quibble is they are often more fun to face in Spartan Ops- it's like 343 held back the encounters while in campaign regards to Prometheans and in fact the combination of both enemy at a time while in campaign

Spartan ops at times is thrilling in actual action terms with Knights etc compared to fairly slow less hectic sections you get in campaign with them- a very big reason in fact why Halo1 flood worked better than what they became in the sequels
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