Elder Geek: "It is clear that 343 has not dared to fiddle with the heart of Halo. The execution of Halo 4 and the obvious love that has gone into the development has in fact make this a little bit disappointing - I’m sure that 343 would have loved to give more of their own twist to this. The game resembles its predecessors to a great extent, even though the hand of the new studio is felt throughout. As it stands, it feels like they’re more focused on treading in the footsteps of Bungie than taking steps of their own. But if the end result means such a well-polished and highly enjoyable game, that’s not really criticism – it’s as much praise I could possibly give a new studio."