Submitted by TheCritic28 1041d ago | opinion piece

Halo 4 And Why I No Longer Care About the Future of the Halo Franchise

Geek Binge: I’m going to get this out of the way early, and despite my best efforts, I still feel this will fall on deaf ears due to my greater point, but I’ll try anyways: I am a Halo fanatic. Not a fan, a fanatic. I’ve been in love with this franchise since the beginning, and devoted every single day of my life through middle school on Halo 2. I was there, in line, for the midnight releases. I got the legendary edition (and helmet) for Halo 3, I was blown away by Firefight in ODST, and I also loved Reach. The lore, the gameplay, the music, the simplicity and the mystery, almost everything about the Halo universe has intrigued me and hooked me, and I really didn’t know for sure how to feel about another studios taking over a part of my life (much like a recent film franchise purchased by a corporation). And after completing the campaign, and Spartan Ops, and everything multiplayer has to offer, I have finally found some peace and can openly express my inner thoughts and hesitant fears.

I no longer care about the fate of the Halo franchise. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

EVILDEAD360  +   1041d ago | Well said
Don't worry millions of Halo fans still do

unchartedxplorer  +   1041d ago
Am I the only one that finds the 'Evil' at the end of each of this guy's comments a bit annoying?
lifesanrpg  +   1041d ago
How can you be a self-proclaimed "fanatic" and then just all of a sudden not care about the fate of the franchise? Surely such a big fan would have a harder time letting go.
GearSkiN  +   1041d ago
Its all good he's opinion doesn't matter
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Erudito87  +   1041d ago
SaffronCurse  +   1041d ago
Completely agree with this article. I just can't get into this damn game like i did with previous Halo titles.
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TekoIie  +   1041d ago
Its incredibly funny how a self-proclaimed Halo fanatic cant be fanatical enough to actually complete the game "properly" to find out the answers to his questions.

If you find all the terminals the Didacts backstory is explained, the covenent get fleshed out more but still have a degree of mystery behind them.

Also there's this:

"And after completing the campaign, and Spartan Ops, and everything multiplayer has to offer"

Small question. How have you completed Spartan Ops before anyone else? I mean considering the whole thing isnt out yet I would very much like to know how you got to play it ALL before the rest of us...
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Shadonic  +   1041d ago
Exactly the things just started and Dr Halsey has just got into the story he dosent know where its going to go and from what i can tell dosent even know the FULL story of the game.
wages of sin  +   1041d ago
He must not be that big of a fan if you don't know anything about the Didact. Greg Bear gets into it with Cryptum but the author is such a fan I shouldn't have to tell him that.
DARK WITNESS  +   1041d ago
I think this guy as a "fan" Fails... On an EPIC level...

That's my opinion about his opinion.
Shadonic  +   1041d ago
I'm a Halo fan but i dont really read into all the books and stuff but i know a good gist of the halo lore and from what ive read and seen in the terminals in halo 4 the didact is definatly an aincent evil considering ( minor spoilers ) he was basically planning to turn the entire human race into those same things that we fight just so that they could prove that the forrunners could defeat the flood.
MasterD919  +   1041d ago
I'm looking forward to the new map packs coming out.
stone_cold  +   1041d ago
yes i tried this game its awful and agreed with the article
mo241  +   1040d ago
the campaign has no damn soul. just like the enemy's
a lot of things wrong with this game. still a great game. I had high hopes but 343 fucked me. Damn fucking hard even without an condom (i'm pregnant now)
PendulumEffect  +   1038d ago
Because Bungie wasn't getting unbelievably stagnant with their games at all. Their uneven tone, their lack of wonder and respect for the series was clearly showing with the mediocre third installment and appalling "Swan Song" that was Reach. The multiplayer isn't as refined and the maps, although good, isn't enough to keep people coming back. But the sense of scale was something Bungie hasn't nailed since Halo: Combat Evolved. They came close with the original version of New Mombasa as seen at E3, but then scrapped it for some bland sandy architecture. You got a pretty solid entry for a new team. Have you looked at Halo 3's cutscenes? They were one of the most poorly animated pieces of junk in recent memory (i.e. Master Chief running to save Keyes and Johnson looks like a puppet with only a few strings being utilized, or Keyes' inspirational "to war" cutscene was awkward to watch..) I haven't had a level stand out as a classic since The Silent Cartographer or The Assault on the Control Room. Fact, from a Halo fan.
IC3_DEMON  +   1040d ago
Woah... finally someone who thinks 100% the same as I. For a Halo game halo 4 was mediocre and the ending was just plain stupid + corny.

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