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343 boss: next gen Halo 5 will be "genuinely amazing", Halo 4 is "best game in the series"

"2012 was supposed to be the end of the world," he began. "Instead, it was the beginning of ours. Halo 4, despite being the seventh or eighth game in the Halo series (depending on how you count them), was our first game. That is to say, our first-ever fully fledged title, built from the ground up creatively and technologically.

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dirigiblebill1236d ago

Bigger environments, Scarab battles, Firefight and more crazy gadgetry like the Bubble Shields, pls.

Septic1236d ago

""Halo 4 is the best and fastest-selling Halo game in the series. "

Is he actually saying best game or best selling game in the series because to me it appears as if he's saying the latter.

nukeitall1236d ago

He is saying it is the best game AND the "fastest" selling game in the Halo series.

He is NOT selling "best" selling, not yet at least.

TheGamerDood1236d ago

Genuinely amazing? They're promising a lot now aren't they.

MikeMyers1236d ago

So will Halo 5 finally handle more than 16 players online?

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1236d ago

Which is the best halo idk.. Why nobody ask them for a new franchise on 360? idk...

nukeitall1236d ago

Because not everybody constantly wants new franchises. Some of us was eagerly anticipating the 4th Halo with Master Chief.

I was!

darthv721236d ago

polyphony digital for a new franchise on PS?

BitbyDeath1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

I agree with Darth, even Polyphony Digital should mix it up a bit every now and then. Surely working constantly on one title must stale the imagination.

Even if it's a small PSN/XBLA type game. I know i'd certainly welcome more random games like Tokyo Jungle and Journey.

Intentions1236d ago

This.

Seeing as the X360 held H4 back in terms of scale etc.

Walker1236d ago

best game in the series ? are you kidding me ?
Worst Halo campaign since 2, and the MP is average at best. Not totally fucking it up was a major achievement, but it's not the best anything.

IMO: Halo 3 > Halo:CE = Reach > Halo 2 > ODST > Halo 4

StrongMan1236d ago

Exactly.

Halo 4- 87 metacritic score.

Best in the series?

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Septic1236d ago

Oh so now you use Metacritic, but when comparing GT with Forza and the like, its all of sudden, magically broken.

Metacritic is broken- only because of a couple of downright ridiculous reviews did it get down-voted.

greenpowerz1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

As time goes on and generations pass games have different expectations.

Comparing the same game across different generations isn't the same as comparing two different games in the same genre with media reviewing the offereings of both.

Twilight is still right and you failed.

So many variables in comparing the same game across the series life span, Amount of Reviwers, how old the series is etc.

When reviewers review the different games in the same genre they use benchmark approaches and not just *if its changed or stayed the same* approach

Loki861236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

As a professional Halo player (who gets paid to play), you couldn't be more wrong. This is the best feeling halo since Halo 2. Halo 3 had screen tear, misdirected shots, and performance issues. Reach had several issues with targeting and performance slow down.

The real order according to most actual fans:

Halo CE>Halo 2>Halo 4>Halo 3>Halo Reach>Halo ODST.

DOMination-1236d ago

Halo 3 the best in the series? Really?

Mainsqueeze1236d ago

My Halo order from best to worst is Halo 2, Halo CE, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo Reach, Halo ODST. I can't stand the maps in Halo 4, the only map 343 made that truly supports competitive play is Haven. I was planning on going to an MLG event or two for Halo 4 but then i realized that 343 has no idea how to and maybe even no intentions of supporting the competitive crowd. Plus there's a huge chance that Halo 4 won't even be at a single MLG event due to contract issues and a lack of support from 343 and Microsoft. I also dislike the use of jetpacks and thrusters in competitive play since it makes it too easy for players to save themselves after putting themselves in bad situations as well as gain power positions on the map. Also 343 failed to put in a competitive ranking system, I'm always getting worthless max level players on my team that have negative KD's and lose the game for my team. Currently the only playlist in halo 4 that doesn't support 5 or more players is Infinity slayer, the only playlist that doesn't have vehicles is oddball, and SWAT is the only playlist that doesn't have a radar. The first map pack consists of only larger vehicle based maps and zero maps based on competitive arena play. What the hell happened to good old 4v4 Halo games on smaller maps based on how good your 4 shot was with the BR?

I do however think that the campaign of Halo 4 is probably the 3rd best in the series behind Halo CE and Halo 3. Jump heights, player speed and shot detection are all the best the series has seen since halo 2 as well. And once the BR was implemented and load outs were taken out of competitive play it started to feel a little more like the good old days of Halo 2 and 3 and not the jetpacking boltshot camping fest it has become of late. For me Halo 4 could have been the best in the series, but 343 lack in supporting competitive play turned me off from it. Here's to hoping Halo 5 will be good for both casuals and competitive players alike.

ZigZagLagger1236d ago

who the fuck uses the metacritic score to judge a game? that shit is way wack, son!

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Black-Helghast1236d ago

Halo 4 better than Halo 3? 343's boss doing Crystal Meth or something?

lastofgen1236d ago

you believe that odst and halo reach are better than halo 4??

lol..

General Shrooms1236d ago

I agree, I want to like it so much but I can't. Halo 4 is worst halo. (at least in terms of multiplayer)

Lvl_up_gamer1236d ago

IMO: Halo CE > Halo 4 > Halo 3 > Halo Reach > Halo ODST > Halo 2

Halo CE is only my #1 in the franchise because I hold such strong nostalgia towards it remembering the times using XBC or Gamespy to portal into multiplayer and play online matches with my buddy on blood gulch. Subtract the nostalgia I had....Halo 4 all the way.

crzyjackbauer1236d ago

H4 multiplayer is garbage
hell even reach's multiplayer aint that bad compared to 4

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SuicidalTendencies1236d ago

Best in the series? The campaign was decent at best. The thing that really pisses me off was no firefight. Instead, we get shitty Spartan Ops, and the real pisser is you need a gold account to play despite the fact it can be played alone. Yeah, I'm probably not buying any more Halo from these guys. Bungie at least looked out for their fans.

BlackTar1871236d ago

I couldn't believe the Gold for Ops. I was at my brothers playing when i first saw this i was kinda upset but i have gold so it didn't really affect me just thought how scandoucious

EddieNX 1236d ago

Halo 4 was great. But at the end of the day it felt like Halo 3.....

majiebeast1236d ago (Edited 1236d ago )

Thats a pretty arrogant statement to make.

HebrewHammer1236d ago

They're drunk on Microsoft money at the moment.