"Buried deep down, there’s a lot to like about this new entry in the Halo saga, but by refusing to take significant risks and playing it safe, Halo 4 is more mediocre than it ought to be."
- Andrew Whipple, Press Play
One of the most (if not the most) disappointing game of this generation, IMO .
Im playing Halo 4 right now and the game's intro level was awesome, but the levels afterwards so far make this game feel like a slowburner with a bunch of the same tasks like "Activate this panel, then activate that one" in between mini-battles with the forerunner and covenant that start feeling the same after a while. I hope the game picks up before it finishes, but so far Halo 3 remains my favorite one.
I just recently bought a 360. I played Halo 3, then immediately jumped into Halo 4. Halo 4 was just soooo much better in nearly every way. If I had one problem with 4 is that it takes itself too seriously, but that's not a big issue. I just wish grunts were still funny. Now they don't even speak English.
What are you on about?! How on earth is this disappointing? Halo 4 is brilliant and only widens the gap in the quality of exclusive fps' on consoles. Other console exclusive fps' only wish they could be half the game Halo 4 is.
clicking button was always been in halo. if that bother u then thats pretty sad... the game was so bad that it won multiple awards.... mhmmm...
LMAO @ this dumba** site. LMAO! 5million+ sold...AND Hundreds of Thousands have been playing since November 6th: LMAO! Also, Millions are waiting on Episodes 6 - 10 of Spartan Ops to release Monday January 21st. Again, LMAO at this no name a** site. LMAO again. I just read the review, this is a site for the stupid, LMAO! How do you review Halo 4 with no mentioned of Spartan Ops? You idiot site; this is why you don't know more about the female Spartan! Wow, you guys blew this article, now we all know you skipped through the damn game. The terminals tell your dumba** exactly who the Didac is... AND More. There are so many holes in this article its ridiculous. Say hi to your blown credibility! Bang this site is dead!
Good game? Yes. Good Halo game? No. Sorry, but they exterminated Halo multiplayer with this game.
Right now id agree with this score.
I disagree. This was the best Halo yet but to each his own I guess.
very harsh attention seeking score, it's a fantastic game.
Take note that Press Play's review scale tries to use more of the 10 points than other sites. A 5 is the average score for us :)
This game is wayy above average, i agree with some of the points in the writing but I feel the reviewer is just mad at certain aspects of the game, which is totally understandable, but he's penalizing the score to attain some sort of satisfaction. Aside from the negative things mentioned, the graphics are amazingg! When i first stepped out of the cave on "Requiem" I was blown away. The gameplay is smooth and extremely well balanced, vehicle levels are amazing (maybe not as good as scarab fights in halo 3), i found the sandbox to be really well crafted, most multiplayer maps amazing as well, and even though they decided to play is safe it worked out. In no way this game is near average compared to any games of it's type. The problems with story development and more inspiring levels keeps it from being perfect, but i can't agree with any score below and 8.5 or 9.
I dont believe that score for a second.
I think it's important to note that this Halo tried many things and they worked in their own right. However, they were far too safe with it and gave us a terribly lackluster story. I hope I'm not the only one out there that wishes for Halo's campaign to mean something more than simply switching over to multiplayer.
LOL! Long time ago the internet was full of useful information. Nowadays we have what I like to call Internet pollution. So many random no name sites with their juvenile reviews and biased blogs. A 6 out of 10 is a unplayable glitchy mess.
Dude, read the review before you start complaining. Like it says, a 6 out of 10 on THEIR WEBSITE means well above average. A game doesn't have to be an 8 or above to justify a purchase.
Then what the hell is a 3/10? Oh, that's right. You subscribe to the philosophy that has resulted in inflated review scores. You know, the one where 6-8/10 represents an awful game while only 9-10/10 represents a good one. What's the point of having a 10 point scale if people like you only use the upper 5 of them, if even that?
Lame review, Lame Article, and Waaaaaay Late
Lame site in general. Sorry I went and looked at it.
I touched the multiplayer, didn't like it. I haven't tried the singleplayer, but for a franchise that made it's mark in the multiplayer, I'd expect it to at LEAST be better than Reach, but imo it wasn't.
4 hrs in and so far I love the single player. The multiplayer is great also. It is a refreshing break from BOP's 2.
The toughest reviews are on a website named 'Edge'...and when I state 'tough' I mean 'Edge' rarely give 9 and 10 scores. Edge gave Halo 4 an 8 score...which is like 9.5/10 on most other sites.. Halo 4 makes you feel bad ass... Halo 4 is epic!
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.