I almost shed a manly tear. Finished it about 4am on the morning of the 7th/8th - Tragic, tragic stuff. I had all the faith that 343i would deliver, and by god they did
One thing I was worried about with Halo 4 though was that it was going to make the other authors (Greg Bear, Karen Traviss) have to change their plans or original ideas to match it. I think that's what might have happened seeing the Terminals and reading Halo: Cryptum and Primordium. Still, it was great stuff
This is literally the most beautiful game I have ever seen. I haven't stopped and marveled at anything in a game since Metroid Prime. I don't who was in charge of art design, but she/he's on a higher plane of thought.
I have played through it once and the fears I had for the game is gone. I am not going to try to list the (main) Halo games in a list from best to worst, but I really enjoyed the experience of Halo 4. It tied rather well into the original trilogy IMO.
Half way through the campaign and I am loving it all at the minute, I think I am gonna have to buy the books just to fill in some more info about Forerunners. The multipayer isn't too bad either but it ain't no Halo 3. As for the pre-order bonus' were they exclusive or can they be unlocked in the game?