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?
Yeah the terminals in game have quite a bit of decent backstory, I hear cries about the single player not being the best but I for one found Halo 2 and 3 to have mediocre single players, I'm really impressed, though it's a shame the point scoring in single player isn't there
Yeah, I have found like 2 terminals so far, gonna do another campaignr un to find them all. I have heard mixed feelings about the campiagn itself, some said they loved it, others saying it was bad. Personally I am liking it so far. The scoring system always made things soo much more competitive! I can't laugh at my brother when I have more points than him unless we do online now Another thing is that they have given us all the skulls I liked it in Halo 3 were you had to go hut them down, I was hoping they didn't give them all like they did in Reach and ODST but they did. :/
Yes. I competed the story. I cried. I admit it. THERE YA HAPPY?
*inhales* ok I'm good. I think it's the best story from the halo franchise I have played yet. Not to mention I never had a cruch for a second on an AI. JK But needless to say I loved Cortana in this game than the others for some reason.
I'm still playing it, I started playing it around midnight and couldn't stop until 4am lol. I'm that intrigued with it. The prometheons offer something new to the gameplay besides the covies. I can't wait to play more of it today.
Still playing it. Between work and life, I haven't had much time to devote to it (despite getting it on launch day) but so far I'm impressed. I've probably played about three or four hours, but the story has sucked me right in. I want to know what happens to Cortana. I get the feeling there's bigger, more important stuff in the story, but I'm working on my own story with an AI right now so it's kind of a point of interest for me to see how they handle it.
I loved, it especially [SPOILER] Finally seeing the Didact and the Librarian. I've had thoughts that they were Human-like, but they still appeared very much alien. The Didact's voice, anger and his ever-present scowl made me really despise him and respect him as a character. I hope they aren't done with him. I think that THIS Didact is the original Didact and not the one that merged with Bornstellar in Cryptum. It was also great seeing the difference of rates in Forerunner society. Lifeworkers were graceful and had devices to help them move, whereas the Warrior-Servant was very bulky and intimidating. But Geeez, the Composer[SPOILER]
I'm working my way into the multiplayer now and played a couple rounds of Spartan Ops. I'm ready for more. You've got me hooked, 343! Now take me on a journey again!
well, that's an interesting question, since I still look at the line 'An Ancient Evil Awakens'. Call me crazy, but I still think that there's something worse than the Flood out there. And I for one do not believe the Didact is dead.
I don't think he's dead either but all the Terminals, as well as the Composer itself still keeps the Flood in the frame, we've definitely not seen the last of the Prometheans, I wouldn't want the Flood to take centre stage again as the enemy but then again, it's all being set up for them to be the ''Big Bad''
I've not really read any of the extended media so I only having a glancing knowledge of the precursors, at the same time I don't want to read any of the media in case of retconning (which I believe they did with Halo Reach)
Well, that's OK, because even with the stories, you only get an inkling of what they were capable of. Virtually unbreakable buildings, things called Unbending Filiamnents, and all of this was put together with something called neural engineering (the logical extent of mind over matter). Since the Halo array attacked anything with a nervous system, everything they ever build just crumbled away. Unless of course, their artifacts were preserved by a shield of some sort or if they were out of range...
I don't foresee a retcon since there is a lack of information. This may add to the already extensive canon as is.
I disagree with that. Spartan Ops plays nothing like Special Ops. Special Ops are a series of missions that are NOT connected to each other in any way and are made with over-the top variety, whereas Spartan Ops is a continuation of the Campaign in a very direct way that releases in Episodic ways every single week with fully rendered cutscenes, have named characters, an overlapping storyline, as well as four people all the time.
The only thing Spartan Ops and Special Ops share is the 'Ops'
I have yet to play more of the Campaign mode, but from what I've played, this has one of the best stories of any Halo game, aside from ODST and Reach. I like how it brings up the struggle between machines and humanity. Its a ride so far!
As for the multiplayer, I'll come back to that after playing it for at least a day or so. ^^
I remember 343 saying they'd be exploring Chief's human side for a change and I liked what they did; I'm hoping they delve deeper into his mind with the new few games...and find a way to revive Cortana somehow, seeing him broken-hearted like that is just too much!
From what I've seen and heard, it seems like 343 Industries have done a really awesome job taking over the series. They may well do a better job taking it forward than Bungie themselves did. Also, is the villain who I think it is?