Average User Score: 7.0Nov 11, 2012Firstly, I'm a long time Halo fan, having been an early adopter on the first XBox with Halo: Combat Evolved.
After finishing H4 on Heroic IFirstly, I'm a long time Halo fan, having been an early adopter on the first XBox with Halo: Combat Evolved.
After finishing H4 on Heroic I have found the game to be a mix of good and bad, on one hand it's predictable but on the other hand there are some real eye openers from a story POV despite the enemy in the game being a huge McGuffin. Saying that, the cut scenes and story development really seems to take a secondary role to the relentless battles.
Yes, it's a shoot em up, but previous Halo games managed to temper the grind of progression against wave after wave of alien foes with some genuinely funny humour.
There is none of this in H4, and I feel it suffers for taking itself too seriously.
The campaign is too short with at times set pieces of wearing monotony, yes it's beautiful to look at but it seems that beauty is only skin deep.
At times I found the audio frustrating, conversations over the com from NPCs could not be heard because the in game music and effects were cranked up to 11. I game on a dedicated system with a large plasma and a decent 5.1 system that is well configured. I thought I'd drop into the audio settings to adjust but there is no capability in the settings to adjust the volume of different soundtracks which meant at times I had to guess at what game objectives were and just blindly follow the way points.
To sum up, 343, C- must do better.… Expand