Average User Score: 4.8Sep 18, 2014Massive grinding, lack of story atmosphere/direction/suspense/narration/explanation, needs DLC to continue storyline, pointless third personMassive grinding, lack of story atmosphere/direction/suspense/narration/explanation, needs DLC to continue storyline, pointless third person gathering place, long loading times, separate multiplayer leveling/weapons, redundant environments & repetitive optional events/missions, press button a / defend place b / kill all enemies of type c… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Sep 18, 2014Massive grinding, seperated multiplayer leveling, lacks story atmosphere/direction/suspense, press button a / defend place b / kill allMassive grinding, seperated multiplayer leveling, lacks story atmosphere/direction/suspense, press button a / defend place b / kill all enemies of type c, long loading times, pointless third person gathering place, needs DLC to continue story… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Nov 7, 2012This game's existence is disappointing to begin with. On top of that it didn't change enough to be something new and it didn't keep enoughThis game's existence is disappointing to begin with. On top of that it didn't change enough to be something new and it didn't keep enough from the old games to be a true halo game. It can't identify itself. The campaign (which should, btw, be the most important thing in the game) was heartlessly glued together. It feels short and in actuality it is. Cortana gets crazy. Everyone wants you to think she's a real person. And they try too hard. The master chief speaks a little more. Not that it makes him any more human. And then there is this forerunner who wants to destroy humanity, basically. Maybe it's not very different from what we already saw in older halo games, but it is presented in such a plain and simple way, i couldn't help but laugh through almost every cutscene. Also, i want to thank 343 for not including the campaign in theatre mode, or vice versa. You can't record singleplayer gameplay for your theatre. Oh, thank you so much. I'm sure, singleplayer is too boring anyway, eh?
Now that's what i call a campaign. On to the multiplayer, shall we?
Infinity slayer is probably the inevitable "evolution" from normal slayer. Or it is borrowed from some other game, which has an abbrevation, that's three letters long. Either way, it's a new addition to Halo and it's not necessarily bad. Except you don't like it. Oh, and there is also the Killcam. What a nice little thing. I wonder where i saw that before. No, not in Battlefield 3. They apparently don't need it. There's also your typical CTF, King of the Hill, some other stuff and Griffball, of course. I couldn't manage to find Action Sack or other "fun" playlists, but maybe it's just me.
Overall, the presentation of this game tries too much to convince you of it's coolness and hipness, both visually and storywise, as if you where a little kid. Personally, i don't like the new design at all. It lacks a certain charm. There are also some bugs where, for example, a banshee flies through a tower or an enemy tries to hide itself in a wall. I hope those get ironed out soon, since apparently some people still want to play this game.
If you like Halo 4, good for you. Let's hope you like Halo 7, too. Don't worry, it's gonna come eventually.… Expand