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Halo 4 review

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Griffter 2nd November 2012, 07:32 Quote
is this game so good that 80 has been the lowest score i've seen by any review thus far? my friend must lend his xbox to me.
Kasius 2nd November 2012, 08:09 Quote
80% is a little disappointing, i am really looking forward to playing this
johnnyboy700 2nd November 2012, 08:20 Quote
Yeah, I'll buy it.
Virus44 2nd November 2012, 08:21 Quote
halo 4 will be epic ignore the hate !
Griffter 2nd November 2012, 08:36 Quote
i do think the 80% does not match the review. there was almost no bad points in it... so what took the missed 20%?
MiNiMaL_FuSS 2nd November 2012, 08:40 Quote
80% is much higher than I was expecting.

Halo usually scores massively high from other sites and is full of fan-boy hype like the terrible COD series. Most reviews have given it 90% and said that it's basically exactly the same as previous games....which to my mind means it should score considerably less....games should be imaginative and strive to push themselves forward.

Halo is more of the same old same old....don't get me wrong it's a good solid same old that's fun...but Halo has never been an outstanding game...more a reliable workhorse to through some hours at and know exactly what you'll get.
Phalanx 2nd November 2012, 08:45 Quote
Cannot wait! Spartan Ops baby! I'm all over this! Anyone else going to be playing regularly? Add me on Live!

Ph4lanx is my username there.
Instagib 2nd November 2012, 08:58 Quote
I love the whole Halo universe; its really what got me into gaming in the first place, so i have a particular soft spot and somewhat rose-tinted specs to the franchise. From the sounds of it, I think they've done enough for me to keep it fresh over the years. The story telling and the voice acting has always grabbed me and sucked me in, so for me, its a massive relief that i343 haven't messed with that formula too much.
fix-the-spade 2nd November 2012, 10:43 Quote
Call me odd, but in a world where the 'Military' shooter has more or less taken over, Halo seems to be getting more and more important in my gaming world.
After fighting Russians, 'Arabs', more Russians and Arabs backed by the CIA this year, I'm really looking forward to a game about a super jumping man-tank who fights glowing aliens. Also it's the only Xbox game I can think of that has a real, mostly good community. Bring forth the shotgun!
Shotgun!
Shotgun Damnit!
will_123 2nd November 2012, 12:12 Quote
Never really got into it. Enjoyed halo 3 single player but it just feels a little stale for my liking. Bought ODST and felt it was the same? That was the last one i bought. Just me?
wafflesomd 2nd November 2012, 14:23 Quote
Really want to play this but my 360 died a long time ago and I have no intention to replace it. Silly drm boxes.
sct454 2nd November 2012, 15:01 Quote
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GAME dispatched my copy yesterday, really looking forwards to it. This game will be make or break for me as i really enjoyed Bungies Halo. Gotta give 343i a chance though. 4 Days to go :D
XXAOSICXX 2nd November 2012, 16:54 Quote
Sounds like great fun...until you realise that you're trying to play a shooter with an xbox controller which is in itself an exercise in futility.

PC version plskthx.
GravitySmacked 2nd November 2012, 19:52 Quote
Well I'm dusting off the old Xbox for this; I've played all the others and this ones sounds surprisingly good.
rocknroll237 3rd November 2012, 09:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
PC version plskthx.

Mircrosoft are idiots for not releasing the other Halo games (beyond 1 and 2) on PC.

Not only have they lost customers and in turn money, but they've let fans of the Halo franchise like me down.
Podge4 3rd November 2012, 13:31 Quote
I have Halo 4 SE on pre order but its my xmas prezie along with Forza Horizon SE. which to start first? if my brother has his way we'll be on Horizon all day.
tad2008 3rd November 2012, 13:48 Quote
@ Griffter the lowest score BT have ever given a game I think was 15.

I think 80% is a very fair but conservative score and the Halo series may never have quite blown my socks off but was definitely fun to play and may well pick this when the price drops a little.
Unicorn 3rd November 2012, 14:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phalanx
Cannot wait! Spartan Ops baby! I'm all over this! Anyone else going to be playing regularly? Add me on Live!

Ph4lanx is my username there.

Every night I'm home early enough to do so for the foreseeable future mate ;) Will add you the next time I'm on :) I take it you play Reach as well?

I'm Unicorn7337 on live... if you have trouble finding me, I'm usually the one on the highest point of the map, shooting people in the head with 14.5x114 rounds from my SRS 99. See? :D
beanerseeker 3rd November 2012, 17:22 Quote
I do suspect now that all major media companies are involved by creating a huge hype for Halo 4, in exchange of well paid ad space.
remixme 4th November 2012, 02:08 Quote
This review is a bit "by the numbers" IMHO.
What were the negative points to justify the 80% again?

I know that Halo4 is not gonna score high on a PC centric site for a long list of understandable reasons. But some comparison and contrast would still be nice.
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Be warned though, if you’ve tried Halo before and didn’t like it, there’s not much here to convince you otherwise.

Isn't this true of all francises; FIFA, CoD etc?
Similarly most people that dislike Halo, (aside from reasons of console, controls, graphics) do so because they dislike the genre of arcadey sci-fi shooters. So there's nothing a developer can do about that IMO.
PureSilver 4th November 2012, 05:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
Sounds like great fun...until you realise that you're trying to play a shooter with an xbox controller which is in itself an exercise in futility.

PC version plskthx.

Ain't that the truth. I find it slightly odd that Microsoft don't see fit to release the Halo series for PC. The usual excuses - there's no market for it, it'll cost too much to port - don't seem to apply, because as with any AAA-rated title there are always PC buyers, and since the Xbox is Microsoft's own machine I can't see why it should be particularly hard to port. The unusual excuses - the PC version would graphically shame the Xbox, the keyboard/mouse combination would shame the controller, limiting to Xbox forces people to buy Xboxes - are all I can come up with...
Anfield 4th November 2012, 10:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
Sounds like great fun...until you realise that you're trying to play a shooter with an xbox controller which is in itself an exercise in futility.

To be honest, in recent years there have been more than enough pc games where keyboard and mouse where officially supported, but the controls where still influenced by the console versions which made controls rubbish.

DX HR? forced 3rd person view at times which ruins aiming
Fear 3? hyper sluggish response to input
All Capcom Pc shooters? horrible controls
Skyrim? curse that useless when used with a mouse menu.
Assassins Creed? Oh the horror of playing that with KB + Mouse.
Not even Minecraft managed to get it right and that was originally PC only, I mean seriously, what jerk of a developer limits what keys you can assign in the menu to what action?

And so on...

Lets face it, the days of the original Unreal Tournament when controls worked just fine with KB + Mouse are long over.
Digi 6th November 2012, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by remixme
This review is a bit "by the numbers" IMHO.
What were the negative points to justify the 80% again?

I know that Halo4 is not gonna score high on a PC centric site for a long list of understandable reasons. But some comparison and contrast would still be nice.
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Be warned though, if you’ve tried Halo before and didn’t like it, there’s not much here to convince you otherwise.

Isn't this true of all francises; FIFA, CoD etc?
Similarly most people that dislike Halo, (aside from reasons of console, controls, graphics) do so because they dislike the genre of arcadey sci-fi shooters. So there's nothing a developer can do about that IMO.

Maybe it's the complete lack of innovation? The same reason the CoD series has scored steadily less every review on the site. Yes, it's Halo and yes it all ''works'' but there's no real attempt to break the mold and inject something new into it. Hence the score. I would assume!
uz1_l0v3r 6th November 2012, 12:48 Quote
Surely this is a 10/10, Best Game Evah?
Unicorn 6th November 2012, 13:09 Quote
All hail the return of the burst mode DMR!
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