Halo has become a video gaming icon over the years and is one of Bungie and Microsoft’s greatest successes. There is no surprise why so many gamers couldn’t wait to get their hands on a great new addition to an already acclaimed gaming giant. Though, many would have questioned the game’s hype because of the regime change from Bungie to 343 industries. Halo 4 would be the first Halo game that was not developed by Bungie. They happened to do a great job with one of the biggest pair of shoes to fill in the gaming universe.
Halo 4’s Campaign is set four years after the end of Halo 3. Master Chief awakens from cryo-stasis and finds himself face to face with old enemies and a new adversary whose sole goal is to destroy the human race. The Prometheans are a new race and enemy in the game. They are a diverse race of machines with new weapons and toys for Master Chief to mess around with. What the campaign as a whole does for a player is it immerses them into a whole new world and at every level there is something that gives the player something to be in awe about. Anyone playing the story will not be bored on any mission. The complaint the player will have is the fact at how short the campaign actually is. With such great content on each level players will be begging for more.
The new game mode that makes up for a lack of length in the campaign is the replacement of the cooperative Firefight mode with the all new Spartan Ops cooperative campaign. This mode will impress every player, the reason being that each week will be the release of a new episode each with five chapters. Each chapter of Spartan Ops is its own mission that a player and four friends can team up as Crimson team. Each episode comes with a video clip with stunning graphics for each one. This mode allows the player to also level up without going into the multiplayer itself. Spartan Ops will impress anyone with the new content of fast paced action packed Halo content. This mode is sure to be utilized over and over the course of the games span.
Multiplayer is what 343 industries would have the most trouble with taking over but also the greatest success on improving. Multiplayer will leave the player wishing that all the Halos previous would have had this set up all along. With the all new create-a-class set ups to the new infinity slayer mode. The create-a-class set up allows the player to pick their weapon, grenades, side arm, and three additional abilities to allow the player to tailor his or her class to their play styles. The addition of a sprint as an ability every player has is a great improvement upon past halo games. The new infinity slayer game modes add a new twist to the deathmatch style game mode. The addition of random weapon drops when a player is performing well in a game offers a much more rewarding feeling while playing. The new armors and challenge completion elements of the game add new goals for each player to strive to complete those tough and random challenges. The customization is surely blown the other games of the franchise out of the water. Halo players are sure to spend hours on end competing on the new Halo 4 multiplayer.
Halo 4 is sure to be a best seller this holiday season, and it is sure to bring plenty of joy to any gamer you have on your gift list this year. Halo 4 over all is an amazing addition to the gaming icon and will give plenty of additional funds to Microsoft. To every gamer out there this is a must have this holiday season.