Well, we all know Halo 4 has been released, and I picked up my copy at midnight, I was in a long line at my release, and when I held my copy, I was filled with joy. Halo 4, was finally in my hands! I rushed home, installed it, and starting playing online... I played from 1-6am. I was enjoying the game, killing and being owned by people. A bunch of my buddies got it as well, and we were chatting it up, seeing what works, what sucks, etc. My first impression, was not bad, not bad at all. After getting so tired, that I could not even hold my controller any more, I went to bed, 10 hours later, I started gaming again.
In my humble opinion, Halo 4 is not perfect, but it's a great game. I enjoy playing it, I enjoy what it offers to the community. Am I disappointed? Meh, a little bit. I find the online maps to be well... really hard to explain. Some are straight forward, others I have seen people play Halo 4 "Camp it up". I lost often to campers because my anger gets to me... All the time. The DMR seems to be really powerful, it has a huge range for what the damage does (A lot). The battle rifle, to me, is really not worth it. Now, my friends say it's the perfect gun, they love it, I personally don't. I like the idea of having camo, shield regen, vision and such, but I feel like the game is really... Not haloish? When we were going through some of the perks, it reminded me a lot of Call Of Duty and other games. I wanted something like Halo 2. Alas, we don't get what we want now do we? Some people will have a fight with me because I said that, but of course it's my opinion.
The game itself is beautifully designed, I would love to hug the people who developed this game. The graphics and the movement are beautiful. I enjoy looking at the game. I don't know why but this post will have a lot of downers to it... I'm not trashing on the game by all means, I'm giving you my opinion of it. I've played it every day, and I am rather... not interested in it anymore. It's not a let down by any means, it's just not as addicting as my previous games. I still want more, and maybe down the road with DLC/Updates we will get more, at least I would hope so. Halo has been my favorite series since the original Halo was released. I loved the play style, I was extremely good at Halo 2. That game I played the hell out of, it never left my xbox. The disc was always inside my xbox, and I refused to take it out, because it was the only game I played back in the day. Now there is other games in my life such as Gears, and Battlefield. Halo 4 hasn't replaced them yet, I say yet because I still have some sort of hope of me getting addicted to it. I shouldn't really focus on the negatives I have for the game, like people say "It's not for everyone".
That goes for every game I suppose.
The positives I have are without a doubt really strong. Halo 4 is fun online and I really haven't delved too deep into the campaign (Don't hate me). There's a little lag in online play, to the point that I rarely felt it at all, but when I do it's very obvious. Their matchmaking system is by far one of the best I have seen on the Xbox 360, that's my opinion of course. The guns work, well the ones I like at least heh. My friends and I have very few complaints about the weapons, while the perks are a different story. But that makes the game unique every time you play. Mix and match to get a different style of gameplay. I like the idea of it all, but I've seen it so many times. The community isn't as bad and I like that! I have rarely heard a 12 year old scream "NOOB, I OWN YOU". God I always hated that, plus I am to lazy to mute people... I've mostly played with 18+, which is always nice, but you do have the occasional immature ones, that say "NOOB, YOU SUCK. JUST LEAVE". I've said it once or twice, but I always feel bad afterwards. It's still young and I hope in the future they add new things, and improve it in a good way, and not in a bad way.
I trust 343 studios to do the right thing. There are more games on the horizon but I'm hoping Halo 4 will be on the top of my list, right now it's getting there... But until then I will continue to play it of course and try harder to like it more and more. I'm not giving it a real "rating" because I am not that deep into the game yet. I will post more on Halo 4, and other games I play. I look forward to writing more Halo articles. Thanks for the read! Cheers!