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THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS BUT A COPY AND PASTE OF A GUY WHO SHARES MY EXACT OPINION! I will add that I have been playing Halo since 2001. I love Bungie and the series that I associate with my childhood. AND SCREW 343i, dbags need to email me and I can write a game for them. I already have a book I’m writing that will blow Halo away since 343i has destroyed it.
I’d like to add, before anyone start to criticize my grammar, that my native language is NOT English. I’d like to read any article out there without a single grammar mistake that is not written in the writer’s native language. I’m here to express my opinions and points of view. Thank you.
Haven’t read the second part of this blog? I invite you to do so!
First person shooters are generic. Yes, many of them are exactly the same thing. You can throw grenades, smash other players, reload and even, commit assassinations. I own a lot of FPS, but all of them are somehow, generic. But there was one videogame franchise that was never disappointed me (except for Wars, thanks Microsoft) and it was called Halo. Yes, Halo. The one and only, real FPS. Halo is probably, the best weapon Xbox may have, but unfortunately, recent games weren’t as exciting as old ones. An imminent decay for Halo was starting since the release of the painfully Halo Wars. Then, Halo 3 ODST tried to return to its roots and heal a damaged brand, and suddenly, Reach. Halo Reach was perfection in almost every point of view. It was a perfect Halo game and probably, the best just after Halo 2. But Reach didn’t give you that flavor Halo had. Why? Because there are no Halos at all? Because the Noble Team weren’t the Master Chief? I can’t explain what it was, but the experience of the game was different from what Halo really was.
Then, came the last hope for true Halo fans (yes, I’m a true Halo fan, not a noobie Call of Duty lover). Halo 4 was supposed to be the ultimate Halo experience, not only in multiplayer terms, but also in campaign terms. It was a new beginning for Halo fans that were waiting for a revival… but the tragedy happened. Halo 4 is not only the worst Halo game I have ever played in my life, but also is the worst First Person Shooter I have ever played. Did you think Call of Duty was generic? This game is the worst crap a true Halo fan can play. When Halo: Combat Evolved was launched in 2001, all FPS games wanted to be like Halo. I remember the riots between Half Life fans and Halo fans, discussing which franchise was better. All other franchises wanted to be Halo. But, Halo 4 was more like a tribute to all Call of Duty fans. Experience? Ordnance? Overshields? Perks? Are you freaking kidding me, 343i? This was Halo, not Call of Duty!
Like I did with Skyward Sword, I’ll explain some reviews and opinions about why this game is the worst in the series. Halo 4 is nothing but a crap for the Halo universe. These Prometheans, the never-mentioned Didact and the romantic drama between the Master Chief and Cortana not only hurt this amazing franchise, but was also a deep stab in the back for all this fans who have been playing this franchise since its roots. Here are some points on why Halo 4 shouldn’t deserve to be called Halo.
Campaign: An epic… romantic melodrama…
The stupid story of this game is the worst thing about it. Drama? Are you serious, 343i? And you thought Final Fantasy XIII was a drama… Halo 4’s story is crap. There’s no other word to explain this mega epic fail. After the events of Halo 3, John 117 is put back to action. Just like that, without any memory of his past. He just awakened like a freaking robot. Cortana started to talk with him as if they had seen the whole time. What the fck happened with the “wake me when you need me”? With the events of Halo 3? The battle against the Gravemind? No, there’s nothing of that in this crap. The game only starts as the same old formula we’ve been receiving since Halo 3 and then, the game just progresses around you. No surprises, no action moments, no epic cut scenes (like the hyperspace jump in Halo 2), no nothing. Only generic “kill 'em all” sequences that are repeated a LOT of times during the game. The Quick time events are ripped off from Call of Duty, like a freaking tribute to the newbies instead to the Halo veterans who have spent 12 years of their lives playing this franchise.
Don’t get surprised, the game runs the same old formula we’ve been playing for years
Aboard the Forward unto Dawn, the most stupid, senseless and horrible thing I’ve ever seen in a videogame happens… John is attacked by an Elite. What? Is that a joke? Is that your gratitude token for the long time fans, 343i? The covenant? Are you serious? For people who thought Halo 4 was a reboot, that moment was nothing but a spit in the face. I mean, the Elites joined to the Covenant again? Just like that? All the moments they fought, banished by a stupid company? Yes, thanks 343i. Your imagination is amazing… amazing for stupid noobs that have never played Halo. Indeed, Halo 4 divided fans. It pulled new fans at the cost of long time ones like me. And most hard-to-believe part was when you see the first Elite standing side to side with a Grunt. Then, you kill him. You kill what were once your ally, and ally that was standing to your side in Halo 3. Fck you, 343i.
As the “story” continues, the Master Chief is sucked into an unknown planet and is forced to… to what? [Add your text here] LOL. They receive a mysterious signal and slowly they find out that they’re in a Forerunner planet known as Requiem. Then, Master Chief and Cortana discover that the UNSC Infinity was (coincidentally) upon the surface of Requiem and guess what… THEY’RE SUCKED INTO THE PLANET AS WELL! laugh. I can’t believe this crap! Is this Halo? But it doesn’t end there. Later, when Master Chief tracks the location of the Infinity, he (and MANY true Halo fans) takes a big surprise: there are more Spartans. What? What’s about the “last Spartan” concept we had in Halo:CE? No, 343i took Bungie’s work and turned it into a bunch of cheap trash. If there are more Spartans, why they didn’t help during the events of Halo 3? Oh, well… that’s because Halo 4 wasn’t planned yet, right? The Spartan II project took almost 40 years to complete, and what? The Spartan IV project was completed in four years? Are you freaking kidding me? What the…?