Does anyone else feel Halo 4 was completely, utterly rushed and shipped out as an unfinished product... or is that just me
Definitely rushed and shipped incomplete to make the big holiday dollars.
Skipped a public beta, which would have found many of the bugs and allowed them to be fixed before release, to expedite release.
Clung to obsolescent P2P networking topology because leaving someone's XBox hosting games instead of implementing dedicated servers expedited release.
Console based file share is basically useless.
Website based file share is non-existent.
And there has been NO discussion at all about when, if ever, there will be a return to rendering video clips on line.
If someone states this game is fully functional and complete that person didn't go through the release of Halo 3 and Halo Reach with Bungie.
Compared to Halo 3 and Halo Reach, Halo 4 offers far less out of the box. It's amazing that a game made in 2012 does less than games made in 2010 and 2007.
Come on- in 2007 in Halo 3 we could render video clips on line and could share files on line, in today's world 343 can't figure out what Bungie already figured out?
Yes, this game got slapped together and pushed out the door as fast as it could and was made as cheaply as possible to maximize profit margins and sales.
Bungie was about quality. 343 is about the dollar.