Halo 4 : The Beginning of a New Era
Master Chief is back!
When it comes to icons on the Xbox 360 there is one guy that probably comes to most gamers’ minds, and that guy is John-117 better known as Master Chief. Halo really kicked the Xbox off when it was first released, and each release has been met with great excitement from the fans. Halo 3 was a fitting end to that part of the Halo story, and Halo 4 is going to be the start of something new.
Halo Reach for many is considered one of the best Xbox 360 shooters, but it was also the last time that Bungie would have control of the Halo franchise. Halo 4 has been developed by the good people at 343 industries. These guys also gave us the Halo anniversary remake, and while it was just a remake they did a fantastic job.
The Halo franchise has consistently been the perfect blend of intense action and deep sci-fi story telling. Playing Halo is like being in your own sci-fi movie. Very little has been given away as far as the Halo 4 story goes. We have seen that Master Chief will be going up against a new foe, and also that Cortana is going to have a very interesting part to play.
One really exciting thing about Halo 4 is that the story of this game is going to encourage the player to really get into the levels and explore. It is going to be very cool to discover some of the secrets of the Forerunner planet. The story has been written with two sequels already in mind, making this the beginning of a new Halo era.
Halo has always offered a very solid shooter experience, and this game looks no different. There are some gamers who are perhaps a little worried that Bungie is no longer running things, but 343 industries did a great job with the Halo anniversary, and the footage shown at E3 really does look like these guys know what they are doing.
This may very well be the last time we get to play as Master Chief this generation of consoles, but so far Halo 4 is looking like it could be one of the best games of the year.
Halo 4 Release Date 11/6/2012
By Jason Bourne