Halo 4 is the newest game of the ongoing Halo storyline originally created by Bungie. Like all games in the Halo series it is a FPS (first person shooter) Halo 4 took a big leap from the other Halo’s in that it added in a completely new enemy, Master Chief has to battle. This group is known as the Forerunners who are a very high tech and advanced species like nothing the Chief has seen before.
Halo 4’s story begins four years after the ending of Halo 3; the player assumes the role of the Master Chief, a cybernetically-enhanced supersoldier. The story is mainly set on a Forerunner planet, where Master Chief encounters the collection of alien races known as the Covenant and ancient warriors of the Forerunner empire known as the Prometheans. Master Chief is accompanied by the artificial intelligence construct Cortana.
The gameplay is very similar to all the other Halos. You carry one weapon. You have grenades along with the ability to melee attack an opponent at close quarters. View from a first person perspective unless driving vehicles such as tanks and aircrafts. Unlike the first 3 Halos, Halo 4 added in additional abilities such as sprint, thruster pack, invisibility, and a few others. There are very few bugs and glitches now for the game has been out for a year and many patches have been released to fix early in game issues.
Like most Halo games there is an included multiplayer. But, unlike Halo 2 and 3, Halo 4 took a more social and friendly approach. This means that although games can be completive, there is no competitive ranking system to match other players of your similar skill. You get exp. for every game you play and challenges you do. You level up and unlock new armors and other fun features all the way up to 130.
The average time to beat the Halo 4 campaign mode for an average player would be about 8-10 hours. However for a solo experienced player just trying to beat the campaign and not follow the story by skipping cut scenes could finish in about 4-6 hours. Anyone who has played previous Halo games or any other Sci-fi games would be interested in the story. Ultimately Halo fans are interested in following the story throughout all Halos but, like the others the game population thrives off of the multiplayer experience against other players rather than continuous campaign run troughs against AI controlled characters. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a more competitive FPS multiplayer. It is also a must have for Halo fans everywhere.
Unfortunately for Halo fans this game in particular did not live up to its expectations. This may be because previous games such as Halo 3 were far more competitive and fun to watch than this more social multiplayer.