So the first game I got for 360 was Halo 3. Unlike most of the fanboys out there, I actually like the story. I think there’s a lot of rather untouched depth there, and I think Bungie has excellently just scraped the surface and left a few gaping abysses there into which you can look whenever you feel like it but it’s not shoved down your throat. I find the whole series rather charming.
In case this someone is thinking ‘wtf is that bitch on about’ I’ll sort of clarify. I like the relationship between the Master Chief and Cortana. Imagine his situation, all he’s had is his fellow Spartans. He’s rather old, like 50-60. Now he’s the last Spartan II, the project has been put down, replaced with Spartan III and no one really understands him or where he comes from, he’s regarded a bit of a freak despite the legendary status. And the only one he actually knows who’s still there is a computer who takes the form of a hologram. Imagine like, the isolation that brings you.
Now that I’ve excused myself, I’ll get to the point.
So Bungie’s been making these games. Bungie I really like, because you get the feeling they’ve really loved the games they’ve made. There’s like fanservice there. So they made the trilogy, Wars, ODST and then Reach and then they said hey, this is it. No more Halo. What does Microsoft do?
They get some random people involved with the franchise together, call them 343 Industries and make them create Halo 4, the start of a new trilogy due to be released during the holidays 2012. Just what the actual fuck?! I’ll admit the trailer from E3 made me excited, not like ODST and Reach, but still, I got a little excited. I’m just scared they’ll ruin the franchise just to have something to compete with Call of Duty with.
Other than both being FPS they have NOTHING IN COMMON. I do not see why I have to argue with a CoD fanboy everytime I talk about Halo among male gamers. Soap is actually one of my nicknames too! I like CoD, I love Halo. Get over it. Call of Duty is half a realistic game, Halo is a scifi futuristic game. It’s like comparing Assassin’s Creed with Final Fantasy. You can compare them as games, like this game gets this score because, and this game gets this score because, and these scores can be compared. But beyond that, not really.
I’m curious to hear reactions on Halo 4, so what did you people out there think?
Oh and here’s the trailer in case someone’s missed it.