.. While it's a bit of an arcade experience, the requisite Halo freedom is there in full force. Players will be able to customize their roles on the battlefield through various loadouts, and will also be able to hop in and out of familiar vehicles like the Wraith or the Warthog. It's all part of the same seamless sandbox experience we're used to on the console. The only difference is that now we're looking down at it all from above. Players control the movement of their character or vehicle with the left stick, and control the direction of fire with the right stick. Options to lob grenades or enter vehicles are available with a simple tap.
The story marks the return of Sarah Palmer, the UNSC Commander and veteran of the First and Second Battle of Requiem. The whole context of the game borrows from the Spartan Ops model, which has players running through missions in a tactical simulator, complete with daily challenges. In a sense, the tablet and phone version of the game serves as the simulator through which the player is meant to relive the storied battles from the Halo lore. As the player completes challenges, he or she will unlock new content for Halo 4 and Waypoint. ..
The animations, effects, and overall style of the game make it as authentic a Halo experience as possible. Halo Spartan Assault pushes the hardware well past the line at which you immediately follow "it looks good" with "for a tablet game." The audio, provided by Skywalker Sound, completes the presentation.
I kept seeing that there was gonna be a Halo 1 prequel with 'Chief, for the Xbox One launch. Then I saw that Spartan Assault logo on that photo that's going around. I guess Spartan Assault might not be the same thing, maybe on Xbox One.. We'll see, E3!
But at least something is finally coming out on Windows Phone. I'm not sure if they would start doing doing DLC, but that sure would be smart.. And it comes out in July, so cool shit! Honestly, I've been on the Windows Phone side for a little while now. And I like the Microsoft apps just fine. I.e. SkyDrive, Xbox Music, etc. And I think this might make me happy to stay over here, for my next phone in December. By then, the Nokia 925 would finally be out and priced low enough for me to get. :)