I for one can't wait, though I am nervous, I want this game to be awesome. What are your bets on Jeff's score? I am hoping the game will be worth a 5, but I am betting a 4 from him.
Halo 4 review embargo is up at 12:01 pst tonight/tomorrow morning
I am good with a 4 or 5. What I want is just for the game to feel like Halo, play with my buddies, but have the vast graphical improvement that was needed. The game never impressed me though Reach did look good, it always felt like they were just using the tech from Halo 2 which disappointed. And from what the guys have said about how it looks, this will not disappoint. Brad mentioned how it still felt like halo and even his settings from other games adjusted just the same.
Jeff really liked Halo 3, but then again, they introduced a ton of stuff in that game. 4-player online co-op, Forge, video replays etc. They've been putting out Halo games on an almost annual basis though, so if Halo 4 is gonna review well, they'd better shake it up a little.
4/90 is to be expected, I'd give it a 4.5/95 if they kept Firefight. For me, despite loving the Halo franchise and its campaigns and multiplayer its just not going to have the same replay value this time around.
I still play Reach at least once or twice a week, either solo score attack or Firefight with friends, I'd love for a Firefight to be added eventually.
Lots of sequels that I've really enjoyed this year have gotten 4's on GB this year. A 5 would be nice, but I'll most likely be satisfied as long as they don't drop the ball. Just gimme wide open combat options and stay away from being overly scripted.
Just ran through Halo 3 and so much of the appeal was trying crazy strategies just for the hell of it. Snipe some dudes, give a marine a fuel rod cannon, then drive around in circles around enemy groups. So damn fun.
does anyone know when the quick look is going up?
From what they said on I Love Mondays after the reviews go out they can put video out of anything except the campaign, that embargo I'm not sure about. I wouldn't be surprised to see a live multiplayer stream/quicklook this week, but if not definitely next week I'd bet.
I don't think that I am going to wait up until 2 am cst, but I will read Giantbombs (I'd assume Jeff's) review of the game tomorrow. I have gone pretty dark as far as Halo 4 coverage goes, so I will skim the review hoping there are not any huge spoilers about the story.
@big_jon: I was just going to make a thread about the reviews, even if that wasn't a good idea. I feel the same way as you do. I wonder what it's going to get! I hope it's not disappointingly low like some of the games this year. I'm not saying reviews really matter since I can appreciate a game myself without a review, but still. These kinds of things are exciting to see for some reason.
First review is up!
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