Saturday, November 12, 2011

Reviews of Games I Haven't Played Yet #1 (Halo 4)

You can find out a lot about a game by its trailer. And I like to review games, but since games cost money and I'm a broke 20 year old, I don't get to do it often. So I had a great idea, why not review a game based solely on the trailer? A bit petty, maybe, but it's the best I can do at present time. Let's start with one of the most anticipated games of next year(I think)... Halo 4!


The trailer begins with what looks to be some celestial insanity. Showing that, as most games in the Halo series and technically most everything does, this game will take place in space. Halo 4 probably has the same environments you're used to from the previous titles. But then the supernova starts moving. Like a spiderweb of gasses. I'm not familiar with most of the universe and I'm sure you're not either but I don't think many things in the galaxy do that.

I hear a woman's voice screaming, "Chief!" so I can assume two things, Cortana(The AI in Master Chief's helmet) and Master Chief himself are making a return. I can safely assume that because I've also seen the rest of the trailer. But I have to keep up appearances.

Now the supernova is pulsating. That's probably not good for any planets or otherwordly bodies in the vicinity. And a spaceship is flying through the supernova's ventricles. Such brave astronauts, really. It looks hot in there.

As it's quickly revealed, yes, the entire cosmic event was taking place inside Master Chief. Probably not entirely healthy but the man has been through so much that this is probably like a common cold for him. But this is where the trailer gets good. If you didn't know, at the end of Halo 3, John 117 aka Master Chief was put in hibernation until needed again. Obviously he's needed, because things start exploding around him. He's probably used to that but no one really wants to wake up that way.

Some things I noticed in the first few seconds is that Chief now has a jetpack similar to those in Halo: Reach. I don't know where he found it, seeing as he's been in hibernation since the end of Halo 3 and those weren't used in that game at all. And there's a pistol he grabs from no where that shoots, what looks like, energy blasts similar to grenades. If you've used the quick revive perk in Call of Duty: Black Ops zombie mode, it looks similar to that. Only with a space marine instead of a Russian screaming obscenities.

And we've reached the end of the trailer, with Chief and Cortana zooming towards and giant alien spaceship rectum. What I've gotten from the trailer is, there may be new(see: old) things added, a new environment(I'm thinking it'll probably take place solely on the spaceship) and new enemies(Seeing as how the Covenant were taken care of in Halo 3) but it's going to be the same Halo you always remembered. If you loved Halo and you're a huge Halo fan, you're going to love Halo 4. If you're like me and you played them casually and really only put time into Halo 3 like everyone in the world did for Halo 3, you're going to leave Halo 4 with a reasounding, "Meh."