Somebody doesn't know a thing about game design, considering you barely touched on it at all, and the few parts you did touch on were flat out wrong (being penalized for leading? Right, because more frequent ordinance drops is a penalty).
Actually, both of them are pretty terrible games. Assassin's Creed is an abstract design mess (I have to stand in that specific spot to eavesdrop? Ok), and Biochock isn't much better. Bioshock's faults are explained pretty clearly right here:
I can't give this over a 9 because of the design limitations of the shooter genre, but Halo has, and remains, the absolute best and deepest the genre has to offer. The design is incredibly organic, the design space fully fleshed out, and it manages to create solid interplay through excellent map and weapon design despite the inherently shallow primary function of shooting. All of this leads to a great deal of emergence and unique ways to play the game (Grifball is separate sport built within the core design of the game, that's amazing!), which is why Halo has the depth to give it a true competitive following for so long.
And the Halo 4 Plasma Pistol is the most well-designed weapon in the history of shooters. It has organic decay, a charge function, does damage, and has an EMP function. It covers a huge portion of the design space by itself, and can be effectively used in a number of ways, not to mention that it doesn't use a hitscan projectile, so aiming is even more critical and dodging is actually possible; it actually utilizes 3D space.
I actually do want to give this game a try. The level design looks great, it sounds like the plot will be pretty good, and I have this strange urge to grab a gun in the game and shoot something.
I just don't see what people see in this game. For me it has beautiful graphics, but it's generic.
I've had my fair share of halo, and I love the gameplay and actually enjoy the overall plot (yes, I even tolerate the ending to halo 2.) I definitely am looking to getting this, but I hope that halo 5 & 6 up the anty even more. I don't want halo to feel repetitive and the same, seeing as its the only fps series I like. Who knows, but for now, I can't wait to play this
I think I may be one of the few people who watches and loves the Red vs Blue series, but has barely played a single Halo game. I haven't even beaten any of them so I don't know if I'll play this at all either. Maybe I'm speaking from the perspective of someone who doesn't play Halo much, but the game still looks good to me.
Good review. While I don't agree with a few points, the overall tone and summary at the end is unbiased and accurate. I would've given a higher score, but hey. It's my opinion and I think I may love the franchise a lot more than anybody at the SA crew anyway. :P
…yeah what? Thanks for the detailed explanation and reasoning as to why you're being a jackass to a game franchise that CLEARLY is doing things right to be this successful so many times. If it isn't your shtick, whatever. I can see that. But saying "fuck this game" is just being disrespectful for the sake of being ignorant.
I don't like Bioshock or Assassin's Creed one bit. They're still INCREDIBLE games. Was that so hard?
You people are the worst. It's a damn video game. I've never played any of the Halo games. This one looks like a fun game. Maybe that's why it was given an 8. Stop crying about it. It's literally not even remotely important.
The game is so prettyful, it ain't all orange. And you clearly haven't played the game at all if you're implying the campaign is only 3 hours? Are you sure you didn't just look up Youtube guide and skip some of it? Plus Crich, you spoiled Halo 4 on me, so you've already got quite a dislike going on towards me, hating on things consistently does not make them go away.
Welcome back Master Chief.
Wow I'd thought Scewattack would have done a little more research for their review, as the Spartan Ops was the spiritual successor to the co-op mode from the Turok reboot. and this is because the games share Turok's director, Josh Holmes. Besides cod isn't even the first in the shooter genre to do some of the things its done either, so fanboys really can't be pointing fingers.
I'm sure this new studio has done wonders for this game franchise, but I'm giving this game a gigantic "F*** This Game!" I never have been a fan of the franchise, never will be ever. And I wish the best for this game's future because I'm not coming along for the ride.
wow. raging much? I rarely see someone post a comment and then go out of their way to reply to another comment saying they missed the issue you just commented on. And are you SERIOUSLY going to say you didn't have a blast with the campaign? Co-op mode is easy? I suppose i can believe that with that record campaign time. Promethean weapons are a ton of fun. Seeing your opponent just melt is soooooo satisfying. A multiplayer mode that punishes you if your in first place? Apparently you haven't played it cause it's a ton of fun. People try to kill off each other to have a better chance at you when your in first. IT's actually really well thought out. And dude, this is Halo. Why do you say more of the same like it's a bad thing. And since i know im going to get this response, no. I am not a halo fanboy.
The game was definitely worth the money in my opinion. Of course, anyone who is a Halo fan will buy it but it is a little hard for those who are JUST getting into the Halo world. The graphics are amazing and I definitely had fun. This female gamer loves it and the multiplayer is still loads of fun!
Awesome review. I really love ScrewAttacks new way of reviewing. I'll admit, I really only read the last paragraphs of written reviews here on ScrewAttack if it's a written review.
People seem to have ALOT of different opinions on this one.
So I've seen SideScrollers before this...and now I'm kind of confused.