Published on June 7th, 2012 | by Gavin Jones0
E3 Halo 4 Trailers
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am not the games guy on The Sidekickcast site, I leave that to the professionals but I am the Halo guy…WCA for life yo! (that’s Welsh Coast Avengers, the Sidekickcast’s very own Halo clan). So obviously, I’ve been following the development of Halo 4 very closely. To be perfectly honest I’ve been a bit of a skeptic, with the departure of the Master Chief’s creators and Microsoft taking over the franchise full time I have not has high hopes…nit because I don’t believe Microsoft’s 343 Industries studio are up to the task but more because new guys taking over always feel like they have to change things to make their mark. Problem is Halo ain’t broke so why fix it?
Well, this week being E3, there was bound to be some news of Halo 4 and here it is, a very excellent promo trailer, something Halo has always been very good at getting just right and some actual gameplay from the upcoming release:
So there you have it, Master Chief is back in the shit and looks like he’ll have new artificial lifeforms villain to battle, an ancient evil as Microsoft describe. It’s the way things go, once you have defeated evil aliens, you move onto evil alien robots, next up will be evil alien robot dinosaurs…honest. What I want o know is who decided it would be a good idea to employ Star Wars’ General Grievous?
So far so Halo, in fact, apart from the extra bad guys, the opening of Halo 4 looks very similar to the opening of Halo 3. My guess is this is an intentional move by 343, it’s their way of saying ‘this is still your Halo, the Halo you know and love’. There will be some innovations though of course, and this seems to be in multiplayer in the form of something called Spartan Ops; “A first of its kind, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure – playable in single-player or cooperatively with up to four players – that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialised experience,” Big claims there fom Microsoft, who don’t actually manage to tell us anything solid about Spartan Ops but the numerous mentions of seralised and episodic, makes me think most of this material will e based around paid for DLC…it’s just the way the gaming world is going I’m afraid.
So until we get our hands on Halo 4 that’s all for now, Master Chief, we patiently await your return…sir!