Droidsbane wrote:343 had some big shoes to fill after Bungie's departure, I think they did a terrific job considering the monumental task they had. Yes the game wasnt perfect (but what game is), they've done good with franchise so far and im certainly looking forward unto dawn for what they bring in the future.
Agree 100% with this. Reach got me into the mulitplayer side of Halo and was hooked so had high expectations for Halo 4 and wasn't disapointed - the day off work for release day was worth it despite the odd server problems.
Campaign wise I didn't get that attached to Reach's Spartans so wasn't that concerned with their fate - Halo 4 has a more emotional arc than Reach as we are more familiar with the Chief and his relationship with Cortana. Also the whole game has a more solid, punchier feel to it if that makes sense - guns sound a lot meatier, heavy clunks when you sprint etc.
So also looking forward to what 343 have planned for Halo 5 - if they bring back firefight it won't be far off perfection!
Peace through superior firepower.