No, the biggest disappointment in franchise history would be the travesty that is Street Fighter 4, with it's hideous, deformed looking 3D characters, ugly visual style and terrible dumbed-down-for-casuals gameplay elements like the Revenge Meter. THAT is the personification of "letdown".
I'm actually somewhat happy with Halo 4. Is it the best out of all the Halo games? No. Combat evolved was probably the most fun I had with a Halo game. Halo 2's legendary was definitely much tougher than Combat Evolved's, sadly Halo 3's legendary campaign was far too easy, with ODST, but back onto the topic, I thin 343 did a decent job, though I do wish the campaign was a bit more detailed, but they are doing a trilogy like Bungie did so the ending was more of a cliff hanger then "that's how Halo ends" type of thing
Lets have a moment of silence for all of our Fallen Spartans. We'll never forget you.
The Didact is a Forerunner. The Covenant worship Forerunners, seeing them as gods. It is fairly OBVIOUS why the sided with him, you don't need to read any of the books to make that connection.
Along with that, common sense tells you that a religion just doesn't die. Did you REALLY think that everyone who believed in the Covenant would just go "Oh, I guess the Great Journey is fake!" once the Prophets are dead? No. The Covenant has been around since 938 BC, they're not going anywhere any time soon. Although, the Arbiter has been trying to get Elites on his side.
LOL At saying the music has zero soul, listen to 117 or Green and Blue.
And do I even need to argue that previous Halo's had much better music? I can't remember a single identifiable piece from Halo 4 because it all sounds like every other hollywood movie and that's something I thought I would never say about a Halo game. Actually I take that back, one piece was clearly plagiarized from star wars so I guess I can recall that.
She said she was surprised that he rounded them up that quickly Also "I thought we had a truce with the Covenant" He did ask about them, at least twice, in the first mission. They came to the answer that it was a rouge faction. So, they did explain, you just won't accept it.
As a diehard Halo fan, I am very pleased with this. Like another of my posts, I consider this the best Halo game.
Lolwut? They didn't take anything from Star Wars and it doesn't sound like a "Hollywood movie" it fits this Halo perfectly.
Again having one throw away line that neither explains who this new faction is or why their fighting us is poor storytelling. Also don't forget that terrible line "these covenant are more fanatical than the one's we fought before." Um so you came up to that conclusion after fighting them for like two minutes? What makes them so much different to fight again?
Also if this doesn't sound like star wars to you then your clearly in denial.
now compare that to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=414hGL_n1x4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_2HdYRzr1M
Okay. No. I totally get you. I didn't even have to click the other links to make the connection. Its hilarious enough. I'll just say the game speaks more to fans who are looking for those outside references in the game; much of it is just a reward to those 'insiders.'
that's fair, but I also feel the story of the game should stand on it's own and not require those outside references for context. Let me just be clear I feel the game is totally competent, great even at points, but as a full on Halo title and with the potential there was with this one ya I'm a little disappointed.