Why everybody needs Halo 4 in their life...
There are certain games in the gaming community that seem to develop a very loyal fan base very, very quickly. Some of these games that have achieved this in the past include the likes of the Need For Speed, Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto game series. But on Microsoftâ€™s Xbox consoles, one game franchise above all consistently outsells all of these and this is the Halo series!
The original Halo was the main draw for the original Xbox console. Many people who, until then, were Sony through and through ended up selling their Playstations just so that they could play this all new first-person shooter that came under the name of Halo and was exclusive to Xbox. It was a revolutionary game for its time and now long waiting and loyal fans can at last follow Master Chief's exploits in Halo 4, the latest, biggest and greatest instalment of the long-running series.
Halo is a space-faring series set in the 26th Century. Humanity has spread out across the universe and has come into conflict with a religious alliance of aliens known as The Covenant who want to eliminate humanity by activating a series of Halo Rings. These Halos were originally created by an earlier alien race to control a parasitic intelligence known as The Flood. Activating these rings results in letting loose The Flood once more and Master Chief is just one of a series of Genetic Super-Soldiers, known as Spartans, created to fight this menace and protect humanity. As well as the original trilogy, the best-selling Halo franchise has also sprouted out into a series of highly successful accompanying games that includes Halo: Reach, Halo 3: ODST and Halo Wars all set in the same universe. This latest game returns to the original continuity and is set several years after the events of Halo 3.
Halo 4 presents you with several ways of playing. The main Campaign or Story Mode can be played singularly or co-operatively with up to three other players through Xbox Live in much the same way that you might play say Left For Dead. This can be a lot of fun and adds an extra dimension to the main game. But there is also an online multiplayer mode available called Infinity where you can build a career through a series of War Games and a downloadable spin-off series called Spartan Ops that can be played online. This last feels a bit unsatisfying but is only a small let-down in what is otherwise a spectacular game! The graphics are beautifully rendered, the game-play excellent, the story superb. Everything, in short that you might expect from the best-selling, ground-breaking Halo series!