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More of the same, only half the length
on 22 October 2012
I'm not usually one for writing negative reviews unless there's a good reason and my reason for this negative review is sheer confusion as to why ign gave it 10/10 and there are so many people on here who've given it 5 stars. I know Amazon reviews aren't exactly the most reliable but ign are usually at least in the ball park!
So prior to this I've only played 1 Halo game, Halo 2, which at the time was awesome fun, amazing graphics, orginal settings, large array of weapons and stuff to play with, nice amount of wow-factor and generally an excellent FPS. 6 years later and the FPS is evolving and already has quite a lot. I've completed Halo:Reach, I bought it 2 weeks ago and I'm only a very casual/weekend gamer. I didn't notice 1 slight difference between playing this and playing Halo 2 other than the graphics were better, the storyline was different, it took me about a 5th of the time to complete and there were no 'whoa! awesome.' moments.
It's not awful, it's a regular FPS, possibly a few additions to weaponry since Halo2, but nothing very exciting. The online multiplayer is where the fun is, though even that doesn't last long before you just get bored and frustrated with it. And I'm not someone who gets beaten and gives up in a strop, this is my genuine opinion of it.
Perhaps this is a game only for the hardcore Halo fans alone who are just playing for the storyline because I'd usually be raving about a good sci-fi shooter, this game has had tonnes of time to evolve and simply hasn't.
Overall this game is more of the same with some lovely graphics. Short and entertaining, but not the 10/10 ign gave it and certainly not worth 5 stars. I won't be buying Halo 4 unless they've made some vast differences and I'm convinced they actually have this time.
I'm selling it.