The campaign drags on pretty badly. I thought that bring bag chief wasn't really necessary, i honestly thought the story was better before they brought in this new chapter of master chief. i only defeated the campaign for the gamer score, i would not play it for the fun of the campaign.
Although i disliked the campaign, the war games is fantastic! The matchmaking is great, and the way the weapons fire is awesome. i love that they have the option to sprint, plus have another armor ability. the loadout system makes the game awesome, i love having the freedom of using the gun you want at all times. Where in past games you would have to vote for a certain game type to choose the gun you wanted to use. Overall i would give the multiplayer a huge thumbs up.
Spartan ops is a very fun addition to halo 4. I love that instead of just shooting people in firefight, you now have a version of firefight with an objective, and a vague story behind it. I would only ask them to change two things. i wish that spartan ops could be played off of Xbox live, and i wish that you could tweak the settings of the game like you could on firefight.
The multiplayer is awesome online. Now with the choice to have either the DMR, Carbine, Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Plasma Rifle, Pistol or Plasma Pistol is awesome! I rented this game and Black ops 2 to see which I liked better. Halo 4 is heads, shoulders, knees and toes above Black ops! Still able to create your own maps is always a plus to the creative types. The Campaign on Legendary is a great challenge by yourself but can breeze through with co-op. The only reason it is not a 10/10 is because I was upset with no boss fight at the end of the campaign like in previous Halo's. There are no Brutes in this Halo or Flood. But the story behind the game makes up for it. Great game! 9/10
I have to say my initial play of the game really blew me away. I was a little scared that rebooting the series and fighting a whole new war would ruin the mythic of Master Chief, I was pretty wrong. I am impressed with the overall feel and quality of the game, the Assault Rifle feels so much better and sounds better, all the weapons do. The weapon choice in the game is different they chose to add more, while taking away others. The return of covenant is no surprise and the forerunner guardians are interesting and at times overwhelming.
I have yet to complete campaign or the side chapters on Infinity but I have to say the one thing I do not like about the game is the watchers. These flying beings remind me of the buggers from previous Halos and serve as more of an annoyance than anything especially if several are grouped together. I figured that they would not be used on their own. The other thing is the lack of free range in the game, although previously like ODST, maybe not Reach they have been linear, 4 also feels vary linear, it's hard to venture or do much and it's kind of hard to enjoy the game. I really haven't seen to much of the beautiful worlds that previous Halos had shown.
I applaud 343 for the creation of the new enemies, and of course venturing into a new realm of Halo. I have to say that they did work very hard in honoring Bungie's previous Halos by not completely venturing away from the story, but adding to it while following it. I have to say I am glad to be behind the HUD of Master Chief again and I hope if they decide to do anything different with the series like Bungie did with ODST and Reach that they do something like this because it will be worth it again, we've all waited for this and I have to say it's great to be back.