To start this off the campaign is the best Halo campaign to date. It is more of a personal story between MC and Cortana as they try to get back to Earth to get help for Cortana's rampancy (when an A.I gets too old, they start to fall apart mentally and think themselves to death). The voice acting is very well done and the story is solid from the starting cinematic to the ending credits (I would recommend reading the Halo books to get a better understanding of what is going on). My only problem that I have with the game is that the story is a bit short if you play it on anything below heroic and that those who have never read any of the books will be a bit lost at some parts (again, read the books, they are worth it). Multiplayer takes everything that worked from Reach and Halo 3 and cut out everything that didn't. The new weapons are perfect for Halo along with the new enemies that come packing them. Did I forget to mention that this IS the best looking xbox game to date and more than likely the best looking game this year. Any person who calls themselves a Halo fan should get this game and anyone who is new to Halo should get it aswell, 343i is an amazing developer and I can't wait to see what they have in store for the next Halo. Spartan ops is a great addition to Halo, though I wish we could have had both firefight and Spartan Ops.
Overall the gameplay is perfect, the story is the best out of all the Halo gmaes, multiplayer is also the best out of all the Halo gmaes, graphics are outstanding, and the enemy group adds more to the experience. Campaign is a bit short on difficulties below heroic and firefight will be missed. I give it a 9.5 out 10. Can't wait for Halo 5 :D
I was very curious to see where 343 would bring the series and am happy to say I wasn't disappointed. The graphics were unbelievable and the gameplay controls were flawless. This is my new favorite Halo game (after Halo 1, of course).