Halo 4: A Hands-On Preview by a PS3 Journo
My editor thinks he’s funny, but I get the last laugh
by Nicholas Capozzoli
©2012 Nicholas Capozzoli
My editor has asked that I, devout Playstation gamer and archbishop of the church of Kevin Butler, preview Halo 4, an exclusive 360 title.
I’d be a tad worried for his sanity, but it’s possible that he was hoping for a fresh look at a series that has been such an ingrained feature of the Xbox for two gaming generations.
Either that or he thought it would be fun to taunt me with a game I will not be able to play on release.
Well, for better or worse, here are my thoughts on how Halo 4 looks to be shaping up.
Before you go to crucify me in the comments section, please know that I’ve always admired the Halo series, and I’ve at least a little experience with the games to my name.
All things considered, I’ve now actually had a decent amount of time with Halo 4, even among my fellow writers here at OXCGN.
In addition to firsthand coverage at Microsoft’s conference and demo time at E3, I was lucky enough to attend a “VIP” event for Halo 4 at the Exchange nightclub in Los Angeles to see what the game looks like after you’ve overindulged at a comped bar (spoiler: kinda blurry).
Now that Halo 4 was playable at last weekend’s RTX 2012, and new details emerged at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s a good time to review what we know about the game, and what impressions I’ve managed to garner from my time with controller in hand.
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