Note: This post assumes that you’ve played through the entire Halo 4 campaign.
After experiencing Halo 5, it is my personal opinion that the Halo series should have ended with Halo 4.
This is why I think that:
Halo 4 explored the characters of Master Chief and Cortana in a way that the games before it hadn’t.
Halo 4 made Master Chief and Cortana three-dimensional characters.
In Halo 4, Cortana didn’t undergo character assassination.
Halo 4 recaptured Halo: Combat Evolve’s sense of wonder:
Halo 4’s soundtrack is different from previous Halo soundtracks, but it’s still good. For example:
Halo 4’s gameplay and multiplayer were influenced by Call of Duty, but it still felt like Halo. I still had fun with it.
Cortana looks the best in Halo 4:
Okay. Okay. That’s not how Cortana looks in Halo 4…
Halo 4 answered the question “What happened to Master Chief and Cortana, adrift on the Forward Unto Dawn?”
Halo 4’s story expanded the Halo universe.
Halo 4 didn’t end on a cliffhanger.
Halo 4 told a story that stands on its own.
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