Why the Halo series should have ended with Halo 4

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.

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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.

Halo 4 Multiplayer

Cortana looks the best in Halo 4:

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Okay. Okay. That’s not how Cortana looks in Halo 4…

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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.

(Click Here to go to where that piece of Cortana art comes from.)

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