We talked about (and argued, but it’s been lost to the archives) Halo 4 on the podcast but have yet to commit anything to digital ink, as it were. This is because Halo 4 felt like it deserved a bit more than a gut reaction to gameplay and graphics. This deserved some inspection into story and polish. 343 did not have it easy here, they were following in the footsteps of a highly vaunted developer in Bungie. This is the company that along with Epic lifted the XBox up into new heights. 343 had to come in and not just keep a series fresh, but make make it their own without pissing off legions of fans. Did they accomplish this task? You’ll have to read on.
Even though I’ve always been a huge fan of Metal Gear, I’ve always had a hard time figuring out its timeline hopping super-spy clone-cyborg universe. It’s quite possible that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might remedy some of my confusion. At the very least the E3 gameplay footage revealed this morning looks stellar with tons of new systems revealed including base construction, air strikes, and flying sheep! Enjoy!