I say that because it seems to me that Halo 4 is slowing becoming what CoD is like. At least in my opinion. And I don't much care for that. Or the new game types, or maps. Or the complete lack of a Blood Gulch. Having Halo online without Blood Gulch is like having Halo without a damn warthog. I used to feel HALO and CoD would stand very obviosly apart. Now it seems as though they are in the same vein of each other. Things like a little icon of a grenade showing me where they are so i can avoid them. Things like Kill Cams and Custom Loadouts. They all scream CoD to me. Being that this Halo does not seem very Haloie during online play, I just don't feel the same want to play it as I have for every previous Iterartion. That said I will finish the campaign just to see how and where it goes, and I will play Spartan Ops in hopes that it may give me some reason to keep playing, but I have my doubts.
I miss getting together with some buddies in Blood Gulch and getting a good 3 man team going in the warthog, taking the flag and returning it, really feeling like our teamwork and organization were really what made it happen.
To me playing Halo 4 makes me feel the same way I felt when I watched Terminator: Salvation.
It's a shameless yet nostalgic conglomeration of everything I loved done for the sake of appeasing and attracting a new audience who may have missed the classics. It's a new product in by a new creator with the same look and feel of the old, but it's just not quite what I expected.
But don't get me wrong. In no way am I saying Halo 4 is a steaming pile of crap. It's a very quality product, great sound, great visual, and GREAT warthogging! I encourage all who like it to enjoy it to it's full potential and have a total blast. It's just not my thing. And now I wonder... Do I go back to Reach and hope that some people will still play it and have a great time it makes available? Or do I wait for some other developer to make an online fps with vehicle combat? Or do I just move on from the whole genre and stick to throwing 7 interceptions a game in rookie mode offline in Madden 13?
I'd love to hear any(mature intelligent) feed back you have. Thanks for reading, try not to get teabagged.