The biggest gaming conference of the year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo just passed and gave a lot of us many reasons to cheer about. E3 2012 gave a platform to many developers and publishers to announce some big titles that will be arriving in the market this year. Many new games including UbiSoft’s Watch Dogs, Assassins Creed III and various others were announced and unveiled on the E3 and gaming lovers are already drooling over the still-to-be-released titles.
However, one game that was supposed to stir a lot of excitement and hype was Halo 4 but surprisingly, it hasn’t been able to do that as much as it was expected to. I agree that we all need to stop expecting Microsoft to deliver out of the world products but still, gamers still expect a lot from the company, which ends up disappointing them at the end sometimes.
Having said that, it doesn’t go by without saying that Halo 4 should have offered something new to the gamers. A lot of gamers have grown tired of the usual Halo 4 routine and instead of announcing something different, the tiring series will continue its boring routine with Halo 4. Ben Salter of MMGN.com also highlighted the same point that 343 Industries should have announced some new things to the tiring Halo series but missed the golden opportunity (at the E3) to do so.
Being a fan of the series in the past, I don’t expect the franchise’s rebirth with Halo 4 but I do think that some slight changes, new introductions and a little bit of enhancements to the gameplay would have made things better for the fans of the series.
Many have grown tired of the monotonousness that the franchise is layered in and many gamers wanted the game to offer something new. With 343 Industries failing to achieve that with Halo 4, the game might not rise to the top this year. Halo 4 needs more attention but that doesn’t mean that gamers won’t try the game out this year because it remains one of the most awaited titles of 2012 and the monotonous routine won’t stop fans from trying the game out.