“Okay Chief, look up and hit the release.”
This piece of dialogue, uttered by the AI Cortana as Master Chief exits cryo-stasis at the beginning of Halo 4 is pretty much the entirety of the games tutorial. For FPS players used to iron-sights, lessons in crouching and so on, this may come as a bit of a shock. For those that have lived through the Halo universe, it is more than enough.
For Halo fans the setting will be familiar, for those joining the franchise now, or even those that have only experienced Halo through ODST or Reach there will be a lot to learn as 343 Industries takes the reins of one of gaming’s biggest titles.
Without going into spoilers, this first part of a new trilogy touches on the humanity of the Spartan Progam, and indeed that most famous Spartan of them all, the Master Chief.
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