After soaking in the new game, I am beyond thrilled to be so in love with Halo again, more than I've been since Halo 2. Halo 4 is a masterstroke everyone can and should celebrate, and its two guaranteed sequels instantly make the next-generation Xbox a must-own system, with Halo 5 its most anticipated title. Halo has been rebuilt. It has been redefined. And it has been reinvigorated. The Xbox's original king has returned to his rightful place on the throne.
Cortana once asked Master Chief what would happen if he missed his target, and in the single greatest line of dialogue in Halo history, Chief replied with the coolest, calmest confidence, "I won't."
+Astounding aesthetic, AI, presentation
+Unbeatable sound design
+Impeccably paced campaign
+Endless, balanced multiplayer
+Still-unmatched social multiplayer options