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5.0 out of 5 stars Video Shows Lights and Build Quality, November 12, 2012
This review is from: Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Bundle (Console)
Length:: 4:10 Mins

By the way, it is a hair you see in the video and not a crack on the case. I didn't notice it until after I already made the video. As I said in the video the only way I can see people getting cracks in the case is either from it being dropped in shipping or possibly in the warehouse. I don't see anything in the contruction that would lead me to believe it is a design flaw.

When I bought this Amazon was sold out so I bought it at a local store (BB) which meant I had to pay sales tax on it. ($24.50) They did give me a $20 gift card so that made up for having to pay sales tax. If you're in a state that has to pay sales tax regardless I would probably just buy it local and try to rule out possible shipping defects. These are selling out fast. It is possible they may go on sale for Black Friday but typically Black Friday deals rarely include anything super popular and expensive. When you consider the XBox 360 is now a 7 year old system and a new one is coming the rate at which these are selling is pretty astonishing. (I talked with some store sales reps)

I can't say this is a smart buy for everyone, but I will say that I would like to see theme based consoles of this quality earlier in the lifecycle. I'm surprised they still don't offer an HDMI cable in their package. They know people want it because they don't even offer Component Cables (RBG) anymore so they just give you a cheap Composite Cable. In addition to those small complaints the only other thing I can pick on is the fact they interrupted the logo on the front of the console for the USB Input Door. They should have continued the paint pattern on the door as well. You can tell the doors are produced elsewhere and then assembled in one place. It's not horrible but it does ruin the overall consistency the rest of the console has, which is sleek.

PROS:
+ Looks (It's gorgeous!)
+ Price ($350 - $60 game - $50 extra controller = $240 just for the console)
+ Build Quality (Despite the cracks some have found, console looks solid to me)
+ Avatar Codes (if you care for that sort of thing)
+ Unique Sounds (Not awesome but a nice touch none the less)
+ Unique Controllers (The ones sold seperately are different than these)

CONS:
- Next XBox will release soon
- They interrupted the logo on the front for USB input door
- Still ships with composite cable

Not going to spend much time on the game since this is about the console itself but I am liking the game. I'm new to the Halo universe and the game doesn't do anything to introduce new people to the game but I'm still enjoying it. Best looking 360 title to date. Nice to see they can still push the limits of the 360. The gameplay is fun too. Overall I'm enjoying the whole package. Microsoft took my money and I'm not crying about it.

If you are buying this for someone then don't forget to buy a HDMI cable while you are at it. Any will do. I bought these when they were $5 - Mediabridge Ultra Series - High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet 6 Feet Category 2 Certified - Supports 3D and Audio Return Channel. But if I was to buy an HDMI cable now I would probably go with this since it is cheaper and longer - Cheetah Mounts High Speed 3D compatible HDMI Cable with Ethernet and Audio Return (Newest HDMI Version) (10 feet).
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Initial post: Nov 16, 2012, 1:15:21 PM PST
Peter Faden says:
Very well done. Quite informative. Thanks.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012, 3:47:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2012, 3:48:00 PM PST
Great review, thanks for showing the lights! The game does tell you a little of the story from previous games, you may have walked right by and missed it. First scene, MC wakes up, as you head out the room there was a staircase to the left. At the bottom of the stairs was a PC that explained spartan 117's journey.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012, 5:42:28 PM PST
Colby says:
Great review, wish people would write more like this, rather than, "Doesnt work, this was broken."
And, as for the game and backstory, I haven't played it yet (buying this special edition soon), but I'd take a look at Frank's suggestion. If it doesn't help enough, I'd recommend buying some disk-only Halo 1 & 2, or the book series.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 2:38:44 PM PST
shadowed one says:
No problem and thank you guys for the compliments. I did find that terminal that explains his journey but it is extremely brief - like 10 fragmented sentences to explain over 3 games. It doesn't bother me one bit because the game is enjoyable without knowing the background history but the overall mood of the game is definitely taken under the assumption only a previous Halo fan would be playing the 4th installment. Good assumption I'm sure as I do feel like one of the few people who hadn't played Halo before. Both the console and game are great so only minor details to complain about. :)

Posted on Aug 17, 2013, 7:03:12 PM PDT
Thanks for the video, it helped make up my mind as to buying it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2016, 5:55:06 PM PST
ashley says:
Well done for a first video, and thanks for showing it to us. I got a question though, how did u get it plugged in to your computer? It would be a big help if u responded, because I might be getting one soon. Thanks for the help
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