July 31, 2012
The Halo 4 Hype Train keeps rolling along
To keep fueling the fire that is rising beneath Halo 4, Microsoft released this “accolades” trailer. It shows off the impressive visuals we have seen before while toting along some “Best in show” clout that highly anticipated games get via the gaming press. What is even more impressive and stands out to me with each passing trailer, is how great the soundtrack is sounding. Neil Davidge is doing a fantastic job, not to ever replace O’Donnell’s score, but making this new trilogy is own with a fantastic mix of orchestra and electronics into something truly unique but fits well within the universe. At this point I am not sure what I am more excited for, the soundtrack, the game, or the combination of everything. I also wanted to note that it really feels like Jen Taylor, the voice or Cortana, is giving her all, and seeing the revelation of her fate is something that really intrigued me since witnessing her inception in Reach. This may very well, and hopefully, will be the last Halo title on the current hardware, but good gravy dipped pixels it’s beautiful. 7 years of engine and hardware tuning have done wonders.
I believe I have posted this video once before, but here is a refresher to remind everyone of how great this soundtrack is coming along. It is sweeping, epic, yet personal; and the electronics towards the end feel cold and calculated. Now my addiction has kicked in again, 4th play through and I haven’t even posted this article yet, so good, so good.