Overall alright game, worth a playthrough or two because of the distinct playstyles (brutal and open or passive and stealthy.)
It has some fun concepts and multiple ways to complete missions, though the ending does leave a bit to be desired. The AI feels clunky and easy to exploit at times, but there are far worse sins other games have committed. I found it to be fun, though would recommend finding a pre-owned copy so that you aren't spending as much on it.
Gears of War Judgment-
Have you played any other gears of war games? If yes, then this is more of the same with an addition here and there and serves as a prequel to everything (and aside to some of the stuff in gears 3.)
They are halo games, theres not much to expect from them that the others haven't done. Reach added in armour abilities, like running and jump packs and temporary invulnerability, while at the same time seemingly taking a shit on the story around the fall of Reach.
Halo 4 is more or less the first one updated. What do I mean? Well if you have played halo 3 then you know of the clusterfuck that became the covenant and the elites stance towards humanity and everything else; well in 4 your back to fighting a splinter faction of the covenant, there are human survivors on an ancient alien construct, you eventually fight elements of said ancient alien race whom the covenant forces revere.
The only cool thing they introduced, in my opinion at least, was spartan ops. "Spartan Ops is a story-driven episodic game mode, that can be played solo or cooperatively on two player split screen and on Xbox Live with up to three other players." This mode is delivered in ten week seasons, each week giving five missions and supposedly amounting to about twelve hours of additional gameplay first season.
Season one is free, though I think future seasons will come at a price (though still seems like a cool thing.) The campaign itself is mediocre, weighing in at a measly eight hours on normal and heroic (or I was just that good.)
Loki has clearly expressed his dislike of the game, personally I liked everything but the end of it. I thought the story was far better than the original, with the protagnist not only having an actual name, but speaking as well. (Yes I know the original protagonist had a name, Jack Ryan, and the other protagonist may have been Johnny and was reffered to by his designation but you knew from the start that you were Booker DeWitt and that he had some miles on him.)
Gameplay is much the same as the others, though with the open sky replacing the claustrophobic ocean floor, and Booker is only able to wield two guns at a time (rather than eight.) Vigours replace plasmids, but are functionally the same thing and the shock one is generally the best (or at least when fully upgraded I certainly found myself defaulting to it most of the time.)
Elizabeth, the companion of the game, is far more useful than the little sisters of 2 with her ability to find money, or ammo, or health items (generally finding the latter two when your running low in the heat of battle.) Some complain that makes the game easier, I just found it more fun to be blazing away with the machine gun, be halfway through my last clip, and for her to toss another one with a fresh clip to me.