Next-gen like Halo 4 favored over Black Ops 2

With the likes of Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 releasing just eight days apart finding out which one is more eagerly awaited may help us understand the direction both franchises are heading in, as November is the month both titles will make their appearance on the 6th and 13th respectively.

Some may feel that Black Ops 2 comes off the back of an already tried and tested top franchise that has been at its peak for sometime, and there is an expectation that the likes of Halo will have more room to grow. In an article on Mobile and Apps, they look at a survey carried out by research firm Nielsen, in which almost 5000 interviewees saw Halo 4 as the most anticipated Xbox 360 title of 2012.

The three most anticipated titles on the Xbox 360 are Halo 4, Black Ops 2, and Assassin’s Creed 3, which is releasing in October and a new style has been adapted for all three. With 343 Industries giving Halo 4 a fresh approach, more choice will be expected in the Black Ops 2 campaign, with a mini-RTS game that influences the ending. The new Assassin’s Creed game involves a new protagonist with new weapons and it will be based around the American Revolution.

These titles have plenty on offer and Black Ops 2 topped the chart for PlayStation 3, yet many may feel that Halo 4 being exclusive to Xbox 360 should be considered. Madden NFL 13 and Assassin’s Creed 3 take up 2nd and 3rd place for PS3 users, although surprises come with Far Cry 3 in 11 and Hitman: Absolution ranked 13. There is a feeling 343 Industries are making Halo 4 to be compatible with next gen consoles and the return of Master Chief, Spartan Ops and the episodic co-op campaign are intriguing along with a new enemy class known as the Prometheans.

The data Nielsen retrieved was from online interviews of 4,823 male and female active gamers ranging from 7 to 54 year olds, and this was taken over the month of June, which was an active period with the E3 event being held. In other news only yesterday we looked at free Halo 4 DLC, that involves 50 new missions over a ten-week span, including brief information on limited edition “Halo 4” themed Xbox 360 and controllers, giving fans more reason to get excited.

In a previous post, we also spoke about Black Ops 2 and the competition that is surrounding it including the likes of Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 providing a decent challenge as far as shooters are concerned. With varied opinions on shooters these all look to contain great elements, which is good news for gamers although some may expect Call Of Duty to keep up the momentum and start introducing new graphics or a new system to stay on top. Do you feel that this will be more apparent once the games are all on the shelves? Maybe you a growing tired of a certain franchise and feel now is a good time for a change from the old routine.

  • Cheese

    Assassin’s Creed 3 takes place during the American Revolution.

    • Yo

      Same thing

      • Sean Hayden

         No. It’s not the same thing. They’re 100 years apart. Get your facts straight ‘yo’. I’m assuming you’re black. I hope you know the American Revolution was NOT the war that freed you.

        • Jon Doe

          I’m assuming you’re a lumberjack haha … Am I correct?

  • Marvelstarwarshalo

    Halo 4 is definitely by most anticipated. Ultimately, the last Call of Duty game that caught my eye was the first Modern Warfare title. The COD franchise (Esp. Modern Warfare) practically just repeats itself with new graphics and a few new features, where as Halo offers a very different, and yet comfortably familiar experience in each title.

    Assassin’s Creed is another top competitor, to be sure, but I’m convinced it will be far outsold by Halo and COD due to the popularity of the FPS genre in modern gaming.

    • AshvirS

      Im getting both BDAY!!!!!

  • noober suckston

    Guys, the Halo series started out with a sandbox approach in both multiplayer AND Campaign(use vehicles, weapons that are loaded on the map). The CoD series lately has just been a kill-everybody-you-see kind of game focusing on close quarters combat like Nuketown. For Assassin’s Creed III I have no comment 😛