Grade • B+
Video Game • Before "Call of Duty," there was "Halo," then the most-played first-person shooter on the planet. It caused addicted players to call in sick so they could sink themselves into the science fiction world of Master Chief and his galactic battles. Now, the iconic franchise is back with "Halo 4" for the Xbox 360 with a more polished sequel in the continuing saga of the space soldier.
The convoluted story involves Master Chief trying to save his holographic virtual assistant named Cortana while fighting off enemy forces known as The Covenant and the Prometheans. Emotionally empty and confusing, the story merely serves as thin connecting tissue for all of the spectacular battles.