The enemies you will face in the game called Prometheans actually fight alongside and at times against the Convenant. Along with one badass enemy that you'll get to meet a few chapters into the game. Youíll have your hands full with this new foe and they have quite a few stellar weapons as well as some fancy offensive attacks of their own. It definitely changed up the gameplay a little for me and Iíll say the AI is pretty good. Now I was playing on Normal as I wanted to hold off on the higher difficulty to play with some friends in co-op. Anyway, even on normal the AI would flank you, get out of the way of incoming shots and take cover quite a bit. But they always kept a hailstorm of gunfire on you at all times. Halo 4 is definitely not a walk in the park, but itís not overly hard either on the normal level.
So once you finish the single player mode, which should take out 6-8 hours on average, you definitely need to hop on and check out all the multiplayer options including the new Spartan Ops. When you fire up the multiplayer portion of the game which is found under the Infinity option in the menu youíll be whisked away to a brand new hub for anything and everything multiplayer. Career Stats, Customization, Forge, War Games and Spartan Ops are the options before you for your competitive and cooperative gameplay needs.
Spartan Ops is a new game mode that features episodic gameplay and cinematics. The Spartan Ops mixes storyline and gameplay to extend and further expand the story of the UNSC Infinity after the events of Halo 4. Youíll watch the cinematic episodes that appear weekly and then complete the gameplay challenges associated with the current episode. You can play this mode in single player or with up to 3 of your friends in co-op. This mode alone adds in a ton of replay value as long as the mode continually gets supported with weekly content.
War Games is the competitive multiplayer mode. There are 10 maps available at launch with a huge variety of game modes to compete in. And of course you have the ever popular Forge mode that allows Halo player to get creative. Youíll have 3 vast arenas to build your dream gaming arena whether itís or racing, competitive multiplayer or just creating little film shorts with your buddies ala Red vs. Blue.