Halo 4 box-art: Love it or hate it?

As box-art reveals go, Microsoft recently e-mailing 32 separate pieces of a single image to Xbox Live members is a pretty novel idea. Of course, given the Internet's impressive track-record at solving some of the most insanely oblique and cryptic puzzles ever devised, it's no surprise that putting the pieces together didn't take too long. The following Halo 4 image was swiftly assembled and has since been confirmed by developer 343 Industries as the 'key art' which will be used for the game's packaging.

So while this is not exactly how the Halo 4 box will look (it needs all the logos and the Xbox 360 banner at the top), it is the art that will feature when the game is released later this year, on November 6. Have a look:

So what do you think - love it or hate it? Or are you somewhere in the middle? When you've decided, have a vote in the poll below. It's just for fun. So don't sweat it.

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  • GrandmaSlayer - May 17, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    Sheeeet, The reapers are back! *omfg run*
  • Nodoudt - May 17, 2012 6:31 a.m.

    343 really has their work cut out for them if they want to pull us back in for another three games. This art alone is one damn good way to start.
  • Dadyo238 - May 16, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    If the actual game is anywhere near the awesomness of this art, I will buy the shit out of it.
  • joemama - May 16, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    Awesome Unicron trying to eat the Chief.
  • brickman409 - May 15, 2012 9 p.m.

    its a giant garbage disposer thing in space shredding a huge space ship, now thats awesome.
  • Craza - May 15, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    It's by no means bad. In fact, I like it. There's just with Master Chief. Maybe it's the armor redesign that I know accompanies every new Halo game, but it doesn't look like Master Chief to me. However, at LEAST it's not some generic solder dude walking forward with his head turned at a slight angle holding a weapon. Battlefield, Call of Duty, where is your creativity? I think it died out years ago, but that's a whole other argument.
  • forestfire55 - May 15, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    iz cool, but just not likein his visor...just looks off
  • Pwnz0r3d - May 15, 2012 2:23 p.m.

    It looks like a scene from an actiony James Cameron movie. No not Michael Bay, there's very little fire in this. It's good, but I don't love it.
  • trikeman - May 15, 2012 1 p.m.

    One thing: Giant anus in the background.
  • brickman409 - May 15, 2012 9:04 p.m.

    Giant anus, WITH TEETH!!!
  • samsneeze - May 15, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    The Reapers are coming!! ...Wait.
  • Slayer11496 - May 15, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    I don't think this halo will even be good. Nonetheless, that is great boxart
  • flare149 - May 15, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    Easily the best boxart I've seen in quite awhile.
  • ObliqueZombie - May 15, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    At least it doesn't have menacing floating head of the antagonist and a faded love interest in the right corner. I like it!
  • TheHalfanese - May 15, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    It looks great. The "less is more" approach for box-art has gotten kind of stale, in my opinion. This is definitely a step in the right direction.
  • bhaywardio - May 15, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    on the left looks like a crashing human ship, and on the right looks like a crashing covenant ship... i have no idea what the plot details, but i do rather enjoy this box art.
  • Oshawott - May 15, 2012 9:54 a.m.

    I don't see what there is to possibly hate.
  • comaqi - May 15, 2012 9:54 a.m.

    I couldn't be happier with it!! This is going to be awesome!
  • wingsdjy - May 15, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Meh. Seems generic to me, but then again I tend to prefer the more artistic and subtle stylings of collector's edition packaging over standard editions.
  • Zolty717 - May 15, 2012 9:42 a.m.

    I do give 2 sharts about the Halo franchise, and this boxart looks fantastic!