I just love how they place the effects. Think they have a good budget as well.
Wow- that was intense and intensely funny! The flowers- the force field that pops like a balloon with a pin. Pretty cool that all the seniors were up for being in on the production too.
It's a bit bro-tastic, but there's some great VFX and practical stuff in here. I'm intrigued as to how much was actually practical - there's an enormous amount of very cool set destruction, which sets the video apart from the average YouTube 'live action gaming' video.
I'm not especially familiar with the CoD or Halo franchises, so I imagine I missed out on a bunch of the in-jokes.
@SimonKJones They're on a soundstage, so quite a bit of the destruction was practical. They have a behind the scenes video somewhere on their youtube channel.