"meh...its decent enough but i've played better"2.5 starson by ofrancis
Pros: hype, community, online gameplay to extend interest
Cons: as a PC gamer with mouse and keyboard I'm dying with this controller
Summary: I stayed away from Halo when back in the day Microsoft bought bungie virtually on the eve of Halo's originally intended release on the PC, I was mad so didn't buy in then. I've been a PC gamer from the first FPS (from castle frankenstein)and I guess I've been using the keyboard and mouse for so long that nothing....and I mean nothing compares to it's flexibility, speed, finesse and accuracy, the last controller I used was the 'spaceorb 360' with Doom2 (remember that?). I finally broke and bought into the Halo3 hype, bought an Xbox 360 and have been playing every day and just cant groove with the controller. I don't have near the experience I do with a PC FPS and my keyboard and mouse...nowhere near. As for as the gameplay goes...it's okay...I guess but heavens I've played better..quake2, unreal tournament, tribes 2, far cry, fear, etc..etc..I swear these were better gaming experiences than Halo. It's amazing what hype and marketing can do...in that aspect, well done Microsoft and Bungie, take that crazy loot you just earned to the bank..I'm jealous there admittedly..
I'm not hatin', I'll keep plugging away for some time to come so that I can be certain that it's not me that simply doesn't get it. There is this hype and myriads of consumers saying "it's unparalled, it's a modern technical masterpiece"..etc, etc so I'll give it some time to determine if it's just me that doesn't get it. I'm am no noobie by any stretch, had 'em all, played 'em all, excelled at 'em..most (lol) and this being the best...??? meh..