The multiplayer beta was fun. Otherwise I wouldn't be giving it a second thought. Not after ODST.
I don't think that's fair, ODST wasn't a bad game at all, it just didn't feel the same without Master Chief, and it was short.
was awesome. It was great because
it wasn't about the MC and Cortana. It was great because the Halo universe
is great. (I hope 343 Studios will deliver more games that feature new perspectives on the Halo lore by the way.)
I haven't had this much fun gameplay-wise since the original Halo. Don't get me wrong, I had fun in H2 and H3, but the mechanics just couldn't live up to the original (*cough* pistol *cough*). ODST
was a step in the right direction. From what I've seen so far, Reach
will take it one, maybe two steps further in that direction. Not to mention a couple of nice innovations and improvements.
Also, it basically had the entire cast of Firefly