I actually liked ODST
more than any of the first three Halo
games. I was never a big Master Chief fan, and Cortana kind of annoys me (so you can just imagine how much I enjoyed Halo 3
). But I loved the atmosphere of ODST
and the sense of camaraderie between Buck and his squad. I think Bungie made the right call by making Reach
about an entire squad--Noble Team, in this case--saving the day, rather than just one person.
My only issue with ODST
was its price. It really shouldn't have been $60. But I never bought it myself (just played my brother's copy), so whatever.