I'm a big Halo
fan (the only game I haven't played is the RTS Halo Wars
, and I've read most of the novels), and ODST
is probably my favorite game in the series. My impression of the "general consensus" in the Halo
fandom is that that opinion would put me in the minority, but ODST
has a much different atmosphere than the other games which I found to be very refreshing. It also plays a little differently since your character is a mere normal human soldier rather than a supersoldier (I even had to retreat a couple times from battles in the hub world, which I never did as Master Chief unless I was on one of the high difficulty settings).