Expecting solid multi-player from a Halo game, is like expecting a good narrative from an RPG from BioWare. All I want to know how does the campaign fair? I've heard polarizing viewpoints towards it, but I like to know what you guys think. Is it as epic and memorable as the first Halo? Or underwhelming as Halo 2 & 3? Also, how's the narrative?
I like the game a lot so far. I'm a few hours in, and I have to say, lightyears beyond halo 2/3. Halo 2 and 3 I had to kinda... get into. (unlike Halo:CE which immediately sucked me in)
However Reach had that Halo:CE feeling where it was cool right from the get-go.
Also the scale of the battles is amazing. Seriously. There are fights where it's you, 5 other spartans, and a handful of marines vs like 25 covenant. And elites.... so many elites. It's great. I was tired of both brutes and the flood by the end of Halo 3, so a game where it's mostly grunts, jackals, and tons of elites is a nice change.
So far I'd say not as epic and memorable as Halo:CE, but that's a tough act to follow. BUT I'm only half way through, and I've heard it gets more memorable as you go along, so we'll see. (Easily better than Halo 2/3 though, I must stress)