I personally think a majority of old school PC Gamers (Duke 3D, Quake, Unreal Tournament) think Halo is overrated... I've talked to many PC Gamers both online and RL, and majority of them agree...Then you got Console gamers who don't agree... mainly because most console gamers haven't played PC Games...but of those console gamers who have played PC games would agree with me
I personally love Halo's single player, I think its on par with the hype...But as far as Halo's Multiplayer, I think its very overrated, a bit too slow and just doesn't compare to the fast pace in your face UT/D3D/HL/Quake series...
I think the reason it gets so much hype is because there hasn't been any good 3D Shooters on the console at all until Halo came out (Mostly because a console couldn't handle a 3D Shooter nor did the control feel right)
I'm not saying a PC is better, I actually prefer console gaming even though I grew up playing on the PC back in the LSL/PQ/SQ/KQ days :)... Obviously PC's have better control, but I prefer the comfort/conveniance of a couch/big tv... even if that means sacrificing control/accuracy
Another reason I think Halo is so hyped is because console games get heard more then PC games
By the simple fact: There are a lot more Console Gamers then PC gamers... You can give a 5 year old a console and he'll learn how to play the games easy...and its easy for a parent to give their children a console for a christmas/bday present compared to a gaming rig
Where you can't really give a 5 year old a PC and expect it to learn to install a game/know what vidoe card to get/etc...I think the age to start PC gaming is maybe 13?
I think beause theres more console gamers, those games get recognized more
Anyway, dont attack me too much! Im simply speaking of expereince from local/online gamers ive talked to, its probably different with most of you...especially since this site is full of Console gamers, so im sure 99% of you will be quoting me telling me how wrong i am lol :D