I was kinda a Halo fan, but not really. I played the first one on Christmas but I was really into the PS2 and despised Xbox. I played maybe one level and talked shit about it so badly that the kid who let me play wound up selling his Xbox and trading it for a GBA.
Some years later, I saw a used copy of Halo 3 on launch day. I bought it and played split screen. Actually wound up beating the game and having fun despite not really liking the fps genre and not really knowing what was going on. I bought Reach, Anniversary and Halo 4 as well, blowing through the campaign in co-op but not really paying attention to the story. Thanks to huge discounts, I actually wound up buying every Halo game available but not really playing them at all (1,2, MCC, 5, Halo Wars). I just saved them for my backlog. When I got an Xbox One X and I read about the Halo 5 enhancements, I figured it was time.
So I've been playing Halo MCC. I've finished Halo 1, 2,3, and ODST. I just started on Halo 4 and then I'll dive into either Reach or Halo 5. I have to say, my opinion on the franchise has changed. Suddenly, I understand why people love this universe. Why there's TV shows, cartoons, books, etc. It feels like the first time I actually tried to understand Star Wars. When I fired up Halo 4, I was blown away by how good it looks! So much so that I had to make this thread! This is a 360 game that looks up to par with most PS4/XBO releases. The games run so well! I'm pretty excited to see what Halo 5 looks like. I've had it for a year and only played roughly 30 seconds of it.
Anyway, I'm done gushing. Sorry I'm late to the party and all of the hype is gone. It really is a fantastic series. Probably the most engrossing fps franchise I've ever played and pretty much all I think about lately. I can only imagine how people must have felt back when they released because the games are still spectacular, now! The series has definitely earned its legendary spot in the gaming world.