Halo, it’s appeal to me was the lore rich universe. Over 2 dozen in extended universe materiel in combination with the games. Simply an IP you can get lost in understanding the timelines and factions. I’m really glad MS didn’t drop it after a select few games and recognizes it’s worth continuing. Even post Covenant war there is so much going on it’s hard to keep up. Currently on Shadows of Reach novel which is supposed to give insight into what’s going on in Halo Infinite. Good thing the gameplay and genre is right up my alley too.