First off,I have not and will never play the Multiplayer....just doest interest me...and i still refuse to pay money for the privilege.
Big fan of FPS and long engaging single player campaigns...Halo 3 unfortunately let me down with a 5/6 hour single player experience. I liked Halo 1, good but repetitive... with Halo 2 a nice improvement.
Halo 3 graphically is poor! The characters look like PS2 era meat puppets with poor lip sinc and dodgy facial movements. This was meant to be the best the 360 could offer at the time and its is immediately eclipsed by Bioshock, COD4, Gears...even the ageing Halflife 2 stands above it. Bungie have basically taken a step back.
Dont get me wrong this is still an ok looking game,especially in terms of scale and weapons effects. But I was expecting something that would stand up to Killzone 2 not struggle against its predecessor Halo 2.
Gameplay is exacly the sameasthe past games. At least Killzone,Bioshcok,Battlefield,COD (the list goes on) inovate with each new game. New Guns and Vehickles dont equal a new game BUNGIE!!!
And finally,my biggest gripe with Halo 3....the game was just never exciting....the scarab fights felt formulatic, the plot just a Halo 1 and 2 redux, I just never felt the game even tries to take me by the balls and get my blood pumping....something all the above games I have mentioned succeeded in....including the first 2 Halo's
Sorry guys...it just not that good a game.