good old days
this is exactly how i remember it, i even some times prefer the old graphics because it reminds me of when i used to play it. as far for the new graphics its a dramatice improvement since its only there to improve on the look, not exactly re creating the hole thing like a new halo game. it has the old feel with the old guns, it even has the old school 2 player co op since 4 player co op never happened till halo 3.
as for the online it is simply the halo reach online with all the content. as for issues with connection its probably all down to your ISP. but real happy to get this for 15 pound in a deal :)