I Have played Halo since it first came out. Halo CE revolutionised a entire industry, and still is one of the best games out there. Halo 2 was also great, improving on some points in Halo CE but loosing many points when it comes to mood. Halo 3 Tried to balance between the two but failed, not quite reaching the high points of halo 2 and falling even further from the mood we all love. ODST, gave a new angle, and while not as good as Halo 2 was slightly better than Halo 3. Reach is a lot of fun, but the story is weak compared to the other games and multi player is destroyed by the overpowered DMR and it's strongest point is the reinstitution of the health bar. In my opinion Halo Anniversary was great up until the flood missions. While the improved graphics is something we all like, the flood is less scary, the missions are way too navigable and light. One of the great things about CE is that the flood missions are really dark and confusing. The library is supposed to be a hellish mission where you get lost, ambushed and overrun. Now it is navigable and being ambushed is almost impossible due to the good lighting, while you can still be overrun, the light mood of it doesn't make it scary at all. The skulls adds a new level to the game play, but having to find them all is annoying for a veteran such as myself. I know next to every mission so well I can navigate them as well as i can my own god damn house, having to find skulls randomly placed in "secret" locations is vexing, since I know of thousands and judging by the location of the ones I have found, some rely on timing, and to fully explore all such locations is impossible without many replays or suicides. I am all for unlockable content, but the terminals is all such incentive i need. I would have liked to have all the skulls for my first play-trough, instead of doing many play troughs to find all the skulls before I am allowed a proper challenge. From what I have read of halo 4. it looks to be another disappointment. I hope i am wrong, but it seems that without Bungee's lead, this series is done for as a high performance game, and the only thing they will float on for the sales of halo 4-6 is the dedication of fans such as myself, And i do admit. I will buy them all, if nothing else in the hope they are actually worth my time.