Been playing this for a fair portion of the evening, and I am enjoying it. However I have a definite sense of being rather underwhelmed by what's on offer. The graphics are decent... solid I'd say. But not... beautiful. The first section in the jungle for example was very average when it ought to have been more atmospheric and less Xbox like. Graphics aren't everything, certainly. But the gameplay also feels solid and reliable and not the splendid exerience I'd been led to believe. Some elements of the controls, all this time since Halo 2, feel primitive and bit dated. The single player controls and movement would be fine in a deathmatch but against the AI the slow motion leaps feel somewhat cumbersome and out of place. I'm not looking for a revolution but maybe incorporate some of the great ideas from the likes of RB6 Vegas and GoW? A shooter without a cover system, to me is ridiculous. I just feel shooters, especially console shooters, have come on massively since Halo 2 and yet it seems to me like time has stood still in the Bungie HQ. I'm gonna plow through it, don't get me wrong, but that array of stellar scores seems like a mistake at this point.