I got an Xbox for Christmas when it had come out. Halo was the game I got, and I was completely hooked. I thought Halo 1 was perfect. The pacing, the action, the speed, and the story. Oh man the story. I was hooked. There was so much potential there. Then it got too big for its own good, and I didn't think 2 or 3 were that great. It didn't evolve itself enough, and now I think it's a great console FPS that has a relatively weak single player and addicting MP, but I prefer COD4's multiplayer in every conceivable way.
Halo 1 is still my greatest FPS gaming experience. Deus Ex my greatest gaming experience, I don't consider it an FPS.
Eh..I've played around with it a lot, but I haven't ever gotten serious about it. The farthest I took it was when I got XBox live for a year a few years ago. Great game though, but I rarely play it. I really like the theme of it, the music in it, and the general aspect of it, and I always feel apart of another world when I get into it, and that's really saying something, because I am the last person you'd see playing video games.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
Now only if they could combine the idea's and concepts of Halo 1, and the multiplayer of halo 2 together. There you would have an amazing game, i personally worshipped halo 2 every day for hours, i was insanely addicted to halo 2, got all the way to lvl 44 legit. The movie making mode of halo 3 is a great concept though, other than that its just another fps. On another note check out my splatter YouTube - Halo 3: Mr. Epic Plow lol im not gonna say i didnt play the hell out of halo 3 though