I finally beat Halo on Normal difficulty. I estimate it took me between 25 and 35 hours. What a great game--that final part was amazing!! I do have two questions, though. One of the levels (Level 8, I believe), is called Two Betrayals. I know the first betrayal was that chirpy little Monitor (the bastard!!!) . Anyone know the second one? I never figured that out. The other question has to do with the very end, after the credits: It looked like the Monitor was sailing along through space, much like Darth Vader at the end of Star Wars (the original). Was that just a seque to the final title card, or was that setting the stage for the sequel, do you think? Can't wait to restart on Heroic difficulty now!