Now that everyone has joined the Xbox club initial impressions of Halo are starting to pop up in many threads. Virtually every opinion seems to be "awesome!" or "fantastic". I wonder, is this really the collective opinion of this game or is everyone just overly excited to finally be playing their Xbox? I ask because I'm kind of torn on my opinion. Halo looks wonderful and the DD sound is groundbreaking but the gameplay doesn't add anything new in the world of FPS. It doesn't approach the depth of scripting seen in Half-Life (which it is often compared to) and it lacks any new gameplay components to really distinguish it from what's been done. That said, it is a highly polished product and Bungie deserves tons of credit for that. Subtle graphical nuances make the game a bit more real. The control is better than this keyboard-and-mouse gamer could ever have hoped for. But the crown jewel in this game has got to be the enemy A.I. The opponents can be quite intelligent at times. Then later in the game they almost ruin this great A.I. by numbing the player with large masses of enemies (wait until you meet "the flood") Halo has also been praised for its story...something I just don't get at all. It tries to establish the story a la Half-Life but in the end nothing going on is really all that compelling. I just don't know what to think. It's certainly good but I couldn't give it more than a B-. In any event, I'm back on the PC playing Tribes 2. As good as the graphics are in Halo it still can't compete with the resolution I'm seeing here (not to mention the gameplay elements in T2).