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I finished the campaign last week and I love how they seamlessly bring the events and setting of Halo 1 in at the end of the game. However, I was hoping that the Master Chief would have some part, even if it were just a cut scene showing him escorting Captain Keys in the pelican to pick up Cortana from Noble Six.
*sigh* I just hope there is an alternate ending when I finish on Legendary. Maybe then the Chief will make some cameo, or perhaps save Noble Six during Lone Wolf. *shug* I don't know.....
Reach is the best of the franchise since the original Halo, even in the absence of the Chief. I'm a bit biased though. I think I'm a bigger fan of the Chief than the Halo universe. Multiplayer is VERY good, although I'm a little disappointed in their maps. I'm glad they bought back a couple Halo 2 classics but there still needs to be more. I'm sure the $15 map pack is around the corner