cyan, i totally agree
i was halfway through edit quoting your last post and realised, i agree with all of it lol
the halo series is a good series though.
but at the end of the day, it looks good (not brilliant but still good enough) and plays good too, which is what you want in a game.
totally agree about the gta4 thing too, its not as "godly" as some would make it out to be
and with mgs3 vs mgs4, they do seem like two totally different genre's even though they are both stealth games. but i think thats just down to the different mechanics involved in the stealth (painted camo vs high tech octocamo etc)
good shout though cyan