IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE ENDING TO THIS GAME, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW!!!!SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!!
The game was great, but the ending was almost as much of a let down as The Darkness, and was most definately more of a let down for me than was Halo 2's ending for the fact that this was the ending to the series, it's over! I mean, in Halo 2 we knew there was going to be another one, but here Master Chief DIES!!! I'm all for a "hero dies right after saving the galaxy" kind of ending, but CMON!!!!!!, it doesn't even tell you how he dies!!! The Arbiter going to his home planet was cool, but IT DIDN'T SHOW HIS HOME PLANET!!!!!!!!!! "Let's go home" he say's, yea, Bungie, real creative! The lead-up to the ending was a fun remake of Halo's "use the warthog to get to the ship before everything blows to high heaven" leadup, and it build's so much adrenalin, it was absolutely fierce, intense, & had me expecting something crazy like they would go to earth and find nothing left, or even better, a sweet happy ending where everything is oh so jolly, but no! while speeding to get away from the explosion MC almost falls out of the ship, but climbs back in & it fades to black, suddenly, we're at a memorial and lord hood is saying "I can't believe he's dead", What the kinda way is that to let us know he died!!! All in all, everything about the game is EXCEPTIONAL, except for the fact that Bungie destroyed the best story and set of characters they will ever be able to get out of the Halo franchise. There'll never be another John 117. We love you, even if your creators don't : (