Halo. the video game series i've played the most of (by far). i've been playing Halo 3 multiplayer almost every single day since it came out last September, and before that i played hours upon hours of Halo 2 and Halo multiplayer. however, there is also a single-player portion of the game - well, it's not single-player per se, since up to 4 people can play... it's called Campaign mode. it continues and wraps up the story of the Halo trilogy. we all know the multiplayer is good (or i wouldn't be playing it as much), but how is the Campaign?
first off, let me start by saying i beat the original Halo with my friend Jake, but skipped playing through the Campaign in Halo 2 (or i played through some of it, but never beat it). to be honest, i've never been a huge fan of the story - it's a space opera where you're playing as Earth's super soldier, protecting it against 2 main enemies. pretty standard stuff.
so Halo 3 continues with the events that happened in 2 (in fact, 2 could be looked at as "Halo 2: Part 1" and Halo 3 could be "Halo 2: Part 2" in my opinion), wraps the trilogy up rather nicely, and leaves us with an impression of what Halo 4 might be like.
the gameplay was pretty solid for a first-person shooter. i played with my friend Jake again, and we played it on the highest difficulty setting. there were a few parts that had us dying again and again, but overall it was pretty easy. whole game took us maybe 12-15 hours.
no real complaints, but then again, no real commendations either. it was a solid experience that delivered but didn't astound.
my rating for Halo 3 Campaign:
8.75 out of 10 (+/- .25)
my rating for Halo 3 overall (Campaign, multiplayer, map editing toolset, video sharing):
9.75 out of 10