Although the Halo Trilogy has a very strong fan base much like Star Wars and LOTR and will go down as one of the pioneering FPS games on a console and the PC due to it's once great story, single player experience and multiplayer.
Kevin :Yeah, it's just another way for Microsoft to rake in the dough...we're such consumer whores.
Chris: Man, I miss the good old days when Halo 2 had that new game smell and the multiplayer was dominated by mature young adults and teens. Halo 3 just aint the same.
Mike: Yeah, the good ol' days...*sob*
Please note that REAL gamers see it as a game and NOT one to be obsessed over. As long as you don't obess over it, your fine.
Theothersomeone: Dude, no.
Someone: OMG u hate halo ur a douche blah blah blah i'm a faggot blah blah blah.
Yes, I know this comparison is flawed in that Half Life 2 doesn't have multiplayer, but what about CS:S and Team Fortress 2? Basically, if you had to choose between Halo 3 or The Orange Box, I hope to god you chose the latter, for the sake of your soul.
Reasonable middle class male: Nah, I'm going to go enjoy a 4 year old game called half life 2, and follow that up with great episodic content and my choice out of hundreds of mods.
Faggot: But it doesn't have multiplayer!! D:
Reasonable middle class male: Oh, I'm sorry, I got Team Fortress 2 along with Half Life and 3 other games for cheaper than Halo 3. You should look into it.