Its too bad that Reach’s campaign has been rubbing some folks in an uncomfortable place. I got what I wanted from it. I guess I never really looked to the series for a sense of greater story or context. Its just pretty colours and rainbows and death for me, I guess that could also be a negative point for some. I have also been re-playing Fable 2 and finding a similar joy. I don’t really care about the overarching story, just the moment to moment scenarios are great. I beat Reach on normal the first time to keep the frustration minimal. I am not too elitist to admit: I don’t particularly enjoy the higher difficulties unless I am playing co-op. Playing with other people is a whole other beast in Halo. It drives me to play more efficiently, and to really get into it.
I like that experience in a completely different way.