Jason Nawara: "So what's fundamentally different about Halo now that it's in 343's control? From my roughly 25 hours with the game I can say confidently that it feels faster. Not dramatically so, but about 10-15% faster than previous entries in the series. The engine is absolutely gorgeous. This is by far the best looking Halo game to date, and I would rank it as one of the best 360 games I've ever seen. The in-game cutscenes rival if not exceed the graphical fidelity all previous entries in the series, even besting the gorgeous Mass Effect and Battlefield 3."