Action Trip writes: "With the incredible success Microsoft had with Halo over the years, most especially with the series' last outing (Halo 3), it's really no shocker when they tighten their hold over Bungie just so a sequel or add-on would be churned out. Word around the gaming world is, of course, that no matter how Bungie's new game, it's going to get enough of a boost from millions of fans worldwide. As powerful as the franchise is, the developers still need to prove themselves in the eyes of critics. What's more, the expectations are generally higher than ever. This is precisely the kind of turf Halo 3: ODST, the latest standalone expansion, is landing on."