Associated Press: The "Star Wars" movies should have taught all science-fiction writers a lesson: One trilogy is enough.
Bungie, the developer of Microsoft's blockbuster "Halo" trilogy, wrapped up the story in 2007. The war between humanity and the alien Covenant was over, with the hero, supersoldier Master Chief, drifting off into cryogenic sleep.
Looking at the "Halo" epic from another angle turned out to be much less interesting than I'd expected, and I couldn't shake the feeling that Bungie is bored with the franchise. "ODST" doesn't have the spark that made earlier "Halo" titles so compelling - a spark that, I hope, will return when the studio moves onto something new. Two stars out of four.