'Love, Bungie' reads the message on the screen as your first look at Halo 3 loads. It can never be argued that Bungie hasn't been good to its fans. If anything, the success of Halo 2's multiplayer is testament to the care the studio takes of its audience.
With the public multiplayer beta of Halo 3, Bungie once again gave something back: more than a demo, it's a chance for fans to take part in the development process, a big thank you for the success of the series.
But the gifts don't end there, as jumping in for the first time you were immediately reminded of how Bungie operates, of how incredibly user-friendly everything is. Halo 2's matchmaking system should have revolutionised the way online gaming is handled on consoles, yet for some reason has yet to be matched. Halo 3 promises to do just that.