NerdMentality: "When Bungie announced that their last piece of work in the Halo series would actually be the first chronologically, I found myself reeling. The last time someone decided to do a prequel to a fantastic and fan loved trilogy I was up to my ears in Jar Jar. Luckily for me and the rest of the Halo loving world, Bungie truly saved their best for last. Halo: Reach is a culmination of all the great things about the rest of the series while trimming a lot of what sucked about those previous installments. Being a prequel allows freedom from plot devices and story lines that severely hampered Halo 2 and 3 in the story department. And say what you will about Halo 3: ODST but that experiment paved the way for a game that looks and plays great, and is absolutely the Halo that the XBOX 360 deserves."