Just in case you missed the explosion of Halo 3 reviews over the weekend, Bungie's shooter is doing pretty well at review stage around the world. The game scoring an average of 9.7 on stat crunching website Metacritic. You can almost hear the champagne corks popping at Bungie HQ.
It wasn't long ago that 2K's Bioshock rocked the world of review scores, coming out with nothing lower than high 9s if not straight 10s.
Surprise - Halo 3 is doing the same. Is it a surprise though - wasn't it always going to score really high? CVG are more surprised that some haven't gone out there and said it's an 8 because it's 'more of the same'.