Edmonton Journal (Canada) reports:
"The latest instalment of the XBox's killer app is out: Halo 3 is the all-time speed-moneymaking champion in entertainment history... so, what's the big deal? What's so special about the Halo series? What's propelled these particular space-dudes-shoot-alien-weirdoes games above the (many) others? ..."
"Before Halo, first-person shooters on consoles were poor cousins to their PC counterparts; clunkity thumbstick controls were no match for the speed and accuracy of keyboard-and-mouse control, and console graphics were positively grim compared to what PC video cards could crank out. Halo changed that; it was the first console FPS to make PC gamers jealous (not that they'd admit it)..."
"As for 2004's Halo 2, well... not to get too shallow, here, but Halo 2 was to Halo what The Spy Who Shagged Me was to the first Austin Powers movie..."
"So, what's the big deal with Halo 3? Why the doorcrashing lineups and midnight madness and insane first-day numbers?"