Kombo writes: "Sometimes it's best to just keep your mouth shut. Bungie did nothing wrong a few years ago by announcing that they were working on a new Halo project, a DLC expansion pack that would put players under the visor of the ODST units featured throughout the Halo fiction. It was true at the time. Things change however, and by the time the game was finished development, the little expansion pack had snowballed into quite a full-featured game. Now Bungie, a team that has repeatedly been challenged to validate increasingly outlandish levels of hype for their games, is facing a challenge no one in their right mind would have ever predicted. They have to convince Halo fans that the latest Halo title is worth paying full price for. And it is. Far more than a meager expansion pack, ODST offers Bungie's most compelling and well-realized Halo story to date, a tightly-paced campaign built on reinvigorated gameplay mechanics, and a new multiplayer mode so addictive that it will have surely have entire wings of substance abuse clinics devoted to it..."