From Terminal Gamer:
Reach Will Fall, But Small Victories Will Be Paramount
January 21, 2010 - Halo: Reach's characters are doomed from the start. 700 million inhabitants of Reach are going to die. And yet, this is the world that Halo: Reach takes place in. It's a bold move for Bungie, the developers of the Halo series. The idea of getting players involved in a storyline that's doomed from the start seems to be a tall order.