Im not really a fan of Halo, primarily because of the riduclously easy to use weapons dubbed Halo guns - or basically any video game gun that can perforate anything without being to hard to use. Simply any videogame weapon that is too powerful is a "Halo gun".
However to do like the story of Halo. Just like Gears of War or any Microsoft made game - not counting the Dungeon seige, FSX and non-story oriented games etc.
Are you sure you’ve played halo before, because the guns are definitely not easy to use and are not that powerful. Let’s not also forget that the theme is in the future. And when you play campaigns on legendary mode, it isn’t easy and you lose you’re health extremely fast.
The things people love about Halo 1 and 2 in the multiplayer is the game play that is full of action and has a large variety of weapons and a few vehicles to keep things shaking. And btw when you create a server in halo2 you can make people loose heath faster and give every one 1 single life, so when you die you got to wait for the end of the round… Just like objective mode in tce but without the bomb.
I always loved the halo series…Anyway when il be in need of more realism in a game il just play tce