the "Halo" line is Xbox's ace in the hole. On its release day, $125 million worth of "Halo 2" games were sold. (The "Spider-Man 3" game grossed a mere $59 million on its opening day.) Halo's main character, Master Chief Petty Officer SPARTAN-117, known as "Master Chief," is downright beloved to players.
To compare "Halo 2" and "Halo 3 Gamers forum But for me, "Halo" still can't shake the image of the game that someone on high had anointed. And with all imperial, undemocratic decisions, it grates on my nerves. Talking with dedicated "Halo" fans — and there are many — I've argued a contrarian line: "You like 'Halo' because it's the only Xbox game that's in any way original."