Chief’s back and more blockbuster than ever. Halo 3 is one of those titles upon which so much was riding since fan expectations were vast and everything had to be perfect. Halo 3 wants to be so much… And it is, mostly! It doesn’t have the edge that Halo 2 had or the pure awe of the original but it closes the story of the Flood competently. The music moves us, the vocal performance delivers, and most importantly, the assault rifle is back, baby. Master Chief’s adventure on the Ark is good fun, but delivering on everything means making compromises.