Halo bad? Yes // Halo good? Yes.
Don't worry - i'm not about to review the game. I'll simply say i think most of us will agree Halo is an awesome game with performance issues (almost in-excuseable nowadays) due to development.
I agree with the above statements about the game being a disapointment (on one hand) -- meaning poor framerate and general poor performance (even on an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro). By todays standards, it doesn't make sense. This over 1 year old game, should and could be better - no doubt.
However -- I also think the game is incredibly awesome.
I've never played the xbox version - and the more i play pc halo, the more i like it and the better it looks and impresses me as a solid and complete title.
Some, arguable inexusable, performance issues? Yes.
An awesome game nonetheless? Yes. (i've just obtained the 4wheeler and am practicing cruising around - very impressive controls).
So continue complaining and whining as many of us will. I see your points and i agree they are valid.
But I'm still going to enjoy the game - cause it's all new to me and it's better than a lot of other crap out there!
"There's more to games than framerates..."
P4 1.7GHz, 512 SDRAM, XP