God, what an over rated piece of crap of a game. I'm not trying to be a troll here or anything, but man was this game a waste of sixty bucks.
The story? Forgettable, generic, cliche, pointless, borring. After the end of the game, I had this feeling of why the hell did I even bother with this? There was nothing new or exciting here, and man was the ending LAME. Sheesh, if you didnt like the Halo 2 ending, you'll be furious here.
The controls? Frustrating, unresponsive, sluggish, poorly mapped out. Seriously, I have never been more frustrated with a control setup with a game as I have been here. I played through the entire campaign, and never once did I fell 100% comfortable with the controls, especially the god damned 'press-A' gimmick. And the 'visceral' throwing ones self into a wall was cool to see the first few times, but by God did it get old. OMG I'M A SPACE MARINE, THATS BIG AND TOUGH, OMG! Wow, so exciting. And, for the aiming... My word is it utter ****e. Now, I am someone who used to be a religous Halo 2 player, so landing sniper shots is no problem for me... That is until I played this game. It took me FOREVER to land a good headshot with the control scheme they got going here.
The weapons? Talk about standard FPS fare. You got two assault rifles, two pistols, a shotgun, sniper rifle, a grenade launcher, and grenades. Whoope whoop. The one saving grace about this aspect, however, is the Torque Bow. But, sunnuva***** the control issue pops up AGAIN! In order to use the thing most effectivly, you need precise shots, but that aint going to happen with this mess of a setup.
Are there good parts? Sure, it looks pretty, and the sound is good. But thats about all I can honestly, really think of. The combat is alright... If you can work around the controls. Multiplayer, as of right now, is a ****in broken mess. You cant join ranked games with friends, which negates the whole purpose of XBL. Theres a fix coming, I guess, but until that hits multiplayer is a total miss in my book.
Overall, I think the game is somewhere along the lines of something like 6.5/10....