see, I'm one of those rare breeds who never really liked Halo. I am completely neutral with the campaign, I've never thought it was particularly interesting or even well done. The whole concept that the "marines wouldn't last a day without Master Chief" thing just really takes me out of the experience. If I've got 20 dudes on my side, and they're walking into walls and just getting shot, and we're fighting 100 dudes, all of which I personally have to kill, it really makes me feel like I'm playing a video game and not being absorbed into the experience. The multiplayer though, while to me it's still not anything special, is at least fun as a beer with the buddies type of experience.
I love BF II. Except it started crashing constantly on me so I had to stop playing. I probably spent 12 hours worth of restarting, researching problems, re-installing, uninstalling, installing, patching, playing with internet options, etc etc etc etc. Ugh, I just want to play!
Maybe now that I'm at a different internet location it will work.