Has the pc gaming community gone mad? Am i the last bastion of sanity remaining in a world full of nutters? After all the hype and whining about release dates, Halo finally comes to pc land. It's reputation precede's it, but does it live up to it? No. You start the game in a spaceship which almost immediately come's under alien attack. It's the programmer's equivalent to premature ejaculation. After 10 minutes of mincing around typical corridors which all look the same, firing the same boring gun, shooting 'aliens' who are so cute it'll make you feel guilty for shooting them (imagine blowing Rupert bear's head off with a shotgun.) , and still i was waiting for this 'great' game to come alive. 1 hour later i was still convinced that things would get going any minute now. Ultimately they never did. I had some hope when i came across the vehicles, but was left crestfallen that not only are the vehicles as dull as dishwater, but are often surplus to requirements. The environment looks dull indoor's, with plain grey rearing its ugly head again and again. Outdoor the relatively large area's are not made much use of - Linear is the order of the day, though this isn't always a problem with FPS's. Weapons. I've always been of the opinion that if a game that focuses on shooting things with guns does'nt have interesting guns then it's not likely to make any of it much fun. The gun's on offer in Halo are largely generic, boring and weedy, especially the assault rifle which, in keeping with many other pc shooters, like's to fire at an annoyingly unsteady rate regardless of your pc's horsepower. Add to this a banal plot which unfolds so slowly you'll forget your own name before it reaches a conclusion, the fact that iv'e seen better collision detection between three blindfolded Llama's locked in a wardrobe wearing big baggy underpants. All in all, Halo pc is at best mediocre, at worst, a half finished, half hearted and cynical cheap-shot at your wallet. There were far better shooters available at the time of it's release and the are plenty more now. This game smells of wee. Cheers.