I absolutely loved ODST, every second of it. I revelled in the new story, the new characters, the openness of the Rookie's parts of the game where New Mombasa essentially became the game, not to mention the Mythic maps that I'd never quite gotten around to downloading. With a singleplayer that, in spite of being all filler and no killer, still clocks in at a distressingly underwhelming handful of hours, it was frankly a genius move bundling in a definitive disc of the Halo 3 multiplayer.
Those of you who were interested yet wary when the game got released at full price should have no qualms now. You can pick up the game for just £10.92 from Amazon at the moment, which is almost £2 cheaper than nearest competitor The Hut.
The biggest problem with this game is that it was marketed as an expansion rather than an original piece. Go into it without preconception and ODST reveals itself to be an absolutely fantastic addition to the series and a must-buy for any Halo fan. Yes, it's too short. Yes, the skulls in Firefight are often absurdly irritating. Yes, they built upon the most successful console multiplayer game instead of designing a whole new one. But it's well worth your time and it's well worth a tenner.
Thanks to Infamous_DG at HUKD