The original Halo was a big deal for me, and I've probably seen this opening cinematic around 20 times, so this updated HD version with polished up visuals, makes me feel all funny inside. For the right reasons.
Both Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 will feature great multiplayer but, strangely, Halo: CE Anniversary is the shooter I'm most looking forward to this year — especially in terms of single player campaigns.
Halo CE had something that its sequels struggled to recapture: a bewildering sense of scale and possibility. Despite the fact that Reach had bigger environments, a bigger sandbox, and more enemies — it somehow never managed to match that feeling of awe. Most likely Halo: CE Anniversary won't either — how could it? But still, this opening cinematic brought a lot of feeling rushing back.