Halo is WAY overrated in Gaming Discussion & Match-making Posted July 5, 2005 You mean Half Life... that great, but Half Life (and 2) are the fairy tale stories where innovation pays off commerically to equal an all around good game. However, most original games do not fare well in the market space. Usually because they are buggy, problematic, maybe too experimental... Think Celtic Kings. However, then big budget games like Halo or World of WarCraft come around which gather up all that worked from those games and package them into an excellent well polished game. The simple fact is, if all new original games turned out like Half Life we would live in a perfect world, MS would back experimental projects but the problem is, they are not a sure thing, so it's asking a lot for MS dumping millions into a project, that might not do well.But I do think MS does a fairly nice job at supporting new games, maybe not as good as Nintendo but I'm happy with clone games, as long as they are really really good. After all, if originality and art sold more than entertainment, the blockbusters would not be superhero movies but innovative thrillers like Memento. It's simply not the way the world is wired.