" I'm not sure why space combat is being considered so radical or risky. It's third-person perspective vehicle combat. Halo does that, does it well and always has. Granted, the grand scale of space is exciting, but mechanically, it's not like Bungie hasn't done vehicle combat before. Did people say "who put GTA in my FPS!!!" when they saw the warthog for the first time? Or "who put Crimson Skies in my FPS!!!" when they saw the banshee? "Not sure who's going that crazy but its a big deal for some of us real hardcore Halo fans as well, we've been asking for a space battle since Halo CE came out. We cried for space even more when the book "Fall of Reach" came out and made space battles sound effing awesome.
We're pleased Halo finally gets that. :D