Holy crap, what did they do to Halo? This looks so boring. So bland.
I couldn't wait to buy Reach as soon as I saw the Quick Look, and all its wonderful vistas, rich color, cool outdoor environments. I still honestly remember the moment that made me say I had to buy that game, when they were walking along a cliffside and there was this neat mist in the air, trees along the mountainside, a beautiful skybox, just gorgeous.
This Quick Look featured a big brown cave that looked like it would come straight out of Gears, a big gray facility, and then some mulit/coop on a lighter grey metallic facility, and a big brown canyon. All that talk, both here and elsewhere, about how great this looks, and it's by far the worst looking Halo I've seen. Technical specs aren't everything. Hell, they aren't almost ANYTHING anymore, as Wind Waker still looks wonderful.
That mech looked as boring as Jeff made it sound, the new guns aren't all that new, more Covenant... It's not ALL bad, but I think this is an incredible disappointment, and seems to be the worst Halo game I've seen, other than maybe ODST. But sadly I seem to be in the minority, as I have no nostalgia for Master Chief.
Halo 4 has many beautiful spanning vistas, this is one level, and it is in the jungle so long sight lines are slim. The second levels opening has what I would consider the largest most open spanning vista in a Halo game to date, it looks incredible.