So I just finished listening to the bombcast and from listening to the guys there's quite a few plot holes and a whole lot of background people need to know in order to make some sense of this game. I enjoy the Halo as much as the next guy but I'm not big into the fiction of the game. I only read one book, The Fall of Reach, and I never bothered with anything else.
Personally I think it very condescending from 343 to think that everyone that plays halo also read all the extra fiction. I hope that they do what MGS4 did and provide a sort of encyclopedia app so people can check that out without spending time looking it up on the wiki pages.
So I ask you guys who are big into halo. What do I need to read in order to make Halo 4 make any sort of sense.