I am NOT a video/computer gamer. I especially dislike 1st-person shooters. Just too much violence for me. As such, we have no XBox or PS3 in the house.
I was in the PX a while back looking for a decent book to read. Saw HALO: The Cole Protocol and picked it up mostly on a whim. Since I have no game console I have not followed the HALO series.
Now, my opinion of game consoles has not changed but my opinion of HALO has. Cole Protocol is a good “hard sci-fi” story. Realistic vector movement, aliens that are alien enough (i.e. not the Star Trek mask-face aliens) and heroism that doesn’t require the reader to overdose on fantasy. Indeed, the HALO Universe would fit rather well into the 2300AD RPG ruleset .