I'll say I'm not the biggest fan of first-person shooters. They've just never clicked with me. However, I spent a lot of time with buddies playing Halo multiplayer and having a blast. We would mainly do Slayer, but would often come up with our own rules for each round, like someone gets a vehicle and everyone has to try and take them out, or hide and seek sort of like Hunting Huber, everyone (or just one person) gets a sword in 2. I remember we thought the maps were so big at the time, and so we would have "safe zones" and "war zones". We would have a hard time finding each other on certain maps and so it was expected that you'd venture over to the specific part of the map for firefights.
While my friends tried to rope me into the lore and the story of the games, I really never cared. As many times as I tried the campaign or cop-op campaigning, the real fun for me was always those long nights battling together online, not in finding out who Master Chief, Arbiter or the Flood were. We kept it up through Halo 3 for the most part, but after that we all sort of went our separate ways in life. The games after may be fun, but I never got that same fire to pick them up after that. The first two are definitely my favorite memories of the franchise.
Can't believe it'll be 20 years since the first game with Infinite coming out.