So, we played this while working on my dead K-5 (blown headgasket). Kind of a man staycation. Started with matchmaking big team battle (don't know what its called). Fun. Not clunky like reach was in multiplayer (from a COD / BF3 player). I was actually able to kill people without too much trouble. We played capture the flag for about 3 hours and didn't lose hardly at all. 4 guys in two conjoined rooms on split screen - not really fair but fun. 2 on offense 2 on defense with 1 random player doing what they wanted.
Then we played spartan ops. Hands down the most enjoyable aspect of the game to me. From Saturday to Sunday we played through 7 episodes on legendary. AMAZING! Definately going to buy this one. Even if I am a little late. Anyway, thats my experience. XBL : goonie55 feel free to add me