I never found my way to getting into the Halo series over the years. Whether through the fact that I adopted the Xbox 360 fairly late or was too busy playing Super Smash Bros. Melee, I just don’t have a link to the earlier parts of the series. Sure, I’ve absorbed quite a bit of what the games are through osmosis, being so plugged into the industry, but I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve sat down to play any of them. Thus, when I was invited to play the game at E3 this year by Microsoft, I thought it would be a great way to come at Halo 5: Guardians from a completely fresh perspective, free of expectations from what came before it. What I ended up with both surprised me and didn’t with my impressions of the multiplayer mode Warzone.