I’ve had a chance to play a few games of the Halo 3 MP Beta and it’s been a blast. It’s like Halo but better, much like the differences between creamy and crunchy peanut butter. The button layout is still taking some time to get burned in to my habits, but I can see where it makes for better play.
The maps are balanced but still a tad large for thr typical 6-8 person matchup. In Slayer games, it gives you some breathing room to walk aeound the map and learn the weapon placement and hiding places. I’ve only been matched to High Ground and Snowbound–waiting for Valhalla.