GamesRadar: You're the Editor-in-Chief of Official Xbox Magazine. Part of your job is to know everything there is to know about Halo 3. Was the game still able to surprise you?
Fran: Oh of course. I mean, most companies - if they're smart - would never reveal absolutely everything about a game before it's released. That would leave nothing for gamers to discover for themselves. So, yes - there were surprises that I hadn't known about. And even some of the things I did know about were surprising once I was able to actually interact with them.
GamesRadar: What would you say to every other fan eagerly anticipating the experience you've now completed?
Fran: Um, read OXM for the review? Haha... I'm kidding. Well, not about the review or about you reading it, but if I had something to say to other Halo fans? I'd say - September 25th can't come fast enough. It's really hard to do this from a neutral standpoint since I don't want to say one way or another about the OXM outlook on the game without the review being out there to provide context - so, I'll leave it at that.