Halo 2 has never been as appealing to me as it is right now, thanks to the newly-released Halo 2: Anniversary cinematic trailer. So many feelings in such a small place.

To be honest, my original excitement for Halo 2 was more me getting caught up in the tidal wave of hype than any personal attachment to the franchise. As the November 9 2004 release date approached, it was as if a spell were being cast over the gaming community, drawing power from every forum post or game store recommendation.

I didn't fall in love with the franchise until after Halo 2 ended. I'm ready to rekindle the romance come November 11.