Personally, if we're talking about the campaign, I will say yes without hesitation. The sense of mystery in Halo: CE has yet to be matched in another Halo game, and the atmosphere seemed darker and more threatening. As for the multiplayer, I would have to say yes and no. On one hand, it's the progenitor to the Halo formula we know and love, and there is most definitely a skill gap. On the other, the weapon balance is very wonky, and the magnum is one of the most overpowered weapons in any game. So, again, are you able to look at Halo: CE the same way you did in the original Xbox era?