Thos. wrote: proves that you can't just copy COD and expect to steal their player base while completely alienating your own.
I don't think that they have copied CoD just for putting in class creation, look at every other fps out at the moment, and is just an extension of the class selection in Reach. Still feels like a Halo game to me even with this added on. The only thing that is alienating me at the moment about Halo 4 is that there still is no Grifball.
Was a bit surprised myself when the release date came out, but by the looks of it they have created complete new maps for the next half of the episode, and it looks like they is going to be a long-sword segment. I think its going to be worth the wait.