I must say, I love the game. I've only played the multi-player, but it's been fantastic. Much better then the previous release, and I think the developers and everyone involved did a spectacular job.
However my reason for posting is in incredible disappointment for the lack of split screen play. I played previous halo's with my wife, and I intend on playing with my son when he becomes old enough to play the game. And because of the decision to not include this feature, I am unable to do so.
I've played Halo since the beginning, and was very excited for this release (as was my wife). I used to play with my wife, brother, and father (before his death) during half-time on football game parties we'd host at my house. And it was an absolute blast, even though my father was absolutely horrible, but he had fun trying. That's an experience that was taken away by this decision.
I really have enjoyed the Halo games over the years, however I think this may be the last one I purchase if this avenue is continued. I may not have purchased this one had I been aware that was the case from the beginning.
I sincerely hope that this feature is considered as a future patch.