I was the same way. It's partially justified by the Terminals (of course, you have to find them for that part), but still strikes me as odd. I think if his hair was less quill-like and there weren't the fangs, it wouldn't have bothered me as much.
Heh. I forgot about the instant respawn. I'm rewatching it in theater and I killed one guy 3 different times. He finally got pissed off and started spamming his pistol at me and we both died...ending my streak.
I've started counting, nearly every other game I play has MAJOR lag. Since I can't play with people I know, I'm opting to poop, eat dinner, and practice guitar while lurking the new HaloGAF thread once it gets posted.