I am off to my first ever release party at my Friendly Local Gaming Store. I am not sure how these things work. It's a small store so there won't be any swag. The owner, Matt, will probably have something Halo related up on the monitors until midnight.
I am not sure if I will stay for a bit after midnight or rush home to try it out.
With a Metacritic score of 89, here are a few reviews to whet your appetite:
IGN gushing Halo 4 Review
Forbes less than gushing Halo 4 Review
GameSpot Halo 4 Video Review
GamesRadar video and written Halo 4 Review