I couldn't find a thread on this so sorry if it's been answered before.
I'm a latecomer to the game. I recently started playing through the older spartan ops solo since there is no matchmaking. However, I don't find it enjoyable.
My question is: Are there any major story revelations revealed in the chapters or will I be up to date just watching the videos? If the videos suffice, I'll simply watch them until Ep. 10 where I can play with other people.
Solo is a bit boring, though it's not difficult on Normal (Heroic is challenging, Legendary is an exercise in frustration, lol). Going solo is good to learn the maps and the various objective locations, and for quickly racking up kills to complete challenges. Otherwise, it's waaaay more fun to play online with friends or in matchmaking.