Traditional Halo died or changed forever with Halo Reach. I'm not saying 343i's games are ok, but Halo Reach started the change imo.That is because games have to evolve at a certain point.
There is no reason to use a reskinned halo 3 for several games. Besides if a different company takes over the original 'dna' will be gone aswell since they want to put their own 'vision' to a game. H4 and h5 have the worst art style in halo's history. Reach did start advanced movement options but i always liked that bungie went that way.(except armor lock)
The majority of people that don't like advanced movement because I'm pretty sure that's what you're referring too, do not want a reskin of Halo 3. I don't know why this is so hard for people to understand. Games can evolve without adding in a bunch of mechanics that other games use. I guess Halo should just turn into a hero FPS and we all have different characters with powers and abilities then as those FPS games seem to be doing well.
No, Halo just needed to have the "gun always up" approach like the older ones did and it would play and feel so much like Halo. You could have thrusters in, You could have a double jump, You could have jumping off walls, You could have equipment as map pick up items that drastically change something your character does and so forth. They have piles of options and yet they continue to just use mechanics that other games do and put in what's big and popular in hopes that it works in Halo.... Which by doing so, changes the way how Halo plays massively and alienating all those fans that like that style of play. Then it just plays like every other game on the market. Whoopi!!
So if I'm a call of duty or battlefield player or whatever, why do I want to go play Halo when it offers nothing different at all??? Oh right, there is no reason too... Hence one of the reasons why Halo has fallen so far from Grace. Meanwhile games like Overwatch have done incredibly well and has sustained huge fan bases because they offered something different, Like what Halo used to and it's fun of course. Now this Valorant game seems poised to take the PC gaming world (And possibly consoles) by storm! What's one of the reasons, because it doesn't play like every single FPS out there, and again, it's fun.
I'll call it right now. Halo infinite will do decent in sales and be decent popularity wise for a bit and then it will just free fall and be basically forgotten unless they do something mind-blowingly awesome in the multiplayer and yes that could be making it play more like original Halo.
Halo needs to go back to more along the style of how it used to play. Funny how the latest call of duty went back to a style more like the original cod games and it's consider by many to the best call of duty ever! That is fact too, not opinion. Just look around forms and whatnot. I don't know how much more information Microsoft/343 need to do this with Halo I just don't get it. Like I said their mentality for a Halo game should be your gun is up all the time no matter what you're doing. Just like The originals.
I hope Halo infinite does amazing as I love Halo and I have been playing since the first one but I don't see how it's going to in its current state unfortunately. The way Halo has gone the last while and appears Halo infinite is going the same way, I think 343 literally don't care about the older fan base in my opinion... they have done very little to try and bridge the gap between old and new fans. They seem to want older fans just to stick to the MCC and that's it. Apparently we don't deserve a new Halo game. I'm not hating on 343 and it's not an easy thing to do I acknowledge this but facts kind of speak for themselves.
Unfortunately like ScaredySquirrel
said, I think people like me and the majority of my friends have to just accept the fact that the Halo we know and love just doesn't exist anymore and it's time to move on to something else which the majority of my friends already have and I'm basically the last one. It's all pretty sad...