343 industries knocked it out of the park with halo 5. It was the first game to fully live up to the glory of halo 1 and 2. Bungie did a terrible job with halo 3-reach. The sound design in halo 5 is incredible especially in 5.1. The facial animations are some of the best in the industry. The campaign is the best in the series. The heavy enemies are particularly great. Halo 4 had a great story and art style but Halo 5 nailed the soundtrack and weapons.
It has the best weapon balance of any halo game because all the weapons are useful but still require some skill. Pistol starts is great for competitive. The halo WC 2017 had 135,000 concurrent viewers and it was the most exciting halo event in years. Keep up the good work 343.