A true bastardization of one of my favorite modes, I am very, very bummed.
Been playing since launch and Breakout has always been a standout favorite, I honestly thought it was a perfect mode. I don't think I ever played a match that wasn't fun, regardless of performance. But this, this is not fun. One thing I loved about the original mode was that you COULD take on a full team by yourself if you played it right, but that just doesn't seem feasible now. Honestly, I've respected you guys at 343 so much since you started making Halo games, especially since Halo 5 has been so great, hell, I even spent a good deal of time at the Firefight booth at RTX and chatted with Mr. Ellis and it truly made my weekend. So as a true fan, I can say with certainty that this is a truly disappointing development. It already depressed me that not many seemed to care about Breakout as it was, but now I can't even enjoy it myself. If you guys have the ability to reverse this decision, please do.
I apologize if my feedback lacks details about WHY exactly I don't enjoy this new mode. I can't really say, it's the kind of thing I can't seem to express, like the way you fall in love with a song simply because of how it makes you feel, not because of how it's composed. I loved Breakout for how it made me feel, the fun and the edge-of-your-seat intensity. I hate this for how it doesn't feel like any of that. I'd say that Shotty primaries, shields, and radars are the biggest problems here, but honestly, as someone who thought the original Breakout was incredibly well designed as it was, I can't help but feel like every change is unnecessary and/or wrong. Not helpful, I know, but what can I say.
Thank you for hearing me out.