Armor in Halo 5 is a disappointing mess (in my opinion). I think that a lot of the designs in H5 look good and some i would even say some of the best looking armor I've seen. The problems i find with armor in H5 is the way it is acquired and how it allowed to be used. First of all the armor you have to get in a REQ pack and it takes no skill to get armor. I was playing HCP and i seen a person two levels higher than me with the Mark VI Satrap and he didn't have to work for that at all. In the old Halos you would see the armor you wanted and you would do all the requirements for it not just get lucky and open it in a REQ pack.The best part of Halo Reach was saving up your credits (also used as XP) for that armor you really wanted, and not opening up packs just to be disappointed because you got a piece of armor that looks like your person had a giant tumor growing out of their face. Then there is the point where you have to buy MCC to get any armor that you actually want AKA any classic 117 armor or noble team armor other than the commando. 343i has only made REQ packs to get money in their pockets its sad but its the truth. Another part of the armor system that is disappointing is the fact that you cant choose the armor you want. Let me rephrase this in every other halo you could choose what armor you want for each pad. Halo Reach you can choose your helmet and the different com types and equipment, then you have the choice of being able to have two different shoulder pads and two different knee pad. You were even able to have a robotic arm. You also got armor for completing the campaign on legendary. What happened to the customization in Halo. Now all you have is a helmet and a full set of armor that has no characterization to it at all. Even the emblems were customizable. The emblems in Reach had more customization's than the whole of H5. Halo has digressed in nearly every way since Reach. The campaign, customizations, difficulty, story, the only thing that got better was graphics and i don't even think that the graphics are even an improvement because Reaches graphics were dim and felt rugged and it actually went with the campaign. I got a little off track because I am still mad about a lot of things.
Armor (Helmets included) in Halo 5