How can you give an honest opinion on something you didn't play. Are you possibly getting mad because this applies to you as well. I respect all valid opinins, but I have seen a lot of blind hate.
There's this thing called Youtube gameplays, where you can watch high quality videos of people playing Halo 5, and for hours at a time. From there, you can accurately infer the following things from Halo 5's gameplay:
Everything, bar the reticule acceleration and aim assist, can be inferred by your eyes and ears.
- The art direction
- The sound design
- The framerate (thanks to Youtube now supporting 60fps)
- Shield recharge time
- How Spartan Abilities affect the opponent and/or aid the player
- How Spartan Abilities are typically used by players, aside from their basic effects (their skill gap)
- The length of the average 1v1 engagement
- The graphics
- The level design
- The armor customization
- The ranking system
Wow you are really reaching, several of those you have to actually experience you can't honestly issue a critique of some of your points using youtube.
1)framerate is felt, not seen
2)You have to actually use the SA to see how they work and how they should be tweaked
3)You actually need to play and see how the 1v1 encounters are and how players use SA are unless you are willing to watch tons of youtube videos. I would assume there was at least million beta players, that is a ton of different possible play styles.
4)Level Design also needs to be felt, truth looks the same as Midship, but is bigger and navigating the map is different especially die to speed of the game.
Lastly several of your points are visual and audio critiques, the main people complaining are complaining about actual GAMEPLAY MECHANICS, which you actually need to experience and play before making an honest critique, IMO.