WOW!, juts WOW! Spartans are made out of paper in the beta. I really hope the final game does not look anything like this beta. I will NOT PREORDER unless a see a significant improvement in multiplayer gameplay.
Note: I am a huge halo fan, own all the games, all the comics, all the movies, all the books, some collectors editions and play regularly. I have preordered all the Halo games
Also this is my first time leaving serious feedback as I am truly concerned 343 is mutating the game in a way that feels unrecognizable to the Base Halo players who are loyal and have stuck with it since 2001.
1. Paper Spartans, YOU DIE WAY TOO QUICK (I am a veteran and skilled halo player with KD about 1.5-1.9 (I know it's not pro level but I focus more on being a team player) and more on all HALO multiplayers 2,3,Reach,4) if I want paper Spartans I will buy Call of duty.
2. Grenade spamming is ridiculous. either nerf the grenades, make them a pick up, or limit their numbers to 1.
3. What's the point on having health bars if you die from 2-3 Assault rifle shots?
4. For gods sake give of info on what's happening worldwide on Halo servers. i.e. How many players are on and per playlist, a map like the one on Halo 3 showing per region activity. Something to distract us from the loading game or searching players, A tip or strategy or Halo history whatever.
5. Of course connectivity issues, but that's ok because it's the beta (although MCC sets a bad precedent, really bad)
6. I cannot get over on how fragile the Spartans are. OMG fix it please.
7. Spawns are really bad. On several games I got spawned in the middle of 2-3 opponents getting me killed immediately. I know it's a beta, but fix those too please.
8. The Map EDEN is way too dark, WAY too dark. It also feels exactly like empire but at night. (come on give me original maps).
9. DMR vs. Battle rifle was somewhat even especially at long distances, now it's like BR wins every time no matter the distance, either nerf the BR or beef up the DMR.
10. Pistol has WAY too much range, had several occasions where pistol beat BR's
11. Assault Rifle and SMG is there any difference, really? Really??? they serve the same purpose (in-game), differentiate more please
12. Energy sword looks weak vs. the Prophets Bane (stick with one guys, similar issue with AR vs. SMG)
13. Respawn music is the worst, it sounds like you ripped it out of mass effect 1 (it sounded very similar when you died) the difference is that it's very annoying to hear it 8-12 times a game
14. Give me a pre-game screen of the players or A proper countdown t know who's on my team and who I'm fighting against.
15. Fix the head magnetism on the sniper, Headshots are way too easy now
16. A small tutorial on what the new moves were would have been nice. Evolve just did their big alpha and had a video for every ability for every class playable explaining how to use or do the ability. Also a button layout would have been nice, it's hard to jump in from the MCC to this new button layout without any guidance.
I actually like:
1. Smart scope
2. Boosters and Sprinting
3. A.I. Team call-outs (although it does make the necessity for good communication and teamwork kind of moot, I like talking to real people)
4. The Map TRUTH is amazing, I might be even better than midship.
5. Breakout seems fun but needs better balancing, I've been stuck with teams that are too Overpowered and with teams that are too Underpowered, NOT FUN any of them, give me a challenge, not something to hard, nor too easy.
6. Light Rifle, looks cool, and feels different in a good way.
7. Prophets Bane, very fun to use
8. Hydra looks very Fun
9. I like the sprint fight or flight mechanic and how it's connected to the shields
10. Ground Pound is good but very hard too pull off. Still it is very satisfying.
Please don't make this into a call of duty, please don't make this a game exclusive to appeal to Esports gaming, please don't launch this game with bugs like MCC.
Please make a Halo Game, I want Halo, not anything else, I just want Halo.
Many thanks for reading.
P.S. don't bash that I am either trash or you are super good because you get double kills and triple kills all the time, if you do good for you, you are not the norm, hence you a very small target population for the marketing of this game. I am just calling it how I see it.