Since my last post some things have change for me regarding this beta.
I feel that the Spartans are weaker than they where in past games, there are situations where i have the tactical advantage they aren't looking at me and even when I'm the first one to engage them they somehow are able to kill me like i was some worthless little Grunt. And other times where i have a superior weapon to my opponent and somehow they are able to take me out... >:(
My only theory behind this is team balancing.... Now i'm not a pro but my average K/D is around 5.0, i'm a casual player who sometimes might play a excellent game and get high scores so shouldn't i be match with players with this mind set. I am starting to get sick of fighting against players who have high K/D scores and are at higher rank (Onyx, Semi-Pro). There needs to be a better matching system so that casual players don't have to die every time they go up against a pro player.
Moving onto the new maps Eden, Regret, Trench and Crossfire, where to start....
Regret is a worthless unimaginative map i have ever seen in the halo franchise, you may think that Halo Reach's Campaign maps where lousy but a "Remix" map i'm sorry 343 but this is total -Yoink-. I don't want to play on a map that is basically the same as Truth, there have been better maps made by the community better than this knockoff. Eden is alright again it seems to be like another "Empire" but at least Eden tries to give its own look, however my only dislike for the map is the lighting its to dam dark. Blue team blends into the background making it almost impossible to engage one, i don't mind if its takes place at night, but for god almighty please put lights on the map so we can see them.
Now as for Trench and Crossfire, now these are worthy maps. I love the tron theme, but again blue team seems to blend into the map aesthetics.
Now for the new gametype Breakout, i love it.... 343 this should be the competitive playlist not slayer, slayer shouldn't be about domination but should be for casual playing. Breakout really does fit into the teamwork and domination. i would watch livestream vids of Breakout being played by real Pro's.
Now the new weapons the Hydra, Lightrifle and the classic energy sword.
lets start with the obvious the Energy Sword, good moving on. The lightrifle, I am happy to see this weapon return one weapon in Halo 4 i would happily pick up. however it just doesn't feel the same, how to put this simply.... it feels so heavy to use and i don't like the way it fires feels clunky and crude, its a forerunner weapon it shouldn't be like i'm caring a boulder it should be elegant like i'm caring a high tech badass alien gun. so my suggestion is that you just use the sae version you used in halo 4.
now for the Hydra...... haven't even used it becuase its on Regret and that map is F#&$ing stupid.