Single-player story could be justified if it was a good story. I don't mind not playing as MasterChief if Locke or anyone on Team Osiris were interesting. They are not, with the exception of Buck. Even Blue Team did not get properly introduced or fleshed out. EU lore should enrich the experience for players wanting to go deeper into the story, it should not be required for the players to have read every book and comic released by 343 to understand the game's story. I read 72 hours after but it was handled so poorly and Brain Reed killed off Spartan Black Team for no real reason. Maybe I could forgive the story if the game was long enough, it's roughly 4 hours and 30 minutes on normal. Maybe if the level design was fantastic with very wide open spaces to offer lots of replayability. It does not, biggest battles only have a handful of banshees or two-three wraiths. Remember The Ark of The Covenant (done on the 360 by the way)? I remember Bonnie Ross during one of the E3's promise on stage that this would be the halo game to offer the biggest landscapes and battles in a Halo game yet and feature the size and scope that we have always wanted in Halo. That could still happen in Halo 6 but Halo 5 is the smallest game yet. A lot of people buy Halo for MP and SP. They seems to have forgotten about the SP players and instead only focused on the Competitive MP side this time. That's a massive stride in the wrong direction. It is obvious by the artwork book that Halo 5 was a very different game at one point. Being a more lone wolf Master Chief story with his cloak as well much larger battles that relied entirely on cloud computing. Not sure why the change of direction but I think it was the wrong decision.Th3Giorgio wrote:I think 343 is justified in some things in the campaign. The story is justified because theyre trying to redirect the story. Many people are angry because forge didnt was at launch, but we have it now and it is improving in all updates. Halo 5 doesnt have too much lag and i appreciate it a lot (that is one of the reasons split screen was removed). Theres still some things like the split screen, elites in MP that i want back. I think the reason 343 didnt added elites in MP is because the new spartan abilities (spartan abilities and armor abilities are not the same). Theres not justification for the map rotation that is horrible. But Halo 5 is a good game. Imagine if you were a designer and you took many time of work and dedication and nobody appreciates your game.
Thanks for your post :)