Yeah, I remember that. There were always people complaining about the game, the people that liked it, how H2 was better in every way, etc. Sounds familiar though doesn't it?
Remember halo 3? The toxicity in halo is way down compared to what it used to be. I mean it’s a night and day comparison.
I watch a lot of Halo videos on YouTube, and I usually look through the comments on videos. Something I just can't seem to avoid is someone who is toxic towards another. It really get's on my nerves when someone puts someone else down for liking something in a Halo game, that many people despise or dislike.This is just what happens, I've even seen people that hate Halo 5 simply because thrust is a cop-out and a way to compensate for a weak strafe. I'd say that what you're experiencing is simply just YouTube in a nutshell, everyone like to argue and cause drama.
There are comments on YouTube that literally state that the video is thinking for them. One cringe comment I read was, "I like to watch this video occasionally to remind me of why I hate Halo 5." And I'm just thinking, why would you need a video to explain to you why you hate something. Its sad really because there's a lot of good Halo video creators, but all the negative and clicks 4 cash baiters seem to get all the attention.
Can you imagine if the game hating YouTube fad was a thing back in Halo 2 days? There'd be videos like "Why Duel-wielding SUCKS!" "How Halo 2 DESTROYED the Magnum!" "How Hitscan RUINED Halo!"
I kinda wish YouTube stayed small and only had videos of random kids doing stupid stuff.
Thing is, even if we go back to the Halo 2 and 3 formula/formulae, depending on if you see them as different or not, we would still have the same problem, introduced by the same people. There's a lot of good things about Halo 5, a lot of bad things too, but with how negative the community is towards a change, it's almost impossible for those who like the game to come out into the open, so to speak, without getting an absolute ton of backlash.
People like to agree with people they watch so you see very few people that don't just rehash old points when you refute them. I'd love to talk with some people that don't just regurgitate what others have already said tbh