Oh god, posting here to come back later and experience the cringe.
You're the white knight of the poor, vulnerable, misunderstood, multi-million-dollar-video-game-company-that-released-a-faulty-product. Mount your steed, brave night, and protect 343i from the evil hordes of people who expected the item they bought to work! I say to thee, good sir, will you also be defending the honor of your local used-car dealer, if they are ever accused of selling lemons?
You know what, that's an apt analogy. 343i is a used car dealer. They just sold us a car, and a mile from the lot, the check engine light came on and a tire blew out. They definitely should have known of the problems, and they say that they'll fix it...but we are justified in doubting them due to their lack of specifics and original mistakes.
Hell, even a reputible used-car dealer will throw in a free air freshener after fixing everything in order to make things right and earn your business again. 343i better start thinking about how they can make this right, too.
Anyways, back to this guy, saving the day. Maybe 343i will give him a handy under the bleachers for what a fedora-wearing gentleman he's been...
"White knight", "Used-car dealer".
Why would I defend a Used-car dealer because he did not do his job? He has done nothing for me, 343i has.
343i continued the development of Halo, my favourite franchise of all time, and they are clever. Instead of copying bungies old work they decided to renew the franchise, put their own spin on it. Developing and evolving something you love is better and give better results than working on someones elses work, you wouldn't feel at home.
I've seen people say "cringe" to this thread, which is fine. People cringe for anything these days wether it be a fur thread on 4chan, a facebook selfie or a forum post in which someone is defending a company in a hilarious manner, I was never serious when I spoke like I did, I never speak like that if I want to convey a serious message. It was a post that people with a good sense of humour would understand. A post that I hoped would make people smile, people who wrote things like "#DICTATUS_NORDIC_FOR_PRESIDENT" and "In frank we trust" and "Spoken like a true fan!" understand what I mean.