You’re trying to turn your subjective take into something objective.
The basics for a game revolves around the gameplay, something Infinite does well, too well actually. It’s relying on barebones gameplay way too heavily at the moment and needs to build off those bones.
Everything outside of how the game plays and attracts players is tertiary like:
This isn’t necessary for a successful game to function.
Classic weapons like the AR, the BR, the SPNKR! (which was replaced in Halo 5 with something generic looking mind you).
From the beginning, it was stated weapon sandbox tuning was a focus over quantity, and to that extent the sandbox is pretty well tuned. It has a lot of the classic weapons, not all, but a lot of them.
I have no doubt that weapons will be introduced, but it’s clear there’s a lack of understanding as to why some weapons were included initially and others were left out.
- Fine tuned arena based gameplay
- A return to classic mechanics based around map control and team coordination
- A return to a classic, less cluttered art style that’s easy on the eyes
- a change with objective game modes to make them feel more dynamic and less static than previous iterations
On a more personal note:
- Playing with friends I haven’t talked to in years, bonding over a title that feels like an extension of a game we bonded over 10+ years ago.
This is definitely a Halo built for old school players who enjoyed playing the franchise prior to Halo 4/5.
Unless this was a mechanic in Halo 5, there’s several tiers of ranks to grind through and get better at. From Bronze 1 all the way up past Onyx 6.
This is subjective. I personally love the fact the (cheap by comparison) battlepass is permanent and doesn’t have a timeframe in which I have to grind and unlock everything.
Nothing is more grueling than a race against time.
After all that, and my many interactions with you, I don’t think you should.
You’re not having fun, you see no redeeming qualities that’s fine, I think you’d have more fun in Halo 5 than you’ll ever hope to have here. You’re just here to voice complaints, no constructive feedback, just rants and ramblings and that’s not helping anyone.
Please go enjoy Halo 5. You love Halo 5. Enjoy a game you actually like, don’t torture yourself in a game you don’t.