I’m alittle bit put off by how the new Elite Armor is textured, they look too rugged compared to the vanilla sets.
While it can be a good thing to diversify the pieces, it looks foreign when blended with the vanilla pieces.
It clashes two completely different designs. They look too dirtied in some places and squeaky-clean.
It somehow still works just like it’s Spartan counterpart but It’d work better if they changed the detailing/material to fit align with the Halo 3 style like with Raven’s.
You make a good point on the helmets. They are questionable with the designs taking alot of inspiration mostly from H4, H5’s, though I see Reach vibes coming out of them.
These armor sets slap and go hard but they kinda fall in similar texturing style as Halo Online Spartan armors which can make it feel alittle out of place.
However, they don’t look dirtied, more so complex in detail.
It’d be really appreciated if they could give us something more simpler like you said, something like Raven’s armor sets where they look like they could fit a place in Halo 3 as their texturing appear closely to the vanilla armors.