Have ruined this beta and if they keep the grenades the way they are, the game will be a bust matchmaking wise. Halo has always had a grenade spam problem, however this is the worst its ever been (more so than halo 2). Since 343 decided to speed up the gameplay and add in an overpowered AR and an incredibly easy to use BR, yes the BR is so incredibly easy to use in this game due to aim assist (will touch on that in 2).
The grenades in this game are worse than the Reach beta grenade, in that they are mini nukes. When people are shot at the first thing they do is jump, spin around and spam their two grenades or they sit back and spam grenades. I watched as my team and the opposing team literally sat back and hucked all their nades, it was a -Yoink!- storm of like 8 grenades going off at once.
Thruster won’t even save you from the grenade spam and if you run away then you have to wait for shield recharge and they get a cheap kill. The solution is to either nerf the grenade completely to make it like the Halo 3 grenade, something that people didn’t rely on 100% to get kills like in this game. Or reduce the start to one grenade and nerf the radius a tad.
If nothing is done about the grenade situation, I will not be buying this game 100% and if i do, i’ll get it used for the campaign.
2. Massive aim assist, overpowered weapons and horrendous hit detection.
Face it, the AR is completely overpowered, and when combined with the mini nukes you are dying faster in this game than in CoD. How is that Halo? The aim assist and hit detection in the beta is awful. I cannot recall how many times i see people on the killcam shoot 2 meters beside me and still get a kill, i get the compensation for lag but this is too far. How can a grenade kill me through a wall? Found this vid on youtube, if you watch you will get what I’m talking about:
The combination of an easy to use BR and AR make it easy for some 6 year old kid or hell someone with ALS, MS or Parkinson’s to pick up the controller and do pretty well. Really 343? You’re going to degrade the game just so its easier for everyone? Back in the day if you sucked at a game, you sucked, end of story as ignorant as it sounds. When developers degrade a game to make it so easy to play it becomes what CoD has turned into, gone are the glory days of WWII.
In conclusion, the overall feel of the game is good and I do not mind the changes in things like ADS for example. But if the game breaking issues aren’t fixed (including the atrocious ranking system), it will be the final nail in the coffin of this franchise.