I blame the team in charge for making the game and I also blame Microsoft, but thanks to both they have single-handedly destroyed Halo for me. I haven’t touched it in days, and every time I do jump on, I’m forcing myself to play a match… or two, or three only to be bored and pissed off by the end of my 3rd match (I’m sorry but no TU can fix stupid casual players running around like idiots not knowing what they’re doing, hopefully it can fix the lag and aim assist/bullet magnetism but I’m not holding my breath). I’m a competitive player and there is nothing competitive about this game nor does it give me a reason to keep playing.
Campaign: There are a lot of you out there that like this and think it’s the best one to date. I humbly disagree. If you enjoyed terrible maps that were just pure shine and pushing buttons to proceed EVERY single time, then this campaign is for you! The voice acting was not that great same with the story. I highly think you should go back to the way Bungie did it where both actor’s were seperated when they did their lines, because working together… wow, it was peeling a cat listening to the crummy dialogue changes and Cortana screaming every 5 minutes. Liked a bit of the story about her rampancy, didn’t like anything else they tried to fit in (UNSC Infinity, Didact (what a terrible name for a villain, calling him a Demi-God would be more effective), Storm Cult (you had to read the book to know what they were all about as the game mentions NOTHING about them other than them being “more fanatical” than the covies you’ve faced before).
What made the other Halo campaigns fun to me other than the story was the dialogue between characters (Johnson helped with this big time and he was a badass supporting character). The worlds felt lush, and you got to explore a little bit. In here it’s just… I’m stuck underground, or in a facility, or God knows where going from fight to button push. There were only 2 memorable moments in the campaign for me, and that was the intro cause I thought something epic would happen, it did not. Also, the stage where you’re flying through to get to the Didact, all I kept doing was humming the Star Wars Death Star Run while I flew.
Spartan Ops: A bland and very repetitive add-on. I pushed enough buttons throughout my entire campaign, but looks like the job isn’t finished! I have yet more buttons to push, yay! The story is so bad I stopped playing after the Second chapter and have not progressed forward since. There’s nothing of value and I preferred firefight because at least it was a mixture of things to do: Score Attack, Generator Defense, Fiesta, etc. Voice acting on this again was terrible as was the game script because it was nowhere near Mature and sounded too kiddy-ish.