I really enjoyed when 343 took over from Bungie with Halo 4. I felt 343 gave more personality to a character that was, otherwise, a blank template of a hero. With Halo 4 I could actually feel the relationship between the Chief and Cortana. But I don't know what happened with Halo 5. You barely see/play the Chief in favor of a really bland and uninteresting proxy... at least with the Arbiter you got an idea of his internal struggle. All the trailers led up to the Chief and Locke confronting each other (doesn't really happen). On top of that Locke was able to stand his ground against Chief in once scene... how is that possible? One was an elite soldier who is augmented... and the Chief is a soldier TRAINED FROM BIRTH, augmented, and then further enhanced by the Librarian... there is no way that Locke should have been able to last against the Chief, even for two seconds. Now, my complaints aside, this isn't a bad game; for a Sci-Fi shooter it is pretty good, it just isn't up to what you expect from a Halo game. If I could go back I would rent it instead of buying it though.