I agree. I can't say how happy I am with this game. It's rare that I'd give a game above a 9 from a critic's stand point. Personally this has been my favorite game in the last few years. And it is definitely up there with Halo 3. I really hope they can fix Infinity Slayer though. Something I forgot to mention was the boltshot. You should not have a mini shotgun in your pocket lol I can rack up kills with that thing so easily and now a lot of people are using it extensively in Infinity Slayer. They should tone it down or something. Maybe make it a shot that takes your inergy down instead of a 1 shot kill maybe, I dont know.
Yeah, as a result the Boltshot is basically the mandatory secondary weapon. Even better than having another primary weapon in my opinion. I guess they thought it would be too similar to a Plasma change if it only dropped the shields, but they could at least make the 1 hit KO range shorter.
At least all primary weapons are perfectly balanced.