My issues with Halo 5's story were more so with the overall narrative direction than with the smaller nuances though. Sure some of the smaller nuances like dialogue had issues as well, but it was the story direction I really didn't like, Cortana being revived just to become a bad guy, the bait and switch marketing campaign which lead us to believe Oni would be the bad guys, Blue team finally showing up in a game and barely being used, the suggestion that Chief and Locke would have an epic fight which instead was just a couple minute long brawl with a predictable outcome, the hinting that Chief will end up having to sacrifice himself to stop Cortana and the implication that Locke was introduced to replace Chief when that happens, etc. Those are the things I didn't like, and I'm worried about that direction continuing into Halo 6. Now of course, for all I know, that direction could have been created by the previous narrative director instead of Brian Reed and I'm worried for nothing, I'll admit I'm not familiar with any of Brian Reed's works aside from Halo 5. I guess we'll just have to wait and see, but I can't help but be worried about Halo 6 singleplayer. And of course it's not just the story I'm worried about either, the singleplayer gameplay and the engine had their own issues as well.
Oh I agree but now we're on this path we have to stick to it really or else we end up with another 4-5 situation and a lot of things (Blue Team for example) can be fixed with a better Lead Writer
Best we can hope for is this current storyline just wrapping up as good as possible and a better Lead Writer would help a lot in that.
Brian Reed never should have been made Lead Writer of Halo 5, not sure why he was but his previous experience has been meh at best.
Also I doubt Chief will be replaced now considering how fucking boring Team Osiris is, hoping they're used as canon fodder instead and killed off during Halo 6 and I'm also hoping the Didact returns so we can get back on track with Halo 4's Direction, Brian Reed needs to stop telling major details outside of the fucking games
Edit - They should make it so he's Narrative Director of only Halo 6 too, he keeps fucking up EU, damn now I'm worried again Team Black, Didact, Cortana...Don't let him be in control of anything other than Halo 6's direction and then fire him.
I was just thinking about mainline Halo when I made my other comment but he's been fucking up the extended too recently......