WTF? please point to anything I said that accused you of lying?
Now let's take a look at that shall we.
Does me beating it in 6 hours 22 minutes strike a nerve or something?
Had the same reaction when I called MCC buggy a week before its release, even uploaded a video of the bugs, still people gave me shit for it and look how that turned out.
Call bullshit all you want, doesn't change a thing.
Your response to me was in reaction to this post, My response back was following the discussion, specifically in your response to the above post you said i should "grow up", so why you feel I claimed, at all, that you were calling me a liar is beyond me, perhaps pay a little closer attention to the discussions you jump in to.
I merely commented on the fact you played on normal and were disappointed in length, playing on normal is really a way to skip through these games fast, and as you have played previous ones I would have thought you would be aware of that. if that is what you like then great, but it seems disengenuous to then complain about it being short.
Again, all you are doing is attempting to "write off" the idea that the game is short by saying "normal is too easy", most people play through the game on normal, mainly because it's the default difficulty.
Increasing the difficulty does not make a game longer, it makes the time spent to do the EXACT SAME THING longer, increasing the defense of enemies, limiting ammo supply, regen, shields, health, makes a game more difficult, however if the player is skilled then the only increase in time required to beat it, is spent hunting for ammo or waiting for the bullet sponge enemy to die.
If i made a little 2d game where you walk for 10 seconds down a hall then shoot at a boss who dies in another 10 seconds, including a hard mode where you have to shoot at the same boss for 10 hours doesn't make the game overall, a 10 hour game, its still a 20 second game, just as halo 5 campaign is a sub-7 hour campaign.
People playing destinys raid for the first time and repeatedly wiping doesnt make it a 7+ hour raid, theyre still around 2 hours a pop each, but in this instance, someone new to halo 5 (me) played it casually and bear it in under 7 hours, the official "by the numbers" infographic claims 8-12 hours for the campaign on normal, based off of averages of play testing, but don't actually go into who playtested it and their ability in FPS titles, but even then, their claim versus my experience suggests at best, close to 2 hours less campaign than claimed average, and at worst, almost half as much as claimed.
That. Is. Disappointing.
Being dissappointed that my experience with the games length doesnt tally up with the developers claims, and sharing that dissapointment is a valid criticism, and the very fact that they stated "normal difficulty" invalidates your argument, too.
The long and short of it is, I played through it on it's default settings, casually, and beat it in under 7 hours, others have done the same (VGC writer in 5, some twitch streamers in between 5 and 7), after the stories of "twice as big as halo 4" , and "8-12 hours on normal" and "up to 15 hours on campaign", 5-7 hours feels short.
Had people not hyped the campaign length I probably wouldn't have cared, but they did, and its short. if you are going to play through on legendary and take 30 hours, good for you but the campaign is still short.
BONUS!, heres some review quotes for you.
Lazygamer: "A short, disappointing tale makes nearly no progress in 343’s trilogy"
USgamer: "The campaign mode hits some great highs over its somewhat short 15-mission span"
HardcoreGamer: "Unfortunately, the campaign leaves much to be desired."
CGMagazine: "What Halo fans should worry about is that Halo 5 drops best practice when it comes to gradually increasing campaign difficulty and replaces them with a formula that counts the number of mini bosses already defeated and respawns them all plus one more boss every few levels. Trust me, when you’re fighting 3 identical bosses at once, the whole encounter feels like it lacks originality"
And that's only from the first 10 reviews.
But yeah, i'm just being disengenuous right?