How's about: "Halo, exactly as you remember it" for starters. I don't remember Halo ever "working in an ugly fashion".
It seems like you (and a lot people on GAF) have this mentality that: "It already works reliably, so I'll be thankful for anything that improves it further." Which is a very generous way of looking at this whole thing. However, I (and I assume some other people) have the mentality that 343 completely fucked this project up and now they need to make up for that. They need to make up for abandoning this game for 2.5 years. They need to make up for killing any hype or hope for playing these classic Halo games properly again. How are they going to incentivize people to come back, especially when most moved on years ago?
Basically, these games need to be more than perfect.
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