Overall, I think Halo 5 is probably the most overrated exclusive game for the Xbox One. I've tried really hard to love this game but I just couldn't and would rather just stick to Master Chief Collection (even with it's broken multiplayer) and Reach (through backwards compatibility). I'll just pretend that either Halo 4 and 5 never existed or their campaign storylines are non-canon.
[SPOILER ALERT]: Here's Halo 5's crappy ending (with no closure), even worse than Halo 2's cliffhanger ending -
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Another passionate, long-term Halo fan here lol... All of the Halo's had cliffhanger endings... it didn't make them bad games.
Based off of what I've seen with Halo 5, a lot of people were upset because they expected Halo 5 to go one way with the story, when it went another... Again, that doesn't make it a bad game. Personally I've been disappointed on some level with EVERY Halo game after the original, for similar reasons... they seem to keep on drifting away from the original Halo "feel," in different ways if that makes sense. But if this is the story they want to tell, so be it...
Halo 5 is a GREAT game, especially from a gameplay stand-point. The lack of multiplayer content at launch was frustrating, but now there's quite a bit, and with even more coming I believe. Also, in terms of the multiplayer, this is probably one of my favorite Halo games ever, or at least in about 10 years. It just feels so smooth to play and the hit-detection is amazing... It's not perfect but the game receives a lot of unjustified criticisms, in my opinion.