Does the scope of Earth and the UNSC seem anemic to anyone else? Let me list my issues with the story parts of the game and then we can discuss as maybe I missed something.
1. Master Chief being found alive and well, along with Cortana, doesn't feel like a big deal. In my opinion, it feels like business as usual. The Spartans were always listed as MIA for morale, but I figured 4 years after the Covenant war was over and that they are use voluntary Spartan-IVs (which makes me wonder if the ODSTs still exist) that the whole propaganda of Spartans was done with. Everything just felt very "oh you're alive. cool." opposed to "holy shit, Master Chief is still alive? Awesome!"
2. was anyone else weirded out that only 1 UNSC fleet ship was in the battle against the Didact and composer at the end of the game? I figured with it taking place that close to earth, the majority of the fleet would be there as well. Based on the way the battle plays out and the way the dialogue is given, the Infinity feels like the only major ship in the fleet. I'm not sure if 343i just didn't have "time" to worry about adding other stuff or what, but the scope felt incredibly anemic compared to something like even Reach did.
3. wasn't the composer supposed to turn humans into the Didacts army or something? Did I miss something there or just misinterpret it?
Just curious about that stuff.