That it's a "clone" of the original is the whole point. It's supposed to be the same game (the campaign, anyway), just with updated graphics and other minor bits. They could have made it "better", but then it wouldn't be the same game. I must admit that I'd love to try a more tweaked version, but I understand why they wanted to stay faithful to the original.
I do admit though that I'm disappointed that they didn't include Live muliplayer.
I can say is that I'm a little disgusted at how little effort 343 is putting into a port of a last-generation game that's going to be used to gouge the fans for shits and giggles. Don't even start trying to excuse the $60 price by mentioning the Reach-engine-powered H1 multiplayer maps (which they haven't been entirely clear about being able to play with or without Reach itself.)
I'm not exaggerating or embellishing when I say that the 343 team is deliberately underestimating what Halo fans want and accept in an anniversary edition of a decade-long gaming franchise, because they body language and tone telegraph that they know
this will make money regardless of how little effort they put into it. The kind of reception I'm seeing from the Halo community infuriates
me; a fan who parted ways with the franchise back in H2/H3, and who hasn't really been vocal about anything till now.
Certainly a continuous, decade-long game series, one that unequivocally created the western gaming community overnight
, and single-handedly saved the XBOX from commercial disaster. Oh yeah, and it cemented Microsoft as a gaming juggernaut that is truly Nintendo's rival, both in terms of capital and cultural background.
That deserves more than an over-priced, half-assed port.