Halo 1's entire campaign is the same thing played through twice but you go the other way and it has Flood.
Not that I care too much because I have had more fun playing that than most other games ever.
I find it quite funny how even for the levels that don’t have duplicates, you essentially have to back track or repeat a large amount of it.
Pillar of Autumn - The Maw
Truth and Reconciliation - Keyes
Assault on the Control Room - Two Betrayals
Silent Cartographer - loop around the island multiple times, go down and back up the command center
343 Guilty Spark - go in and then back out of the compound (it’s own mirrored level)
The Library - self explanatory how repetitive it is
Halo is the only level that doesn’t really fit the mold. I guess you have to save 4 lots of marines but they are in all different areas.
idk what they were thinking with H5's story. No idea. Lots of great opportunities to build of established shit in a clear, linear "this makes actual sense" kind of way and instead they hit a nasty hook into the trees with zombie cortana, the same repeating boss, anticlimactic Locke vs. Chief battle that you can't even play, Guardians that have no real feel of heft or consequence, the worst reason EVER to even declare Chief AWOL in the first place, etc etc etc. ugh
Can you imagine if they went with a plot like Captain America: Civil War?
Master Chief: Captain America
Cortana: Winter Soldier
Locke: Iron Man
Arbiter: Black Panther
Jul M’dama: Crossbones
Blue Team: Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Ant Man, Falcon
Fire team Osiris: Black Widow, Iron Patriot, Vision, Spider-Man
Then you could have some awesome boss fights which you can control and it also gives meaning for character decisions. 4v4 in a mission between Osiris and Blue Team like Civil Wars airport battle.
A Locke v Chief 1v1 at the end where Locke is trying to get Cortana from Chiefs head because she “caused” Locke’s home world to be destroyed by a Guardian. Chief is trying to convince otherwise and save Cortana because she has been manipulated by the Warden, and is the only way to stop the Guardians from wreaking more havoc.