HELLCAT and PREFECT are some of the better ones. The vast majority are so-so. It's stuff like TRACER and LEGIONNARE that makes you stop and go "hmmmmm... ..."
The actual king of ironic armor permuts is OLIVE, and I meant that as a compliment.
Part of the artstyle problem lies in some of the decal skins, which give everything a "sport season" look, end up making you look like you caught a case of unidentified geometry advertising themselves across half your body, and making parts of the undersuit take primary coloring from the armor carapace itself which fucks with visual perception of differing elements of the design at a look.A lot of the sets would look much better with more appropriate visual flairs.
And tangentially-related;>Make a solid model of GEN2 armor that is well-rounded and fully combat-capable>Name it RECRUIT>Wonder why most of the S4s get the fuck out of it the moment they can.
At least the WARRIOR is in its own class of good-looking.>>63388152
We're moving into third-generation Mjolnir now, baby!
Excuse of the stupid superseded only by post-Reach Halo Waypoint's various attempts at "canon reconciliation", such as:>lmao we hid our fleet on the other side of the planet so that's why no warship worth a damn was there while Noble had to repulse the boarding attempt on Anchor 9">This prestigious relic-finding fleet so conveniently didn't have a Prophet on board and had a scheming Elite fleet commander whose pride caused him to conveniently not dial in lines to every Covie fleet within transmission distance the moment he found Reach
Frankly I'd rather Reach-era Bungie had just said "yeah we're doing the big retcon, fuck y'all" rather than metaphorically trying to suck everyone's cocks at once. 343 was almost going to establish their own art style in the games, but now they're trying the same shit with "we're going back to the old art style guys, are you excited yet???"