It's genuinely a fantastic game. For anyone who likes action/adventure games. People complaining about the story don't want anything deeper than Halo. There's nothing controversial about the story for normal human non-gamers. There's nothing that wouldn't make it in a typical movie or TV show or book that would get zero controversy. The backlash is literally 100% misogyny & homophobia & bandwagoning.
There's a reason nearly every professional reviewer either loves it as on the short list of one of the best games of the generation, or one of the small minority who just like it as one of the best games of the year so far. It's extremely good and there's a great chance it will be consensus game of the year, even with a bunch of next-gen titles launching this fall.