Like really. I love Gears but God damn is this progression system like the absolute worst out of the series. I do not like this game’s Escape or Horde iteration. I just don’t. Loved Horde in previous installments but I cannot find joy in this iteration. So I like Gears but this iteration literally does not like rewarding me for playing the game how I want to play with its random challenges and the rewards are spread across the various modes where 2 out of 3 I find an absolute chore. Also I have my problems with the versus mode. Still like it overall but the things I dislike keep me from binging it like I have done with every Gears of War in the past.
I think I’m just ok not giving the game the time of day if it doesn’t respect mine. Disco Elysium is fun, Outer Worlds is coming out and Borderlands 3 still has a half the month left of their anniversary event.
Considering how anti microtransactions he (rightly) is, I was surprised that this aspect of Gears 4 managed to fly under the radar with him & other games journalists.
Glad to see that he’s shining a spotlight on the shadier aspects of Gears this time around.
That might be because Gears’ system didn’t stand out in any particular way.
Overwatch - though not the first - popularized the idea, Call of Duty used them in conjunction with increasingly pricey tiers of Season Passes and “Deluxe Editions,” Shadow of War used them in-spite of the fact that it was exclusively a single-player experience, and there’s of course Battlefront 2…
Gears 4’s system was pretty standard in that regard and no more excessive than what anyone else was doing.
Love JS and it is great he now is producing video’s on Gears and it’s awful money hungry systems. Alas it will make no difference I feel.
What the other guy said. Gears 4’s lootboxes were just another AAA game with lootboxes in a series he doesn’t hold dearly. Acknowledges but it’s not like its a favorite of his. Gears 4’s system in some aspects I will point at felt worst than other games but Gears 4 for a lot of people just came and went. It was more Gears for the new console. Gears 5 on the other hand has received quite a bit of praise along with this convoluted of a unlock system.
In retrospect gears 4’s lootboxes were much better than tour of duty. Suren lootboxes are bad, bud you could buy a few packs after playing a few matches. And if you didnt get the things you wanted you could just scrap and buy your stuff with scrap.
And to be real we all have 1 or 2 favorite characters so it didnt take long for us to collect the ones we liked.
In gow 5 im not even gonna attempt to get cog gear or Raam because it is too much of a grind. I have even stopped playing gears 5 and gone back to gow 4. I am having way more fun there
I was expecting @WD_Hawkeye to have made this thread.
Jim never would’ve said it had I not made my thread the other day
With how hard xbox is pushing Game Pass…they will be doing a lot more of this. It’s too bad they gutted their flagship title.
A tedious grind which isn’t even guaranteed to save after 2 hour+ 50 waves of horde mind you.