Honestly, even tho it’s a good,map, I wish for the last 2 drops, they avoided all gears 4 maps altogether and brought back something that was a real banger (the best rated and the most popular maps from each gears game from 1-judgment that wasn’t already in 5).
I know judgment maps would’ve posed a real problem for horde since they were either the more vertical leftover maps from gow3 or they were built with verticality in mind, but still, it would’ve been fun to have access to a handful of those maps. I’m thinking Rig (minus the chopper rides) would’ve been the easiest choice for them since it’s one of the most level maps, but I would’ve preferred seeing Gondala, Library or Streets in 5.
Anyway, I think besides the judgment maps, something I think they should’ve picked from the past should’ve been 2 choices from the following: Trenches, Thrashball, Artillery, Mansion, Fuel Depot, Azura, Depths, Jacinto, Overpass, Highway, Cove, Academy or Fuel Station.
I just think TC don’t have great imaginations and they prefer to take the easy “let’s grab a bunch of gears 4 maps” route instead of remaking fun/fan favorite maps. Sure they have amazing artists who kill it every time they make a map, but I would’ve loved to have gotten a bunch of the maps I wrote in this post over all the gears 4 maps that came back. Even if they put a new spin on any previous map (like how clocktower got a slightly new look in 4) instead of a 1:1 remake would’ve been 10 times better & more fun. Like checkout…. They couldn’t of made a nighttime variant with a hole in the ceiling, having rain or snow falling while a dimly lit store gave off a creepy vibe that was lit up by the various electronics throughout the store?? I know, 25 years later and the electronics still worked would’ve been silly, but it would’ve been better than getting checkout over and over.
I’m glad we got 2 maps for the op8 second drop instead of just one but still…. If this is now the last bit of new maps we’ll ever get in 5, why did half of them have to be a familiar map that is still fresh on our minds from 4?
I’m just rambling on now, but I just wish TC had more in store for us and went big with the last bit of content being stuff we REALLY wanted. Why they didn’t create a poll to have the community vote on the last 2 maps is also beyond me. Anyways, I know this is all a moot point & im just wasting my time with this post, but for once, I wish TC hit a home run with this batch of content and dropped a bunch of maps the community preferred over what we just got.
Alright… done complaining.