We don’t know much about the story of gears 5 yet other then it’s being hyped as one of the biggest departures in terms of story-telling / a lot of people (myself included) really hoping it will be the first big step Microsoft IPs take to try and match the presentation and delivery of Sony first-party single-player campaigns.
With that being said a heroes story is only as good as its villains and I’m thinking (hoping) there are so cool unique Locust/Swarm/DeeBee villains that have not been revealed yet and would make better characters in Arcade than swarm drone/swarm hunter etc. If this is true it would make a lot of sense that they are not “revealed” to the world via getting a grenade shot up their ■■■ in a multiplayer trailer and we can expect them to be shown off closer to launch.
All of the cog characters are individuals with names and backstories etc so it is a little off-putting for the locust to all be generic characters.
another point for this would be that if there was nothing but generic enemies in the campaign why not bring back fan favorites such as skorge/RAAM/ Myrrah etc? If you are trying to make an off the wall crazy fun mode, being able to play as those awesome characters would certainly help that.
either way, this game is shaping up to be an amazing experience IMO and I’m beyond stoked… FRIDAY! WHERE ARE YOU!