These points address the seriously wrong elements of Gears 5 game play.
- Friendly Fire is Disabled
- Flash Grenades are way too cheap and wreck the momentum of the game.
- Up A’s Gotta go…
ENABLE FRIENDLY FIRE IN RANKED MATCHES
When did we start disabling friendly fire in the gears series with online ranked matches?
Gears of War had friendly fire enabled, and allowed for extremely fair gameplay.
If you are in a 2v1 gun battle, the opposing side with the 2 players have to be extra careful with their shots. Many times you would see the other team accidently team kill, allowing the 1 person to win the battle. This was crucial, and part of the game.
The next reason why friendly fire allows for fairness, is with EXPLOSIVE ITEMS. (Boom shots… grenades… and yes, even torque bows!)
Why do we think it’s fair to throw a grenades in the hill where both sides are battling, yet only the opposing side dies from the explosion… This is 100% a horrible idea, as you can just throw a grenade with no worries… (except for killing yourself, too.)
Friendly fire needs to be enabled to allow for more strategic and careful play.
FLASH GRENADES SHOULD ONLY BLIND YOU… THAT’S IT
Okay… seriously. Flash grenades stun you, and you can’t shoot your gun?
The reason Gears of War 1 was so incredibly good was that if you held an angle, and had fast reaction time, you were a beast, plus if your team was there, you can work together and bait and switch well.
Now… because someone just throws a flash, they can run in and often get a free kill? (and again, this flash doesn’t stun your teammates either, which is unfair, because of no friendly fire).
UP A’S GOTTA GO…
Now this one is controversial, because the new generation of gears fans like it.
However… I do feel this throw off the original game of gears of war, which was about holding angles.
I don’t think that the UP A’s are horrible, I just think they are too often inconsistent, or allow for some incredibly impossible shots of previous Gears games…
When you go into cover, the only way to shoot around the corner used to be blindfire, or hardaiming…
I like wall bouncing, but the UP A’s bring a very bad overall experience to this game, in my opinion.
So… before you let me know what you think…
State if you’re more of a Gears of War 1 fan, or Gears 5… as that will allow the community to see the reasoning for your opinion to my points here for debate!
Thx for reading…