Agreed. While recently Gears has been missing the “War” part, the series has always been deeply rooted in Characters and their lore and stories. Look at the characters, not a single one looks the same. Other than A & B Carmine. But even those two have different personalities.
I love this franchise for it’s deep character lore, and that’s what JD, Del, and Kait were lacking in Gears 4.
JD has entered back into a militaristic survival mindset. ignoring his friend’s mental physique, in order to protect his people and get the job done. Sorta like Marcus in G1 and Reyna in G4.
Del seems like the catalyst for the player. It’s Kait’ s journey. But he’s a supporting friend along for the ride.
Kait does need to soul search. Don’t complain about it. Plenty of other characters have disappeared in order to do the same.
I think Gears 5 is going in the absolutely RIGHT direction. Story seems interesting. Like G2, this is the second game in this new trilogy. This is where we get in-depth character story-telling, and more info on our baddies. Can’t wait. And after TC hired a team specifically
for Gears 5. I think it’ll be good. Or at least, hope.
Plus–off topic but can I point out those visuals?
G1 - Grey and Brown, some luminous yellow.
G2 - Literally the same. Some bright green.
G3 - Brown and Yellow. Some blue and greens.
G4 - Heavy blue and green. Lovely bright colors mixed with the Swarm’s red and pink.
G5 (Trailer) - Did you see those colors?? Blue, red, green. Whole fauna and scenes set up with amazing colors! Like that sulfuric/desert red at the abandoned UIR base. Love the bright baby blue of the ice.And the lush green in the jungle. Just. Ugh. Haven’t seen such pretty colors in a violent game since Toussaint. Love it.