Dude do you really think inside your brain that The Coalition would revert the game back to the days of hyper bouncing and insane wall cancelling? Are you unable to understand or accept the fact that TC is attempting to cater to a broader audience and by making the gameplay less spastic and allowing people to defend themselves at range instead of being forced to engage in inevitable close quarters gnasher chaos was exactly their intention? It’s called ‘carebearing’ and I can’t think of a competitive multiplayer game that hasn’t done it to a certain extent over the life of its franchise. I mean they’ve actually stated these things indirectly in interviews and Q&As.
Enjoy the game for what it is because TC sees these changes as forward progress and since Gears has always been a niche game with a large skill gap, closing that gap a little bit means more players and money.
I can’t get over how you start your post by “I think everyone can agree that…” Wtf could “everyone” possibly agree on about this or any video game?
I hate the tone of my post because it’s blatantly condescending but every new title entered into the Gears franchise is followed by egregiously self righteous and arrogant posts by self proclaimed Gears pros who have it all figured out…at least based on what they personally prefer and enjoy. It’s an epidemic in this community.