So, I’ve been playing Gears since 2006. It is no doubt my favourite multiplayer franchise, and up there with my favourite campaign games. I played Gears 5 campaign when it came out and it was above average for me (excluding the ending…) but abandoned it soon after.
I’ve been playing Gears 1 and UE and really enjoying myself. But with operation 5 and the return of some great maps, I thought I’d give Gears 5 a proper go (albeit taking it with a pinch of salt). I don’t want to just sound negative, but I am actually shocked at what this game has become.
Who are making these creative decisions?
Why is everything not available to unlock through playing?
Why are there multicoloured wrestlers who I didn’t know existed before their addition to this game?
Why are there robots?! What the ■■■■ is happening?
Why does the sniper feel so bad to use?
In fact why does the entire movement feel bad to use?
WHERE IS EXECUTION/WARZONE?!
Where is the atmosphere?
Why are the menus so cluttered with promotional, complicated, multicoloured bs like windows 10?
Why are there f”””””ing gestures?
Where are the players??
Do forgive me, I really am trying to retain myself here but this is just so shocking. It’s a hollow game, zero soul, zero satisfaction. It’s an amusement park for kids.
Has everybody just rolled over and accepted this is what Gears is now? Or are we all grimly aware? Either way, this is very upsetting.
If at least they were fun to fight. But most DBs are either boring or annoying, and Sentinels are the biggest ■■■■■■■■(shortened so it doesn’t look like I avoid the word filter when I’m not because the system thinks when you at -tery to it, it’s apparently not a word to be censored) that exists in the universe(besides Drone Elites).
Robots just aren’t satisfying to kill especially in a game like Gears where its main highlight was gore and the satisfaction of making an enemy disappear with the press of a trigger.
Putting in the DB’s just goes against that entirely especially since a lot of the units just up and explode making it feel like you didn’t really get the kill. I’m fine with rejects but fighting DR-1s and Trackers or Sheperds is a chore.
Gears 5 is the worst gears game I think I’ve played.
A gears game that doesn’t encourage team work to win. Game is a joke. 1 game mode to play with mates.
The current movement is awful too, far too quick. No wonder the game is dead for competitive players.
I could go on all day mate but tweeted, input on the Thursday streams & commented loads on this forum. Nothing changes, I’ve learned it’s 1 step forward, 2 steps back with TC all the time.
Bored of playing this rubbish game now. Not the gears we once loved.
The destroyed beauty, the fall of man, the empty streets. The mystery as to what actually happened in this world, the loss of brothers and sisters. The fighting against all odds.
I’d like to add, the atmosphere wasn’t just in the campaign, but in multiplayer too. I jumped on original Gears and was taken aback by how eerily quiet the maps were, how the sound design echoed.
No colourful skins, no bright blue and red, no gimmicks, no challenges, no unnecessary elements, everything fit in the universe. What kept people coming back was none of the above (like they seem to think nowadays) but the joy of pure gameplay (it is a game after all).