I think they should return to its original storytelling roots. The swarm does not get the same respect that the Locust did in my opinion. The writers need to express them for what they intended them to be. The nightmarish, I’ll piss my pants if I encounter one drone type monsters. How do you do that? Bring back Gears old themes of a more frightening and respected enemy, TRUE brotherhood, and heart aching sacrifices and casualties of war. I’ll explain my thoughts further.
I always connected with Gears on an emotional level. The thought of a destroyed civilization caused by a haunting, damn near unstoppable enemy was like nothing else I’d ever experienced in a video game. The lineup of characters they created to face this enemy were amazing. Truly like all of them. What I think led me to this emotional connection was the way they killed off these characters. From Kim and Anthony in Gears 1, Tai and Ben in Gears 2, and the unforgettable sacrifice of Dom in Gears 3.
They’ve lost this recipe of storytelling in my opinion.
- The swarm don’t have the same frightening presence as the locust did.
- The lineup of new headline and secondary characters don’t live up to the originals.
- Character deaths have no emotional impact which in my opinion which would make me connect with the game better
So here’s my thoughts on Gears 6 plot without the nitty gritty details. They need to bring back the dark tone of the game. At some point the main characters will need to hivebust where Reyna is and there needs to be a Operation Hollow Storm type feel. Maybe not to the scale it got to with the amount of soldiers that were involved, but a few squads with familiar faces and characters and there needs to be casualties. Whether it’s from battling overwhelming odds or sacrifice (like Halo Reach).
Thats basically the middle of the game. How it starts and finishes I have thoughts on that as well, but I wanted to paraphrase my thoughts on this matter. I love Gears I’m playing Gears 5 now battling my way to get the Operation Hollow Storm Tai skin (whose my fav character besides Marcus). I can talk about this kinda stuff forever I have so many good ideas for Gears 6. Kinda just threw some thoughts together so if you want me to elaborate on anything ask away!
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