Man oh man are there a lot of angry and negative people here. But you know what, I am not one of them. Reading posts here you would instantly think that This is the worse Gears ever, nothing works and everyone went back to Gears 4 (which just few weeks ago was the worse Gears ever made).
I absolutely love how so many of the people who kept posting about how Gears 4 was horrible are now doing the same to Gears 5 and claiming to go back to Gears 4. Haters will hate as they say.
I love it. Yep, I love Gears 5. Sure the servers are sweating bullets and getting into ranked Versus takes more time then it should. Sure, there are minor bugs and few people do seem to experience game breaking ones. But you know what, patches are being pumped out at a lightning pace, people are working their butts off to make this all work smoothly, and it really shows. Gears 5 has been out for just few days and things are already significantly better, not perfect, not great, but OK, and I am OK with that.
There is so much that’s absolutely amazing about this game;
Map maker is absolutely fantastic (even though none of you seem to want to play my map "Cryptoria Mines V1.0). I spend a full day just with the map maker and, may I say so myself, my first map is awesome
Horde mode is so good now when you have classes and special abilities assigned to specific characters. Each one feel special, different. I was never into this but I spend literally the entire weekend playing horde.
Escape is a fantastic addition.
Campaign is simply stunning. Absolutely beautiful and one of the best PvE experience I had on console thus far.
Pride flags? Good for you! Hey, if you feel like having a flag in-game makes you feel better go at it! Honestly, I have no idea what 99% of them are and I would appreciate if they had some kind of a description, I could learn something new. I did find some information here https://gender.wikia.org/wiki/Pride_Flags
I am sure not too many people out there look at things like I do, but to me - I know I want to experience everything Gears 5 has to offer, so when Versus servers appear to have an issue I simply try one of the other modes. Not a big deal, I will go back to it when everything is smooth. Is this how things should be? Not at all, but nothing ever is and I for one am not about making big drama out of things. Coalition is full of great people who committed years of their lives to this game and a re very passionate about it & it shows.
There obviously are a lot of people here who don’t feel this way, perhaps I am looking at things differently because I don’t have all this baggage from previous Gears games that a lot of people here seem to have. I just switched to Xbox for gaming at the end of 2017 so this is my first Gears launch.
If you, like me, seek to surround yourself with positivity, feel free to add me on Xbox (and the app on PC?) My game tag is “Cryptor69”. I play every day, in the evening, starting around 8PM PDT (West Coast NA). I like to play with people who love the game, not ones who are filled with negativity.
If you read all that then, wowza, TY & Cheers! See you out there on the battlefields!