Seriously TC. Both you and 343i have without a doubt ruined both Gears and Halo respectively. How MS allows these games, that have their “Exclusive for Microsoft” logo proudly displayed on the box be so broken, so absolutely garbage from a multiplayer standpoint (And lets not even discuss horde) is nothing short of insulting. This is the best these two studios have to offer?
Focusing on TC here, and aside the alright imo Campaign, Horde…why? Just…why? Why the changes to Horde? Who asked? We wanted something new…not…this. It’s fun once in a blue moon with friends, sure I can give you that but then again anything can be made fun with friends.
Multiplayer. The meat and potatoes. This game, Gears 5, the multiplayer for this game is hot garbage. Flashbangs? Seriously? We 3rd person COD now? The inconsistent shotguns. The fact that just hipfiring is rewarded over ADS when in reality the reverse should be true. I am seeing some major bullet/pellet magnetism as well. I play on PC with my friend, with Mouse and Keyboard, and the fact that I don’t get that while Controllers get both Aim Assist and Pellet magnetism is insane.
What even is the point of it? To help those that can’t aim get a free kill? Why are you trying to lower the skill ceiling? Another trend in gaming that is ruining the games we all enjoy. Why the need to lower the skill ceiling? The lancer being the way it is still despite it being patched so that it takes 6-8 shots to down? The Lancer is there for distracting people, to trade it in for the power weapon, or to execute someone with the Chainsaw (or bayonet if you have the retro lancer). No other reason.
I could go on about how your ranking system is fundamentally the worst thing I have actually ever had the displeasure of participating in, similar to your ranked matchmaking. Your inconsistent Gnasher, etc etc etc. Along with your almost Felony tier Microtransaction system. Appeasing the casuals over your hardcore playerbase that would continue to play your game while the casuals you chase would drop it at the next COD title.
How hard is it to make a Gears of War title that isn’t trash? How can you ■■■■ up a simple formula up? It’s so sad to see the game going into the toilet.
Those claims that you had “1 Million Players Playing” and making idiots believe this game somehow outsold another large title game despite it being available on gamepass, that you conveniently lowered to $1 for 3 months when the game was released. Thank god I didn’t pay the $60 MSRP at launch because if I had I’d be extremely heated, especially with the server issues you had at launch stopped people from being able to play online or even the campaign.
Aside Judgement, if MS was smart before they would have just acquired Epic before that Chinese Conglomerate Tencent got to them. Might have saved us from having Gears of War 4 and 5 and Fortnite as well. Only wistful thinking at this point. That, and thinking this Game Franchise will ever be as good as it once was. Sure Gears 1-3 had it’s issues like the DB Shotgun or the stupid wall bouncing that never could be fixed, but Gears 5 is just…on another level of bad and heartbreaking.