It sure is an exaggerated version. Back when GL-spam was a thing and only engineer could build, sure. But now you can definitely do horde, even on master, without either engineer, demolitions, Jack, tacticians or whatever.
I had no issues with the initial horde of Gears 5 except for the lack of classes and unbalanced skills.
I did not mind the harder enemies, the lack of power and lack of ammo and the fact that only engineer could build. It was a matter of adapting but a majority of the players were not prepared to do that.
Everyone has a good point here, and yes this is mostly for unga bunga (randoms) as BriiduerAlloy75 calls them lol - those level 3s using the wrong weapons and doesn’t deposit and buys centries/decoys in daily inconceivable, in hopes that they see this and improve their knowledge of team mechanics.
Experienced players and good communication - yes any class works, hell, even done 4 jacks and a striker.
Unfortunately the extreme majority of those noobs you’re talking about that don’t have any idea about how to play properly will not be looking at these forums to learn your wisdom. That would be neat though, huh.