I really enjoyed this game and I think this a very solid first go at this genre for Gears. The gameplay feels great and there’s a lot to build upon for future titles… I just have a few issues though.
I wouldn’t mind if these were skip able or downright removed in this game or next. I think these are decent at first, but these really killed my playthrough during Act 2 and 3. They don’t interest me. I look forward to main missions, but seeing that I have 3 side missions to do before going into the next one I get pretty turned off. They also don’t fill like side missions since they aren’t optional like the side stuff in the Gears 5 campaign. I would really prefer if they were actually optional in this game. I understand that you can’t remove them now, but please think about it for future titles.
I personally find this feature infuriating majority of the time. If it’s just one it’s pretty easy to deal with, but sometimes the game spawns around 3+ snipers and my squad gets completely pinned. If I move at all I get shot, but if I don’t move I get shot anyway. And because most of my squad is pinned I can’t do anything to combat this. I managed to get through it, but this really killed missions for me. I would like if only 1 sniper max could pin or just removing this feature from snipers. Overwatch and all that is fine, but I really didn’t enjoy the pinning feature from Snipers. I would like this changed.
Veteran Missions/Somewhat Side Missions
I just finished the main game and now I can do these side missions. This is more just a preference, but for at least Veteran Missions I don’t want my squad to limited. Like I understand Side Missions because traveling reasons, but I feel like at this point in the game I shouldn’t have to deal with this. I would have a lot more fun if I could stick the characters I want to play with during end game. I don’t wanna play Veteran Missions if I have to deal with all this limiting again. I hope this is changed soon.
Again really, I enjoyed this game and i’m looking forward to what’s next in the series. I would just like this stuff be acknowledged and hopefully changed. Did anybody else have these complaints or maybe different ones?