And the hero system ■■■■■■■■ was not required for this approach, because it only resulted in characters both beung unusable in the PvE modes while being forced to either use ones you may not like or have no interest in for certain roles you may like, or the other way around, AND because TC either just shoehorned the system in way too late - like seriously, 3 classes for one mode and like 6 or 7 for the other in 3 whole years? - and/or just took way too long to release new ones also still locked to a class.
If they bring that nonsense back for 6 I’m playing the Campaign and sayonara MP PvE modes, see you when they inevitably are forced to remove it again a year later.
My opinion it comes down to money. Its a Microsoft owned title at the end of the day. And unfortunately TC has to serve its master. The goal of any company like Microsoft is to make money. And having a game like gears being in a good state for too long takes away from other games that will show more profits.
I’ve been paying attention over the years and it seems like when a game like gears thats owned as an exclusive title gets really good and hits its peak. The studio then is forced by Microsoft to start systematically pulling back, and starts persuading players to just leave and play the next new game that costs another $60 to $100 USD. Then that game starts to suck then the next one. Rinse and repeat. Pay attention and you will start seeing it too.
But look at games coming from independent studios making games titles that are not owned by an entity such as Microsoft. The Games they make are good for many years and keep getting better because of the obligations to make more money based off the life of the games. Because their next big title is years down the road.
Just saying the longevity of gears games was forever when it was EPICS, and not Microsoft. If TC had the rights to Gears and Microsoft has no say, our game would be much better.
“Well gears 3 had it and I’m sorry oh wise one I didnt know gears had to be solely competitive ”
Execution, guardian and koth don’t have to be competitive either but gears of war IS competitive. Just because it was in gears 3 doesn’t mean it was a good game mode. It was horrible in gears 3 because of how you could just camp with a broken lancer/hammerburst. Gears 3 was also a bad gears game imo. You also weren’t forced to play tdm in gears 3, you could choose. In UE for years you have only been able to play TDM. The exe servers aren’t even up anymore which is what made gow 1 what is it, that and warzone
You’re forced to play TDM in UE because the game is 6 years old and nobody plays it. You’re stuck in the past dude. Get over it.
If execution was so great, it wouldn’t be completely dead in every single iteration of Gears that exists. I personally like execution, but it’s not hard to realize diehard execution fans are few and far between.