Looking back on my Gears experience for three years

So, I’ve been playing Gears since the E3 trailer came out for Gears 5 in 2018, and while I don’t hate the game, I feel like the series mostly has left a lot to be desired. However, I’m able to state my favorite aspects of the franchise with confidence. #15YearsOfGears

Best Core Mechanics: Gears 4

Best Story: Gears 2

Best Campaign DLC: Road To Ruin (Gears 2)

Best gameplay additions: Declassified Missions (Judgment), Jack’s Upgrade System (Gears 5)

Favorite protagonists: Dom (Gears 1-3) and Gabe Diaz (Tactics)

Favorite COG Supporting Characters: Baird and Dizzy (Gears 1-3), Sid Redburn (Tactics)

Favorite Antagonist: Skorge (Gears 2)

Best soundtrack: Gears 2

Best Launch Multiplayer maps and modes: Gears 3

Best Post-Launch maps: Gears 4

Best co-op modes: Horde (Gears 3), Escape (Gears 5)

Best Novel: Jacinto’s Remnant by Karen Traviss

Best Comic arc: Hollow (Wildstorm Productions/DC)

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Gears 4. In Gears 5 though, Being able to slide into a piece of cover that is behind you is a great feature.

Gears 3

Hivebusters

Ultimate abilities. Hivebusters. The introduction of good melee combat for the highest difficulty.

Gotta be Dom for me. I like Gears 5 JD for the new trilogy though.

Lahni Kaliso

Niles

Gears 2

Gears 3

Gears 5

Gears 5. Entirety of PvE.

The Slab

Hivebusters.

I like Hivebusters alot. Lol

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Honestly it was forgettable, Hivebusters FTW.

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Even raam’s shadow is more memorable, road to ruin has its charm, it’s great to sneak into Nexus, but from that to say it’s better than raam’s shadow and hivebusters, hmmm I don’t know, I’m not too convinced

Road to ruin was also short, not that that’s a bad thing but it was a whatever alternate mission.

Hivebusters and RAAMs shadow offered more.

Plus they gave character to our heros and villains.

It’s just an alternate version of a story chapter, and to be honest it’s not even an alternate version of the best or most hectic episode of gears of war 2, it could easily be in the default campaign, it’s memorable maybe because of the theron suits , Dom’s attitude at the start, mistaking drones for rocks, or seeing Franklin again, but I would in no way put him on top of Zeta and Jace’s story or Scorpio’s adventure

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My point was proven lol. I literally dont remember that alternate mission, I prefer the guns blazing version anyways.

Gears 5. The addition of the lunge and triple melee combo is prob the best QoL change the series has introduced

This

Hivebusters

These

Marcus and Dom. Anya in a close third.

Ben Carmine

Myrrah

These

The Slab

Rise of RAAM

Best Core Mechanics: Gears 3

Best Story: Gears 2

Best Campaign DLC: RAAM’s Shadow (Gears 3)

Best gameplay additions: Hammerburst II Semi-Auto (Gears 2 & 3), Quick Cover Jump (Gears 4), Ultimate Abilities, Jack’s Upgrade System (Gears 5),

Favorite protagonists: Queen Myrrah (Gears 1-6)

Favorite Locust Supporting Characters: General RAAM (Gears 1 & 3)

Favorite Antagonist: Damon Baird.

Best soundtrack: Gears 1 (very close tie with Gears 2)

Best Launch Multiplayer maps and modes: Gears 3

Best Post-Launch maps: Gears 2

Best co-op modes: Horde (Gears 3), Beast (Gears 3)

Best Novel: Jacinto’s Remnant by Karen Traviss

Best Comic arc: Rise of RAAM (Kurtis J. Wiebe)

Best Story:

GOW 2

Best Campaign DLC:

Hivebusters

Favorite protagonists:

Marcus and Dom

Favorite Antagonist:

RAAM :smiling_imp:

Best soundtrack:

GOW 1

Best co-op modes:

Horde + Overrun

Best Novel:

Assphile Fields

“I want to kill them all”

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Best Core Mechanics: Gears 3

Best Story: Gears 3

Best Campaign DLC: RAAM

Best gameplay additions:
Declassified Missions (Judgment) Good shout.
Being able to move on dbno

Favorite protagonists: Sam, Marcus

Favorite COG Supporting Characters: Dizzy,Mac,Barrick

Favorite Antagonist: Our beloved Myrrah.

Best soundtrack: Gears 3

Best Launch Multiplayer maps and modes: Gears 3

Best Post-Launch maps: Gears 3 and 2

Best co-op modes: Horde 2.0, Beast and Overrun

Best Novel: The Slab/ all of KT books.

@GB6_Kazuya I like what you did there :wink:

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