Some of the more older users here may remember me. I was that annoying (still am!) dude who joined the forums when Gears 5 launched.
That was almost 2 years ago, but it’s been a few days since Gears 5 turned 2 and I bought it (full price) at launch
When I had bought the game, I was 15 in my sophomore year of high school, now I’m 17 in my senior year.(might not be much to you ancient fossils on here) and life was different to what would come just a few months later
But that’s me. Now that we’re ending the end of new active support of Gears 5, I often think back to everything I’ve experienced in the game and the amount of joy this game brought me.
Gears 5 was my first at-launch gears game, as I didn’t have an xbox or a good pc when 4 launched. It has a special place in my heart. It’s my favorite gears game and I’m proud to say that. From the countless hours plopped in front of my computer, running the game on my old little GT1030 and grinding horde mode. The intensity of horde, the special abilities and the clutches I pulled off. I loved the halloween event, the christmas event. It all felt magical to me. I grinded every operation until like 4, that’s where I fell off, mainly because I was playing games my friends played. But I always wanted to go back, to jump right back in gears 5. It was a mixture of my computer’s specs (720p tv with a 1050ti mini, it ran the game fine but I ended up upscaling to 1080p so it wouldn’t look like a 360 game.) and the unstable-ness to the game. I could never hop on and feel the same, with gnashers and bouncing and the speeds and it became too much.
In my 2 years of being “involved” with a community for a franchise I’ve loved offline for a long time, I’ve learned that gears players don’t actually know what they want and are babies when it comes to playing. My biggest problem with this game is the lobbies, I’ll get a few good games once in a while. But most are full at first, then people start to leave because they’re losing because armored fahz has the mental capacity of a cow. Thing is, they’ll win, but it’s against brain-dead bots. There’s no fun in that AT ALL.
I want to spend the last of gears 5 active support life playing it, as it’s not that bad. It’s come a LONG way since the launch and I’m proud of the people who worked on it (except some figureheads) even if the game ate them up and spat them out
I love this game, it’s not perfect. But nothing is perfect and that’s something I realized with this game.
It has a special place in my heart, from the forum members I met, to the characters I fell in love with. It was a very special experience for me. I haven’t had many of those either.