The Lambent being a mid-OP drop feels like it’s been very fine-print changed at the last minute. Unlike Sam, Minh and Sraak. Seems like the Trailer featured them right at the forefront like they were supposed to be apart of the launch, and then changed to “Coming Soon!” at the last second.
This is just me speculating and if somebody has a legitimate reason otherwise please correct me, but does it feel like this (Purely corporate) move to add in three wrestlers(?, they are wrestlers, WWE right?) suddenly, since it’s contractual and a deal between the companies, that forced TC to get them out in time for the WWE event and push back our actual content (actual as in content we’d want).
Because they didn’t whip up these characters (IRL Ports) in a day, or a weekend. It took time, effort (hard or hardly) and resources away from other portions of development, making me think that the crappy WWE tie in kinda forced our Lambent characters to be pushed back.
Is it just me? Does this sound right?
Edit: Also realizing why I don’t like them a little more, I know people didn’t like El-P and Killer Mike, because unlike Ice T’s cameo he plays an actual character, whereas RTJ was just them–but in Gears, I didn’t mind because I like RTJ, hip-hop has always fleshed well with Gears, and their outfits matched the context of them game (if not just copy pasted from Dom/Cole). But the WWE guys we have all look dumb (That’s personal but I hate their hair). And Color Blast was despised in Gears 4, I only used it for the memes but truly I’m glad to see it gone. But these guys just had to whip out the Blue’s Clues looking wallpaper for armor, didn’t they? They don’t blend, they aren’t even famous wrestlers (to the extent of say Batista) and it just frustrates me to see something like this jammed into our faces.