Loving the enemy ‘remix’ as I like to call it. A lot more variety of enemy types each wave, and the new combinations are much more challenging than before. Horde is now tougher, but without nerfs, AND refreshing all at the same time! Absolutely love it.
I’ll agree a bit that on a set-to-set basic, they all DO seem a bit samey right now, but this is mostly just aesthetic, I believe. The gameplay is is still there.
I do think that the standard Swarm Hammerburst and Longshot Drones should be brought back to re-replace the Locust versions on at least one set. I’m thinking of the one with Imagos and Leeches. I believe that this is the same wave with Swarm Elite Grenadiers and Elite Snipers. It would still be nice to have a mostly Swarm-themed set, just as there is still a mostly DB-themed set as well.
Also, is this the same set with Elite Hunters to fit? Can’t remember, still need to play more. And has anyone seen the Swarm Gnasher Grenadiers? Their extra helmets keep them feeling different from the Locust ones, in addition to the lack of Boltok.
I really like how the Locust-themed set, and IMO Juvies and Locust Hybrids with their Retros supported by Bolters all look really great together. As far as I can tell, if I am remembering right, there are still Locust Hammerburst Drones and Locust Snipers in this set, so I think that bringing back the Swarm versions in the other set would certainly do all this remixing good, even if only for aesthetic reasons.
Is it just me or do Locust look REALLY good next to the Scions, which are just bigger versions of them? I especially mean the Locust Hammerburst Drones next to Mulcher Scions, as they actually have similar arnor setups. Also, standard bare-chested Locust Grenadiers next to Boomshot/Dropshot Scions who are also bare-chested.
Lastly, gameplay. The Chainsaws really aren’t that bad. They prefer to shoot you from mid-range and will usually only decide to rev the chainsaw up if you hang around nearby a tad too long. If you rush them fast enough, or keep aware of enough to anticipate it, you generally don’t have to worry about getting insta-killed. You can also interrupt the rev animation like what happens to players. @TC_MichaelAOS was there consideration for CQC classes when these were brought in? They feel really well implemented and honestly balanced for the most part as is.
Then, Wardens. I like the heavy flusher unit they have become (and kinda didn’t realize Gears 5 lacked…). But I think that they might need a slight tweak to adjust, particularly their health IMO needs nerfed to be a bit more on par with Scions. Otherwise, they seem great.
Absolutely loving this, and I look forward to the Lambent set when it gets added along with the Buzzkill Scions that will join them.