Whilst Gears 5 is still a solid game to its core, there are still plenty of strange changes that strike me and no doubt a lot of you as weird or unnecessary.
The big one for me is the removal of the Gears 2/3/4 Curb Stomp - a rapid and satisfying way to put the literal boot to your enemy whilst saving the time needed to Execute.
No doubt it was removed in favor for the Arcade mode, which uses the Y button to purchase weapons, and would no doubt conflict with stomping, but did something that is as equally iconic as the Lancer really need to be removed? If the Executions and chainsaw/retro charge got remapped (the chainsaw is bugged as of the latest patch, please fix!) surely it wouldn’t have been too much to simply make the Curb Stomp a Hold Y button map so it would no longer conflict with activating Ultimate abilities and purchasing Arcade weapons?
What frustrates the most is AI companions/enemies still have full access to the Curb Stomp, so this is legit a repeat of Gears Judgement, and that sucks…I miss being able to crunch someone’s skull because I can’t afford the time to tear them apart with the Lancer Execution…
If TC could work to bring back the quicktap Gears 2/3/4 Curb Stomp with its own buttonbind, I (and many others) will be happy!
Quick Execution for the gnasher would be nice… only way you’re gonna get that 2v2 achievement barring one of them being AFK lol
Which I almost got it that way 1 game… my buddy got killed by the only guy playing, the other was AFK, I had that achievement in my mind at that point, tried to down the guy that was playing, splattered him instead, sighed and just straight shot the other one too, then the other was playing the rest of the game lol
I’ve mentioned this a good few times. Moving the Executions from Y was a mistake on its own, a terrible design choice that goes against Gears traditions, but to remove the Curb Stomp…that’s unforgivable.
Yes they added it later, but as a long execution. Absolutely disgusting and nothing more than a betrayal of this community.
They won’t do anything about it now, they’re set in continuing down their planned path regardless of how badly the game is clearly doing.