TC DOESN’T GET ENOUGH CREDIT WITH GEARS 4 AND 5
I’m probably in the minority with this, but does anyone feel the same? I started on Gears 1 and 4 was my favorite until the latest update on Gears 5, but I still see a lot of people that prefer the other games over the new ones. Despite all of the issues with TC, does anyone feel like they don’t get enough credit with all the work they’ve done with the latest 2 titles? I mean there is a lot of things I hate with in both 4 and 5, these games are far from perfect, but I still enjoy em loads more than the older games in the series. Like, it’s just a constant hate train and I don’t think it’s deserved (despite all of the issues). Anyone feel the same? I’ll list some reasons as to why I feel this why, but if you agree with me I’d like to hear from you. Let’s start with this.
BROUGHT GEARS BACK
A lot of people say they killed Gears… I truly don’t see this since they’re the reason we’re still playing it in 2020? I mean, I get what they’re saying, but I completely disagree. I don’t like the way TC handled a lot of things, but they have given us imo the smoothest/best gameplay that Gears has had to offer so far. If Gears stopped in 2013, that would have just been a complete waste of a series. It would also actually be dead if that was the case too. Personally,… I feel like TC saved Gears (this isn’t saying they’re perfect) and I’m very grateful for the games they’ve made. Now, onto the game that most say is the best.
4 and 5 COMPARED TO 3’s GAMEPLAY
I don’t want this to be a long read so I want go super in depth into some of the reasons, but basically I think TC nailed the gameplay in most aspects. Here is a simple list of things that I don’t think were done well in Gears 3. Weapon Balance, Stopping Power, Mantle Kick, and much much more. A lot of this is just due to the times, I mean they much more simple back then, but to hear people outright say TC brought nothing to the table when they fixed most of these issues is just plain wrong. I wish I could’ve played the Gears 3 that I see a lot of people talking about, but that version just doesn’t exist. I feel like a lot of people trash the latest games because their favorite memories are in the older ones and personally I don’t think that’s the fairest of critiques. I enjoyed 3 a lot at the time, but it’s the simplest way it can be said I don’t think it’s much having experienced the new ones.
CONTENT OVER 3
When I first opened Gears 4 and saw how much there was to earn I was blown completely away. I think TC really nailed down the skins in that game. A bit too much filler, but there was also a TON of not filler. I honestly don’t know how they made so many skins throughout the life cycle of that game, it’s completely unreal. I say this because I still people say that Gears 3 had the best skins… what??? I can understand not liking the way you had to get the skins, because packs just aren’t as good as unlocking them compared to progress based unlocks, but to completely invalidate all the work that went into the content is insane to me. A ton of work goes into these games and it really feels like none of it’s appreciated. I don’t know how the developers deal with it, probably sucks tbh, but I commend them for continuing to make this game with all the comments they have to deal with. They deserve better, Node Zero deserved better.
VALID REASONS TO NOT LIKE TC
Now, I have been very positive with TC in this post because that’s kind of the point, but I don’t want people to think that I believe TC is perfect, There is a lot that I still don’t like in the games. I uninstalled Gears 5 a few months in because of the state it was in after completely loving Gears 4. Obviously i’m still playing it now, but there was a large amount of time when I didn’t like Gears 5. I even had issues with 4, but my main point with all of this is that despite all of the bad that they’ve done I wanted to give them some love because they genuinely made my favorite games in the series and I don’t think they get enough thanks. And well, hopefully there are a few others out there that feel the same. If you do not feel the same, constructively reply with why you don’t and hopefully I can help you appreciate a couple things more. I think there is too much negativity in the Gears Community and hopefully this lightens things up a bit. Also, the Gears 5 Campaign was absolutely fantastic. Y’all really put in the much needed work after the Gears 4 Campaign. Thanks.