I have seen, read and heard all the comments made about Horde in Gears 5, and yes, most of them are true, the bad ones. And a few of the good ones, maybe.
If you are going to have a class based system, then that is what you should have, you can not have a half ■■■■ system where you try to please everyone, it does not happen, no one is ever truly happy. In Gears 5 Horde, you have a class system, and might I add, a pretty bad one at that too. Firstly, you disrespect the Scout and the Engineer, and as for the other classes, I got to admit to paying little attention to them.
Ok, so the Scout, Energy, positively the most important part of the game, and the Scout is designed to collect and dump the Energy to feed the Engineers job of building. This role the Scout has is almost redundant in Gears 5, it is a waste of a character and with it a waste of time. And no one like wasting time on a game. So, fix it, let the Scout have a permanent position in the game and be the only character to collect Energy, give the Scout the respect it deserves, let the player enjoy the role and be the Scout. I must end this topic on the Scout as something many have wondered… Why call it a Scout, because Tank would be the best name, because you are out there in the middle of it collect Energy right under the noses of the Enemy, a Scout is a lightly armed fast moving recon unit.
The Engineer, another role that needs a permanent slot in the game, and another character so important in the game, it needs no introduction, yet again, disrespected. Fair enough, in Gears 5 it is an improvement, yet still others can build from the Fabricator. Speaking of which, the Fabricator should be positioned by the Engineer, after all he or she is the one building from it, or at least should be. The Engineer should be the only one building Fortifications and Sentries (and what happened to the bloody Turret), as well as repairing. Jack is acceptable for repairing, and more than likely the only one to build the Forge, after all, it is his job.
One important fact about Gears 5 Horde is the Energy distribution, it is completely dumb, each class except the Engineer uses Energy to upgrade their own abilities. This is wrong, a waste of Energy and worse, causes players to be selfish, there is enough toxicity in games as it is, making players horde Energy for their own reason in a team based game is just taking the piss.
In short, Scouts and Engineers are disrespected, should have their own permanent slot in the game and each specialise in their own field, such as Scout collects and dumps Energy, Engineer builds and repairs.
The Energy distribution is flawed beyond idiocy and using Energy for upgrading player skills is just plain dumb.
Also, there should never be any more than one Scout or Engineer, the single character thing was a good idea, but to be honest, The Coalition did get that wrong, it should be, as above, just the one Scout and Engineer.
These are my own personal opinions, and I may have rattled on too much, but I am not the only one that believes in this.
To finish off with, I did not mention Jack, I am not a fan of Jack, but he has his uses, the fetch and carry part is extremely useful, but as in Gears of War 4 Horde, people just do not play their roles correctly. The same thing is evident is Gears 5 Horde. But that is The Coalitions fault, for not sticking to the class system as a whole, hence this post.
TLDR… Tough, read it, or do not. Just do not post your ridiculous comments if you have not read the posting. You might as well be a developer in The Coalition disrespecting the Scout and Engineer in the game.