Honestly i wasnt expecting 5’s versus to be on the same level of gears 3 of course, 4 was already arcade-y and casualied especially in core, but i wasnt prepared to be this disappointed.
This game has no skill gap at all, its bland, its boring, its empty, its like a jump in and jump out after 5 minutes when you get bored type of game.
As a diamond player i have as much of a hard time killing people who have never touched gears as they have a hard time killing me.
The movement is dumbed down, it feels slow, clunky and delayed. I play on max sensitivity with barely any deadzones and it still feels like im not moving at all when i turn its so unresponsive. You cant outplay people, you cant have your own style of movement, you cant play around with new players dodging their shots as they struggle killing you because you get gibbed from 5 meters while your character is barely moving. The long and exciting gnasher fights are gone, they are all over in mere seconds and you have no chance to win 1v3 fights simply by outplaying your opponents, you cant have glorious gnasher clutches destroying a whole team just by outplaying them. Its just all about rush and die with the gnasher or just sit with a lancer or power weapon in a corner.
The auto aim is just atrocious, and you cant even turn it off. It slows down your reticle movement, sticks to your targets and ■■■■■ with your muscle memory. I had the most fun using the longshot and boltok in previous games, now i rather not even pick them up, especially the boltok which feels like a nerf gun both in terms of accuracy and damage.
The eliminations are a joke, kills have no meaning anymore, you can just shoot a snub bullet into your enemy and you get an elimination. You cant follow your k/d mid game, but honestly you dont even have to because kills really dont mean anything at this point, people just steal all your downs anyway since that way you both get an elimination to boost your stats.
Versus really feels like an empty husk of what gears used to be, its more like a gears themed shooter than a gears of war game. Most people at this forum individually have more idea about what makes gears what it is than the whole studio responsible for this game.
BUT after all, the inverse omen was a bright idea, its disgusting, pointless and distracting, so it fits the game perfectly.