In short …
The Swarm is great! Thanks Coalition and writers.
Haters will hate. It shows a massive lack of creativity and world building on your part.
In long …
I wanted to articulate and share why the Swarm isn’t ■■■■ and why this kind of opinion shows a massive lack of creativity and world building. This is why you should think for yourself and not swear by all the rubbish by Gears streamers and “content creators”. … And if you want to pick the Swarm in VS, do it. Don’t let haters hold you back.
“Swarm, Locust, you’re all the same to me …”
While this is mostly true, to those that continue to moan and complain, it needs to be pointed out that repeating the same things again and again is terrible for any series. New Star Wars and Star Trek doesn’t work and will continue to not work because that’s all they do. They simply recycle content for the sake of the negative opinions that need nostalgia fixes.
Stories are the fantasy imitation of life. They should be creating new memories and experiences.
The Locust had generations to develop their army and resources as well as evolve artificially with science and technology. The Swarm is a grass roots, organic retro/prequel evolution of the Locust in a very short space of time. They don’t have science and technology. They are resourceful. They are the freak mutation out of control vs the Locust which was a civilization of it’s own with their own culture. The Swarm’s motivation, method and strategy is different to the Locust.
Why would you want the same thing and thus play the same game over and over?
Each sequel/story should be significantly different to the previous, thus creating new developments and expanding on world building - more so as these new sequels jump timelines. Trends, science and technology in this world is going to change as it does in real life.
It seems complainers want the same thing over and over but yet won’t play the thing they claim is so great. Go play it.
The other thing …
Robots is “un-gears like”.
Wakatu is “un-gears like”.
Are the giant creatures and the rift worm “un-gears like” also?
What do you expect Planet Sera to be populated with? What do you expect when travelling to all these locations in the story? Do you think you won’t encounter deadly predators and creatures?
Back to Deebee’s …
Did you play Gears 1?
There’s always been robots and Baird has always been developing new technologies. Just like in real life in 2021 we have Amazon, China, Darpa and Boston Dynamics that have developed sophisticated robots that will take over all your jobs. This will happen in your life time. So why is it dumb to add robots in Gears? The story jumped a generation ahead. It’s a natural progression where science and technology is going to develop in any world. What do you expect in a world that jumps into the future? How do you expect the COG to police the criminals and the outsiders?
What’s interesting about Robots is that the Swarm is able to naturally adapt and corrupt technology. How is that “un-gears like” ?
Credit to Shadowz who is usually very optimistic in his views of the series. It’s likely future Gears games will look into space and possibly prequels. Who remembers the “Kings and Wizards” reference by Del? What the hell is all that about. There’s a lot to this universe that can be more than just 1 thing.
Whether that can be tied to a story not to far removed from the core of Gears remains to be seen and if it will be implemented in a suitable way.