I don’t feel comfortable saying this, but damn guys. I played Gears 5 last night with some friends. The first time since November when I rode solo. Gears versus has improved. Movement is faster closer to what 4 was but still off. Ranking works up to silver 1 at least I was able to rank up after my matches when I performed. I was an oynx 1-2 in Gears 4 I should be able to break gold in Gears 5 if I were to play more games. I only play KOTH for what its worth. The few games I played match making was ok at best. The weapons tuning is something that takes time for me to get used to so I’ll hold my breath on that, Changing the button layout for Chainsaw, executions from what Gears 4 was a monster mistake as I was killed multiple times because of it. Six round gnasher, whoever came up with that needs to be fired. Got me killed so many times. I was caught reloading in situations were if I had an 8 round magazine I would not have been reloading. 8 rounds for the gnasher has been a thing since gears 1 that shouldn’t have changed.
But what really has me irritated right now is the Blatant sabotage that’s happening in Gears 4. Every game is extra laggy. I was just in a game where I had the lowest ping of the lobby but I was the one teleporting around. I had to quit or lose my temper entirely. I get it Gears 5 is supposed to be your flagship game right now. I just don’t want to play it. I played last night with two friends of mine. I have the best internet my internet company provides and the lowest ping I could get was 40. we played a game against a guy who was pinging around 15-20. he was teleporting on all three us. Frame skipping to be more accurate. I don’t want to play against that.
For all of Gears 4 faults, by the end of its life cycle it at least had comfortable tuning in my opinion. But the constant battling people with who has ping rates that are double mine, and just like my last game i’m teleporting all over the place constantly having massive packet loss, that’s enough dude.
I grew up playing PlayStation. that’s the only gaming console my parents bought. When I moved out on my own, I Bought an Xbox 360 just so I could plays Gears of War. By that time Gears of war 2 had dropped. I played Gears of war 1 campaign but my foray into Gears of war was Gears 2 versus when lag switching was a big time thing and I didn’t know that’s what was happening I just thought this sucks so I stuck with horde mostly. You guys have destroyed a Franchise I have loved for more than a decade.
It really pains me to say this because building games is your job and how you provide for your families, but I hope if there is a Gears 6, Microsoft goes with another company.