First of all, the Campaign is mind-blowing. Especially in terms of environments. But most people agree the Campaign is great so all I’ll say is 5/5.
I see tons of complaints about the multiplayer because it’s changed significantly. I’ve played through every Gears, thousands of hours across all the games in multiplayer. I just want the developers to know I absolutely love how it’s changed. I was so sick of wall-bouncing, and spam rolling through rifle fire, turning each long range fight into a roll-bouncy Gnash off. Exploiting those old mechanics may have taken ‘skill’ and lots of hours to learn, but it was not fun. The old salty Gears veterans are only salty because they got good at those ridiculous and un-fun mechanics that boxed out non-Gears players, and are upset they can’t exploit them to their advantage anymore. Now multiplayer is about moving and flanking as a team, and playing a good game of rock-paper-scissors with different weapons. It’s about strategy, positioning, and creative thinking for approaches, which is tons of fun, and accessible everyone.
Thank you, Gears team!! Ignore the hate, This new direction is so good!!!