Forgive the realistic view on this and being an angry grampa, but Gears Multiplayer has lost its entertaining aspect of the game. Apparently the whole idea nowadays is that if you don’t use a Gnasher Shotgun when playing Multiplayer, your the worst person in the world for doing so.
Like, what the heck happened, back in Gears 3s prime everyone used all different weapons, executions and all the fun stuff which made Gears Multiplayer so fun. Now you might aswell just call it Gnashers of War: Multiplayer Edition and it’s honestly more of an insult than anything.
I miss this game, it was fun, wacky and cool, now it’s about as interesting as broken record. An entire generation of entertainment now truly lost. Man I miss the old days.
Anyway, I think the obvious reason that you feel there was more “variety” in Gears 3 is that there was 3 different Rifles and 2 different shotguns available as a loudout as opposed to every weapon being a pickup, save for the Lancer and Gnasher. It was simply less effort as opposed to having to travel/fight for the weapons.
As for executions I’d go with the fact they were more convenient back then, being on the Y button alongside the Curb Stomp. This is a feature I requested numerous times to return in Gears 5 via proper “function” mapping. It obviously didn’t happen and is missed. The Curb Stomp not having it’s own button is a disgrace and insult to the series.
Having the executions be on the same button as melee just entices people to quickly finish their kills with a melee attack, not usually having the time to hold in the button during the heat of battle.
All of these comments come from a massive fan of Gears of War 3.
Its because the Gnasher is the main weapon in Gears. Like the Battle Rifle is the main weapon in Halo. Just wouldnt feel right if those guns weren’t the focal point. Its always been like this though. The Gnasher has always been THE gun in Gears. Second to the Longshot.
People used different guns in Gears 3 because the guns you started with could be chosen and the rifles were extremely effective in Gears 3 because of the stopping power. You get hit by a Lancer, Retro. HB and you’re done because you completely stop moving. Then the Sawed-Off. You just get killed cheaply by this thing from a player that most likely isn’t good. So it just feels bad to get killed by that thing. I ran into so many Savage Kantus/Classic Bairds using Retro/Sawed off combo back in the day.
All that being said, I loved Gears 3 versus. Every second of it.
Gears is definitely different now than to how I remembered it, every match I ever played in the old days everyone use all different weapons and we did executions as finishers, it’s was a common thing, its what got me hooked on it so much and you only used your gnasher on occasion. (Not to mention there’s an execution for that weapon aswell.)
To bounce off walls like sonic and shoot each other with shotguns, honestly how can you enjoy that and not the rest of the games weapons and features. Sure it’s time consuming but you taking the fun part of the game away and to me I don’t think that something I would find enjoyable by having to be forced into something like that.
It’s legitimately the dumbest thing iv ever heard and and the sadist thing in the world. Never felt so heartbroken.