*Even though order of importance isn’t being used, I’ll start off with the most important:
Make Gears 5 less online dependent
- Gears 4 heavily relies on internet connection. The most obvious being that Horde mode requires a user to be online (although I think a Silver Membership is ok). However, there’s more. You can’t even fully acces the customization menu. You can only change your character and starting weapon skins in the pre-game LAN Lobby. You can’t even UNLOCK characters offline. Achievements aren’t properly tracked in the War Journal. Any achievement requiring multiple weapons, maps, collectibles, etc. require you to remember what you completed so far. Play to earn rewards also rely on internet connectivity (obviously). That’s about it for this point.
Improve the gore in Gears 5
- Basically, make it like Gears 3’s gore (with better textures, obviously), but keep the animations you improved upon in Gears 4.5
Prioritize old dialogue for legacy characters, while treating new dialogue as additions
- Self explanitory, but to add to this point, characters should not share very specific dialogue with one another (Marcus and Oscar saying “Time to tear s**t up!” or Gary Carmine and the generic Gears saying “Pop goes the freakshow!” Marcus should have the first line, and Gary should have the second). I’d also like to see further improvements on the Carmines (assuming they make it in). I like the changes now, but Anthony shouldn’t have quotes from Ben, like when he jams (“Come on! Not now!”), or when he lands a headshot (“Oh yeah! He’s toast!”)
Our cards should carry over to Gears 5
- At the very least, our characters should transfer over.
We should be able to craft any event characters and skins we unlock
- Any character we get from a special Gear Pack (assuming Gear Packs return) or some other event should be craftable if we unlock them.
Make Horde skills more consumer friendly
- Let us unlock these skills, with the option to unlock them another way (kinda like Doom 2016).
- Other people can explain this much better than I can, so I’ll just leave it at this.
That’s about all I can think of.