Gears 5 has been a complete letdown. Everything in the MP is utterly broken. Let’s just ignore the fact that the “4 Days Early” launch was a complete failure. (How did you guys not foresee so many players taking advantage of the $1/$2 GPU promo??)
Why did you have to stray so far from Gears 4’s mp formula. It is overwhelmingly different in every aspect! Sure it had its flaws but it’s still miles better and more polished than 5. Gears 5 mp feels like a kid’s virtual toy game with horrible game mechanics.
First off, the connection. Pings are all over the place. Shots don’t register, opponents eat multiple point blanks, 83%-98% damage, lag, me dying to gnashes when in killcam I clearly see the shot missed me, etc…
Second, the weapon tuning. Lancer is definitely overpowered. Where is the stopping power? How is the mulcher useless? Flash grenades should be a pickup and then maybe make it last 1 second longer. Make the smokes have stunning power again. How can the salvo kill through complete cover (other side of wall)? The overkill is overpowered. Why did you ruin the gnasher by reducing its shot count? Why is the markza a 3-hit kill? How can the club kill 20 feet away while behind cover? Why does the shock grenade inflict damage?
Third, the movement and mechanics. Why does the Up-A only work 25% of the time? Most of the time, my shot never comes out. Why does it take longer to start running against the wall while in cover? Why does it take longer to regain control after rolling? Why does my character not stay in cover after aiming while in cover? It decides to just stay standing. Why can’t I interrupt a chainsaw revv? I shoot them but they still walk toward me…
Fourth, the maps and spawns. This has to be the worst batch of maps I’ve ever seen in any gears game. They totally imbalanced. They only tolerable maps are asylum Vasgar, and training grounds. And why did we only get 7? Didn’t Gears 4 launch with more? And why are most starting spawn points completely open? It’s really easy to trap the opponents. Exhibit is a disaster. It’s just so painful to play when the enemy has hill and spawn literally NEXT to it!
Finally, the micro transactions. It’s just ridiculous to expect your player base to grind for MONTHS playing game types and in styles they’d rather not, in order to receive lame skins and banners and a MEAGER 550 Iron. It’s like you just desperately want us to give in and buy some iron. Why are we not rewarded with any iron or scrap when completing or winning matches? WHY?! We get nothing except MAYBE some ToD stars and XP.
Honestly, this game has been a complete and utter disappointment. Please, FIX IT…I’m certainly going to be picking up CoD MW in October and if this game stays as atrocious as it is, I will most likely not be returning…Pains me to say it since I’ve played every gears game religiously.