I’m currently working on a project, and I can’t disclose much but I’d like everyone who sees this, in either a paragraph or a simple sentence, tell me—or better yet, tell the community why You love Gears.
Whether it’s because you like the gameplay or you have some deeper emotional connection to the franchise. Just tell me, or tell us, why.
In a couple months when I’m done with this project, I’ll let you know why I’m asking, but know that I’ll be using whatever quotes you put in this thread in said project.
Also we just passed Gearsmas, and are entering 2021. This goes beyond my Project, But I am genuinely curious about this, if I haven’t heard before, I’d like to know why you like, dare I say love, Gears.
I’ll go First;
Shortly: I love Gears because it kept me tied to my father at a developing time in my life, and has given me a glimmer of hope in 2020–which has been an immeasurably hard year for me, nearly taking myself with it in the end.
(This may be too real for a Forum page about muscle men with Chainsaw guns, but I’ll blur it out for those who don’t care to read on).
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You may not know this, but I just turned 18 years old this year. I was 6-7 years old when I started playing Gears. That may seem early but I think it demonstrates the role games have had on my life, Gears in particular. My first game was Gears 2, which my dad bought because he played through Gears 1 with a friend. He wanted to continue the story and offered me to play as Dom in Co-Op. Because I was a literal child I kept playing the game much more often while he’d work and whatnot, and eventually we’d go on to play Gears 1-J together, 3 being the first time I was excited for a game to come out. Around Gears 4’s release was a point in my life (I was about 14/15) when my Dad stopped laying Gears, or games in general with me, and I was isolated in a sense other than the fact that one of my closest friends–practically a brother to me picked up the series from my years of playing Gears 3 between 2011 and 2016. Later on my relationship to Gears would influence my actual relationship in real life, a girlfriend I had in highschool, the both of us wore a pair of COG Tags I had been gifted, each of us wearing one of the tags, hers which had a small ball bearing attached to it, much like Dom’s in Gears 3–which was mainly sentimental to me, but she understood it. That ended in 2020 though. I wanted to kill myself in June of this year, because I was a dumb, 17 year-old kid who had been crushed by the stress of school and pain of a 2-year four-month relationship coming to a close. My days in between my graduation and getting my first job earlier this year in August were spent with Gears. Gears 5 most recently—because Gears is something I’ve always had. I’m not that old compared to a lot of us, or you on here, but it’s been a thing in my life unlike any other media or franchise. Like 90’s kids who grew up with Darth Maul or the older crowd that loved Boba Fett and Batman, or Spiderman more recently. Gears–was that to me. Baird, Marcus, and crew were always my favorite characters and the attachment I have to this series has quite literally touched me to the heart among the deepest relationships in my life. I’ve loved Gears for a long time, and if I didn’t love it as I do, I wouldn’t be so angry about the direction Gears 5 has taken. My anger is seeded by the care that I burden myself with. I love Gears… these Forums truly are a place I spend way too much of my time with, I wrote a lot of stories inspired by, one even set with Gears in mind. The effect Gears has had on me is immeasurable. And that’s why I love it so god damn much.
Damn well that was a lot, but I truly do love Gears unlike anything else.
Thank you all for any and all submissions you make to this thread. Merry Gearsmas and a Happy New Year to all of you crazy Gearheads. I love this series. And I love all of you.
This has been added in post-release so only newcomers or re-visits may find this, but I’ve whipped up a tease of what I plan to be working on for the next couple weeks or so.
Teaser for Y'all