Listen, I’m not new to criticizing games, I’ve done my fair share of it throughout the years, especially with Gears, but some of the stuff I’ve been seeing with this game is really just getting out of hand.
I mean, seriously, do you guy WANT Gears 5 to fail? Do you NOT want a new Gears game to play? Like seriously, what exactly is it that you want. Because let me tell you this, if Gears 5 all of a sudden disappeared, the same people whining about the game would be whining that there is no new Gears and they’d do anything to get it back.
I’m not saying the game doesn’t have issues. Obviously it DOES. It has quite a few. The store items are overpriced, Tour of Duty needs better rewards, the game was a little light on launch content in terms of characters and maps, auto aiming is aggressive, and flashbangs were a problem. But all of this WILL be addressed or improved on with time. Why you guys are acting like this is not the case is just weird. TC is a lot of things, but they absolutely do not ignore their games. Gears 4 was supported all the way up to Gears 5. Literally. 3 years. You rarely see that these days, but that’s what they did. Whether you liked Gears 4 or not, you can’t deny that.
Gears is not Call of Duty. All you veterans should know that. We are not getting a new one for a long time. This is our new Gears for at least the next 2-3 years. So all of you saying you are done after playing Gears 5 for 10 minutes, or a week, or a month, y’all are not real fans to begin with. Give TC time to iron the game out. 1 month is nothing when you consider the legs this game will have. If you wanna leave after such a short amount of time, then you weren’t in it for the long haul to begin with. Gears 5 will improve, just like Gears 4 did. We are already got some pretty significant changes with the flashbangs/smokes, and there’s more to come in the next title update, and more to come after that.
We should be providing good feedback and enouraging TC to make good changes…not the crap I’m seeing. I’ve literally seen threats. Like, seriously? These are people too and I’m sure they love Gears just as much as us if not more. It’s amazing to me that TC even puts up with it and are as responsive as they are on social media.
Now with all that being said. Yes, we are the consumers, and yes we deserve to have a good experience because we paid our hard earned money. But let’s not act foolish and act like we have some sort of broken/unsupported game. There are plenty of examples like that, Gears 5 is not one of them. It has issues, but there’s plenty that DOES work fine, plenty to praise, and plenty of modes to play and enjoy. I’ve seen some hilarious comments like “worst Gears ever”, “worse than Judgement”…seriously?! LOL. Give me a break. Gears 5 is the best looking and best playing Gears AT ITS CORE, fundamentally speaking. Once these issues get ironed out, it will be one of the best overall Gears IMO. No Gears was perfect at launch, they all had their share of issues that got ironed out with time. There’s plenty of positives with this new Gears if you want to see it, but of course if all you want to see are negatives, that’s all you’ll ever see.
Listen I’m not trying to call anyone out, all I’m saying is…I love Gears. I want this to be the best Gears, and I wanna keep playing Gears. Gears 5 is a major leap for the franchise in many ways, it’s not a carbon copy yearly game as we see with other franchises. There are new modes, new mechanics, new maps, a new progression system, new store, etc. Give it some time to settle in. The mid October title update will add some much needed new content and fixes. Believe me, I agree TC came out light, but it will beef up in time. Not to mention the content is free.
Anyway, I’m sure I’ll get hate and ridicule for this post since being negative is all the rage these days, but I truly believe that if we come together as a community and give TC a chance, they will make this the best Gears to date. They are not perfect, but they are passionate. I have yet to see anything from them that tells me otherwise, dating back to Gears 4.
Hope you all got something out of this post, and I hope you gave a good night.