I’m going to go ahead and disagree with most of what you say. Not because it’s necessarily wrong… because wrong in this case is subjective and not objective. But there has to be a line.
Why does something need to be all on an extreme level, such as comparing Gears 5 to Mass Effect or Fallout 76 bad. Why do you have to hit a comparable extreme before you can say something is objectively bad or broken? You shouldn’t have to.
Also, why are you trying to set this standard? Do you not remember when games shipped whole and functioning? That did and does currently happen. Gears 5 is not a live service game. Just because they require an internet connection to do something as simple as playing the campaign, does not make this a live service game. No matter how hard they push the idea. It’s a run of the mill box TPS. Period. This standard of ship now, fix later is NOT ok. It should be a killshot to a developer. If a game launches DOA… well, you had your chance. On to the next. TC should be trying to set a standard. Rising above the competition. Striving to provide a game on launch day that they know is up to par with what should be launched. If you expect me to believe for 1 single second that TC didn’t know about MOST of the issues this game had before they flipped the servers on, I will call BS. They knew. But they launched anyway. Because people like you just keep giving them free passes.
This is their 3rd game. If they can’t get it right by now… why are you still allowing them to sell you garbage?
I don’t know about you, but if I made a mistake at work, my boss would probably correct it and walk away. The 2nd time, I would be written up. If I made the same mistake 3 times in a row, I’m hitting an unemployment line because I just got walked out.
Nobody wants Gears to fail. But whether we want it or not, it is. And it’s not our fault. It’s not because we complain. It’s not because we say nasty things. It’s not because we’re “toxic” or “entitled” or “crybabies”.
It’s because TC released the worst installment of this franchise, period. And that statement is backed up by comparing every other Gears game and every metric known to the video game community side by side. Gears 5 was probably the most expensive to make, and will have the absolute worst RoI.