Everyone expected Gears of War 5 at E3 2018. Nobody expected Gears Pop and Gears Tactics. This is how Microsoft hopes to turn the series into its next mega-franchise.
I have high hopes for this game. I want drive that sledge thingy
Yeah the E3 presentation they showed had me intrigued
This is not my GoW... This is more like Gears of Drama with a mediocre gameplay. To me, the real Gears of war ended with GoW2.
Gears 4 had a short forgettable story. I hope Gears 5 expands on it and makes us care this time.
Yeah I am currently at act 4 and even though I love linear games more than open world game, the level design in this game is way too linear. It's like you chase the snatcher and then horde of enemy's come and over and over again. It kind of feel like the old Uncharted games where swarm of enemies approach you to slow down your progression. (That's why I liked the slow and sensible progression in U4)The character development is not occurring at all so that is another minus. At least old Uncharted games had great story and fantastic character development. They really should address this in their next installment.
Yep and right when the story seems to be picking up the game abruptly ends.
Linear is Linear there is no(it's way to linear), that's just daft to say because your either following the routes set out for you or it becomes a free to roam where you want. Gears of war has always been linear mostly and I say mostly because now and again you can choose different paths to go at times. However though there is enough of the map while fighting,for it to feel like it's not a linear experience as i never really felt like it was while playing.
Hehe, why did you expect anything related to Gears at this year's E3? I sure as hell didn't expect three Gears games!
Because they needed to combat the idea they didn't have First Party in the pipeline so I fully expected the return of Halo, Gears, & Forza. Which missed the point of taking risks and needing new IPs, as did half their acquisitions as they bought devs almost exclusively working for them already who will likely keep making the same games, but I digress. Point is, I'd have been more shocked to NOT see all three on that stage.
More like a surprisingly big check from Microsoft. And im not saying other publishers don't do this either.
Yup. What was surprising about a new Halo, Gears and Forza game being announced at E3?
Seems like the Coalition is focusing on the story this time around. Which I already okay with a more single player focus. I still love Gears MP but I've always felt it could be a better Single player experience than MP if done correctly.
surprising gears of war reveal? funny
"Nobody expected Gears Pop and Gears Tactics", nobody wanted them either.
I' ll give you that...
If Gears pop is kind of like the lego games, then maybe it'll be alright. Gears that doesn't take itself too seriously can't really be a bad thing. I don't think that it'll help make it into a mega-franchise like MS is hoping though.
"surprising Gears of War 5 reveal"... 😂😂😂
I wonder if the author was surprised by the Forza reveal as well 🤷🏻♂️.
I like how everyone thought they were being edgy by having a female protagonist but then every game ended up having a female protagonist lol.
Everything is edgy and progressive until everyone is doing it. Then all you get is hipsters trying to stake their claim on fandom and being ahead of the curve because they knew about all that stuff first before it became so trend. Then no one actually cares anymore, except those so wrapped up in themselves that they have to keep making a fuss about it. Such is the cycle of life.
Right but it wasn’t a trend when they started making these games years ago. So many games lol. And I can see them all in the drawing room trying to figure out how they will represent women and fight systemic oppression. Only to have their impact softened by a slew of devs thinking the exact same way. The “women representation crisis” can be put to rest with one E3 thanks to the entire industry thinking they were being “bold and risky” lol. I couldn’t care less as long as they are good characters. It’s just interesting to see how a bubble of stupid can influence an industry so easily and quickly. Not even through the power of consumerism or demand but just plain old activism. Twitter activism at that, the lowest on the totem.
“Surprising” ? Not really.
People behaving like ANY Gears game had a good story. All the stories were shit and boring.
But the campaigns have always been epic. It's like the Mad Max of video games.
They were fun, but not because of the story. They were great linear games.
Wow PC is the lead platform? Didn’t see that coming
I’ve always wanted to have a gears game with more lifelike characters... damn these puppets have to go. I am amazed they haven’t put in subsurface scattering for the skins to this day, the cloth physics is just absent but it is understandable due to armour and stuff... but then again hair FX are also crap, can’t stand that girl’s plastic stucky hair... I mean in the days of Kratos’ beard reacting to wind physics... hahaha or Nathan’s chest hair simulation or even Lara’s TressFX... Gears series’ characters are pretty much a step backwards... even in the new game it seems :O
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