Gears 5 Will Be Game of the Year - Gears 5 is Microsoft's big first-party title this year, and it doesn't look like it will disappoint.
Lol I doubt it. This franchise hasn't really been in that discussion since the first entry and I'm not seeing a lot that will make this one any different.
You must have miss out on gears 2's which had one of the most copied ideas last gen...horde mode.
Gears hasn't been relevant for almost a decade.
'Gears hasn't been relevant for almost a decade.' Yet it has a horde of fans for Campaign, Horde and Multiplayer. Ms always made sure there are tournaments for those fans. MS always shows appreciation to their fans in trailers. Does Sony host tournaments for Sony FP games like Uncharted and Killzone?
That was three "Gears" ago dude... "Yet it has a horde of fans for Campaign, Horde and Multiplayer." So, its going to sell as well as the last game, but not any better. Likely if not certainly not going to sell enough, pick up a massive amount of new fans, to be considered game of the year.
That isn't what I was talking about. Gears 2 really didn't win any GOTY awards and neither did Gears 3. This article is about GOTY and that is what my comment was in reference too. Not about what other games might've copied something they did.
Ummmm horde mode was nothing new. That just copied Invasion from Unreal Tournament. And I'm sure Invasion copied waves from some other game.
Damn the Coolaid...
since when was Gears GoTY material? not a single one in the franchise won it EVER and now suddenly with the change to a female lead no one knew or cared about before Gears4, it's GoTY material already?? LOL
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/... The name may have come from Gears 2 but the mechanics had been around for a while...
Most copied ideas, Horde Mode? Did you play Call of Duty or Uncharted 2?
Gears hasn't been relevant in discussion since Judgement
There would be no Uncharted or Last of Us without Gears. We should show our appreciation to this franchise more often.
The Last of Us has nothing to do with Gears and if Uncharted came from another series it was Tomb Raider.
Srhalo It's a well known fact that Uncharted took inspiration from Gears https://www.denofgeek.com/u... while Gears was itself inspired by RE4 and Killswitch.
And there would be no gears without kill switch and rogue troopers.. So whats ur point?
"One of the cool things about Uncharted 1 is, we had no f***ing idea what we were doing," former Naugty Dog developer Lucas Pope said in a new interview with Ars Technica. "Uncharted 1 was announced, and then Gears came out. And Gears invented the modern third-person shooter. Suddenly, Gears came out and showed them how to do it. So we changed everything, six months before release."
There wouldn’t be a veras without Killswitch. See I can do it to.
Not in STORY maybe a few gameplay elements like cover. But Uncharted, and Last Of Us is way more superior than Gears overall imho.
Wow! Well, they are a little different. Just a little, yeah...
Uh what? So you're telling me Uncharted just got thought up and released less than a year after the first Gears? That isn't how development works bud.
Actually Uncharted very much would still be a thing. It just wouldn't have been a cover shooter.
You know the 3D cover shooter goes back to N64 right? Gears did not invent it.
Imalwaysright Killswitch got it from Winback on N64.
The new Tomb Raider games are all UC inspired.. Uncharted drew inspiration from Indiana Jones and Old TR games .. Game mechanism was inspired from Gears.. Like the cover shooting etc.
Lol, you don't really believe that do you?
Oh snap coolaid overflow! Defcon 5!
LOL Gears was released in 2006 while uncharted was released a year later. so you're saying ND saw Gears and make it into Uncharted and release it all in just a year? WTF are you smoking?
There would be no Gears without Unreal or a little game called Kill.Switch, the whole cover mechanic was pulled from that game.... Im no SONY fanboy but give credit where credit is due. Uncharted borrowed from Tomb Raider and Kill.Switch too....imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
The cover mechanics were revolutionary other games had cover systems from the PS2 era which sort of worked but felt horrible. It's a good point the cover mechanics that gears introduced have become so ingrained in gaming I couldn't imagine life without them Either way I just picked up 3 months of gamepass time to smash out a campaign
So nobody remembers killswitch a ps exclusive. Don't know how you got so many up votes. A site full of youngsters
@setrip There’s no killswitch without Winback on the N64. I use to play Winback 64 all the time man. Game was tight
Actually KILLSWITCH is the game that inspired Richard Le Marchand(uncharted 1 game designer) Get your facts straight next time. 😂😂.
Are you being sarcastic? I can't tell. Tomb raider from PS1 is why we have uncharted you clown
I think you meant killswitch and not gears.
The funny thing is the amount of support Xbox gets without having to do the work of actually releasing a game like everyone else. Are we deciding based on trailers now?
I'm seeing plenty to think it has a good chance of being nominated. From last year's reveal to the stuff from yesterday, it all looks very solid. Remember, Gears 2 and 3 were in the discussion for many of the awards for graphics, story (yes the dude-bro shooter had a good story), and MP. I think it's a safe bet that 5 will likely grab some awards. Going up against GTAIV, MGS4, and then Skyrim was tough for 2 and 3 (great for gamers though). As for GOTY? Maybe... It's safe to assume that we know who is getting the VGA award, but for the remaining outlets, the best chance it has is a lack of competition this year. I could see the nominees coming down to Sekiro, DMC, RE2, Gears, COD, and Death Stranding. If we're being honest, any or all of those last 3 games have a chance to under deliver. We'll have to see how and if these fall heavy-hitters come together. It's shaping up to be another 2014 in my mind, butI think it's clearly Death Stranding's to lose. Regardless, I suspect award time this year will be a fanboy-fueled nightmare.
Thank you the first intelligent response.
No one has ever said that a game will be GOTY before even playing it. I think we are already living in a fanboy-fueled nightmare right now.
@Eonjay: a lot of people have been saying that about Death Standing this week. Agree with living in fanboy land of some sort.
Looks fine i guess.. And what's ironic is it seems to have a lot of interactive qte type moments like uncharted which until now were disliked by MS fans and were said to be more like movies than game.. Now will be praised like hell..
Articles like this.. Pvp/co-op is average at best per a lest gen feel.. And where is the campaign? Pre-orders, check Deluxe editions, check Special edition merchandise, check. No sign of the campaign.. cool Got written all over it.
Apparently you missed the gamescom trailers
@DaDrunkenjester The trailer with maybe 15 seconds of gameplay? Maybe. I saw it.
well now. I guess we can not take vgclturehq as reputable when they do their awards this year. Saying it's a contender is one thing, claiming victory before most of the contenders have even released for the year is quite another.
That's a lot of downvotes equally lots of upvotes but I'm impressed at the numbers of people reading comments on this article
guess ms opened there cheque book again
You spelled second entry wrong.
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CoD will beat this game by miles IMO.
I'm Primed and ready for some 2vs2 this weekend for sure in MW BRING IT. Have not been excited for a COD game this much since well...MW3
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Gear 5 -Campaign, Solo or 3 player co op. -Horde 4.0 with 5 player co op -Escape with 5 player Co op and map editor -Multiplayer with an array of gamemodes -Multiplayer Arcade mode. Give me a game that has this much content this gen.
The Witcher 3 along with it's expansions and free updates Next...
that game already won GOTY though.. :P
He didn’t say what was GOTY He said give me one game which offers that much content
The title of the article alone should make it clear that we're talking about 2019 games. Unless Gears 5 can somehow become GOTY for 2020 or 2017 somehow...
Okay since no one seems to get it The comment I was replying to “Give me a game that has this much content this gen” Not talking about what was a GOTY game Not talking about a recent game from this year Talking about a game that offers that much content Talking about “a game THIS gem” with no limit on what year it’s from except it being from this gen
Loved Witcher 3, but your comment would make more sense if you named a game that had a strong MP component to go with the campaign. The point is that Gears will have a SP campaign, coop, PVE, and PVP. Unfortunately, that is kind of rare this gen. The "next" thing is pretty cringe, too.
@Foxtrot "Okay since no one seems to get it" Everyone knows what you were replying too. You just seem to have ignored that it's a comment in a thread about Gears 5 being GOTY FOR 2019.
@TK He's responding to a comment on an article not on the article itself. It's not complicated. That's the beauty of replys we can have more focused or broad conversations outside of the frame of an article. The comment itself was more asking about "this gen" not "this year."
@Foxtrot - no, I totally got what you were saying. But the mere fact is the game you used that had "this much content" was also a game that went on to win GOTY. So you saying that the Witcher offers as much content strengthens the idea that Gears 5 could be a GOTY contender.
Literally choose any major title this gen and it already has as much content or more lol
How about we actually play the game, see if it is living up to its hype and then decide if it is game of the year? I really hate it when a game is a game of the year call before it is even released.
No its Xbox so we have to manufacture a win for them to be 'fair' to Microsoft's ego.
You know there is a saying "Quality over quantity"
To be fair, I have never viewed any part of Gears as quantity over quality. The graphics in past Gears are solid to leading edge, the multiplayer in Gears has always been strong, the campaign gameplay has always been strong and they like to mix it up. The only question whether this game will be better then others is around the story. Can they build a story that is both emotional and intensive enough to make this game stand out from the rest of this year's game pile. The trailer hints that they might be doing that. But, it is still well up in the air.
Borderlands 3 will have way more solid content. Sorry man
How about we actually play Borderlands 3, see if it is living up to its hype and then decide if it is a contender?