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Gears 5's Campaign Is Inspired By Open World Games And RPGs

Gears 5 takes the series into some new directions, and studio head Rod Fergusson and narrative lead Bonnie Jean Mah spoke to us about the decisions behind them.

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SublimeStylee244d ago

I've always enjoyed Gears. I find what I've seen so far of gears 5 is pretty cool. Definitely keeping on eye on this one.

Sgt_Slaughter44d ago

The game comes out in a week and this is the first time I've heard this about the game, don't you think this should have been shown off and talked about at E3 instead of just Multiplayer and Terminator?

franwex44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

That’s strange, all you do is bash Microsoft for years yet click on all their articles and comment. How is it possible you just HEARD of this game?

I was under the impression that you knew more about the Microsoft line up than actual xbone fans since you bring it up so much.

Sgt_Slaughter44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

You are incorrect on multiple parts. First, I said "this is the first time I've heard this about the game" and not what you attempted to quote. If you're going to criticise me, at least read my comment correctly next time. Second, never have I claimed or even hinted at knowing more about the line up than other fans, that was your fault for making an assumption for simply no reason. Third, you exaggerated to try and make a point which is childish/silly.

I own an Xbox One S and a 360 S as well as an original Xbox. I've enjoyed Microsoft games in the past and the present including the Gears of Wars series, but the direction the company is going is concerning to me and I'm voicing said concern/criticism/opinions or pointing out the truth. If you don't like it, you can ignore me and move along with your day.

Spurg44d ago

'I've enjoyed Microsoft games in the past and the present including the Gears of Wars series, but the direction the company is going is concerning to me and I'm voicing said concern/criticism/opinions or pointing out the truth.'
What are you talking about?
You're not critising the game you are criticizing the way it's being shown.

The reveal order was like this:
Campaign trailer
Escape reveal
Multiplayer trailer+beta
Horde mode reveal
Campaign trailer 2

They started with the campaign and ended with campaign. And in gears fashion, there may be a trailer similar to the Mad world trailer.
Whats seems to be the issue? Just because they did not reveal a full gameplay demo, they are doing things wrong?
Uncharted 4 reveal the best cinematic sequence in the game which ruined that moment for me because I had already seen it. I don't want that for gears 5, it better if the players experience it themselves rather than a gameplay demo.

Sgt_Slaughter44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

I was addressing the person who replied and what they said, which is more broad than applying to only Gears of War 5 at that point with what you quoted.

As for the issue, I bet there's a bunch of people just finding out that this game has elements from "open world games and RPGs" and are suddenly confused where the franchise is going or how it will play, yet it's a week from release so there's only a few ways to find out if the concerns are warranted or erased (reviews, let's plays, streams, etc). That could affect early sales if people wait, which is a realistic opinion to have since it's already happened with previous games over the years. My opinion/point is not as simple as being reduced to a one sentence question, as well.

Atom66644d ago

@ Sgt Slaughter

I agree that they should have gone more into the campaign at E3. Part of me gets it, though. Anymore, as we learn more about a game, it gets dissected, misrepresented, and butchered by media and fans alike. I think companies in general are being too cautious anymore.

This made me laugh, though: "so there's only a few ways to find out if the concerns are warranted or erased (reviews, let's plays, streams, etc)."

So the only recourse for concerned players will be to take in hours upon hours of coverage? Sorry for not finding that to be much of a concern.

I personal don't question whether or not it'll be good. It's Gears. Everything looks solid. I'm hopeful that it is great though.

My guess is that someone thinks that holding back on the details will encourage GP subs and purchases just as much as flooding the outlets with preview details would. I see the logic in it.

Spurg44d ago

'As for the issue, I bet there's a bunch of people just finding out that this game has elements from "open world games and RPGs" '
Rod Fergusson has stated from the first time he revealed gears that it will be a bigger world. And that narrative has stuck ever since they announced it but not shown and being kept under wraps for the player to discover.

"and are suddenly confused where the franchise is going or how it will play,"
Its will have the same Gears gameplay and the franchise is heading in the same direction as Uncharted 4 and God of war did with their semi open-world design.

"yet it's a week from release so there's only a few ways to find out if the concerns are warranted or erased (reviews, let's plays, streams, etc). "
You're waiting for reviews??? You're waiting for a second opinion. These are fake concerns, my friend.

"That could affect early sales if people wait, which is a realistic opinion to have since it's already happened with previous games over the years."
The game has too much content to be something you put on your backlog. And Gears fan are hyped and anyone who just got gamepass will able to experience this game which will lead to more sales.

PrematuaProcrastin8a44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

You say this week is the first time you have heard of this game, then in your very next sentence admit they showed the game at E3? I guess, judging by your other comments, a marketing campaign that ticks all your boxes means a good game? 🤔

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jbull44d ago

Honestly Gears looks to be good value with the multiplayer modes available but what I don't understand is how they haven't shown off more of the campaign, they could have closed E3 with a gameplay demonstration fighting a Brumak/Berserker, that would be the real seller of the game just a snippet of a big setpiece battles that were likely going to see on release.

Sgt_Slaughter44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

I brought this up above your comment yet I got disagrees, I don't get some people on this site sometimes. The best way to sell a game and build hype is to show players a sneak peak at what they'll experience and tease what's around the corner. Not showing the campaign for over a year or talking about it until a WEEK before release is dumbfounding to me considering the main draw to Gears of War is the narrative and storylines in the Campaign and how it plays. It's almost like Microsoft cares more about the Multiplayer than the main story this time, which might explain "of War" being dropped so it's more marketable, but that's purely an assumption.

jbull44d ago

Thats what has me worried that they gimped out on the campaign and some fanboys on this site I will never understand you swear they owned shares in Microsoft or Sony.

SublimeStylee244d ago

They may possibly have something very special here and know it. This could be the game that re ignites my confidence in Xbox, I'm glad they haven't revealed too much, what I have seen looks pretty solid.

jbull44d ago

I know some games show too much and the story is ruined by too may trailers but not showing enough is worse as it could be critically acclaimed but nobody buys it and appreciates it, like its coming out very soon the hype should be kicking in but its not.

Summons7544d ago

That's not very reassuring. I want the regular linear story, why do we need to shove open worlds and try to make everything an rpg. Still going to play it since it's free with gamepass.

Spurg44d ago

That was Gear 4. Although a really good game, it was Gears as we knew it and the general critic of it was that it was just same old Gears.
The coalition should be allowed to do whatever they want with the campaign and this concept is welcomed.
Didn't Uncharted 4 and God of war have more open segments compared to their predecessors? Why should Gear 5 do the same?

GusBricker44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

it's gears, we know how it's gonna play. I'm glad they haven't shown much of the campaign, I want to experience it with as little spoilers as possible. Can't wait!

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