Following the departure of Rod Fergusson, XGS Head Matt Booty said Gears 5 is a 'world-class' game and the IP's fanbase continues to grow.
Good yes world class definitely not.
It's definitely one of the most polished and recognizable TPS on the market these days. I'd say that's a world class product.
Polished, yes. Recognizable, yes. No Content and anti consumer practices that put it far below the likes of Gears 3, yes.
Gears (and Halo) have been losing recognition since the 360 days.
Uhm yes world class. Is there a better 3rd person cover shooter that I should know about?
The best piece of poop is still a piece of poop.
Horizon and God of war and uncharted way better than gears Some people are too far up there arse these days
Showed up to see all the Sony fanboys come and trash this. We know they can't resist. I agree with you. World class, maybe not, but definitely a very, very good title. I enjoyed it a great deal.
Gears of War is a shell of what it used to be.
Ah yes. I knew I’d find 2pacalypsenow belittling on a positive Xbox article
If you had played the original at launch the 2nd and 3rd you would know. It’s like saying Halo is just as good as the original trilogy. Those games are classics.
Weird. Seem to remember the recent release doing incredibly well both critically, and in terms of sales.
94, 93, 91 compared to 84. Like I said it’s nothing compared to the original trilogy.
@2pacalypsenow 84? That's still a great score for a game. Come on.
I never said it wasn’t lol my comment was that compared to the original trilogy it’s a shell of what it was. I never said they were bad games lol
@2 "I never said it wasn’t lol my comment was that compared to the original trilogy it’s a shell of what it was" So, basically, you were talking out of your a**, and the second somebody pointed out the series is doing well, being reviewed well, you backpedal and try to claim you weren't making it out to be that the series has turned to crap with the last releases. Ooh. A whole ten points difference from the best reviewed game in a series that started almost 14 years ago. While we speak on a site that always claims that professional reviews no longer matter in the first place. Okay. You're not pushing disingenuous propaganda at all :^)
Nah, just you insecure people who cant accept the fact that Gears of War is not the same franchise it used to be, it's not "propaganda', it's a fact. Same can be said about Killzone, Quake, Halo, Mass Effect, Call Of Duty, Battlefield and hell even Resident Evil was there, but they bounced back.
Have yet to play this series
Really? It's almost entirely available on Xbox Game Pass. Check it out!
I feel Gears can match up with any serious IP out their! This site negative as hell! Gears continue to break barriers and the numbers speaks for it self! Can’t wait for 6!!! This series needs to continue like halo and forza!
Then ur not a gamer
So people are only gamers when they play games you approve of? Ok.
uhhh no. The gears series is very highly regarded. Very odd that he wouldn't have at least played one of the games.
What a ridiculous statement.
It’s fun. I re did the series in co op in preparation for Gears 5 and had a lot of fun. Except that I was burned out by the time 5 came around-lol.
It's a must play, one of the games of the generation.
Fantastic series, but it needs a spin off to avoid fatigue
It needs a long break.
It has a spin-off in the works, what it needs is a holiday - a gen long holiday.
@deep Because it's oldboy. Were they to actually do this, he'd just be saying how MS has been ignoring the franchise the whole generation.
Gears 4 was released way back in 2016. Gears 5 was in 2019. That is a whole 3 years apart. Let not act like this is a yearly series like CoD or something.
I think they should work on a new IP. Let people miss gears. Yes they are still good games but it's value kind of diminishes if they keep pumping them out so fast and so consistently.
1-3 were better, 5 is vetter than 4 but 1-3 are way better than both.
Gears plays and looks beautiful. From gameplay both sp and mp, graphics, to technical prowess 4K 60 fps. The game is fantastic. I call that World Class. Anyone debating feel free to dislike and provide a comment. I will address each in a manner that can lead to positive discussion.
"It can't be World Class because it isn't on PS4" -- pretty much sums up the opinions here.
It’s not world class compared to its predecessors and the grind/mtx practices in this title are horrid.
Maybe what you classify as world class is of mediocre in comparison to what's available elsewhere. It doesn't look good, pretty yes - but dull. Looks like it would get boring very quickly.
@Oldboy "Looks like it would get boring very quickly." Basically confirming you haven't played it there.
I assume when Booty says world class, he means "High profile AAA game with high production standards" which is what we in the community tend to most talk about. In that sense, I'd say he's right. I don't think there is any official meaning to the term with any kind of consensus among the community.
Lol. Yeah ok launching with all those glitches. Was only in npd the month it launched and have u seem the multiplayer numbers. Abysmal...But i expect him to say that. He cant say anything else
Nothing like patting yourself on the back. Pack of classless chumps, humility people - try some of that once in awhile.
No different than what devs say that work at Activsion, EA, Sony, Nintendo or Ubisoft about their games. I guess they're classless according to your always backwards logic. I'm not a big Gears fan but it moved lots and lots of 360's. The Ip is very substantial.
If Gears 5 is world class, then how come it was snubbed by nearly every major awards category? Those two don't line up with each other so I think they're exaggerating a bit too much here.
I really, really liked Gears 1. After that the series slowly declined for me.
Too bad MS doesnt produce as many games as they do tweets and soundbites.
Yeah their upcoming games like Halo Infinite, Gears Tactics, MS Flight Simulator, Age of Empire 4, Project Mara, Ori Will of The Wisp, Hellblade 2, Grounded, Everwild, and Bleeding Edge are just exist in our wild imagination.
I don't want to sound nasty, but Halo aside those are pretty "meh". You know what, I'd even throw Halo in there too to be honest. Microsoft need some new exclusive IPs, like when Titanfall came about, and Scalebound looked really impressive.
“ I don't want to sound nasty, but Halo aside those are pretty "meh"” Really? Not even Age of Empire 4, Ori, or even Hellblade 2? And how does this fit into his narrative that MS “ doesnt produce as many games as they do tweets and soundbites”? “ and Scalebound looked really impressive” Do you remember what the people on this site say about Scalebound when it was first revealed? I don’t think you have forgotten.
Game pass is good. Hence, why there are more players. If this was sold at 60 buckos..with no Game pass, where would Gears 5 be today? Exactly.
But their isnt more players. More people might have tried the game but seeing the multiplayer numbers its a joke. Thats why im not a fan of player numbers. I could try and play a game for 5min but i still count as a player
As always, no clear data provided in other to make a fair judgement. Just words without anything sustancial to back it up.
Gears has been sliding into the crapper with each new game. I abandoned the series after 4. A Gears game with out Marcus, Cole, and Baird just isn’t Gears. I hate the new characters.
Didn’t the game sell less than it’s predecessor? Not to mention the MP at launch was extremely broken.
It's xboxs only exclusive, of course it sells, they have nothing else but forza and halo
Uhh Xbox has no exclusive. All of their games are released on PC as well. If you’re gonna troll, at least check your fact or something.
That's what I said, they have no exclusives
Gears tactics is the first time I have been hyped about gears in a long time. Gears 1 is still my favorite.
Love me some Gears its world class.
I'm a Gears fan, but I think Gears 5 was the one I've liked the least out of all of them. The character development was horrible in this game overall. The situation around JD, without giving away any spoilers, was one of the dumbest things about this game, and it just didn't make any sense whatsoever, unless you understand the language of woke, and then it becomes clear that they decided to turn him into a 'token' character. The wokeness was indeed a bit too strong in this game, and I really haven't enjoyed playing any of the new multiplayer maps. Horde mode kind of sucks now too, and I just can't understand why they've limited what each character can build for defenses. For me, I actually liked Gears 4, and Gears 5 was definitely a step in the wrong direction. I beat the campaign, played some Horde mode, and played a bit of multi-player, and I don't feel the urge to go back. I have a feeling that the low multiplayer stats on Steam are indicative to how the wider community feels about this game. Who knows, maybe if Cliffy B does get to work on the next Gears game, perhaps they can bring the game back to Gears 1, 2 & 3 quality.
5 was the best campaign so far
It's okay, "world class" is a hell of a stretch, lol.
The multiplayer is being fumbled so badly.
The campaign of Gears 5 has been fun, but I might not renew my Ultimate Game Pass subscription on PC because it still only has a few games that I’m interested in.
Kait diaz>>>>>> >>>>>>markus any day of the week. The series should of had a female main character from the start.
Gears 5 is awful. Bring back Cliffy B!!
Lol, just no.
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