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Gears 5 Review Thread

Trup1aya

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Oct 25, 2017
5,938
Been paying koth for a few hours ago and this too me no longer feels like a gears game. I'm really disappointed. The game is too fast and doesn't have the feeling of heft and weight of previous titles which is what made gears, gears. I'm hoping something clicks soon but this is the first entry I'm really not enjoying. The shotgun is ridiculous as well. Hype completely deflated. Hopefully horde and the new mode escape are good as if they are it could be the first entry where I no longer player pvp
What do you mean the game is tI o fast? Is it characters movement speed? Is the time-to-kill to short?
 

Pryme

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Aug 23, 2018
2,310
Feels like a 7.5 for me from what I've played so far. Fun but junky and familiar. Nothing particularly innovative or memorable but a fun blockbuster thrillride while you're playing it.
If all reviews penalized games for having very familiar mechanics, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros Ultimate - both MC 90+ games - would have been on 70% MC at best.

I’ve said it before. Shooters seem to get dinged way too much.
 

greektony

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Oct 27, 2017
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What do you mean the game is tI o fast? Is it characters movement speed? Is the time-to-kill to short?
Movement speed is a lot faster than prior entries and the time to kill is super quick. Also the amount of times i have been killed and killed people by spawning behind the other team seems a lot more prevalent than before.

Haven't tried Horde yet, but the new mode 'Escape' seems pretty good and the addition of the ability to make maps for this mode is pretty sweet. I can see myself having some fun with this just maybe not so much in pvp as in ALL prior entries in the series.

Or it could just be that I'm getting old lol
 

Alpende

Member
Oct 26, 2017
827
Great scores. Played almost all the Gears games on 360, one of the few franchises I miss playing.
 

Trup1aya

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Oct 25, 2017
5,938
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Movement speed is a lot faster than prior entries and the time to kill is super quick. Also the amount of times i have been killed and killed people by spawning behind the other team seems a lot more prevalent than before.

Haven't tried Horde yet, but the new mode 'Escape' seems pretty good and the addition of the ability to make maps for this mode is pretty sweet. I can see myself having some fun with this just maybe not so much in pvp as in ALL prior entries in the series.

Or it could just be that I'm getting old lol
I noticed from videos that move speed seemed to be a bit faster than I'm used to. And the lancer seemed to have a faster TTK (due to headshots maybe?)
 

Kasey

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Nov 1, 2017
4,985
Boise
I noticed from videos that move speed seemed to be a bit faster than I'm used to. And the lancer seemed to have a faster TTK (due to headshots maybe?)
It’s definitely higher damage than 4 currently.

We’re gonna see some balance changes in the near future I think. Core PvP community will always be loud when rifles are too powerful.
 

Dantero

Member
Jan 23, 2018
526
I've been keeping my eye on Metacritic, doesn't look like it's adding these new reviews in.



Where do you see the 8 btw? I can't find the score on the page.
I think they update it from time to time im not sure. Im pretty sure it counting towards MC (not yet) because the review is from app trigger. They have an account at MC and they reviewed the new monster hunter dlc and that’s is already listed on that page. I think it will be added today.

Can’t find the 8 either.
 
May 17, 2018
991
If all reviews penalized games for having very familiar mechanics, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros Ultimate - both MC 90+ games - would have been on 70% MC at best.

I’ve said it before. Shooters seem to get dinged way too much.
IMO, other games and genres get too much leeway for staying the same.

I really like what I've played of G5 so far, but, it does feel like more of the same. Maybe MK8 and Ultimate should have received lower scores if it they were incremental updates like this one.
 

Trup1aya

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Oct 25, 2017
5,938
It’s definitely higher damage than 4 currently.

We’re gonna see some balance changes in the near future I think. Core PvP community will always be loud when rifles are too powerful.
I'm hearing that the headshot damage boost is only in Arcade and campaign... That should keep core happy right?
 

shaneo632

Member
Oct 29, 2017
12,514
Essex, UK
If all reviews penalized games for having very familiar mechanics, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros Ultimate - both MC 90+ games - would have been on 70% MC at best.

I’ve said it before. Shooters seem to get dinged way too much.
I don't really disagree that the review system is hyper-inflated, but for me to give a game 8+ it needs to be great. I'm not really seeing anything Gears 5 is doing great. A fun game (7.5 is "very good" in my book), but not something that "sticks to the ribs", as they say.
 

DixieDean82

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,322
Back on the board that shall not be mentioned, I use to ask people that made posts likes to join my party.

I don't waste my time anymore, but 9 times out of 10 they wouldn't/couldn't show up. LOL

I think you're actually playing the game though, so it's not a shot saying you aren't.
Of course, I'm playing the game! Would have to be a special type of weirdo to make that up. My gamertag is the same as my name here.

I'm at the end of Act 1, and the new gimmick is point with x and tell your robot to get stuff? That shit might have gone down better in 2008 or something. It's 2019 and I'm looking for a little more. Hopefully, things get better.
 

storaføtter

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Oct 26, 2017
634
Im mostly curious about the three player co op. If it works or feels more of an afterthought. Uncertain if should play on PC or the X.
 
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InRainbows

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Oct 28, 2017
2,839
still not giving xp from the seldom matches I get into.

Tells me to search for code “endeavor” to find out why the last match didn’t happen. Man this game is a mess.
 

Droyd

Member
Mar 1, 2018
584
I’m confused how it’s gone down to 85 when it now has more positive reviews 39 - 3 (from 37-3). Maybe a 7.5 tipped the scale or something
 

Nax

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Oct 10, 2018
1,513
TGA is just one award. There are basically 300 more awards available.
I know. I don't really put much stock in other awards at this point. If you really trust one publication, that's cool. But TGA is a panel of judges across the industry. I don't go by sheer number of awards. Since any tiny blog gets counted now-a-days. In that sense, I'm sure almost every game wins a GOTY awards from someone.